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Colourful India & The Ganges River

Feb 12, 2019 - Mar 11, 2019


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JOIN MARITIME TRAVEL MANAGER AND TOUR ESCORT NEELAM DWIVEDI ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO A WORLD OF COLOR, CULTURE AND CHERISHED SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS


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29 DAY TOUR DETAILS:
•  DEPARTURE DATE from Canada:  February 11, 2019
•  ARRIVAL DATE in Chennai, India:  February 12, 2019 (day 1 of tour)
•  RETURN DATE from Kolkata, India:  March 11, 2019 (day 29 of tour)

Please inquire for pre-tour February 12 - 27, 2019 pricing.
View pre-tour itinerary details: click here



13 DAY COLOURFUL INDIA & THE GANGES RIVER:  
FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 11, 2019

 

RATES:
•  Cat. B Double Occupancy Per Person:  $9,226 CAD*
 >Book & Deposit by December 18th, 2018 and SAVE $800: $8,426 CAD* 

•  Cat. A Double Occupancy Per Person: $9,741 CAD*
 >Book & Deposit by December 18th, 2018 and SAVE $800: $8,941 CAD*

•  Cat. S Double Occupancy Per Person: $10,766 CAD*
 >Book & Deposit by December 18th, 2018 and SAVE $800: $9,966 CAD*


CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SHIP DETAILS AND INCLUDED AMENITIES


SPACE IS LIMITED! A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $1,500 CAD per person is required for Maritime Travel New Westminster to reserve space for you.
Non-refundable balance is due by November 27, 2018.
Limited single occupancy available only on request, please inquire with Maritime Travel New Westminster for details. Triples not available.

*Prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, land / cruise only, based on double occupancy. Prices include intra-vacation air, taxes, port charges, gratuities and transfers. International flights, visas, and travel insurance are extra, please inquire.
Discounted rates include the past passenger Journeys Club discount, early-booking and exclusive group and Virtuoso discount.

Charges not included in the cruise vacation price: international airfare to / from the start / end of your vacation.  Trip Cancellation and Medical insurance is extra and due at time of booking / deposit; please inquire for a personal quotation (Canadian residents only; excluding Quebec); and all other items of a personal nature. Minimum of 18 passengers required.


Itinerary


COLOURFUL INDIA & THE GANGES RIVER


13 DAY LAND / RIVER CRUISE TOUR:  FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 11, 2019

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 | DAY 1: DELHI, INDIA
Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
2 Nights: The Oberoi, New Delhi—an iconic luxury hotel in the heart of New Delhi. The freshly updated interiors are a contemporary interpretation of Sir Edwin Lutyens. The hotel has 220 rooms, with authentic furnishings and handpicked artwork. Dining options include international cuisine, authentic Indian, and Chinese. There is also a rooftop bar, one of the most sophisticated and fashionable destinations in New Delhi.

DAY 2: DELHI
Saris, Spices, and Silver

CLASSIC: Today’s Guided Sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar—with its ancient alleyways lined with quaint shops offering everything from silver and saris to spices and electronics.
After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner at your hotel. (B, L, D)

DAY 3: DELHI–AGRA
Monuments of Worship and Remembrance

CLASSIC: This morning, take a Guided Excursion to visit Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship).
After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in at your hotel overlooking the Taj Mahal. (B, L)
2 Nights: Oberoi Amarvilas—offers an unrivalled location just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Unwind with a cocktail in the only bar in the world with views of the ancient monument, or relax in the outdoor pool surrounded by beautiful gardens.

DAY 4: AGRA
Love’s Crowning Achievement

CLASSIC: Start your day with a Sunrise Excursion to the incomparable Taj Mahal—Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan’s memorial to his beloved wife—more than 20 years in the making.
CLASSIC: Later, take a Guided Tour to Agra Fort, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This formidable fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.
For those interested, an excursion to the Taj at sunset is included. (B, D)

DAY 5: AGRA–JAIPUR
Palaces and Rare Printings in the Pink City

Travel to Jaipur—the “Pink City” that was painted pink for the Prince of Wales’ 1876 visit. CLASSIC: This afternoon, take a Guided Tour of the City Palace and the adjoining museum, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at Jantar Mantar and the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds).
The evening is at your leisure. (B, L)
2 Nights: Jai Mahal Palace—set amidst 18 acres of beautifully landscaped Moghul gardens, this incomparable Palace dates back to 1745. A masterpiece in the Indo Saracenic style of architecture, it blends spotlight grabbing opulence with tantalizing comforts that transport guests to a world of Rajasthan magnificence. It is located downtown, close to the main shopping center and historical monuments.

