Itinerary

DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
19 Nov 2020
New Delhi
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DAY 2
20 Nov 2020
New Delhi
India’s spraw...
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DAY 3
21 Nov 2020
New Delhi
To gaze upon th...
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DAY 3
21 Nov 2020
Agra
DAY 4
22 Nov 2020
Agra
Is the Taj Maha...
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DAY 4
22 Nov 2020
Jaipur
DAY 5
23 Nov 2020
Jaipur
Pink is the col...
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DAY 6
24 Nov 2020
Jaipur
Settle into you...
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DAY 6
24 Nov 2020
Kolkata
Settle into you...
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DAY 7
25 Nov 2020
Kalna
DAY 8
26 Nov 2020
Matiari
Your ship serve...
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DAY 9
27 Nov 2020
Murshidabad
Curiosities abo...
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DAY 9
27 Nov 2020
Baranagar
Curiosities abo...
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DAY 10
28 Nov 2020
The Ganges
Few places of w...
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DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Mayapur
Most students o...
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DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Chandannagar
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DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Kolkata
Your incredible...
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DAY 12
30 Nov 2020
Kolkata
DAY 13
01 Dec 2020
Kolkata
DAY DATE PORT OF CALL
DAY 1
19 Nov 2020
New Delhi
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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 your hotel, the beautiful Oberoi New Delhi Hotel. Its sophisticated comfort will offer you the perfect launching pad for your exploration of the city.
DAY 2
20 Nov 2020
New Delhi
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India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and completely captivating, an exhilarating mixture of ancient and modern, sacred and secular. Your perfectly paced, expertly-led city tour provides a soft landing, an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. The capital of modern India, New Delhi is not one city but many. Sprawling, home to 17 million people, inhabited for at least 2,500 years, New Delhi has been built and destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, and all of its conquerors have left traces. Your panoramic tour today will show you some of its most remarkable landmarks. Featured Excursion: India’s capital city India’s capital city Travel down the broad boulevards of New Delhi, laid out early in the 20th century after the British moved the capital of the Raj from Kolkata to New Delhi and created a new administrative city just south of the old city. Sir Edwin Lutyens, a noted British architect, was given the task of designing this new city, which is still known as Lutyens Delhi; though the British are long gone, this area continues to house India’s government. The British were by no means the only conquerors to make New Delhi their capital. It was also the capital of the Mughal Empire for centuries, so it hosts spectacular examples of Mughal architecture, Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your panoramic tour includes a look at the enormous fort where the emperors lived and a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, erected in 1570, the first Mughal garden tomb in India (and a model for the Taj Mahal and Birla House). The old phrase says that “Delhi belongs to the large-hearted,” and no one was larger hearted than Mahatma Gandhi, the founder of modern India, whose memorial, Raj Ghat, is also on the itinerary this morning. You have some free time after your tour to explore this exciting city on your own—you’ll find goods from all over India in bustling Connaught Place, in case you want to indulge in some shopping, and the National Museum displays 5,000 years of India’s arts and artifacts. You may opt for the optional tour to Qutab Minar and the Jagannath Hindu Temple. After a day spent taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.
DAY 3
21 Nov 2020
New Delhi
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To gaze upon the Taj Mahal is a moment at the top of countless travel bucket lists, as well it should be. Widely considered one of the most beautiful monuments ever created, this “elegy in marble” is guaranteed not to disappoint—especially when viewed at the magical hour of sunset, as you are fortunate enough to see it today. This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra. Once known as Akbarabad, Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 100 years, until Shah Jahan moved the government back to Delhi—but Agra was the site of his best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal, which draws visitors from all over the world. Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at sundown Majesty and grace—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal at sundown Begin your exploration of the world Shah Jahan inhabited with a visit to Agra Fort, which stands on the banks of the Yamuna River. Work on Agra Fort began in 1565 and continued over the next century. Ancient as it is, it still has military functions, but you will see its lovely mosques, gardens, palaces, courtyards, the vast hall where Shah Jahan once sat on his legendary pearl-and-diamond-bedecked Peacock Throne to receive foreign legations, and the white marble–sheathed rooms where he spent the last eight years of his life, imprisoned by his son. From these arched windows, the emperor could look out to the Taj Mahal, a view you too will experience at the luxurious Oberoi Amarvilas. Relax over lunch there and then check into your room, where you will be delighted to discover that your room—indeed, every room—has a view of the Taj Mahal, your next destination for the day. It’s easily the most famous building in India, and one of the most famous in the world, with its white domes and minarets floating serenely above the reflecting pools—and you will encounter it just as the setting sun bathes the white marble in a panoply of colors. It’s a monument to a love story between a great ruler, Shah Jahan, and a learned and powerful woman, his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After she died giving birth to their 14th child, he gathered some 20,000 craftsmen to build her mausoleum, who endowed it with dazzling translucent marble carvings inlaid with precious and semiprecious stones. Step through the gate and into the symmetrical gardens, and experience one of the most beautiful places on earth.
