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Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace

Indian Ocean & Golden Triangle Cruise

22-day independent tour & cruise from £3,720 pp incl. flights

Exclusive offer: Exclusive tailor-made fares with free drinks package

Summary

Short description

A luxury private tour of north India paired with a luxury cruise from the Middle East to the Subcontinent and Southeast Asia

Highlights

  • See Delhi, the Taj Mahal and Jaipur on a private tour
  • Enjoy full-board indulgence aboard a luxury ship
  • Take in the Arabic splendour of Dubai and Muscat
  • Take in the exoticism of South India and Sri Lanka
  • End with Singapore and a Thai beach

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Delhi
  • 1 Night Agra
  • 2 Nights Jaipur
  • 1 Night Delhi
  • 2 Nights Dubai
  • 1 Night Muscat
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 2 Nights Mumbai
  • 1 Night Goa
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Cochin
  • 1 Night Colombo
  • 2 Nights At Sea
  • 1 Night Phuket
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Singapore

About

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Ocean cruise

This tailor-made itinerary combines a luxury cruise with an independent tour, bringing you across from the Middle East to the wonders of South Asia. It all begins with a private tour in India, including the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan’s great fort palaces and a rickshaw ride through Old Delhi. After taking in the great Middle East cities of Dubai and Muscat, you’ll return to India to contrast Mumbai’s colonial bustle with the colourful heritage and gorgeous beaches of Goa and Kerala. Then, after a pause in Sri Lanka, you’ll hop over to Southeast Asia to finish with Singapore’s icons and a Thai island idyll. What’s more, alongside flights and private transfers included throughout, we’ve got a strictly time-sensitive offer: gratuities are included if you book now.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Depart UK

After making the most out of your complimentary airport lounge access, you’ll fly out to India.

Days 2-3
Delhi, India

Upon arrival, you’ll be brought to the luxurious Claridges New Delhi by a private driver. Expect dark-wood heritage and spa facilities. After some time to relax, you’ll begin your private tour the next day with a cycle rickshaw ride through the colourful bazaars of Old Delhi, stopping at Gandhi’s memorial, the largest mosque in India and the iconic Red Fort – a 17th-century symbol of Mughal power. You’ll then swap to the leafy boulevards of New Delhi, admiring everything from grand parks and local temples to the spectacular India Gate and Parliament House. The UNESCO-listed spectacle of Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar minaret are further highlights. It’s all brought to life by your expert private guide.

Stay: The Claridges, New Delhi (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 4
Agra

After breakfast today, your private driver will bring you out through the plains to Agra. Here, you’ll begin your private tour with a visit to its famous fort, a World Heritage wonder where palatial royal quarters are hidden behind commanding walls. Then, driving through the city, you’ll have the chance to watch as local life plays out over bustling markets and vibrant street scenes. You’ll then bed down in one of the city’s most luxurious hotels, complete with high-end spa, marbled rooms and fine-dining restaurants.

Stay: ITC Mughal, Agra (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Agra to Jaipur

Today you’ll be treated to a world wonder, rising early to catch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. It’s then on to Fatehpur Sikri. An abandoned Mughal capital, its dramatic tombs, gates and mosques stand beautifully preserved to this day. Arriving into Jaipur, you’ll check into your 19th-century mansion hotel, furnished with antiques and mosaics. The next day is then given over to your private city tour, showcasing the great Amber Fort, the centuries-old Jantar Mantar observatory and the Palace of Winds – a five-storied wonder cloaked in domes and latticed screens. Lastly, there’s the old town’s City Palace, part Rajput excess part historic exhibition.

Stay: Samode Haveli, Jaipur (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 7
Jaipur to Delhi

After breakfast today, you’ll have some time to explore Jaipur at your leisure. Termed the “Pink City”, its historic centre is wrapped in imposing walls, hiding everything from colourful temples to bustling street-food hawkers. Your private driver will then bring you back to Delhi to spend the night.

Stay: Holiday Inn, New Delhi International Airport (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 8-9
Delhi to Dubai, the UAE

Your flight to Dubai will be bookended by private transfers, seeing you aboard your luxury ship. After settling in to your comfortable cabin to enjoy the likes of twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary room service and cosy sitting areas, you’ll begin your menu of fine dining. There’s everything from a Tuscan steak grill and French extravaganzas to sushi favourites to pool-side classics. What’s more, if you book now, gratuities are included. You’ll also have some time to explore Dubai, taking in its glass-and-steel masterpieces, palm-shaped islands and luxury shops. 

