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Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia

 

Summary:

Celebrate the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton on the centenary of his death

Duration
20 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
22-Dec-2021
Starting at
± USD 33,981.00
Price per day
± USD 1,699.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
0 - 199
Age Group
18 - 99 Years

Summary

Celebrate the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton on the centenary of his death

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Start Buenos Aires, Argentina; Overnight In Hotel
Day 2.
Fly To Ushuaia And Embark.
Day 3-4.
Crossing The Drake Passage
Day 5-6.
Antarctic Peninsula
Day 7.
Weddell Sea
Day 8.
At Sea
Day 9.
Elephant Island
Day 10-11.
New Year's At Sea
Day 12-15.
South Georgia
Day 16-19.
At Sea
Day 20.
Disembark In Ushuaia And Fly To Buenos Aires

Visited Countries (3): Antarctica (Argentina), Argentina, South Georgia

Visited cities (6): Antarctic Peninsula, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, South Georgia, Ushuaia, Weddell Sea

 

Details

This brand new itinerary celebrates the life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose passing in South Georgia on January 5, 1922, marked the end of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. The 20-day itinerary Celebrating Shackleton: Journey from Antarctica to South Georgia (which will coincide with the centenary of Shackleton’s death) not only honours one of Antarctica’s greatest heroes—but also his unwavering spirit of exploration, which Quark Expeditions continues to emulate to this day.Whereas Shackleton and his crew braved the harsh elements of Antarctica aboard Endurance, which had the most basic of amenities, guests on this voyage will sail aboard the brand new ship Ultramarine - during its inaugural Antarctic sailing season. The technologically-advanced vessel will follow the route of Shackleton’s Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914–1917), allowing passengers to experience the full splendour of Antarctica and South Georgia while exploring on Ultramarine’s two twin-engine helicopters and 20 fast-launching Zodiacs. Guests will cross the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, visit the Weddell Sea (where the ill-fated Endurance met its tragic end), then onto Elephant Island and, ultimately, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where, if conditions allow, guests will pay homage to Shackleton at his grave at Grytviken.Throughout the voyage, passengers will enjoy special presentations by Polar experts Tim Jarvis (author of ‘Chasing Shackleton’) and Dr. Ross MacPhee, curator of the ground-breaking museum exhibit ‘The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.’

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Start in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the tango capital of the world * Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and foot * Relive Polar history on a visit to Shackleton’s grave at the cemetery in Grytviken * Observe wildlife in South Georgia, known as the ‘Galapagos of the Southern Ocean’ * Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife from our onboard experts * Enjoy a helicopter tour of the frozen Weddell Sea, where Shackleton’s /Endurance /lies buried under the ice * Mark /Ultramarine/’s first-ever New Year in the Antarctic * Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
  • Included in Price

    • All meals while on the ship included.*Typical Meals*The ships galley offers good quality service and cuisine throughout, with excellent chefs preparing international menus including vegetarian dishes, accompanied by a wide variety of drinks from around the world on sale.*Breakfast:* Buffet style – unlimited tea and coffee, a selection of fruit juices, hot options including bacon and eggs or omelettes, a selection of bread and toast and jam/honey/marmalade, fruit and cereal.*Lunch:* Three course set meal or buffet, or the occasional BBQ.*Dinner:* Three or four courses with a starter of soup and/or salad, a choice of mains with at least one vegetarian option and a dessert, with tea and coffee.Vegetarians and vegans can be well catered for on this holiday - please do inform us before departure of any special dietary requests so that our local team can be well prepared.
    • * All meals while on the ship * Beer and wine at dinner * All accommodation * All transport and listed activities * Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff * We can include flights from the UK.  Please contact us for a quote.

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request) * Visas and vaccinations * Mandatory Charter Flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Return - from £850 (or equivalent in booking currency) paid on booking
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