AIA Tours: cruise

Expedition to Antarctica

Tour Dates: January 13-26, 2021, advance information (14 days)

Tour Leader(s): Elizabeth Pierce ,

This is advance information: Pricing for this program is expected in May 2020. Estimated starting price is $3,995* per person, double occupancy. Contact us to reserve space with a no-obligation deposit of $800 per person:
call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org. Upon receipt of the complete brochure, you will have 10 days to reconfirm your reservation or to cancel and receive a full refund of your deposit. To simply receive a brochure when it is available, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org. Download the advance information brochure.
*Does not include airfare.

Join archaeologist Elizabeth Pierce for this spectacular, 14-day journey featuring a nine-night cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. The artifacts of Antarctic exploration are now over a century old and qualify as archaeological, so our AIA lecturer will address such subjects as the preservation of the huts and debris from the Age of Exploration. She will be part of an onboard team of lecturers covering a variety of topics such as zoology and geology.
Cruise aboard the intimate Le Boréal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, combining innovative design with personalized service and featuring private balconies in 95% of her 110 deluxe, ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Retrace the sea lanes navigated by such storied explorers as Shackleton, Amundsen, and Scott, and be among the fortunate few to set foot on the continent of Antarctica. An expedition team of naturalists will lead guided excursions aboard sturdy Zodiac craft amid floating ice sculptures, intricate ecosystems, and abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, leopard seals, and several species of penguins that exhibit little or no fear of humans. Also spend two nights at the five-star
InterContinental Buenos Aires Hotel, including a tour of Argentina’s
vibrant capital city. Choose to extend your journey with the three-night
Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option.

This exciting NEW tour is currently in the planning stages for the 2021 departure. To be notified first when it is complete before others, please call 800-748-6262 or email aia@studytours.org.

Itinerary


January 13, 2021 – Depart the U.S.
January 14 – Buenos Aires, Argentina
January 15 – Buenos Aires
January 16 – Buenos Aires/Fly to Ushuaia/Embark Le Boréal
January 17 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 18 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 19 – Neumeyer Channel/Port Lockroy
January 20 – Petermann Island/Lemaire Channel
January 21 – Neko Harbor/Paradise Bay
January 22 – Deception Island/Neptune’s Bellows/
January 23 – Pendulum Cove/Half Moon Island
January 24 – Cruising the Weddell Sea
January 25 – Cruising the Drake Passage
January 26 – Ushuaia, Argentina/Disembark/Fly to Buenos Aires/Depart for the U.S.


For reservations or questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

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