Antarctica Classic in Depth


Like our “Antarctica Classic” tour, this 13-day expedition introduces you to the magic of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, but adds on two additional days to better explore its majesty. Part of the reward of arriving in Antarctica is the challenge of negotiating the Drake Passage — and the G Expedition will bring you there safely. Encounter leopard seals lazing on ice floes and immense rookeries of penguins surrounded by towering glaciers. The G Expedition’s expert guides and lecturers offer knowledge and insight that really bring the nature and history of the region to life, creating the adventure of a lifetime.


Day 1Arrival in Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city

Day 2Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3-4Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600 mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. The ship is at home in this part of the Southern Ocean. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for icebergs, whales, and albatross following in the G Expedition’s wake.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5-10South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

With a total of six days to explore the world’s most southerly ecosystem, there’s more time to encounter the unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Antarctic. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) to encounter penguin rookeries, get a good look at the variety of seal species, and keep an eye out for the whales that feed in the peninsula’s cold, fertile waters.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Days 11-12Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Begin the journey north to the home port of Ushuaia. Review the highlights of the Antarctic experience with the lecturers and staff. Keep eyes peeled on the observation deck for some last-minute whale sightings.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13Ushuaia- Disembarkation

Disembark the G Expedition after breakfast.

Meals included: Breakfast



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Antarctica Classic in Depth

Start : 11 Nov, 2023  End : 23 Nov, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
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Antarctica Classic in Depth

Start : 1 Dec, 2023  End : 13 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
13 Days
Category 1 Quad
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This expedition includes:

  • 11 nts aboard the G Expedition. 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia, on a twin share basis. Arrival and departure transfers. Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programs. Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 4 – 16. Expedition parka.

Meals Included

  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Allow USD20-30 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

Group Leader

  • One expedition team member per 10 guests.
  • Group Leader Details
  • A carefully chosen team will lead our voyage. Our expedition ships boast an international team of professional naturalists and lecturers. Their goal is to provide an informed and balanced interpretation of the destination, accomplished through stimulating lectures, day-to-day briefings, and informal discussions. Your lecturers and Expedition Leader will cover all aspects of the voyage including ornithology, marine biology, geography, geology, history and the environment, as well as practical things like photography. The expedition staff work conscientiously with you on deck and in the field, improving your observational skills to allow you to experience all that the destination has to offer. Their strong sense of ethics and ecological knowledge make for stimulating and mindful conversation whether onshore or at the dinner table. The Expedition Staff will pilot the Zodiac landing craft used for shore landings and Zodiac cruises; they are experienced drivers who operate the Zodiacs in a responsible manner.


  • G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.

This expedition excludes:

  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades

  • Meals not on board the ship

  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)

  • Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 14 per person per day)

  • Personal expenses

  • Transfers to/from the ship

  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’


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