South Shetland Islands Trips & Tours - 2018/2019

41 trips from 19 tour companies with 58 reviews

All South Shetland Islands tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.8 for all South Shetland Islands trips.

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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Sailing, Overland Journeys
Visits: Antarctica, South Shetland Islands
$ 5,595
From $ 6,378
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 933 per day
Popular
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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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
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SmarTours
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 7,999
From $ 22,293
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 471 per day
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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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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Birding, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica
From $ 7,250
$ 269 per day
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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4.2 | Great | 10 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Birding, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Greenland
From $ 5,240
$ 524 per day
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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4.2 | Great | 45 Reviews
Type: Self-guided / Independent Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Singles Travel
Visits: Argentina, Chile, Antarctic Peninsula, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From $ 5,695
$ 949 per day
Highlights
  • Cruise the Beagle Channel and weather permitting and step foot on Cape Horn
  • View stunning bird-life while crossing the Drake Passage
  • Marvel at the abundant wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula including sea birds, penguins & seals
  • Cruise past towering icebergs
  • Spend time whale spotting
  • Enjoy time at the South Shetland Islands, home to several Antarctic Research stations and abundance of Flora and fauna
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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 8,300
From $ 9,462
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 755 per day
Highlights
  • Visit picturesque city Ushuaia    
  • Enjoy amazing Cuverville Island
  • Visit majestic Port Lockroy
  • View beautiful Melchior Islands
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4.5 | Great | 100+ Reviews
By
Trafalgar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning
Visits: Argentina, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 10,021
From $ 12,326
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 835 per day
4.5 | Great | 100+ Reviews
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Trafalgar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning
Visits: Argentina, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 10,326
From $ 12,756
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 861 per day
4.6 | Excellent | 64 Reviews
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Explore!
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.
Theme:
Relaxing Retreats, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
$ 5,540
From $ 6,827
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 505 per day
Popular
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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4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Lost World Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star
Luxury - 5 star Lodging Level The 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Antarctica, Antarctic Peninsula, Punta Arenas, Tierra del Fuego National Park
$ 15,995
From $ 18,234
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 1,600 per day
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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4.5 | Great | 100+ Reviews
By
Trafalgar
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
50 plus, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays, Education / Learning
Visits: Argentina, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 11,946
From $ 14,694
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 996 per day
4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
Exodus Travels
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks
Visits: Argentina, Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands
From $ 24,555
$ 1,292 per day
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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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 7,499
From $ 10,124
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 577 per day
Popular
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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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Georgia, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 11,999
From $ 16,199
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 545 per day
Popular
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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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 5,999
From $ 8,099
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 545 per day
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 antarctica experts
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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
$ 9,499
From $ 10,199
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 679 per day
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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4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
By
G Adventures
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Value - 3 star
Value - 3 star Lodging Level Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Physical:
Easy
Easy Physical Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise, Trekking & Expeditions, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing
Visits: Antarctica, Argentina, United Kingdom, Georgia, Ushuaia, Antarctic Peninsula, Shetland Islands, South Shetland Islands
$ 12,999
From $ 16,299
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
$ 619 per day
Popular
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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3.7 | Great | 7 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Argentina, Buenos Aires, Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From $ 8,031
$ 502 per day
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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3.7 | Great | 7 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Chile, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Shetland Islands
From $ 5,890
$ 393 per day
Highlights
  • Lectures on popular science topics
  • On board science centre
  • Activities in our fully equipped explorer room
  • Landings in Antarctica
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5.0 | Excellent | 6 Reviews
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star
Premium - 4 star Lodging Level 3 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 Level Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.
Theme:
Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Birding, Small Ship Cruise
Visits: Argentina, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
From $ 5,500
$ 550 per day
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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