|04 December 2019||V2 Veranda||£6,890|
|21 December 2019^||V2 Veranda||£7,390|
|07 January 2020||V2 Veranda||£7,190|
|24 January 2020^||V2 Veranda||£7,490|
|10 February 2020||V2 Veranda||£6,990|
|27 February 2020^||V2 Veranda||£6,990|
|29 November 2020||V2 Veranda||£6,490|
|16 December 2020^||V2 Veranda||£6,490|
|02 January 2021||V2 Veranda||£6,790|
|19 January 2021^||V2 Veranda||£6,990|
|05 February 2021||V2 Veranda||£6,990|
|22 February 2021^||V2 Veranda||£6,990|
Day 1: Fly UK » Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly overnight from the UK to Buenos Aires.
Day 2-3: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Upon arrival, transfer to your ship for an overnight stay in port.
Be captivated by the bohemian flair of La Boca, marvel at the grand homes of Recoleta, one of the finest quarters of the city, and discover the many facets of Buenos Aires. Walk in the footsteps of Eva Péron. You will see the ornate Casa Rosada, the presidential palace that was once her home, and visit her final resting place at La Recoleta Cemetery as you discover the story of the much-loved first lady and inspiration for the Broadway musical Evita.
Day 4: Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay’s capital city boasts perhaps the highest quality of living of any city in South America. Rich in parks, sweeping vistas and architectural styles, Montevideo is blessed with a subtropical climate, guaranteeing warm summers and mild winters. A panoramic tour features highlights such as the Legislative Palace, a grand neoclassical building, the Ciudad Vieja, or Old Town, and the Batlle y Ordóñez Park with the iconic La Caretta Monument. Or enjoy an overland tour to marvel at nature at the magnificent Iguazú Falls.
Day 5-6: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Stay in shape at sea with a visit to the Sports Deck, or take a gentle stroll around Viking's 360˚ Promenade Deck. As you cruise, take in the sea views from the Explorers’ Lounge or reserve a soothing massage at The Spa. Linger over tea and scones in the Wintergarden or soak up the sun on deck.
Day 7: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Depart your ship and head to the Valdéz Peninsula, which is connected to the continent by a narrow strip of land. Enjoy its natural beauty and biodiversity, before visiting Puerto Pirámides to observe a sea lion colony from the cliff tops. Or immerse yourself in the history of the area’s Welsh settlers with a trip to the town of Dolavon and the city of Gaiman, where the Welsh language is still spoken.
Day 8: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
As you cruise today, perhaps you will relax and enjoy the amenities of your stateroom, with its private veranda and beautifully designed, streamlined Scandinavian interior. Indulge in a morning cup of coffee on your veranda, with the majestic sea as a backdrop, or unwind on the couch with your favorite book.
Day 9: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
More than 300 miles off the coast of South America lies the rugged archipelago of the Falkland Islands. Here, you will find several hundred sparsely inhabited islands with unspoiled nature and diverse fauna. Some 60 distinct bird species breed on the islands, including five different species of penguin and some of the world’s largest colonies of albatross. Visit the world’s most southerly Anglican church and the Whalebone Arch, explore the delightful historic streets of Port Stanley, and meet the renowned landlady at Kay McCullum’s Bed & Breakfast.
Day 10: Cruise the Atlantic Ocean
Perhaps you will get a morning workout at the Fitness Centre and soothe your body with a hot sauna and a few minutes amid the refreshingly chilled air of the Snow Grotto. This evening, enjoy cocktails in the Explorers’ Lounge and an authentic Italian meal at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant.
Day 11: Scenic Cruising: Cape Horn
Enjoy two scenic days as you cruise around Cape Horn, once the pinnacle of a seafarer’s career, and through the Beagle Channel. The Cape marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans meet. Retrace the epic voyage of Charles Darwin through the Beagle Channel, the narrow strait separating the main island of Tierra del Fuego from a string of smaller islands to the south. The area has not lost any of its stark natural beauty since Darwin described it in lyrical terms in 1833.
