Door To Door

Luxury Antarctica Fly And Cruise

King George Island To King George Island

Antarctica
Dec 1 - Dec 7 2024
6 Nights
200 Guests

Starting from per person

£15,800

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Explore the majesty of the Antarctica Peninsula in the ultimate comfort on a luxury Fly and Sail cruise. This voyage is the perfect option for guests who want to skip the 2-day crossing of the Drake Passage and commence their expedition in Antarctica. An included private charter flight from Punta Arenas lands directly on King George Island in the South Shetland Islands, where you will join your ship. From here, you will immerse yourself in 5 full days of exploring the wild nature of Antarctica with a team of polar experts. 

This expedition departs from Santiago, Chile. For your total comfort and ease, flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas and pre-departure hotel stays are also included. This expedition is also available with a fully inclusive door-to-door service, including international flights, for your ultimate travel experience. 

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Cruise Highlights

Cruise Highlights

  • Explore the wildlife and nature of the Antarctic Peninsula in the ultimate comfort on a 5-star luxury purpose-built expedition ship specially designed for the ultimate wildlife and nature exploration.
  • Fly across the Drake Passage from Chile on a private charter flight, saving 2 days of sailing time in each direction, and step onboard in Antarctica.
  • Enjoy daily outings and shore visits with our team of outstanding naturalist guides using the ship's Zodiacs.
  • Join in optional adventure activities such as hiking and kayaking.
  • Door to door travel options are available for your total comfort and peace of mind.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Discover the Antarctica Peninsula on a luxury fly and cruise expedition commencing in Santiago, Chile

Antarctica luxury fly and cruise King George Island plane landing
Day 1

King George Island

King George Island, the largest among the South Shetland Islands, is Antarctica's principal entry point. Positioned just 120 kilometres away from the Antarctic Peninsula and hosting the sole airport in the South Shetlands, it bridges everyday life and the Antarctic environment. With over ten nations maintaining year-round or seasonal scientific research stations on the island, its significance in Antarctic exploration is profound, particularly given its formidable snow and ice cover, encompassing 90% of its landmass.

Establishing a presence on King George Island affords nations membership in the Antarctic Treaty, underscoring its strategic importance. Notably, a Russian Orthodox church with a resident priest is a testament to the island's cultural diversity. While international scientists inhabit the island, they are vastly outnumbered by the rich wildlife that claims it as its own.

Various species, including Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins, commute between the island and the Antarctic Peninsula. At the same time, Weddell and leopard seals are frequent visitors, often seen basking on the shores or swimming in the surrounding waters. This biodiversity extends to the avian population, with skuas and southern giant petrels making the island their summer residence, drawn by the relatively warmer climate, where temperatures average between 1.5 and -6.5˚C.

Named after King George III by British explorers who discovered it in 1819, the island was subject to territorial claims by Chile and Argentina in the 1940s. Nonetheless, it remains part of the British Antarctic Territory, serving as a beacon of international collaboration and scientific exploration in the Antarctic region.

Departure at 18:00

silversea endeavour luxury cruise ship in Antarctica
Day 2

Antarctic Sound

Embarking on a trip to Antarctica captivates the imagination like many other expeditions. It offers an unparalleled adventure into one of Earth's most isolated, extreme, and mesmerising wildernesses. Such an expedition represents adventure in its most unadulterated form, with only a select few ever having the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of its stark, icy landscapes with their own eyes. Your introduction to this icy realm is likely to be the Antarctic Sound, positioned at the northernmost point of the Antarctic Peninsula. This peninsula stretches toward Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, famously called the 'End of the World'. Named after the pioneering vessel that first navigated the channel between the peninsula and the Joinville Island groups in 1902, the Sound offers a breathtaking spectacle of towering icebergs that have calved from the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf. Here, you're greeted by ice formations the size of stadiums and encounter the remarkable avian species that inhabit this icy domain. As flocks of Gentoo penguins scurry about, cape petrels glide above amidst a thriving spectacle of the continent's distinctive wildlife. If this is your maiden journey to Antarctica, enhancing your photography skills beforehand is advisable, enabling you to immortalise this formidable continent's raw, unbridled magnificence.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
shore landing by Zodiac in Antarctica
Day 3

