Begin your adventure with a 2-night hotel stay in Santiago, Chile and local sightseeing. It is followed by 15-day cruise around Cape Horn. In Punta Arenas, Chile, visit the Nao Victoria Museum to see a replica of Magellan’s ship. Then stop by a statue of the man himself at his memorial in the Plaza Armas. Then it’s off to the South Atlantic for fun in the Falkland Islands. Visit the local museum in Stanley and spot some penguins at Yorke Bay, a natural habitat created by an active minefield. At Punta del Este in Chile, make sure to visit the incredible sculpture, La Mano by Mario Irarrázabal. Then settle down for some relaxation time on Playa Brava. Conclude your South America trip with a 2-night stay in Buenos Aires known as “Paris of the South”.
Day 1 Depart CANADA
Day 2 Santiago, CHILE Hotel Stay
Day 3 Santiago, CHILE Hotel Stay
Day 4 San Antonio, CHILE Embark 7 pm
Day 5 Cruise Pacific Coast — —
Day 6 Puerto Montt, CHILE 8 am 6 pm
Day 7 Cruise Pacific Coast — —
Day 8 Cruise Pacific Coast — —
Day 9 Puerto Arenas, CHILE 7 am 7 pm
Day 10 Ushuaia, ARGENTINA Noon 8 pm
Day 11 Cruise by Cape Horn — —
Day 12 Port Stanley, FALKLAND IS. 9 am 5 pm
Day 13 Cruise Atlantic Ocean — —
Day 14 Puerto Madryn, ARGENTINA 7 am 4 pm
Day 15 Cruise Atlantic Ocean — —
Day 16 Ponta del Este, URUGUAY 8 am 5 pm
Day 17 Montevideo, URUGUAY 9 am 6 pm
Day 18 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Disembark
Day 10 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Hotel Stay
Day 22 Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA Hotel Stay
Day 21 Morning arrival back in CANADA
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Day 1 – Wednesday / January 27, 2021 – DEPART CANADA
Meet your host at the Toronto airport for your flight departure from Canada to Santiago, Chile. (In-flights Meals)
Day 2 – Thursday / January 28 – SANTIAGO, CHILE
Welcome to Santiago! Up on arrival meet and greet with our local representative and enjoy your panoramic city tour. Santiago de Chile is a city of contrasts with remains of its Colonial past to the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of the financial center; Chile’s capital city will surprise you. This tour offers you the possibility to see this eclectic mix for yourself. The tour begins by heading south through the downtown area, passing the Club Hípico, a beautiful horseracing track in the older residential area of the city. You then proceed alongside the Parque O’Higgins and the Cousiño Palace, built between 1870 and 1878 for the wealthy Cousiño family. From here you head along the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colourful main avenue, to the heart of the city, seeing the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill, site of Santiago’s foundation in 1541. Then you will visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Just around the corner, you will visit the Pre-Colombian Art Museum, one of the most complete collections of ceramics, ancient textiles and relics of American culture (Mondays closed). Very nearby is the famous Central Market, which is the main market for fish and seafood, an interesting building, dating back to the end of the 19th century: It is a metal construction, built in London and brought by ship to Chile. Afterwards, you continue the tour by crossing the Mapocho River to reach the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to the San Cristóbal Hill. From one of the hill’s viewpoints, you will have the finest views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. To round off the tour, you will pass through the modern residential areas of the city with their daring architecture and, finally, the bustling Providencia shopping zone. Lunch at local restaurant and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Accommodation: INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL or similar 2 nights. (L)
Day 3 – Friday / January 29 – SANTIAGO, CHILE
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy this morning a guided city tour of Melbourne, where you will explore the unique architecture, history and culture. Rest of your day will be at leisure. Tonight, we gather for our special Welcome dinner. (B/D) Santiago (San Antonio), Chile
Day 4 – Saturday / January 30 – SANTIAGO – VINA DEL MAR – EMBARKATION