Day 12: Ushuaia, Argentina
At the very tip of South America, Ushuaia prides itself on being the southernmost city in the world. The city’s spectacular natural surroundings with subantarctic forests, lovely lakes, pristine glaciers and rich peat bogs are its main asset, but Ushuaia’s history as a penal colony of sorts at the “End of the World” makes the city itself a unique and interesting place. Visit the former prison, which today houses a museum, or soak up the scenery on a drive through the lakes and valleys.
Day 13: Punta Arenas, Chile
Chile’s southernmost city sits on the north shore of the Strait of Magellan, named after the Portuguese explorer who pioneered the sea route around South America in 1520. Its heritage as an explorer’s haven still remains to this day, with many expeditions to Antarctica beginning from here. The beautiful yet rugged landscape of this sparsely populated region was once thought to be inhabited by Patagonian giants. Immerse yourself in its mystique on a flight over the spectacular peaks of the Torres del Paine National Park, or explore the city’s charm on a scenic drive as you take in the highlights.
Day 14: Scenic Cruising: Amalia Glacier
During your scenic cruising time, keep watch for sea lions and dolphins as you cruise among the rugged mountains and blue-tinged glaciers of Chile’s distinguished fjords. The Amalia Glacier, located on the edge of the Sarmiento Channel in Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, originates in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
Day 15: Scenic Cruising: Chilean Fjords
Enjoy a landscape of snowy peaks, massive blue glaciers from which waterfalls tumble into the sea and steep-sided fjords, a land of great pristine beauty accessible only by ship. For centuries, seafarers have used the maze of channels to travel up and down the Chilean coast in the sheltered waters of the Chilean fjords.
Day 16: Puerto Montt, Chile
Today, you will call on the city of Puerto Montt, situated on the north side of a sheltered bay and less than 20 miles from the summit of the Osorno volcano. A main city in Chile’s lakes region, Puerto Montt boasts stunning scenery. Snowcapped volcanoes, lush green fields and forested national parks dominate the landscape. Enjoy a panoramic drive through the scenic villages and towns, and visit the German Colonial Museum to explore the life and times of the early German settlers.
Day 17: Cruise the Pacific Ocean
Spend another relaxing day cruising the waters of the Pacific Ocean. As you sail, you might take a swim in the Infinity Pool. Join new friends for afternoon tea in the Wintergarden or relax on board as you sip a cocktail by the pool.
Day 18: Santiago (Valparaíso), Chile
Blessed with a magnificent setting in a steep natural amphitheatre turned toward the Pacific, Valparaíso charms visitors with its colourful labyrinthine streets that rise up from the water’s edge and through the hills. Funiculars carry pedestrians up and down the slopes, where they ascend to marvel at the views over the port, and where artists, authors and poets have come for generations seeking inspiration. Perhaps take a tour of Santiago, Chile’s capital city, brimming with museums, theaters, world-class eateries and numerous shopping centres. Explore the bohemian district of Barrio Bellavista and meander through the streets lined with vibrant murals at the foot of San Cristóbal Hill. Or, weave your way through the tiered maze of Santa Lucía Hill for magnificent views over the city.
Day 19: Fly Santiago (Valparaíso), Chile » UK
Disembark your ship this morning as your journey comes to a close. Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. Alternatively, you may choose to extend your time in Chile with a post-cruise extension in Santiago.
Day 20: Arrive in the UK
T&Cs: ^ Itinerary operates in reverse. On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. The up to £500 discount is considered a single offer. Offer expires 30 September 2019. ^Duration includes overnight hotel/flights. +Round trip airfare from London Heathrow and airport-to-ship transfers are included in the price of your cruise or cruise and stay package. Should you decide to make your own air arrangements, you will need to also arrange for transfers. On all sail dates the discount is per person based on double occupancy. Full details of the excursions available on your specific departure date can be viewed at My Viking Journey once your cruise booking has been made. Viking Cruises reserves the right to withdraw, change, and/or cancel a tour or to make changes in the itinerary and hotel accommodations whenever, conditions warrant it. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (01 April 2019) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. E&OE