13 Days
Period
India
Location

Itinerary

Day 1 | NEW DELHI
Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The  Oberoi New Delhi..

Stunning Accommodation: Spend a luxurious night at the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi, with unmatched views of New Delhi.

 

Day 2 | NEW DELHI (BB/D)
India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land.

Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City.

After Hours: To cap your day, taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.

 

Day 3 | NEW DELHI – AGRA (BB/L)
This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal.

Featured Excursion: Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown.

Not to Miss Moment: You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife.

 

Day 4 | AGRA – JAIPUR (BB/L/D)
Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Mahal.

Stunning Accommodation: You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

 

Day 5 | JAIPUR (BB)
Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the Amber Fort and the City Palace complex.

Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city.

Your Call: Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.

 

Day 6 | JAIPUR – KOLKATA (EMBARK) – CRUISING THE GANGES RIVER (BB/L/WD)
Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

Featured Excursions: Jade Factory visit.

Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market or return to the ship.

 

Day 7 | KALNA (BB/L/D)
Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of BardhamanX which you’ll experience today.

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City.”

Your Call: After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market.

 

Day 8 | MATIARI (BB/L/D)
Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

Featured Excursion: Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass.

 

Day 9 | MURSHIDABAD – BARANAGAR (BB/L/D)
Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar— each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Featured Excursion: Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village.

Evening Entertainment: This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

 

Day 10 | MAYAPUR (BB/L/D)
Few places of worship exist on such a headspinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction.

Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium.

Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

 

Day 11 | BANDEL – CHANDANNAGAR – KOLKATA (BB/L/D)
Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today, in addition to a famous Shia pilgrimage center.

Featured Excursions: Excursion by boat to the shore of Bandel and India’s French colonial heritage.

 

Day 12 | KOLKATA (BB/L/FD)
Featured Excursions: Kolkata city tour—visithe Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli. Plus, your choice of NGOs Kolkata Rescue visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb.

Not to Miss Moment: On this afternoon’s excursion, you may choose to visit Mother Teresa’s house, where you’ll see her simply furnished room and the tiny museum devoted to her, where her Nobel Peace Prize medal is on display.

 

Day 13 | KOLKATA (DISEMBAR) (CB/BB/L)
Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

 

CB&BB  Contl Breakfast/Buffet   L  Lunch   D  Dinner   WD/FD  Welcome/Farewell Dinner

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PEACE OF MIND COMES WITH EVERY UNIWORLD CRUISE

Being mindful, well-informed and prepared are essential traits of an experienced traveler, and we approach each Uniworld cruise with that same thorough care and mindset. We’ve taken great measures to ensure that when you travel with us, you can rest easy knowing that your plans and adventures are in the hands of a dedicated worldwide team.

SECURITY MEASURES ON EUROPE SHIPS

  • We keep all outside doors and access to the interior of the ship locked whenever docked. Only guests can access the ship using a key card.
  • All guests and luggage are verified against the manifest at check-in.
  • All deliveries are thoroughly inspected before being brought onboard.
  • Cameras are present at the entrance of the ship and in public areas, and are monitored by our reception staff.
  • Portable boarding pass scanners are available at the gangway.
  • Guests have 24/7 access to the front desk.
  • Trained security staff are posted at the gangway 24 hours a day.

AN ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Emphasis on the “all”

Extra dirty Grey Goose® martini with locally harvested olives? It’s all yours. As is everything else you can think of. Our ultra-inclusive amenities have led to us being named the “Most All-Inclusive River Cruise Line” by Cruise Critic.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Everything you could ever ask for. And then some

  • Impeccable service with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios of any cruise line
  • Intimate and beautifully designed ships, carrying an average of just 130 guests
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • All scheduled airport transfers
  • Elegant and well-appointed riverview staterooms and suites, with the finest linens, towels and Savoir® beds for an incredible night’s sleep
  • In-suite butler service
  • Delicious onboard dining
  • Unlimited beverages, including many premium spirits and wines
  • A wide selection of personalized excursions, led by English-speaking local experts
  • A number of excursions curated exclusively for Uniworld guests
  • Onboard fitness center
  • Onboard exercise and wellness classes, led by certified wellness instructors in Europe
  • Bicycles and Nordic walking poles for onshore use
  • Shipwide Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Onboard entertainment and Signature Lectures

IT’S YOUR WORLD. AND IF IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOU
it’s very important to us

When it comes to service, we know the tiniest of details sometimes have the biggest impact. Getting ready for a day exploring Frankfurt is a shimmer brighter when your butler has already pressed your pants exactly how you like. Breakfast in bed becomes even more relaxing when your waiter serves you coffee already prepared to your liking—two sugars and a splash of soy milk. And a late-night cocktail is never more enjoyable than when the bartender sourced your favorite Bordeaux wine from a store in town while you were exploring Saint-Émilion’s astonishing 12th-century Monolithic Church.

We actually have a name for the little niceties that take your cruise from great to grand—Tiny Noticeable Touches (or TNTs for short). Our commitment to TNTs sets the stage for our service philosophy. By getting to know you, your interests, your preferences and your style, we’re able to deliver an experience that is just the way you’d like it to be.

“NO REQUEST TOO LARGE, NO DETAIL TOO SMALL.”
We don’t just say it. We really mean it, as evidenced by the many repeat guests who choose Uniworld time and time again.

THE TNT MODEL
The most highly trained, dedicated and tenured staff of all river cruise lines. | Butlers trained to the same standards of excellence required by Buckingham Palace. | Act with honesty, speak with integrity and treat our guests like royalty.

EVERY MEAL IS A MASTERPIECE
Savour The Local Flavours Of The World

Our commitment to culinary excellence is evident every time you enjoy a homemade croissant delivered to your room by your butler, or when you pair your freshly caught seafood dinner with a wine that was bottled just miles down the road.

When dining onboard, you’ll be treated to world-class cuisine made from fresh ingredients, locally sourced from the destinations you visit. Our farm-to-table approach takes our chefs to regional farms, local markets and artisanal producers to ensure that every meal is an adventure in and of itself. We treat cooking as an art form—a very delicious art form.

Our focus on serving memorable meals comes directly from worldrenowned Mrs. Beatrice Tollman—founder of our sister Red Carnation Hotel Collection, author of the highly acclaimed cookbook A Life in Food and the inspiration behind the culinary philosophy onboard. Mrs. Tollman’s personal recipes are guest favorites on our dining menus. Pro Tip: Don’t order a salad without sampling her favorite dressing.

YOU’LL LOVE THIS CLUB
Uniworld River Heritage Club

After your first Uniworld cruise, you will be automatically enrolled in our River Heritage Club loyalty program and begin receiving benefits, savings and rewards reserved exclusively for our loyal guests.

CLUB BENEFITS*:

  • Save 5% on any cruise or cruise/tour.
  • Join the Captain for a members-only cocktail party onboard.
  • Complimentary onboard laundry service weekly on ships in Europe and Russia, and once per cruise on ships in India, Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Complimentary in-room fruit platter waiting for you upon arrival.
  • Exclusive e-magazine.
  • Milestone Gifts to celebrate guests who have joined us for multiple cruises.

A WORLD OF VALUE
included with every cruise

Made-to-order meals prepared using only the freshest ingredients, unlimited beverages and curated shore excursions are just some of the many inclusions that make Uniworld the greatest value on the river.

As you read through the following 2018 itineraries to search for your best vacation yet, use this legend and icons as a guide to discover all that is included with each voyage, such as special dinner celebrations, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and much more.

HIGHLIGHT

Why River Cruise and Why Uniworld

E-BROCHURE

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