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Discover architectural highlights, cultural treasures and historic monuments in both India and China on two fully escorted tours with an all-inclusive Silversea cruise.

Exploring Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, uncover the ingenuity that created some of India’s most incredible monuments while also experiencing the exuberance of these famous cities. Highlights of this tour include a visit to the Taj Mahal where you can explore its white marble splendour. Embarking Silver Spirit, lie on the soft golden beaches of Thailand and appreciate the diversity of Vietnam’s coast with visits to historic Ho Chi Minh City and the jade-hued sea of Halong Bay. Disembarking in Hong Kong, you’ll fly to Beijing to begin your China tour. Gaze at the vast sea of pines from the Great Wall of China and discover the Forbidden City. Taking the fast train to Xi’an, find the Terracotta Army where each soldier has his own facial expression and hairstyle. Finish this epic adventure with a city tour in eclectic Shanghai.

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CRUISE CODE: ASA7449

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 | 19 Jan
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Delhi - Hotel Stay

Welcome to Delhi, India’s sprawling capital formed by several ancient cities melding together through the centuries. Here you’ll find UNESCO world heritage sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture like the florally inspired curves of the Lotus Temple. Watch the city’s green and yellow auto-rickshaws weave through streets packed with people, animals and anything else besides, and sample the Mughlai cuisine, so delicious that it’s exported to the world. 

DAY 2 | 20 Jan
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Delhi - Hotel Stay and Tour

Begin your Golden Triangle discovery in Old Delhi where you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, and the Jama Masjid mosque, built by the same Mughal emperor that commissioned the Taj Mahal. You’ll also see the Red Fort, the site of many battles over the centuries, and where the Indian prime minister makes an annual Independence Day speech to the nation. This martial structure looks as robust and imposing today as when it was built.

DAY 3 | 21 Jan
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Agra - Hotel Stay and Tour

Prepare yourself for the one of the greatest love letters in the world – the Taj Mahal. Constructed by 20,000 artisans over a twenty year period, this mausoleum was dedicated to Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, who died in childbirth. Made of polished white marble and inlaid with a king’s ransom of jewels, this is one of the world’s most recognisable buildings. Complementing this remarkable building is the symmetrical harmony of the garden which features fountains, marble benches and stone-paved raised pathways.

DAY 4 | 22 Jan
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Jaipur - Hotel Stay and Tour

On the way to Jaipur you’ll stop off at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted 16th century red sandstone city, the gateway of which is its famed domed archway, the Buland Darwaza. At the Rajasthan capital of Jaipur, known as the Pink City because of the colour scheme of many of its many historic buildings, you’ll discover well-preserved architectural wonders that illustrate the vast wealth and power of the rajas that once ruled this enthralling corner of India.

DAY 5 | 23 Jan
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Jaipur - Hotel Stay and Tour

It’s not surprising that Jaipur regularly ranks among the top destinations in India. A must-see is the Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of Winds’, a five-storey building festooned with small enclosed balconies from where royal ladies would discreetly observe everyday life and festivals in the street below. Jaipur is also home to the sweeping Amber Fort which spans a hilltop overlooking the tranquil Maota Lake. Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century, features the world’s largest stone sundial.

DAY 6 | 24 Jan
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Delhi - Hotel Stay

Return to Delhi before your flight to Singapore tomorrow. Sample spice-infused curries, get lost down switchback alleyways and haggle for a deal in one of its many bazaars. If you want to shop for an original gift, head to Baba Kharak Singh Marg where you can find a variety of traditional Indian craftsmanship in one of its emporiums. Whatever you do in this frenetic capital, it is certainly going to be unique.

DAY 7 | 25 Jan
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Singapore - Hotel Stay

Fly to Singapore, a city of contrasts, where sacred shrines sit in the shadows of science-fiction-style architecture and pristine streets lead to wild rainforests with dense canopies.  Escape the bustle and walk forgotten trails, be charmed in the Botanic Gardens and enjoy chilli-spiked crab and fragrant laksa at the hawker stalls for which the city is renowned.

DAY 8 | 26 Jan
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Singapore - Embark Silver Spirit

The all-new Silver Spirit has been completely refurbished to create extra space and exciting new features that offer an even more luxurious experience at sea. Now with eight superb dining options, an improved health and fitness centre, a larger pool deck, together with Silversea’s world-famous standards of service, you’re guaranteed the cruise of a lifetime on Silver Spirit.