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Gentoo Penguins In Antarctica
Day 4

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Zodiac cruise with whale and giant iceberg
Day 5

Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches northward, like an inviting arm towards those brave enough to venture into its pristine wilderness. From the depths of the world's southernmost landmass, it extends to within 620 miles of Tierra del Fuego, presenting adventurers with their initial glimpse into a world of snow-draped vistas and towering ice formations that define the planet's most uncharted territory. It remained hidden from human eyes until 1820, making any expedition here a journey into the almost untouched and truly extraordinary. Dotting the vast expanse of the peninsula are research stations, standing on the edge of human knowledge, dedicated to unravelling the secrets of this remarkable landscape, its rare wildlife, and the effects of human activity on this untouched frontier. Here, you can marvel at icebergs as tall as cathedrals and glaciers with a blue sheen, inching their way down from majestic locales like Hope Bay. The peninsula is crowned with snow-capped mountains and is home to thousands of charming Adelie penguins, living in harmony in this unparalleled environment.

3 Included Shore Excursions:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
  • Hiking with the expedition team
  • Kayaking with the expedition team
Day 6

South Shetland Islands

This area is bustling with research outposts from various nations amidst the local inhabitants of hefty elephant seals and colonies of Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie Penguins, making it feel surprisingly lively. King George Island is the archipelago's most accommodating landmass, hosting most of these research facilities, where small, resilient teams operate throughout the year. However, don't let this human presence mislead you; the islands are gateways to extraordinary explorations in one of the planet's most secluded spots. The towering trio of Mount Foster's peaks dominates the skyline, while the journey into Deception Island reveals the awe-inspiring vista of its vast volcanic caldera. Trek through its moonlike terrain and soak in the unexpectedly warm waters of Pendulum Cove, warmed by geothermal heat. Elsewhere, Elephant Island holds a storied place in the lore of Antarctic exploration, marking the spot where Ernest Shackleton and his crew of the Endurance, against all odds, endured the brutal Antarctic winter of 1916.

1 Included Shore Excursion:

  • Zodiac cruise with the expedition team
gentoo penguin in Antarctica close up
Day 7

King George Island

King George Island, the largest among the South Shetland Islands, is Antarctica's principal entry point. Positioned just 120 kilometres away from the Antarctic Peninsula and hosting the sole airport in the South Shetlands, it bridges everyday life and the Antarctic environment. With over ten nations maintaining year-round or seasonal scientific research stations on the island, its significance in Antarctic exploration is profound, particularly given its formidable snow and ice cover, encompassing 90% of its landmass.

Establishing a presence on King George Island affords nations membership in the Antarctic Treaty, underscoring its strategic importance. Notably, a Russian Orthodox church with a resident priest is a testament to the island's cultural diversity. While international scientists inhabit the island, they are vastly outnumbered by the rich wildlife that claims it as its own.

Various species, including Adelie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo Penguins, commute between the island and the Antarctic Peninsula. At the same time, Weddell and leopard seals are frequent visitors, often seen basking on the shores or swimming in the surrounding waters. This biodiversity extends to the avian population, with skuas and southern giant petrels making the island their summer residence, drawn by the relatively warmer climate, where temperatures average between 1.5 and -6.5˚C.

Named after King George III by British explorers who discovered it in 1819, the island was subject to territorial claims by Chile and Argentina in the 1940s. Nonetheless, it remains part of the British Antarctic Territory, serving as a beacon of international collaboration and scientific exploration in the Antarctic region.

