The magnificent ice wilderness of Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest place on the planet and 98% of it is covered by ice that is at least a mile thick. Our latest website within the Revealed Travel group aims to provide comprehensive information about the full range of Antarctic cruises and expeditions, teeming with an abundance of wildlife and dramatic sights, some of which include the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Shetlands.
Most itineraries include the Antarctic Peninsula, some also include the Weddell Sea and there are a few which cross the Antarctic circle.
Most expeditions will start or end in Ushuaia, in southern Argentina, from where it is a day and a half’s journey to cross the Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula.
If time is short and you don’t have particularly good sea-legs, there are some Antarctic Air-Cruises which include flights from Punta Arenas in Southern Chile to and from King George Island in the South Shetlands, avoiding crossing the Drake Passage in each direction.
Other itineraries start on King George Island and end in Stanley, in the Falklands Islands, which would involve a flight southwards from Punta Arenas and crossing the Drake Passage by boat northwards (or vice versa).
At the end of the season, there are some itineraries which include remote islands such as Tristan da Cunha, St Helena and Ascension Island.
We also book tailor-made tours to the Falkland Islands, with flights from RAF Brize Norton or via Chile.