Jan 2018 - Feb 2018

15 Day Classic Antarctica with Buenos Aires

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

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on APT's 15 Day Classic Antarctica with Buenos Aires. Stay three nights in Buenos Aires before embarking on your cruise to 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...read more


Operator: APT
Type: Ocean Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 15 Days
From: Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
Tour Code: ISAA15
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Argentina, Antarctica
Our Price From:
$ 12,830
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 Three Nights: Buenos Aires, Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires

Enjoy a tour of Buenos Aires before visiting the city's oldest barrio (district). Explore La Boca's colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. Later, head to Esquina Carlos Gardel to enjoy dinner and an exciting tango show. (B/D)

Buenos Aires, Freedom of Choice

This morning, embark on your chosen activity. Perhaps head to the island town of Tigre and enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. Alternatively, explore the ways in which Buenos Aires has been influenced by Paris during a walking tour, or perhaps head to Teatro Colón to absorb the remarkable ambience and grandeur of one of the finest opera houses in the world. The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore this magnificent city at your own pace. (B)

Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Embark Antarctica Cruise

Fly to Ushuaia, South America's most southern city. Enjoy a city sights tour before being 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

Sail across the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and Pacific oceans meet 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. 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 delivered by your expert Expedition Team in your ship's theatre. (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 knowledge of your Expedition Team, 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 morning and afternoon Zodiac rides. Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing in the world as you're taken to visit penguin rookeries and seal colonies. 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. 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 whale bones here as well as impressive elephant seals lounging along the shore. You may even get the chance to stop at Port Lockroy, a scientific base currently studying gentoo penguins. Here, you can send a postcard with a rare Antarctic stamp. (B/L/D)


Drake Passage

The adventure, and the wildlife spotting, 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, including the many whales, dolphins, giant petrels, albatross and penguins that frequent these waters. (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
  • 4 nights luxury accommodation and sightseeing 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
  • Jacket and beanie to keep you warm
  • Antarctic expedition boot rental
  • 24-hour medical centre


  • Enjoy 34 Meals - 14 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 11 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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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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