DAY 9 | 27 Jan
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At Sea

During your day at sea you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore all that Silver Spirit has to offer. Relax on a lounger by the pool or admire the view from the whirlpool as the attentive staff bring you your favourite drink. Later enjoy an expertly-made cocktail and share stories with your fellow travellers in Dolce Vita.

DAY 10 | 28 Jan
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Ko Kut

Coconut trees swaying in the breeze, soft-sand beaches beckoning you and warm, clear waters to dive into – this is Ko Kut. One of Thailand’s more stunning and quieter islands, you’ll get all the beauty of Thailand with less of the tourist traffic, so by day you could go snorkelling or visit cascading waterfalls in the lush jungle, undisturbed. Then in the evening, sip a cool cocktail listening to the live-music echoing into the air.

DAY 11 | 29 Jan
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Laem Chabang (Bangkok)

Laem Chabang is the major gateway for Bangkok. Located on Thailand’s east coast, this tranquil region is now also a great place for swimming, snorkelling and experiencing traditional Thai village life. You’ll have time to visit some of Bangkok’s most impressive temples such as Wat Pho with its huge, gilded Buddha.

DAY 12 | 30 Jan
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Laem Chabang (Bangkok)

Discover the floating markets where small boats are piled high with tropical fruit and vegetables, sip fresh coconut juice or sample sizzling Thai noodles cooked up on the cauldrons and charcoal grills on the boats. Explore the city’s diverse offerings, from bustling river boats, sensuous silks and fragrant orchids, to its exquisite spirit houses.

DAY 13 | 31 Jan
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At Sea

Whether you take coffee amongst the art installations in the arts café, work out in the fitness centre or relax in the Zagara Spa, you will be treated to one of the finest cruising experiences available on board Silver Spirit. Enjoy first class dining with exceptional wines and relax in what is possibly the best place between sea and sky.

DAY 14 | 1 Feb
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Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is commonly referred to as Saigon, famous for the role it played in the Vietnam War. Nowadays, this modern metropolis is known for its French colonial landmarks, which include Notre-Dame Cathedral, composed entirely of materials imported from France. Beyond the chic designer malls and boutique shops, you’ll discover alleyways that are home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.

DAY 15 | 2 Feb
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Ho Chi Minh City

Today, learn more about Vietnam’s history by heading out to the Chu Chi tunnels. Discover hidden trapdoors, secret kitchens and compact living areas all under the jungle floor. Then, in the afternoon you could return to the city and stroll through colourful Cho Lon, the city’s Chinatown, before visiting Nghia An Hoi Quan Pagoda, a temple known for its gilded woodwork and detailed interiors.

DAY 16 | 3 Feb
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Ho Chi Minh City

For a taste of serenity, you could discover one of Ho Chi Minh City’s many pagodas and temples. Walk to Thien Hau Temple to uncover a Chinese-style 19th century temple, complete with crimson and gold pillars, or stroll within the Jade Emperor Pagoda, a Taoist and Buddhist place of worship where, in the central pond, turtles swim in the waters.

DAY 17 | 4 Feb
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At Sea

If you’re looking for a quiet night in with your loved one, you could head to Silver Note where you can share delicious tapas while listening to the live pianist play classic jazz and blues. For an after-dinner tipple, head to Connoisseur’s Corner where you can sip high-end cognac or whisky in an atmospheric setting.

DAY 18 | 5 Feb
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Chan May (Hue/Da Nang)

Chan May is an ideal port for visiting Vietnam’s treasures. You can easily access Hue, a UNESCO-listed site, where you’ll find remnants of imperial Vietnam, from gleaming red and gold palaces to temples secreted in the forest. Walk within ancient temple complexes and enjoy the view from Thien Mu Pagoda that overlooks the Song Huong or ‘Perfume River’.

DAY 19 | 6 Feb
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Chan May (Hue/Da Nang)

Da Nang is also close to Chan May for a day trip. With its golden beaches in easy reach of the city, you could also explore the Marble Mountains, with their limestone caves and hidden Buddhist shrines. After a relaxing moment of sunning yourself on its beach, you could dine in one of its many restaurants and try some my quang, a flavourful broth with melt-in-your-mouth pork served with rice flour noodles, lime, chillies and rice crackers.

DAY 20 | 7 Feb
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Halong Bay

Emerald limestone towers and jade waters will greet you as you visit Halong Bay today. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, get lost in the spectacular scenery that exists here. You could head on a junk boat to explore more of its secluded bays, secret grottos and small shores then enjoy a sunset dinner, watching the water light up like fireflies dancing on the surface.

