Highlights

  • Explore the colourful streets of Buenos Aires
  • Journey on Scenic Eclipse, the World's First Discovery Yacht
  • See penguins, whales, seals and birds up close in Antarctica
  • Experience Zodiac boat and kayak expeditions and add on helicopter and submarine rides
  • Enjoy butler service and gourmet food and drink on board

This itinerary pairs the frozen deserts of Antarctica with the luxury of Scenic cruising – an all-inclusive experience with butler service, gourmet dining and free-flowing drinks. Spend your days venturing into the Antarctic Peninsula by Zodiac boat or kayak, led by an expert team of Discovery guides. You'll have the option to add on helicopter tours and even a submarine ride for a totally new perspective of this untamed continent. See whales, seals, penguins and birds up close and visit remote scientific research stations. And, at the beginning and end of your journey, stay in vibrant Buenos Aires, home of Tango, steakhouses and colourful street culture.


Day 1

UK to Buenos Aires

Enjoy a private chauffeur transfer to the airport and VIP lounge access before your overnight flight to Buenos Aires.


Day 2

Buenos Aires

Today you'll arrive in to Buenos Aires, Argentina's colourful capital city. Spend the rest of your day exploring its bohemian charms – wander the artsy streets of San Telmo, see the brightly painted buildings of La Boca and visit Eva Perón's resting place in Recoleta's cemetery. Explore the contemporary Latin American art exhibitions at the MALBA museum in the Plaza de Mayo, an area known for its elegant 19th-century architecture. This evening, try a traditional meal at an Argentinian steakhouse; some even include a Tango show for a truly authentic experience.

Sofitel Buenos Aires

Caminito, La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Caminito, La Boca

Sofitel Buenos Aires

Sofitel Buenos Aires


Day 3

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

After breakfast this morning, you'll be transferred to the airport to fly to Ushuaia – world's end. Located at the southernmost tip of South America, in Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia is surrounded by snowy peaks and the icy waters of the Beagle Channel. From here you'll board Scenic Eclipse, known as the World's First Discovery Yacht. With a helicopter and seven-seat submarine onboard, you'll have the opportunity to reach areas inaccessible to most travellers. Settle into your suite, which features a private verandah to immerse you in the world outside, before indulging in your first multi-course meal onboard.

Stay: Scenic Eclipse

Dinner included

Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse


Days 4 – 5

Drake's Passage

Over two days at sea, you'll have time to get to know the ship and its world-class amenities. Visit the onboard spa and choose from 10 dining options, from authentic Italian and an open Teppanyaki grill to a casual poolside menu at the Yacht Club. You'll also be introduced to the Discovery Team, who will share a wealth of knowledge about the region's wildlife and geography through a curated programme of activities. Head to the open deck areas to spot birds overhead as you inch closer to the icebergs and glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Stay: Scenic Eclipse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Scenic Eclipse Side Antarctica

Scenic Eclipse


Days 6 – 11

Antarctic Peninsula

You're truly in the Antarctic wilds now, as you arrive on the shores of the Antarctic Peninsula. Icebergs, mountains and rugged coastlines set the scene for six days of adventure. Depending on the weather, your captain will take you to the best locations to spot wildlife – penguins, whales, seals and birds and visit working research stations. Embark on excursions off the ship, making use of the onboard Zodiac boats and kayaks, and for an additional charge, take a helicopter or submarine ride for a totally unique perspective of this frozen paradise. Everything you do is under the expert guidance of your Discovery Team, and of course back on the ship you'll relax with free-flowing drinks and more gourmet dining.

Stay: Scenic Eclipse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse Helicopter

Emperor Penguins with chick Antarctica

Emperor Penguins in Antarctica

Scenic Eclipse Side Antarctica zodiac

Scenic Eclipse


Days 12 – 13

At Sea

After six days immersing yourself in Antarctica's wilderness, you'll spend a final two days at sea sailing back to Buenos Aires. If you haven't made it to the Sense Spa yet, now is the perfect time to indulge in a massage or facial or take a dip in the Scandinavian-inspired plunge pool. And, if you're feeling tired from all the adventures of the past few days, you can even order in-room dining, served by dedicated butler service direct to your suite.

Stay: Scenic Eclipse

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Scenic Eclipse

Scenic Eclipse


Day 14

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires

You'll arrive back into Ushuaia, saying farewell to Scenic Eclipse and flying onwards to Buenos Aires. Spend a final night back in your luxury accommodation, perhaps relaxing with a glass of Argentinian wine as you reflect on your journey.

Sofitel Buenos Aires

Breakfast included

Puerto Madero District, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Puerto Madero District, Buenos Aires


Days 15 – 16

Return to the UK

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK, enjoying VIP lounge access once again. Arrive in the UK the following day and return home by private chauffeur.

Breakfast included


About the itinerary

"As well as enjoying first-class service, dining and accommodation aboard Scenic Eclipse – the World's First Discovery Yacht – this itinerary offers the chance to enjoy excursions that genuinely push the boundaries of polar cruising. Yes, there are Zodiacs and kayaks bringing you up close to the region's unique wildlife and natural world. But, for me, it's the chance to ride in a helicopter or submarine for a truly unique perspective of Antarctica that really sets Scenic apart."

Scott Anderson

Destination Specialist

Pricing information

Guide price from £10,780 pp incl. flights

High Season from: £10,780 pp

Includes:

  • Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 15 airports
  • Spacious all-verandah suite accommodation
  • Personal service with an almost 1:1 staff-to-guest ratio
  • Nine dining venues, from casual to fine dining
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages
  • Butler service for every guest
  • Senses Spa & plunge pools
  • Gym, yoga & pilates studio
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Expert Discovery Leaders on all cruises
  • Daily entertainment and discovery presentations
  • Complimentary self-service guest laundry
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
  • Expert local guides Zodiac excursions Kayak, snorkelling and snow shoeing adventures
  • Explore under the sea in their submarine^
  • Soar above and beyond by helicopter^
  • Bottled water for all shore excursions
  • Chef-prepared picnics
  • All tipping and gratuities on board and onshore

*All drinks on board are included except for a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits.

^Additional charge

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