Breakfast at the hotel followed by check out. Today as we transfer to the Pacific coast to meet our ship, you will first have a tour of the Viña del Mar, the Garden City, the most luxurious resort town, with its paradisiacal beaches is the most important beach resort in Chile, and one of the principal ones of South America. Viña Del Mar’s languorous tropical ambiance–its grand avenues lined with palms and banana trees, its vast, soft stretches of white sand beach, and its sybaritic plenitude of gourmet restaurants. While Vina’s celebrity has brought it any number of sleek, modern buildings, the character of the town is set by its many charming colonial houses. Perhaps the most romantic way to tour Viña del Mar’s tranquil streets is via Victoria, the region’s traditional horse-drawn carriage. After the visits, continue to Santiago de Chile visiting Casas del Bosque winery for a lunch and wine tasting before you will embark the NORWEGIAN STAR your home away from home for 15 days. (B/L/D)
Day 5 – Sunday / January 31 – DAY AT SEA
Day 6 – Monday / February 1 – PUERTO MONTT, CHILE
See the Osorno Volcano, often compared to Mt. Fuji for its perfect symmetry. Visit the jewel of the Lake District, Lago Todos Los Santos. Your gateway to Chile’s Lake District, a land of green rapids, waterfalls and awesome scenery. (B/L/D)
Day 7 – Tuesday / February 2 – DAY AT SEA
Day 8 – Wednesday / February 3 – DAY AT SEA
Day 9 – Thursday / February 4 – PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE
From the original name “Sandy Point,” this southernmost capital city in Chile had its humble beginnings as sparse penal colony near the Straits of Magellan. Today, Punta Arenas is regarded as a geopolitical point of interest given its strategic location as a gateway to the Antarctic Peninsula. (B/L/D)
Day 10 – Friday / February 5 – USHUAIA, ARGENTINA
Hike beautiful trails framed by the sea, forests, lakes and mountains. See Andean Condors and the rugged beauty of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Ushuaia is one of two main cities on the island territory of Tierra del Fuego. (B/L/D)
Day 11 – Saturday / February 6 – CAPE HORN, CHILE
Located on the small island of Hornos Island, Cape Horn is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Although it’s not the most southern point of South America (the Diego Ramírez Islands holds that claim), Cape Horn marks the northern boundary of the Drake Passage, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pacific Ocean. Discovered and first rounded by the Dutchman Willem Schouten, Cape Horn was a major point where ships carried trade around the world until the Panama Canal opened in 1914. (B/L/D)
Day 12 – Sunday / February 7 – DAY AT SEA
Day 13 – Monday / February 8 – STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS
Arrive to the capital of the Falkland Islands, also known as Port Stanley and you’ll find a coastal town worthy of a jigsaw puzzle. This quaint city is home to a small population (so few are the residents that the town’s only “jail” can only hold thirteen people.) But it’s a place big on things to see and do. Whether you visit the Anglican Christ Church Cathedral, the southernmost cathedral in the world, or look for penguins. (B/L/D)
Day 14 – Tuesday / February 9 – PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA
If you want to see wildlife, go to the Punta Tombo Nature Reserve. Puerto Madryn is a gateway to remote wildlife preserves and Argentine Patagonia. Visit the Paleontology Museum in the Chubut Valley. (B/L/D)
Day 15 – Wednesday / February 10 – DAY AT SEA
Day 16 – Thursday / February 11 – PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY
The Saint-Tropez of Latin America is a favourite summer playground of southernmost South America. Sail the calmer waters or lounge on the beach along a 20-mile shoreline. And witness the big waves breaking at la Brava. (B/L/D)
Day 17 – Friday / February 12 – MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Resting on the southernmost point of the Rio de la Plata, Uruguay’s capital is a charming city. Tour the Establecimiento Juanico winery with buildings dating back to 1849. Wander the Plaza Independencia or take in the scenery at Estancia La Rabida. (B/L/D)
