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+44 1756 706500

Ganges and the Golden Triangle

Discover India's Golden Triangle in luxury, with hotel stays in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, a 7-night cruise along the legendary Ganges, and visits to the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort and the Temple City of Kalna. The on board yogi will hold daily yoga classes and lectures to celebrate the holistic health benefits of this ancient practice

Fly Cruise
14 nights from £5795pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Kolkata
  • Delhi
  • Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Kalna
  • Taj Mahal

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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FREE One-Way Business Class flight upgrade on 2020 departures! Subject to availability. T&Cs apply. Book by 31 Oct 2019

Exclusive £50pp discount on 2019 departures!

Ganges and the Golden Triangle Special Offer

India is a profoundly mysterious and gloriously exotic country unlike no other. On this adventure by land and river wondrous sights in the Golden Triangle will stir your soul and capture your heart and you will see rarely-visited villages along the Ganges that will stay in your memory for ever.

Start your trip with five luxurious nights at three different award-winning Oberoi hotels in New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Enjoy the rare opportunity to see the Taj Mahal twice — once at sunrise and once at sunset; this grand tribute to love will leave you mesmerised. Jaipur’s Pink City is home to the impressive Amber Fort and ancient Jantar Mantar observatory. Join Ganges Voyager II to explore India's fascinating historical and religious heritage, travelling to villages along the river that only a few people visit each year. In Kolkata Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage and the architecture reflects the colonial era of the British Raj.

The complimentary new Wellness Program on board is centred around India’s ancient tradition and practice of yoga, with a certified and resident yogi holding daily yoga sessions, group lectures and classes as well as individualised meetings. An accompanying “Nutrition and Wellness Food” menu features organic items and guidelines for eating healthily.

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Sacred Ganges and Golden Triangle Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - New Delhi (India)

Fly from the UK to New Delhi.

Day 2 - New Delhi

Arrive in New Delhi, a lively city with spectacular architecture, and transfer to the beautiful Oberoi New Delhi Hotel for a 2-night stay.

Day 3 - New Delhi

Enjoy a panoramic tour of New Delhi's broad boulevards, and visit the 16th-century Humayun's Tomb, the first Mughal garden tomb in India. There is free time to explore this exciting city on your own, or perhaps choose the optional tour to Qutab Minar and the Jagannath Hindu Temple.

Day 4 - New Delhi - Agra

Transfer from New Delhi to Agra by coach and check into the Oberoi Amarvilas hotel, where your room enjoys a view of the Taj Mahal. Visit this legendary building as the setting sun bathes the white marble in a kaleidoscope of colours. The famous mausoleum is a monument to a love story between the great ruler Shah Jahan and his third wife, and took 22 years and 20,000 workmen to complete.

Day 5 - Agra - Jaipur

Enjoy an unforgettable early morning visit to the Taj Mahal which will reflect the rosy tints of sunrise as the sun lifts above the horizon. After lunch travel by coach to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of the state of Rajasthan, and check into the romantic Oberoi Rajvilas hotel for a 2-night stay, and spend the afternoon relaxing in the extensive gardens.

Day 6 - Jaipur

Tour Jaipur's Amber Fort then visit the Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory dedicated to astronomy. This afternoon is spent at leisure, with shuttles available between the hotel and the shopping district where the colourful bazaars sell traditional Rajasthani crafts.

Day 7 - Jaipur - Kolkata

Fly from Jaipur to Kolkata and embark Ganges Voyager II for a 7-night cruise along the world's holiest river. Tonight there is a Welcome Dinner and cultural performance to welcome you on board.

Day 8 - Kalna

Kalna is known as India's Temple City and is home to magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman in the 18th and 19th centuries. Board a trishaw and travel through the streets of Kalna to the Rajbari temple complex. Here, temples include the Pratapeshwar Temple with its incredible terracotta carvings and Lalji, the oldest temple in the complex and topped with 25 distinctive pinnacles. Return to the ship or walk with your guide through the colourful local market.

Day 9 - Matiari

See a metal-working tradition in action today at the workshops in the West Bengal village of Matiari. Back on board a skilled mehndi practitioner will demonstrate how the intricate henna patterns are created and reveal the meanings of the traditional motifs.

Day 10 - Murshidabad - Baranagar

Visit Murshidabad City, home to the immense Hazarduari Palace which is famous for its 1000 doors, 100 of which are false. After touring the museum travel by horse-drawn buggy to the remarkable Katra Mosque which was built in 1723. After lunch on board visit Baranagar Village to see the beautiful brick temples with some of the best terracotta carvings in Bengal. Conditions permitting there is the chance to learn more about cricket, India's favourite sport. Tonight after dinner there is a fun Bollywood-style show on board, with music and dancing.

Day 11 - Mayapur

Cruise back towards Kolkata, past lush rice paddies and stop at Mayapur, known as the spiritual capital of the world and the centre of the international Hare Krishna movement.

Day 12 - Mayapur - Bandel - Chandannagar - Kolkata

Watch out for the new Vedic temple which is currently under construction; once completed it will be larger than St Paul's Cathedral. Millions of Hare Krishna devotees come on pilgrimage to Mayapur, with colourful followers parading through the streets. Tour the existing temple complex, look at the new Vidic Planetarium and learn about the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. Bandel offers a mix of religious monuments, from the site of the oldest Christian church in India to a famous Shia pilgrimage centre. In Chandannagar there is a mixture of French colonial and Indian architecture including the Dupleix Palace and the Church of the Sacred Heart.

