AMAZING 6* LUXURY BOUTIQUE ATHENS TO INDIA CRUISE & 5 DAY GOLDEN TRIANGLE LAND TOUR
21 Nights - Azamara Quest - 19th October 2015
- Beautiful 6* Luxury Boutique Cruise aboard Azamara Quest
- Amazing 5 Day Golden Triangle Land Tour including Taj Mahal
- Visit ports of United Arab Emirates, Greece & India
- More Inclusive cruising with Drinks & Gratuities Included!
15nt Cruise from Athens to Mumbai & 5 Day Golden Triangle Land Tour
Be the envy of your friends and enjoy an amazing 21 nights from Athens to India including a 5 day Golden Triangle tour, taking in amongst many other things the beautiful Taj Mahal.
Your journey begins with a flight from the UK to Athens and board Azamara Quest for your luxury More Inclusive cruise visiting the stunning ports of Rhodes (Greece), Kas (Turquoise Coast), Limassol, Transit the Suez Canal, Muscat (Oman) and arriving in Dubai where you will overnight onboard in port before disembarking for your flight to Delhi. On arrival you will be transferred to a 5* hotel for a 2nt stay and beginning your Golden Triangle Tour.
This more inclusive cruise includes international beers, bottled water, soft drinks, speciality tea and coffee plus selected spirits and wines and more...
A full run down of your Golden Triangle Tour can be found below.
More about the Golden Triangle Tour
An amazing land tour with the following itinerary...
Tour Day 1: Fly to Delhi and you will be met by your representative for your transfer to a 5* hotel based on Bed & Breakfast
Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. It is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient
Tour Day 2: Start the day with a Cycle rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city.
Afternoon, enjoy the city tour of New Delhi visiting the tastefully renovated mausoleum of Emperor Humayun and Qutub Minar. Then proceed to Lutyens Delhi, drive past India Gate (war memorial), the President's residence, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast Included)
Tour Day 3: After breakfast at the hotel, drive towards Agra (5 Hrs). At the time of the Mughals, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. It came into prominence when a lavish patronage of Mughal rulers created forts, tombs, and palaces in red sandstone and marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan.
In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort and later visit the Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal, was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast Included)
Tour Day 4:breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur (6 hours) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. It is not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur.
After the visit, continue your drive towards, Jaipur.
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.
Evening is at your leisure. Overnight at Hotel (Breakfast Included)
Tour Day 5: After breakfast, visit Amber Fort. High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. The palace itself is within the enormous fort complex and is replete with halls, gardens, pavilions, and temples. The Hall of Mirrors is not to be missed where one lit matchstick can illuminate the entire room.
You will ascend the fort on elegantly draped elephants (subject to availability) or by Jeeps.
Later proceed to visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD).
Your tour also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Later walk through the colourful markets of Jaipur. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast Included)
Tour Day 6: Transfer to the airport for flight to Mumbai, on arrival enjoy a half day tour of Mumbai before transferring to a hotel for an overnight stay.
You will visit the Prince of Wales Museum built in grand Indo Saracenic style, drive past Marine Drive, Mumbai’s most popular seaside promenade, and see the Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens on the slopes of the Malabar hills, offering a nice view of the marine lines and the Chowpatty beach. Visit the Jain temple, Mani Bhawan where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay, and the Dhobi Ghat. Also, drive past the Flora Fountain, the colourful Crawford Market and Victoria Terminus train station. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast Included)
The following day you will be taken to the airport for your flight back to the UK