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Explore these astonishing islands in the company of the popular wildlife presenter

The Galápagos has long been considered one of the world's most diverse landscapes, forming a complex ecosystem that is still revealing itself. On this Centenary Collection trip, you'll be joined by Kate, who will talk about the Galápagos, and you'll explore the islands to the fullest. Celebrity Cruises has been in the Galápagos for 17 years and Celebrity Flora® is the first ship to be built specially for the islands. One-of-a-kind features help keep the islands as pristine as you find them, and your suite features a private balcony. The trip starts and ends in Ecuador's capital, Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Events with Kate Humble
As you'll be surrounded by wildlife, who better is there to hear from during your trip than Kate? She has appeared on Animal Park, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, and will share insights with you.

Unique wildlife
There will be plenty of chances for close-up views of the wildlife, which includes blue-footed boobies, sea turtles, giant tortoises and sea lions. You'll benefit from the expertise of Galápagos National Park-certified naturalists, too.

The Galápagos Islands
The islands were a source of inspiration for Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and you'll be able to see the species that Darwin studied, plus visit wildlife projects that are building on his work.

Your luxurious ship
Celebrity Flora® creates a sense of being immersed in a destination, instead of just visiting it. Every stateroom is a suite, there are delectable menus and it even features its very own science lab.

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Kate Humble
Wildlife presenter

Kate is one of Britain's most popular wildlife presenters. She has travelled to all parts of the globe, and has presented a number of wildlife shows, including Animal Park: Wild In Africa, Seawatch, The Hottest Place On Earth and Volcano Live.

Price includes

  • Internal flights from Quito to Baltra
  • Two guided tours a day
  • Internet access; on-board lectures, Galápagos National Park admission, international flights and all transfers
  • Two nights pre-voyage and one night post-voyage in Quito at the JW Marriott hotel
  • Seven-day cruise around the Galápagos Islands on Celebrity Flora®
  • Stay in a suite with private facilities and a shower
  • Talk and Q&A session by Kate
  • Complimentary meals and drinks included throughout the cruise
  • Fully guided tour of Quito, with lunch and dinner included

Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£9,350*

* Price based on two sharing an S2 Sky Suite. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. International flights From LHR (regional airports available on request, at a supplement). Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Quito
    Quito, Ecuador

    Your journey of discovery begins after you fly from the UK to Quito, a city which straddles the equator and where it feels like spring is eternally in the air. Beautifully situated in a high valley, at 9,350 ft this is the second highest capital city in the world, and the views of the nearby mountains remind you at all times of your Andean location.

    Quito was founded on an ancient Inca settlement, and today it's a bustling and modern place. But you don't need to look too far beneath the contemporary façade to find the past, and the Old Town is a showcase of classical Spanish architecture. In fact, the city's diligent preservation of its history caused it to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 1978.

    After arrival at Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito you´ll be transferred to your centrally-located hotel in the city.

    As night falls, take a look at the sparkling city lights that spread up the surrounding hills and mountains - truly a mesmerising sight! You'll spend your first night in South America at your Quito hotel and wake up rested and refreshed for the journey ahead.

  2. Day
    2
    Quito
    Quito, Ecuador
    Accommodation - JW Marriott hotel, Quito
  3. Day
    3
    Fly to Baltra, Board Celebrity Flora
    Isla Baltra, Ecuador
    Meals - Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Egas Port on Santiago Island, and Rabida Island
    Santiago Island, Ecuador
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Elizabeth Bay and Tagus Cove, Isla Isabela
    Elizabeth Bay, Isla Isabela, Ecuador
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Sullivan Bay, Santiago Island, and Bartolomé Island
    Santiago Island, Ecuador
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Las Bachas, Santa Cruz Island, and North Seymour Island
    Santa Cruz Island , Ecuador

    As your expedition cruise comes to a close, it's time to bid farewell to the bounteous wildlife and amazing scenery of one of the world's most incredible nature destinations. We'll also say farewell to our wonderful crew and Expedition Team as we will disembark at Baltra Island.

    A transfer will take you to the airport, where your waiting flight will bring you to Guayaquil. Upon arrival in Guayaquil, a representative will assist with the international flight connection back to the UK.

    As you sit and reminisce about your recent adventure, we hope you are left with some amazing memories, newfound. friends and the urge to explore more in the future. In fact, we hope that we'll be welcoming you aboard again before too long.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Puerto Baquerizo Moreno and Punta Pitt, San Cristobal Island
    San Cristobal Island , Ecuador
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island
    Puerto Ayora, Isla Santa Cruz, Ecuador
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Baltra Island - fly to Quito
    Isla Baltra, Ecuador
    Accommodation - JW Marriott hotel, Quito
    Meals - Breakfast
  11. Day
    11
    Arrive in the UK
    Quito, Ecuador

Accommodation

Celebrity Flora®

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Cruise ship

All-suite luxury mega yacht

Celebrity Flora® is the first ship of its kind to be built especially for the Galápagos Islands. The 100-passenger all-suite mega yacht is built with the latest environmental technologies using natural materials. Every stateroom on board is a suite that includes an unrivaled array of indulgent design features, services and amenities, such as full room automation that lets you control everything with the touch of a button; premium linens and bathrobes; personal Suite Attendants; chocolates and bath products sourced locally from Ecuador; and integrated drinking water filtration systems.

On board you'll find the Ocean Grill, Seaside Restaurant, Discovery Lounge, Observatory, Glamping Cabanas and Novurania Yacht Tenders. Plus, certified naturalists from the Galápagos National Park are on-board to guide the journey.

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Availability

From
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
To
Mon, Mon, Oct 24, 2022
Duration
11 Days
Price per person
£9,350*

* Price based on two sharing an S2 Sky Suite. Single supplement available. Subject to availability. International flights From LHR (regional airports available on request, at a supplement). Exact order of itinerary may vary according to local conditions and at the tour manager's discretion. Offer subject to availability. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Always check the FCDO travel advice before departure, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST GALAPAGOS KATE