Nowhere on earth captures the imagination quite like the vast, white wilderness of Antarctica. A surreal landscape of soaring peaks, enormous ice shelves, blue waters and abundant wildlife, it really is the last great frontier. From Paradise Bay to the legendary icebergs of the Gerlache Strait, every inch is as striking as it is exhilarating. So why put it off? Experience the Antarctic wind on your face and find out what it really feels like to witness the beauty of Antarctica first hand.


• Discover Antarctica, Argentina, Uruguay, Falkland Islands and Chile
• Explore Buenos Aires, Santiago, Puerto Madryn, Montevideo and more
• Explore vibrant Buenos Aires and its 16th-century Plaza de Mayo
• Visit the San Telmo District; home of Tango
• Discover the colourful La Boca neighbourhood
• Wander the streets of El Caminito street museum
• Tour Recoleta and its extraordinary cemetery
• See the grave of Eva ‘Evita’ Perón, the former First Lady of Argentina
• Sail through the breathtaking Antarctic Peninsula
• Discover Ushuaia on the banks of Beagle Channel
• Cruise around scenic Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America
• Enjoy a scenic cruise through the Schollart Channel and Gerlache Strait
• Visit the stunning natural harbour of Paradise Bay
• Marvel at ice flows, humpback whales, penguins, leopard seals, sea elephants and more
• Cruise to Elephant Island in the historic Weddell Sea
• Experience the beautiful nature of the Falklands archipelago from Port Stanley
• Witness the incredible wildlife of Patagonia in Puerto Madryn
• Delve into the eclectic culture of charming Montevideo, Uruguay
• Enjoy a city tour of Santiago, Chile
• Visit the Plaza de Armas and the medieval-like Barrio Concha y Toro
• Marvel at the Andes mountains from San Cristóbal Hill

Departures: (2019)

27th January 2019: 
-- 25 Day Antarctic Explorer with Peru Pre-Tour Extension.
-- 29 Day Antarctic Explorer with Peru Pre-Tour & Brazil Post-Tour Extensions.
Please note: If you travel on the 29 Day Antarctic Explorer with both pre and post tour extensions, you will follow Itinerary 2 up until the day your cruise docks, after
which you will begin Itinerary 3. 

1st February 2019:
-- 20 Day Antarctic Explorer (Standard Itinerary).
-- 24 Day Antarctic Explorer with Brazil Post-Tour Extension.

Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

20 Days
Physical Rating
Average Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground
Coach, Boat, Plane

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Day 1 Australia – Santiago, Chile – Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Buenos Aires, Argentina via Santiago, Chile. Fly with either LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways (subject to availability). Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel for the night. Overnight: Broadway Hotel & Suites, Buenos Aires. Meals included: In-Flight

Day 2 Buenos Aires City Tour
Today after breakfast discover the highlights of Buenos Aires on a guided city tour. Uncover the history of “May Square,” (Plaza de Mayo) where some of the most important historical events have taken place. Afterwards, head to May Avenue (Avenida de Mayo) and admire the oldest residential neighbourhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo and walk along its cobble-stoned streets and check out its antiques shops and picturesque buildings. Continue onto the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Here, you will explore “Caminito Street” and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. Also, see the Boca Juniors soccer stadium. Contemplate the modernisation of the city when you visit “Madero Port” and its exclusive docks. This part of town is filled with excellent restaurants and large office buildings. Pass through the Retiro neighbourhood and then see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area. Finally, arrive at Recoleta where you will visit the wonderful neighbourhood and all it’s history including the cemetery where Eva Perón (Evita) is buried. Overnight: Broadway Hotel & Suites, Buenos Aires. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Buenos Aires – Begin 14 Night Celebrity Cruise’s Cape Horn & Antarctica Cruise 
Today transfer to the cruise port and board your home for the next 14 nights the ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. The cruise will depart at 5:00pm. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship.  Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner 

Day 4 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner 

Day 5 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 6 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 7 Ushuaia, Argentina: 9:00am to 9:00pm
No city on the planet has a more southerly latitude. As a result, the sun shines 18 hours a day in summer, 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. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 8 Cape Horn, Chile - Scenic Cruising: 6:00am to 8:00am
Tierra del Fuego, Land of Fire, is the most isolated place in the Americas, and Cape Horn is its southernmost point. These craggy cliffs and windswept shores are stark, rugged beauty personified, creating a dramatic setting for the collision between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner 

Day 9 Schollart Channel, Antarctica Scenic Cruising: 11:00am to 1:00pm
You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel near Antarctica. Take in the mesmerising sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural, and somewhat extreme, element. 

Paradise Bay, Antarctica Scenic Cruising: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
This name aptly reflects the stunning beauty you’ll find here, just as the clear waters beautifully reflect the spectacular mountains, such as Rojas Peak, Bryde Peak, and the Petzvol Glacier. Within these waters you may see Minke whales feeding and Gentoo penguins curiously observing from the rocky shores. 

