Known for its vast icy wilderness, its pristine yet rugged landscape, and its carefree marine creatures, Antarctica is equally foreboding as it is inviting. It is a destination reserved for adventurous souls—a traveler’s final frontier. If you love wild, challenging adventures in nature, there is no better way to get your adrenaline pumping than embarking on our Antarctica group tours. You can also enjoy an opulent cruise alongside a peerless wildlife viewing experience with our Antarctica luxury tours. And if you are worried about the cost of Antarctica cruises, we also offer Antarctica budget tours that will allow you to enjoy the best of the region at affordable rates. Perhaps, you prefer a quiet travel experience. If so, then our Antarctica solo trips and holidays are perfect for you. 

30 Trips in Antarctica with 53 Reviews

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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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Thanks for everything !!! This trip was just perfect. This was my first cruise ever and I loved it. ...
  • Tour Type Cruise Tour
  • Activities Cruise & Polar expeditions and cruise
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  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
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Antarctica Classic in Depth

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13 day photography trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 1 other destinations traveling through Antarctica and Argentina. Read More
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  • Activities Photography tours & Wildlife +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
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  • Age Range 12-99 yrs
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Best of Antarctica: Wildlife Explorer (Ocean Endeavour)

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11 day wildlife trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 1 other destinations traveling through Antarctica and Argentina. Read More
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  • Accommodation Hotel & Ship Cabin
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  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
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  • Dec 09 Only 6 seats left
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Antarctica Classic Itinerary

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10 day natural landmarks sightseeing trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 2 other destinations traveling through Antarctica and Argentina. Read More
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  • Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing & Expedition tours +3 more
  • Accommodation Hut & Ship Cabin
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  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
days10 From US$ 9,200 View Tour
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  • Feb 27
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Antarctica Classic

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11 day photography tour to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 1 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
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  • Activities Photography tours & Wildlife +5 more
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  • Age Range 12-99 yrs
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey (Ocean Endeavour)

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21 day wildlife trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 5 other destinations in Antarctica, Argentina and England. Read More
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  • Activities Wildlife & Polar expeditions and cruise +1 more
  • Accommodation Ship Cabin & Hotel
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  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
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Shackleton's Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer (Ocean Endeavour)

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21 day polar expeditions and cruise tour to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 4 other destinations in Antarctica, Argentina and England. Read More
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  • Activities Polar expeditions and cruise
  • Accommodation Hotel, Camping & Ship Cabin
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  • Age Range 8-99 yrs
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

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Where can I apply ;-) loved it so much! Too bad the scales only go to 5, so i give
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

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What a fantastic trip, Falklands and Albatross, South Georgia and Penguins/Seals and Antarctica and ...
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  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
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Antarctic Explorer via Buenos Aires

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This was one of the most amazing trips we have ever done. The scenery was breathtaking. The crew and ...
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  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
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Classic Antarctica - 10 days

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10 day polar expeditions and cruise trip to Ushuaia, Drake Passage and 2 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
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  • Activities Polar expeditions and cruise
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  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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11 day cruise trip to Punta Arenas and King George Island traveling through Chile and Antarctica. Read More
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

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Unlike most people on this trip my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to Antarctica! I am ...
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

