Luxury Ganges River Cruise & Golden Triangle Discovery

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Holiday Overview

  • Duration 15 NIGHTS
  • Departure 12 November 2024
  • Holiday type River Cruising
  • Holiday code ASA2233

includes fully escorted tours & excursions

limited to 56 guests per date

new dates added due to popular demand

Discover India’s mystery and beauty on this unforgettable holiday where you’ll explore it’s fabled Golden Triangle and savour a cruise along the sacred Ganges.

Explore India’s greatest treasures during a fully escorted Golden Triangle tour. Discover the contrasts of Old and New Delhi before travelling to Agra for the highlight of your tour: the world-famous Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece in white marble with beautiful inlay work. Uncover the gems of Jaipur before returning to Delhi.

Next, savour a hotel stay in Kolkata before you embark the luxurious Ganges Voyager I for a seven-night cruise of the River Ganges. Synonymous with grace and timeless existence, you’ll watch as the exquisite and everchanging tapestry of life unfolds before you; passing historic temples, gleaming palaces, and fascinating wildlife, as well as enjoy a series of off-ship tours.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Luxury River Cruise

7 night full-board luxury river cruise on board Ganges Voyager I with fully escorted tours

Fully Escorted Golden Triangle Tours

Tour of Jama Masjid Mosque, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and more

Tour of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
Tour of Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and more
Half-day sightseeing tour in Kolkata

Luxury Hotel Stays

1 night five-star hotel stay in Kolkata at the Novotel Kolkata Hotel

3 night five-star hotel stay in Delhi at the Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Dwarka

1 night five-star hotel stay in Agra at the Taj Hotel

2 night four-star hotel stay in Jaipur at the Lemon Tree Premier
All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights and Transfers

London departure – regional flights available

Overnight Flight

Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.

Your Tour

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Delhi

Your holiday begins as you fly from the UK to your destination.

Day 2
Delhi: Hotel Stay

India’s sprawling capital took form as several ancient cities melding together through the centuries. Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites, immerse yourself in the colourful chaos of the streets, and sample Mughlai cuisine like Chaat and Butter Chicken.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: WelcomHotel Dwarka ITC

Day 3
Delhi: Hotel Stay & Tour

Experience the captivating allure of Old and New Delhi during a sightseeing tour. Explore narrow lanes where ancient Mughal architecture and bustling markets, then witness the grandeur of New Delhi, adorned with colonial-era landmarks.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: WelcomHotel Dwarka ITC

Day 4
Jaipur: Hotel Stay

En route to Jaipur, call at the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site, Fatehpur Sikri. Take a stroll through this 16th-century town and soak up its dazzling red sandstone palaces and fortresses, including the intricate Fatehpur Sikri Palace.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Lemon Tree

Day 5
Jaipur: Hotel Stay & Tour

Marvel at Amber Fort, set high on the hills in Jaipur. This imposing marble and sandstone structure fuses of Mughal and Rajput architecture, featuring intricate golden patterns lacing their way up walls and adorning its curved ceilings.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Lemon Tree

Day 6
Agra: Hotel Stay & Tour

Agra is home to the iconic Taj Mahal. A testament to eternal love, this splendid marble edifice took over 20 years to build. Other nearby fascinations include Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, and myriad bustling markets.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch

Overnight: Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

Day 7
Delhi: Hotel Stay

Return to Delhi before your flight to Kolkata tomorrow. From ancient tales to modern aspirations, Delhi offers a captivating journey through time. Explore the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, a sensory feast of colours and aromas.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: WelcomHotel Dwarka ITC

Day 8
Kolkata: Hotel Stay

The ‘City of Joy’, Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual, artistic, and cultural capital, here, you’ll enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour, including visits to the Victoria Memorial, Tagore House, St. George Church, and Kumar Toli.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences

Day 9
Kolkata: Embark Ship

Today you’ll join the Ganges Voyager I to begin your incredible river cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before embarking on a panoramic tour of Kolkata, where you’ll witness the well-preserved British colonial landmarks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 10
Bandel

Journey upstream towards Bandel, a port founded by Portuguese settlers around 1660. Visit the Hooghly Imambara, a renowned Shia pilgrimage centre in West Bengal, constructed in 1841 by Haji Mohammad Mahasin.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 11
Kalna

In the temple town of Kalna, savour an e-rickshaw excursion en route to Rajbari Temple Complex, where you’ll discover the Nabakailas Temples and Pratepeshwar Temple, whose terracotta plaques depict epic themes from Hindu mythology.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 12
Mayapur

