Antarctic History City Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Difficulty: Easy

Explore the history of exploration in the world's southern extremes on this unique 3 hour city tour in Punta Arenas- the main jumping-off point to Antarctica.

See historic sites where Ernest Shackleton, Otto Nordenskold, Roald Amundsen and other heroes came during their missions to conquer the White Continent.


Visit replicas of some of the famous ships that sailed these waters on quests to find new worlds, new life, and new hope. Finish with drinks in the Bar Shackleton to watch real footage of Ernest Shackleton's famously ill-fated expedition before being taken back to your drop-off destination of choice to continue your own Southern adventure.


  • Max Passengers: 10

  • Public Tour Cost: $70 USD - PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE

  • Pick-Up: 09:30

  • Drop-Off: 12:30

  • See Itinerary

What's Included:

  • Transportation from your cruise ship or accommodation

  • Entrance fees

  • A drink at the Bar Shackleton


  • Transportation to/from the airport

  • Gratuities

Please Note:

  • Parts of this experience take place outside. Please come prepared for the weather conditions of the day.

  • This experience visits locations with stairways and is not recommended for those with decreased mobility.

  • This tour requires a minimum number of passengers to run. In the event that it is cancelled because the minimum is not met, you will be subject to a full refund.

What to Bring:

  •  Please prepare for the weather by dressing in layers and bringing a hat and warm gloves.

  • Please wear appropriate walking footwear (no sandals!) to ensure your enjoyment and safety on this tour.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Public Tours cancelled up to 24 hours before the tour date are subject to a full refund. Within 24 hours of the tour date, no refund will be issued 

  • In the unlikely event that we have to cancel your tour, or your cruise ship is unable to tender, a full refund will be applied.  

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Pick- Up
Get picked up in the morning at the pick-up location of your choice by your guide along with your professional driver.

Muelle Shackleton

Visit the famous pier where Ernest Shackleton arrived after his famous rescue by Chilean Naval officer Luis Pardo. Learn about the famous explorers that sailed in and out of Punta Arenas on their bids to conquer Antarctica and the South.

Museo Nao Victoria

Visit the Museo Nao Victoria and life-sized replicas of some of the famous ships that came, bearing explorers to the Southern seas. Visit Magellan's Nao Victoria, Darwin's Beagle, and the lifeboat "James Caird", which saved Shackleton and his crew from certain death during their harrowing mission. Learn about the history of Exploration in the South in this unique place where history comes alive.

Plaza Benjamin Muñoz Gamero
Visit the historic Plaza Benjamin Muñoz Gamero to learn how the history of Punta Arenas is inextricably intertwined with that of Antarctica.

Get dropped off back at your ship or hotel by your guide and say goodbye to your fellow hikers to end your service.