Exotic India & the Sacred Ganges - 2017

Delhi • Jaipur • Ranthambore • Agra • Kolkata • Ganges River Cruise
  • EXPLORE IN ULTIMATE COMFORT ABOARD THE ALL-SUITE RV GANGES VOYAGER, THE FIRST AMERICAN-CHARTERED SHIP ON THE GANGES
  • VISIT THE ANCIENT MOSQUE COMPLEX, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE DATING TO THE 12TH CENTURY
  • BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THE ELUSIVE BENGAL TIGER DURING A GAME DRIVE IN RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
  • VISIT THE DAZZLING TAJ MAHAL, A MAGNIFICENT AND MOVING TESTAMENT TO A MUGHAL EMPEROR’S LOVE FOR HIS WIFE
  • SHARE A DELICIOUS MEAL IN THE HOME OF A LOCAL FAMILY IN JAIPUR
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Kathmandu, Nepal

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Varanasi, India

4 DAYS FROM $699

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Varanasi, India

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FROM $699 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $175 PER DAY

Explore one of India's most exotic and fascinating destinations at the conclusion of your river cruise. Varanasi, the sacred Hindu city on the banks of the Ganges, is the city of the Hindu god Shiva and one of India’s holiest cities. Pilgrims flock here for a ritual bath in the Ganges to wash away their sins. A highlight of your visit here is witnessing an evening aarti ceremony, an offering to the gods on the banks of the river.

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodations at the Superior First-Class Gateway Ganges (or similar) in Varanasi, plus a day room at the Eaton Smart Transit Hotel in Delhi
  • 5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 1 dinners
  • Flights from Kolkata to Varanasi and Varanasi to Delhi
  • 3 sightseeing tours and Cultural Discoveries: including Sarnath, an aarti ceremony on the Ganges River, and a music school visit
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a City Host
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DAY 19 : Kolkata / Varanasi

Fly from Kolkata to Varanasi. Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel and check in. Dinner is on your own tonight.


DAY 20 : Varanasi

After breakfast, we depart on a tour of Sarnath and explore the Sarnath Museum. Then, continue to Bharatmata to view the magnificent three-dimensional map of India. After, we stop by a textile shop to view different types of silks. After a buffet lunch back at the hotel, our afternoon is free. Cultural Discovery: This evening, we board a small boat on the Ganges and head into the river; from here, we have an ideal vantage point from which to witness the sacred aarti ceremony honoring the gods that unfolds on the river's ghats, or steps.

 Included meals: Breakfast & Lunch
 

DAY 21 : Varanasi

If you wish, you may join an optional sunrise boat tour on the Ganges to observe the morning rituals of Hindu worshippers in the light of dawn. We drive past Banaras Hindu University on the way back to the hotel. The remainder of the morning is at leisure. Cultural Discovery: After lunch on your own, we visit a music school near the ghats and watch people learning to play the sitar and other classical instruments. Return to the hotel and enjoy dinner there this evening.

 Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 22 : Varanasi / Delhi / Return home

After a morning at leisure, we depart for the airport and fly to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to a day room at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, where you can freshen up before a buffet dinner. Afterward, transfer back to the airport for your flight home, which departs shortly after midnight.

 Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Free Supplement, all dates! 
* Prices are per person based on double occupancy for January 13 and September 19 dates. Add $100 per person for all other dates. FREE single supplement—a value of $199! Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

Kathmandu, Nepal

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FROM $999 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $199 PER DAY

Begin your travels with a journey to historic Kathmandu, Nepal’s lively capital. On this pre-trip adventure, you'll fly from Delhi to the capital of "The Mountain Kingdom," a busy, lively crossroads where the streets teem with Buddhist monks in bright robes, outdoor bazaars, mountain trekkers preparing for expeditions, and Tibetans going about their everyday lives. Visit breathtaking Buddhist stupas; stroll side streets and squares; explore Patan, a richly historic city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and have ample free time to explore on your own. You might also fly over the top of the world on an unforgettable optional "Mountain Flight" to view the high Himalayas, including Mount Everest itself.

Your Price Includes:

  • 4 nights’ accommodations: 1 night at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel and 3 nights at the Deluxe Hyatt Regency Kathmandu (or similar)
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner
  • Roundtrip flight from Delhi to Kathmandu
  • 3 tours: Kathmandu city tour; Boudhanath, one of the world’s largest stupas; and Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the arts and crafts center of Nepal
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
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DAYS 1-2: Depart home / Overnight flight to Delhi, India

Fly overnight to Delhi, where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After gathering for a Welcome Drink and Reception, your evening is at leisure with dinner on your own.


DAY 3 : Delhi / Kathmandu, Nepal

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Kathmandu. You are taken to your hotel. Once you have checked in, enjoy a Welcome Drink in the lobby. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. 

DAY 4 : Kathmandu

Set out on a panoramic tour of Kathmandu that includes Durbar Square and its temples, plus Kumari Ghar, home to the Living Goddess. Later, visit Swayambhunath stupa. After lunch in a local restaurant, visit Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure with dinner on your own.


DAY 5 : Kathmandu

You have the morning at leisure to pursue your own interests, or you can take an optional "Mountain Flight" to view Mount Everest. After a buffet lunch at the hotel, head out to Patan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a tour. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure and dinner on your own.


DAY 6 : Kathmandu / Delhi, India

Your morning is at leisure, or you can join an optional Bhaktapur city tour. Return to the hotel at midday, in time to check out and transfer to the airport for a flight to Delhi and the beginning of the base program.


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*Prices are per person, double occupancy, based on Mar and Sep dates. Add $100 for all other dates. Free single supplement — a value of $349! Limited availability. This extension may not be available on all dates.

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