CRUISETOUR

India's Golden Triangle and The Sacred Ganges (13 Days)

Cruise Line: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Delhi, India to Kolkata, India
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Delhi, India

Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi hotel.

DAY 2
Delhi, India

India's sprawling capital city is colorful, 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.

DAY 3
Delhi, India
Agra, India

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 colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late emperor's wife.

DAY 4
Agra, India
Jaipur, India

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.

DAY 5
Jaipur, India

Pink is the color 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.

DAY 6
Jaipur, India
Air travel
Kolkata, India

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

DAY 7
Kalna, India

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 colorful local market.

DAY 8
Matiari, India

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.

DAY 9
Murshidabad, India
Badanagar, India

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.

DAY 10
Ganges, India

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.

DAY 11
Mayapur, India
Chandannagar, India
Kolkata, India

Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center 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.

DAY 12
Kolkata, India

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.

DAY 13
Kolkata, India

Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

India's Golden Triangle and The Sacred Ganges map

About the Ship

What's Included

Included

    • 7-night Ganges river cruise in a riverview suite

    • 5 nights in luxurious Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, including daily buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage

    • Tips for local experts and drivers

    • All transportation throughout the trip, including intra-India flight between Jaipur and Kolkata

    • All transfers on arrival and departure days

    • 12 buffet breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners

    • Welcome and Farewell Dinners

    • Afternoon tea in the Governor’s Lounge

    • Complimentary local beers, spirits, and soft drinks throughout the cruise

    • Onboard/onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beers, or soft drinks

    • Afternoon coffee, tea, and snacks in the Governor’s Lounge

    • 11 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local experts

    • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager throughout the trip

    • State-of-the-art portable audio-headset system on all excursions throughout the trip

    • Flowers and fruit plate upon arrival

    • Onboard cultural enrichment, including traditional sitar music, a Bollywood-style song and dance show, and more

Not Included

  • Items Not Included in the Published Price: These include, but are not limited to, airfares to and from your destination except where specified; airport/departure taxes; cost of passport and visas; taxes; excess baggage charges; laundry; phone calls; all items of a personal nature; items not included on regular menus; expenses for additional sightseeing not specified in the itinerary; premium spirits & premium wine (please refer to complimentary beverage program in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions), meals not detailed in the itinerary; Gratuities for programs in Russia, Egypt, India, China and Vietnam/Cambodia (please refer to Gratuities section in Uniworld’s Terms & Conditions for details ); and health, accident, baggage, or travel protection plans.

About Us

The moment you step onboard any of Uniworld's luxurious, one-of-a-kind floating boutique hotels, you’ll experience the care that went into the beautiful design. With outstanding service that comes from the heart, a choice of personalized and exclusive excursions, delicious farm-to-table cuisine, and a choice of inspiring destinations throughout world—every element is included, and is as unique and special as each guest. U River Cruises is innovating the travel industry with a fresh approach to river cruising. Our sleek ships give you access to the heart of the city, local food, lively onboard atmosphere, and immersive activities.

Insider Tip

As the most all-inclusive cruise line on the rivers, Uniworld elevates all-inclusive luxury river cruising to an entirely new level.

Sustainability

Uniworld has been leading the way in sustainability for river cruising since 2013 with the launch of the Environmental Sustainability for River Cruising Guide. We are committed to enhancing and protecting communities we visit through initiatives including:

  • Preserving the world’s rivers: We introduced a clean water program to preserve the world’s rivers over a decade ago.
  • Eliminating single use plastics in by 2022.
  • Building sustainable ships: Our European fleet is built with special paint for the hull creating less drag, ship propellers that increase efficiency, energy-efficient LED light fixtures, automatic air conditioning controls to optimize cooling resources, water cooled air-conditioning systems and more.
  • Offering guests travel that makes an impact: We work in partnership with ME to WE to give travelers the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture.

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