Discover the ethereal, ice-covered world of Antarctica from a unique study cruise. We offer two ways to get there: Either travel with the ship from Chile or take a short plane flight over Drake’s passage and meet the ship at the Antarctic base. Experience the Elephant seals, minke whales and wandering albatross that give life to this seemingly barren landscape. Navigate the storied routes of legendary explorers, bear witness to the rugged lands of Patagonia and learn the natural and human history of Antarctica as you hike and kayak in otherworldly islets and mountains. Explore without a set itinerary, landing at sites and navigating channels with the best conditions as you live the life of a true explorer.
A university of the world, Road Scholar has been leading global educational adventures for adults for over 40 years.
Our programs are all-inclusive educational adventures, not superficial tours. When you explore with us, you’ll have a deep, thought-provoking experience delivered by faculty experts on site.
Here are reviews from people who have taken our Antarctica adventures:
“The hikes and zodiac cruises with views of ubiquitous penguins and ice in various hues and configurations made for an unforgetable experience. The ship’s crew did a stellar job of maintaining our cabins, serving marvelous meals, and entertaining us. Since returning home I have recommended this fantastic Road Scholar program to a number of friends.”
“This was a fantastic voyage. The excitement built from Santiago, Chile to Torres del Paine National Park to flying to Frei Station in Antarctica and boarding the Ocean Nova for 5 nights. Special foods, drinks and traditions enhanced the cultural experience of Chile. Antarctica’s enormity and beauty are wondrous. It is an experience like none other.”