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India's Golden Triangle & the Sacred Ganges

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 12 nights
  • Departs 07 Oct 2021
  • Sails from Kolkata, India
  • Ship Ganges Voyager II
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1609777‍

Your Itinerary

Two night hotel stay in New Delhi Thu 07 Oct 2021

Upon arrival at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport be met by your Uniworld representative and transferred to the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi hotel for your two night hotel stay

New Delhi, India Fri 08 Oct 2021

India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. To cap your day taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi. (B, D)

Featured Excursion: India’s capital city with rickshaw ride to Old Delhi

New Delhi - Agra, India Sat 09 Oct 2021

This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife. (B, L)

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown

Two night hotel stay in Jaipur Sun 10 Oct 2021

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 to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal

Jaipur, India Mon 11 Oct 2021

Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Enjoy the visit to the local city bazaar. Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district. (B)

Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort

Jaipur - Fly to Kolkata Tue 12 Oct 2021

Kolkata

Kolkata, India Tue 12 Oct 2021

Kolkata

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark Ganges Voyager II for your 7 night river cruise. (B, L, D)

Kalna

Kalna, India Wed 13 Oct 2021

Kalna

Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— 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. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City”

Matiari

Matiari, India Thu 14 Oct 2021

Matiari

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass

Murshidabad, India

Murshidabad - Baranagar, India Fri 15 Oct 2021

Murshidabad, India

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village

This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

The Ganges Sat 16 Oct 2021

One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin. (B, L, D)

Mayapur

Mayapur - Chandannagar - Kolkata Sun 17 Oct 2021

Mayapur

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. 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 as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursions: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium & India’s French colonial heritage

Kolkata

Kolkata, India Mon 18 Oct 2021

Kolkata

The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today. (B, L, D)

Featured Excursion: Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli & Choice of Mother Teresa’s home and tomb or NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit

This evening, enjoy a Farewell dinner.

Kolkata

Kolkata, India Tue 19 Oct 2021

Kolkata

Disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection
  • Flexible Cancellation Terms
  • Plus, book a Balcony cabin or above by 8pm 26th July 2021 and receive a case of World Wines

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The Ship - Ganges Voyager II

  • Occupancy56
  • Length185 ft (56.39 m)
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The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cosy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors, and universal electrical plugs.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling with Uniworld, you will need to provide proof of one of the following:
1. Vaccination certificate showcasing you’re fully vaccinated with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior to travel
2. A verified and negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
3. A verified and negative rapid antigen test taken within 72 hours of embarkation
 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

* Terms & Conditions

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Our ABTA membership and ATOL license protects your holidays booked through ROL Cruise, so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected. *Please note ATOL protection is only applicable to Fly Cruises*

Guests can change or suspend their Uniworld cruise up to 60 days prior to their departure date for Europe and Exotic programs departing in 2021 (without penalty) and can rebook on any future cruise through 2022 OR choose to receive a Future Travel Certificate equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. Please note: All Flexible Cancellation Policies exclude all exclusive Reader Offers Limited Package Holidays. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 

We advise customers to keep up to date with the cruise lines COVID policies for insurance, life on board, shore excursions, vaccinations and testing prior to boarding.

Case of World Wines is based one per booking for UK mainland addresses only when booked by 8pm 26th July. 

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