Arrival at 05.30

Activities

Activities

Zodiac Cruises

Exploring Antarctica by Zodiac on a luxury cruise

Zodiac cruises in Antarctica offer an unparalleled adventure into the heart of the world's most remote wilderness. These small, inflatable boats allow guests to navigate closer to the icebergs, glaciers, and wildlife than the main ship ever could, providing an intimate and thrilling perspective of Antarctica's pristine beauty. Guests are treated to up-close encounters with colonies of penguins, seals sunbathing on ice floes, and perhaps even the sight of a whale breaking the surface. Each Zodiac outing is guided by experienced expedition leaders who share insights into the region's unique ecosystem and the remarkable adaptations of its inhabitants. This blend of luxury and adventure ensures that every moment of the journey is imbued with awe and wonder, making Zodiac cruises a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience in the untouched landscapes of Antarctica.

Hiking

Hiking promises an immersive exploration of the continent's rugged and untouched landscapes. Beyond the comfort of the ship, adventurous souls can set foot on the Antarctic mainland or its surrounding islands, where guided hikes vary from gentle strolls along pebbled beaches teeming with wildlife to more challenging treks across snow-covered terrains and up glacial ridges. These excursions are designed to suit a range of fitness levels, ensuring that every traveller can experience the thrill of witnessing Antarctica's breathtaking scenery and diverse ecosystems up close. Led by knowledgeable expedition teams, these hikes not only provide spectacular views of the icy wilderness and its inhabitants—such as penguins, seals, and an array of seabirds—but also offer educational insights into the environmental significance and fragile beauty of the Earth's southernmost continent.

Kayaking

kayaking in Antarctica

Kayaking in the icy waters of Antarctica offers an extraordinary, serene, and exhilarating adventure. This activity allows guests to paddle through the calm, crystal-clear waters amidst icebergs of surreal shapes and sizes, offering an intimate and unparalleled perspective of the Antarctic landscape. Guided by expert kayakers, participants glide silently past snow-draped shorelines, getting up close to wildlife in their natural habitat, including curious seals, graceful whales, and bustling colonies of penguins. The tranquillity of kayaking in such a pristine environment, combined with the breathtaking beauty of towering glaciers and the Antarctic's stark, majestic wilderness, provides an unforgettable experience. It's a chance to connect with nature in one of the most remote and untouched places on earth, making kayaking a highlight for many adventurers.*

*Please note that limited spots are available for this experience.

If you are interested in participating in these adventurous activities please enquire about availability at the time of reservation. All activities are subject to availability and weather conditions.

Your Ship

Your Ship

Silver Endeavour

Ship Highlights

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Ultra Luxury

One of the finest expedition ships ever built, Silver Endeavour sets a new standard for onboard luxury, comfort and technology. With a staff-to-guest ratio of 1:1, expect the highest level of service in the polar regions.
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Authentic Expedition Experience

Silver Endeavour is crafted around the expedition experience from its PC6 ice-class hull, which allows access into the depths of the polar regions to an extensive team of industry-leading polar guides equipped with a fleet of Zodiacs to take you exploring.
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Premium Suites

Guests will find some of the most spacious and luxurious suites in the polar regions, all featuring private verandas to take in the spectacular views. Choose from a wide range, from well-appointed Veranda Suites up to the opulent Master's Suite, Owner's Suite and Grand Suites for unseen levels of luxury.
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Innovative Design

Silver Endeavour is one of the most state-of-the-art ships specifically designed for the polar regions. It has stabilisers to reduce movement in heavy seas, positioning systems to prevent anchoring in sensitive areas, and a fast speed of 19 knots to minimise sailing times on longer passages.
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Small Group Size

With a maximum of 220 guests, the spacious interior with large floor-to-ceiling windows always feels open and uncrowded. The small group size offers guests the best experience during the expedition with an industry-leading guide-to-guest ratio.
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Outstanding Cuisine

With a choice of 4 outstanding restaurants, from fine dining with spectacular views to informal dining options, every food lover has a choice onboard.
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Door-to-door fully inclusive package

The available Door-to-Door options arrange all your travel arrangements, including flights and hotels before and after the expedition, for a seamless travel experience.

