The great white wilderness of Antarctica is one of the world's ultimate destinations for intrepid travellers. Antarctica travel and tourism in Antarctica are based around escorted expeditions; cruises to Antarctica or adventure cruises are the best way to explore the snow, ice and waters that surround this extraordinary, starkly beautiful place.
Antarctic cruises often sail across the Southern Ocean via the Falkland Islands or South Georgia, to make landfall. Once there, take to smaller inflatable zodiac craft to get closer to the landforms and wildlife here; South Georgia and the South Shetland Islands in particular teem with penguins and seals.
Elsewhere, old whaling stations, explorer huts and scientific stations are all waiting to be discovered amidst the extraordinary landscapes, dry valleys and breath-taking expanses of this wonderfully inaccessible destination.
Our in depth guide packed with background information, sample itineraries designed by our experts and hand-picked suggestions for what to see and do, where to stay and when best to go.
Itinerary ideas 
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Antarctica cruises. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0612.