Golden Triangle & Upstream Cruise
FRC-204715/204058 India
13 Nights from
£3,699
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Cruise & land prices are per person in a Superior Cabin (without balcony)

Airfare: Please call for special roundtrip airfares

Internal flights: Additional £402 per person

Single Supplement: Please call for further details

Visa: A valid passport and entry visa are required for travel to India. Please consult with your Consulate for more information

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Superior Cabin (with private balcony) – additional £291
Suite (with private balcony) – additional £1039

At A Glance

What's Included

  • Pre-cruise accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
  • Life enriching tours and excursions
  • All entrance fees
  • All pre-cruise tours including Raj Ghat, Jama Majid, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, Jaipur, the Amber Fort and more
  • Temple visits
  • Local village visits
  • Jute mill tour
  • Tea estate visits
  • Local performances and entertainment
  • Entrance and tours of Kaziranga National Park
  • Buffet breakfast & lunch on board
  • A'la Carte dinners on board
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and bottled water during the cruise
  • Luxurious air-conditioned cabins on board

What's Not Included

 

  • Gratuities. 
  • International & domestic air fares.
  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like delays, political disturbances, taxes, lost luggage, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Any further tax levied by the government of India
  • A supplement for the peak period of 20th December, 2017 until 5th January, 2018 will be quoted on request.

 

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Day 1
Arrive Delhi

Welcome to the capital city of India where you will be met and escorted to your hotel. Explore this wonderful city then stay overnight at hotel. 

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Day 2
Delhi City tour

Begin with a tour of Old Delhi and a visit to the Raj Ghat. Drive past the Red Fort on your way to the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. A tour through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk is followed by a drive past the historical India Gate, the President’s estate and the Parliament House. In the afternoon, visit the capital’s most striking monument; the 70 metre high Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel. (B)

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Day 3
Delhi / Agra

Drive to Agra and check in at your hotel. Visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, which stands on the banks of the Jamuna River. Afterwards it is time for one of the highlights of this trip - the Taj Mahal, surely the greatest monument and one of the wonders of the modern world. Overnight at hotel. (B)

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Day 4
Agra/Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri

Leave for Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri along the way. This sandstone city was the glorious but short-lived imperial capital of Akbar. Lying on a rocky ridge, it features palaces, forts and mosques. Overnight at hotel. (B)

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Day 5
Jaipur

Take a half-day tour to the Amber Fort. En route, there’ll be a photo stop at the Palace of Winds, the Hawa Mahal. This 5-storied building has 953 windows so that ladies of the royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people.This afternoon, you will arrive in the “Pink City” of India, Jaipur. The City Palace occupies the centre and houses the Royal residence along with museums of textiles, costumes, manuscripts, and paintings. You will also get to visit Jantar Mantar, a monument built by King Jai Singh II. Overnight at hotel. (B)

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Day 6
Guwahati, India

Taking a packed breakfast - transfer to the airport to board your early morning flight to Guwahati. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight at hotel. (B)

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Day 8
A Village Visit/ Full Day’s Sail

Your ship lifts anchor early today and you can enjoy yoga on the deck for an hour before breakfast. Afterwards, there’s a talk on ‘Assam, its location, international context and how it is gaining recognition’. Visit a village that is occupied predominantly by a Bangla-speaking Muslim community. Returning to the ship for lunch, sail towards Orang Point. Enjoy a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the tribal life’ over a cup of tea and some snacks. Anchor at a deserted island for the evening and enjoy a bonfire to indulge in barbequed snacks. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 9
Silghat/ Visit Tea Estate and/or Jute Mill

Yoga and breakfast are followed by a talk on ‘Wildlife in Kaziranga and in India’. Enjoy a relaxed lunch, until you reach Silghat. After a talk on ‘Tea and Jute Assam’, take a short drive to Kaliabore Tea Estate to see the women pick tea leaves. Visit the tea factory to understand the process of producing Assam Tea. Returning to the ship, take a look around a nearby Jute Mill where you will see how the Jute material is turned into eco-friendly gunny bags. Later, enjoy a cultural evening on the ship, an early dinner and then retire for the evening. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 10
Kaziranga National Park, India

Kaziranga National Park/Weaver’s Village at Bishwanath Ghat. An early start as you take some snacks and drive towards the Kaziranga National Park. The park is not only home to the fantastic greater one-horned rhino but as many as 180 more mammals including wild elephants, tiger, deer, buffalo and a rich variety of birds. You will get the opportunity to experience a oncein- a-lifetime elephant-backed safari. After breakfast in Kaziranga, drive on to Bagori, the Western Range of the park, swap the elephants for a jeep and continue your explorations. Later, return to the ship for lunch and a relaxed afternoon. After a break and a chance to catch up on any lost sleep, we get together for a talk on ‘Silk in Assam’ before heading ashore at Bishwanath Ghat. We visit the Shiva Dol and watch weaver women helping their community thrive. The evening features a talk on ‘Kamakhya, the Occult and Peacock Island’ and is followed by a traditional Assamese dinner. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 11
Dhansiri Boat Safari

Dhansiri Boat Safari. This morning sail towards the eastern range of Kaziranga for a boat safari. Enjoy breakfast and a talk on ‘The River Brahmaputra and the life that exists alongside’. The shores are high but you might get to see array of wildlife. Sightings are always determined by weather conditions. Return for lunch and the evening includes a cooking demonstration by the chef. There’s a talk on Majuli Island before ending the evening on a deserted island with bonfire. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 12
Majuli Island, India

Mishing Village/Majuli Island. After yoga and breakfast, sail towards the Mishing Village and on to Majuli, a cosmos of Assamese culture. The Mishings live on the river bank in houses with raised platforms. After lunch, enjoy a talk on ‘Sibsagar and the Ahom civilization’ followed by a visit to Majuli Island. A short drive takes you to a scenic corner of a Satra for a cultural performance by Satriya singers and dancers. Next, drive to Kamlabari Satra to witness the Vaishnavite priests dancing to the rhythm of cymbals, drums and chanting in the temple premise. Return to the ship and prepare for a traditional Assamese evening. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 13
Neamati, India - Sibsagar, India

Neamati Ghat/Sibsagar/Home hosted Lunch. After an early breakfast, start the day-excursion to Sibsagar, the ancient city and capital of the Tai-speaking Ahoms. ‘Sibsagar’ literally means ‘the ocean of Lord Shiva’. Explore the Shiva Dol, believed to be the tallest Shiva temple in India, the Talatal or Kareng Ghar, the Palace of the Ahom Kings and the Rang Ghar, an amphitheatre which held important meetings for the royals and their guests. After the tour of the town, drive to a tea estate and enjoy a traditional Assamese lunch with a family who have been involved in the tea-making industry for around a century. Return to the ship by sunset and enjoy a relaxed evening before dinner. Overnight onboard. (B, L, D)

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Day 14
Jorhat, India

Start the day with yoga and/or a walk along the swamps to catch a sight of an abundance of wildlfe. After breakfast, bid farewell and prepare for your onwards flight.

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Day 14
Neamati Ghat/ Jorhat/ Departure

Start the day with yoga and/or a walk along the swamps to catch a sight of an abundance of wildlfe. After breakfast, bid farewell and prepare for your onwards flight.

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