- 25 Nights
- Price from £4,499
Departing 02 Apr 19
7 day fully escorted golden triangle tour
Departing 02 Apr 19
Discover the glories of the Golden Triangle, from tantalising temples to haunting tombs, before cruising to Southeast Asia’s most spectacular ports.
From forgotten forts to intricately crafted palaces, discover India’s greatest treasures on this Golden Triangle discovery. Beginning in Delhi, where modern marvels meet the traditional grandeur of Old Delhi’s ancient walled city, you’ll move on next to Agra where you’ll find the magnificent Taj Mahal, India’s most beloved piece of architecture; uncover its elegant floral designs that sit beneath soaring white domes and elaborate glasswork. Further beauty awaits at the walled Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, once the capital of the Mughal Empire, followed by the Pink City of Jaipur with its colourful old quarters and beautiful surrounding countryside.
With your Golden Triangle discovery complete, you’ll fly to Singapore for an overnight hotel stay, famed for its mouth-watering street food and futuristic skyline. It’s here that you’ll embark Oceania’s Nautica, an elegant ship with spacious rooms, cosy lounges and attentive staff. Whether you’re after a cool cocktail in the bar or a treatment in the sleek spa, you’ll want for nothing during your cruise.
Sail first to Kuala Lumpur, a sprawling cultural capital dominated by the glittering Petronas Towers, before reaching Penang’s golden sands. Upon reaching Thailand’s Phuket you’ll find ornate temples and national parks, where dramatic cliffs adorned with greenery dip down into crystal clear waters. Two nights in Myanmar await where you’ll visit Yangon, an exotic city where monks wander the streets and towering pagodas pierce the sky. Here you’ll find the Shwedagon Paya, the 325ft tall zedi adorned with gold leaf that has to be seen to be believed. Back to India, you’ll discover colonial charms in Cochin, spicy seafood dishes in Mangalore, paradise-like shorelines in Goa and futuristic architecture in Mumbai. After a few days at sea you’ll greet the rugged mountains of Fujairah and the glittering city in the desert, Dubai, where you’ll disembark and fly home.
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Nautica’s graceful decks and verandas are furnished with the finest teak and exquisite custom stone and tile work. This is a great ship both for regular cruise guests and for first-time cruise holiday-makers. When the clock strikes four, afternoon tea is served to the sounds of a string quartet playing softly in the background – enjoy the panoramic views as you sip tea and nibble on cakes and sandwiches. The ship features five fantastic restaurants and a range of bars including Horizons, a convivial space complete with dramatic floor to ceiling windows offering a stunning atmosphere in which to sip a cocktail and socialise with fellow passengers.
Tour Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel
Tour Day 2 - Delhi
Morning: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
Old Delhi is the 300 year old walled city built by Emperor Sha Jehan in 1648. During your time here, visit the magnificent Red Fort and the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, a 14th century fortress, and visit the beautiful, peaceful monument at Raj Ghat, where Mhatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi
Exploring another side of Delhi, you'll drive past the imposing India Gate - a war memorial arch, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament House and other grand government buildings. Visit Humayun's Tomb and the Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory) - a masterpiece built to commemorate the might of Islam and the onset of the Muslim rule in India.
Tour Day 3 - Delhi to Agra
Morning: Enjoy a drive to Agra and check into your hotel for a one night stay
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Agra.
Visit the world famous Taj Mahal, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. This incomparable marvel is constructed entirely out of white marble and is an architectural masterpiece with beautiful inlay work and marble screens. Then visit Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture, stronghold of the Mughal Empire, and home to a long and dramatic history which your guide will help you to uncover.
Tour Day 4 - Agra to Jaipur
Morning: You will be driven to Jaipur where you will enjoy a two night hotel stay
On your way to Jaipur: Visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. Other inspiring monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are the Hiran Minar, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, Birbal's House and the Diwan-i-Khas.
Evening: Arrive in Jaipur and check into your hotel for a two night stay.
Tour Day 5 - Jaipur
Morning: An excursion to Amber Fort where you will experience a jeep ride along the ramparts. En route you'll stop at the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal. Crowning the crest of a hill, the stunning fort offers a view of Maota Lake and the historic old town.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Explore the exquisite City Palace and museum, a synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles. Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical wonder.
Tour day 6 - Jaipur to Delhi
Transfer from Jaipur to Delhi.
In the afternoon you have time to explore at your leisure.
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