21170
Antarctica
Antarctica In-Depth
Set sail on an expedition ship, discovering the natural beauty, unique wildlife, pristine waters and fascinating history of Antarctica alongside naturalists and other experts.
Program No. 21170RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
8,495
Flights start at
FREE
13 days
12 nights
28 meals
10B 8L 10D
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At a Glance

Make one of the most thrilling adventures on earth — a crossing of the Drake Passage to the ethereal world of Antarctica. Journey past majestic mountains, deeply crevassed glaciers and massive icebergs, as naturalists illuminate the wildlife and the nutrient-rich waters that sustain this environment.
Activity Level
Moderately Challenging
Descending and ascending a steep stairway to board Zodiacs; climbing in and out of Zodiacs; wet landings ashore; walking on rough, unpaved terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • On Zodiac excursions, come ashore on Antarctica and experience close encounters with penguins and seals.
  • Follow the course set by Captain James Cook in 1773 as you cross the Drake Passage and search for albatross and petrels along the way.
  • Under the guidance of an expert Group Leader, enjoy learning together with your group of enthusiastic fellow Road Scholars.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Steve Blamires
Steve works as a group leader and historian for National Geographic, and his tenure with them has allowed him to circumnavigate the globe, travel extensively on all seven continents and meet like-minded travelers with a thirst for knowledge and adventure. Steve is especially interested in expedition cruises, and he specializes in the history of polar exploration. When Steve isn’t leading educational travel groups, he’s usually listening to music or writing; he has six books in print!
Steve Blamires
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