Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

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  • duration 23 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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  • Explore the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and on foot;
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with an expert team of lecturers;
  • See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia, often referred to as “the Galapagos of the South.” This includes more than 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguin;
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage on South Georgia and pause for a moment at his graveside;
On this cruise trip you will start from and end in Ushuaia. With the tour Epic Antarctica: Crossing The Circle Via Falklands And South Georgia you will be cruising through Falkland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Ushuaia and 3 other destinations in Argentina, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands over 23 days. The tour Epic Antarctica: Crossing The Circle Via Falklands And South Georgia includes cabin accommodation and more, per the package includes section further below.

Our Epic Antarctica voyage is called so for a reason—it includes all of the major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with the Falklands, reminiscent of both sandy Cape Cod and the English moors, home to albatross, dolphins, and five species of penguins. From there, venture to South Georgia where you’ll enter the home of 300,000 breeding king penguins, 50 million other seabirds and 5 million seals. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, and finally cross the Antarctic Circle—a significant milestone for any world traveler. Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
5 - Excellent
Based on 32 reviews
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 22 2019
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Dec 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
“The trip to South Georgia and Antarctica with was the best experience I had on my journey so far. The rooms on board the Ocean Diamond are big and comfy. The food was awesome and the landings worked very fast and organized so we could spend more time on shore.”
Review for another Quark Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • On Dec 18 2019
“I will come back!!!!”
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • Day 3 : At Sea
  • Days 4 and 5 : Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Days 6 and 7 : At Sea
  • Days 8 to 11 : South Georgia
  • Days 12 and 13 : At Sea
  • Days 14 to 16 : South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 17 and 18 : Antarctic Circle
  • Days 19 and 20 : Northbound Along the Peninsula
  • Days 21 and 22 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 23 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia
  • 1 Breakfast
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 26 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 October 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Are there additional costs for kayaking or the Polar Plunge? If so, how much?

    The Polar Plunge is included in the price, but there is an additional cost of 995 USD per person for kayaking. Both activities are optional.

  • How much would it be to book an extra night in Buenos Aires?

    Currently, an extra night at the hotel in Buenos Aires would be 195 USD per room per night. The hotel is assigned at the time of booking.

  • What clothing items do I need to pack? Are there any special clothing requirements?

    Our suggested packing list for this tour is as follows. For shore landings: base layers (wool, synthetic or a blend), mid-layer warm/fleece top, mid-layer warm/fleece pants, wool and synthetic socks (3 to 4 pairs), glove liners, neck warmer or balaclava, warm hat that covers ears, waterproof pants, waterproof gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection. For onboard: comfortable casual clothing (pants/jeans, shirts, sweaters), lighter shirts (in case the ship gets warm), comfortable non-slip closed-toed flat shoes (flip flops or sandals should not be worn onboard due to safety concerns).

  • Can I pay the full amount by credit card? No additional fees, right?

    Yes, you can make the payment via credit card at the time of booking the tour. We require you to make a full payment at the time of booking only if the start date is within 30 days from now. If not, you only need to pay a deposit amount to book the tour and the remaining balance will be withdrawn from your credit card at the specified due date. The additional fees will depend on whether you add any optional activities after booking the tour.

  • Do I need insurance for this tour?

    Travel insurance is strongly recommended for this tour. We recommend using World Nomads for travel insurance as they offer a variety of covers at affordable pricing. You can get a free quote via this link: https://www.bookmundi.com/travel-insurance. Please note that the tour price of this tour includes an "emergency evacuation insurance" for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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