Spirit of Scotland
Save on Tours Worldwide

Partner Flies Free - Solos save 50% off your Airfare - Plus a Free Airport Lounge Pass

Book by Monday 29 November

The Award-Winning Tour Specialist
Travel Safe with our COVID Safe Protocols
Close

Antarctic Explorer

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Go Beyond
  • Price From
    £9,800pp

Embark on an extraordinary voyage, exploring some of the wildest and most remote places on earth. This is a classic voyage through the wild beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.

Your voyage begins in Ushuaia, 'the city at the end of the world'. From here, embark on an unforgettable journey across the Beagle Channel and Drake Passage to reach the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the most beautiful and remote wildlife on earth.

For those with less time or who prefer to fly the Drake instead of sailing across, an alternative voyage (Antarctic Express) operates a shorter overall itinerary, with a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island to embark the ship.

Travel Expert

How can we help?

For advice on where to go, what to do and how to choose your perfect tour, talk to our Travel Experts.

Call 0808 274 8594

Tour Itinerary

Embark on an exceptional voyage to explore some of the most remote and wildest places on earth. This is a classic voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring abundant wildlife and spectacular scenery.

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE USHUAIA
    Day 1: ARRIVE USHUAIA

    Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel. This small city is the southernmost on earth, and often affectionately referred to as 'the city at the end of the world'.

  • Day 2
    EMBARKATION DAY
    Day 2: EMBARKATION DAY

    Morning at leisure before embarkation commences in the late afternoon. Sail down the historic Beagle Channel. On his 1833 voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, after which the channel was named, Darwin wrote: 'It is scarcely possible to imagine anything more beautiful than the beryl-like blue of these glaciers, and especially as contrasted with the dead white of the upper expanse of snow.' (B,L,D)

  • Days 3-4
    CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
    Day 3-4: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    Cross the legendary Drake Passage. Enjoy expert lectures on local wildlife and the history of the first explorers to have adventured to this remote part of the world. Take the opportunity to get to know your fellow adventurers, along with the expedition leaders. (B,L,D)

  • Days 5-8
    SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
    Day 5-8: SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS & ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

    Spend the next four days exploring local bays, channels and landing sites by Zodiac, accompanied by the expedition team. Hike Antarctic landscapes, visit a research station, and look out for the Chinstrap, Adélie and Gentoo penguins along with a variety of seals and whales. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures and scenery to delight you and keep your camera busy. (B,L,D)

  • Days 9-10
    CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
    Day 9-10: CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

    The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales and enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team. (B,L,D)

  • Day 11
    DISEMBARK IN USHUAIA
    Day 11: DISEMBARK IN USHUAIA

    Disembark after breakfast and continue with your onward arrangements, all of which can be organised by Wendy Wu Tours. (B)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 10°c
  • 39mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 10°c
  • 45mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 8°c
  • 52mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 6°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 3°c
  • 53mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 2°c
  • 48mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 1°c
  • 36mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 2°c
  • 45mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 4°c
  • 42mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 6°c
  • 35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 8°c
  • 35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Ushuaia
  • 9°c
  • 42mm
+ -
Antarctic Explorer map

Places Visited: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel - Drake Passage - South Shetland Islands - Antarctic Peninsula - Drake Passage - Beagle Channel - Ushuaia

Tour Dates & Prices

All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal. If your tour departs in less than 30 days, please call our travel experts to book.

Our Price Match Promise & Flexible Booking Guarantee

Find a tour with the same inclusion cheaper and we will match it AND give you a reward. We will match the price of any Wendy Wu Tour quoted elsewhere. The price of your tour will never rise after you've paid. With our Flexible Booking Guarantee book with confidence with low deposits, free changes and late final payment. See full terms and conditions.

Antarctic Explorer Pricing Guide

2021 Departures

Start Date End Date Ship Start Location End Location Price From (Per Person)*
20th November 2021 30th November 2021 Ultramarine Buenos Aires Buenos Aires £14,100
19th December 2021 29th December 2021 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,600

2022 Departures

Start Date End Date Ship Start Location End Location Price From (Per Person)*
7th January 2022 17th January 2022 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,200
12th January 2022 22nd January 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
16th January 2022 26th January 2022 World Explorer Ushuaia Ushuaia £13,200
17th January 2022 27th January 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £10,700
21st January 2022 31st January 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
30th January 2022 9th February 2022 Ocean Adventurer Ushuaia Ushuaia £11,100
11th February 2022 21st February 2022 Ultramarine Buenos Aires Buenos Aires £14,100
13th February 2022 2nd February 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £10,700
6th March 2022 16th March 2022 Ocean Diamond Ushuaia Ushuaia £9,800

* prices are based on Twin Cabin occupancy


Depart UK
Return Date
Price
Offer
Booking Options

There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.

Group Tour includes

Additional Price Information

From our Blog

Read our latest articles or travel inspiration, exciting news about our destinations and all things Wendy Wu Tours

24
Sep

Scotland’s Best Christmas Experiences

Anyone who has travelled on one of our tours know that it’s not enough for us just to show you the sights. We want to immerse you in the culture of our wonderful destinations so every one of your days will be filled with immersive, often exclusive experiences, that will bring your holiday to life. […] More
17
Sep

Japan’s Temples & Shrines

Wander through any neighbourhood in Japan and soon enough your footsteps will take you past a shrine or temple. In just the city of Kyoto alone there is some 5,570! Beloved by locals and snap happy tourists alike, no trip to Japan is complete without spending some time inside a temple or shrine. Here’s our guide to the best ones […] More
12
Aug

Best Things to do in Scotland

From brushes with royalty to spectacular train journeys, Scotland offers terrific things to do that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Here’s our pick of the best things to do in Scotland, all of which can be enjoyed on our Spirit of Scotland tour. More
Read more blogs
Call us on 0800 1445 282 to book this tour