1-800-935-2620 Speak to a Tour Expert

2020 Classic Antarctica

Operator
Abercrombie Kent
Days
13
From
USD $16,995

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date OffersBrochure
Land Price
Our PriceQuote
From
Sunday,
Jan 03, 2021
To
Friday,
Jan 15, 2021
Call Us$16,995Get Our PriceGet Quote

Promotions

Call or submit a quote for award-winning value and service!

Itinerary

Book With Flexibility

  • Peace of Mind
    Complimentary "Peace of Mind" Travel Plan. Change your travel plans until 30 days before your trip
  • Change Destination / Vacation
    Change to a different destination or vacation.
  • Change Dates
    Choose new departure dates if your plans change.
  • Great Service
    Award-winning service, low prices, client satisfaction

Tour Itinerary

Embark on an award-winning Luxury Expedition Cruise to the centerpiece of the Southern Hemisphere, sailing on elegant ‘Le Lyrial’ to extraordinary Antarctica, where towering icebergs, massive glaciers and abundant wildlife make for the adventure of a lifetime.

  1. Day 1
    Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel,where you spend the rest of the day at leisure.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
  2. Day 2
    Buenos Aires
    Latin passion and European romance define the beautifulcity of Buenos Aires, a dynamic mecca known for its wide-rangingarchitectural styles, contemporary and historic arts,and culinary pleasures and parrillas (steakhouses). Thismorning, choose from a selection of included excursionsand experience the city’s best treasures alongside local A&Kguides. You may, for example, choose a panoramic city tourcomplete with a tango demonstration, or a tour focused onBuenos Aires’ lively street art scene. Later this afternoon,meet with your fellow adventurers for a welcome cocktailreception and briefing.Hotel: Palacio Duhau ��� Park Hyatt Buenos Aires  
    Meals: Breakfast
  3. Day 3
    Ushuaia
    Fly to the charming port town of Ushuaia, the southernmostcity in the world. On arrival, enjoy a gourmet lunch at theArakur resort, enjoying panoramic city and mountainvistas while you dine. Time and weather permitting, takea guided walk in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve orsimply relax with a cappuccino and enjoy scenic views ofUshuaia. This afternoon, transfer to your ship and settle infor your first night on board. Wander the decks to becomeacquainted with the ship, relax in the lounge and minglewith fellow guests in anticipation of your voyage. From yourprivate balcony or the outside decks, take in views as youcruise the beautiful Beagle Channel before heading out tosea.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 13
    Depart Ushuaia
    ‘Le Lyrial’ docks at Ushuaia this morning. After breakfast,bid farewell to your crew and fellow guests beforedisembarking. Transfer to the airport for your flight toBuenos Aires, where you connect to your international flighthome; or join our new Ushuaia Post-Tour Extension.
    Meals: Breakfast
  5. Day 45
    The Drake Passage
    The journey south toward Antarctica is an excitingone, furthered by singular, voyage-long access to our knowledgeable Expedition Team and enrichment experts— both on board and on shore. Set out into the DrakePassage, a 600-mile-wide swath of water where the SouthernOcean currents are squeezed between South America’ssouthern tip and Antarctica’s northernmost reaches. Animportant trade route in the 19th and early 20th centuries,the waters and icy conditions that define this passage oncemade the journey a difficult one, though the stabilizer-equipped‘Le Lyrial’ handles it with ease. After lunch, enjoya stimulating presentation from one of your expert lecturersor join your naturalists on the deck to look for whales andabundant seabirds, which join other mammals in feastingon the Drake’s krill-rich waters. It’s all just a taste of theeducational enrichment and wildlife you will encounter inthe days to come. Later, chat with your Expedition Teamabout the next day’s itinerary.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 610
    Antarctica
    As the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands appearon the horizon, a sense of excitement begins to build. Travelin the comfort of your luxury cruiser, enjoying enrichinglectures from members of the Expedition Team on topicsranging from birdlife to photography and history. Dependenton weather, sea, ice and wildlife conditions, Antarcticexpeditions demand spontaneity and no two are ever thesame. With that in mind, your Captain and ExpeditionTeam carefully plan your active, curated itinerary and dailyexcursions that may include the following areas:Antarctic Sound: At the northernmost tip of the Antarcticmainland, this body of water features some of the bestsightseeing on the peninsula and a proliferation of gianticebergs. Noted for its vast numbers of bird species, thesound is home to the largest breeding colonies of Adéliepenguins in Antarctica. Look forward to opportunities toland on remote, wildlife-laden islands as well as possibleopportunities to experience a continental landing on theNorthwest tip of the Antarctic peninsula.South Shetland Islands: Antarctic research stations,remarkable history, amazing geological features andabundant wildlife define these islands off the shore of theAntarctic Peninsula. Our expedition team will look foropportunities to visit a wide range of sites including workingresearch stations, volcanic islands, and historic sites as wellas gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguin rookeries.Danco Coast: Bordering the South Shetland Islandsalong the Antarctic continent, the Danco Coast is famedfor its scenic, jaw-dropping waterways. From the comfortof ‘Le Lyrial,’ you may sail through some of its moststunning and photogenic channels, straits and bays.Each cruise day begins with an early breakfast followed bya morning excursion on swift Zodiacs (sturdy inflatableboats). Piloted by expert A&K drivers, each excursion isaccompanied by lecturers and joined by groups of no morethan 10 guests. After mornings discovering native speciesand striking terrain, return to ‘Le Lyrial’ for lunch, and timeto relax and observe the wildlife-rich waters that surroundyou, searching for everything from fin whales, humpbackwhales and orcas, to Antarctic and imperial shags. Byafternoon, set out for the day’s second excursion, whichmay include visiting a scientific research station, hiking ona sheltered beach packed with basking Southern elephantseals, or circumnavigating colossal icebergs that serve asfloating homes to seals and penguins. After full days ofadventure, evenings aboard your luxury cruiser invite youto unwind over cocktails in the cozy lounge before dinner inthe elegant dining room. At night, choose to recap the day’sdiscoveries with your naturalist guides; chat on deck withfellow guests; or seize the opportunity to capture photos in the stunning low light characteristic of Antarctica’s long,ethereal twilight.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 1112
    The Drake Passage
    Bid farewell to wondrous Antarctica and begin your cruiseback to Ushuaia at the southernmost tip of Argentina. Theship’s return through the Drake Passage is an interlude forrecap and reflection, with time to compare notes with yourexpert lecturers on the wildlife, history and geology of theWhite Continent. Spend time on board with newfoundfriends in the comfortable common spaces of ‘Le Lyrial,’enjoy quiet relaxation on your own private balcony or absorbmore fascinating lectures by your captivating ExpeditionTeam. While cruising through this historic passage, youmay spot various species of whales and seabirds, includingthe elusive albatross and the giant petrel, an opportunisticpredator and scavenger nicknamed the “stinker.” Theimmense albatross is an especially stunning sight to behold.These wandering birds boast a wingspan approaching 12 feetand are capable of gliding through the air for hours at a timein search of food.Hotel: 'Le Lyrial'  
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Countries Visited