Gerlache Straight, South America Scenic Cruising: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
A number of geographical anomalies around this channel make these waters among the most plankton-rich in the world. You’re likely to see a profusion of whales feeding in the rich ecosystem, which is a sight you’ll not soon forget.Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 10 Elephant Island, Antarctica Scenic Cruising: 2:00pm to 6:00pm
This tiny island in the Weddell Sea plays a role in one of seafaring history’s most legendary exploits. When the brave crew of the Endurance, led by intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was trapped in the ice during a 1914  polar expedition, they took refuge on this island until help arrived. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 11 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 12 Port Stanley, Falkland Islands: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Commune with the roughly 2,000 people who call this remote former whaling outpost home. Take the opportunity to go ashore and hike through the rocky, windswept landscape where you may observe a few of the island’s flightless residents—including Magellan penguins burrowing underground, and rockhoppers carefully observing you from outcroppings. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 13 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 14 Puerto Madryn, Argentina: 7:00am to 4:30pm
This deep water port was founded in 1865 by Welsh immigrants. Extending out into the Atlantic from Puerto Madryn is the Península Valdés, a wildlife sanctuary where vast numbers of sea elephants, whales and penguins far outnumber the few human visitors who make it out this far. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 15 At Sea
Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship. Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 16 Montevideo, Uruguay: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Montevideo is a thoroughly modern city with a rich artistic tradition, the reach of the rural estancias is all around you. Delicious steaks are the specialty of the house in virtually every restaurant. Overnight: Celebrity Cruises - ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Day 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Arrive5:00am - Santiago
This cruise ship will dock back in Buenos Aires at 5:00am. After breakfast you will disembark and be picked up from the port and transferred to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, be met and transferred to the hotel for the night. Overnight: Mercure Centro, Santiago. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Santiago City Tour – Santiago Airport, Chile - Australia
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Santiago de Chile. Home to more than five million residents, it is a city of contrasts where you can see remnants of its colonial past and also the ultra-modern high rise buildings. The European influence in the city’s culture is noticeable. To begin, the city tour visits the San Francisco church,
which was built between 1572 and 1618. The tour continues by the sector of Club Hípico. Here you can see one of the most beautiful horse racing tracks in South America. Next the tour heads to the Barrio Concha y Toro before arriving at the grandiose Plaza de Armas. In this square you will find historic buildings such as the cathedral, and close by the main post office building, the Natural History Museum and the “Palacio de la Moneda” (seat
of government). The tour then makes its way up San Cristóbal Hill, where you can take in the fine views of Santiago and the Andes. Finally, the tour heads to the modern residential areas on the way to Santiago Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Overnight: Ibis Larco Miraflores, Lima. Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Day 19 In Transit
Day 20 Arrive in Australia


With Peru Pre-Tour Extension - 27/01/19

Day 1 Australia – Santiago, Chile – Lima, Peru
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth for Lima. Fly with either LATAM Airlines or Qantas Airways (subject to availability). Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel for the night.
Overnight: Ibis Larco Miraflores, Lima Meals included: In-Flight 

Day 2 Lima City
Tour & Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum. Explore Lima on a guided sightseeing tour this morning. Visit
Plaza de Armas, with its beautiful buildings. Government Palace, the Town Hall, the palace of the archbishop and the cathedral are a few of the points of interest. Afterwards, visit the beautiful San Francisco monastery, which displays the largest collection of religious art in America. The highlight of this convent is the visit of the underground vaults known as “catacumbas” or catacombs. Proceed through the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores and to the Coastline enjoying the view over the beaches of Lima and the Pacific Ocean. Next, enjoy a guided visit of one of the Lima’s most noted museums, the Rafael Larco Herrera Archaeological Museum, which houses the world’s largest private collection of Peruvian pre-Columbian Art. Approximately 45,000 objects have been exhibited to the public in the Permanent Hall, Jewellery Vault and the Classified Storage Area ever since.
Overnight: Ibis Larco Miraflores, Lima Meals included: Breakfast. 

Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Cusco City Tour
Today you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a half-day city tour. You will see the centre of the Inca Empire, the Plaza de Armas. You will also see a cathedral built on the ruinsof an ancient Inca Palace. Next stop will be the old town, with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings, before driving to Sacsayhuaman ruins on the outskirts of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman also offers a fabulous view of the city. Stop at Tambomachay, the
bath of the Inca, Kenko, the giant rock whose niches and gaps were carved in a strange way, and Puca Pucara, the ruin of a small fort. Overnight: Casa Andina Classic, Cusco. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Cusco – Sacred Valley
Today you will head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located on the banks of Vilcanota River. You will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Pisac Archeological Complex and then drive to town where you can appreciate the main square, a colourful market full of crafts such as ceramics, textile art and personal accessories made by its inhabitants. After lunch (not included) you will continue your excursion to the enigmatic fortress of Ollantaytambo, a citadel built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect from invasions of forest dwellers. After the tour transfer to the hotel. Overnight: Kawsay Pacha. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu – Cusco
Transfer by bus to the train station this morning, where you will board a train through the breathtaking Sacred Valley. Along the way see lush, green fields and colourful villages in the foothills of the Andes to Aguas Calientes. From there, board a small bus for the drive up the steep mountain to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Called the Lost City of the Incas, this cultural heritage of mankind is a beautifully located impressive stone city constructed with
a technique incredible for its era and even for present times.Enjoy a guided visit of the site. Return to Ollantaytambo by train, transfer to the hotel in Cusco. Overnight: Casa Andina Classic, Cusco Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 (Day 1 of the Standard Package) Cusco – Lima, Peru – Buenos Aires, Argentina
After breakfast, transfer to Cusco Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires via Lima. Upon arrival transfer the hotel for the night. Overnight: Broadway Hotel & Suites, Buenos Aires. Meals included: Breakfast


