Ship: Seabourn Encore
Date: 11th March 2018
Duration: 21 nights
Cruise ID: SI129
11-Mar-18 - Fly from the UK to Bali on an overnight flight.
12-Mar-18 - Arrive Bali and transfer to the port at Benoa (Denpasar) to embark the Seabourn Encore for your 10 night all inclusive luxury Java Sea cruise.
13-Mar-18 - Benoa (Denpasar), Indonesia
14-Mar-18 - Komodo Island, Indonesia
16-Mar-18 - Celukan Bawang, Bali, Indonesia
17-Mar-18 - Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia
18-Mar-18 - Surabaya, Indonesia
19-Mar-18 - Semarang (Borobudur), Java, Indonesia
20-Mar-18 - Day at sea
21-Mar-18 - Day at sea
22-Mar-18 - Arrive Singapore, disembark the Seabourn Encore and transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to your 5* hotel to begin your 9 night Golden Triangle tour. Your representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities and escort you to your hotel where you will check in for your stay. India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern.
23-Mar-18 - Delhi. After breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Delhi including the India Gate, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s tomb. Drive Past the Red Fort; visit Jama Mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride in the markets of old Delhi. Later, visit Raj Ghat.
24-Mar-18 - Delhi to Agra. Following breakfast, drive to Agra and check in to your hotel for a two night stay. 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. In the late afternoon, you will be met by your guide, who will take you for a sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
25-Mar-18 - Agra. enjoy a dawn visit of the Taj Mahal. After breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit the massive 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. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
26-Mar-18 - Agra to Ranthambore. After breakfast drive to Bharatpur. During your drive, you will visit the once seat of the 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 is just 37kms from Agra. Upon arrival at Bharatpur railway station, you will be assisted in boarding the Jan Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival at Ranthambhore railway station, you will be transferred to your hotel. Covering 410 square kilometers, Ranthambore National Park runs along the easternmost spur of the Aravalis to the Vindhya ranges. The dry deciduous forest covers open valleys with lush vegetation around the lakes, and open grasslands in the higher slopes. This varied flora supports a large number of animals including a variety of deer, the sloth bear, the shy caracal, leopards and of course, the tiger.
27-Mar-18 - Ranthambore. Enjoy morning & afternoon safaris in Ranthambore National Park. Early morning proceed for a jungle safari by shared jeep, then return to the hotel for breakfast & lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy another jungle safari.
28-Mar-18 - Ranthabore to Jaipur. Enjoy an early morning jungle safari by shared jeep in Ranthambhore National Park, before returning to your hotel for breakfast & an early lunch. After lunch, drive to Jaipur and check in to yout hotel for a two night stay. 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. Later in the evening, you can be picked up from your hotel to visit an Indian family home (Nokha house), where your host will welcome you and then will proceed with an interactive cooking demonstration. Try your hand at a few traditional recipes and later enjoy dinner with your host.
29-Mar-18 - Jaipur. After an early breakfast, visit the hilltop fortress at Amber, then on the way back pause to view the elegant Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds. Continue to Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century. The City Palace is built within the fortified area of the original city, with one of the finest monumental entrances in India. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Later in the evening, you can enjoy an optional excursion to Samode Palace for dinner.
30-Mar-18 - Jaipur to Delhi. Drive back to Delhi and on arrival check in to your airport hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
31-Mar-18 - Delhi. Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Prices start from only £6,599 per person - call our friendly cruise consultants today for further details.