FromUS$15,810
SaveUS$2,785
Days13
Independent Travel
Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, it feels more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and narrow channels where scenes of ice-clad mountains, feeding whales and lively penguin colonies become lasting memories.
Transport — Polar Expedition ship

Itinerary Aurora Expeditions - Across the Antarctic Circle - Greg Mortimer

Itinerary

Day

Inclusions Aurora Expeditions - Across the Antarctic Circle - Greg Mortimer

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises

Voyage highlights

  • Celebrate the crossing of the Antarctic Circle at latitude 66°33' South (approximately)
  • By Zodiac, explore hidden bays and quiet coves hoping to spot whales, penguins, and ice seals such as Weddell and crabeater seals
  • Visit fascinating historic sites including explorers’ huts and scientific stations.

Touring

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  • Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1 (preferred flights only)
  • Transfer from hotel to wharf
  • All cruising on board the polar expedition ship, the Greg Mortimer
  • Departure transfer from wharf to airport on Day 13

Accommodation

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  • One night’s hotel accommodation including breakfast, in Ushuaia
  • 11 nights on board the Greg Mortimer including daily cabin service
  • Cost based from an Aurora Stateroom Twin Share. When unavailable, the next available cabin price will be displayed. Please call for more details. Further information and additional cabin options can be found here, for the Greg Mortimer.

Meals

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  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner during voyage
  • Captain’s Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages

Some things to note

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Inclusions

  • Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
  • Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
  • One 3-in-1 waterproof, polar expedition jacket
  • Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port surcharges, permits and landing fees

Exclusions 

  • International or domestic flights – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination fees and charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotel accommodation and meals – unless specified in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions and optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service during the voyage), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, Wi-Fi, email or phone charges
  • Gratuities

Optional Activities

A range of optional activities are available to purchase for your Antarctic voyage. To view the optional activities that may be available on your voyage, click here.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES – PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL

  • Sea Kayaking - US$1,330
  • Snowshoeing - US$370
  • Snorkelling - US$675
  • Paddling - US$640

Notes:

  • A $15 USD per person per day gratuity for the crew is automatically added to your onboard account. It is at your discretion if you would like to remove the tip (or adjust the amount) when you settle your bill. It is not necessary to tip the expedition team members. This gratuity amount is included for suites as part of their ‘Suite Benefits.
  • At the conclusion of the voyage, we do not recommend booking flights departing Ushuaia prior to 12.00 pm on the day of disembarkation in case there are delays.
  • Polar exploration can be unpredictable. Specific sites visited will depend on prevailing weather and ice conditions at the time of sailing. The above itinerary should be read as a ‘guide only’ and may change. The ship’s Captain in conjunction with the Expedition Leader continually review the sailing plan throughout the voyage, making adjustments to the itinerary along the way to take advantage of optimal weather and ice conditions or to maximize our encounters with wildlife. Decades of experience spent exploring these waterways mean we have a large number of outstanding landing sites and zodiac cruising locations to consider, even when the weather conditions may not be ideal or when heavy ice may hinder our planned route. A flexible approach is something we encourage you to bring to the ship.
  • On the 16 December 2025 departure expect a Christmas celebration like no other. No matter where we are along the peninsula, we will enjoy some festive landings before savouring a special Christmas feast in our beautiful restaurant surrounded by the most spectacular views of the icy landscape that you could ever imagine.

For full details on Aurora Expedition's Booking with Confidence, Health & Safety and Voyage Status updates, click here.

Terms and Conditions

For Aurora Expedition's full Terms and Conditions including Fitness and Age requirements, click here.

Information Aurora Expeditions - Across the Antarctic Circle - Greg Mortimer

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

At Bunnik Tours, we pride ourselves on our ability to create unique, once in a lifetime small group tours that are filled with incredible experiences you might not be able to have on your own, or in a larger group. However, that does mean aspects of our itineraries can be challenging for some travellers.

We want to make sure all Bunnik Tours travellers enjoy their trip, not struggle through it, so let’s work together to ensure you’re on the right tour for your fitness level.

Fitness to Travel Requirements

Within seven days of making your booking, you will need to complete a Passenger Registration form, which also includes a fitness to travel declaration.

In this declaration, you must confirm you’re able to do the following:

  • Walk for a minimum of 2-3 hours daily at a group pace, on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid
  • Regularly walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  • Stand for extended periods of time without needing to sit down
  • Carry your own luggage
  • Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats
  • Drive along very bumpy, dirt and gravel roads for extended period of time

If you do not feel that you can confidently manage all of the requirements set out above, please work with our team of Travel Specialists to find an alternative that is better suited to your current level of fitness.

Please visit our Fitness to Travel page for full details on our fitness policy.

FITNESS TO TRAVEL

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates a particularly challenging day, where there will be extended periods of walking time, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

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Dates & Prices Aurora Expeditions - Across the Antarctic Circle - Greg Mortimer

Dates & Prices
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*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

*Prices are in USD, per person twin share. Any discounts displayed will vary depending on cabin availability and are subject to change until confirmed.

Start Date End Date Tour Price
Per person
twin share
Offer Price
Per person
twin share
Savings
Per person
Status    
16 Dec 25
28 Dec 25
US$18,595
US$15,810
Save US$2,785
On Request
21 Feb 26
05 Mar 26
US$20,995
US$16,800
Save US$4,195
On Request

Additional Information

Booking Deposit
US$2,500 per person
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

All prices shown are per person based on twin share. Prices and itineraries correct at current time but are subject to change. Please call for more details. View our full terms & conditions here.

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