G V Heritage Cruise

The colonial heritage of Bengal has inspired many a traveller to embark on a journey that depicts the region’s history through the river Ganges. On the banks of the Lower Ganges, the French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese and English made settlements to trade, preach and farm while local rulers, saints, agriculturalists, musicians and writers created new ways of living as they encountered European commerce, tastes and power. Experience true luxury and relax while witnessing this culture with the care and hospitality of the Ganges VoyagerⅡ and its crew.



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ITINERARY


Day 1 : KOLKATA / EMBARKATION

On the first day we arrive on-board. In the afternoon we visit Mother Teresa’s home, memorial and the Missionaries of Charity orphanage that she founded. This is followed by a cultural performance in the evening.


Day 2 : KOLKATA / BANDEL / KALNA

The second day starts with an early morning city-tour of the well-preserved British colonial buildings in Kolkata, including Victoria Memorial Museum. Then, we sail upstream through European East India companies of the 17th & 19th Centuries accompanied by a visit to the Bandel’s Imambara, a colonial era Islamic school and pilgrim rest house on the riverbank.


Day 3 : KALNA / MATIARI

On the third day, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride to the Rajbari temples in Kalna, built in the 19th century that are adorned with intricate terracotta reliefs of the gods and humans.


Day 4 : MATIARI / KHUSHBAGH

The fourth day starts with an early morning walk on the shore side village of Matiari, which is famous for its handcrafted brass and copperware.


Day 5 : Khushbagh, Baranagar and Murshidabad

On the fifth day, we visit Khushbagh, a tomb complex set in scenic fields, built by a local ruler; and the village of Baranagar with its beautiful terracotta temples, built by a rich woman who made her wealth in the colonial trade. Take a walk through local villages and sail to Murshidabad. We walk to the vast Neo-Classical Hazarduari Palace built in the 19th century by a British architect.


Day 6 : Mayapur

After sailing in the morning, we stop in the village of Mayapur, the headquarters of the ISKCON movement with a new temple comparable in size to the Vatican and largely funded by Alfred B. Ford, the great grandson of car maker Henry Ford. Meet Krishna followers and walk through the pilgrims’ bazaar.


Day 7 : Chandernagore & Kolkata

Day seven starts with a visit to Chandernagore, once a French colony, and explore the French colonial buildings along the promenade. After that, we return to the ship and continue our journey downstream to Kolkata.


Day 8 : Disembark Kolkata

On the last day, following breakfast, we disembark and transfer to the Kolkata airport or hotel.




EXTENSIONS



PRE CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Day 1 : Delhi


Day 2 : The City Tour


Day 3 : Delhi / Agra


Day 4 : Agra / Jaipur


Day 5 : Jaipur


Day 6 : Jaipur


POST CRUISE EXTENSIONS

Day 1 : Disembark Ganges


Day 2 : Varanasi / Delhi



INCLUSIONS

Accommodations:

  • 1 Maharaja Suite with panoramic French Balcony ... (400 sq.feet/37 sq. meters).
  • 2 Viceroy Suites with panoramic French Balcony (360 sq.feet/33.4 sq. meters).
  • 2 Heritage Suites with Juliet-style Balcony (280 sq.feet/26 sq. meters).
  • 13 Colonial Suites with French Balcony (261 sq.feet/24 sq. meters).
  • 10 Signature Suites with French Balcony (261 sq.feet/24 sq. meters).
  • Maharaja, Viceroy and Heritage Suites feature a fixed King Bed.
  • Colonial and Signature Suites offer two twin-size beds that can be converted to one Queen-size bed.
  • Luxury Honeycomb Spa Robes with Slippers
  • All-Natural Spa-quality Bath Amenities
  • In-room Electronic Safe & Individual Climate Control
  • High Quality Linens with Duvet and Premium Mattresses
  • Bottled Water Replineshed Daily
  • Welcome Flower Arrangement & Fresh Fruit Upon Arrival
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet in All Public Areas
  • Make-up Mirror & Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock & Multi-Configuration Plugs
  • Generous Closet Space and Under-Bed Storage
  • Flat Screen LCD Television with Movie System
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Additional Amenities for Maharaja & Viceroy Suite Guests:

  • Butler Service to Include: ...
  • Nightly Turndown Service
  • Assistance with Pillow Menu Selection
  • Presentation of Spa-quality Bath Amenities
  • Entertainment System Assistance
  • Ensures Accommodations are Immaculate
  • Polish and Condition Shoes Upon Request
  • Refreshes Ice Bucket
  • Prepare and Pack Luggage Upon Request
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Complimentary Excursion Amenities:

  • Transfers to/from Jetty for embarkation/disembarkation ...
  • Shore Excursion Program Series including All Admissions
  • Shoe Cleaning after Excursions
  • Welcome Drink and Cold Towel Service following Excursions
  • Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout Cruise Shore Excursion Program
  • Maximum 20-24 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions
  • Private Motor Coach on All Excursions where applicable.
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Dining & Entertainment:

  • Expertly Trained Culinary Team providing Buffet ... Breakfast, Buffet Lunch & Seated Multiple Course Dinner.
  • Complimentary Indian brand Mineral Water, Tea and Coffee.
  • Series of Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes and Ship Tour.
  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions
  • Spacious Air-conditioned Lounge.
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EXCLUSIONS

  • Taxes GST, subject to revision.
  • Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fees
  • Airfare to/from Destination
  • Wines, Beer, Spirits, Juices & Aerated Drinks
  • Shipboard Gratuities
  • All Incidentals


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