Mayapur is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, regarded as an incarnation of Lord Krishna and the epicentre of the Krishna Consciousness Movement. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of these devotees and admire their intricate statues.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 13
Guptipara

Travel downstream to Guptipara, a quaint rural town in West Bengal. Visit four magnificent Vaishnava Temples and marvel at their exquisite terracotta carvings. In the weaving village of Fulia, learn the history of Bengal.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 14
Chandernagore

In Chandernagore, a French colony founded in 1673, explore the former French governor’s residence, now transformed into the Dupliex Museum, showcasing artifacts that offer insights into life during that era.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: Ganges Voyager I

Day 15
Kolkata: Disembark Ship & Fly Home

Following a delicious breakfast on board, you’ll disembark your ship in Kolkata and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your Tour Highlights

Taj Mahal
Experience eternal love at the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel symbolising romance. Explore its intricate details, rich history, and UNESCO status. Watch the stunning sunrise and embark on a captivating journey through time at this iconic site.
Agra Fort
Explore Agra Fort's timeless allure, a Mughal masterpiece blending red sandstone and white marble. Unearth regal stories within ancient walls, revealing palace opulence and serene courtyards. Immerse in its captivating heritage on a journey through time.
Amber Fort
Explore Amber Fort's regal world, nestled in the Aravalli Hills. Its opulent architecture, mirror work, and murals create an enchanting experience. Walk its ancient paths, immerse in valorous tales, and discover Sheesh Mahal and Maota Lake. Relish royal charm in this unique journey.
Taj Mahal
Experience eternal love at the Taj Mahal, an architectural marvel symbolising romance. Explore its intricate details, rich history, and UNESCO status. Watch the stunning sunrise and embark on a captivating journey through time at this iconic site.
Agra Fort
Explore Agra Fort's timeless allure, a Mughal masterpiece blending red sandstone and white marble. Unearth regal stories within ancient walls, revealing palace opulence and serene courtyards. Immerse in its captivating heritage on a journey through time.
Amber Fort
Explore Amber Fort's regal world, nestled in the Aravalli Hills. Its opulent architecture, mirror work, and murals create an enchanting experience. Walk its ancient paths, immerse in valorous tales, and discover Sheesh Mahal and Maota Lake. Relish royal charm in this unique journey.

Ganges Voyager I

As an award-winning luxury cruise providing an unrivalled experience along the iconic River Ganges, the Ganges Voyager I offers an Indian adventure unlike any other. As soon as you step on board, you will be struck by her spacious, immaculately adorned interior, with polished wooden floors, and an inviting atmosphere.

With 56 guests to 35 members of staff, you’ll receive a high level of smart service and there is plenty to do on board, from sampling the finest wines, indulging in Indian delicacies in the world class restaurant, or simply sunning yourself on the top deck, the Ganges Voyager I offers more than just a journey.

Taking you on an experiential escapade into luxury, art, and the enchanting history of India, all whilst soaking up the majesty of the River Ganges, a cruise on board the Ganges Voyager I is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

  • Occupancy 56
  • Tonnage 4,344 tons

Life on Board Ganges Voyager I

Accommodating just 56 guests, when on board Ganges Voyager I, you are guaranteed a unique, gracious, and personalised customer experience. From fine dining, spacious and luxurious suites, to a plethora of on board facilities and entertainment, you won’t find comfort like this anywhere else.

dining

With a beautifully adorned dining room situated on Deck 2 offering an exquisite buffet experience, guests are invited to savour the unique flavours of India, and familiar European delicacies, and enjoy evening drinks in the warm and welcoming bar.

  • Dining room
  • Bar

Facilities

The Ganges Voyager I is more than just a ship; she is an experience. With luxury facilities on board to ensure that your journey through India is more than gratifying, there’s something for everyone. Excellence and attention to detail on this level is not found anywhere else.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Yoga
  • Sun Deck

entertainment

Suites

With 28 luxury cabins to choose from, and five distinct options, the regal rooms on board Ganges Voyager I are designed to ensure an unrivalled level of luxury as you cruise through this beautiful part of the world. With generous amenities, your comfort and satisfaction are guaranteed.

Signature Suite Sold Out

Featuring two arrangement styles, guests may choose between two twin-size beds or a queen size bed in these royal rooms. Masterfully furnished with polished wooden features, and floor-to-ceiling windows so you can soak up the sights outside, these rooms are designed for extravagance.