Antarctica , Argentina

OR Call Us For a Free Quote 1-800-935-2620

Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Abercrombie Kent Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
3.9
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
3.9
Value for Money
3.6

Ratings based off 24 reviews about Abercrombie Kent Tours - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

AffordableTours.com® does not itself offer, service or administer the Travel Packages, and the ultimate terms and conditions of any Travel Package made available via the Site Offerings (including the prices quoted in connection with same) will be determined by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider. AffordableTours.com® does not represent or warrant that the Price Quotes are accurate, up-to-date or free of error, or that same will be honored by the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Providers. All Price Quotes, Travel Package availability, Travel Package details/itinerary and other Content are subject to change without notice. All travel details published by and through the Site Offerings should be confirmed directly with the applicable Third-Party Travel Service Provider prior to making any travel plans. Reliance on any information made available to you by and through the Site Offerings is solely at your own risk.

Call Us Now 1-800-935-2620

How It Works

Vacationing has never been easier or cheaper with the help of a dedicated travel consultant from AffordableTours.com

Free Quote

Free Quote


Find your perfect trip on our website and simply request a free quote. Need to speak to a live person? Call us 7 days a week at 1-800-935-2620. No robots here!


Dedicated Travel Consultant

Dedicated Travel Consultant


Your personal travel consultant will reach out and be your point of contact for your entire travel experience from start to finish. Did we mention you'll be working with an award winning team? Sweet!


Lowest Price Guaranteed

Lowest Price Guaranteed


Because we're one of the largest sellers of travel, we're able to give you a discount on your vacation package. No one beats our prices!


Stress Free Travel

Stress Free Travel


Knowing you got the best deal, all that's left is for you to pack your bags and enjoy your vacation!



Better Business Bureau

AffordableTours.com is a proud recipient of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) awards 2006-2020 with A+ Rating.

It Pays To Refer! Earn Up To $200!

It's simple: Sign up your friends, family, and anyone to us and when they book you will receive an American Express gift card worth up to $200 in the mail for simply referring.

Read About Our Referral Program


Get discounts by Email!