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13 DAYS
13
 DAYS
Colorful India & the Ganges River

Delhi to Kolkata
Sep to Nov, 2020

Colorful India & the Ganges River

Sep to Nov, 2020 | Delhi to Kolkata

starting from:
$10,634 NOW $7,634 CAD
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
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INCLUDES


  • FREE Roundtrip AIR* (select Canadian gateways)
  • With 2-Nights Hotel in Delhi, 1-Night Hotel in Kolkata
  • FREE Pre-paid Gratuities
    (value of $22 CAD/person/day)
  • FREE Drinks
    Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks w/ Onboard Lunch & Dinner
  • FREE Shipboard Credit
    (up to US$**)
  • FREE WiFi
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees Included
  • PLUS Travel Insurance
    Trip Cancellation & Trip Interruption
    NO AGE LIMIT | NO MEDICAL QUESTIONNAIRE | PRE-EXISTING CONDITION WAIVED
    See: Summary of Coverage / Insurance Policy/ Resolution Policy
Cruise Connections Specials (CAD)
w/ FREE Roundtrip AIR*, Taxes & Fees Included
Date
FROM / PER PERSON
Deluxe
FROM /
PER PERSON
Panorama
FROM /
PER PERSON
Savings
PER COUPLE

Sep 16, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$10,634
$7,634
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Oct 02, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,124
$8,124
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Oct 11, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,354
$8,354
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Oct 19, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,354
$8,354
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Nov 05, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,354
$8,354
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

Nov 22, 2020
aboard Ganges Voyager
MARKET FARE
MARKET
EXCLUSIVE FARE
EXCLUSIVE
TORONTO
VANCOUVER
$-
$-
$
$11,354
$8,354
$
UP TO
$6,000
 

*Roundtrip Air is based on economy Air from Toronto and Vancouver. Call for other gateways. Air offer and pricing may vary across gateways, saildates and itineraries.

Delhi to Kolkata

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP.

 

Day-By-Day Itinerary

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner


Day 1

DELHI, INDIA

Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

 

Day 2

(B, L, D)

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.


Day 3

(B, L)

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.


Day 4

(B, D)

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.


Day 5

(B, L)

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.


Day 6

(B, D)

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.


Day 7

(B, L, D)

JAIPUR—KOLKATA (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits.

Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA


Day 8

(B, L, D)

KALNA

Rituals, Rickshaws, and Muslin Weavers

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


Day 9

(B, L, D)

MATIARI

Shining Brass and Sweet Shops

Discovery
Join a Morning Walk in the brass-making village of Matiari to see and interact with the craftsmen there. You’ll also see traditional sweets being made.

Enjoy a free afternoon onboard your ship.

AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MURSHIDABAD


Day 10

(B, L, D)

MURSHIDABAD. EXCURSION TO AZIMGANJ & JIAGANJ

Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Silk Sarees

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 onboard your ship.

AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO MAYAPUR


Day 11

(B, L, D)

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


Day 12

(B, L, D)

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.


Day 13

(B)

KOLKATA (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.



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