Antarctica Holidays

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 includes small ship expedition voyages and land based adventures, including fly-in options to the South Pole. We have carefully chosen what we believe to be the best trips available and offer the most comprehensive choice of Polar holidays available from the UK.

We will always offer the best price available from the voyage operator at the time of booking and guarantee no surcharges - see our 100% Guarantee for more details.

Travel with the Polar holiday specialists

Our team of passionate and knowledgeable travel specialists are on hand to provide help and first-hand advice throughout the booking process and will help you to choose the most suitable itinerary to your needs, as well as book your flights and any pre and post voyage accommodation, including Latin America extensions. In addition, we only work with IAATO Full Members and are committed to the conservation of this delicate region.

Est. 1984

About Antarctica

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.

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.

Popular holidays

Patagonia, the Chilean Fjords and Antarctica

from £4,450 / £13,550
Exc. flights
12/18 nights | Nov
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Classic Antarctica Cruises

from £3,971
Exc. flights
9-12 nights | Oct - Mar
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Peninsula, Falklands and South Georgia

from £6,700
Exc. flights
18-21 nights | Oct - Feb
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South Georgia via the Falklands

from £8,854
Exc. flights
13-18 nights | Oct-Mar
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Peninsula Fly-In

from £7,100
Exc. flights
6-10 nights | Dec - Feb
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Antarctic Circle, Falklands & South Georgia

from £13,700
Exc. flights
22 nights | Dec-Jan
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Off The Beaten Track Cruise

from £7,354
Exc. flights
12 nights | Nov
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Falklands Highlights

from £2,184
Exc. flights
7 nights | Oct - Apr
  • Independent touring

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Antarctic Peninsula & South Georgia

from £11,040
Exc. flights
15-19 nights | Nov-Mar
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Antarctic Circle Fly-In

from £7,286
Exc. flights
9-10 nights | Dec - Feb
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Wildlife of the Falklands

from £2,100
Exc. flights
7 nights | Oct - Apr
  • Independent touring

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Antarctic Peninsula & the Falklands

from £8,639
Exc. flights
11, 14 nights | Dec - Feb
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Sailing Antarctica

from £15,722
Exc. flights
11-16 nights | Dec - Feb
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

from £5,880
Exc. flights
11-14 nights | Dec - Mar
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In Search of the Emperor Penguins

from £8,280
Exc. flights
10 nights | Nov
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Antarctic Semi-Circumnavigation

from £20,280
Exc. flights
31 nights | Feb - Mar
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Atlantic Odyssey Expedition Cruise

from £5,160
Exc. flights
23-42 nights | March
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Active Antarctic Adventure

from £5,280
Exc. flights
10 or 11 nights | Nov - Mar
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Antarctic Odyssey

from £17,607
Exc. flights
6 nights | Dec
  • Escorted

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South Pole Adventure

from £34,393
Exc. flights
5, 6 nights | Dec - Jan
  • Escorted

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Spectacular scenery and wildlife

Some may argue that it's impossible to describe the scenery of Antarctica in a single word, but ‘breathtaking’ comes close! It really is the world's last true wilderness area and during its fleeting summer, this inhospitable land plays host to some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth. Millions of pairs of penguins, albatrosses, petrels and other sea birds breed in the region; five species of seal are regularly observed hauled out on ice floes; orcas, humpback and minke whales are often encountered feeding on the ocean’s rich pickings, adding to the impressive list of marine mammals.

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