CRUISETOUR

Me to We and The Sacred Ganges (12 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 Delhi's 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 Oberoi, Gurgaon.

DAY 2
Delhi, India
Air travel
Udaipur, India
Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, India, India

This morning, you'll transfer from your hotel to your commercial flight to Udaipur, where you'll then make your way to your home for two nights, the bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, in Rajasthan. After a brief introduction and orientation about your time with ME to WE, you'll prepare for your interactions with locals with a lesson in basic Hindi phrases. Then, it's off to the local village to mingle with community members. To mark the beginning of your time in Rajasthan, you'll partake in a Hindu tradition, pooja, a Hindu prayer ceremony that marks the beginning of an auspicious event. The blessing ensures the success and prosperity of the work being undertaken.

DAY 3
Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, India, India

After a blissful night's sleep in your private cottage or luxury tent, choose to wake up to a sunrise yoga session overlooking the pink-hued Aravalli Mountain Range. Spend the rest of your morning with women in the community and learn what daily life in rural India is like. Enjoy a savory meal and cup of chai as you take in the beautiful surroundings and a traditional jhapaki (Hindi for "siesta"). Then, meet a local farmer before venturing to the project site of your sustainable development project. Cap your first full day with a colorful performance showcasing local folk dance traditions.

DAY 4
Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp, India, India
Udaipur, India
Air travel
Kolkata, India

Your time with ME to WE is coming to a close this afternoon, but not before a slew of authentic Indian experiences in nearby Udaipur, often nicknamed "Venice of the East". Explore Udaipur's splendor with stops at the world-renowned architectural marvels, City Palace and Taj Lake Palace, followed by lunch on the shores of beautiful Lake Pichola. The majestic City Palace was built nearly five centuries ago and sits on a hill overlooking the city below, while the opulent Taj Lake Palace appears to float over the water—it can only be reached by boat. The Palace also makes a guest appearance in a 1983 James Bond film. Visit a lively Indian market, teeming with shops, motorcycles, rickshaws, and cows before checking into The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

DAY 5
Kolkata, India
Kalna, India

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world's holiest river, the sacred Ganges. This evening, delight in a captain's reception dinner and welcome onboard.

DAY 6
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 in the late 18th and 19th centuries—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 or return to the ship.

DAY 7
Matiari, India

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to an artisan village where craftsmen use materials and techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries.

DAY 8
Murshidabad, India
Badanagar, India

Today's adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area. This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively and fun-filled Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

DAY 9
Mayapur, 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.

DAY 10
Bandel, India
Chandannagar, India
Kolkata, India

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, too—including one that existed as late as the 1950s. You'll visit this former French outpost today, as well as a famous Shia pilgrimage center.

DAY 11
Kolkata, India

The city of Kolkata is virtually synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa—recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. On this afternoon's excursion, you'll visit the Mother House, where Mother Teresa lived and worked for decades. See her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display, along with informative newspaper clippings and photos. You'll also be able to pay your respects at her tomb.

DAY 12
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.

Me to We 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 by Uniworld 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.

Terms & Conditions

All fares are per guest in US Dollars based on double occupancy unless otherwise noted. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Availability of all stateroom categories cannot be guaranteed. Fares for single guests are available upon request. Additional restrictions may apply. If you have purchased your transatlantic or transpacific air with Uniworld and/or you have purchased a cruise-tour package with Uniworld that includes air, your entire package price will be guaranteed at time of initial payment.

Reservations and Payments: A deposit of at least 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour, plus port charge, plus pre and or post land extensions, less applicable discounts), per person is required within 72 hours of reservation. Final payment is due at least 120 days prior to departure. Reservations will be canceled if final payment is not received in a timely manner. For all guests booking air travel with Uniworld, a separate non-refundable airfare deposit of $450 per person is required at time of booking. Upon receipt of air deposit your airfare, tax and fuel surcharges are final. You may cancel your air within 24 hours of booking and receive a full refund of the airfare deposit or the total amount paid for air if paid in full at time of booking

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