On this 13 day luxury Ganges cruise tour package in Vanarasi, North India, departing from Australia, you will capture the spirit of adventure, exotic cultures and spiritual wonders as you embark on a journey to North India’s ‘Golden Triangle’, the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur followed by a luxurious river cruise along the holy river Ganges. The cruise saga begins and ends in the bustling city of Kolkata.The geographical position, beautiful river line in Vanarasi and the historic culture of India has lured the adventurous explorers to her exotic waterways.
Highlights of this luxury Ganges cruise
7 nights onboard the Ganges Voyager cruise on chosen room category and all meals basis
Sightseeing and shore excursions
Series of cultural performances, talks, welcome and farewell reception during cruise duration
This 13 day tour package is geared towards those Australians who love to observe the colourful, spiritual and cultural India up very close from onboard a luxury cruise.
ARRIVAL IN DELHI. Arrive in the imperial city of Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
IN DELHI. Enjoy a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, walk through Chandni Chowk and enjoy a visit to Jama Masjid mosque, Raj Ghat, Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.
TO AGRA. Drive to Agra. Visit the world renowned Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and witness the intricate art of marble inlay work.
Drive to Jaipur, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri and the ancient step well at Abhaneri.
IN JAIPUR. Explore the hilltop citadel of Amber, en route stopping at Hawa Mahal. Explore the Anokhi Museum, City Palace Museum, Jantar Mantar Observatory and walk through the old city bazaar.
FLY TO KOLKATA - RIVER CRUISE JOURNEY BEGINS. Fly to Kolkata and embark on to the Ganges Voyager I ship. After lunch, visit the Mother Teresa House, tomb and her orphanage. Enjoy welcome reception, dinner and a cultural performance onboard.
KOLKATA TO BANDEL. Embark on a city tour of Kolkata and begin your journey upstream. Take an excursion to the shore of Bandel and visit the Hoogly Imambara.
SAIL TO KALNA & MATIARI. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the city centre of Kalna en route to the enchanting Rajbari complex which has the highest concentration of temples in the region.
VILLAGE VISIT & SAIL TO KHUSHBAGH. You may visit the early morning shore-side bazaar. Later, visit the rustic village known for the master craftsmen who utilize recycled copper to create exquisite pots, platters. Sail past the battlefield of Plassey.
KHUSHBAGH, BARANAGAR & MURSHIDABAD. Visit the charming villages of Khushbagh and Baranagar. After lunch, arrive at Murshidabad, a hidden architectural gem, and take a scenic ride on local buggy. Dinner and cultural performance onboard.
MAYAPUR & SAIL TO CHANDERNAGORE. Observe the local life along the riverbanks and experience the fascinating culture and the ornate, colourfully decorated statues of Krishna in Mayapur.
VISIT CHANDERNAGORE & SAIL TO KOLKATA. Explore the French colonial buildings in Chandernagore. Continue the journey downstream to Kolkata as farewell dinner is served.
DISEMBARK AT KOLKATA. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for onward journey.
- Information like altitude, total walking times and distance in the day to day itinerary are approxmate only.
- the itinerary should be regarded as an outline only. The routes may have to be changed due to weather and other unpredictable conditions.
Airport pick ups & drop offs, all land transfers, a private vehicle with driver provided for all transfers, city sightseeing guide, taxes & port charges, all entrance fees to monuments covered in itinerary, Accommodations on bed and breakfast basis, 7 nights onboard the Ganges Voyager cruise on chosen room category and all meals basis, Sightseeing and shore excursions as per itinerary, Airfare for the sector Jaipur-Kolkata in Economy Class.
Meals not mentioned in itinerary, Visa fees, international flight, travel insurance, personal expenses, drinks, hot water shower or drinking water on trek, tips, and anything not mentioned in inclusion section, compulsory 9% service tax.