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Antarctica

Have you ever dreamed of kayaking through gardens of neon blue icebergs? Hiking to snow peaks to visit a rookery of thousands of curious chinstrap penguins? Learning about the leopard seals lazing on a nearby ice shelf as Gentoo penguins dolphin dive alongside your tender boat? Or camping on the frozen continent surrounded by the spectacular silence that only a stay on an uninhabited island can provide? These are the experiences that only a handful of humans on the planet will experience each year. Choose to be one of the lucky ones to explore this incredible polar region with Road Scholar.

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Antarctica Tours and Adventures

Antarctica covers an area of 5.5 million square miles, twice the size of Australia, and larger than the United States of America and Mexico combined. On this expansive continent there are hundreds of different animal species, including 46 species of bird, 10 cetaceans (including killer whales and humpback whales), six species of seal, and seven Antarctic penguin species.

Can you imagine floating on a kayak far below the towering neon blue icebergs where most people never even imagine going? Or seeing thousands of curious chinstrap penguins? What an adventure you’ll have camping on the frozen continent surrounded by silence 

Choose to be one of the lucky ones to explore this incredible polar region with Road Scholar on its Antarctica tour into the great expanse.

Explore Antarctica 

Beyond Antarctica Tour

Sail to the Antarctic on a 24-day epic expedition starting in Buenos Aires and sailing from Ushuaia across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. Adventure travelers will visit the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia, learning about the wildlife and geologic forces that shaped Antarctica.

Sail past towering icebergs and hop into a zodiac or kayak to get up close and personal with penguins waddling through the snow and seals snoozing on the sea ice. 

Road Scholar has chosen seasoned experts to navigate Antarctica sightseeing past whales feeding in rich waters, and enjoy lectures about geology, wildlife, and issues facing the Antarctic.

Otherworldly Antarctica

Land Ho! Road Scholar has created an amazing adventure in Antarctica on a 14-day Antarctica tour that takes you on an afloat study cruise to a land that is fascinating and far. Journey on a ship to the farthest reaches of the planet where icebergs float in frigid waters and penguins waddle freely on the expanse of frozen land. 

The trip will venture across the Drake Passage where travelers will see wandering black-browed and light-mantled Sooty Albatross, Prions, and Cap Petrels are among the species of seabirds to expect to see on the journey across into Antarctica.

Explore Antarctica and its volcanic islands and iceberg-filled bays of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. Join Road Scholar’s seasoned naturalists and biologists as they explain the geological wonders and introduce you to the unusual wildlife that call Antarctica home.   

Experience Travel with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer a wide range of trips through Antarctica where our guests will enjoy a spectacular adventure; leave all of the planning and work to us! Enjoy spirited conversations and educational lessons on Road Scholar tours that are perfect for seniors, families and solo travelers. 


Book your travel and learn more with Road Scholar today.