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$14,590pp

Duration

13 Days

Departs

07 Dec, 2019

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Antarctica with Tauck

Floating castles of ice glisten in the warmth of the austral sun... glacial mountains rise from the sea, framed against a radiant sky... in an instant, a bright sun illuminates a floating regatta of ice formations... Explorers throughout the centuries have been captivated by the ice... Today, you are that Antarctic explorer. Few experiences can compare to the feeling you'll have as you head off on an expeditionary Antarctica cruise and immerse in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and, when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Your adventure begins with two nights in amazing Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then it's all aboard Le Boréal or Le Soléal for a 10-night cruise to a magical wonderland where the locals, from penguins and seals to seabirds, welcome you ashore with friendly curiosity. Learn about their life and icy habitats from onboard naturalists who educate and inspire. And at night, enjoy informal chats, onboard lectures, documentary films and warm camaraderie with fellow explorers, captain and crew.

Highlights include:

  • All gratuities to Tauck Directors, local guides, naturalists and ship staff
  • On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts plus other select BBC Earth touches
  • Includes two on-tour flights
  • Cruise aboard one of Tauck’s sleek sister ships, L’Austral or Le Soléal, accompanied by onboard naturalists who share their expert insights
  • Your cruise may be a shared ship experience with non-Tauck guests onboard as well; all Tauck guests will be accompanied by one Tauck Director for approximately every 40 Tauck guests, and your itinerary will always be highlighted by exclusive, private Tauck shore excursions
  • Tauck provides you with a special, water-repellent hooded parka that you will receive aboard ship; this parka is yours to keep
  • Shore Excursions to islands in the Antarctic Archipelago that are guided by expert naturalists, ornithologists, historians or oceanographers
  • Two nights in a premium hotel in Buenos Aires in the heart of the city
  • Guided city sightseeing in Buenos Aires includes a tango dance performance and demonstration
  • Aboard ship – alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available throughout the day aboard ship including house wines and spirits; premium spirits and wines are available at extra cost.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
  • 34 meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners) including a welcome dinner with entertainment in Buenos Aires
  • Service charges, applicable fuel surcharges, taxes and porterage
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Your Ship –  Le Soleal or L’Austral

L’Austral, a sleek yacht launched in 2011, is small enough to provide a truly intimate cruise experience; her size makes her ideally suited for visiting ports that bigger ships can’t reach. L’Austral sports 6 decks that include Le Restaurant Gastronomique, the elegant main dining room serving French and international cuisine; the casual Le Grill Restaurant; three lounges offering evening entertainment, bars and access to the open decks; Le Théâtre hosting informative lectures and entertainment; a Fitness and Beauty Corner; a Medical Center; and multiple observation areas. Elevators serve all passenger decks. Staterooms (ranging in size from 200 to 210 sq. ft.) and suites (ranging in size from 301 to 398 sq. ft.) have ocean views; 95% have private balconies. Staterooms are decorated by French designers, offering individually controlled air conditioning, twin beds converting to a queen-size bed (or one queen-size bed), DVD / CD player, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, electronic safe and minibar.

Check out the Le Soleal Deck Plan here.

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