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A&K Le Lyrial - 199 Guests

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Expedition 2025

Buenos Aires/Ushuaia to Ushuaia/Buenos Aires


Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise and explore the colorful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica — an ideal itinerary for photographers and explorers alike. Go ashore with your Expedition Team to visit areas rich in the history of polar exploration and experience the wildlife of the Southern Ocean region in all its glory.

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    HIGHLIGHTS


    A&K Advantages
    • Cruise for 16 nights on an exclusively chartered voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands
    • Voyage to the Falkland Islands to explore this remote archipelago’s colorful, storied history and wildlife
    • Explore historic, wildlife-rich South Georgia, where you visit spectacular king penguin colonies and legendary sites that tell the tale of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
    • Experience the best of Antarctica during Zodiac excursions and time onshore led by A&K’s award-winning Expedition Team
    • Enjoy additional photo coaching, lectures and hands-on workshops from celebrated experts in the field
    • Begin your adventure with a two-night stay in Buenos Aires, exploring this fiery Latin city with your choice of shore excursion

    DATES / RATES

    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Jan 05, 2025Jan 23, 202522,852 24,495
    Rates are listed per person
    Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
    Jan 05, 2025Jan 23, 202522,852 24,495

    ITINERARY


    JAN 5
    ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    Upon arrival in Argentina’s capital, you are met and transferred to the Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

    JAN 6
    BUENOS AIRES | ART OF THE TANGO
    Explore the vibrant Argentine capital of Buenos Aires with a tour and tango demonstration or delve into the city’s street art scene. In the evening, gather for a welcome cocktail reception.

    Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
    Meals: Breakfast

    JAN 7
    USHUAIA | AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
    Fly to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and your gateway to Antarctica. Time permitting, you might opt for a trek in the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve before boarding your vessel and cruising out to sea.

    JAN 8
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    Awake to your first morning aboard. Today, cruise east toward the Falkland Islands while A&K’s Expedition Team begins its lectures with a focus on photography.

    JAN 9
    THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | REMOTE ISLAND OUTPOST
    Today, your Captain may set a course for the remote Falkland Islands, a starkly beautiful sub-Antarctic enclave harboring a wealth of marine and bird life. Weather permitting, take in the rugged beauty of the Falklands as you search for gentoo and rockhopper penguin colonies and the majestic albatross.

    JAN 10
    THE FALKLAND ISLANDS | A CLOSER LOOK
    Conditions permitting, you may return to the islands to visit the historic capital of Stanley or explore its surrounding wilderness areas.

    JAN 11
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    Today, your planned course continues toward South Georgia, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Whale sightings are common in this stretch of water.

    JAN 12
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life. Scan the seas to spot seabirds and marine mammals as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters, perhaps passing the distinctive points of the Shag Rocks islets.

    JAN 13
    SOUTH GEORGIA | WILDLIFE HAVEN
    The day’s planned destination is South Georgia, one of the Southern Ocean’s most biodiverse regions. Weather permitting, explore its rugged coves and shores, searching for vast colonies of king penguin.

    JAN 14
    SOUTH GEORGIA | SHACKLETON’S LEGACY
    Today, you might learn about the exploits of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as your A&K historian reveals significant whaling and exploration sites.

    JAN 15
    SOUTH GEORGIA | PHOTOGRAPHER’S PARADISE
    A photographer’s paradise, beguiling South Georgia invites you to take your best shot. Conditions permitting, you may visit Gold Harbour, a vital habitat populated with fur seal, southern elephant seal and king penguin.

    JAN 16
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE SCOTIA SEA
    Today’s planned course plies the Scotia Sea. Prepare for your Antarctic arrival with lectures from the experts who know it best.

    JAN 17
    AT SEA | ANTARCTIC ANTICIPATION
    As Antarctica draws closer, your Expedition Team continues to build anticipation with insightful presentations. Between sessions, enjoy a drink and soak in the awe-inspiring views that surround you.

    JAN 18
    ANTARCTICA | INCREDIBLE WHITE CONTINENT
    Weather and ice conditions permitting, your Expedition Team takes advantage of the best opportunities for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands in search of gentoo and chinstrap penguin.

    JAN 19
    ANTARCTICA | YOUR TEAM LEADS THE WAY
    Conditions permitting, get a closer look at the Antarctic Peninsula or the South Shetland Islands with more exciting shore excursions with your Expedition Team.

    JAN 20
    ANTARCTICA | WONDROUS WILDERNESS
    Antarctica invites another day full of photo ops as snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your lens.

    JAN 21
    ANTARCTICA | A PARTING GLIMPSE
    Today, bid farewell to Antarctica as your vessel returns north toward Ushuaia. While cruising this historic passage, keep watch for the giant petrel and the elusive albatross.

    JAN 22
    AT SEA | CRUISING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
    The ship’s return through the Drake Passage is an interlude for recap and reflection, offering time to compare notes with your expert lecturers on the wildlife, history and geology of the White Continent.

    JAN 23
    DEPART USHUAIA
    After your scheduled arrival in Ushuaia, disembark and transfer for your connecting flight to Buenos Aires.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Note: Itinerary may be adjusted at the sole discretion of the Captain due to weather, wildlife, sea and ice conditions, medical emergencies and unforeseen circumstances beyond A&K’s control.

    A&K Le Lyrial (Luxury Expedition, 199-guests)

    An A&K voyage to Antarctica offers the opportunity to experience the world's most pristine region at its very best on board the comfortable and sophisticated Le Lyrial. Enjoy its stunning blue palette inspired by the Vega star, all-balcony staterooms and suites, and the finest expedition staff cruising the southern ocean today.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED


    • An Exclusively Chartered, All-Inclusive Voyage Led by A&K’s Expedition Team
    • Pre-Cruise Stay at Stylish, Ideally Located Hotel and A&K-Led Excursion
    • Airport Meet and Greet and Transfers
    • Private Balcony with Every Onboard Accommodation and Butler Service with Every Suite
    • Maximum Personnel-to-Guest Ratio of 1 to 1.3 and ship occupancy limited to 80 percent
    • Culinary Program Featuring French-Inspired Cuisine, Including House Drinks, Afternoon Tea and Pastries
    • 24-Hour Room Service and Breakfast in Bed on board
    • Complimentary Expedition Parka, Backpack and Water Bottle, and Use of Waterproof Pants, Boots and Trekking Poles
    • Zodiac Excursions Led by A&K Expert Naturalist Driver-Guides
    • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service on board
    • All Gratuities, Port Charges and Taxes
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi on Board and in Hotels
    • Onboard Service from an English-Speaking Staff, Including an Accredited Physician
    • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
    JOURNEY DETAILS
    • Economy class from $995
    • Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires
    • This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.
    • Minimum age is 7 years.
    • Categories 4–9 include room upgrade at the hotel and butler service aboard the ship.
    • First group event: excursion on Jan 6.
    • Last group event: disembarkation by 9:00 a.m. on Jan 23.
    SPECIAL OFFER TERMS & CONDITIONS
    Offers subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

     

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