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Cruise the sacred Ganges river for 7 nights on the luxury Ganges Voyager. Discover remote towns, timeless villages and ancient temples on the water's edge, with time at leisure on board the ship to take in the passing landscapes. The all-suite Ganges Voyager exudes the elegance and style of the British colonial era while also providing all the comforts of a first-rate hotel. Suites are spacious, some with French balconies, and facilities include a spa and gym, a dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a sun deck and lounge.
Arrive in Kolkata (Calcutta) and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for 1 night. (N)Day 3: Kolkata
Transfer to the Ganges Voyager or the Bengal Ganga for a 7-night cruise. After a leisurely lunch, explore Kolkata’s 18th-century botanical garden, with its 250-year-old banyan tree. (B, L, D)Day 4: Kolkata
Early morning tour of Kolkata including visits to many of the city’s colonial buildings. After lunch, begin your journey upstream, passing under the Bally Bridge and mooring for the night on the northern outskirts of Kolkata. (B, L, D)Day 5: Bandel
Continue your journey upstream, stopping at the Portuguese-founded town of Bandel. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Rosary, one of the oldest Christian churches in West Bengal. Later, stop at the Hooghly Imambara, a Shia pilgrimage site built in 1841. (B, L, D)Day 6: Kalna
Morning rickshaw ride through Kalna to the Rajbari complex, home to the highest concentration of temples in the region. (B, L, D)Day 7: Mayapur
After a morning observing local life along the riverbanks, stop in the village of Mayapur, known as the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486) considered to be the incarnation of Lord Krishna. Experience the fascinating culture of Krishna followers and learn about the 65,000-sq-metre temple that has been recently constructed. (B, L, D)Day 8: Guptipara
Sail downstream to the Guptipara, a rural riverbank town. Visit the temple complex, which features fine terracotta work and intricate carvings of the Hindu epics. In the afternoon, visit a weaving village before mooring for the night. (B, L, D)Day 9: Chandernagore
Begin the day in Chandernagore, established as a French colony in 1673. Explore the colonial buildings along the promenade, including the former French governor’s residence. Later, visit the Sacred Heart Church of Chandernagore before returning to the ship and continuing downstream to Kolkata. (B, L, D)Day 10: Kolkata
Following breakfast, disembark the vessel and transfer back to the Oberoi Grand. (B)Day 11: Fly back to London (B) Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Tailor-made travel
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The Oberoi Grand is a classic and stylish hotel located in the heart of the city, near the principal monuments and New Market. The hotel has two restaurants and offers some of the best dining experiences in the city, including an authentic Thai restaurant. The swimming pool and central courtyard offer a great place to relax away from the bustling city, while the stylish bar has a pool table and often features live music, including jazz and blues. Features: 209 rooms, swimming pool, spa, gym, beauty salon, 2 restaurants, bar. Room amenities: Television, writing desk, safe, minibar, tea & coffee facilities, Wi-Fi.
Low season from £2955 per person
High season from £2955 per person
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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