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This luxury cruise holiday is designed specially for travellers looking to indulge in luxury and relaxation. Have a 9 Night stay in the award winning luxury cruise – Silver Spirit. This luxury cruise holiday starts from Dubai taking you from one exotic and exclusive port to the next. This ship transports you to the glamorous 1930s art deco clubs where you’ll taste delicious food and drinks. You will be entertained by nightclub style entertainment with live music and dancing. There is a spacious pool deck with a pool bar nearby.
On the 8th day, you will be in Mumbai and head to Delhi to start your famous Golden Triangle Tour in India. This is one of the most popular sightseeing route maps as there could not be any more beautiful introduction to India’s rich and cultural history. It explores the sights and sounds of the famous Golden Triangle tour map including the iconic Taj Mahal, monuments in Delhi like Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and the Pink City, Jaipur.
Route: 9N Luxury Cruise – 3N Delhi – 1N Agra – 3N Jaipur
Direct flights from the UK take between 8 and 10 hours depending on the destination. Flights with stops en-route take between 12 and 14 hours.
India is +5½ hours ahead of GMT.
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This day you will reach Dubai – the city of many man-made wonders that will surely take you through a rich tradition and a fascinating history. You can either take the day at leisure or explore Bastakia Quarter or visit Bhurj Khalifa. Bastakia Quarter is known for the city’s most picturesque heritage sites built in the late 19th century. While Bhurj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai that is 829.8 m long and known for its observation deck, restaurant, hotel and offices and 11-hectare park.
Embark on the luxury cruise for redefining experience onboard Silver Spirit, which is an Award-Winning luxury cruise.
On the cruise, you reach Abu Dhabi. Explore the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the dunes of the Empty Quarter. Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the country and has seven imported chandeliers from the company Faustig in Munich, Germany that incorporates millions of Swarovski crystals. The Great Sandy Desert or Rub’ al Khali desert, meaning the Empty quarter is, 1000 kilometres (620 mi) long, and 500 kilometres (310 mi) wide & known for its high sand dunes.
This day you will be experiencing one of the finest luxury cruising experience onboard Silver Spirit.
You have reached the Gulf of Oman and an emirate on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates. This is a place known for its pristine beaches, Hajar mountains and rich marine diving experiences.
We will be staying overnight in the port at the capital of Oman – Muscat.
You have options to do things at your own pace. While there are traditional palaces & mosques to visit like the Grand Mosque, Sultan’s Palace, Mutra Souq among many others. Or, if you are more interested in marine life then, we have spots to watch dolphins and turtles.
This is one of your last night/s in the cruise, so make the best out of it. Relax on a lounge by the pool or sit by the whirlpool.
You will be staying overnight in the port and get ready for your Golden Triangle Tour in India.
You will reach Delhi by flight.
Welcome to India’s capital and a bustling metropolis. From ancient heritage to modern advancements, this city serves as the perfect amalgamation of the two. Day 11 Take the day at leisure. You can opt for Cooking Demo with Dinner. This will include a simple cooking lesson or a hands-on cooking lesson along with a local market visit. Or, You can also opt for a Private Evening Tour of Akshardham Temple with Musical Fountain Show under the guidance of an expert travel guide. Please note that the temple is closed on Monday. Overnight at Hotel
Day 12 in Delhi include the tour of Old & New Delhi – the 17th century Jama Masjid, rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the magnificent Red Fort, Raj Ghat, which is Mahatma Gandhi’s crematory site. Later in the afternoon, we will be driving past The Presidential Palace, which also served as the residence of the British viceroys during imperialism, and India Gate, a memorial of the Indian soldiers. Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Spend the evening at leisure.
On arrival, visit Agra Fort, which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it. Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday).
Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century. The Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye.
On your way During your drive, you will visit the once seat of Mughal legacy, which is an abandoned city glowing red under the sun, Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, as his capital and palace in the late 16th century.
JAIPUR – The capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.
Visit Amber fort – a UNESCO world heritage site. After breakfast, visit the hilltop fortress at Amber in a jeep. Take a stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Enroute Haha Mahal. Afternoon visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. Afterwards visit Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar is the most famous of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy. Overnight at Hotel
Optional: Visit Kingdom Of Dreams, Gurgaon; NCR Delhi except Mondays.
This will take you to a real life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art. Nautanki Mahal showcases an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical. Culture Gully is an elaborate culture, arts, crafts and Food Boulevard. Showshaa Theatre is a fabulous, colorful drama marquee spotlighting Indian mythology productions, a mock wedding show and the great Indian talent circus. Iifa Buzz is a glamorous Bollywood themed cafe. In short, this is a one-stop destination to capture the imagination of the world. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Hotel
This day the tour ends and you will be flying back home. Our representative will escort you to Delhi International Airport where you will be boarding the international flight back home.
Indiaologist excels in customising trip itineraries for you! Absolutely, anything you want! If you loved our itinerary and would, in addition, want something new and exciting to do, we can add that too. Have a large group visiting like family or a corporate? We can easily tailor to your wants and needs – new destinations, more attractions or extend the number of people.
For booking the trip, you would need to use the United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£) and for shopping during the trip, you would need Indian Rupee.
Unlike many tour companies, we include a selection of entrances in our tour prices. Any other entrance fees will be at your own expense.
Indiaologist Team does our best to accommodate your dietary needs. Please ensure that any restrictions are made clear to us at the time of booking so we can pass the information on to our hotels, restaurants and suppliers.
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