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From February 4th - February 16th, 2019

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13 Days Guided Sightseeing Tour

From February 4th - February 16th, 2019

Price :

  • Double accommodation, cabin without window - 4400 CAD
  • Cabin with window - 4600 CAD
  • Single occupancy- by request only

The price include:

  • Flights, Toronto-Delhi, Delhi-Male (Maldives), Bombay-Toronto. Accommodation in 5 * hotels (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra), including breakfasts and dinners.
  • The whole package of excursions in each port, according to the program. Visa to India.
  • Not included : Gratitude’s on the ship, medical insurance

Day 1 - 04 February - Departure to Delhi.

Day 2 - 05 February - Arrival to Delhi. Check-in at the hotel *****.

Delhi is the fourth most populous city in the world. It was founded in the 12th century by the heroes of the Mahabharata on the site of seven cities. Nowadays, it is customary to divide it into 2 parts: New Delhi, where there are modern and colonial buildings, shopping centers, parks, entertainment for every taste, theaters, and the Old Town with its narrow tangled streets, bustling bazaars, slums standing right opposite this magnificent ancient mosques and mausoleums.

Day 3 - 06 February

Breakfast at the hotel. Our morning tour begins at the Old Delhi, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit Raj Ghat, where the father of the Indian people of Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and a museum that was built in honor of his memory. You will pass by the famous Red Fort and Chandni Chowka to reach a very popular market in Old Delhi. Later we will move on to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the most iconic, historic and largest mosques in India, built by Shah Jahan. Ride on a rickshaw (optional) in Chandni Chowk can be quite interesting. This part of the city is quite busy, as there are many shops selling different kinds of goods, clothes, jewelry, household items, etc. In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, advertised as the largest minaret of India. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by the ruler of the Turks, Kutub-Ud-Din Aibak. Then you will go to the tomb of Humayun, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Your next stop is the gate of India, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will pass by the House of Parliament and other government buildings, your last stop will be the temple of Lakshminarayan, the temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Transfer to Agra. Check in hotel*****. Dinner.

Day 4 - 07 February

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour. Agra, the former capital of Hindustan, is a city on the banks of the Yamuna River and is the main tourist destination of India, part of the Golden Triangle, along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra, also known as Akbarabad, experienced its peak during the Mughals and was the capital under the rulers of the Moguls Akbar, Jahangir and Shahehan. While visiting Agra, we will see the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This is a beautiful building, elegantly built in white marble, commissioned by the Emperor of the Great Moguls Shah Jahan between 1631 and 1648 years. It was built in memory of his beloved queen Mamtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River and breathtaking, the Taj Mahal is synonymous with romance and love. Your next stop Fort Agra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its architectural structure was built in the 16th century during the time of the Mughal Empire. This place consists of several fabulous palaces, such as Khas-Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Here you can also see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as a hall for private audiences and a public audience room. Agra is famous for its inlaid marble work and crafts. Transfer to Jaipur and check into the hotel *****. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 - 08 February

Breakfast. Excursion to Amber Fort, which can boldly boast of its cultural and artistic grandeur. He recalls the courage and bravery of the great Rajputs, which played an ogre significance in the history of India. Then look at Jal Mahal (outside). In fact, the Jal Mahal is not a palace. This is a hunting lodge for the Raja and his associates. Initially, the Water Palace was an ordinary building of five floors in the middle of a beautiful plain. Usual for the ruler, of course. The building is a square structure approximately 60 by 60 meters in the traditional style for India. Visit the City Palace of Jaipur. The City Palace, on all sides, which is surrounded by walls that go high towards the sky, so to determine where the entrance is difficult. The plan of this structure, as well as the plan of the city itself, is complex enough, and you can get inside only after passing through various bazaars of the city. Jantar Mantar is located next to the city palace. In a literal translation this name means "tools and formulas". Maharaj Jai Singh II was a progressive man of those times, and this observatory has the award as the largest stone observatory in the world. Then a visit to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, which contains many images of deities, and the most significant of them is the image of Ganesha. The temple is decorated with rich sculptures and carved images that depict the mythological aspects of the Hindu religion. Transfer to Delhi airport. Registration for air flight  to Male-capital of the island of Maldives

Day 6 - 09 February Male (Maldives)

Sightseeing tour of the city of Male. Male is the main city of Maldives, it has already received the title of the smallest capital in the world situated on an island that is 2 km long and 1 km wide. During the tour guide will show you the local museum, mosques and historical monuments. There will also be an opportunity to visit small shops and cafes. After this excursion registration for a cruise starts.

