Colourful India & the Ganges River (Kathmandu Extension)

16 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Delhi to Kathmandu with Avalon

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 16 Day Colourful India & the Ganges River (Kathmandu Extension). Enter a world of color, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition of India and Nepal. Your guided tour of India, Nepal, and Ganges River cruise begins in the bustling city of Delhi. You'll tour the city...read more

     
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Guided Tour & River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Delhi
Guided Tour & River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Kathmandu
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
India, Nepal
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
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Trip Code:
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Itinerary

2019 Season (To Nov 2019)2020 Season (From Jan 2020)

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1 Delhi, India
Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
2 Delhi
Saris, Spices, and Silver. Classic - Today's Guided Sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar- with its ancient alleyways lined with quaint shops offering everything from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner at your hotel. (B/L/D)
3 Delhi - Agra
Monuments of Worship and Remembrance. Classic - This morning, take a Guided Excursion to visit Qutub Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in at your hotel overlooking the Taj Mahal. (B/L)
4 Agra
Love's Crowning Achievement. Classic - Start your day with a Sunrise Excursion to the incomparable Taj Mahal-Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan's memorial to his beloved wife-more than 20 years in the making. Classic - Later, take a Guided Tour to Agra Fort, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This formidable fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. For those interested, an excursion to the Taj at sunset is included. (B/D)
5 Agra - Jaipur
Palaces and Rare Printings in the Pink City. Travel to Jaipur-the "Pink City" that was painted pink for the Prince of Wales' 1876 visit. Classic - This afternoon, take a Guided Tour of the City Palace and the adjoining museum, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at Jantar Mantar and the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). The evening is at your leisure. (B/L)
6 Jaipur
A Maharaja's Marble Palace. Classic - Today, join a Guided Excursion to Jaipur's spectacular Amber Fort, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone, and featuring intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Discovery - Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with a Cultural Performance. (B/D)
7 Jaipur - Kolkata (Embarkation)
Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits. Fly to Kolkata this morning to transfer to your ship. This afternoon, get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA (B/L/D)
8 Kalna
Rituals, Rickshaws, and a Weaver's Wares. 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 muslin-weaver's home. Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MATIARI (B/L/D)
9 Matiari
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 free onboard your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MURSHIDABAD (B/L/D)
10 Murshidabad Excursion To Azimganj & Jiaganj
Silversmiths, Tea Service, and Saree Weaving. Discovery - Enjoy a short Guided Walk through Azhimganj 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 richshaw in Jiaganj to see the art of Baluchari saree weaving. Relax this afternoon free onboard your ship. AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO MAYAPUR (B/L/D)
11 Mayapur - Guptipara
A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges. Classic - Join a Morning Walk through the pilgirm'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 (B/L/D)
12 Kolkata
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. (B/L/D)
13 Kolkata (Disembarkation) - Kathmandu, Nepal
Today, fly to Nepal. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
14 Kathmandu
Today, your Guided Sightseeing starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Kathmandu. (B/L)
15 Kathmandu
Start your Sightseeing Tour at Bouddahanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur ("City of Beauty"). Here, stop in Durbar Square, the city's centre of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. The remainder of the day is free. (B/L)
16 Kathmandu
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
1 Delhi, India
Welcome to India's capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.
2 Delhi
Saris, Spices, and Silver Classic - Today's Guided Sightseeing starts with an orientation tour to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar-with its ancient alleyways lined with quaint shops offering everything from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner at your hotel. (B/L/D)
3 Delhi - Agra
Monuments of Worship and Remembrance Classic - This morning, take a Guided Excursion to visit Qutub Minar, the world's tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in at your hotel overlooking the Taj Mahal. (B/L)
4 Agra
Love's Crowning Achievement Classic - Start your day with a Sunrise Excursion to the incomparable Taj Mahal-Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan's memorial to his beloved wife-more than 20 years in the making. Classic - Later, take a Guided Tour to Agra Fort, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This formidable fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. For those interested, an excursion to the Taj Mahal at sunset is included. (B/D)
5 Agra - Jaipur
Palaces and Rare Printings in the Pink City Travel to Jaipur-the "Pink City" that was painted pink for the Prince of Wales'1876 visit. Classic - This afternoon, take a Guided Tour of the City Palace and the adjoining museum, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at Jantar Mantar and the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). The evening is at your leisure. (B/L)
6 Jaipur
A Maharaja's Marble Palace Classic - Today, join a Guided Excursion to Jaipur's spectacular Amber Fort, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone, and featuring intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Discovery - Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with a Cultural Performance. (B/D)
7 Jaipur - Kolkata (Embarkation)
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. AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA (B/L/D)
8 Kalna
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 (B/L/D)
9 Matiari
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 (B/L/D)
10 Murshidabad. Excursion To Azimganj & Jiaganj
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 (B/L/D)
11 Mayapur - Guptipara
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 (B/L/D)
12 Kolkata
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. (B/L/D)
13 Kolkata (Disembarkation) - Kathmandu, Nepal
Today, fly to Nepal. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
14 Kathmandu
Today, your Guided Sightseeing starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Kathmandu. (B/L)
15 Kathmandu
Start your Sightseeing Tour at Bouddahanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur ("City of Beauty"). Here, stop in Durbar Square, the city's centre of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. The remainder of the day is free. (B/L)
16 Kathmandu
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category B & A Deluxe Suite
Category B & A Deluxe Suite  Category B & A Deluxe Suite Layout  
  • Deluxe suite 260 sq ft/ 24 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, and private bathroom with rain shower
  • Deluxe suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror

