Day trip to the Anta rc­tic

Travel Bulletin - - POLAR REGIONS -

FANCY tak­ing a day trip to Antarc­tica? Antarc­tica Flights can of­fer this ex­pe­ri­ence in what is ar­guably the world’s most unique day tour. The one-day sight-see­ing flights on board a pri­vately char­tered Qan­tas 747 de­part from Aus­tralia ev­ery sum­mer. Fly­ing at 10,000 feet, pas­sen­gers can take in the vast­ness of Antarc­tica, the ice­bergs, glaciers, moun­tains and re­search sta­tions. Two meals and full bar ser­vice will be of­fered through­out the trip while Antarc­tic ex­perts will be on board to talk about the po­lar en­vi­ron­ment. Four flights will be on of­fer next sea­son, two de­part­ing from Mel­bourne, one from Perth and an­other from Syd­ney. The 12-hour round-trip, takes off early morn­ing and re­turns in the evening while a spe­cial New Year’s Eve Flight from Mel­bourne, de­part­ing at 6pm takes in Antarc­tica in broad day­light at mid­night. Prices lead in at $1,199 per per­son in cen­tre econ­omy, see

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