EXCLUSIVE Luxury India's Golden Triangle Tour & Ganges River Cruise
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LUXURY 5* ALL INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISE AND TOUR!
SPECIAL OFFER - HUGE SAVINGS - ONE-WAY BUSINESS CLASS UPGRADE & £100pp ON BOARD CREDIT When you book by 30th September 2020!
Start your trip with five luxurious nights at three different award-winning Oberoi hotels - Oberoi New Delhi, Oberoi Amarvilas & Oberoi Rajvilas. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Taj Mahal twice - once at sunrise and once at sunset.
This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure.
Note: The itinerary presented is subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
Fly overnight to New Delhi
Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the Oberoi New Delhi hotel.
Featured Excursion: India’s capital city with rickshaw ride to Old Delhi
India’s sprawling capital city is colourful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. To cap your day taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.
Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown
This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colours draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife.
Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal
Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.
Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort
Pink is the colour of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Enjoy the visit to the local city bazaar. Take the afternoon to explore on your own - shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.
Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.
Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City”
Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman - which you’ll experience today. After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colourful local market.
Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass
Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.
Featured Excursion: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village
Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns - Murshidabad and Baranagar - each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.
This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.
One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.
Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voya
Featured Excursions: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium & India’s French colonial heritage
Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the centre of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today.
Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour - visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli
Choice of Mother Teresa’s home and tomb or NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit
The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.
Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight.
Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your overnight flight home — or extend your journey with an optional extension in Varanasi - call our team for details of this fantastic post-cruise stay!
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- EXCLUSIVE RiverCruising.co.uk Savings of up to £1,647pp!
- COMPLIMENTARY One-Way Business Class Flight upgrade!
- £100 per person credit to spend on board
- Return flights from London Heathrow
- 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the elegant Ganges Voyager II
- 2 nights in New Delhi at The Oberoi New Delhi (or similar)
- 1 night in Agra at The Oberoi Amarvilas (or similar)
- 2 nights in Jaipur at The Oberoi Rajvilas (or similar)
- 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
- Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
- Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise
- Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea
- 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
- 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager
- Complimentary Wellness Program on every sailing
- All transfers on arrival and departure days
- All gratuities, both on board and on shore
It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements necessary for your holiday. You are responsible for obtaining independently and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. You should confirm the necessary requirements for visas via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website which can be found here.
If you are unsure regarding how to obtain a visa or would like more information then please give us a call and one of our river cruising experts will be more than happy to assist.