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14 day photography trip to Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands and 2 other destinations traveling through Argentina and Antarctica. Read More
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  • Age Range 12-99 yrs
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5 - Excellent
Based on 53 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
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“Many people on this boat have had the privilege of traveling many places, but unequivocally, this Antarctica trip surpassed all of our expectations! It's all downhill from here! :) The level of service from the cabin crew to the dining room and all around the ship was impeccable. The personalities and friendliness of the Expedition team, combined with absolute professionalism really made this trip! This was an incredible trip and I would highly recommend to any of my friends and family and would definitely book with this tour operator again in the future!”
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“The ship and staff for the journey provided enthusiastic, effective and patient support, with a well-executed itinerary that I'd trust for future trips. Food and accommodation were excellent. Waters were very calm once reaching Antarctica, to relieve anyone's seasickness. Mountain and Glacier landscapes were great. The wildlife in the area is plentiful, where we saw at least some whales, seals and penguins every day we were in Antarctica and probably 20ish whales overall. The animals aren't afraid of humans and so at worst ignore you as you get fairly close. Extra downtime filled with interesting presentations about history, animals, current antarctic science and recent environmental issue affecting it. If you absolutely must have Emporer penguins, elephant seals or Orca, check the season you're going as we saw just a few but they were unusual and not to be expected at the time/places we went. I'd recommend this trip to anyone I knew going to Antarctica who hasn't been there before and doesn't have extremely specific desires for wildlife that I didn't mention. It's fun, comprehensive, and the minimum commitment required for the adventure it offers. This trip took place on the Ocean Endeavor, in early-mid February, on the West side of the Antarctic Peninsula.”
Quark was the perfect choice.
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
“This was a perfect experience for us. We don't want to come home, and we felt both safe when needed and free to explore our surroundings. We wish this tour operator continued success with their hiring such stellar individuals. Additionally, Reniel & Tamara, who took care of our room on the 4th floor, were thoughtful, cheerful & helpful. Dining room staff, especially Andrea, Harrison, Milos and Halim, were so nice to see each day, and actually anticipated our wants. Tracie made fantastic meals and her vibrant personality was a joy. Your behind-the-scenes staff were also pleasant & welcoming when we would meet them in passing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! This was the best decision we've made since getting married. This operator was the perfect choice.”

Antarctica — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Nonetheless, there are still plenty of great cruises and expeditions available for those who are brave enough to visit it — and it can be quite exciting to be one of the few people who ever get the chance to explore this ice-covered continent. Check out some of the things you should know before your trip to Antarctica. 

Antarctica Cruise Highlights

  • Catch a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat like the Emperor Penguins, whales and seals
  • Experience the most extreme side of nature, visiting some corners of the Earth that are only accessible by special ice-strengthened boats
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage, or the Sea of Hoces - the world’s roughest sea (brace yourself if you are prone to get seasick)

Antarctica Travel Tips

  • There are strict environmental guidelines that you must follow on your visit to Antarctica, and you cannot visit on your own. You will have to explore the region as part of a small group on a cruise ship, accompanied by a guide.
  • Antarctica can only be visited during the continent’s short summer months, typically between November and March. Otherwise, the weather is too harsh.
  • There are about 24 hours of sunlight in this part of the world, so be sure to pack sunscreen.
  • Most trips to Antarctica depart from Argentina and run for multiple days. Expect to be gone for anywhere from 10 days to an entire month. This is a long adventure!

Popular tour types in Antarctica

  • Antarctica luxury tours: Explore spectacular views of the Antarctic Peninsula from the comfort of a helicopter seat while getting rich insights about Antarctic wildlife from renowned polar experts. Our Antarctica luxury tours give you a chance to see exotic species like penguins, seals, and whales up close. Beyond wildlife, you will also get to conquer the Drake Passage and take in some spectacular views of the natural environment on zodiac boats.
  • Antarctica budget tours: Discover a wide range of budget tours to Antarctica that will take you through some of the most popular highlights in Antarctica. Travel to the Falkland Islands to meet hardy locals and watch the unique wildlife up close. You will also get to explore abandoned whaling stations, visit Shackleton’s grave, and stroll quietly amidst penguins.
  • Antarctica group tours: Traverse the ice-covered continent alongside other adventurers while enjoying pleasant views of penguins, seals, and whales as you cruise through the region. See the incredible scenery up close and discover the diverse species of the South Shetlands. Our Antarctica group tours feature a large ship with comfortable cabins run by experienced crew members and tour guides.
  • Antarctica guided tours: Enjoy detailed stories about wildlife, natural formations, and other highlights through our variety of Antarctica guided tours. These tours will be supervised by knowledgeable guides as you visit immense icebergs and magnificent glaciers. If you are feeling very adventurous, you can take a polar plunge, snowboard, and other daring experiences.
  • Antarctica solo trips and holidays: Choose from our range of Antarctica solo trips and holidays that offer an incredible opportunity to explore the ice continent by yourself. Take amazing pictures of the mesmerizing landscapes and chart your trail as you hike icy glaciers and snow-covered mountains. It will be you and nature alone.