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Muscat, Oman

Your first port of call is Muscat. As one of the Middle East’s oldest cities, you’ll be treated to historic forts and flower-filled parks, set to a spectacular ocean backdrop that’s blessed with some excellent beaches. And, alongside visits to gilded mosques and colourful souk markets, you might just want to hop onto a traditional dhow boat for a harbour cruise in search of dolphins. If you turn inland, there are also some superb foothill hikes, traditional towns and yet more grand forts to uncover.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At Sea

With a day at sea, you’ll have some time to familiarise yourself with your ship’s superb facilities. Don’t miss out on the Broadway hits of the theatre before familiarising yourself with the excellent array of bars on offers. While the Rendezvous Lounge is a favourite for its live-jazz classics, the wine bar offers some excellent tastings and the Martini Bar serves up, well, excellent cocktails.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 12-13
Mumbai, India

Having left the Middle East behind, you’ll arrive back to India with Mumbai, enjoying two days to explore this city great. The jewel of the British Raj, it’s a treasure trove of colonial architecture, spread across courthouses, townhouses and impossibly ornate train stations. However, this is decidedly India, with an abundance temples and charming chaotic markets to lose yourself in. Don’t also miss out on a trip to Elephanta Island. It’s home to UNESCO-listed collection of caves, carved a thousand years ago in great depictions of Shiva.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 14
Goa

You’ll swap the city bustle of Mumbai for the tranquillity of Goa. Arriving into the port of Mormugao, you’ll have plenty of golden sands to relax on, along with a rich heritage to uncover. Everyone from the Dutch to the Portuguese have left their mark on Goa, something that lives on grand forts and whitewashed churches. Don’t also miss out on the spice markets and the chance to have tea with a local family.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 15
At Sea

With a day at sea, be sure to familiarise yourself with the lecture series, with subjects covering everything from the arts to astronomy, with plenty of wine tasting events available as well. For further education, head to the kitchen for a cooking demonstration, or get active with a complimentary exercise class. The accompanying gym is also well equipped.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 16
Cochin

Your last port in India will be Cochin. It’s the perfect introduction to the charms of Kerala, with its gorgeous old town a vision of colonial charm, bearing diverse influences from glittering mosques and synagogues to giant Chinese fishing nets, cantilevered out over the harbour. It’s all wrapped up in a gentility often evocative of an English village, best discovered in the town’s back laneways. For the full Kerala experience, book onto a thatched houseboat to sail the palm-fringed Keralan backwaters.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 17
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Hopping over the Gulf of Mannar, you’ll arrive into Sri Lanka with its vibrant capital. Fronted by a gorgeous beach promenade, this bustling city is home colonial icons, tree-lined boulevards and incense-cloaked temples. Alternatively, book onto an excursion to take in beautiful tea plantations and birdlife-filled wetlands, before finishing on a golden beach. You can even sign up to a Sri Lankan cooking course.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 18-19
At Sea

You’ll have two full days to onboard to relax. Of course, you’ll want to unwind in the sun, drink in one hand, book from the library in the other. The central pool is the obvious highlight, offering plenty of hot tubs and sun loungers. There’s also WiFi available throughout the ship.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 20
Phuket, Thailand

Sailing across the Bay of Bengal, you’ll arrive into the Andaman Sea and Phuket. This paradise Thai island is a postcard of white sands, glittering waters and swaying palm trees. Be sure to also hit the waters, weaving between green-dappled limestone stacks on a kayak or traditional wooden longboat. The underwater world is just as impressive, with snorkelling trips showcasing colourful coral and exotic fish. Alternatively, if relaxing on the beach isn’t enough, take in the island’s historic mansions and colourful shrines, or head out for a hike in its national-park forests.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 21
At Sea

A final day at sea offers the chance to finish in style, perhaps booking on to a treatment at the superb spa. Alongside the usual thermal suites, solarium and thalassotherapy pool, expect a full menu of massages and facials. Then, if you want to get active, make use of the jogging track or multi-use basketball court.

Stay: Celebrity Constellation (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 22
Singapore

It all finishes in Singapore. While we’ve included a private transfer to the airport, where you’ll board your day flight back to the UK, you might just want to linger longer. It’s a city of endless intrigue, where sky-scraping wonders look down on everything from Chinese temples and Arabic mosques to botanic gardens and British-colonial colonnades. And, the hawker markets offer some of the finest street food the world over.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Prices

22-day independent tour & cruise on board Celebrity Constellation (Celebrity Cruises) from £3,720 incl. flights

Departure: 3 December 2019

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Veranda (2C): £3,720

Exclusive tailor-made fares with free drinks package
Book by: 30 November 2019

Includes pre-cruise

  • Private Golden Triangle 7-day tour visiting Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jaipur, and more
  • Services of English speaking guide in each city
  • Elephant and Jeep ride
  • Private overseas transfers and 4-star hotels including breakfast
  • Flight from Delhi to Dubai
  • Private transfer to join the ship

Includes on board

  • Accommodation in Ocean View Stateroom or higher
  • Free drinks package
  • Gratuities on board
  • Taxes and government fees
  • Entertainment - - From Broadway-style theatre to cutting-edge circus shows, comedy, magic, dance and live music – the best entertainment at sea
  • Dining in main dining rooms with award-winning cuisine - Stylish Main Dining Rooms with a nightly changing menu, plus an internationally flavoured selection of cafés, bistros and grills, as well as room service
  • Port immersion - Onboard Destination Concierge for advice and bookings, interactive TV shore excursion programming and talks by destination experts

Includes post-cruise

  • Private transfer from the ship to airport
  • Flight from Singapore to UK

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