6-night Spirit of the Ganges Cruise

Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
Ship:
Ganges Voyager
Destination:
Roundtrip Kolkata
Departure Date:
10/8/2020
Length:
6
Offer ID:
1342215
from
$3309


Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Kolkata
10/8/2020
10/8/2020

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is the capital of West Bengal. The port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port. Kolkata has a rich culture, and is known for its literary and artistic heritage.

Kalna
10/9/2020
10/9/2020

Sitting on the western bank of Bhagirathi is a town named after the deity Goddess Kali, Maa Ambika. Ambika Kalna or 'Kalna' is known as the 'City of Temples.' Upholding its title is the 108 Shiva temples built in 1809 and in addition, the Rajbari palace. The beautiful marbles, intricate stone shivlingas, unique steeples and revered sculptures gives the city of Kalna unmatched grace.

Matiari
10/10/2020
10/10/2020

Matiaria is nicknamed, the "Brass Working Village" where workers traveled to Calcutta to work in factories making brass utensils. Workers would then take that skill back to their village and create brass utensils at home. Matiari is also the location where Indian independent leader Mahatma Gandhi began his Satyagraha, the revolution for passive political resistance. Travelers can also visit the town of one of the oldest temple in Hindu mythology, Someshwar Nath Temple. Discover inner peace in Kesariya Stupa, the largest Buddhist Stupa, a place of meditation for Buddhist monks and nuns.

Murshidabad
10/11/2020
10/11/2020

Sitting on the banks of the Bhagirathi, Murshidabad was once the capital of Bangla and Bengal famously known for its silk. Today, the city is a tourist attraction. Both foreign and local visitors flock to the Hazar Duari Palace, also known as the "palace of 1,000 doors"- real and fake. Visitors can also relish in the beauty of the Kathgola Palace with walls intricately designed praising Jain’s unique style and beauty. The Katra Masjid is also a must visit where relics of the mosques are still prayed upon.

Azimganj
10/11/2020
10/11/2020

No information currently available.

Jiaganj
10/11/2020
10/11/2020

No information currently available.

Mayapur
10/12/2020
10/12/2020

This beautiful village that sits on the bank of the river Ganges is considered holy by Hindus. It is the birthplace of Sri Krishna Chaitanya who was born in the 15th century and is believed to be the reincarnation of Hindu deity Krishna. In the village of Sri Mayapur, it was Chaitanya who first taught widespread mass chanting and singing mantras. Travelers visiting this city can meditate at the ISKCON Temple or pay homage to the shrine of Srila Pabhupada.

Guptipara
10/12/2020
10/12/2020

No information currently available.

Kolkata
10/13/2020
10/13/2020

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is the capital of West Bengal. The port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port. Kolkata has a rich culture, and is known for its literary and artistic heritage.

Kolkata
10/14/2020
10/14/2020

Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) is located on the east bank of the Hooghly River and is the capital of West Bengal. The port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port. Kolkata has a rich culture, and is known for its literary and artistic heritage.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
10/8/2020
Number of Nights
6
Cruise Inclusions:

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lounges (when signal available)
  • Large windows throughout
  • Locally inspired design & décor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Air-conditioned indoor lounge
  • Covered outdoor lounge
  • Bar serving premium spirits, wine & complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, and local beer/spirits throughout the day

Suites:

  • Premium mattresses
  • Large French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Comfortable sitting area with & chairs
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with rain shower head
  • Premium bath products
  • Spacious closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • And, much more

Avalon Choice®:

  • Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the included tours, adventures, and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.
    • Classic: Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
    • Discovery: We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests—from cooking classes to blessing ceremonies—making it easy to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
    • Active: Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go—with guided walking through scenic locales.

Dining

  • Spacious, open-seating dining room
  • Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals
  • Seasonal recipes featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Vegetarian options available with all meals
  • Daily early-riser coffee & tea
  • Full breakfast buffet with live cooking station
  • Lunch buffet with live cooking station showcasing local specialties served by our Head Chef
  • Four-course à la carte dinners with choice of salads, soups, entrées, dessert or cheese
  • Complimentary wine, local beer/spirits, soft drinks, coffee & tea at lunch & dinner
Remarks:

All prices are cruise or cruise/land only (where applicable), per person, in US dollars, based on double occupancy, and do not include port charges. Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change. A non-refundable, non-transferable d

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1342215

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Company Info

Lindstrom Travel
5970 Guilford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-8888
(800) 824-3164