Day 7 - 10 February

Breakfast. Excursion to one of the islands, bathing, familiarity with life and traditions of local people. Lunch barbecue. Tender for the ship. Dinner. Recreation and entertainment on the ship.

Day 8 - 11 February

Recreation and entertainment on the ship

Day 9 - 12 February

Breakfast.Colombo-capital of the Sri Lanka. The country is called the "pearl of the Indian Ocean". Colombo is the actual capital of Sri Lanka and a major seaport .  After meeting with your guide, you will take a tour around the city. During the tour you will get acquainted with the architecture of the central part of Colombo, which is a mixture of European and Asian styles; you will also visit the Fort area. Small fragments of the Fort reminds us that it was built by Portuguese. It’s reflected in the form of stone blocks, on which you can see the coat of arms of the Portuguese king. The old lighthouse is also well preserved and is still in working order. You will see huge business centers and magnificent hotels located in this part of the city. Then we will move to Petta - this is the shopping capital of Sri Lanka, where for many blocks the street market has grown, where you can buy anything and even more. You will see the Jamul al Far Mosque on Main Street Petta - it's a red and white building, built in 1909 and interesting because its motley and decorations reminds the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed on Red Square in Moscow. Next, we will visit the great Hindu temple dedicated to God the war of Skanda, decorated with stucco and thousands of figurines depicting Hindu gods, and the Buddhist temple of Gangaramaya, the richest temple of Sri Lanka, inside which there is a museum. Also during the tour you will see the Palace of Independence and the Alley Irrespective, which was built in 1950 by the first Prime Minister of the country after receiving Sri Lanka's independence from Britain. You will also see the Municipality of Colombo, the so-called"White House", which was built in the 30s of last century. It is surrounded by the largest urban park of Viharamaadevi, named after the mother of the first king of the united island of Sri Lanka, who lived in the 1st century BC. Before that, the park was named after Victoria, in honor of the Queen of England. You will also visit a gem factory and a tea center. The main Buddhist Temple is Gangaramaya, where we can get to know Theravada, the oldest surviving branch of Buddhism, to see a lot of interesting things that have been offered by the temple visitors and now make up an amazing museum collection such as the smallest golden Buddha statue that can only be seen under a magnifying glass, stupas of pure gold, inlaid with diamonds and rubies, the largest elephant tusks and many other amazing things donated to the temple for many years its existence. We will also see a temple located in the center of a beautiful lake, surrounded by a variety of birds. A mile-long walk from Halle-Green is a promenade that extends a mile and a half along the coast in the heart of the financial and business district of Colombo in Sri Lanka. The promenade was originally built in 1859 by the British governor of Ceylon, Sir Henry Ward, later also used for horse racing and as a golf course. . You will have the opportunity to take pictures that will leave you with a beautiful memory of visiting this colorful country. Later you will have time for shopping in Colombo; also visit Laksala-Truly, the center of art and crafts, you can also visit the Gem & lapidary Museum, which is famous for the blue sapphire Ceylon, after which you will go to the seaport of Colombo. Dinner. On the ship.Recreation and entertainment on the ship.

Day 10 - 13 February

Relax and entertainment on the ship.

Day 11 - 14 February - Goa (India)

Upon arrival to the port of Goa you will be met by a guide and you will begin to explore the sights of Goa. Visiting the Basilica of Bom-Jesus - in which the relics of St. Francis Xavier are housed, you will see a cathedral built in 1510 with a white tower and inner baroque, 14 gold-lulters and Doric Arch, which create an atmosphere of dignity and magnificence, Fort Aguada, the Temple of Pihuain Maupass.

Day 12 - 15 February - Bombay (India)

You will visit the Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of the Malabar Hills with panoramic views of the sea shore, Chowpatty Beach, Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi-Ghat, India Gate and Crawford Market, Sea Drift and Flora

Day 13 - 16 February

Breakfast on the ship and the liberation of the cabins. Excursion to the island of Elephanta, where you can see one of the most interesting places in India. A large cave complex dedicated to the cult of the god Shiva. Where also you can see a large collection of rock art, dedicated also to this god. 21.00 - transfer to the airport to check-in Mumbai-Toronto , flight Arrival in Toronto on the 17th of February 05.45