After leaving the Beagle Channel it is time to cross the Drake, visit the Antarctic Peninsula and depending on ice- and weather conditions the Weddellsea. The sails are hoisted for a serious sail to the beautiful island of South Georgia. We will spend about a week here and have a daily routine of moving the ship from one fjord to the other and make landings, enjoying the wildlife and hikes. We’ll find the remains of a former whaling station at Grytviken and see the grave of Shackleton, one of the most heroic pole travellers. It is an old tradition to drink a glass of whisky near his grave.
Heading back to sea course is set for Tristan da Cunha: the most remote island of the world. Here, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a small community lives on top of an active volcano. Let’s hope that the swell isn’t big enough to prevent a safe landing. On Tristan you can play golf on the most remote course of the planet or go fishing for lobster with the local fisherman. The final leg of this long voyage is a beautiful sail of about 10 days to Cape Town.
All trainees are required to have a valid passport for the voyage. All passports will be collected upon embarkation and returned at the end of the voyage.
Please note that your passport needs to contain at least two fully blank visa pages and at least four months validity after the arrival date in South-Africa
Most nationalities do not require a visa to enter Argentina. More information on visa requirements is available on https://www.mrecic.gov.ar/en/consular-services
Please check the specific visa requirements for South Africa for your country here. All our trainees are required to bring their passports when embarking the Europa.
South Georgia landing fee
Before reaching Antarctica, we have first scheduled some landings on South Georgia. This season, the fee for landing on South Georgia is £210 per person. We will send you a separate invoice for this cost, to be paid in advance before the start of the voyage.
Tristan de Cunha landing fee
Heading back to sea, we course for the most remote island of the world. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a small community lives on top of an active volcano. The landing fee on Tristan de Cunha is £30 per person. We will send you a separate invoice for this cost, to be paid in advance before the start of the voyage.
As you will be leaving the country by sea we will send you a letter from the shipping company a few weeks before your trip to show to the crew of airlines or customs in case they want more information on your trip back home.
Embarkation in Ushuaia: 3rd of March 2018, 17.00 hrs
EUROPA will be berthed at the pier of the Puerto Commercial in Ushuaia.
For many of you the flight into Argentina includes a transfer between the international and national airport of Buenos Aires. You can get from Jorge Newberry National Airport to Ezeiza International Airport by bus or taxi. You can buy tickets at the Tienda Leon Transport Company, located inside the terminal building. When arranging your tickets please allow enough time between flights to make the switch between airports.
Disembarkation in Cape Town: 23rd April 2018, 09.00 hrs
It is important that you have booked your return flight from Cape Town before you embark on board, as this is obligated for entering into South-Africa. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your e-ticket and summarize the details of your flight out of South-Africa in the email text: Airport of departure, destination Airport, date, time and flight number.
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