(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
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
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
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
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
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
Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark Ganges Voyager II for your 7 night river cruise. (B, L, D)
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”
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
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.
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)
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 (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.
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.
Disembark the ship (B)
(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)
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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.
The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.
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.
Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once 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.
Gratuities are included in the price of your Scenic river cruise.
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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