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Total Eclipse: Antarctica + South Georgia aboard the new Ocean Victory

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Ushuaia
    You’ll be met on arrival and escorted to the 5-star Arakur Resort & Spa where sea-view rooms have been reserved for General Tours guests.
     
  2. Day 2
    Day at Leisure
    After a hearty buffet breakfast, this day is yours to relax and enjoy the spectacular hilltop setting and amenities of General Tours luxury resort. General Tours in-the-know resident guide can also offer suggestions if you would like to explore on your own. This evening, gather with your fellow A+R guests for an intimate and congenial Welcome Dinner here at the resort.  Meals B+D
     
  3. Day 3
    Discover Tierra del Fuego + Embark the Ocean Victory
    This morning’s guided tour reveals the raw, wild beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Traveling all the way to Lapataia Bay, you’ll have a chance to observe indigenous species as you explore the region’s forested mountains and waterways. Then board General Tours state-of-the-art ship and settle in to your outside stateroom. Meet your expedition team and get acquainted with General Tours luxury Polar vessel as you set sail along the Beagle Channel.  Meals B+D
     
  4. Day 4
    Cruising Eastward Toward South Georgia
    Your first full day at sea will be enhanced by General Tours shipboard experts. Engaging talks on a variety of topics from the history and geology of South Georgia to the wildlife and climate of Antarctica will prepare you for the diverse experiences to come. Of course, you can also choose to simply relax in the Library or one of the Victory’s inviting shipboard Lounges.   Meals B+L+D
     
  5. Day 5
    An Enriching Day at Sea
    Another day of cruising unfolds with fine dining in General Tours two unique shipboard venues, the convivial company of your fellow travelers and a chance to take in the sea air from the Top Deck viewing platform. During General Tours days at sea, General Tours lecture topics will also cover the Total Solar Eclipse, and there will be informative sessions designed to hone your photography skills – not just for this upcoming astronomical event but also for the landscapes and wildlife that you will soon be encountering!  Meals B+L+D
     
  6. Day 6
    Approaching South Georgia Island
    As General Tours first landfall draws near, you can expect General Tours shipboard talks to focus on the geology and wildlife of South Georgia. With the island’s unique topographical features, abundant wildlife, and colorful history steeped in the stories of famous Polar explorations and the whaling days of old, there are many topics to be explored! Up on the Top Deck viewing platform, you might well espy the storm petrels and albatrosses that often follow in the wake of General Tours ship.  Meals B+L+D
     
  7. Day 7
    South Georgia Island
    Despite South Georgia’s remote setting 1,300 miles east of the South American continent, a unique combination of underwater topography and converging ocean currents has resulted in nutrient-rich seas that support a remarkable variety of wildlife. As weather, sea and land conditions permit, the days we’ll spend exploring South Georgia promise experiences you will never forget – chief among them are the many breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals that General Tours will likely encounter in the days ahead.  Meals B+L+D
     
  8. Day 8
    Exploring by Sea + Land
    Weather, sea and land conditions will guide the excursions General Tours enjoy each day as General Tours explore along the ruggedly beautiful coasts and inlets of South Georgia Island. This information will, of course, be communicated to you by General Tours Captain and Expedition Team through General Tours regular shipboard briefings. Calling on Grytviken would offer us the opportunity to experience the island’s long-ago whaling history. You might also visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who arrived on South Georgia in May 1916 – after navigating in an open boat across 700 nautical miles of wild sea to call for the rescue of his crew left stranded on Elephant Island!  Meals B+L+D
     
  9. Day 9
    More of South Georgia Island
    Based upon the determinations of General Tours Captain and Expedition Leader, you’ll thrill to another day of exciting Zodiac excursions and shore landings – all designed to show you the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife of this 1,362-square-mile island. Chief among the animals on South Georgia are the massive Elephant Seals who rule many of its beaches. Vast rookeries of King Penguins along with healthy populations of inquisitive Chinstrap and Macaroni Penguins are other wildlife thrills that General Tours hope to experience. If we’re able to navigate close to Cooper Bay on the island’s southeast tip, General Tours might embark on a thrilling Zodiac expedition to observe wildlife from the waterfront.  Meals B+L+D
     
  10. Day 10
    General Tours Voyage Continues
    The exact time General Tours leave South Georgia behind will, of course, be decided by General Tours Captain. But you can rest assured that General Tours voyage will be well-timed to ensure General Tours rendezvous with tomorrow’s Total Solar Eclipse. While at sea, you can continue to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow adventurers – enhanced by General Tours ongoing program of shipboard talks and fine dining in General Tours two distinctive venues. The Library, Observation Lounge and Albatross Polar Spa also beckon.  Meals B+L+D
     
  11. Day 11
    The Solar Eclipse
    Today’s total solar eclipse will run over the South Atlantic, starting early in the morning east of the Falklands. From here, the moon shadow will speed toward South Orkney Island and Antarctica. We’ve selected the best possible viewing position just east of South Orkney where the sun is just 11 degrees above the horizon. Lasting for nearly 2 full minutes, this wondrous phenomenon promises a truly once-in-a-lifetime thrill, yet is just one of several highlights on General Tours exclusive journey of discovery.  Meals B+L+D
     
  12. Day 12
    At Sea towards Antarctica + The South Shetland Islands
    As the shimmering white landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula draw near, the presence of wildlife again multiplies with many species of lively penguins, curious seals and nesting birds – along with the spray of marine mammals. A haven for wildlife, the South Shetlands offer a chance to discover vast penguin rookeries, numerous seabirds and pristine beaches ruled by Fur and Elephant Seals. Conditions permitting, General Tours planned shore landings in this southern archipelago will include King George Island, home to Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins.  Meals B+L+D
     
