ANTARCTICA

by TAUCK

TAUCK

"The ultimate Antarctica travel experience! Cruise aboard one of Tauck's newest luxe mega-yachts, Le Soléal or Le Boréal to the majestic ice-clad continent of Antarctica after spending two nights in Buenos Aires – an exciting 10-night expeditionary voyage with on-board naturalists, oceanographers and ornithologists. Floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun... glacial mountains rise from the sea, framed against a radiant sky... in an instant, a bright sun illuminates a floating regatta of ice formations... Explorers throughout the centuries have been mesmerized and captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer." - TAUCK

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Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) - All rates are subject to change. Does not include international airfare

 

Antarctica

TIME OF YEAR: Jan - Feb, Dec

CITIES & LANDMARKS: 
Antarctic Archipelago, Drake Passage, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia

"Floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun... glacial mountains rise from the sea, framed against a radiant sky... in an instant, a bright sun illuminates a floating regatta of ice formations...

Explorers throughout the centuries have been captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer. 

Few experiences can compare to the feeling you'll have as you head off on an expeditionary Antarctica cruise. Your adventure begins with two nights in amazing Buenos Aires, Argentina, then it's all aboard Le Boréal, Le Soléal or Le Lyrial for a 10-night cruise. The locals, from penguins and seals to seabirds, welcome you ashore with friendly curiosity; learn about their life and icy habitats from onboard naturalists who educate and inspire. And at night, enjoy informal chats, onboard lectures, documentary films and warm camaraderie with fellow explorers, captain and crew." - Tauck


ITINERARY: DAY 1 - Your Antarctica trip begins in Buenos Aires / DAY 2 - Spend the day exploring Buenos Aires / DAY 3 - Fly to Ushuaia & Embark Ship / DAY 4 - Cruising the infamous Drake Passage / DAY 5 - Getting closer to Antarctica / DAY 6 - Feel terra firma, Antarctic-style, at your feet / DAY 7 - Explore the world of the penguin / DAY 8 - Cruising the Archipelago / DAY 9 - Seabirds of different feathers / DAY 10 - Whales and seals of Antarctica / DAY 11 - Back through the Drake Passage / DAY 12 - Enjoy the last day of your Antarctica cruise / DAY 13 - Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires & home

13 days from $11,990 pp

Includes On-Tour Air

Small Ship Cruising

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • Cruise aboard one of Tauck's sleek sister ships, Le Boréal, Le Soléal or Le Lyrial, accompanied by onboard naturalists who share their expert insights
     

  • Tauck provides you with a special, water-repellent hooded parka that you will receive aboard ship; this parka is yours to keep
     

  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides, naturalists and ship staff
     

  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
     

  • Shore Excursions to islands in the Antarctic Archipelago that are guided by expert naturalists, ornithologists, historians or oceanographers

  • Two nights in a premium hotel in Buenos Aires in the heart of the city
     

  • Guided city sightseeing in Buenos Aires includes a tango dance performance and demonstration
     

  • Aboard ship – alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
     

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
     

  • 34 meals; including a welcome dinner with entertainment in Buenos Aires, service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

NORWAY

"This 10-day trip – including a 7-night expedition cruise north of Norway in the wildlife capital of the Arctic – explores a remote archipelago of glaciers, fjords, and ice floes, revered for its silent majesty by nature lovers in the know. From Oslo, fly to Spitsbergen's main settlement, Longyearbyen, and embark on a 7-night Arctic Ocean cruise aboard Le Boréal. Go where the weather and movement of wildlife tell you to go, seeking out tiny Svalbard reindeer, polar bears, walrus colonies, whales, Arctic foxes, puffins, and more. A wildlife filmmaker from BBC Earth and expedition naturalists accompany you onboard ship and ashore throughout your voyage in the land of the Midnight Sun, where daylight never ends. Come ashore by Zodiac with your naturalist guides and expedition leaders for rocky treks through this altogether otherworldly landscape of jagged mountains, steep-sided valleys, sheer cliffs, and crackling, calving glaciers. You’ll be far above the Arctic Circle – the closest you can get to the North Pole! Onboard ship at night, enjoy talks, informal conversations with your expedition guides, exclusive BBC Earth films, and the camaraderie that only Arctic explorers can share. " - TAUCK

 

Norway's Arctic Adventure

TIME OF YEAR: 

CITIES & LANDMARKS: 
Oslo, Longyearbyen, Nordenskiöldbreen, Texas Bar, Bay de la Madeleine, Kongsbreen

"Discover the wildlife capital of the Arctic.... islands of glaciers, fjords, and ice sculptures revered for their silent majesty.... voyage in the land of the Midnight Sun, with BBC filmmakers in tow, as you discover a region unlike any other and where daylight never ends." - Tauck

10 days from $10,690 pp

Includes On-Tour Air

Small Ship Cruising

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES:

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Cruise with a BBC Earth wildlife filmmaker who shares his knowledge and stories
     

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts
     

  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides, naturalists and ship staff
     

  • Tauck’s private shore excursions and distinctive inclusions valued at $3,463
     

  • 7-night cruise aboard Le Boréal, accompanied by onboard naturalists who share their insights
     

  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests

  • Your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions

  • Tauck provides you with a special, water-repellent hooded parka that you will receive aboard ship; this parka is yours to keep
     

  • Two on-tour charter flights Shore Excursions to Arctic Norway’s islands guided by expert naturalists, ornithologists, or oceanographers
     

  • Two nights at Grand Hotel Oslo or Hotel Bristol in the heart of the city (one before and one after your cruise)
     

  • Aboard ship – alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost
     

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
     

  • 25 meals including a welcome dinner in Oslo
     

  • Service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage

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