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Incredible India!
Golden Triangle Touring & The Glittering Emirates or a Mediterranean Crossing

Treat yourself to the journey of a lifetime as you visit the Taj Mahal, Delhi Old & New, the Amber Fortress and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, on your 6nt Golden Triangle escorted tour. Awaken your senses and experience the people, the many cultures, sights and sounds of India. 


January Temperature in India

AVERAGE
TEMPERATURE
22°C
  HIGH
TEMPERATURE
28°C
  LOW
TEMPERATURE
15°C
DAILY SUNSHINE
HOURS

11 hrs

     
 


Golden Triangle Tour 2023/24

Start Date November 2023 - March 2024
End Date November 2023 - March 2024
Duration 15 - 29 Nights
Price From £2299pp
Ship Costa Firenze
Highlights   
6nt Escorted Golden Triangle Tour (HB), 7/22/25nt Full Board Cruise
   


Escorted tour highlights
6nt fully escorted tour of India's Golden Triangle on half board basis
• Delhi meet and greet at airport
• Old & New Delhi touring 2nts (B,D)
​• Agra 2nts- sunrise & sunset touring at the Taj Mahal (B,D)
• The Red Fort & 2nts Jaipur (B,D)
• The Amber Fortress & Jal Mahal Water Palace
• Tuk tuk and rickshaw rides through the old markets & bazaars
• Hawa Mahal Palace of Winds • Chand Baori stepwells

• The Raj Path & Gandhi's Memorial • Connaught Place & India Gate
• The Langar Kitchens
• The Viceroy Club from the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' 

All Inclusive Med to the Emirates Fr. £2799pp
All Inclusive Glittering Emirates January Fr. £2299pp
All Inclusive Glittering Emirates February Fr. £2349pp
All Inclusive Journey to the Med Fr. £2949pp
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Your itinerary in detail:
 

     

Your Tour:
‣ Arrive Delhi, begin your fully escorted 6nt tour with a transfer to your Delhi hotel for a welcome meeting, rest of the day at leisure and welcome dinner (D)
‣ Delhi Old City tour and journey to Agra & Taj Mahal at sunset. Start your day with a visit to Jama Masjid Mosque (c1644), then take a rickshaw ride through the bazaar and spice markets of Chandni Chowk and Khari Baoli. Take a photo stop outside the Red Fort (c1638) then visit Raj Ghat - the memorial to the father of India - Mahatma Ghandi. Then transfer to Agra aboard your air conditioned coach to check in at your hotel (2nts D,BB) and (time permitting) visit a local artisans art gallery & workshop. This evening visit the Mehtab Bagh Gardens for your first view of the magnificent Taj Mahal as the sun sets.
‣ As dawn breaks enjoy a sunrise guided tour of the Taj Mahal. Later in the morning head to the Red Fort of Agra, a UNESCO World Heritage sight and home to the 16th Century Mughal Emperors. Dating back as far as 1080 AD this Red Sandstone fort displays a fusion of Hindu & Islamic influences. Walk with your guide as you learn of the different stories, history, architecture and functions of the inner palace. This evening experience a traditional Indian Mughlai Dinner from the medieval Mughal Empire style.
‣ After breakfast take a scenic drive to Jaipur (c1727) , the 'Pink City' and gateway to Rajasthan. En Route visit the Chand Baori stepwells (10th Century) in Abhaneri. Visit Kanota village and the famous Viceroy Club from the 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Enjoy a Chai Tea in Castle Kanota. Hotel Check in and dinner in Jaipur (2nts D, BB)
‣ Today join your guide for a heritage tour brief, then visit ancient & picturesque Amer, before enjoying a jeep safari to the walls of the Amber Fortress (16h Century), where magnificent hilltop views combine with UNESCO Heritage amid the many temples, halls and monuments. Afterwards drive to Jaipur centre and take a photo stop outside the Water Palace, Jal Mahal, en route to the Patrika Gates and Jantar Mantar, the ancient celestial observatory dating from 1728. From here we reach the City Palace & Museum of Jaipur before concluding your day with a Bazaar Walk and Tuk Tuk ride through the streets to the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal
‣ After breakfast today enjoy a scenic tour drive to New Delhi for check in on your final night (D,BB) in Delhi. Explore the 1930's architectural styles of Lutyens and the British Empire influence on your tour of New Delhi, from the Raj Path Boulevard to the House of Parliament and Connaught Place and India Gate. Visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh House of worship and experience the Langar Kitchen, where meals are cooked every day to feed over 10,000, regardless of caste, creed or religion.
‣ This morning after breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Dubai to join the ship or overnight back to UK (depending on package booked)

 


Your Cruise Option 1 (25-11-2023):
All Inclusive Med to the Emirates with India's Golden Triangle

‣ Fly UK to Barcelona to Embark Costa Firenze for Your 25nt All Inclusive Cruise - Marseille (France) - Savona (Italy) - Civitavecchia / Rome - (Italy) - Palermo (Sicily) - Cruising - Piraeus/Athens (Greece) - Cruising - Haifa (Israel) - Cruising x 6 - Salalah (Oman) - Cruising - Muscat (Oman) - Cruising - DOHA (QATAR) - Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - Disembark Costa Firenze in Dubai for Flight to Delhi to Begin Your 6nt Golden Triangle Tour 

Your Cruise Option 2 or 3 (13-01-2024 or 17-02-2024):
India's Golden Triangle & All Inclusive Glittering Emirates

‣ After completing your 6nt Golden Triangle tour, fly Delhi to Dubai to board Costa Firenze for your 7nt All Inclusive cruise (Overnight in Port) - Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - DOHA (QATAR) - Cruising - Muscat (Oman) - Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (Overnight in Port) - Disembark Costa Firenze in Dubai for Overnight Flight Back to UK
‣ Why Not Extend Your Stay in Dubai Fr. £59pppn?

Your Cruise Option 4 (02-03-2024):
India's Golden Triangle & All Inclusive Journey to the Med

‣ After completing your 6nt Golden Triangle tour, fly Delhi to Dubai to board Costa Firenze for your 22nt All Inclusive cruise (Overnight in Port) - Full day to enjoy Dubai - Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) - Cruising - Muscat (Oman) - Cruising x 2 - Salalah (Oman) - Cruising x 4 - Aqaba (Jordan) - Cruising x 3 - Piraeus/Athens (Greece) - Cruising - Palermo (Sicily) - Civitavecchia / Rome (Italy) - Genoa (Italy) - Marseille (France) - Disembark Costa Firenze in Barcelona (Spain) for Flight Back to UK
‣ Why Not Extend Your Stay in Barcelona Fr. £59pppn?

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