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12-night Classic Antarctica Expedition

Cruise Line:
Abercrombie & Kent - Cruises
Ship:
Le Lyrial
Destination:
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia
Departure Date:
1/3/2021
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1379106
from
$12995

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
1/3/2021
1/3/2021

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Flavours of Argentina - 4 hours

Jewish Heritage in Buenos Aires - 3 hours

Luxury Dinner and Tango show -3.5 hours

Buenos Aires at its Best - 4 hours

Buenos Aires at it's Best - 8 hours

Buenos Aires - At Your Own Pace with Private Car and guide

Buenos Aires Street Art Tour - 3 hours

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
1/4/2021
1/4/2021

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Flavours of Argentina - 4 hours

Jewish Heritage in Buenos Aires - 3 hours

Luxury Dinner and Tango show -3.5 hours

Buenos Aires at its Best - 4 hours

Buenos Aires at it's Best - 8 hours

Buenos Aires - At Your Own Pace with Private Car and guide

Buenos Aires Street Art Tour - 3 hours

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Land Tour: Buenos Aires
Suggested Private Excursion
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

Dynamic and bustling, a city which seems never to sleep, Buenos Aires is one of the most exciting cities in Latin America. Tango was born here, restaurants serve an all manner of world cuisine, bars play the latest music, cafés spill on to the streets and nightclubs allow dancing throughout the night. Cultural hub of a society which traces its roots to European immigration, it is famous throughout South America for its theatres, museums and galleries. Gucci, Armani, Prada, to name a few, line the boulevards catering for the fashion conscious porteños, their offerings as stylish as anything found in the cities in Europe or North America.

Suggested Private Excursions

Flavours of Argentina - 4 hours

Jewish Heritage in Buenos Aires - 3 hours

Luxury Dinner and Tango show -3.5 hours

Buenos Aires at its Best - 4 hours

Buenos Aires at it's Best - 8 hours

Buenos Aires - At Your Own Pace with Private Car and guide

Buenos Aires Street Art Tour - 3 hours

Buenos Aires - Full Day Sightseeing Tour - 7 hours

Buenos Aires sightseeing south with Colon Theatre

Buenos Aires Sightseeing Tour North - half day

Land Tour: Air Travel
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 hours

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 8 hours

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

No information currently available.

Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
1/5/2021
1/5/2021

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 hours

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 8 hours

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Drake Passage
1/6/2021
1/6/2021

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Drake Passage
1/7/2021
1/7/2021

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Antarctica
1/8/2021
1/8/2021

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
1/9/2021
1/9/2021

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
1/10/2021
1/10/2021

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
1/11/2021
1/11/2021

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Antarctica
1/12/2021
1/12/2021

If the thought of an Antarctic cruise holiday makes your teeth chatter, you might be surprised to know that, during the November-to-March season, temperatures usually range between twenty degrees and forty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Highs in the fifties are not uncommon. As a rule, the Falkland Islands are a bit warmer, with average highs in the fifties and lows in the forties to high thirties. Weather on South Georgia Island is harder to predict. Its rugged topography makes for highly changeable weather patterns, with dull rain followed by fine sunny days. Tie your hat on! Sudden, intense katabatic winds and short-lived squalls known locally as "williwaws" are a fact of life on South Georgia. What will you see on your Antarctic journey? Sights change rapidly during the austral summer season. Local flora and fauna must pack a lot of living into these few warm months, so each cruise departure is, in effect, travelling to a different Antarctica, Falklands, or South Georgia Island. November to early December offers the spectacular courtship rituals of penguins and seabirds, wildflowers on the Falklands and South Georgia, and the highest level of research activity. Mid-December to January see the emergence of penguin chicks and seal pups, escalating whale sightings, and longer days creating incredible light conditions for photography. February to March bring whale sightings at their best, blooming snow algae, and increasingly numerous fur seals on the Antarctic Peninsula. Though it isn't a passive destination, rest assured that travel to the Deep South doesn't require great physical exertion or feats of special fitness.

Drake Passage
1/13/2021
1/13/2021

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Drake Passage
1/14/2021
1/14/2021

The Drake Passage is the body of water between the southern tip of South America at Cape Horn and Antarctica. It forms part of the Southern Ocean. It is named after 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake.

Ushuaia
Suggested Private Excursion
1/15/2021
1/15/2021

The world's southernmost city, Ushuaia overlooks Beagle Channel, named after the ship that took Charles Darwin to the bottom of the world. Founded just over one hundred years ago, this rustic town is situated amidst incredible snowcapped mountains, dramatic waterfalls, massive glaciers, and a forest known for its red foliage. Tierra del Fuego, the "Land of Fire," twelve miles to the west of Ushuaia, is known for its glacial landscape and its national park, which is a bird-watcher's paradise.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 4 hours

Ushuaia: Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park - 8 hours

Ushuaia: National Park Tour - 4 hours

Ushuaia – National Park, Trekking & Canoas (7 hours - Active sightseeing)

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
1/3/2021
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Cruise for 10 nights aboard luxurious ‘Le Lyrial’ with guaranteed balcony accommodations and a guest capacity limited to just 199, only when exclusively chartered by A&K
  • Begin your journey with a two-night stay at luxury Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt on Alvear Avenue in Buenos Aires
  • Sail with an exceptional team curated by A&K, featuring our award-winning Expedition Team, an experienced service staff and crew, and one of the best personnel-to-guest ratios at 1 to 1.3
  • Enjoy all-inclusive cruising with included onboard meals and house drinks, Zodiac excursions, expedition gear, port charges, gratuities, Traveller’s Valet laundry service, and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Discover rare yet abundant wildlife on a voyage ideally timed with the peak of the austral summer
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula for five action-packed days with excursions led by the region’s best guides
  • Enjoy an enhanced photography voyage on the Dec 7 departure with additional programming led by dedicated A&K photo coaches
  • Experience an A&K Philanthropy focus on climate change research on the Jan 3 departure, joined by special guest and noted Antarctic researcher Dr. James McClintock, who leads a behind-the-scenes tour at Palmer Station (conditions permitting)
Remarks:

Prices are per person, double occupancy and are subject to availability. International and internal air not included. Offers valid for new bookings only through Nov 30, 2019. 50% savings on the single supplement valid in stateroom categories 1–3

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1379106

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Company Info

Rio Grande Travel Centers, Inc.
6500 Holly Ave. NE Suite A-2
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 292-7044
(877) 768-7913
 
2074770-40