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Antarctica (13 Days, Standard)

Code: CV-113-S-13

A 13-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $14,299.00

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Brochure Price Action
01/15/2019 01/28/2019 14,299.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
01/25/2019 02/07/2019 14,299.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
02/04/2019 02/17/2019 14,299.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/27/2019 12/10/2019 14,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
12/07/2019 12/20/2019 14,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
01/16/2020 01/29/2020 14,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
02/05/2020 02/18/2020 14,999.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Antarctica

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Buenos Aires
The capital and largest city in Argentina has been an autonomous district since 1880. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination, known for its European-style architecture and rich cultural life. The city currently has the highest concentration of theaters in the world. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan center of the nation and offers a large cultural diversity due to the waves of immigration during the years. It is known as the land of the portenos (people of the port) — which is what the people from Buenos Aires are referred to as — and traditions, but the land is also large in industrial and commercial activities. Although Buenos Aires is a large cosmopolitan area, it also offers a very historical background, reflected in the French and Italian architecture, and numerous museums and cultural centers.

Ushuaia
Located at the tip of Argentina and in the area of Patagonia is Ushuaia. This "Bay overlooking the West" is regarded as the southernmost city in the world and is part of the the Tierra del Fuego region. Bordered by sweeping mountains and the Beagle Channel, this former prison colony is a popular destination for people traveling to Antarctica and provides insight to the different people that settled here including the Yamana Indians and British missionaries.

The Drake Passage
Named after the British explorer, Sir Francis Drake, the Drake Passage is the shortest route between South America and Antarctica. Stretching over 500 miles, this passage is a connection point between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Known for it's sometimes tumultuous crossings, the Drake Passage is also known for it's abundance of marine wildlife such as whales.

Authentic Expedition Ship
The National Geographic Explorer, an authentic expedition ship uniquely equipped for polar expeditions, will be your home during the tour.

Zodiac Forays
Rugged Zodiac boats will zip you across glacier-lined expanses and take you into the heart of this wild and beautiful continent.

Penguin Colony Close-Ups
See wildlife like never before with excursions that will take you to penguin colonies for up-close encounters with these charming birds.

Summit Hike
Feel like a true polar explorer as you hike to an Antarctic summit for incredible views few travelers have seen.

Kayak Excursions
Let the quiet majesty of Antarctica surround you as you kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags and other wildlife.

Photography Guidance
Let a professional National Geographic photographer give you photo tips during your close encounters with Gentoo penguins.

On Board Information Sessions
Antarctica Experts will give informative presentations and lead captivating discussions as the ship sails across Drake’s Passage.

Overview

Discover the magic and wonder of Buenos Aires, Ushuaia and the “White Continent” – Antarctica. Enjoy the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires, before flying over Patagonia to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Begin your Antarctic expedition aboard the fully equipped National Geographic Explorer by crossing the Drake Passage. Explore vistas of blue white glaciers and busy penguin rookeries. See breaching whales crashing and scenes of pure ice walls as you walk along the shorelines. Join a National Geographic photographer for photo tips during your close encounters with Gentoo penguins. Feel the glacial ice crunch as your expedition ship makes its way through a pack of ice with its ice-strengthened hull. Return to Buenos Aires for an evening before departing home.

Year Round Offers

  • Book Flex Airfare and get Roundtrip Transfers Free
  • Triple Room Reduction available on certain tours
  • Purchase Collette's No Worries Cancellation waiver
  • Complimentary hotel to hotel baggage handling

Antarctica (13 Days, Standard)

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tour Begins
Arrive in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango and the “Paris of South America.” Stretching along the banks of the Rio de la Plata, the city is a mosaic of European-style architecture and South American spirit. This afternoon, enjoy a panoramic city tour highlighting its Beaux-Arts palaces, grand boulevards, and the famous balcony forever associated with Eva Peron. In the early evening, gather for an informal reception at the hotel.
(Meals: Lunch)

Day 2: Fly to Ushuaia - Embark Ship - At Sea
This morning we fly over Patagonia before landing in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. Enjoy lunch while cruising the Beagle Channel. Later, embark the National Geographic Explorer, an authentic expedition ship uniquely equipped with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment for polar expeditions. With just 81 cabins and a maximum capacity of 148 passengers, the spacious and modern Explorer offers a roster of tools for exploration and a variety of public areas that offer astounding views of the passing landscape. In the ship’s spacious lounge you will have informative presentations and a nightly recap of the day’s activities.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3: The Drake Passage - At Sea
Cruise south through the fabled Drake Passage, named after the explorer Sir Francis Drake. Lying between Cape Horn and the Antarctic Peninsula, crossing the legendary Drake Passage is unforgettable - a milestone in any adventurer's personal travel history. Warmer waters of the north meet the colder, denser waters of the south here in the Antarctica Convergence, making the area rich in marine life.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4: Antarctica
The next six days are filled with discovering Antarctica, the last great wilderness stretching across ice-covered desert and mountains for over five million square miles. The ethereal beauty and immense scale of the continent is like nowhere else on the planet.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Antarctica
The voyage keeps a flexible schedule (daily activities are contingent on weather conditions) to take advantage of the unexpected. With nearly 24 hours of daylight, make the most of your days with daily explorations.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Antarctica
You may take a Zodiac foray amongst towering icebergs under a bright sun, walk along the shoreline amid a huge penguin colony, hike to a summit for a breathtaking view, or kayak along a cliff-side rookery in search of blue-eyed shags.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Antarctica
Today you could have the thrill of watching the ship crunch through the packed ice or step ashore to the cries of thousands of Gentoo penguins.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Antarctica
Learn from the experts how to identify different penguin species and get photo tips from a National Geographic photographer while watching those same penguins.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Antarctica
Onboard, the undersea specialist may present video from that day’s dive with rare images taken up to 1,000 feet below the surface. The expert staff will craft an expedition where you will learn more, see more and experience more.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: At Sea
Leave Antarctica and sail back to Ushuaia, crossing the southern waters of the Drake Passage. The ship’s spotters will keep an eye out for marine life, albatross and seabirds that cross the ship’s bow.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11: At Sea
You may want to enjoy a wellness treatment, spend time in the gym, catch up on the book you haven’t had a minute to read, or participate in on board discussions reflecting on all you have seen and learned.
(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12: Ushuaia - Disembark Ship - Fly to Buenos Aires
After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia with time for independent exploration before proceeding to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires* for an overnight stay.
(Meals: Breakfast)

Day 13: Buenos Aires - Tour Ends
Your tour ends today.
(Meals: Breakfast)

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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Hotel Details:

  • Alvear Art Hotel or similar - Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • National Geographic Explorer - Ushuaia, United States
  • Alvear Art Hotel or similar - Buenos Aires, Argentina


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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