The ultimate adventure to Antarctica with a luxury, exhilarating cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula and some time to warm up in sultry Buenos Aires

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Itinerary highlights

  • Join an expert guide on a tour of Buenos Aires, visiting four of its most distinctive districts
  • Look out for penguins, seals, whales and glittering icebergs in one of the world’s most pristine natural environments
  • Take a Zodiac trip across Neko Bay, at the foot of a huge glacier
  • Visit the small museum at Port Lockroy and send a postcard at the post office

What's included

  • Completely private tours in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia
  • Luxury Antarctica cruise
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Book-ended with stays in wonderful Buenos Aires, this Classic Antarctic Peninsula Cruise will take you on an extraordinary and adventurous journey to the magical White Continent.

Begin with an overnight in bustling, sultry Buenos Aires before you arrive in Ushuaia, the southern-most city in the world. Take a tour of this frontier city, sail up the famous Beagle Channel, ride the train to the “end of the world” and spend two nights relaxing at a top class hotel.

Then it’s time to embark on the main event, an exhilarating luxury cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula. Discover glittering icebergs, wild marine life such as penguins, seals and whales and behold extraordinary natural sights that few are lucky enough to experience. During your cruise you’ll be lead out on exciting expeditions by specialist guides to uncover the secrets of this wild and largely unexplored continent. Kayak in icy waters, Zodiac to icebergs, hike through desolate, frozen lands and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime and more.

It’s then back to Buenos Aires to warm up with a day of exploring this fiery city and an evening of scintillating entertainment in the form of a tango show and dinner at an exclusive venue.


Example trip itinerary

Days 1-3

Buenos Aires

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from international airport)

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires Morning
Two nights in Buenos Aires Two nights in Buenos Aires

Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here. We can always organise you one of our privately-guided tours (history, culture, art) to more specialist excursions such as personal shopping trips, helicopter tours, wine tasting and tango lessons. Feel free to discuss your options with your travel designer.

Four balconies city tour Four balconies city tour

This exclusive tour serves as the perfect introduction to four of the city's most distinctive districts, offering a fascinating insight into its history, contrasts and culture. Your expert guide will draw on his extensive knowledge as you experience the highlights of Buenos Aires, including political centres, artist meccas and barrios rich in European architecture. You'll become acquainted with the foundation site of the capital at Plaza de Mayo, undisputedly Buenos Aires' political heart.

Next, you'll delve into one of the oldest districts, Parque Lezama and La Boca in the south, where artists ateliers and brightly coloured houses jostle for space; before moving on to Plaza San Martin and Retiro. Here, you'll notice the transformation of Buenos Aires architecture from the rambling style of the south of the city to the European-influenced residential quarters of the 19th century. Finally, you'll come face to face with the sophisticated neighbourhood of Recoleta, whose buildings and avenues were inspired by the French; it's also home to the world-famous Recoleta Cemetery and Evita Peron's Mausoleum, and you'll get to make a stop here on this tour.

Fogon Asado Experience Fogon Asado Experience

Discover the Asado tradition, served with a twist. Fogón is a closed-door dining experience in Palermo that explores new ways of serving Argentine Asado classics. While seated at the bar you'll see, feel and experience different grill cooking techniques, up close and personal.

Every Argentine's Asado is unique but always includes the best cuts of meat available and fire roasted seasonal vegetables. The tasting menu includes new grill techniques with tried and true Argentine recipes. The menu includes welcome cocktail, water and coffee. Wine pairing is optional during pre-booking. Wine and beer a la carte are available in the restaurant.

This is an evening experience which can accommodate up to 25 guests.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport


Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia


Private transfer from Ushuaia airport to your hotel

Days 3-5


Accommodation in Ushuaia

Full day tour exploring Ushuaia Full day tour exploring Ushuaia

You have an action-packed day of exploring today. Your private local guide will pick you up in the morning to first of all take a boat trip across the famous Beagle Channel, following in the (watery) footsteps of Charles Darwin on his expedition. Next you’ll board the Austral Fuegino (also known as the train at the end of the world); a historic, narrow gauge steam train that will take you along a scenic route into the Lapataia National Park. Here you will explore further before heading back to your hotel in Ushuaia.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer from your hotel to Ushuaia Town Pier

Days 5-14

Cruising Antarctica

Cruise Ships in Antarctica

10-day Antarctic Peninsula Cruise 10-day Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

Spend your time exploring the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula on your choice of Jacada's selected luxury expedition cruises. Part of the continent of Antarctica, the Antarctic Peninsula consists of a 500 mile long mountain chain and numerous off-lying islands, offering the most dramatic scenery and the biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Penguins, seals, whales and glittering icebergs inhabit these waters and on land, you'll get to explore one of the world’s most pristine natural environments. There's an abundance of exhilarating activities to enjoy during your cruise.

The Drake Passage The Drake Passage

Your journey to the "White Continent" begins by crossing the famous Drake Passage, considered by many as a rite of passage on a voyage to Antarctica. Named after the celebrated explorer Sir Frances Drake who first sailed these waters in 1578, the Drake Passage extends between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands and takes about 2 days to cross in favorable conditions. You'll pass the Polar Front, a fascinating area of the sea where waters from the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans meet. Keep your eyes open for seabirds and gulls such as albatrosses and petrels. It's near the South Shetland Islands that you'll spot your first icebergs.

Neko Bay Neko Bay

At the bottom of Andvord Bay, lies a little corner of paradise at the foot of a huge glacier. Neko Bay is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful sites in the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife is also abundant here, with seabirds such as gulls, Cape petrels, cormorants, and marine mammals such as seals, orcas and whales. Your guides will take you aboard the Zodiacs to get closer to the icebergs or land nearby to the penguin colonies, to observe a sea leopard, lounging on the beach or watch swoop of the Antarctic Terns.

Port Lockroy Port Lockroy

On reaching the small island of Goudier, we will head for Port Lockroy which was discovered by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1903. Originally a base for whaling boats, Port Lockroy became a British base in 1944. Here you'll find a small museum detailing life on the base in the 1950s and research on Papua penguins. The port is the most visited place of the White Continent and is also the only port with a post office where you can send letters to loved ones. Close to Port Lockroy is Jougla Point where Gentoo penguins and Blue-eyed shags can be found and leopard seals, crabeater seals and whales inhabit the waters.

Deception Island Deception Island

Nestled in the heart of the Shetland Islands, north of the Antarctic Peninsula, Deception Island is easily recognizable by its horseshoe shape. On the black volcanic sand beaches, the ruins of the abandoned cabins now give way to a rich wildlife. The largest colony of chinstrap penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula has taken up residence on these beaches. Trips aboard the Zodiacs allow you to land here to observe the 100,000 pairs of penguins, elephant seals and fur seals up close.

Flights & transfers


Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires


Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

Days 14-15

Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Overnight in Buenos Aires Overnight in Buenos Aires

Enjoy your evening in this lively, sultry city. You'll have our list of recommendations as well as private guides on hand to enjoy the best of your stay.

Rojo tango show Rojo tango show

Enjoy the best tango show in town, set in the exclusive environs of the Faena Hotel. The Rojo tango is the smallest and most stylish of tango salons. Your evening includes soft drinks and alcoholic drinks such as wine and champagne, and transfers to and from the venue.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport

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