DAY 6: JAIPUR
A Maharaja’s Marble Palace

CLASSIC: Today, join a Guided Excursion to Jaipur’s spectacular Amber Fort, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone, and featuring intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works.
Spend the afternoon at leisure.
DISCOVERY: Tonight, and enjoy a festive dinner with a Cultural Performance. (B, D)

DAY 7: JAIPUR–KOLKATA (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits.

Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. This afternoon, get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception.
> Afternoon/Evening Cruise to Kalna. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: KALNA
Rituals, Rickshaws, and a Weaver’s Wares

DISCOVERY: Ride on cycle rickshaws during your Guided Tour of Kalna. Along the way visit the historic terracotta temple complex and receive blessings from the temple priest. Also visit a muslin-weaver’s home. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship.
> Afternoon/Evening Cruise to Matiari. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: MATIARI
Shining Brass and Sweet Shops

DISCOVERY: Join a Morning Walk in the brassmaking village of Matiari to see and interact with the craftsmen there. You’ll also see traditional sweets being made.
Enjoy a free afternoon free onboard your ship.
> Afternoon/Evening Cruise to Murshidabad. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: MURSHIDABAD. EXCURSION TO AZIMGANJ & JIAGANJ
Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Saree Weaving

DISCOVERY: Enjoy a short Guided Walk through Azhimganj to see the local gold and silversmith workshops. You’ll also visit a local landlord’s mansion for authentic Indian tea, then travel by electric rickshaw in Jiaganj to see the art of Baluchari saree weaving.
Relax this afternoon free onboard your ship.
> Afternoon/Evening Sailing to Mayapur. (B, L, D)

DAY 11:  MAYAPUR–GUPTIPARA
A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges

CLASSIC: Join a Morning Walk through the pilgrim’s bazaar and visit the ISKCON temple, and meet and interact with a Krishna leader. You’ll also visit a goshala (rescue shelter for cows).
DISCOVERY: This afternoon, take a Rickshaw (Toto) Ride, and explore the village of Guptipara to see pottery and idol-making. You’ll also take an Escorted Visit to a farmer’s home and interact with the family there.
> Afternoon/Evening Sailing to Kolkata. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: KOLKATA
Flowers, Faith, and Victorian Art

CLASSIC: This morning, take a Guided Walk through the colorful flower market. Afterward, stop to see Mother Teresa’s former home and the Calcutta rescue.
CLASSIC: After lunch, join a Guided Visit to the Victoria Memorial Museum. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria, the museum houses a beautiful collection of paintings, textiles, weapons, and other artifacts from the Victorian era.
Tonight, a farewell Dance Performance is presented on the ship. (B, L, D)

MARCH 11, 2019 | DAY 13: KOLKATA (DISEMBARKATION)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

For more information contact:
Neelam Dwivedi, Branch Manager | Maritime Travel Royal City Centre | 610–6th Street, New Westminster | B.C. V3L 3C2 | E: NDwivedi@MaritimeTravel.ca | T: (604) 525-5933



TERMS & CONDITIONS:
A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $1,500 CAD
per person is required for Maritime Travel New Westminster to reserve space for you.
Non-refundable balance is due by November 27, 2018.
Limited single occupancy available only on request, please inquire with Maritime Travel New Westminster for details. Triples not available.

*Prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, land/ cruise only, based on double occupancy. Prices include intra-vacation air, taxes, port charges, gratuities and transfers. International flights, visas, and travel insurance are extra, please inquire.
Discounted rates include the past passenger Journeys Club discount, early-booking and exclusive group and Virtuoso discount.

Charges not included in the land vacation price: international airfare to / from the start / end of your vacation. Trip Cancellation and Medical insurance is extra and due at time of booking / deposit; please inquire for a personal quotation (Canadian residents only; excluding Quebec); and all other items of a personal nature. Minimum of 18 passengers required.