With Brazil Post-Tour Extension - 17/02/19

Day 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina: Arrive 5:00am - Iguazu Falls
This morning the cruise will dock back in Buenos Aires at 5:00am. After breakfast you will disembark and be picked up from the port and transferred to the airport for your flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival in Iguazu Falls, be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight: Golden Park International Foz, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

Day 18 Iguazu Falls, Brazil Side
Today visit the Brazilian side of the falls. The tour leaves from the hotel by coach and crosses Iguazu National Park as far as the Brazilian Falls. Walk along the paths following cascades and then along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of Devil’s Throat to enjoy magnificent views. Take an elevator up to the road, and there board the coach and return to the hotel. Overnight: Golden Park International Foz, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 Iguazu Falls, Argentinian Side
Discover the Argentinean side of the falls today. Leaving from the hotel on the Brazilian side for a drive and a quick customs check, cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge over the Iguazu River, which forms the border between Argentina & Brazil. Once in Argentina, the tour takes a scenic highway in the Argentinean Iguazu
National Park. Stop at the Visitors’ Centre and proceed from there to the Superior Circuit, the up-river cascades, the Inferior Circuit, the down-river falls and then the Ecological Jungle Train that leads visitors to and from the most impressive observation point of the falls – The Devil’s Throat. Overnight: Golden Park International Foz, Iguazu Falls (Brazil Side) Meals included: Breakfast

Day 20 Iguazu Falls – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Enjoy the morning to explore before transferring to Iguazu Falls Airport (Argentinian side) for your flight to fabulous Rio de Janeiro! Overnight: Comfort Inn Grande Rio Dutra, Rio De Janeiro Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 21 Rio de Janeiro City Tour – Christ The Redeemer
After an early morning hotel pickup, enjoy a tour of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado. On the way, enjoy views of Copacabana Beach, Botafogo Beach and Palácio Guanabara. Before heading up, you’ll reach Tijuca Forest, stopping at Paineiras to board the vehicles up to Corcovado. The visit to the monument lasts approximately 45 minutes. In case of poor visibility on the summit of Corcovado, you will make an alternative stop at Mirante Dona
Marta (362m), generally less affected by cloudiness. Then, head to Sugarloaf Mountain before continuing to Botafogo Beach towards Praia Vermelha, in the district of Urca, passing by the imposing neo-classical buildings of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the Institute Benjamin Constant for the blind and the National Institute for Mineral Resources. Board the cable-car and Urca Hill (200m) and Sugarloaf, staying there for around 30 minutes at the top. Afterwards visit the Maracanã Stadium from the outside (stopping at Bellini’s statue for pictures) and then head to the Sambadrome (the stadium for the city’s main Carnival parade). You’ll then see the Lapa Arches, Lavradio street and Avenida Chile. Visit the cone-shaped Metropolitan Cathedral, not only one of the Brazilian city’s landmarks, but also a masterpiece of modern art. Then, visit the Escadaria Selarón – one of the  most fascinating and original staircases in the world. Head to the São Bento Monastery, which has been compared to a museum and has a monastic simplicity making it one of the most beautiful architectural complexes in Brazil. On the way back to the hotel, along Aterro do Flamengo, you’ll see the Museum of Modern Art, the Monument to the Fallen in  World War II, the Church of the Outeiro da Glória, the beaches of Flamengo and Botafogo and return to the hotel via Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Overnight: Comfort Inn Grande Rio Dutra, Rio De Janeiro. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 22 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Santiago, Chile – Australia
Today depart Rio with an arranged transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Australia, via Santiago.
Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Day 23 In Transit

Day 24 Arrive in Australia


• Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/*ADL/*PER to Buenos Aires, Argentina
• 1-way international flight: Buenos Aires to Santiago

• 14 night Cape Horn to Antarctica Cruise with Celebrity Cruises
• Sail aboard the spectacular ‘Celebrity Eclipse’ ship
• Selected onboard entertainment and pre paid gratuities


• 2 nights pre-cruise accommodation in Buenos Aires, Argentina
• 1 night post cruise accommodation in Santiago, Chile


• English speaking tour guides (day 2 & 18)
• Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges


Transportation by A/C vehicles


Return airport transfers

20 Days
Physical Rating
Average Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground
Coach, Boat, Plane
AUD $7,899.00
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