Luxury Antarctica Holidays
Become a true explorer when you travel hundreds of miles south into the utterly remote yet truly dazzling ice-shrouded surroundings of Antarctica.
GLACIAL UNSPOILED BEAUTY, UNTAMED WILDLIFE, ULTIMATE BUCKET LIST DREAMS
Not many can claim to have visited the world’s 7th continent. Antarctica may not immediately spring to mind when you think of luxury holidays, but as far as travel bucket lists go it is the ultimate destination. Your luxurious polar cruise will navigate through the clearest waters surrounded by a glittering white landscape. Encounter the rarest species as humpback whales swim around your ship, or spy one of the 8 species of native penguins that inhabit Antarctica. Elephant seals laze peacefully atop glaciers and giant Wandering Albatross soar above. The wildlife opportunities are almost indescribable, and every visitor has their own tale to tell.
For something truly spectacular, we can arrange for a scenic helicopter flight across the ice caps, offering an aerial view that very few people can claim to have enjoyed.
An Antarctic cruise is ideal as a multi-centre destination paired with a South American adventure - Chile and Argentina are popular Twin Centre choices but the beauty of booking your Antarctica holiday with us is the opportunity to create your very own bespoke itinerary. Multi-centre trips are our ultimate speciality so let’s plan something tailor-made for you.
Top 5 things to do in Antarctica
- Hang out with the native penguins in the Weddell Sea or the Antarctic Circle.
- Visit one of the local scientific research centres and learn about their fascinating work. The Vernadsky Research base is where the hole in the Ozone layer was originally discovered.
- Discover Deception Island which is an active volcano. Explore the abandoned buildings and whale skeletons surrounded by black volcanic sand.
- Take an unbelievable helicopter flight over the Blood Falls to witness their unique splendour from above.
- Could you withstand the icy water temperatures to try an Antarctic diving session? Experienced divers can experience this ultimate dive and may be lucky enough to encounter a local walrus, seal or penguin!
Top 5 facts about Antarctica
- There is no Antarctic time zone as the lines of longitude all meet here at a single point! Travellers usually follow the time zone of their departure point.
- Antarctica experiences almost 6 months of constant daylight in summer and 6 months of darkness during the winter.
- Antarctica is home to two active volcanoes - Mount Erebus is the southern most active volcano on earth.
- Diamonds float in the Antarctic air! These are actually minuscule ice crystals which sparkle in the sunlight, but diamonds sound much better!
- Antarctica’s sub-glacial Lake Bonney contains blood red waters! This is due to the iron rich waters which flow into it from the Taylor Glacier above.
-28°C - -49°C
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19 hours, 8 minutes
When To Visit
November - March