Expeditions to Antarctica run during the milder months of November to March - temperatures will however still be freezing. Depending on which month you visit there will be slight differences in scenery and wildlife, but all are sure to be equally as breathtaking. November sees the ice break into incredible icebergs.
December and January have longer hours of daylight with lots of penguin, seal and bird activity, whereas February and March are known for the amazing whale presence in the waters. Mother nature does of course take matters into her own hands, and so no matter when you visit, a stunning spectacle of ice, water and wildlife is assured.
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Fly Europe return from $249* Plus 20% off select Contiki trips* when booked together: *Offer valid for departures between 26 March 2020 and 31 October 2020. Sales permitted until 27 February 2020, is subject to availability and can be withdrawn at any time. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Fly from $249 offer is applicable to the European Explorer plus Greek Island Cruising, European Explorer plus Mykonos Island, European Adventurer and Mediterranean Escape plus 12 day Greek Island Hopping. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $399 is the Iberian Peninsula and Morocco and London to Athens plus Mykonos & Santorini 10d. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $499 is the European Vistas, European Contrasts Plus Corfu - Module 1, London to Athens plus Mykonos & Santorini 8d, London to Athens plus Mykonos & Santorini 9d. Trips that are eligible for the Fly from $599 is the Mediterranean Escape plus 10 Greek Island Hopping, Mediterranean Escape plus 11 day Greek Island Hopping, European Quest - Module 1.Trips that are eligible for Fly from $649 are the European Dream and Spain, Morocco and Portugal and Spotlight on Greece plus 12 Day Greek Island Hopping. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $699 is the Spanish Spree, European Escapade. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $749 is the European Trail - Module 1. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $799 are the European Encounter and 'Great Britain & Ireland'. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $849 is the Simply Italy and Fiestas and Siestas, London to Athens - Module 1. Trips that are eligible for Fly from $899 are Mediterranean Escape, European Whirl, European Highlights and Greek Island Hopping. Trips that are eligible for the Fly from $949 is the European Discovery Summer, Quest to Rome - Module 5, Trail to Rome - Module 5 and London to Rome - Module 2. The trip that is eligible for the Fly from $999 is the Quest to London - Module 6. Flights are based on departures from Auckland, using Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand trans-Tasman connections and using Etihad Airways from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane via Abu Dhabi to Europe. Offer based on departing Auckland. Additional costs may apply for departures ex Wellington and ex Christchurch. Flights are per person into and out of the corresponding start and end cities as per the tour itinerary, and is booked using the lowest economy booking class. Customers can pay upsell to travel in higher booking class. Peak season surcharges, weekend surcharges and blackout restrictions apply and airline prices are subject to availability. Lay-by is not permitted on this offer. Offer is valid for full time students and youth travellers under 31 at the time of travel. Proof of status is required and purchase of an ISIC card may be required. Please note that should you be required to purchase an ISIC, ITIC or IYTC card, you may be required to present this at check-in or you could be denied boarding. Prices are only applicable where the flight and Contiki trip are booked at the same time. If either the flight or the trip is cancelled – by you or tour operator - the full price of the flight will be applicable. If you choose to change your tour or flight then change fees plus difference in fare/tour cost will need to be paid. If tour duration decreases then you will need to pay the additional flight price. Tour departures are not guaranteed – dates may be changed or cancelled by the tour provider. If the tour is changed to a different date, then flight date change fees and difference in fare will need to be paid. If you cannot travel on the new date and wishes to cancel, then any flight cancellation fees will need to be paid. Please refer statravel.co.nz/travel-sale.htm for the detailed terms and conditions. Offer valid for bookings made in New Zealand only.