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South Shetland Islands Trips & Tours

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Antarctic Peninsula - 'Basecamp Plancius' tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 97 Reviews
11 Days
$ 755 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 8,300

Highlights

  • Visit picturesque city Ushuaia    
  • Enjoy amazing Cuverville Island
  • Visit majestic Port Lockroy
  • View beautiful Melchior Islands
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Antarctic Express Air-Cruise tour

Nature & Wildlife, Sailing, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 97 Reviews
6 Days
$ 933 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, South Shetland Islands
From
$ 5,595

Highlights

  • Experience sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island
  • Opportunity to sail South Shetland Islands , while enjoying the company of sea birds
  • Explore King George Island
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Classic Antarctica - Expedition tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise, Relaxing Retreats

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
11 Days
$ 528 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
From
$ 5,650

Highlights

  • Join this classic expedition voyage - exploring the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Superb wildlife viewing opportunities - on land and at sea
  • Enjoy the freedom of Antarctica - enjoy the vast, ice-sculpted, Antarctic wilderness
  • Join expert naturalist guides - learn about the wildlife and history of the region
  • Astonishing wildlife - see whales, sea birds and abundance of penguins
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Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 97 Reviews
10 Days
$ 1,600 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego National Park
From
$ 15,995

Highlights

  • Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs
  • Chances to witness penguins, seals and whales
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • If weather permits, vist the sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia tour

Nature & Wildlife

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
19 Days
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Argentina, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands
From
$ 3,025

Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating history of the Falkland Islands
  • Explore South Georgia, with its remarkable history and spectacular wildlife
  • Visit the stunning Antarctic Peninsula
  • Incredible wildlife viewing including seabirds, penguins, seals and whales
  • Travel on a small expedition vessel
  • Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
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Antarctica Classic in Depth tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions, Small Ship Cruise

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 385 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 4,999

Highlights

  • Spend six full days exploring the antarctic peninsula and south shetland islands
  • Conquer the notorious drake passage
  • Learn from polar experts about the wonders of the antarctic region
  • Come face-to-face with amazing polar wildlife
  • Marvel at immense icebergs
  • Spend time on deck watching soaring albatross
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions, Small Ship Cruise

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
22 Days
$ 455 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 9,999

Highlights

  • Meet hardy locals and see unique wildlife in the falkland islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising through icebergs on zodiacs
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Antarctica Classic tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions, Small Ship Cruise

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 427 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 4,699

Highlights

  • Set foot on antarctica—the world's least visited continent
  • Watch majestic albatross soar by the ship while crossing the drake passage
  • Opt to brave the chill of a polar plunge
  • Witness immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers
  • Have your questions answered by antarctic experts
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions, Small Ship Cruise

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
14 Days
$ 607 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 8,299

Highlights

  • Spend seven full days exploring the antarctic peninsula
  • Go farther south than most have ever gone
  • Spend time on deck searching for whales and watching soaring albatross
  • Get up close and personal with a variety of penguin species
  • Discover the intricacies of the antarctic region through our onboard lecture program
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Spirit of Shackleton tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Trekking & Expeditions, Small Ship Cruise

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
21 Days
$ 590 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ushuaia, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands
From
$ 12,399

Highlights

  • Meet hardy locals and spot unique wildlife in the falkland islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising past icebergs aboard zodiacs
  • Set foot on the continent of antarctica
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