Day 18 – Saturday / February 13 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Welcome to Buenos Aires! After breakfast, you will disembark the Norwegian Star and be met by our local guide and taken for a half-day city tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that shows the influence of the great number of immigrants that arrived to these shores. The tour commences at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, well known for its numerous political demonstrations. It is surrounded by the Government House, best known as the “Pink House”; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Metropolitan Cathedral. The “Avenida de Mayo”, which starts in this square, is an interesting set of buildings of varied styles that reflect the diversity of its inhabitants. Wide avenues and green areas appear constantly trying to slow down the rhythm of this vertiginous city. A sample of this is the 9 de Julio Avenue, about 5 squares away from here, with its eight lanes divided by small green squares with old leafy trees and enriched by sculptures and fountains. In the middle of this avenue, in the “Plaza de la Republica”, the Obelisk arises as a symbol of the city. The visit continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, which was also a center for immigrant settlers and still keeps most of its architectonic patrimony untouched: its colonial houses and cobbled streets. We take Balcarce street up to Humberto 1º, turn in Defensa and drive along Plaza Dorrego until we reach Bolivar; down along Av. San Juan to Av. Paseo Colon. Southwards, we reach the picturesque and colourful port neighbourhood of La Boca with its famous street, “Caminito”, whose architectonic characteristics reflect the culture the European citizens that arrived to these shores at the end of the 19th century, mainly Genovese sailors. The visit continues towards the newest district of Puerto Madero; Palermo neighbourhood with its elegant residences framed by wide green areas; finally reaching the district of Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. The Recoleta cemetery, surprises the visitors for its rich architecture and the important personalities of the social and political Argentinean life, amongst whom are Eva Perón, whose remains lie there. Next to the cemetery is the church Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the Recoleta Cultural Center (previously a convent), Buenos Aires Design and the Palais de Glace. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant followed by hotel check-in. Accommodation: HOTEL RECOLETA GRAND or similar 2 nights. (B/L)
Day 19 – Thursday / February 14 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a full day at your leisure to explore the “Paris of the South”. Tonight, enjoy a dinner and Tango show at Tango Porteno a fantastic experience to remember as our Farewell Dinner. This special dinner show has an excellent location in the theater to live the experience of the perfect combination between a great dinner and the best show. After the show will drive back to your hotel. (B/D)
Day 20 – Thursday / February 15 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Breakfast at the hotel with free time and check out at noon. Lunch is included before our transfer to the airport. (B/L)
Day 21 – Thursday / February 16, 2021 – MORNING ARRIVAL BACK IN CANADA
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$50 USD per port shore excursion credit is per stateroom. Credit has no monetary value and is non-refundable. In the event a port of call or excursion is missed, for any reason, no refund or credit will be issued. Shore excursion credit is applicable for each port, including debarkation port, and is not transferable to other ports. Use the credit or lose it. It does not include embarkation ports. Overnight stays count as one port.
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Return airfare from TORONTO. Please call for departures from other cities across Canada.
2 Night first class hotel stay in Santiago, CHILE.
2 Night first class hotel stay in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
Full buffet breakfasts each morning.
4 Lunches and 2 Dinners on our land tour.
Locally guided tours as per our itinerary.
All land gratuities for our local guides and drivers.
15 Days cruise aboard NORWEGIAN STAR.
Prepaid shipboard gratuities on your cruise.
All departure port taxes/fees and surcharges.
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DOUBLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $7,895
OUTSIDE – Category OB $8,495
BALCONY – Category BA $9,495
SINGLE Occupancy Fares:
INSIDE – Category IB $10,795
OUTSIDE – Category OB $11,995
BALCONY – Category BA $13,795
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Initial deposit of $500 per person. Final payment is due by: SEPTEMBER 23, 2020.
Please note a cancellation fee of $100 per person will apply for cancellation prior to the final payment.
Recently refurbished as part of The Norwegian Edge program, NORWEGIAN STAR blends the relaxed Freestyle Cruising concept with cruises to the Europe. Onboard, Norwegian Star features 15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa, an always-exciting casino with VIP area.
125ft Max Beam
2018 Refurbished Year Built 2001
1,031 Ship Crew