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Magnificent glaciers, staggeringly beautiful icebergs, epic mountains and an abundance of wildlife all contribute to the allure of the Antarctica – the 'Great White Continent' covering an area of around 14 million square kilometres that are virtually untouched by humankind.
Our collection of holidays to Antarctica include small ship expedition voyages and land based adventures, including fly-in options to the South Pole.
Encounter curious penguins and laid-back seals on this clas…
Discover many of Antarctica's top wildlife hotspots on this…
Save time at sea fly across the Drake Passage to the Antarc…
The ideal way to meet the Peninsula's wildilfe whilst avoid…
A comprehensive cruise that explores Antarctica's top wildl…
Explore Antarctica by kayak, snowshoe and on foot on this a…
Enjoy a week exploring the best of the Falkland Islands
Explore the wildlife-rich beaches of Sea Lion Island
A land-based adventure that takes travellers to the white c…
Follow in Amundsen's footsteps journeying to the harsh yet …
Explore the history and wildlife of these remote islands on…
Roam between the bustling west and less-visited east of the…
Head south of the Antarctic Circle on this extended Peninsu…
Working with a wide range of polar suppliers, we have the most comprehensive choice of polar holidays available in the UK. Whether you’re looking for a small ship expedition cruise or South Pole fly in adventure, we offer an extensive choice of options for exploring the Polar Regions. Our team of passionate and knowledgeable travel specialists have visited Antarctica and between us have visited most of the vessels we offer, so we can provide you with advice based on our first-hand experience. As well as helping you to choose the most suitable itinerary to your needs, we’ll also book your flights and any pre and post voyage accommodation, including land based extensions.
While Antarctica remains the habitat of intrepid explorers and scientific expeditions, its extraordinary wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery is also accessible to discerning travellers wishing to discover one the most pristine areas of the planet, under strict environmental guidelines.
Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent and much of it is blanketed by a vast permanent ice sheet, averaging 2,000 metres in thickness. The wider region comprises a much larger area than the continent itself, including ice shelves, seas and islands off the coast of South America and Australasia.
The wildlife- rich Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands are the most accessible parts of the continent, and hence are the focus of many expedition voyages departing from South America. Longer voyages also take in South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, the former, with its links to Shackleton’s fabled trek across the glaciers, being a must for many intrepid travellers.
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The lesser explored Weddell Sea region hugs the Peninsula and is home to emperor penguins nesting on the frozen oceans; little wonder that this area is known as 'iceberg alley'.
Dominated by an ice shelf the size of France, the Ross Sea region is inextricably linked to the golden age of exploration. The historic huts at Terra Nova Bay, Cape Evans and Cape Royds stand as monuments to Scott and Shackleton’s heroic expeditions. This area also boasts one of Antarctica’s most perplexing natural assets, the Dry Valleys, where no rain has fallen for at least 2 million years. Considerably more remote and inaccessible than the Peninsula, this is an area of dense pack ice most commonly reached from Australasia.
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Photogenic, inquisitive and charming, enjoy close encounters with the consummate charmers of Antarctica…
Contrast your Antarctica adventure with time in Chile or Argentina and discover the diversity and vibrancy of these South American nations…
Jordis and Olav Fahre
South Pole Adventure
Antarctica and South Georgia
Ross Sea Voyage
Michael & Karen Rodger
New Zealand, Tasmania and Antarctica Tailor made