It’s the final frontier – a frigid and perilous world, the most isolated land on earth. 


Take a holiday to the end of the world, where stepping stone islands lead to the blinding white of Antarctica. Voyage through wild seas and cruise through an array of icebergs as you make your way to the earth’s most extreme continent. Antarctica has some of the world’s best whale-viewing, seal-gazing and penguin-watching experiences, not to mention the birdlife in the region. This southern land even has a modest history of its own, with British outposts – The Falkland Islands and South Georgia – exuding warmth from their pubs and old-world hospitality.

Earlybird Antarctica

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Our trips in Antarctica

14 Days From €7,900

Undertake an expedition that offers the most in-depth exploration of the white...

14 Days From €8,790

Join Peregrine to beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic...

11 Days From €6,900

Join Peregrine to cruise past penguins, whales and seals along the unforgettable...

12 Days From €7,500

From Patagonian Ushuaia, set sail for the wild Antarctic Peninsula with Peregrine.

23 Days From €12,120

Cross the Antarctic Circle with Peregrine and travel farther south than you ever...

16 Days From €8,920

Explore the wildlife wonderlands of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula with...

11 Days From €6,620

Departing from Buenos Aires, explore the best of the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula...

Highlights of Antarctica

Iceberg in Drake Passage, Antarctica

Sail the high seas of Drake Passage

Conditions on Antarctic are famously adverse, and the same can be said of the surrounding ocean. Intrepid explorers will enjoy facing winds of incredible speeds and spotting menacing icebergs from the safety of their ship.

A seal on the South Shetlands. Antarctica

Make tracks on the South Shetland Islands

South Shetland Islands are often the first port of call for Antarctic trips. Take your first steps into a place that inspires profound awe.

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Cross the Antarctic Circle

The moment you step foot into the circle, you’ll have a deep sense of wonder knowing you’ve just trodden where few have gone before. When you’re this far south, nature bares its secrets.

Our ships in Antarctica

Antarctica travel FAQs

There are no visa requirements for Antarctica, but visas may be required for Argentina and Chile which is where you’ll probably depart from.

The ship has a laundry service that you can use at an affordable price.

The Zodiac takes travelers on excursions from the ship to the shore. You’ll have the option of going out to research stations, penguin colonies and pebble beaches. You can also stay on the vessel if you don’t feel like going out that day.

Penguins are naturally curious and may come quite close to you. Approach them slowly by sitting or kneeling so that you appear less threatening but don’t get closer than 5 meters. Wait a few moments and you’re sure to get some fantastic shots.

Yes. All peregrine passengers are required to purchase travel insurance prior to their trip. Your insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day.


What people say

Crossing the Circle has been a life-changing experience for me.  I will never see the world in quite the same way again. Absolutely brilliant!  

Anthony travelled on Crossing the circle

What people say

If at all possible, include South Georgia in your travel plans to the Antarctic.  This area is an absolute gem for anyone interested in wildlife.

Antarctica trip

Elane travelled on Crossing the circle

Antarctica holiday information

Antarctica is one of the few places on earth that has never had a native population. The whole continent is jointly governed by most of the world’s nations, which presently stands at 50 members. These states have entered a treaty that ensures Antarctica remains a peaceful demilitarized area of exploration and discovery, and a reserve for the preservation of wildlife. Everyone who lives on Antarctica is part of a research expedition and stays for a season at one of the stations. It’s a place almost entirely populated by scientists.

Antarctic Polar Plunge

Due to the impermanence of Antarctica’s population, festivals and events are uncommon. The Antarctic polar plunge however is celebrated by any and all nationalities that come to stay. It is usually held in Deception Bay, where daring punters take quick dives into the freezing waters.

Antarctica is known for its cold, wind and ice, but technically it’s a desert and is also a very dry place. The landmass itself is buried under an ice sheet 4 km thick, giving the whole continent a higher altitude than most places on earth. Despite the huge amount of ice and snow, the landscape is spectacular, with features like misty mountains and ice caves. Antarctica’s neighbours can only be reached by crossing the Southern Ocean and include Argentina, Chile and New Zealand.

  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
  • Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written by Lennard Bickel
  • An Adventurer's Guide to Antarctica and the Subantarctic Islands by Marilyn J. Landis

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