Join Silversea Expeditions on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise, sailing from Ushuaia in Patagonia to the Falkland Islands and the Great White Continent.
• Ushuaia, Argentina
• West Point Island & Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
• Stanley, Falkland Islands
• South Georgia
• Drake Passage transit
• Elephant Island, Antarctica
• Antarctic Sound, Antarctica
• Antarctic Peninsula
• Drake Passage transit
• South Shetland Island, Antarctica
• Ushuaia, Argentina
• Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cruise Your time in Antarctica will consist of both Zodiac cruises and landings. You’ll be accompanied by members of the Expedition Team as you drift past glaciers and visit penguin rookeries and research stations.
Buenos Aires city tour Join an introductory tour of the colourful capital of Argentina.
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa In Ushuaia, stay at a stunning hillside retreat which has panoramic Beagle Channel views and a unique indoor/outdoor swimming pool.
Cruise In a Veranda Suite you can enjoy the unique views of Antarctica from the small French balcony or through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Cruise This is expedition cruising but not as you might have imagined it. You’ll get to experience the most remote place on Earth in absolute style and comfort, and enjoy informative lectures in the multi-tiered Explorer Lounge.
Land Choose from a range of unique wellness treatments at Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa.
Reinamora Sample traditional Patagonian cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, Reinamora – Ushuaia’s top restaurant on TripAdvisor – which has unbeatable views over the Beagle Channel*.
Cruise If you’ve ever wanted to try lava stone cooking, a night at Silver Explorer’s open-air venue The Grill is a must.
* Extra charge
Is this for you?
With Silversea you can expect boutique-style luxury ships, all-inclusive itineraries to over 900 destinations on all seven continents and the highest standards of service with butler service in every suite. For those with luxe-adventure in mind Silversea Expeditions offer the indulgences you would expect from Silversea in some of the most remote destinations on Earth. What’s included: Gourmet meals in all dining venues, selected wines, premium spirits, speciality coffees, soft drinks and bottled water, personalised in-suite minibar restocked with selected drinks on request, butler service, gratuities.
Silver Explorer is an ice-class ship which provides the ultimate luxury in remote destinations such as Antarctica and the Bering Sea.
What to expect
Day 1 UK to Ushuaia, Argentina Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Ushuaia via Buenos Aires.
Days 2-3 Ushuaia, Argentina Transfer to the Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa where you will stay two nights. You will have a full day in the world’s southernmost city to explore the incredible Patagonian landscapes either independently or on our half-day excursion into Tierra del Fuego National Park.
Day 4 Ushuaia, Argentina
Begin your cruise on board Silver Explorer.
Day 5 At sea
Day 6 West Point Island & Saunders Island, Falkland Islands
Day 7 Stanley, Falkland Islands
Days 8-9 At sea
Days 10-12 South Georgia
Days 13-14 At sea
Day 15 Elephant Island, Antarctica
Day 16 Antarctic Sound, Antarctica
Days 17-18 Antarctica Peninsula
The highlight of this cruise is the time spent sailing the waters surrounding the Antarctic Peninsula and the various nearby islands. The captain and expedition crew will react to the sea, ice and wea ther conditions and best wildlife viewing opportunities when navigating your route around the peninsula. If conditions allow, there will be daily expeditions by Zodiac, cruising amongst the towering icebergs and disembarking on wildlife-rich islands. Possible destinations include the Aitcho Islands of the South Shetland Islands, the Wilhelm archipelago, Deception Island and Paradise Bay and the Tabarin Peninsula, the latter two being on the Antarctic landmass and your best opportunity to actually step foot on the Great White Continent.
Day 19 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
Days 20-21 Cruising the Drake Passage
Day 22 Ushuaia to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires where you will stay one night at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. You’ll have some free time to wander around the eclectic and lively barrios – or neighbourhoods – of Argentina’s capital.
Day 23 Buenos Aires, Argentina Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK.
Departing 31 January 2020. Alternative Antarctica itineraries are available with Silversea Expeditions, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
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Extend your holiday
The capital of Argentina deserves a few days of your time so we recommended adding at least a couple of extra nights here. Watch one of the mesmerising tango shows as you enjoy a traditional afternoon dinner, visit colourful La Boca or even catch a ferry over to the town of Colonia in Uruguay.
Tailor made cruises
While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.