Day 13 - Kolkata

Kolkata is famous for the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial British Raj. See the heart of the city on a panoramic tour with a visit to the colourful Flower Market and the chance to watch local wrestlers practising along the riverbank. Explore the Victoria Memorial Museum and learn about the complex tradition of making intricate clay idols in the potters' neighbourhood of Kumartulli. This afternoon there is a choice between visiting the local NGO Kolkata Rescue which serves the area's underprivileged children, and a trip to Mother Teresa's home and tomb. Farewell Dinner on board tonight.

Day 14 - Kolkata - UK

Disembark ship and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Day 15 - UK

Arrive back in the UK.

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in New Delhi
  • 1-night hotel stay in Agra
  • 2-night hotel stay in Jaipur
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including house wine, beer and soft drinks
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Included shore excursions with English speaking guides, as per itinerary (subject to change)
  • On-board exercise and wellness classes
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board and in hotels
  • All gratuities
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Cruise Extensions

  • 2019 Chandigargh Wellness Retreat Extension Extend your trip with a 1-night pre-cruise stay in New Delhi and a 3-night stay in Chandigarh. A 3-day digital detox programme includes signature aromatherapy massage, Himalayan singing bowl massage, Luxury Hammam, Foot reflexology, Forest bathing, Yoga, meditation, Mindfulness activities and daily access to hydrotherapy facilities. From £2029pp, please contact us for more details
  • 2019 Varanasi Extension Extend your trip with a 1-night post-cruise hotel stay in Varanasi and a 1-night hotel stay in Gurgaon. Includes panoramic city tour of Varanasi, private boat ride to witness a Ganga Aarti ceremony at sunset and a private sunrise boat ride along the Ganges. From £939pp, please contact us for more details
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 24th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6845
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6895 Brochure Price from: £7395 Brochure Price from: £8695 Brochure Price from: £9195 Brochure Price from: £9995
      Blue Water Price from: £6845 Blue Water Price from: £7345 Blue Water Price from: £8645 Blue Water Price from: £9145 Blue Water Price from: £9945
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6845
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6895 Brochure Price from: £7395 Brochure Price from: £8695 Brochure Price from: £9195 Brochure Price from: £9995
      Blue Water Price from: £6845 Blue Water Price from: £7345 Blue Water Price from: £8645 Blue Water Price from: £9145 Blue Water Price from: £9945
    • Nov 10th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6349
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6399 Brochure Price from: £6899 Brochure Price from: £8199 Brochure Price from: £8699 Brochure Price from: £9499
      Blue Water Price from: £6349 Blue Water Price from: £6849 Blue Water Price from: £8149 Blue Water Price from: £8649 Blue Water Price from: £9449
    • Nov 20th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6349
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6399 Brochure Price from: £6899 Brochure Price from: £8199 Brochure Price from: £8699 Brochure Price from: £9499
      Blue Water Price from: £6349 Blue Water Price from: £6849 Blue Water Price from: £8149 Blue Water Price from: £8649 Blue Water Price from: £9449
    • Nov 28th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6149
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7999 Brochure Price from: £8499 Brochure Price from: £9299
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £6649 Blue Water Price from: £7949 Blue Water Price from: £8449 Blue Water Price from: £9249
  • December
    • Dec 6th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6149
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Brochure Price from: £6199 Brochure Price from: £6699 Brochure Price from: £7999 Brochure Price from: £8499 Brochure Price from: £9299
      Blue Water Price from: £6149 Blue Water Price from: £6649 Blue Water Price from: £7949 Blue Water Price from: £8449 Blue Water Price from: £9249

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • January
    • Jan 1st - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Jan 9th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Jan 17th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Jan 26th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6495
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £6995 Blue Water Price from: £8495 Blue Water Price from: £8995 Blue Water Price from: £9795
  • February
    • Feb 13th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Feb 21st - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
  • March
    • Mar 1st - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
  • September
    • Sep 25th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6495
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £6995 Blue Water Price from: £8495 Blue Water Price from: £8995 Blue Water Price from: £9795
  • October
    • Oct 4th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Oct 14th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Oct 22nd - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
    • Oct 30th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £7199
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £7199 Blue Water Price from: £7699 Blue Water Price from: £9199 Blue Water Price from: £9699 Blue Water Price from: £10499
  • November
    • Nov 8th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6665
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £6665 Blue Water Price from: £7165 Blue Water Price from: £8665 Blue Water Price from: £9165 Blue Water Price from: £9965
    • Nov 18th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £5995
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £5995 Blue Water Price from: £6495 Blue Water Price from: £7995 Blue Water Price from: £8495 Blue Water Price from: £9295
    • Nov 26th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £6665
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £6665 Blue Water Price from: £7165 Blue Water Price from: £8665 Blue Water Price from: £9165 Blue Water Price from: £9965
  • December
    • Dec 4th - New Delhi to Kolkata - Sailing on: Ganges Voyager II From: £5795
      Signature Suite 261 sq ft Colonial Suite 261 sq ft Heritage Suite 280 sq ft Viceroy Suite 360 sq ft Maharaja Suite 400 sq ft
      Blue Water Price from: £5795 Blue Water Price from: £6295 Blue Water Price from: £7795 Blue Water Price from: £8295 Blue Water Price from: £9095
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