DAY 21 | 8 Feb
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At Sea

Take the opportunity to unwind and pamper yourself at the Zagara Spa during your final day at sea. With sweeping views from the floor-to-ceiling windows, nine treatment rooms, an acupuncture suite and outdoor whirlpool, you can enjoy pampering treatments including facials, body wraps and massages.

DAY 22 | 9 Feb
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Hong Kong - Disembark Silver Spirit and Beijing Hotel Stay

Today you’ll disembark Silver Spirit and fly to Beijing, a city that’s home to a formidable six UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Chinese capital is an economic powerhouse that likes to do things on a grand scale, be it gravity-defying architecture or radically designed sports stadiums. But in the midst of such shiny modernity you’ll find glimpses of China’s rich and ancient past, from ochre-coloured Buddhist temples to fierce bronze dragon sculptures.

DAY 23 | 10 Feb
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Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

Capable of being seen from space, the Great Wall of China stretches serpent-like over 13,000 miles. It is one of the best-known man-made wonders of the world and you can get a sense of its scale on this fully escorted tour. You’ll also discover the vast Summer Palace, an area featuring lakes, temples, bridges and exquisitely landscaped gardens. Its origins stretch back to 1153 and though it has been added to with every successive dynasty, it has retained its aesthetic harmony.

DAY 24 | 11 Feb
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Beijing - Hotel Stay and Tour

A highlight on this thrill-a-minute tour is the Temple of Heaven, particularly its circular centrepiece, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, whose interior is a kaleidoscopic cavern. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, discover the Forbidden City, for hundreds of years the home of Chinese government  and so solidly built that it has survived 200 earthquakes. Stroll around Tiananmen Square, a site with a tumultuous history, and take in the sights and sounds of old and new China.

DAY 25 | 12 Feb
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Xi'an - Hotel Stay and Tour

After the delights of Beijing you’ll travel by fast train to Xi'an in northwest China. The starting point for ancient traders following the enigmatic Silk Road, Xi'an is bursting with evidence of China’s dynastic heritage and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army. Xi’an is also one of China’s oldest city’s and you’ll find China’s oldest mosque, the Great Mosque of Xi’an, in the city’s Muslim Quarter.

DAY 26 | 13 Feb
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Xi’an - Hotel Stay and Tour

Prepare yourself for the formidable sight of the Terracotta Army, famously unearthed in 1974 by some farmers trying to dig a well. The site eventually yielded thousands more of these life-sized warriors – each one unique – that surround the grave of Qin Shi Huang. Afterwards, stroll along the Old City Wall of Xi’an and sample typical Xi’anese dishes such as yangrou paomo – flatbread soaked in lamb soup.

DAY 27 | 14 Feb
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Shanghai - Hotel Stay and Tour

Enjoy an overnight hotel stay in Shanghai. A technology hub and the capital of Chinese fashion, finance and much more, this is the country’s most happening city. Enjoy a tour where you’ll wander around many of the world’s tallest buildings and navigate the warren-like Old Town, a hive of activity that will arouse the senses. Pick up trinkets, delve into antique stores and haggle for bargains in the teeming street markets.

Silver Spirit

Overview+-
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Silversea’s luxury cruise ship, Silver Spirit, blends top notch facilities with eight desirable dining venues and polished entertainment, providing a truly superior way to cruise. While on board you could discover exquisite dishes bursting with Asian essence at Indochine, meet new friends at Dolce Vita, or unwind in the Zagara Spa. You’ll find personalised service and gracious hospitality, included in your all-inclusive luxury cruise.
Stretch out with the largest suites in the Silversea fleet and enjoy a lively, convivial atmosphere that caters to cosmopolitan travellers. And with an enviable staff-to-guest ratio, your every whim will be catered to during your unforgettable cruise.

Great places to visit+-
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Zagara Spa

Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary with saunas, steam rooms and a wide range of invigorating therapies.

Venetian Lounge

Enjoy full-scale production shows and classical soloists, as well as cultural entertainment and feature films.

Panorama Lounge

Sip a cocktail while taking in panoramic views of the sunset as a pianist plays just the right notes to take you from day to night.

Facts+-
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Entered Service: 10/06/2009

Tonnage: 369,519

Number of Decks: 8

Passenger Capacity: 608

Total Crew: 412

Number of Cabins: 304

Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: Yes

Number of Pools: 2

Number of Restaurants: 6

Kids Club: No

CALL TO BOOK: 0800 840 5800

CRUISE CODE: ASA7449