  13. Day 13
    Exploring by Land + Sea
    General Tours exact itinerary and daily activities will depend on weather and ice conditions, information that will be communicated to you regularly in General Tours shipboard briefings. During General Tours time here, General Tours route is expected to include Gerlache Strait with its towering ice cliffs and pods of whales. Here you can anticipate thrilling Zodiac excursions to experience Antarctica’s wild beauty up-close and shore landings that promise engaging wildlife encounters enriched by the deep knowledge of General Tours expert naturalists.  Meals B+L+D
     
  14. Day 14
    Another Thrilling Day
    During General Tours time here along the Antarctic Peninsula, there are a number of other sites that General Tours hope to explore. These might include Deception Island where a flooded caldera is filled with waters that are often warm enough for a Polar swim. If General Tours are able to make a landing on Half Moon Island, General Tours are likely to encounter Wilson’s storm petrels and Chinstrap penguins! When not venturing out with General Tours expert naturalists, you can enjoy General Tours ongoing shipboard enrichment program and fine dining in two distinctive venues – with wine at dinner for A+R guests!  Meals B+L+D
     
  15. Day 15
    Northward across the Drake Passage
    Having left the Antarctic Peninsula behind us, today finds the Ocean Victory charting a northward course across the Drake Passage. While this storied stretch of water is known for its high winds and seas, you’ll voyage confidently aboard the Ocean Victory; General Tours next-generation Polar ship has been purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly-qualified crew. These final days at sea are the perfect time to enjoy all of General Tours ship’s amenities and inviting public spaces.  Meals B+L+D
     
  16. Day 16
    A Final Day at Sea
    As the last day of your exciting voyage unfolds, you can delight in the camaraderie of your fellow travelers and attend General Tours final shipboard talks. General Tours return journey toward the Beagle Channel will take us past Cape Horn, a storied maritime landmark that marks the southern tip of the Continent.  Meals B+L+D
     
  17. Day 17
    Disembark in Ushuaia
    Step off the Ocean Victory and transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Meals B

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Additional Packages Available
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  • Balcony State Cabin (Cat C)
  • Balcony Suite (Cat B2)
  • Balcony Cuite (Cat B1)
  • Junior Suite (Cat A)
  • Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Alexander Roberts Tours

    Committed to Your Well Being While You’re With Alexander Roberts

    • All Alexander Roberts' staff will maintain appropriate physical distancing at all times, so expect a warm and genuine greeting but not a handshake or a hug!
    • All high-touch surfaces in coaches and private cars – like door handles, railings, arm rests, and window controls – will be sanitized each morning and regularly throughout the day.
    • Alexander Roberts' expert guides and drivers will don face masks whenever in proximity to guests.
    • Alexander Roberts staff have been trained on Extra Care procedures – and how to respond to issues that may arise as you travel.
    • Complimentary face masks and hand sanitizer will be available in all vehicles while touring.
    More Space + Extra Care While Touring
    • Larger luxury motorcoaches so each traveler will have two seats to themselves while touring.
    • Private airport transfers with a spacious luxury vehicle when you come and go for every tour
    • Regular and frequent sanitizing of all high-touch vehicle surfaces.
    • Prearranged entry for all sightseeing minimizes standing in line with other travelers.
    • Whisper Headsets for groups of 5 or more allow for proper physical distancing while sightseeing, except for certain nature activities in remote areas like the Amazon.
    More Space + Extra Care While Dining
    • Alexander Roberts carefully selects restaurants to avoid crowded high-capacity venues; Alexander Roberts emphasizes fine farm-to-table dining with attentive and efficient service – and the choice to dine al fresco whenever available.
    • No large-group dining; enjoy more spacious dining settings and smaller, well-spaced tables for included meals.
    • Restaurant staff will follow the guidance of local health authorities and WHO protocols which may include facial coverings.
    Extra Care at Luxury Hotels
    • Alexander Roberts' hotels are always selected for their outstanding locations, evocative ambiance, impeccable service – and cleanliness.
    • OAlexander Roberts' partners include the most respected luxury brands – like Belmond, Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Kempinski and JW Marriott; they are now leading the industry with their sophisticated hygiene standards and protocols to ensure the well being of all their guests.
    • Hotels will be continuously and rigorously vetted to ensure that they are following established WHO guidelines including social distancing and sanitizing procedures of guestrooms and public spaces.
    • Hotel breakfasts will usually feature à la carte service and group seating will be replaced by smaller, appropriately distanced tables.
    And Always... Alexander Roberts' Distinctive Style

    In a Small Group of Never More than 16 Guests or on a Privately Guided Tour for just your traveling party, their experienced guides have the flexibility to adjust your sightseeing based upon local conditions – to avoid times of heaviest traffic and crowding, for example. Alexander Roberts can dine in smaller authentic restaurants, minimize the time waiting in lines, and leave a lighter footprint. You’ll learn the history and stories behind the world’s most iconic landmarks, immerse more deeply in the wonders of the natural world, and delight in genuine cultural engagement not possible in a larger group. It’s travel without a crowd.

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    Accommodations

    Pricing is for package: Albatros State Cabin (Cat D)

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    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.

    Alexander Roberts Tours Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4.2
    Professional Staff
    4.4
    Repeat with Operator
    3.8
    Value for Money
    3.8

    Ratings based off 94 reviews about Alexander Roberts Tours - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

    Our tour guide was the best! He was knowledgeable about the country, always early, courteous and made us feel welcome in his country. Our tour had a side trip that was incredible due to our guide's particular experiences, The pick of our guide for our trip was absolutely perfect. Thank you for making our trip so wonderful.

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