Delhi - Tour Day 1
Your holiday begins with a flight to Delhi, one of the most historic capitals in the world and a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modernity. Made up of seven ancient cities, its multi-layered existence and profusion of architectural styles is tantalizing.
Delhi - Tour Day 2
Your full day of sightseeing includes a tour of the walled city of Old Delhi. Visit the most elegant mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, characterised by its black and white onion dome and minarets, and Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. You’ll also see the imposing India Gate on a tour of New Delhi and visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutab Minar.
Delhi to Agra - Tour Day 3
In Agra, you’ll visit the world famous Taj Mahal, an architectural masterpiece in white marble with beautiful inlay work. You’ll also travel to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the capital of the Mughal Empire for generations.
Agra to Jaipur - Tour Day 4
On your way the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, you’ll stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century, before arriving at the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.
Jaipur - Tour Day 5
During your time in Jaipur you’ll see the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Amber Fort and the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astrological and astronomical wonder built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the 18th century.
Jaipur to Delhi - Tour Day 6
Today you’ll travel back to Delhi for a final night and a chance to relax before your flight to Bangkok.
Bangkok - Hotel Stay
Today you’ll arrive in Bangkok for an overnight stay to explore the city. With its medley of glimmering golden temples and sacred shrines, interlaced with megamalls and neon stores, it’s a fascinating city. Explore the diverse offerings, from bustling river boats and floating markets; sensuous silks and fragrant orchids, to its exquisite spirit houses.
Laem Chabang (Bangkok) – Embark Silver Spirit
You’ll transfer to Laem Chabang where you’ll embark Silver Spirit, a ship that 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.
During these days 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.
Located in Northern Taiwan and surrounded by mountains, Keelung is famed for its night markets. The Miaokou Night Market is a must-see with its iconic yellow lanterns and its intriguing location surrounding Dianji Temple. Take your pick from over 200 stalls serving up all manners of culinary delights including dumplings, pork rib soup, fresh seafood and fried chicken.
Next you’ll cruise to Southern Taiwan, calling at Kaohsiung, home to skyscrapers, parks and endless shopping opportunities. The city boasts numerous intricate temples including Cijin Tianhou Temple, rich in colourful paintings and mosaics and Tiánliáo Stone Temple, its fascinating back-story as alluring as the walls built from coral, seashells and stones.
A day at sea gives you plenty of opportunities 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.
The capital of the Philippines is an up and coming travel destination, mixing Spanish influences with modern skyscrapers around the ancient walled city of Old Manila. Out of town attractions include ‘shooting the rapids’ at the fabulous Pagsanjan Falls or take a scenic drive past rice fields and fruit orchards up to Tagaytay Highlands, 2,250 feet above sea level.
On the island of Coron you’ll find golden sweeps of sand and jagged rocks that rise out of emerald waters. If you’re into scuba diving you’ve come to the right place – Coron’s diving sites are nothing short of legendary. Head to Barracuda Lake for a diving experience like no other, the lake boasts a unique mix of hot, cold, fresh and salt water.
Amidst the scattering of idyllic islands that make up Romblon Province, you’ll find Romblon Island - the perfect destination for a dose of relaxation. Visit Bonbon Beach, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, try some snorkelling in the crystal clear waters or discover Libtong Falls.
Dining on board Silver Spirit is of the finest luxurious standard. Enjoy the theatre of cookery at Seishin, a Japanese restaurant where chefs perform their arts at “La Table du Chef” the centre stage cooking area; dine on the freshest pizza in Spaccanapoli and relish in the Italian lust for life (and indeed food!) or nibble on small tapas style dishes accompanied by the smooth sounds of jazz and blues at Silver Note.
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 home to incense-filled temples and food stalls brimming with bánh xèo and noodle soup.
Ho Chi Minh City
Wander down Le Duan Boulevard towards Reunification Palace, where you’ll find opulent halls, a gambling room and even a private movie theatre. 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.
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.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.
Hong Kong – Disembark Silver Spirit and fly to Shanghai
You’ll disembark Silver Spirit in Hong Kong and fly to Shanghai to where bright neon meets ancient tradition. Few cities evoke such a strong sense of history, awe and mysticism. Seek serenity in the Yuyuan Gardens located in the Old City, explore the pop-up boutiques and shop for antiques, ceramics and unique jewellery – or seek culture in the Shanghai museum.
Today you’ll enjoy a city tour of Shanghai followed by dinner and a spectacular acrobatic show. Era – Intersection of Time combines traditional Chinese acrobatic arts with technology to create a wondrous futuristic world using high-tech lighting, elaborate costumes and original live music that is guaranteed to leave you enthralled and amazed.
From Beijing, you’ll fly to Xi'an, one the birthplaces of Chinese civilisation. The seat of power of Chinese dynasties and the last stop for those following the enigmatic Silk Road, Xi'an is rich in historical heritage and it’s here you’ll see the world-famous Terracotta Army.
Today you’ll visit one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, the Terracotta Army. These life-sized grey warriors were created by Qin Shihuang to protect him in the afterlife. While their imposing formations are eerie, the individual warriors come alive through meticulously detailed expressions, hairstyles and clothes. Xi'an was also one of the first Chinese cities introduced to Islam, so you’ll also explore the Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque.
Next you’ll take the fast train to the Chinese capital of Beijing, the heart and soul of Chinese politics, culture and economic development. In this huge metropolis, you’ll discover ancient wonders such as the Great Wall and incomparable imperial palaces and temples, as well as modern Beijing’s growing confidence as a global dynamo.
A highlight of your tour will be a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest wall in the world that bends and twists over hills and valleys like a giant dragon fiercely guarding its borders. That afternoon you’ll visit the Summer Palace, once an iconic lakeside retreat for royalty.
Today you’ll visit the city’s most famous sites, ancient and modern. The magnificent Temple of Heaven with its symbolic representations of earth and heaven, together with the scarlet-walled Forbidden City, home to imperial rulers and their concubines, reveal secrets about ancient Chinese civilisations. Whereas the remarkable Tiananmen Square celebrates modern heroes of the People’s Republic.
Other regional airports may be available*