Singapore - Hotel Stay
Fly to Singapore for an overnight hotel stay to explore the city before setting sail on your cruise. Singapore’s kaleidoscope of cultures is evident as you uncover colonial gems, historic temples and the vibrant districts of Little India and Chinatown. The futuristic skyline features the modern skyscrapers of Marina Bay Sands and the space-age trees of the Gardens by the Bay.
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.
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.
Your next stop is Phuket, Thailand’s largest island. Covered with rainforest and dotted with temples, Phuket’s main draw is its beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters. Seek out Wat Chalong temple or delve into tropical Phang Nga National Park.
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.
You’ll enjoy three nights in port in Yangon, an exotic city where monks wander the streets and towering pagodas pierce the sky. Although no longer Myanmar’s capital, Yangon is still its cultural heart, with a rich historical heritage, due to its centuries of international trade.
Here you’ll find the Shwedagon Paya, the 325ft tall zedi adorned with gold leaf that has to be seen to be believed. For a truly magical experience you could join a Shwedagon by candlelight excursion as the magnificent landmark is atmospherically lit up by flickering candlelight.
Golden pagodas sit alongside some of the most impressive colonial architecture in Southeast Asia. Take a stroll along Yangon’s riverfront and Strand Road at sunset to take in the array of colonial treasures that were built when this area was a hive of trading activity.
Yangon’s parks and lakes provide a welcome sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle. The People’s Park, with its fountains and flower gardens, is a peaceful place to relax or you could wander around Kandawgyi Lake to see the colourful replica of classically styled royal barge.
Those looking for a sophisticated venue to enjoy an after dinner drink should head to Connoisseur’s Corner. Decorated in a rich and luxurious fashion, enjoy the finest range of cognacs or whiskey while swapping stories with fellow passengers.
Sri Lanka’s hectic capital is the gateway to the island’s beaches, tea trails and elephant safaris. However there’s more to this historic city than the industrial port that shipped tea around the globe and honking tuk tuks weaving through the traffic. Take in Colombo’s stunning colonial architecture; markets with fragrant spices and colourful silks and lush parks where snake charmers still entertain passers-by.
With an overnight stay in you port, you’ll have time to explore the island. Take a day trip to Galle, a historic city developed by the Dutch who also built Galle Fort in the 17th century – a fortification so strong it withstood the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004. Or you can take a trip to a tea plantation to learn about Sri Lanka’s most famous export.
From early morning to late at night, the Panorama lounge offers everything you could wish for. A peaceful retreat that is the perfect place to break away to, a social place to meet and greet old friends, or an evening venue to partake in a cocktail as you sit back and watch the world go by.
Cochin’s rich trading past is reflected in its striking architecture where you’ll see British, Portuguese, Dutch and Chinese influences. At sunset you may catch a glimpse of local fisherman casting their vast Chinese fishing nets in the backwaters of Kerala.
Spend your final day at sea relaxing in the Zagara Beauty Spa, a sanctuary of pure bliss. Enjoy invigorating therapies including facials, body wraps and massages or simply relax in the saunas and steam rooms.
Mumbai - Disembark Silver Spirit and Hotel Stay
Arriving in Mumbai, you’ll disembark Silver Spirit for a two night hotel stay. Explore some of Mumbai’s colonial architecture around the streets of Colaba or near Churchgate, or visit its temples and bazaars to get a true sense of its spirit. Later head to Marine Drive to watch the sunset, one of the best places to chill and relax.
Mumbai - Hotel Stay and Tour
Arriving in Mumbai, you’ll disembark Silver Spirit for a two night hotel stay. Here you’ll enjoy a tour of Mumbai’s highlights including its colonial buildings such as the Gateway of India, Mumbai University and Rajabai Clock Tower. You’ll also visit Mani Bhavan, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi and now a museum celebrating his life.
Delhi - Hotel Stay
Next you’ll fly 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 and embark Palace on Wheels
After a tour of New Delhi, you’ll embark the Palace on Wheels this afternoon, a luxury train with the décor of a royal palace and an ambiance that perfectly complements India’s majestic landscapes. You’ll enjoy a welcome ceremony before being shown to your cabin by your personal attendant. As the train pulls away, get to know your fellow travellers with a welcome drink in the Bar Lounge before enjoying your first dinner on board.
This morning you’ll arrive at the capital of Rajasthan, the Pink City of Jaipur. Here you’ll enjoy a photo stop at the Palace of Winds and visit the Albert Hall, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Enjoy lunch at the beautifully preserved Amber Fort, with time to explore its courtyards and rare fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
Ranthambore National Park and Chittorgarh
It’s an early start this morning as you swap your train for a 15-person canter and drive to Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve for a jungle safari. One of the most popular reserves in India, the reserve is home to tigers, panthers and crocodiles. You’ll return to the train for breakfast and lunch followed by an excursion to Chittorgarh Fort, India’s largest fort where you’ll enjoy a sound and light show followed by dinner on the train.
You’re sure to be charmed by Udaipur, one of India’s most romantic destinations. Today you’ll visit the Garden of Fountains and the Durbar Museum. Following lunch at a Palace Hotel you’ll encounter one of the most beautiful sites of Udaipur as you cross the peaceful waters of Lake Pichola by boat. Pass the majestic Lake Palace Hotel that sits atop a small island in the middle of the lake, and visit the majestic City Palace, housing 11 magnificent palaces.
Jaisalmer Fort is like something from an Arabian Nights fable. This 15th century fort towers over the town and glows golden yellow in the afternoon sun. After visiting the fort and beautifully carved buildings around the city, you’ll return to the train for lunch and a rest ahead of your evening entertainment. As the sun sets, ride across the sand dunes on a camel before enjoying a cultural show and dinner at the luxury Palace Hotel.
Arriving in the blue city of Jodhpur, you’ll head straight for the Mehrangarh Fort, sitting on a rocky hill above Jodhpur town and explore its breathtaking palatial apartments overlooking wide courtyards.
Bharatpur and Agra
Enjoy an early morning stop in Bharatpur, home to the world famous bird sanctuary, Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Later that morning, arrive in Agra where a highlight of your journey awaits: a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal, one of seven wonders of modern world and a flawless architectural wonder built in white marble.
Delhi - Disembark Palace on Wheels, Hotel Stay and Tour
The train will return to Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station at dawn. After a final breakfast on board, you’ll say farewell to your regal home and disembark the Palace on Wheels for your hotel stay. During your last day in India, you’ll enjoy a tour of Old Delhi that includes visits to the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid.
Other regional airports may be available*