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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands: Holiday Voyage 2021-22


18 days from $19,495 per person was $23,495

Limited to 199 guests

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Save $4,000 per person on all stateroom categories and suites.

Experience an epic holiday adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, celebrating the arrival of the new year in the world’s most remarkable wilderness alongside A&K’s passionate Expedition Team. Enjoy additional family programming led by A&K Young Explorers Guides, as well as unforgettable holiday festivities on board and on land, all while experiencing otherworldly landscapes on daily Zodiac excursions.

A&K Advantages

  • Cruise for 17 nights on an extended holiday voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, onboard a luxurious mega-yacht exclusively chartered by A&K
  • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago’s colorful history and abundant wildlife
  • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit spectacular king penguin colonies as well as the gravesite of one of Antarctica’s most intrepid explorers, Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Celebrate an unforgettable Christmas and New Year’s Eve with spirited onboard festivities while exploring the Southern Ocean
  • Enjoy additional family programming led by dedicated Young Explorers Guides, including renowned young inventor and TEDx speaker Ann Makosinski

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Itinerary at a Glance

DEC 20
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DEC 21
Buenos Aires | Exploring the Capital City
DEC 22
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World
DEC 23
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean
DEC 24
The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost
DEC 25–26
The South Atlantic | Holiday at Sea
DEC 27–29
South Georgia | Wildlife Haven
DEC 30–31
Scotia Sea | Life on the Southern Ocean
JAN 1–3
Antarctica | Incredible White Continent
JAN 4–5
Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea
JAN 6
Depart Ushuaia

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DEC 20
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
DEC 21
Buenos Aires | Exploring the Capital City

Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. In the evening, join your fellow guests and A&K staff for a welcome cocktail reception.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast
DEC 22
Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watch with your family from the comfort of your own private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DEC 23
At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts of all ages enjoy time with A&K’s Resident Photo Coach, on hand to share tips and answer questions. Young guests — even teens, who may enjoy their own teens-only group — are invited to join Young Explorers Guides for onboard adventures ranging from a scavenger hunt to nautical knot-tying with a former British Royal Marine Commando. The cool waters in these parts are rich in krill, making them a favorite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from ‘Le Lyrial’s’ deck.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DEC 24
The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost

Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital of Stanley, where you can stroll its charming streets and explore its surrounding wilderness areas.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DEC 25–26
The South Atlantic | Holiday at Sea

Experience a Christmas Day like no other as you find yourself at sea heading toward one of the most beautiful places on earth. As you approach South Georgia, deckside sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with fascinating lectures by your Expedition Team as well as exciting family-friendly programming led by Young Explorers Guides. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life — scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters past the islands of Shag Rocks islands.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DEC 27–29
South Georgia | Wildlife Haven

Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel of wildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes Mountains, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where you may have the chance to visit vast colonies of king penguins and southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island, at Grytviken.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DEC 30–31
Scotia Sea | Life on the Southern Ocean

Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Young Explorers Guides arrange for engaging activities that include dissecting loligo squids, creating Japanese fish prints with an ink rubbing and a special visit to the ship’s high-tech bridge to see how ‘Le Lyrial’ is controlled. On December 31, enjoy a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 1–3
Antarctica | Incredible White Continent

In the first days of the new year, your itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Weather and ice conditions permitting, your Expedition Team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Meanwhile, a parent-free Zodiac ride beckons younger guests, who receive a lesson from their naturalist guide on how to drive the nimble boats while cruising past ice floes, whales and napping leopard seals. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here as dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 4–5
Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea

Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north toward Ushuaia. Enjoy time with the new friends you’ve made, observe more marine life from the decks or participate in family-friendly activities with your Young Explorers Guides.

'Le Lyrial'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
JAN 6
Depart Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home or join our Ushuaia post-tour extension.

Meals: Breakfast

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control at the sole discretion of the Captain.

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Iguazu Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Discover Iguazu Falls, visiting the Argentine and Brazilian sides of one of South America’s greatest natural wonders.

Pre-Tour Extension: Iguazu Falls

4 days from $2,995 per person

Single Supplement from $995 per person

Internal air from $685

(Buenos Aires/Iguazu/Buenos Aires)

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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Day 1

Arrive in Buenos Aires. You are transferred to your historic hotel in the heart of the city where you meet your A&K local guide who joins your journey.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Day 2

Fly to Iguazu Falls and experience the Argentine side of the park, walking the trails above and along the falls. Choose to venture out onto a suspended platform that extends 1,300 yards over the lush tropical basin at the very brink of the ‘Garganta do Diabo’ (Devil’s Throat).

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Today, explore the Brazilian side, with its cascading waterfalls along a gulf. Join your guide on a tour through the national park to a catwalk within arm's reach of the falls.

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

Fly to Buenos Aires. Begin your main program.

Meals: Breakfast

Ushuaia Post-Tour Extension

Explore the Southern Andes, venturing off-road at Fagnano Lake and cruising to Gable Island for forested hikes.

Ushuaia-PostTour-Extension-Photo

3 days from $2,495 per person

Single Supplement from $795 per person

Available to add to select departure dates. 
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Day 1

Disembark in Ushuaia and set off on a morning city tour. After lunch, travel in a 4x4 on an off-road adventure to the Fuegian Andes region. Journey through forests and across rivers, taking in views of Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake) from above the Andes and enjoying an Argentine barbecue at impressive Fagnano Lake. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Arakur Ushuaia
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2

Travel to Haberton Ranch, the first estancia in Tierra del Fuego and one of the most rugged and beautiful places in the Beagle Channel. Visit its marine mammal museum, ride a motorboat to Martillo Island to see its penguins, and then cruise to the enormous Gable Island for a Patagonian lunch. After coffee, hike this gorgeous island, crossing over beaver dams and through its forest to reach the shore of the Beagle Channel. Return to your hotel and enjoy time at leisure.

Arakur Ushuaia
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • 2021
  • Dec 20 - Jan 06
    Special Offer
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Classic Stateroom - Category 1
    Price
    $19,495 was $23,495
    Single Supplement
    $17,625
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Stateroom - Category 2
    Price
    $22,495 was $26,495
    Single Supplement
    $19,875
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Premier Stateroom - Category 3
    Price
    $23,995 was $27,995
    Single Supplement
    $20,995
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Prestige Suite - Category 4
    Price
    $33,995 was $37,995
    Single Supplement
    $32,295
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Premier Two-Room Suite - Category 5
    Price
    $40,495 was $44,495
    Single Supplement
    $38,475
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Privilege Two-Room Suite - Category 6
    Price
    $42,995 was $46,995
    Single Supplement
    $40,845
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Grand Deluxe Two-Room Suite - Category 7
    Price
    $48,495 was $52,495
    Single Supplement
    $45,995
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Grand Privilege Three-Room Suite - Category 8
    Price
    $55,995 was $59,995
    Single Supplement
    $53,195
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Owner's Suite - Category 9
    Price
    $57,995 was $61,995
    Single Supplement
    $55,095
    Internal air from
    $895
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K

    Optional pre-tour and post-tour extensions available on this departure.

    Child pricing available for children ages 7-18. Contact A&K for details.

    'Le Lyrial' Deck Plan
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Journey Details

Economy class from $895
Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

Note: Itinerary is for guidance purposes only and may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather, wildlife, ice, medical emergencies and other conditions beyond A&K’s control, at the sole discretion of the Captain.

Minimum age is 7 years.

Categories 4-9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.

First group event: welcome reception on Dec 21.

Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Jan 6.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

 

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