India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges
Trip Details


Trip Dates

Jan 02, 2020 until Jan 14, 2020
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From $7,499 per person
13 Days / 12 Nights

Price Details

Price is per person based on double occupancy. A deposit of 10% is required to reserve your space with final payment due September 4, 2019. Single supplement applies. $25.00 per person non-refundable booking fee is charged at time of deposit. 
There are five cabin types available on this cruise:
Maharaja Suite: currently sold out 
Viceroy Suites: $10,499 per person plus $190.00 per person port charges
Heritage Suites: $9,899 per person plus $190.00 per person port charges
Colonial Suites: $8,199 per person plus $190.00 per person port charges
Signature Suites: $7,499 per person plus $190.00 per person port charges
If you pay in full at time of booking, there is a 10% discount off the base cost before taxes and port charges
Inclusions:  India, Vietnam & Cambodia: Complimentary house wine, local spirits and beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.
Onshore lunches include complimentary soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Onshore dinners include complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, coffee, and tea.
Exclusions:  Air, gratuities, spa, laundry, meals not indicated on itinerary, items of personal nature


Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
Enjoy a welcome cocktail party to meet your fellow travelers.
A hosted dinner will be offered during one night of the trip with the Hiltons.
On many occasions, optional shore events are offered as an option that only our group is invited to join.
Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Hiltons to host the journey.
The Hiltons reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.
Founder’s Journey guests are invited to join our select Founder’s Journey Loyalty Program debuting in 2020.  More details to be announced January 2020.
Starting in 2021, Luggage Concierge Service will be included on the outbound segment, so that we can be certain your luggage will arrive with no delays.

Trip Overview

India—profoundly mysterious and gloriously exotic.
Complex and beguiling, India is a country unlike any other. Wondrous sights rich in romance and intrigue come alive in the “Golden Triangle”—Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Delhi’s immense red sandstone marble tomb, commissioned by Emperor Humayun’s grief-stricken wife, will capture your heart, while Raj Ghat, a black granite memorial to the “Father of the Nation,” Mahatma Gandhi, will stir your soul. Jaipur’s Pink City and Agra’s Taj Mahal, a grand tribute to love, will leave you forever mesmerized.
This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure.

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  1. January 2, 2020

    New Delhi

    Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. 

  2. January 3, 2020

    New Delhi

    India’s sprawling capital city is colorful, confounding and completely captivating, an exhilarating mixture of ancient and modern, sacred and secular. Your perfectly paced, expertly-led city tour provides a soft landing, an ideal first foray into this fascinating land. The capital of modern India, New Delhi is not one city but many. Sprawling, home to 17 million people, inhabited for at least 2,500 years, New Delhi has been built and destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, and all of its conquerors have left traces. Your panoramic tour today will show you some of its most remarkable landmarks.

  3. January 4, 2020

    New Delhi, Transfer to Agra

    To gaze upon the Taj Mahal is a moment at the top of countless travel bucket lists, as well it should be. Widely considered one of the most beautiful monuments ever created, this “elegy in marble” is guaranteed not to disappoint—especially when viewed at the magical hour of sunset, as you are fortunate enough to see it today. This morning you will check out of your New Delhi hotel and head south via motorcoach to Agra. Once known as Akbarabad, Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 100 years, until Shah Jahan moved the government back to Delhi—but Agra was the site of his best-known building project, the exquisite Taj Mahal, which draws visitors from all over the world.

  4. January 5, 2020

    Agra, Transfer to Jaipur

    Is the Taj Mahal best seen at sunset or sunrise? It’s an impossible question to answer, so Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing both. Wake up early this morning for a second visit to this unforgettable site, so you can see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.

  5. January 6, 2020


    Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory still used by local astrologers to determine the position of the stars. What do the stars reveal about your destiny? You can find out today.

  6. January 7, 2020

    Jaipur, Fly to Kolkata (Embark)

    Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (a city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world’s holiest river. You leave Jaipur early today and fly to Kolkata, India’s second-largest city, the longtime capital of the British Raj, and the city many Indians consider their nation’s intellectual capital. Like Jaipur, it is young compared to the millennia-long history of the subcontinent; it was founded by the East India Company late in the 17th century. You’ll board the Ganges Voyager II, your supremely comfortable traveling hotel for the next seven nights, and settle into your suite. Enjoy dinner and a cultural performance will cap your day.

  7. January 8, 2020


    As incredible as it sounds, India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions (including Buddhism and Hinduism), and Kalna—India’s “Temple City”—has some of the most magnificent examples of Hindu temples on the entire subcontinent. Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman in the late 18th and 19th centuries. They are your destination today.

  8. January 9, 2020


    Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to an artisan village where craftsmen use materials and techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries. Matiari, a West Bengal village nestled above the banks of the river and surrounded by farms, is also home to a thriving metal-working tradition that you will see in action today.

  9. January 10, 2020

    Murshidabad, Baranagar

    Curiosities abound in India, and that includes the country’s eclectic architectural styles. But a palace with a thousand doors? Such a thing does indeed exist, as you’ll see for yourself today, along with some famous terra-cotta carvings, the ruins of a mosque and yet another cultural curiosity—the game of cricket, India’s beloved (and rather complex) national sport. Today’s adventures take you to a duo of Bengali towns - Murshidabad and Baranagar - each one boasting surprising and beautiful architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.

  10. January 11, 2020


    Few places of worship exist on such a head-spinning scale as what you will witness today in Mayapur, the center of the international Hare Krishna movement and home to the new Temple of the Vedic Planetarium, still under construction. Today the ship heads back toward Kolkata, cruising past lush fields of rice, sugarcane, tomatoes and eggplant, among many other crops, but your river adventure is not over. You still have some fascinating locations to visit; they lie on the opposite bank of the river from your upstream ports of call. Your stop is in Mayapur, sometimes called the spiritual capital of the world.

  11. January 12, 2020

    Bandel, Chandannagar, Kolkata

    Most students of history know a thing or two about the British colonial powers in India, but few are aware that the French had colonies here, too—including one that existed as late as the 1950s. You’ll visit this former French outpost today, as well as a famous Shia pilgrimage center. You’ll continue to cruise toward Kolkata today, stopping en route in Bandel and Chandannagar, a little piece of France that survived in India for a couple hundred years.

  12. January 13, 2020


    The city of Kolkota is virtually synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa— recently canonized as a Catholic saint—and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.

  13. January 14, 2020


    Your incredible Indian adventure ends early this morning, as you disembark and transfer to the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport for your flight home—or extend your journey with an optional extension in Varanasi.

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