DAY 3
21 Nov 2020
Agra
DAY 4
22 Nov 2020
Agra
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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 for a second visit to this unforgettable site, so you can see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal Early morning at the Taj Mahal Awake early in the morning for a return visit to the Taj Mahal, which will take on the rosy pink tints of sunrise as you arrive. The gates open as the sun lifts above the horizon, and you enter the exquisite precincts, which you may explore at your leisure. You’ll return to your hotel for lunch before you head by motorcoach to the third city in the Golden Triangle, Jaipur. Capital of the state of Rajasthan, strewn with massive palaces, it was founded and carefully planned in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II (who gave the new city his name), so even the old part of the city is laid out on a grid. The Singh family’s influence is still felt in Jaipur, though all hereditary titles in India were discontinued in 1971. Check into the romantic Oberoi Rajvilas, a luxurious oasis, and spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel, enjoying the extensive, bird-filled gardens.
DAY 4
22 Nov 2020
Jaipur
DAY 5
23 Nov 2020
Jaipur
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Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory still used by local astrologers to determine the position of the stars. What do the stars reveal about your destiny? You can find out today. Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city City Palace is, just as the name says, right in the heart of the city. When Jai Singh II and his architect designed the new city in the 1720s, they made the Maharaja’s palace its center and laid out the rest of the town around it. His successors added to it, so it’s now a complex of palaces, halls, gardens and reception areas. Museum rooms display astonishingly ornate clothing worn by royalty over the centuries, ravishing carpets, lethal weaponry, illuminated manuscripts—all the paraphernalia and treasures of royal life. Hear the tales of those who lived here over the centuries as you gaze in wonder at gold-inlaid ceilings and ornate gateways. Imagine being one of the royal concubines who gazed out on the busy streets from the high windows of the Hawa Mahal, unable to ever step foot out of the confines of the women’s palace. Following your tour of the palace complex, you’ll visit another of Jai Singh II’s architectural projects, the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site devoted to astronomy. Each of the curious structures, called yantras, in this observatory without telescopes enabled court astronomers to study the heavens, measuring various celestial phenomena—eclipses, the position of stars—or the time of day. Some of these instruments are still used by astrologers to determine which days will be auspicious for weddings or other important events. Return to the elegant Oberoi Rajvilas for a relaxing lunch. Take the afternoon to explore on your own: Shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the major shopping district. Jaipur’s bazaars are famous for their traditional Rajasthani crafts—jewelry, pottery, hand-printed textiles and carpets—so go and enjoy the swirl of colors even if you aren’t interested in buying some souvenirs.
DAY 6
24 Nov 2020
Jaipur
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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. You leave Jaipur early today and fly to Kolkata, India’s second-largest city, the longtime capital of the British Raj, and the city many Indians consider their nation’s intellectual capital. Like Jaipur, it is young compared to the millennia-long history of the subcontinent; it was founded by the East India Company late in the 17th century. You’ll board the Ganges Voyager II, your supremely comfortable traveling hotel for the next seven nights, and settle into your suite. Enjoy dinner and a cultural performance will cap your day.
DAY 6
24 Nov 2020
Kolkata
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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. You leave Jaipur early today and fly to Kolkata, India’s second-largest city, the longtime capital of the British Raj, and the city many Indians consider their nation’s intellectual capital. Like Jaipur, it is young compared to the millennia-long history of the subcontinent; it was founded by the East India Company late in the 17th century. You’ll board the Ganges Voyager II, your supremely comfortable traveling hotel for the next seven nights, and settle into your suite. Enjoy dinner and a cultural performance will cap your day.
DAY 7
25 Nov 2020
Kalna
DAY 8
26 Nov 2020
Matiari
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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 mat
DAY 9
27 Nov 2020
Murshidabad
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Curiosities abound in India, and that includes the country’s eclectic architectural styles. But a palace with a thousand doors? Such a thing does inde
DAY 9
27 Nov 2020
Baranagar
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Curiosities abound in India, and that includes the country’s eclectic architectural styles. But a palace with a thousand doors? Such a thing does inde
DAY 10
28 Nov 2020
The Ganges
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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 move
DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Mayapur
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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—incl
DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Chandannagar
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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—incl
DAY 11
29 Nov 2020
Kolkata
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Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for yo
DAY 12
30 Nov 2020
Kolkata
DAY 13
01 Dec 2020
Kolkata

What's Included

plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
wine beer soft drinks Unlimited beverages on-board Unlimited beverages on-board
itineraries Choice of shore excursions in every port of call Choice of shore excursions in every port of call
deals On-board exercise and wellness classes On-board exercise and wellness classes
bicycles Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks that you can use to explore on your own Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks that you can use to explore on your own
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board and ashore Gratuities on-board and ashore
man In-Suite butler service In-Suite butler service
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

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