Your once in a lifetime adventure from the gateway to Antarctica, Sydney!
On Saturday 17th November to Monday 19th November 2018, Accor Vacation Club members are invited on a journey of a lifetime to the wonders of the Antarctic.
Your journey begins with a 3-course dinner at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park, with tales of the South Pole and Antarctica from special guests, followed by a great night’s sleep in an East Village View Room.
As your journey ends, savour the experience with a second night at Pullman Sydney Hyde Park.
Don’t miss this amazing experience, call Antarctica Flights on 1800 633 449 to book your place now!
What to expect
You’re en route to the icy expanse of Antarctica – without a jacket. But then aboard a privately chartered Qantas 747, the standard rules of travel go out the window. The atmosphere on board is electric. You’re all present for the same reason – to fulfil that bucket list dream of exploring an uncharted continent, without even getting your feet wet. And with up to four hours over the ice and the remaining hours to enjoy the bespoke service – including premium drinks, delicious meals and talks from Antarctic expeditioners – it’s an experience like no other. Australia is the only country from which you can take a sightseeing flight over the frozen south.
Every departure is different – no two flights are the same…
Beyond the tip of the iceberg
Welcome to Antarctica – the world’s last great wilderness. Aboard a cruise ship you would only touch the edge of the coast. Aboard a privately chartered Qantas 747, you will glide over a continent that escapes the boundaries of perception. Become one of the privileged few to witness the desolate beauty of this untamed polar desert. With 19 planned routes to match the day’s weather conditions, we ensure optimal viewing for everyone on board. Our partner, Antarctica Flights have been exploring Antarctica by air since 1994 – that’s over 20 years pioneering a land that remains almost entirely undiscovered.
We invite you to join us to continue its great discovery…
Welcome to the wilderness
Anticipation blooms as the first icebergs come into view. The vast expanse of beautiful landscape that stretches before your eyes is as graceful as it is untamed, expansive and wild. As the plane soars in a figure eight pattern, you drop down to 10,000 feet – close enough to capture the subtle changes in shadow and the nuances of blue and pink marbled over the dazzling great white. Welcome to a continent with no permanent human residents, no currency and no government. The borders stretch further than the eye can see.
This kingdom is yours…
More than just looking out a window
The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500 – 10,500 kms roundtrip (approximately 12 hours). Expert Antarctic expeditioners are onboard to talk on the polar environment and its history while video screenings depict life on the ground. Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers will usually see the first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes. We then cross the South Magnetic Pole where you will start to view the rugged mountainous topography of the Antarctic mainland.
This will be unlike any other flight you have ever been on and nothing can prepare you for the amazing sights you will see. Ensure that your camera batteries are charged and your memory cards are empty as it is not unusual for our guest to take over 1,000 photos and lots of video during our flights
- Meet Antarctic explorers onboard and experience live crosses to research stations
- Take home your Explorer Kit with all the maps and stats you need to become an Antarctic expert
- The ultimate birdseye over the continent with up to 4 hours of viewing that you will never forget
- Full bar service – toast your discovery with champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Watch Happy Feet or Antarctica documentaries on the state of the art entertainment system
- Two full service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks to keep you fuelled for the long day