Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Antarctica from the romantic port of Buenos Aires. Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park in Ushuaia and cruise past Cape Horn, the southernmost point of the Americas. Spot penguin colonies while sailing down the Schollart Channel, and admire towering peaks and glaciers in Paradise Bay. Marvel at a humpback whale breeching the water while you cruise down the Gerlache Strait and see elephant seals and Antarctic fur seal on Elephant Island. Go hiking at the Falkland Islands and learn all about animal conservation in Puerto Madryn. Finish off your vacation with a stop in Montevideo, a modern city with lively beaches and a vibrant arts scene.
Flight & Pre night package. Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a wonderful combination of sleek skyscrapers and past grandeur, a collision of the ultrachic and tumbledown.
Thurs., Jan 4 – Tour departs Pearson International Airport on our flight to Argentina.
Fri., Jan. 5 – mid day arrival in Buenos Aires for our prenight stay prior to the Cruise departure on Saturday, January 6th. After a rest and chance to freshen up we will join our travel group for a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of this amazing journey. (D)
Day 1: Sat. Jan. 6 – Buenos Aires, Argentina. Today we will transfer to our ship and settle in for our amazing cruise, setting sail at 5:00p.m. Enjoy your balcony room, with floor to ceiling glass doors leading to your private outdoor seating area. (B & D)
Day 2, 3, 4: Sun., Jan 7 to Tues., Jan. 9 – At Sea for 3 days – While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies, or explore the venues
on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.
(B, L & D each day)
Day 5: Wed., Jan. 10 – Ushuaia – Most consider Ushuaia to be the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia’s port is a common stopover for visits to Antarctica. No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines for 18 hours during each summer day, providing ample opportunity to view the mix of glaciers, forests and sea, all framed by Mount Martial to the west and Mounts Olivia and Cinco Hermanos to the east. Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a day hike through the wilderness, or hike along the coast and glacial lakes.
(B, L & D)
Day 6: Thurs. Jan. 11 – Cape Horn – Rounding the extreme southern tip of South America, you’ll be awestruck by the rugged beauty and imposing vision of Cape Horn. Named after the Dutch town of Hoorn in 1616, its craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, with a rugged beauty that creates a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. And, depending on the time of year, you’ll either encounter “hold on to your hat” waves, or gentle currents on a Cape Horn cruise. (B, L & D)
Day 7: Fri., Jan. 12 – Schollart Channel is located between Anvers Island and Brabant Island. It was discovered in 1898 by the Belgian Antarctic Expedition. Through the Channel you will be able to experience the beauty of what the Antarctic has to offer along with wildlife and wondrous icebergs. Paradise Bay – This protected harbour lives up to its name. Ringed by hanging ice cliffs and dotted with floating icebergs reflecting every colour of the spectrum, it has a heavenly aura about it. Hear the breathy sound of surfacing humpback, minke, and killer whales, who come to feed in the krill-rich waters. At the sometimes-occupied Chilean station you will be entertained by the gentoo and chinstrap penguins and have the chance to set foot on the Antarctic continent. Gerlache Strait – Several geographical anomalies around the Gerlache Strait make these waters among the most plankton-rich in the world. So, in addition to some of the most stunning polar mountains, and majestic floating ice floes in the distance, you are likely to see a profusion of humpback whales feeding in this rich ecosystem. (B, L & D)
Day 8: Sat., Jan. 13 – Elephant Island – When the Endurance was crushed by the ice of the Weddell Sea, it is on Elephant Island in the South Shetlands that Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew sought refuge, floating on three small boats through mammoth icebergs and landing between steep cliffs. The island is covered with elephant seals, hence the name Elephant Island. At Cape Lookout, a bluff on the southern coast where various penguins (chinstrap, gentoo, and macaroni) call home.
(B, L & D)
Day 9: Sun., Jan. 14 – At Sea (B, L & D)
Day 10: Mon., Jan. 15 – Port Stanley is the only town on the Falkland Islands, and though it has little more than 2000 residents, it contains half of the islands’ population. There are 700,000 sheep, and a wonderful assortment of sea birds and elephant seals. (B, L & D)
Day 11: Tues., Jan. 16 – At Sea (B, L & D)
Day 12: Wed., Jan. 17 – Puerto Madryn is a quickly growing tourist destination that serves as the gateway to Valdes Peninsula, a nearby wildlife sanctuary where vast numbers of sea elephants, whales and penguins far outnumber the few human visitors who make it out this far. (B, L & D)
Day 13: Thurs., Jan. 18 – At Sea (B, L & D)
Day 14: Fri., Jan. 19 – Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. If ever there were a time you were inclined to indulge, delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant. (B, L & D)
Day 15: Sat., Jan. 20 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – disembark – overnight return flights to Toronto (B)
Day 16: Sun., Jan. 21 – Toronto – Early morning Arrival to Toronto Pearson International Airport and return shuttle to our original departure points
Includes: motor coach departure from Collingwood, Stayner, Barrie & Tour Office to Pearson International Airport, Hamilton Tours Director will accompany the group, 1 night stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina prior to cruise departure, 14 night Celebrity Cruise, all taxes and port charges of $456.00 per person, 43 meals & HST EXEMPT.
Each cabin will also receive early booking perks of $200. US on board credit as well as a free Wifi, Gratuities & Classic Beverage package.
Does not include: items of a personal nature & optional side trips while in port.
Cost per person based on outside, balcony cabins – Category V2
Twin $9650.00 & Single $14330.00
A Valid Canadian Passport is required for this tour with an expiry date of at least 6 months past the return date of travel
An initial deposit of $1000.00 is required at time of booking.
A second deposit of $4000.00 is due on July 4, 2023 with the balance due in full by October 1, 2023.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.
The prices listed are guaranteed – based on the cabins in our present inventory at the time of printing. Once our cabin inventory has been depleted, bookings will still be taken but are based on availability and the price is subject to change.
This tour requires a minimum of 16 passengers to run