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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

India and Sri Lanka

Explore the backwaters of Kerala, Goa's stunning temples and the exotic city of Colombo on this cruise around the colourful coasts of India and Sri Lanka from Chennai to Mumbai

Small Ship Holiday
  • Kerala
  • Chennai
  • Colombo
  • Kochi
  • Mumbai

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Cruise around the fascinating countries of India and Sri Lanka to discover colourful cities, old trading posts and tranquil palm-fringed backwaters.

Enjoy two days in Chennai, taking in the main sights including the impressive Kapaleeshwarar Temple, dedicated to Shiva. Take the opportunity to visit the superb archaeological site of Mahabalipuram with its sanctums sculpted into the bedrock. Sail to exotic Sri Lanka to explore this diverse and beautiful country, with a stop in the city of Trincomalee and lively Colombo.

See the different faces of India with visits to Kochi, gateway to the tranquil Kerala backwaters, the old Portuguese colony of Goa with its amazing temples, and lively Mumbai, home to the Bollywood film industry.

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MDB_PP - India and Sri Lanka Itinerary

Day 1 - Chennai (India)

Embark ship in Chennai. Board the ship from 8am. Enjoy free time on board before lunch. This afternoon there is an optional tour of Chennai with a visit to Saint Thomas cathedral and the impressive Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Meet the crew tonight at a Welcome Cocktail reception before dinner.

Day 2 - Chennai

This morning join the optional excursion to the superb World Heritage archaeological site of Mahabalipuram. After lunch on board sail towards Trincomalee. Dinner on board.

Day 3 - Trincomalee (Sri Lanka)

Discover the city of Trincomalee on an optional sightseeing excursion this afternoon with a tour of the Koneswaram temple and a stroll through the local market. Cruise towards Colombo. Dinner on board.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Colombo

The exotic city of Colombo features colourful colonial buildings and narrow cobbled street with an array of street stalls. Join the optional panoramic tour of Colombo and a trip to the beautiful fortified city of Galle. Cruise towards Kochi. Dinner on board.

Day 6 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 7 - Kochi (India)

Join the optional full day excursion to explore the city of Kochi and the backwaters of Kerala; enjoy a panoramic tour of Kochi, visit St Francis Church then travel to the Kerala backwaters for a trip on elegant that-roofed wooden boats and a lunch of local specialities. Dinner on board. Cruise towards Goa.

Day 8 - At sea

Enjoy the ship's facilities on a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9 - Goa

With its stunning temples and majestic churches, Goa is a fascinating city. This morning there is an optional tour of the city including a visit to the convent and church of St Francis of Assisi. Lunch on board. Cruise towards Mumbai. Dinner on board.

Day 10 - Mumbai

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is home to Bollywood, India's Hindu film and television industry. Enjoy an optional panoramic tour of the city to discover The Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace and the monumental Victorian station, and visit the museum dedicated to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Gala dinner on board.

Day 11 - Mumbai

This morning, join the optional excursion to Elephanta Island, home to the 'city of caves', a collection of archaeological cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Lunch on board. Disembark ship in Mumbai at 2pm.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 10 nights accommodation on board on a full-board basis
  • Drinks included with meals
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes
  • Flight inclusive package prices also include return flights from the UK, overnight airport hotel stays in Chennai and Mumbai on B&B basis, and transfers between Chennai Hotel to Chennai Port and Mumbai Port to Mumbai Hotel

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights and overseas transfers
  • Flight-inclusive prices do not include transfers between the airport and airport hotel in Chennai and Mumbai
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Shore excursions

Special Features

  • CroisiEurope is the leading French river cruise company. Their ships have a distinctly French flavour, the service and the food having received much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers. Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.
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Map for India and Sri Lanka