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Polar Regions

TAME THE VAST POLAR REGIONS

The snow and ice of the Arctic and Antarctic has long been a fascination to the more adventurous travellers. Its pristine landscapes and unique wildlife are much more accessible today on board one of the many comfortable ships that cruise the chilly waters around the North and South Pole.

This icy, snowbound region encompasses everything north of the Arctic Circle and the massive southern continent of Antarctica. Home to some of the world’s most spectacular natural scenery and rich in wildlife - including polar bear, walrus, Arctic fox, penguin, seal, and a wide range of birdlife - it makes and excellent destination for the more adventurous traveller. Expedition cruise ships regularly sail north to the Arctic from ports in Finland, Alaska, Canada, and in our case Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen and Iceland, and south to the Antarctic from Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and in our case Argentina. These expedition ships are specially designed for cruising in the frigid ice covered waters of the Arctic and Antarctic and are often converted from oceanographic research vessels. They vary in size from 50 to 130 passengers and holiday itineraries range from as little as one week exploring Greenland to one month cruising from Chile to Australia.

Polar Regions Countries

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic 12 3rd of Nov 2019
Antarctic Peninsula
£5999 View Tour
Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic 12 5th of Dec 2019
Antarctic Peninsula
£5999 View Tour
Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic 12 18th of Dec 2019
Antarctic Peninsula
£6299 View Tour
Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic 12 29th of Dec 2019
Antarctic Peninsula
£6299 View Tour
Antarctica & Islands Antarctic 19 30th of Nov 2019
Antarctica & Islands
£9499 View Tour
Antarctica & Islands Antarctic 19 16th of Dec 2019
Antarctica & Islands
£9999 View Tour
Antarctica & Islands Antarctic 19 19th of Jan 2020
Antarctica & Islands
£10899 View Tour
Polar Bear Encounters Arctic 8 27th of May 2019
Polar Bear Encounters
£3099 View Tour
Polar Bear Encounters Arctic 8 3rd of Jun 2019
Polar Bear Encounters
£3099 View Tour
Polar Bear Encounters Arctic 8 10th of Jun 2019
Polar Bear Encounters
£3099 View Tour
Polar Bear Encounters Arctic 8 17th of Jun 2019
Polar Bear Encounters
£3099 View Tour
Northern Lights Adventure Arctic 8 20th of Sep 2019
Northern Lights Adventure
£2399 View Tour

Polar Regions TOURS

Antarctic Peninsula

Enjoy the unique wildlife of Antarctica on a 11-night cruise on board a fully equipped expedition vessel. Cross the Drake's Passage and spend time visiting the isolated islands and iceberg dotted bays of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

12

From

£5999


Antarctica & Islands

This 18-night adventure cruise takes you on a journey to the Antarctic Peninsula. Stop off at some of the many islands en route to enjoy the local wildlife, including whales, seals, penguins and myriad birdlife.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

19

From

£9499


Polar Bear Encounters

Take a cruise around the isolated island of Spitsbergen in search of the elusive polar bear. Enjoy the magical landscapes and unique flora and fauna that makes the Arctic a truly unforgettable holiday destination.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

8

From

£3099


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Polar Regions

Smooth organisation and communicative company - low stress holiday!
I wish we could have done this years ago! The small group concept works so much better than a big coach tour, providing both flexibility, good use of time and more personal attention from a first rate guide.

The transactions and communications were all very smooth. Except that the tme i reached Morocco and tried to call the guide that was originally assigned were to no avail. The handphone number provided by admin were not correct. Anyway the guide who met us, Idris, was splendid throughout the trip! He made our trip an exciting one!
Mersmerised by the beauty of Morroccan history and landscape! All captured through my lenses and shared to all my friends and circle. Now, more want to experience the wonderful journey I made through the deserts and mountains of Morocco and the Moroccan people.

Very nice to have "hand holds" throughout, especially at Egyptian airports and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would recommend.
Fantastic tours and guides with good knowledge - the holiday does go at a pace however, to get everything in - no lie-ins if you really want to see everything! Egypt is a place I wouldn't really want to negotiate/navigate through on my own - Encounters saved a LOT of time and stress.

Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Great tour company, would 100% recommend this tour to other. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!
Very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable tour leaders and guides, we learnthink alot!! Loved.our tour, we wished we had booked a longer tour though as we loved Egypt so much! Would 100% recommend this tour to others. Felt safe in Egypt the whole time!

Was pleasantly surprised at how organised the tour was. There was only one occasion where the hotel was changed and was not completely satisfactory. All communication was promptly answered and dealt with in a competent manner.
Loved the tour and thought we experienced the best Turkey had to offer. At times would have liked just a little bit more time to explore at our own leisure. Particularly would have like to have stayed closer into the township of Cannakkale .

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