Expedition to Antarctica Aboard Le Boréal

January 26 - February 8, 2015

"Everything wears an aspect of unreality," Ernest Shackleton wrote. "Icebergs hang upside-down in the sky, the land appears as layers of silvery or golden cloud, cloud banks look like land, and icebergs masquerade as islands." This is Antarctica, Earth's last frontier. Normal human scales and reference points disappear amid the fantastically shaped icebergs, penguin rookeries and breaching whales. This is nature in its most pristine form.

Few travelers have followed the adventuresome explorers Shackleton, Amundsen and Scott to the Antarctic.

To enhance your Antarctic experience, your ship is staffed with an expert expedition team of naturalists who will guide you on excursions ashore. Under their direction, you will board sturdy Zodiac craft for landings on rocky shores and beaches to observe the antics of Antarctica's bountiful wildlife—penguins and seals, especially, are unafraid of human visitors—and discover the secrets of the White Continent.

Study Leader Information

Distinguished guest speaker, United States Navy Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.) will accompany us on this extraordinary program. Members of the onboard expedition team are seasoned experts and naturalists who have studied and traveled extensively in the most remote regions of the world. Their areas of expertise span marine biology, ornithology, ecology, geology, glaciology, conservation and environmental education, as well as history and photography.

Tour Itinerary

For a detailed listing of daily activities during our trip, please click here for the tour brochure.


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Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.