Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Expedition (2024)

Explore the colourful Falkland Islands, unspoiled South Georgia with its rookeries of king penguins, and epic Antarctica.

Journey Overview

Join this panoramic Luxury Expedition Cruise and explore the colourful 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.

Journey Highlights

  • Cruise for 15 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 colourful, 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
  • Begin your adventure with a two-night stay in Buenos Aires, exploring this fiery Latin city with your choice of shore excursion

Featured Experts

Dr. Marco Favero, Expedition Leader
Leading expeditions for decades, Marco is a longtime researcher of ornithology and marine biology, an active seabird conservationist and serves on the board of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.


Andrew Coleman, Photo Enrichment Coach
A contributor to National Geographic, Andrew’s work captures the wild beauty of the natural world. He has travelled extensively to all seven continents and leads workshops on photography fundamentals.

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Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Jan 4: Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Arrive in Argentina’s capital and transfer to your hotel.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Jan 5: Buenos Aires | Discovering a Vibrant Capital

Explore Buenos Aires with your local guides, choosing from excursions that include a guided tour with a tango demonstration or a tour of the city’s vibrant street art scene. In the evening, join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail reception where you also meet some of the experts that complete your Expedition Team.

Palacio Duhau — Park Hyatt Buenos Aires | Meals: B

Jan 6: Ushuaia | At the Edge of the World

Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take a guided trek in the Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve before boarding your luxurious expedition cruiser for the next 15 days of adventure. Watch from the comfort of your private balcony as ‘Le Lyrial’ heads out to sea.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 7: At Sea | Riches of the Southern Ocean

As you sail east toward the Falkland Islands, A&K’s Expedition Team begins its exciting lecture series, covering everything from penguins to the formation of sea ice to thrilling personal accounts of living in Antarctica. Photography enthusiasts especially enjoy time with your A&K photo team, who are on hand to exhibit extraordinary images, share tips and answer questions. The cool waters are rich in krill, making them a favourite with local wildlife searching for food. Alongside your naturalist guides, spot various species of whales and seabirds from the deck of your luxury expedition ship.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 8: The Falkland Islands | Historic Outpost

Today, ‘Le Lyrial’ arrives in the remote Falkland Islands. Conditions permitting, you may visit the tiny capital of Stanley, strolling its charming streets and exploring its surrounding wilderness areas, or land at the southwest Falkland Islands of West Point and Carcass, home to unspoiled wildlife habitats.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 9-10: Cruising the South Atlantic | Abundant Wildlife

As you head toward South Georgia, sightings of whales and other wildlife become more frequent. Time spent cruising is once again filled with informative lectures and casual talks with your guides, leaving your knowledge of the region greatly enriched. The open ocean is a treasure chest bursting with life — scan the seas to spot marine mammals and seabirds as the ship cruises the nutrient-rich waters and along islands that may include Shag Rocks.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 11-13: South Georgia | Wildlife Haven

Explore South Georgia, the Southern Ocean’s crown jewel of wildlife. South Georgia is a nearly submerged continuation of the Andes Mountains, and your days here are spent exploring its glacier-carved coves and rugged shores — ideal for exploring with your naturalist guides on Zodiacs (sturdy inflatable boats). Weather and ice conditions permitting, excursions over the next three days include stops along the northeast coastline of the island, where we hope to visit vast colonies of king penguins and southern elephant seals. You may also explore iconic historic sites with your A&K historian, who shares tales of the whaling era and the heroic age of exploration. You also learn about the life and exploits of Antarctica’s greatest explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose final resting place is right here on South Georgia Island, at Grytviken. A photographer’s paradise, South Georgia is a locale where you’re sure to capture some of your very best shots.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 14-15: Scotia Sea | Life at Sea

Cruise the Scotia Sea while your expert lecturers recap your adventures in South Georgia and hint at what’s to come in Antarctica. Prepare for your Antarctic arrival by learning more about the Seventh Continent from the experts who know it best, from its awe-inspiring terrain to the hardy wildlife that inhabits it.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 16-18: Antarctica | Incredible White Continent

Conditions permitting, your itinerary calls for landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and a number of South Shetland Islands. Your expedition team takes advantage of the best opportunities to set out on Zodiacs and explore the continent’s iconic shores, which teem with gentoo, Adélie and chinstrap penguins. Antarctica’s stunning geography enhances the excitement of your experience here as dramatic snow-capped mountains, shimmering glaciers and iceberg-strewn channels compete for your attention. At the evening’s recap, you might look through your photos with Rick Sammon and his team as they make suggestions for how to improve your framing and techniques.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 19-20: Drake Passage | Reflections at Sea

Bid farewell to Antarctica as ‘Le Lyrial’ points north for her return to Ushuaia. Enjoy more opportunities to observe birds and marine life while reflecting on an incredible journey with fellow guests and new friends.

'Le Lyrial' | Meals: BLD

Jan 21: Depart Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark ‘Le Lyrial.’ Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires, where you board your flight home.

Meals: B

Journey Details:

This journey contains some active elements, including Zodiac boat excursions, walks over uneven terrain and optional, challenging hikes.

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

Buenos Aires/Ushuaia/Buenos Aires Economy Class flights included.

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 5.

Last group event: disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. on Jan 21.

Note: Proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for this journey, including a booster shot if vaccination was received more than four months prior to departure (two months for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).


Included with this Luxury Expedition Cruise

  • 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
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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jan 4, 2024 - Jan 21, 2024 Special Special Special Special Special Special Special Special Special
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Classic Balcony Stateroom - Category 1 Price AU$30,830pp was AU$36,465 Single Supplement AU$26,400 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Deluxe Balcony Stateroom - Category 2 Price AU$35,055pp was AU$40,690 Single Supplement AU$29,570 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Premier Balcony Stateroom - Category 3 Price AU$37,870pp was AU$43,505 Single Supplement AU$31,685 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Prestige Balcony Suite - Category 4 Price AU$53,365pp was AU$59,000 Single Supplement AU$49,500 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Premier Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 5 Price AU$63,930pp was AU$69,565 Single Supplement AU$59,540 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Privilege Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 6 Price AU$68,855pp was AU$74,490 Single Supplement AU$64,220 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Grand Deluxe Two-Room Balcony Suite - Category 7 Price AU$75,195pp was AU$80,830 Single Supplement AU$70,245 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Grand Privilege Three-Room Balcony Suite - Category 8 Price AU$86,465pp was AU$92,100 Single Supplement AU$80,950 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Le Lyrial: Owner's Balcony Suite - Category 9 Price AU$89,280pp was AU$94,915 Single Supplement AU$83,625 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
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