7D Spirit Of Ganges River Cruise | Selected Sep - Nov 2021 | Save US$1000
Kolkata to Kolkata Ganges | Enter a world of color, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition on this India river cruise vacation.
DAY 1: KOLKATA (EMBARKATION) (D)
Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits.Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA
DAY 2: KALNA (B,L,D)
Rituals, Rickshaws, and Muslin Weavers DISCOVERY - Ride on cycle rickshaws during your Guided Tour of Kalna. Along the way visit the historic terracotta temple complex and receive blessings from the temple priest. Also visit a muslinweaver's home. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MATIARI
DAY 3: MATIARI (B,L,D)
Shining Brass and Sweet Shops DISCOVERY - Join a Morning Walk in the brass-making village of Matiari to see and interact with the craftsmen there. You'll also see traditional sweets being made.
Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MURSHIDABAD
DAY 4: MURSHIDABAD. EXCURSION TO AZIMGANJ & JIAGANJ (B,L,D)
Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Silk Sarees DISCOVERY - Enjoy a short Guided Walk through Azimganj to see the local gold and silversmith workshops. You'll also visit a local landlord's mansion for authentic Indian tea, then travel by electric rickshaw in Jiaganj to see the art of Baluchari saree weaving. Relax this afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO MAYAPUR
DAY 5: MAYAPUR-GUPTIPARA (B,L,D)
A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges CLASSIC - Join a Morning Walk through the pilgrim's bazaar and visit the ISKCON temple, and meet and interact with a Krishna leader. You'll also visit a goshala (rescue shelter for cows). DISCOVERY - This afternoon, take a Rickshaw (Toto) Ride, and explore the village of Guptipara to see pottery and idol making. You'll also take an Escorted Visit to a farmer's home and interact with the family there. AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO KOLKATA
DAY 6: KOLKATA (B,L,D)
Flowers, Faith, and Victorian Art CLASSIC - This morning, take a Guided Walk through the colourful flower market. Afterward, stop to see Mother Teresa's former home and the Calcutta Rescue. CLASSIC - After lunch, join a Guided Visit to the Victoria Memorial Museum. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria, the museum houses a beautiful collection of paintings, textiles, weapons, and other artifacts from the Victorian era. Tonight, a farewell Dance Performance is presented on the ship.
DAY 7: KOLKATA (DISEMBARKATION) (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.
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We can provide international flights if required.
The prices quoted do not include international flights to or from the starting and ending cities.
Internal flights are included in this package. See itinerary for details.