Now that summer is drawing to a close, it’s time to think about maximising those winter adventures. Quark Expeditions’ newly expanded ‘Fly the Drake’ programme offers travellers the best of Antarctica in as little as seven days. With a total of 12 fly/cruise departures on offer, and ‘Fly the Drake’ voyages, passengers can skip Drake Passage sailings one way or both ways, with itineraries ranging from seven to 11 days, giving more access to the peninsular rather than on the ship crossing the Drake.
This eight-day expedition is priced from £6,300 pp for a triple cabin aboard Sea Adventurer or £7,700 pp for a standard suite on new all-inclusive Island Sky.
Quark Expeditions (0203 514 2712, www.quarkexpeditions.com)