  • Wifi
  • Flat screen LED TV
  • On-demand movies
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Bathroom with shower facilities
  • Twin beds or Queen-size bed
  • Writing desk
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Fruit platter
  • Seating area
  • Premium bath linens, robes and toiletries
Cruise Code: ASA2233
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Colonial Suite Prices from £3,999pp

Vibrant, colourful, and spacious French colonial inspired rooms offering unparalleled lavishness. Featuring large bathrooms with showering facilities and royal French balconies over the River Ganges, these inviting rooms truly are the epitome of comfort and luxury.

  • Wifi
  • Flat screen LED TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Seating area
  • Twin beds or Queen-size bed
  • Writing desk
  • Bathroom with shower facilities
  • French balcony
  • Fruit platter
  • Premium bath linens, robes and toiletries
Cruise Code: ASA2233
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Heritage Suite Prices from £4,299pp

Providing the utmost privacy for guests, these spacious suites offer a balcony with stunning panoramic views of the Ganges. Fitted with an exquisite four-poster bed, Persian rugs and hand painted walls, these rooms are nothing short of simply charming.

  • Wifi
  • Flat screen LED TV with on-demand movies
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Seating area
  • King-size bed
  • Writing desk
  • Electronic safe
  • Bathroom with shower facilities
  • Four-poster bed
  • Persian rugs
  • Hand painted walls
  • French balcony
  • Fruit platter
  • Premium bath linens
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors with Juliet balcony
Cruise Code: ASA2233
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Viceroy Suite Sold Out

With 360 square feet of living space and furnished with the finest colonial decor, the Viceroy Suites offer next level luxury. With a spacious bathroom equipped with all the modern amenities, Persian rugs and hand-stencilled walls, there’s really not much more you could ask for.

  • Wifi
  • Flat screen LED TV with on-demand movies
  • Minibar
  • Seating area
  • King-size bed
  • Writing desk
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safe
  • Spacious bathroom with shower
  • Four-poster bed
  • Persian rugs
  • Hand-stencilled walls
  • Fruit platter
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors with French balcony
Cruise Code: ASA2233
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Your Hotel Stay

Kolkata

Included Hotel

Novotel Kolkata Hotel (Or Similar)

The Novotel Kolkata Hotel is a luxurious five-star hotel located in Kolkata, India. It is known for its modern design, impeccable service, and convenient location. Each room is equipped with modern amenities, including air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, work desks, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Novotel Kolkata Hotel offers a variety of dining options, including The Square, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, that serves a range of international cuisines with live cooking stations. For guests looking to unwind and relax, the hotel offers a well-equipped fitness centre, a swimming pool, and a spa.

Delhi

Included Hotel

Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Dwarka (Or Similar)

Discover unparalleled luxury and hospitality at Welcomhotel By ITC Hotels, Dwarka. Nestled in the heart of Dwarka, this exquisite hotel offers a seamless blend of modern elegance and traditional charm. With opulent rooms and world-class amenities, your stay promises comfort and relaxation. Savour a culinary journey at our fine dining restaurants, indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, and host memorable events in our sophisticated venues. Whether for business or leisure, Welcomhotel Dwarka ensures an unforgettable experience. Come, immerse yourself in the warmth of Indian hospitality, where every guest is truly welcomed and cherished.

Agra

Included Hotel

Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra (Or Similar)

Experience the epitome of luxury and grandeur at the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre in Agra. Nestled in the heart of the historic city, this opulent establishment offers a captivating blend of modern elegance and timeless charm. With its world-class amenities, breathtaking views of the iconic Taj Mahal, and impeccable service, your stay here will be nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you’re visiting for business or leisure, indulge in the finest dining, unwind in the spa, and create cherished memories in this majestic haven. Discover the true essence of Agra in a setting that defines sophistication.

Jaipur

Included Hotel

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur (Or Similar)

Experience the epitome of luxury at Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur. Nestled in the heart of the Pink City, this exquisite hotel offers a blend of modern elegance and traditional charm. From opulent rooms with contemporary amenities to delectable dining options that tantalize your taste buds, every aspect is designed to indulge your senses. Relax by the stunning rooftop pool, rejuvenate at the spa, or explore Jaipur’s iconic attractions just moments away. With impeccable service and a warm Rajasthani welcome, Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur promises an unforgettable stay that embodies the essence of royal India.

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