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Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express

Traverse India from Kolkata to New Delhi on this getaway along the spectacular Ganges river.

Enjoy a meticulously crafted itinerary packed with a selection of on-shore adventures for guests to embark; ranging from scenic sailings to walking tours and demonstrations.

Split your time between Uniworld’s spectacular Ganges Voyager II and The Maharajas’ Express – luxurious mobile hotels that provide guests with a comfortable home whilst on the move.

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  • Cruise Line: Uniworld
  • Ship: Ganges Voyager II
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: Jan, Nov and Dec
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Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express Cruise Itinerary

Over the course of 16 days, adventure through India on a unique cruise and rail experience. Enjoy a selection of tours, demonstrations, visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and other spectacular tourist attractions along the way.

Day 1

Kolkata (EMBARK)

Arrive at Kolkata Airport and transfer to your river ship.

Day 2


You’ll spend today exploring India’s ‘Temple City’ on a featured excursion.

Day 3


For your second day, enjoy an introduction to Brass by Matiari master craftsmen.

Day 4

Murshidabad / Baranagar

Today’s adventure brings you on a visit to both Murshidabad City and Baranagar Village – separated by a buggy ride to Katra Mosque.

Day 5

Cruising the Ganges / Khushbagh

Spend the morning on a relaxing cruise over the sacred Ganges. Later, enjoy a Khusbagh walk to stretch your legs.

Day 6

Mayapur / Chadannagar

Today, you’ll explore the Hare Krishna Complex and the Temple of Vedic Planetarium. Later, embark on an excursion exploring India’s French Colonial heritage.

Day 7


Enjoy featured excursions to Kolkata’s city centre with flower markets and Kumartuli (a traditional potters’ neighbourhood) and colonial sites. Later, choose between visiting the local NGO Calcutta Rescue or touring Mother Teresa’s home and tomb.

Day 8

Kolkata (DISEMBARK) / fly to Mumbai

Disembark from your ship and catch your flight to Mumbai. You’ll spend the evening at the Oberoi Mumbai hotel.

Day 9

Mumbai (EMBARK)

Embark The Maharajas’ Express to begin your rail journey.

Day 10


Today, enjoy exploring Udaipur’s city palace and a Lake Pichola boat ride.

Day 11


Spend your day in Jodhpur visiting Mehrangarh Fort and on a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market.

Day 12


After breakfast on board, visit the Junagarh Fort and enjoy an exclusive barbeque evening on the sand dunes.

Day 13


You’ll spend the day exploring the famous Amber Fort.

Day 14

Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri

Spend today on a safari at Ranthambore National Park and exploring Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 15

Agra / New Delhi (DISEMBARK)

Start the day early with a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunrise. After, re-board your train to journey to New Delhi. Upon arrival disembark and transfer to your luxury hotel, the Oberoi New Delhi.

Day 16

New Delhi

Check out of your hotel and begin following your travel arrangements to get home.

Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express Cruise Ships

Ganges Voyager II

As seen on Jane McDonald India Cruising, this vessel provides a serene sanctuary, easy on the eyes, filled with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. Enjoy roomy suites with high-end amenities, rain showers and spa-quality products.

Max. Capacity of 56 guests
Floor-to-ceiling Glass Doors
Intimate Guest/Staff Ratio

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Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express Deals

Explore everything Uniworld has in store along the spectacular Ganges

15 Nights
Jan, Nov and Dec

Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express

  • Kolkata (EMBARK)
  • Kalna
  • Matiari
  • Murshidabad / Baranagar
  • Khushbagh
  • Mayapur / Chadannagar
  • Kolkata
  • Kolkata (DISEMBARK)
  • Mumbai (EMBARK)
  • Udaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Bikaner
  • Jaipur
  • Ranthambore / Fatehpur Sikri
  • Agra / New Delhi (DISEMBARK)
  • New Delhi
£16,577pp Est. Price per person
  • Ganges Voyager II  
  • Ganges

Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express Cruise Review

“I had a wonderful time; my husband and I usually make a point of river cruising once a year – it’s a great way to shake things up by staying on the move. The railway portion of this holiday was really new to us, it offered a different experience.”

Ella Bowcock, Carlisle

Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What’s the maximum capacity for this cruise?

The Ganges Voyager II has a maximum capacity of 56 guests, resulting in a more intimate holiday experience.

What can guests expect of the on-board dining experience?

Guests enjoy unlimited beverages and all meals on board. Also hosted, are two separate Captain’s Welcome and Captain’s Farewell evenings.

Are there any extensions available for this cruise?

Presently, there are no extensions available for this Cruise & Rail: The Sacred Ganges & The Maharaja’s Express river cruise.

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