Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle Overview

Embark on an adventure of a lifetime while crossing the Antarctic Circle. Discover South Shetland’s King George Island, see an array of incredible wildlife and wander the incredible, icy shores of Antarctica.

    • 11
    • GQMT
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $10,995
      CAD $11,645
      AUD $12,095
      EUR €8,800
      GBP £7,200
      NZD $14,340
      ZAR R110,090
      CHF FR10,370
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    • Polar, Wildlife
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-12 - 2015-02-04

Take to icy waters to explore the mesmerising landscapes of Antarctica

This express, 11-day trip to the amazing icy climes of Antarctica gives you a big adventure but in a shorter amount of time. And it is one of the few Antarctic trips that flies over the Drake Passage, rather than spending two days navigating its unpredictable waters. So for those who want to avoid some serious seasickness, this is a perfect option. But this doesn’t mean that all the remarkable wildlife, landscapes and ice formations that make Antarctica so unique aren’t in abundance. Cross the Antarctic Circle, enjoy numerous Zodiac shore landings, see a host of whales, penguins and seals frolicking in and out of the water and soak up the incredible frozen atmosphere of this mind-blowing continent.

  • Explore Chile’s quaint town of Punta Arenas Get a bird’s-eye view of the Drake Passage Learn all about Antarctica from onboard experts Explore King George Island Take Zodiac trips to explore the landscapes of Antarctica See Weddell seals, penguins, whales and an array for spectacular birdlife Be mesmerised by the icy-blue hues of icebergs

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Finish:

    Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 117
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (8 nts), Hotel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Plane, Ship
  • Notes:

    1. Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. 2. Strict luggage limits apply. Please see Trip Notes (What To Take) for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $10,995
    CAD $11,645
    AUD $12,095
    EUR €8,800
    GBP £7,200
    NZD $14,340
    ZAR R110,090
    CHF FR10,370
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $999
    CAD $1,058
    AUD $1,099
    EUR €800
    GBP £654
    NZD $1,303
    ZAR R10,008
    CHF FR942
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About Antarctica , Argentina , Chile

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle Summary

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Day 1 Punta Arenas

Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas is now a vibrant port city with plenty of museums, historic sites and shops to keep you entertained.

Day 2 Embarkation

Located near the Antarctic Peninsula, the remote South Shetland Islands boast dramatic volcanic landscapes, abandoned whaling stations and diverse marine life drawn to the rich feeding grounds.

Days 3-5 Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands

The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.

Days 6-7 The Antarctic Circle

More than just an imaginary line at 66° 33’ S, crossing the Antarctic Circle is an impressive achievement - this magical part of the world is visited by very few people.

Days 8-9 Antarctic Peninsula

One of the last true wilderness areas left on earth, the Antarctic Penisula is largely unchanged since the early explorers first landed on its inhospitable shores.

Day 10 Disembarkation

The largest of the South Shetlands, King George Island is home to several permanent research bases, an airport and the Antarctic's only hotel.

Day 11 Punta Arenas

Situated on the Straits of Magellan, one of the world's historic trade routes, Punta Arenas made the most of this advantageous position to become the most populated city in Patagonia.
    • 11
    • GQMT
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $10,995
      CAD $11,645
      AUD $12,095
      EUR €8,800
      GBP £7,200
      NZD $14,340
      ZAR R110,090
      CHF FR10,370
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
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