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Ganges Voyager
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17 Night Colorful India and the Ganges River with Southern India and Varanasi Cruise and Land Tour

From Cochin, (India) to Kolkata, (India)

17 Night Colorful India and the Ganges River with Southern India and Varanasi Cruise and Land Tour from Cochin
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Ganges Voyager
Avalon Waterways
4 Stars
Cruise #: 855655
Sail Date: Sunday, Feb 14, 2021
Return Date: Wednesday, Mar 3, 2021
Riverview Balcony Suite
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17 Night Colorful India and the Ganges River with Southern India and Varanasi Cruise and Land Tour

Land Segment of Itinerary

Sunday - Feb 14, 2021
Day
1
Cochin, India
  • Cochin, India
Welcome to Cochin, the "Gateway to Kerala", India's southernmost state known for its natural beauty. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Monday - Feb 15, 2021
Day
2
Cochin, India
  • Cochin, India
Your Guided Tour starts with a visit to the Kerala Folklore Museum, which aims to educate people about the unique culture and heritage of South India. Then, drive out of the city to embark an unforgettable afternoon cruise on the backwaters of Kerala. Explore and witness local life along these serene waterways surrounded by lush palm trees and paddy fields. (Breakfast, Lunch) ...
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Tuesday - Feb 16, 2021
Day
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Cochin, India
  • Cochin, India
  • Air Travel
  • Mumbai, India
Today, fly to Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a colorful history. This vibrant city is now India's premier seaport, center of culture and industry, and home to the "Bollywood" movie industry. (Breakfast)
Wednesday - Feb 17, 2021
Day
4
Mumbai, India
  • Mumbai, India
Your Guided Tour starts with an orientation for photos at some of the city's famous sites, including Victoria Terminus and the Gateway of India. Then, witness Mumbai's fascinating tiffin lunch box delivery system. At Churchgate Station, the dabbawalas (box carriers) transfer the lunch boxes onto a wooden cart on a local train. Board the train for the short ride to Mahalaxmi Station where you'll disembark and watch the boxes being sorted by color for final delivery. Lastly, stop to see a traditional Dhobi Ghat (open-air laundromat) and visit Mani Bhavan, the former residence of Mahatma Gandhi. After lunch, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch) ...
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Thursday - Feb 18, 2021
Day
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Mumbai, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Air Travel
  • Varanasi, India
Fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities. Early this evening, witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the sacred Ganges River. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Friday - Feb 19, 2021
Day
6
  • Varanasi, India
  • Air Travel
  • Delhi, India
Around dawn, board a Boat Excursion and watch a striking religious ritual-the Hindus' devotional bathing in the Ganges. You'll observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river's edge, some practicing yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some time at leisure prior to flying to Delhi. (Breakfast, Lunch) ...
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Saturday - Feb 20, 2021
Day
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Delhi, India
  • Delhi, India
Saris, Spices, and Silver. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your tour director hosts a lavish welcome dinner at your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday - Feb 21, 2021
Day
8
Delhi, India
  • Delhi, India
  • Bus Travel
  • Agra, India
Monuments of Worship and Remembrance. After lunch, drive to Agra and settle into your hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Monday - Feb 22, 2021
Day
9
Agra, India
  • Agra, India
Love's Crowning Achievement. For those interested, an excursion to the Taj Mahal at sunset is included. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Tuesday - Feb 23, 2021
Day
10
Agra, India
  • Agra, India
  • Bus Travel
  • Jaipur, India
Welcome to the Pink City. Travel to Jaipur-the "Pink City" that was painted pink for the Prince of Wales' 1876 visit. After lunch, enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Wednesday - Feb 24, 2021
Day
11
  • Jaipur, India
A Maharaja's Marble Palace and Gateway to the Stars. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Thursday - Feb 25, 2021
Day
12
  • Jaipur, India
  • Air Travel

Cruise Segment of Itinerary

Day 12 - Thursday - Feb 25, 2021
Day
12
Cruise Begins
  • Cruise Begins
  • Kolkata, India
Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits. Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Friday - Feb 26, 2021
Day
13
  • Kalna, India
Rituals, Rickshaws, and Muslin Weavers. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Saturday - Feb 27, 2021
Day
14
  • Matiari, India
Sweet Shops and Shiny Brass. Enjoy a free afternoon onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sunday - Feb 28, 2021
Day
15
  • Murshidabad, India
  • Bus Travel
  • Azimganj, India
  • Bus Travel
  • Jiaganj, India
  • Bus Travel
  • Murshidabad, India
Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Silk Sarees. Relax this afternoon onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Monday - Mar 1, 2021
Day
16
  • Mayapur, India
  • Guptipara, India
A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Tuesday - Mar 2, 2021
Day
17
Kolkata, India
  • Kolkata, India
Flowers, Faith, and Victorian Art. Tonight, a farewell Dance Performance is presented on the ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Wednesday - Mar 3, 2021
Day
18
Kolkata, India
  • Kolkata, India
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
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