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South Shetland Islands Trips & Tours

35 trips from 600 tour companies with 38 reviews

All South Shetland Islands tours, small ship cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages from over 600 tour companies. Average rating of 4.8 for all South Shetland Islands trips.

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Antarctic Peninsula - 'Basecamp Plancius' tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ 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 | 100+ 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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Antarctica Cruise Expedition

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
17 Days
$ 471 per day
Type: 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:
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, Buenos Aires, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 7,999

Highlights

  • Explore Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Navigate the Beagle Channel
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Traverse Cape Horn
  • See the spectacular South Shetland Islands
  • Explorations by Zodiac (Small Boat)
  • Antarctic Peninsula is known for its scenic beauty and large population of Humpback Whales
  • Explore Drake Passag get close to Penguins & Seals
  • Hear the Roar of the Glaciers
  • Visit Yankee Harbour, an inner harbor on Greenwich Island
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Polar Circle Air-Cruise - Ocean Nova tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ 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 Classic in Depth tour

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

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 577 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
$ 7,499

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
$ 409 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

Small Ship Cruise, 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

Small Ship Cruise, 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
$ 8,499

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

Small Ship Cruise, 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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Antarctic Circle Expedition tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

3.5 | Average | 6 Reviews
16 Days
$ 502 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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: Argentina, Buenos Aires, Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 8,031

Highlights

  • First class scientific lectures
  • Come ashore on isolated beaches and spend the night in a tent
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66° 33’ 39’’
  • See penguins, Leopard seals and whales
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Adventure from Cape Horn to the Penguins of Antarctica tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

3.5 | Average | 6 Reviews
15 Days
$ 393 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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: Chile, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Shetland Islands
From
$ 5,890

Highlights

  • Lectures on popular science topics
  • On board science centre
  • Activities in our fully equipped explorer room
  • Landings in Antarctica
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Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin incl. helicopters tour

Nature & Wildlife, Birding

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
11 Days
$ 786 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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, Antarctic Peninsula, Ushuaia
From
$ 8,650

Highlights

  • Explore Ushuaia
  • A beautiful helicopter flight over huge blue icebergs and fast ice can also be made close to View Point in Duse Bay.
  • Visit Devil Island and Vega Island with a large colony of Adélie Penguins and a magnificent view for those hikers who can make it to the top of the hill.
  • Visit Gourdin Island, with three penguin species; Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie.
  • Experience Walking on the pack ice in the Weddell Sea
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Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
11 Days
$ 655 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From
$ 7,200

Highlights

  • Enjoy sail across the Drake Passage and see different kinds of Albatrosses
  • See Humpback Whales and Minke Whales
  • Explore South Shetland Islands
  • Watch seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage
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Antarctic Peninsula – Polar Circle, Deep South Discovery and whale watching voyage tour

Nature & Wildlife

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
14 Days
$ 618 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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
From
$ 8,650

Highlights

  • See Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Albatrosses, Cape Petrels, Southern Fulmars
  • See Humpback whales here as we approach Fish Islands for a Zodiac cruise and possible landing.
  • See more Adélie penguins among the myriads of icebergs large and small. 
  • Enjoy even more Humpback whales.
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Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula tour

Nature & Wildlife

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
27 Days
$ 269 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
From
$ 7,250

Highlights

  • Visit some of the major King penguin rookeries in the World.
  • See the King penguins on eggs and with small chicks
  • See the huge King penguin colony along with Elephant seals and endless numbers of fur seal pups playing in the surf
  • Visit the old whaling settlement in Grytviken, where now the penguins walk through the streets.
  • See breeding Wandering Albatrosses
  • See the Northern Rockhopper Penguins, and Sub-Antarctic Fur Seals.
  • Enjoy local culture, pleasant climate, and endemic plants and birds.
  • Visit Longwood House, the place where Napoleon lived and died in exile.
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
20 Days
$ 485 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Puerto Madryn, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 9,700

Highlights

  • Explore the cruise through m/v Ortelius
  • Explore Falkland Islands and experience Falkland culture
  • Visit the bay of Elsehul, with its very active fur seal breeding beach
  • See some high-Antarctic species like the McCormick Skua and Snow Petrel
  • Discover South Orkney Islands
  • Explore Ushuaia
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Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage tour

Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
10 Days
$ 745 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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, South Shetland Islands, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia
From
$ 7,450

Highlights

  • Sail across the Drake Passage and see different kinds of Albatrosses
  • Enjoy the landscape surrounded by alpine peaks during zodiac cruises
  • See feeding Humpback whales
  • Enjoy Bird Watching at Drake Passage
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Scoresby Sund tour

Nature & Wildlife

4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
10 Days
$ 524 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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: Greenland
From
$ 5,240

Highlights

  • See incredible beautiful sandstone formations with basalt intrusions
  • Enjoying the contrast between the warm autumnal colours of the vegetation on shore, backed by huge dark mountains
  • View the remains of the Thule culture winter houses
  • See the sledge dogs and the drying skins of seals, Musk Oxen and Polar Bears.
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Antarctic Peninsula aboard Expedition tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Small Ship Cruise

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
11 Days
$ 464 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:
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, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 5,099

Highlights

  • 11 days Antarctica Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
  • Crossing Drake Passage
  • Explore Ushuaia
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Antarctic Peninsula tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Birding, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Birding, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, Birding, Small Ship Cruise

5.0 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
10 Days
$ 550 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
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:
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: Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From
$ 5,500

Highlights

  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Opportunity to Cruise along beautiful Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station
  • Enjoy sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau Island and You will have a chance to encounter Humpback Whales, minke whales and fin whales.
  • Experience the joy of cruising by zodiac between the icebergs in the inner parts of the bay
  • Opportunity to sail across the Drake Passage
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