Jan 2018 - Feb 2018

13 Day Classic Antarctica

APT Small Ship Cruise starting in Buenos Aires and finishing in Buenos Aires

Small Ship & Ocean Cruises Antarctica Cruises APT Ocean Cruises
Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 13 Day Classic Antarctica. Cruise the glacier-filled waters of Antarctica on a spectacular 10-night cruise aboard Le Lyrial in unparalleled luxury. Travel by ship from Ushuaia, through the Drake Passage to experience one of the most unique environments on earth.


Operator: APT
Type: Ocean Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 13 Days
From: Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Tour Code: ISAA13
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Argentina, Antarctica
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$ 11,585
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day


Arrive Buenos Aires (Argentina)

On arrival in the Argentinian capital today, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, enjoy some time at leisure. Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise

Transfer to the airport and board your included flight to Ushuaia. On arrival you'll be transferred to your luxury expedition ship, Le Lyrial, and greeted by your Expedition Leader and a team of expert naturalist guides. Take some time to settle in before enjoying the Captain's Welcome Dinner. Afterwards, head to the deck to take in the stunning scenery of the Beagle Channel. Stay 10 Nights: Le Lyrial (B/D)

Drake Passage

Over the course of the next two days, you'll cross the Drake Passage, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. To cross the Drake Passage, making your way ever closer to the White Continent, is to achieve one of the great travel milestones - and you're sure to get caught up in the excitement. During this time, you'll learn all about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative, interactive and entertaining presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica. (B/L/D)

Antarctic Peninsula

On arrival in Antarctica, your itinerary becomes flexible in order to maximise your discovery of this enchanting world of ice and water. Utilising the vast knowledge of your experienced naturalist guides and Expedition Leader, your Captain will charter a course based on the most exciting sightseeing opportunities available and the most favourable ice and weather conditions.

For the next six days you'll enjoy thrilling morning and afternoon Zodiac rides with your experienced Expedition Team, who will get you up close to the towering glaciers. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you're taken to visit gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries. You're also likely to encounter Weddell, crabeater, leopard and Antarctic fur seals.

These chilly waters are often frequented by hunting orca and the breaching forms of humpback and minke whales, so be sure to keep an eye out. Although landing sites will vary depending on conditions, the route will feature the most scenic bays and channels, including the stunning Lemeire Channel and Neko Bay, where icebergs loom in a shade of captivating blue. Head to the shores of Deception Island, an active volcano surrounded by distinctive black sand.

Once an old whaling station, you will see giant barrels and bleached white whale bones scattered along the deserted beaches as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore. You may get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, an active scientific base studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can take the chance to send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp. (B/L/D)


Drake Passage

The adventure continues as you bid farewell to the beautiful waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and return across the Drake Passage back towards the bustling Argentinian city of Ushuaia. Along the way, be sure to keep a keen eye out for the wildlife that may be encountered. (B/L/D)

Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos Aires

Today you'll disembark your ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport where you will board your included flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Stay: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel (B)

Depart Buenos Aires

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Trip Highlights

  • Get up close to penguins and seals as they welcome you ashore
  • Zodiac excursions up to the glaciers
  • At Deception Island see the deserted whaling station
  • Perhaps visit an active scientific research station

Included Experiences

  • 10 night Antarctica cruise aboard the Le Lyrial an exclusive charter for APT guests only
  • Two nights at the Alvear Palace Hotel in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires to Ushuaia return flights included
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and tipping
  • Choose from a range of luxury suites and staterooms, all with ocean views
  • APT Tour Director and Expedition Team including naturalist guides
  • Shore landings and Zodiac excursions
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Fine and casual dining options
  • All day complimentary beverages
  • Wildlife talks with naturalist guides
  • Complimentary all-weather jacket and beanie – yours to keep
  • Antarctic expedition boot rental
  • 24-hour medical centre


  • Enjoy 31 Meals - 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 10 Dinners

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • All flights within South America are included
  • Weather and water conditions may cause changes to Antarctica cruise itinerary
  • Travel insurance is compulsory
  • Solo travellers, please enquire for pricing
  • Prices are for land, cruise and internal flights as specified only

Operator Details

Region: Antarctica
Type: Ocean Cruise
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Tips: All Included
Shore Excursions: All Included
Flights: Earlybird Air Deals Available
Ship Style: Premium
Balconies: Private Balcony
Free Onboard WiFi: Yes
Drinks: Wine, Beer & Spirits Included
* Source: APT for river cruises in Antarctica. Some variances may occur on individual cruises and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018

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10 Feb 2018 $ 11,585 Request Quote
Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will check the availability of your departure date when you request a quote with us. Cabin upgrade prices & deck plans are shown below.

Cabin Upgrades & Deck Plans

  Deck Plans: Le Lyrial
  Cabin Upgrades (pp):
Deck 3 (Superior Stateroom )  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deck 3 (Deluxe (Balcony)) $ 1,495
Deck 4 (Prestige (Balcony)) $ 2,495
Deck 5 (Prestige (Balcony)) $ 3,995
Deck 6 (Prestige (Balcony)) $ 4,495
Deck 6 (Deluxe Balcony Suite ) $ 10,995
Deck 6 (Privilege Balcony Suite) $ 14,995
Deck 6 (Grand Deluxe Balcony Suite ) $ 15,995
Deck 6 (Owners Suite ) $ 24,995

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Upgrade prices can vary depending on the departure date & the month of travel. Your Global Journeys Tour Consultant will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote'.

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Tour Notes
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