If you’ve ever imagined sailing quietly past towering glaciers and fjords, spotting an arctic fox or polar bear at home in the snow, or breathing in the purest air on the planet, now is the time to book your 2017 expedition to discover some of the most inspiring regions on Earth. With huge savings of $1800 per couple on 35 of the world’s best voyages, a unique and unforgettable adventure has never been so accessible. On sale now, until 31 Dec ’16, it’s our little Christmas gift to you.
With so many options to choose from and so much to see, here are the best of the range taking you deep into the corners of the globe, where once only great explorers ventured.
The Great Antarctica Expedition is one of Bentours’ most epic voyages. Aptly named to invoke the great adventurers of centuries past, this 20-day expedition will take you through the unforgettable scenery of the Southern Atlantic Ocean. Teeming with wildlife and history, you’ll be accompanied by whales, seabirds, seals and penguins. Leaving from Buenos Aires and boarding at Ushuaia, your ship will take you to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Orkney Islands and through the Drake Passage. Visit the gravesite of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, make landfall on isolated islands and take in the last great wilderness. Your team of expert guides will ensure a full experience, a comfortable on-water home and memories to share for years to come.
For a varied journey including the dramatic fjords of south-west Chile and the historic island of Cape Horn, take an 18-day voyage through The Legendary Magellan, Chilean Fjords and Antarctica. Escorted by an expert crew through breath-taking landscapes and deep fjords, this voyage offers an incredible kaleidoscope of scenery and wildlife, as your ship moves deeper into the Southern Ocean. The December departure will see you celebrating Christmas in the traditional Norwegian fashion with decorated Christmas tree, carols and delicious Christmas feast. The return loop sails to Falkland Islands – a miniature England, complete with red phone boxes and pubs! Journeying across the Magellan Strait, your adventure is completed with your arrival into Punta Arenas.
A 16-day Polar Circle Expedition will take you further south than any other Bentour’s Antarctic voyage. Beginning in Ushuaia, your ship will take you across one of the world’s most iconic waterways, the Drake Passage. Historically considered to be a treacherous crossing, it is now a comfortable sailing due to the modern stability of the MS Fram, one of Hurtigruten’s newest and most stylish ships. As you sail smoothly along the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have many opportunities to go ashore and experience the unique fauna and beauty of this vast, icy wilderness.
Stopping in at some of Chile’s most breath-taking fjord landscapes, a 16-day Patagonia and Antarctica Discovery Voyage will provide a rich journey of discovery. The Garibaldi fjord and Garibaldi glacier are a beautiful highlight of this region, with incredible contrasts of deep green and stark white. Look out for Andean condor and other bird species unique to this part of Chile. Spend six days in Antarctica, uncovering this remote and expansive wilderness. Attend lectures onboard or unwind with a movie in the ‘Amfi’. Or jump onboard a Zodiac and unleash your inner explorer as you join expert guides for an onshore adventure. Return via the beauty of the Chilean fjords once more, and end your journey in Punta Arenas.
For an unforgettable adventure aboard comfortable, modern ships accompanied by an expert crew, don’t miss this opportunity to see unique pockets of the globe at an incredibly reduced rate. But hurry, Bentours and Hurtigruten Global Expedition Sale is only available until cabins on these voyages sell out.