Activity-based Antarctica tours

  • Cruise tours: Travel around Antarctica on board exotic cruise ships on our Antarctica cruise tours. Take in the incredible scenery from the deck and check out South Georgia’s incredible wildlife and penguin species. Our cruise tours also provide an insight into the perilous voyages of Sir Ernest Shackleton and a stopover at the great grave site of the legendary explorer.
  • Adventure tours: Hike the undefined trails in Antarctica’s snow-covered landscapes as you unlock your inner explorer on our Antarctica adventure tours. Encounter seal colonies and vast penguin rookeries while traversing the historical sites in South Georgia, the Falkland Islands, and Ushuaia. Apart from hiking, our adventure tours also allow you to enjoy activities like snowshoeing, kayaking, and glacier climbing.
  • Kayaking and canoeing tours: Our kayaking and canoeing tours to Antarctica give you a close-up view of Antarctica's enormous waterways. Brace yourself when the chilly water rushes through your hull and the brittle ice clatters against your paddle. You will be floating across sparkling bays and bumping your way through the ice, skipping by the rarest kinds of whales, penguins, and seals.
  • Photography tours: Discover the distinctive terrain and varied fauna of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands on one of our Antarctica photographic tours. Accompanied by fellow photography enthusiasts, you will have the freedom to express yourself as you connect with the region's secluded fauna and natural wonders. In these tours, you will also get plenty of time on land to photograph Antarctica's breathtaking vistas and glaciers.

Popular durations for Antarctica trip

Antarctica trips typically require a great deal of planning. The sheer logistics of traveling to the region means one cannot take a quick trip to the continent. We recommend setting aside at least 14 days for your trip to Antarctica. This will give you enough time to see Ushuaia, hike the most popular trails, take countless photographs of the scenic views, enjoy intimate wildlife viewing, and, of course, visit all the historical sites.

Peak season and low season tours in Antarctica

  • Peak season tours in Antarctica: The Antarctic summer, from November through early February, is the peak period for Antarctica tours. The region is at its warmest during this period, and you can enjoy up to 24 hours of daylight, making it the best time for hiking, photography tours, and other outdoor adventures. This is also the peak wildlife breeding season. But do make sure to book your trip well ahead of time and be ready to part with a significant amount of money.
  • Low-season tours in Antarctica: Mid-February to March is considered the low tourist season in Antarctica. The weather is much colder and there are fewer daylight hours during this time of the year. Still, the overall conditions are much more bearable than in the peak fall and winter seasons. You can anticipate lower prices on Antarctica trips and cruises due to lower tourist arrival. Despite being the low season, February and March is a great time to visit Antarctica if you are a wildlife enthusiast. Penguin chicks leave their nest and the whale numbers are at their peak around this time.

Popular Antarctica trip travel guide

If you are planning a trip to Antarctica, you will want to know about the best time to visit Antarctica as well as check out all available Antarctica tours. You may also wish to learn more about the top things to do in Antarctica. Once you are sure about some of the activities you wish to experience in Antarctica, along with the destinations you want to visit, you may want to consider how many days to stay in Antarctica. We generally recommend staying at least 14 days in Antarctica, but recommend 10 days in Antarctica or more, to get the most out of your trip to Antarctica.

Next, we recommend you start thinking about the money you can allocate to the trip to know whether you should be looking for a budget tour, a luxury tour, or perhaps a completely customized tour to Antarctica.

Antarctica is an amazing continent to visit, and there may be other key factors that you wish to consider before traveling there. Please check our "Antarctica travel guide" which will give you a lot of relevant information about traveling to Antarctica.