Starting from per person

£15,800

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Choose Your Cabin

Choose Your Cabin

Classic Veranda Suite
  • A generous expanse of interior comforts on lower decks
  • Size: 356ft² / 33m² including veranda
  • Location: Decks 5 and 6
  • Private balcony: Spacious and private
  • Sitting area: Includes a convertible sofa for an additional guest
  • Bathroom: Features double faucets on a large vanity and a walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: One large flat-screen TV with an interactive media library
  • Butler Service
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Superior Veranda Suite
  • Found on the upper decks
  • Size: 356ft² / 33m² including veranda
  • Location: Decks 6, 7, and 8
  • Private balcony: Spacious and private
  • Sitting area: Includes a convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Bathroom: Features double faucets on a large vanity and a walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: One large flat-screen TV with interactive media library
  • Butler Service
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Deluxe Veranda Suite
  • Located on the privileged upper mid-levels
  • Size: 356ft² / 33m² including veranda
  • Location: Decks 6 and 7
  • Private balcony: Spacious and private
  • Sitting area: Includes a convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Bathroom: Features double faucets on a large vanity and a walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: One large flat-screen TV with an interactive media library
  • Butler Service
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Premium Veranda Suite
  • Best-selling 
  • Size: 356ft² / 33m² including veranda
  • Location: Decks 6 and 7
  • Private balcony: Spacious and private
  • Sitting area: Features a convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • Bathroom: Equipped with double faucets on a large vanity and a walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: Includes one large flat-screen TV with an interactive media library
  • Butler Service
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Silver Suite
  • Promises stunning views of the destination thanks to its floor-to-ceiling window
  • Size: 535ft² / 50m² including veranda
  • Location: Deck 8
  • Veranda: Equipped with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Seating area: Features a convertible sofa to accommodate an additional guest
  • In-room dining area
  • Bathroom: Includes a double vanity and walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: Two large flat-screen TVs with an interactive media library
  • Sound system: Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amenities: Includes an espresso machine
  • Butler Service
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Signature Suite
  • Sweeping views
  • Size: 721 - 850ft² / 67 - 78m² including veranda
  • Location: Deck 8
  • Living Space: Separate living room with an additional dining area and floor-to-ceiling glazing
  • Bathroom: Double vanity, walk-in shower, and a separate whirlpool bath
  • Entertainment: Two large flat-screen TVs with Interactive Media Library
  • Sound System: Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amenities: Espresso machine
  • Butler Service
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Master Suite
  • This suite represents the epitome of luxury 
  • Size: 1163ft² / 108m² including veranda
  • Location: Deck 8 aft
  • Unique Design: Domed glazing surrounds a large open-plan living room with sitting and dining areas
  • Bathroom: Features a double vanity, walk-in shower, and a separate whirlpool bath
  • Entertainment: Two large flat-screen TVs with Interactive Media Library
  • Sound System: Equipped with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amenities: Includes an espresso machine
  • Butler Service
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Grand Suite
  • The Grand Suite is one of the most luxurious and spacious suites on Silver Endeavour.
  • Configuration Options: It is available as a one-bedroom arrangement (with the option to accommodate a third guest in an additional single internal bedroom) or as two full bedrooms by connecting with a Superior Veranda Suite.
  • One Bedroom Configuration: 1,668ft² / 155m² including veranda
  • Location: Positioned on the port bow of Deck 7
  • Veranda: Spacious, furnished with patio furniture and floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Living Room: Features a sitting area with a dining area
  • Bathroom: Equipped with a double vanity, walk-in shower, and whirlpool bath
  • Entertainment: Three large flat-screen TVs with an interactive media library
  • Sound System: Comes with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amenities: Includes an espresso machine
  • Butler Service
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Owner's Suite
  • Supremely spacious and superbly located, the Owner’s Suite is the most luxurious suite on board.
  • Size: 1,868ft² / 174m² including veranda
  • Location: Positioned on the starboard bow of Deck 7
  • Private Veranda: Offers unparalleled privacy and size
  • Living Room: Includes a dining area for convenient in-suite dining
  • Main Bedroom: Features a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with a double vanity, walk-in shower, and whirlpool bath
  • Second Bedroom: Equipped with a separate wardrobe and a bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • Entertainment: Three large flat-screen TVs with an interactive media library
  • Sound System: Comes with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Amenities: Includes an espresso machine
  • Butler Service
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Deck Plan

