Colourful India and the Ganges River

Delhi to Kolkata

with Avalon Waterways

Enter a world of colour, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition of India. Your guided tour of India and Ganges River cruise begins in the bustling city of Delhi. You’ll tour the city with your expert local guide, and take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk bazaar—brimming with everything from silver and spices to saris of every colour. You’ll visit Qutub Minar—the world’s largest brick minaret, and see Delhi’s largest Sikh gurudwara (house of worship), before travelling to Agra—site of the legendary Taj Mahal. Join a sunrise excursion to the Taj Mahal—the iconic memorial build by Moghul emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife. More than 20 years in the making, the Taj Mahal stands as the pinnacle of love’s devotion, and is also yours to experience at sunset if you wish.

You’ll enjoy the city of Jaipur, with its famous Palace of the Winds, and spectacular Amber Fort, before flying to Kolkata to board your Ganges river cruise. The holy river of Hinduism, the Ganges, slowly courses through one of the world’s most fertile and populated areas. Along its banks, human life is connected to its waters and you’ll get a glimpse of life away from India’s big cities. See muslin weaving in Kalna and candy making in Matiari. Stop in Murshidabad for an excursion to Azimganj and Jiaganj—to tour a historic mansion and see a gold and silver making demonstration. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Saint Mother Teresa’s former home upon your return to Kolkata. All of this and more await you on this once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of India and a Ganges River cruise.

Delhi to Kolkata 11 September 2023 From $9214 pp share twin

About Avalon Waterways in India
It is important to recognise that the vessels used in India as opposed to the vessels used in European river cruise differ greatly.  The Ganges Voyager carries just 56 guests and offers a warm and relaxed experience. The ship takes you back in time with the grace and style of the colonial era with wood furniture and hand-stenciled murals.

From the air-conditioned indoor lounge to the outdoor lounge, you’ll find plenty of seating and spots to relax. You’ll never feel cramped or crowded. Plus, the indoor lounge features large windows, so no matter where you sit, you’ll always have a great view.

Ship Amenities

  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge
  • Outdoor lounge with shade system & lounge chairs
  • Spacious open-seating dining room
  • Bar serving premium spirits, wine & complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and local beer/spirits throughout the day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in lounges (where signal is available)
  • Spa treatment room
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Locally inspired design & decor
  • Library and games

Itinerary
Day 1: Delhi, India, overnight hotel.
Day 2: Delhi full day touring, followed by a welcome dinner at your hotel. Overnight.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra, overnight Agra hotel.
Day 4: Sunrise Excursion to the Taj Mahal & further sightseeing. Overnight hotel.
Day 5: Agra – Jaipur. Overnight hotel.
Day 6:  Jaipur sightseeing.
Day 7:   Fly Jaipur – Kolkata for embarkation of your ship
Day 8:  Kalna
Day 9:  Matiari
Day 10: Murshidabad, excursion to Azimganj & Jiaganj
Day 11: Mayapur – Guptipara
Day 12: Kolkata
Day 13: Kolkata – Disembarkation

Includes
* 12 night tour and river cruise itinerary Delhi to Kolkata with Avalon Waterways
* All meals onboard your cruise
* Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner daily
* Complimentary WiFi throughout the Ship
* Cruise Director, Local Guides and Excursion Driver Gratuities included
* Onboard local entertainment
* Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for activities

Your Bonus
* Included Shore Excursions with a choice of experiences

Where will my cabin be?
Deluxe Suites on the main deck of the ship, providing a large french balcony with floor to ceiling glass doors. Please note these river ships are very different from Avalon Waterways Eue

Travel dates
11 September 2023

Please note other departures in 2023 and 2024 are also available, please enquire for pricing and availability.

Book by
Until sold out

Price
From $9214 pp share twin Category B Deluxe Suite
Subject to availability at time of booking

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Deluxe Suite, Category B, and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities additional. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant. Please discuss full Terms and Conditions of this offer with Ocean Escapes.  Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation. Other conditions may apply. Tour Code WDKI

Pricing:

Prices correct as at 01 July 2022, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team. While we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand due to Covid-19, we may be impacted and price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE