Luxury River Cruise from New Delhi to Kolkata

SAVE $3,000pp on select 2023 departures!
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    13 days, 12 nights
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    September 2023 - December 2024
  • I​ndia a country unlike any other
  • D​iscover the "Golden Triangle" - Delhi, Jaipur & Agra
  • B​e mesmerized by the Taj Mahal

This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure.

Start your trip with five luxurious nights at three different award-winning Oberoi hotels. Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the Taj Mahal two times—once at sunrise and once at sunset. Once onboard, travel to villages lining the Ganges River that only a few people get to see each year and experience our new Wellness Program, centered around the destination’s ancient tradition and practice of yoga.

Available on every sailing, the complimentary Wellness Program – led by a certified and resident yogi – will celebrate the holistic health benefits of yoga with daily sessions introducing the different types of yoga, group lectures and classes as well as individualized meetings, so that guests at every stage of their practice can participate in this culturally immersive program comfortably. An accompanying “Nutrition and Wellness Food” menu has also been developed especially for this program. Featuring organic items and guidelines for eating healthy, the menu will be available daily during breakfast, lunch and dinner service.


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Ganges Voyager II




  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the elegant Ganges Voyager II
  • Lavishly appointed riverview suites with private balconies
  • 2 nights in New Delhi at The Oberoi New Delhi (or similar)
  • 1 night in Agra at The Oberoi Amarvilas (or similar)
  • 2 nights in Jaipur at The Oberoi Rajvilas (or similar)


  • Meals onboard prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise. Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea


  • 9 days of excursions, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts


  • 1 country: India
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Tour Manager
  • Complimentary Wellness Program on every sailing
  • Cultural enrichment
  • Group Transfers are included on arrival and departure days (please see terms and conditions for transfer guidelines)
  • Flights included between Jaipur and Kolkata
  • Gratuities for onboard personnel (ship staff, crew, Cruise/Tour Manager) are included during the cruise/tour



DAY 1: New Delhi

Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the newly renovated Oberoi New Delhi hotel.

DAY 2: New Delhi

India’s sprawling capital city is colourful, confounding and captivating. Your expertly led city tour provides an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. To cap your day taking in the sights of scenic New Delhi, relax this evening over a delicious buffet dinner at the Oberoi.

Featured Excursion:

  • India’s capital city with rickshaw ride to Old Delhi

DAY 3: New Delhi, Transfer to Agra

This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra, the site of Shah Jahan’s best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the Taj Mahal this afternoon and stay for sunset, as the monument’s changing colors draw comparisons to the shifting mood of the late Emperor’s wife.

Featured Excursion:

  • Majesty and grace—the Taj Mahal at sundown

DAY 4: Agra, Transfer to Jaipur

Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning to see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You’ll spend your next two nights at the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas. The luxury hotel sits on 32 acres of landscaped gardens and is built around an ancient Shiva temple.

Featured Excursion:

  • Early morning at the Taj Mahal

DAY 5: Jaipur

Pink is the colour of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Enjoy the visit to the local city bazaar. Take the afternoon to explore on your own—shuttles will be available to carry you to and from the hotel to the city’s shopping district.

Featured Excursion:

  • Jaipur—Rajasthan’s princely city and Amber Fort

DAY 6: Jaipur, Fly to Kolkata (Embark), Cruising the Ganges River

Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata.

DAY 7: Kalna

Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today. After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market.

Featured Excursion:

  • India’s “Temple City” (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)*

DAY 8: Matiari

Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.

Featured Excursion:

  • Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)*

DAY 9: Murshidabad, Baranagar

Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns—Murshidabad and Baranagar—each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

Featured Excursion:

  • Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village

This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.

DAY 10: The Ganges

One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.

Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.

DAY 11: Mayapur, Chandannagar, Kolkata

Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today.

Featured Excursions:

  • Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
  • India’s French colonial heritage

DAY 12: Kolkata

The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.

Featured Excursion:

  • Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartuli (Potter’s Colony)
  • Choice of NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)* or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb (MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences)*

*Our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences support sustainable tourism, offering our guests opportunities to directly impact the communities we explore in a positive way.

Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight.

DAY 13: Kolkata (Disembark)

Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home or extend your journey with an optional extension to Varanasi.

Dates and Prices


2023 pricing start from:

  • From $8,399 per person twin share in a Signature Suite
  • From $9,299 per person twin share in a Colonial Suite
  • From $11,699 per person twin share in a Heritage Suite
  • From $12,499 per person twin share in a Viceory Suite
  • From $15,299 per person twin share in a Maharaja Suite

Departure Dates for 2023:

  • 9 September 2023
  • 18 September 2023
  • 28 September 2023
  • 6 October 2023
  • 14 October 2023
  • 10 November 2023
  • 18 November 2023

2​024 pricing start from:

  • From $9,279 per person twin share in a Signature Suite
  • From $10,079 per person twin share in a Colonial Suite
  • From $12,079 per person twin share in a Heritage Suite
  • From $13,119 per person twin share in a Viceroy Suite
  • From $14,319 per person twin share in a Maharaja Suite

F​requent departures from 11 January 2024 to 7 December 2024

Call our experienced travel team today on 1300 414 198 to learn more about this exotic tour of India.

Please note: Advertised fares are available until allocation is exhausted and prices may fluctuate without notice. Please call 1300 414 198 to confirm up-to-date pricing and availability.


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Maharaja Suite

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cosy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products.

Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors and universal electrical plugs.

NOTE: Amenities may differ from those of a Uniworld Company - owned ship


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