Deck Plans

Ship Profile

Cabin Types

Category B & A Deluxe Suite
Category B & A Deluxe Suite  Category B & A Deluxe Suite Layout  
  • Deluxe suite 260 sq ft/ 24 sq m
  • French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Cozy sitting area, and private bathroom with rain shower
  • Deluxe suites include robes and slippers, spa-quality Molten Brown bath products, pillow menu, a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, flat-screen television with on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, iPhone docking station with alarm clock, and makeup mirror

Prices & Dates

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Sunday 08 Sep 2019 Monday 23 Sep 2019 9,838 per person 2,282 per person 7,556 per person Enquire
Friday 04 Oct 2019 Saturday 19 Oct 2019 10,788 per person 1,024 per person 9,764 per person Enquire
Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 Thursday 07 Nov 2019 10,998 per person 1,033 per person 9,965 per person Enquire
Thursday 31 Oct 2019 Friday 15 Nov 2019 10,998 per person 3,001 per person 7,997 per person Enquire
Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 Thursday 12 Dec 2019 10,958 per person 2,999 per person 7,959 per person Enquire
Sunday 08 Sep 2019 Monday 23 Sep 2019 14,583 per person 2,472 solo traveller 12,111 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 04 Oct 2019 Saturday 19 Oct 2019 16,451 per person 1,251 solo traveller 15,200 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 Thursday 07 Nov 2019 16,865 per person 1,267 solo traveller 15,598 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 31 Oct 2019 Friday 15 Nov 2019 16,865 per person 3,235 solo traveller 13,630 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 27 Nov 2019 Thursday 12 Dec 2019 16,746 per person 3,231 solo traveller 13,515 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 24 Jan 2020 Saturday 08 Feb 2020 11,575 per person 1,823 per person 9,752 per person Enquire
Sunday 02 Feb 2020 Monday 17 Feb 2020 11,575 per person 1,823 per person 9,752 per person Enquire
Wednesday 19 Feb 2020 Thursday 05 Mar 2020 11,635 per person 1,826 per person 9,809 per person Enquire
Thursday 27 Feb 2020 Friday 13 Mar 2020 11,395 per person 1,816 per person 9,579 per person Enquire
Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 Thursday 01 Oct 2020 10,275 per person 1,771 per person 8,504 per person Enquire
Friday 02 Oct 2020 Saturday 17 Oct 2020 11,395 per person 1,816 per person 9,579 per person Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Monday 26 Oct 2020 11,635 per person 1,826 per person 9,809 per person Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Tuesday 03 Nov 2020 11,635 per person 1,826 per person 9,809 per person Enquire
Thursday 05 Nov 2020 Friday 20 Nov 2020 11,635 per person 1,826 per person 9,809 per person Enquire
Sunday 22 Nov 2020 Monday 07 Dec 2020 11,575 per person 1,823 per person 9,752 per person Enquire
Friday 24 Jan 2020 Saturday 08 Feb 2020 17,877 per person 2,075 solo traveller 15,802 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 02 Feb 2020 Monday 17 Feb 2020 17,877 per person 2,075 solo traveller 15,802 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 19 Feb 2020 Thursday 05 Mar 2020 17,978 per person 2,079 solo traveller 15,899 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 27 Feb 2020 Friday 13 Mar 2020 17,533 per person 2,062 solo traveller 15,471 solo traveller Enquire
Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 Thursday 01 Oct 2020 15,358 per person 1,975 solo traveller 13,383 solo traveller Enquire
Friday 02 Oct 2020 Saturday 17 Oct 2020 17,533 per person 2,062 solo traveller 15,471 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 11 Oct 2020 Monday 26 Oct 2020 17,978 per person 2,079 solo traveller 15,899 solo traveller Enquire
Monday 19 Oct 2020 Tuesday 03 Nov 2020 17,978 per person 2,079 solo traveller 15,899 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 05 Nov 2020 Friday 20 Nov 2020 17,978 per person 2,079 solo traveller 15,899 solo traveller Enquire
Sunday 22 Nov 2020 Monday 07 Dec 2020 17,877 per person 2,075 solo traveller 15,802 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Deluxe Suite (B) $ 0
Deluxe Suite (A) $ 530
Heritage Suite $ 1,060
Viceroy Suite $ 1,590
Maharaja Suite $ 2,110

Note: Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
Deluxe Suite (B) $ 0
Deluxe Suite (A) $ 550
Heritage Suite $ 1,100
Viceroy Suite $ 1,650
Maharaja Suite $ 2,200

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