Cruising the Lower Ganges

Day 1 : Fly to Kolkata
Fly to Kolkata.
 
Day 2 : Kolkata
Arrive in Kolkata (Calcutta) and transfer to the Oberoi Grand for 1 night.
 
Day 3 : Kolkata
Transfer to the Ganges Voyager II for the 7-night journey. Lunch will be served on board. In the afternoon, visit Mother Teresa’s house and tomb. Mother Teresa started the Missionary of Charity in 1952, and lived and worked here until her death in 1997. Learn about her life story at the permanent exhibition, which includes a visit to her personal room and a visit to her orphanage, Shishu Bhavan, where one of the sisters will take you on a guided tour. (B)
 
Day 4 : Kalna
This morning, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the city centre of Kalna en route to the enchanting Rajbari complex, which is home to the highest concentration of temples in the region. Other temples at Rajbari include Lalji, the oldest in the complex (1739), and Krishnachandra (1751). (B)
 
Day 5 : Kolkata
Embark on an early morning city tour of Kolkata including visits to the Writer's Building, General Post Office, High Court, St John’s Church and the Victoria Memorial Museum, which houses the largest collection of British colonial historical artefacts in India. After lunch, journey upstream and go on an afternoon excursion in Bandel. Visit the Hooghly Imambara, a Shia pilgrimage site built in 1841 by Haji Mohammad Mahasin. (B)
 
Day 6 : Matiari
Go ashore to visit the bazaar in Matiari, known for manufacturing beautiful handcrafted brass items, created using traditional methods that have been passed down for centuries. Continue the journey upstream and sail past the battlefield of Plassey, where Robert Clive of the British East India Company defeated the Mughal Nawabs in 1757. The rulers of Bengal and their French allies established the company rule in India, which spread through much of south Asia for the next 190 years. (B)
 
Day 7 : Khushbagh • Baranagar
This morning, visit the charming village of Khushbagh, passing through scenic fields to arrive at the well-preserved mosque complex built by Nawab Ali-WardiKhan, housing his family's private mosque. Later, visit the rural village of Baranagar, home to several temples dating from the 18th century (1714 - 1793) and the Hazarduari Palace. In the evening, return to the ship for dinner and enjoy a local cultural performance on board. (B)
 
Day 8 : Mayapur
After a restful morning observing local life along the riverbanks, stop in the village of Mayapur, known as the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486) who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Experience the fascinating culture of Krishna followers and learn about the 700,000 square foot temple that has been recently constructed in the complex. (B)
 
Day 9 : Chandernagore
Begin the day in Chandernagore, established as a French colony in 1673. The French obtained permission from Ibrahim Khan, the then Nawab of Bengal, to establish a trading post on the river banks of this city, which became a permanent French settlement in 1688. Explore the French colonial buildings along the promenade, including the former French governor's residence, now converted into a museum that features an exhibition of items that depict life during this period. Later, visit the Sacred Heart Church of Chandernagore before returning to the ship and continuing the journey downstream to Kolkata. (B)
 
Day 10 : Kolkata
Following breakfast, disembark the vessel and transfer back to the Oberoi Grand. (B)
 
Day 11 : Departure
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination. (B)
 
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
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 Signature Experiences
  • Visit Mother Teresa's Missionary of Charity
  • Travel to the Rajbari temple complex by rickshaw
  • Observe Indian life along the river banks in rural India
 
 What's included
  • 5-star de luxe accommodation
  • 7-nights on board the luxurious Ganges Voyager I or II
  • Spacious suites with en suite bathrooms
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking local expert guides & portable audio headset
  • All entrance fees included
  • Afternoon tea, coffee & snacks in the Governor’s Lounge
  • Complimentary local beers, spirits & soft drinks throughout the cruise
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
 
Note : Hotels are subject to availability at the time of booking. Price and all policies applicable only for 2018 to September 2019.
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 Payments
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 40 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 39 - 20 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
Important: The booking stands liable to be cancelled if 100% payment is not received 20 days prior to departure date and received amount will be fully forfeited.
 
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Cancellation charges per person
  • 80 days or more before date of departure: 25% of total cost
  • 79 - 60 days before date of departure: 50% of total cost
  • 59 - 20 days before date of departure: 75% of total cost
  • 19 - 1 days before date of departure: 100% of total cost
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