Silver Endeavour Deck Plan Deck 3

What's Included

Included

  • To guarantee ultimate comfort and peace of mind, all our Luxury Antarctica Fly and Cruise voyages start from Santiago and include round-trip charter flights between Santiago and Punta Arenas.NB. Arrival time of return flights to Santiago is planned for late afternoon, hence guests opting for a Port-to-Port fare should book their international flights accordingly.
  • One pre-cruise hotel night stay in Santiago
  • One post-cruise hotel night stay in Santiago (only for guests from Europe and United Kingdom) for guests with flights departing the next day. Not available for Port-to-Port fare.
  • One pre-cruise hotel night stay in Punta Arenas (during which guests will be briefed and will receive or exchange the complimentary gear provided for the expedition)
  • One post-cruise hotel night stay in Punta Arenas.
  • Luxury 5* expedition cruise as per the itinerary.
  • Butler services in every suite
  • 24-hour dining service
  • Choice of restaurants, diverse cuisine, open-seating dining
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship, including champagne, select wines and spirits
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Spa and Fitness Center
  • Unlimited free WiFi
  • Onboard gratuities
  • All listed activities are included but subject to availability.
  • Zodiac excursions
  • Onboard lectures by guest speakers and guides

Optional Extras

  • Door to door service with international flights.
  • Purchases from the onboard boutique.
  • Personal expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned in the programme

Important Information

  • This expedition involves travelling to lovely remote places with limited medical facilities. We ask you to be healthy and fit to participate. If you have a severe medical condition or have recently undergone surgery, please get in touch with us before making a reservation. Our Travel Experience Team will be happy to assist you with any questions.
  • Whilst our expeditions do not require exceptional fitness, you must be mobile enough to climb in and out of a Zodiac and undertake short walks.
  • Expedition programmes include zodiac outings and landings (sometimes with "wet landing"), moderate walks, and more active hikes, all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides.
  • Ports of call, visited sites, outings and landings will depend on weather conditions, ice position, winds and the state of the sea. These can force a change of plans at any time. The Captain and the Expedition Leader may cancel or stop any activity or modify the itinerary. The final itinerary will be confirmed by the Captain, who will consider the touristic quality of the sites and, above all, the safety of the passengers. His decision will be based on advice from experts and authorities.
  • You must take out comprehensive travel insurance, which includes medical evacuation and cancellation at the time of booking. To learn more, please see our guide to Travel Insurance For Expedition Cruises.
  • You must hold a passport with a minimum of 6 months validity beyond completing your trip. Please check to see if you require a visa to enter the countries of embarkation and disembarkation. If you have any questions, our Travel Experience Team is always on hand to answer them.
  • Kayaking: Activity level and duration of this activity are approximate. More specific information and logistics will be communicated by the Expedition Leader on board. This activity is recommended only for guests in good physical condition and can require up to 60-minutes of paddling. Although no walking is required, guests must be able to climb into the transfer Zodiac and to lift their own weight to transfer from the Zodiac into the kayak and vice versa. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who use a wheelchair, and for guests who suffer from bodily injuries that prevent the movement of all joints. A buoyancy aid, dry suit, neoprene booties, gloves, and dry bags are provided. Maximum available dry suit size is XXL. The minimum age to participate is 16 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Lifejackets are provided. Child lifejackets are available. Guests must be able to speak conversational English in order to understand safety instructions. Some prior kayaking experience is required to participate in this activity. It is recommended to have electronic equipment sealed in waterproof bags, in case of rain or spray.
  • Due to regulations in Antarctica, it is unfortunately impossible to use drones on this expedition at any time.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask our Travel Experience Team.

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