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The 2023 India’s Golden Triangle & Sacred Ganges

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Complimentary Drinks, WI-FI & Gratuities*

5★ Oberoi Hotel Stays in Delhi, Agra & Jaipur*

Shore Excursions & Land Tours Included*

Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 14 nights
  • Departs 19 Jan 2023
  • Sails from Kolkata, India
  • Ship Ganges Voyager II
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1838503

Your Itinerary

Fly overnight from London to New Delhi, India Thu 19 Jan 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Two night hotel stay in New Delhi Fri 20 Jan 2023

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 Sat 21 Jan 2023

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 Sun 22 Jan 2023

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 Mon 23 Jan 2023

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 Tue 24 Jan 2023

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 Wed 25 Jan 2023


Kolkata, India Wed 25 Jan 2023


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


Kalna, India Thu 26 Jan 2023


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, India Fri 27 Jan 2023


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 Sat 28 Jan 2023

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 Sun 29 Jan 2023

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 - Chandannagar - Kolkata Mon 30 Jan 2023


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 Mon 30 Jan 2023


Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is the capital of India's West Bengal state. Founded as an East India Company trading post, it was India's capital under the British Raj from 1773–1911. Today it’s known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries and cultural festivals. It’s also home to Mother House, headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, whose tomb is on site.


Kolkata, India Tue 31 Jan 2023


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, India Wed 01 Feb 2023


Disembark the ship (B)

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to London Wed 01 Feb 2023

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Thu 02 Feb 2023

What's included *

  • Early Booking SAVINGS of 10% INCLUDED, PLUS Save up to £1,000
  • FIVE NIGHT India’s Golden Triangle tour staying in India’s Oberoi hotels, some of the finest hotels in the world
  • TWO NIGHTS at the 5★ Oberoi New Delhi
  • OVERNIGHT stay at the Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra – just metres from the Taj Mahal with unrestricted views
  • TWO NIGHTS at the 5★ Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
  • The rare opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal twice at dawn and dusk
  • SEVEN NIGHT 6★ all-inclusive river cruise on board the luxurious all-suite Ganges Voyager II
  • NINE DAYS of excursions, including Four UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • COMPLIMENTARY house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks and tea and coffee
  • INCLUDED gratuities on board
  • On shore lunches and dinners include complimentary soft drinks, and tea and coffee, plus house wine and beer with dinner
  • All transportation throughout your trip
  • Services of a Uniworld tour manager and local experts
  • Flights (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • 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.
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your River Heritage Club rewards with Uniworld
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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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Uniworld River Cruises FAQs

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

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 

What plug sockets are in my cabin?

Europe and Russia sailings: The European standard 220 volts with a 110v outlet in every stateroom and suite. ROL Cruise recommends taking an adapter plug with you.

Egypt and Peru sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. You will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

India sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.

Vietnam and Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter. In Cambodia you will need a two-round-pin-type adapter plug and a three-flat-pin-type adaptor plug in Vietnam.

Is smoking permitted onboard Uniworld’s fleet?

Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces. Smoking is not permitted in any inside space or in your stateroom/suite including E Cigarettes and Vapes.

What language is spoken on board?

The language spoken on board Uniworld’s fleet is English.

Is there a dress code onboard?

The dress code on board is smart casual.

On shore, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

Clothing will be determined by the climate and shore excursions. Please be advised that some shore excursions will visit temples or holy sites – guests will need to cover their shoulders and knees.

When can I book my shore excursions?

Optional excursions are available to book once on board.

Are drinks included on board?

Europe: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Egypt sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served during lunch and dinner on board.

India sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Peru sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on board between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.

Vietnam and Cambodia sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.

Are there accessible cabins?

There are no accessible cabins on board, however all stateroom/suites have showers with handrails.

Are Uniworld river cruises able to cater to dietary needs/intolerances?

Uniworld can cater for most dietary requirements, please inform your ROL Cruise consultant of any dietary needs or allergies in advance so Uniworld can accommodate your needs.

Is Wi-Fi included on my Uniworld cruise?

Wi-Fi is complimentary on most sailings to Europe but cannot be guaranteed. It is not available on select Europe sailings, Egypt, India, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong or Peru sailings.

What is the baggage allowance on board?

Due to limited space on board, guests are permitted to bring one suitcase and 1 carry on, excess luggage will be subject to an excess baggage charge. If you are flying, you will need to check with the airline as they will have their own luggage restrictions.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are included for on board personnel. You may wish to tip ground staff, this is at your discretion.

Last Updated: 17/08/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of Uniworld and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except solo offer, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Flights may be indirect. Regional flights may incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Free one-way Business Class flight upgrade is applicable to select 2023 departures. Complimentary drink inclusions are as stated and subject to the cruise lines T&Cs. Tours are subject to change. Please notes itinerary and shore excursions are subject to change and may be affected by water levels, closures due to public holidays or other uncontrollable factors which may require travel by motor coach. Order of sightseeing tours may change throughout the itinerary. Hotel stay star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. Where a hotel is named this is subject to availability. **Early bird discount Savings of 10% have been taken off the advertised fare.** Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE.

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