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In the Realms of Great Explorers

This once-in-a-lifetime expedition on Fram takes in the isolated Falkland Islands, the awe-inspiring vistas of South Georgia and the vast wilderness of Antarctica, with landings ashore and an overnight hotel stay in Buenos Aires

Cruise Only - Package Possible
22 nights from £8665pp

Expedition Holiday
  • King Penguins
  • Antarctica
  • Chinstrap Penguin
  • Crabeater Sea
  • Penguin colony
  • Antarctic Iceberg

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

Hurtigruten

Early booking price PLUS exclusive £100pp discount!

In the Realm of the Great Explorers Special Offer

Enjoy a hotel stay in Buenos Aires before joining expedition ship Fram for a special voyage showcasing the amazing landscapes and adbundant wildlife of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.

Explore lively Buenos Aires, known as the Paris of South America, before flying to Ushuaia to embark Fram and cruise the picturesque Beagle Channel. Discover the remote Falkland Islands renowned for its stunning white beaches, penguin colonies and albatrosses. Enjoy a visit to the fascinating capital of Stanley with its English pubs and iconic red phoneboxes.

Fram cruises into the rugged Drygalski Fjord at the southern tip of South Georgia to see the abandoned whaling stations, including the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Solitary icebergs greet your arrival to Antarctica, a peaceful continent which has evolved without human interference. Possible landings include stunning Whaler's Bay, Half Moon Island and Brown Bluff, all home to an array of wildlife from penguin colonies to herds of seals.

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In the Realm of the Great Explorers Itinerary

Day 1 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Check in to your hotel for an overnight stay. Discover the Paris of South America for yourself and get a taste of what the birthplace of tango has to offer during time at leisure.

Day 2 - Buenos Aires - Ushuaia

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. On arrival, perhaps enjoy time at leisure in this fascinating city or take the optional tour to the picturesque Tierra del Fuego National Park. Later, embark Fram. This evening, she will cruise through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3 - At sea

Acquaint yourself with the ship and fellow travellers, follow the on-board lecture series, enjoy the fresh air on deck or relax in the keep-fit area or observation lounge. as Fram heads south to the Falkland Islands.

Days 4-6 - Falkland Islands

Thanks to a unique sub-Antarctic eco-system, more than 70 animal and bird species live on these islands. The landscape is majestic, with cliffs and gentle beaches. You'll spend three days in this archipelago and enjoy a visit to the lively capital of Stanley. This is the starting point for optional excursions.

Days 7-8 - At sea

Spend two days at sea cruising to South Georgia. Onboard there will be a series lectures on whaling and polar history. Learn about Sir Ernest Shackleton and his ill-fated expedition.

Days 9-13 - South Georgia

The alpine-peaked island of South Georgia, known as the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean, has a variety and density of wildlife that will overwhelm even the most blase visitor. The largest king penguin colonies in the world are flanked by groups of fur and elephant seals. There are long-abandoned whaling stations and the poignant highlight for many visitors, the grave of Ernest Henry Shackleton. We will attempt to visit Fortuna Bay and Gold Harbour during our five days here.

Day 14 - At sea

We set sail for the southernmost continent and en route learn more about this fascinating white land through exciting lectures. Fram cruises Washington Strait and Coronation Island, before continuing towards Elephant Island and the White Continent.

Days 15-20 - Antarctica

When you believe you have seen it all, Antarctica will make you re-consider. The last untouched place on earth, with crisp air, icebergs and endless white mountain ranges, this continent is dedicated to science and peace. There are no permanent human inhabitants but it is home to millions of penguins and the feeding area for thousands of whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being on the Great White Continent. The ice, wind and weather dictate life in Antarctica as well as our route. Every voyage is unique and our experienced crew will make all voyages an experience of a lifetime. The final choice of landings will be made in the course of the voyage. Possible landings include Deception Island, Half Moon Island, Brown Bluff and Port Lockroy.

Days 21-22 - Drake Passage

With our bow pointed north and a collection of unforgettable images and experiences, Fram sails across the famous Drake Passage.

Day 23 - Ushuaia (Argentina) - Buenos Aires

We arrive in Ushuaia in the morning. Ushauaia is the world's southernmost city and the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego. Your Antarctic voyage has come to an end, and the journey back continues with our charter flight to Buenos Aires.

This is an expedition where the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine the final schedule. Therefore, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. Please note: January and February departures sail to the Antarctic Circle.

Price Includes

  • 22-night cruise in the cabin grade of your choice including full board
  • Return economy class flights between Ushuaia and Buenos Aires
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Buenos Aires
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Transfers in Ushuaia including an orientation tour
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary tea and coffee onboard
  • Wind and waterproof jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and gratuities
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel Insurance
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Fram
Dec 06, 27£8765£8665

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Fram
Jan 17; Feb 07£8765£8665

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a Polar Inside cabin and include all discounts.
  • Cabin upgrade supplements and single supplements available, please call us for details
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