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