Journey Down the Ganges: India’s Holiest River

Dates: Monday, January 1, 2018 to Sunday, January 14, 2018 (14 days)
Tour Leader: Nancy Wilkie

Ganges River, Varanasi. Image by Wedstock 2011

Spend five days exploring India's capital, Delhi; Varanasi, Hinduism's holiest city; and the Buddhist sanctuary of Bodhgaya. Then embark for eight nights aboard the luxurious, classically-styled, 28-stateroom R.V. Bengal Ganga riverboat, for an incredible 800-mile journey down the Ganges River. Visit remarkable temples, the ruins of ancient Nalanda and Vikramshila Universities, a variety of fortresses and palaces, and more, disembarking in Kolkata (Calcutta), capital of British India until 1912. An optional, pre-tour extension in Agra and Jaipur is available.

Aboard the 28-stateroom riverboat Bengal Ganga


Main Program Prices:
Main Deck
$8,945 Per Person/Double Occupancy (10-20 participants)

$11,890 Single Occupancy

Upper Deck
$10,445 Per Person/Double Occupancy (10-20 participants)

$13,790 Single Occupancy


 

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Itinerary

Monday, January 1, 2018: Arrive DELHI, India
Tuesday, January 2: DELHI
Wednesday, January 3: DELHI | VARANASI
Thursday, January 4: VARANASI | SARNATH | VARANASI
Friday, January 5: VARANASI | BODHGAYA
Saturday, January 6: BODHGAYA | NALANDA | MUNGER | EMBARKATION
Sunday, January 7: MUNGER | BHAGALPUR
Monday, January 8: BHAGALPUR | BATESHWARSTHAN | ANTICHAK | SAMTAGHAT 
Tuesday, January 9: SAMTAGHAT | FARAKKA | JANGIPUR 
Wednesday, January 10: JANGIPUR | MURSHIDABAD
Thursday, January 11: MURSHIDABAD | MATIARI
Friday, January 12: MATIARI | KALNA
Saturday, January 13: KALNA | KOLKATA (Calcutta)
Sunday, January 14: KOLKATA | DISEMBARKATION | FLY HOME

*** Optional Pre-Tour Extension to Agra and Jaipur ***

Wednesday, December 27, 2017: Arrive DELHI, India
Thursday, December 28: DELHI | MATHURA | AGRA
Friday, December 29: AGRA
Saturday, December 30: AGRA | FATEHPUR SIKRI | JAIPUR
Sunday, December 31: JAIPUR
Monday, January 1, 2018: JAIPUR | DELHI

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  • https://www.archaeological.org/sites/default/files/journey_down_the_ganges1-18_reservationform.pdf
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