13 June 2019
With over 25 years’ experience, Aurora Expeditions have become the leader in small-group, expedition style travel to the polar regions, as well as a variety of other remote and wild places. Founded by renowned mountaineer and explorer, Greg Mortimer and his wife, the Australian-owned adventure company offers an innovative range of intimate experiences in off the beaten track destinations.
Join an Antarctic Explorer voyage aboard the ground-breaking state-of-the-art vessel and one of the most advanced expedition ships in the world, the Greg Mortimer, and enjoy incredible 20% savings when you book by the 30th June.
One of the last, great untamed continents on the planet, Antarctica is a truly captivating destination. A world that fills the heart, overloads the senses and imprints on your memory forever, Antarctica offers a holiday experience like no other.
The spectacular Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible part of the continent, with the west coast offering ice-clad peaks towering over a maze of protected channels, and the east coast a vast icecap filled with strange, fossil-rich islands. From spring to autumn, the stunning landscape is abundant with wildlife as penguins, seals, petrels and whales all arrive to feed and breed.
The Antarctic region is also surprisingly rich in history; from ancient fossils and scientific huts to explorer relics and wartime history.
With Aurora Expeditions, you can explore not just the Antarctic coast itself but also the remote and historical islands in the Scotia Sea, as well as the wildlife wonderland of South Georgia. Known as the ‘Galapagos of the Southern Ocean’ due to the incredible biodiversity on this isolated island, walk amongst thousands of king penguins, elephant and fur seals alongside expert naturalists for the ultimate wildlife experience.
Take your adventure one step further and enjoy one of the many available exciting optional activities. Whether you’re paddling amongst penguins, snorkelling with playful seals or traversing South Georgia in the footsteps of the legendary Ernest Shackleton; you’re sure to return home with incredible stories to share.
Next year, experience the ultimate white Christmas in incredible Antarctica. At this very special time of the year, the stunning Antarctic region is at its liveliest. Combining the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia on one unforgettable voyage, enjoy spectacular frozen landscapes, lively penguin colonies, feeding whales and unsurpassed adventure activities, including kayaking and snorkelling.
Visit the wildlife hotspot and inhabited outpost of the Falkland Islands, before crossing the majestic Scotia Sea to visit the world’s largest king penguin colonies, and for some, retrace Shackleton’s epic walk across South Georgia on foot, where the beaches are crammed with elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals. Once at the Antarctic Peninsula, there are so many exciting places to visit and the knowledgeable expedition team will use their expertise to design your voyage from day to day. If you want to get away from it all next festive season and experience something truly unique, don’t miss this special celebratory voyage onboard the state-of-the-art expedition vessel, the Greg Mortimer.
Itinerary: Ushuaia (overnight in hotel accommodation) | Ushuaia (overnight onboard) | At Sea | Falklands – Malvinas | At Sea | At Sea | At Sea | South Georgia | South Georgia | South Georgia | South Georgia | South Georgia | At Sea | At Sea | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | Antarctic Peninsula | At Sea | Ushuaia
21 days from £17,745 per person based on 2 people sharing*
*Terms and conditions apply
Are you ready to learn more about the unique experience of expedition cruising to Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands? Contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.