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ESSENCE OF INDIA 2017

Unescorted Small Group Departure with Travelmarvel

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ESSENCE OF INDIA 2017

Unescorted Small Group Departure with Travelmarvel

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ESSENCE OF INDIA 2017

Unescorted Group Departure with Travelmarvel

ESSENCE OF INDIA 2017

Unescorted Travelmarvel Group Tour

India is a country like no other – with an intoxicating mix of energy and cultural beauty. This unescorted small group tour combines a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s bustling cities with a relaxing 8-day deluxe river cruise up the Lower Ganges. A Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide you on this fascinating 15 day tour from Delhi to Kolkata.

  • Date: 6 April, 2017
  • Length: 17 Days
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Cruise: Rv Rajmahal
  • Journey: Delhi to Kolkata
  • Meals: 36 included
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,875 (Twin Share Per Person)

Why We Choose The Travelmarvel Experience

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide you the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free dream holiday.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions, and even more choice – explore the world in premium style with Travelmarvel and Dream Maker Travel.

India is a country like no other – with an intoxicating mix of energy and cultural beauty. This unescorted small group tour combines a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s bustling cities with a relaxing 8-day deluxe river cruise up the Lower Ganges. A Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide you on this fascinating 15 day tour from Delhi to Kolkata.

  • Date: 6 April, 2017 (17 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Cruise: Rv Rajmahal
  • Accommodation: Delhi to Kolkata
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,875 (Twin Share Per Person)

Why We Choose Travelmarvel

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide the perfect balance of inclusions and leisure time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free holiday.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions and more choice.


India is a country like no other – with an intoxicating mix of energy and cultural beauty. This group tour combines a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s busy cities with a relaxing eight day river cruise up the Lower Ganges. A Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide you on this fascinating 15 day tour from Delhi to Kolkata.

  • Date: 6 April, 2017 (17 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Cruise: Rv Rajmahal
  • Accommodation: Delhi to Kolkata
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,875 (Twin Share Per Person)

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Why We Choose The Travelmarvel Experience

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value. Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Their expertly planned itineraries provide the best balance of inclusions and free time, while their professional Tour Directors ensure you enjoy a hassle-free trip.

Offering great value, fantastic inclusions, and more choice – explore the world in premium style with Dream Maker Travel & Travelmarvel.


India is a country like no other – with a truly intoxicating mix of energy and cultural beauty. This group tour combines a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s bustling cities with a relaxing 8-day river cruise up the Lower Ganges. A Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide this 15 day tour from Delhi to Kolkata.

  • Date: 6 April, 2017 (17 Days)
  • Tour Type: Unescorted Group Tour
  • Tour Director: Travelmarvel
  • Cruise: Rv Rajmahal
  • Accommodation: Delhi to Kolkata
  • Flight: Singapore Airlines
  • Price: $7,875 (Twin Share Per Person)

Next Step?

Register interest or ask a question →

Why We Choose Travelmarvel

Premium journeys at truly exceptional value.

Travelmarvel holidays are designed with your enjoyment in mind. Expertly planned itineraries offer the best balance of free time & inclusions, while their professional Tour Directors will ensure you enjoy a hassle-free and seamless holiday.

Offering tremendous value, fantastic inclusions, and more choice – explore the world in premium style with Dream Maker Travel and Travelmarvel.

Inclusions & Highlights

This 17 Day Essence of India Group Tour includes:

This 17 Day Essence of India Group Tour includes:

This 17 Day Essence of India Group Tour includes:

This 17 Day India Tour includes:

  • Fly Free return Singapore Airlines airfares & taxes (Up to $850 per person)
  • 8 days cruising the Lower Ganges onboard Rv Rajmahal
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Cruise Director and expert local guides
  • Accommodation in premium hotels and deluxe rivership
  • Cat B – Panoramic Balcony Stateroom
  • All sightseeing & entertainment aboard the Rv Rajmahal
  • All cruise meals, plus local soft drinks, beers and spirits. Regional wines available with lunch & dinner on board
  • 36 fine meals – 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 11 dinners
  • 1 Night pre-tour hotel in Delhi, including Breakfast
  • Transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Flight within India
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing contact Renee from Dream Maker Travel to discuss.
For queries about upgrades, add-ons or single traveller pricing please contact Renee from Dream Maker to discuss.

Tour Highlights:

  • Unwind at the Hyatt Regency in Delhi
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Delhi
  • Ride a Jeep to the Amber Fort
  • Learn how to cook Rajasthani-style at a local restaurant
  • Take a cycle rickshaw tour of Kalna
  • Explore Hazarduari Palace
  • Ride a local train between Farakka and Kolkata for an insight into local life
  • Tantalise your tastebuds at Oh! Calcutta in Kolkata
  • Relax at Taj Bengal in Kolkata
  • Discover Kolkata on a private tram
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all around the world, the Dream Maker team are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all around the world, we are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all over the world, Dream Maker Travel are ready to create your dream holiday!
With 20+ years’ experience creating tours all over the world, the Dream Maker team are ready to create your dream holiday!

Please note: Travelmarvel itinerary, hotels and inclusions are all subject to change.

Itinerary

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines. Once landed in India a Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide your 15 day Essence of India tour from Delhi to Kolkata. Combine a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s busy cities with a relaxing 8-day cruise up the Lower Ganges River.

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines. Once landed in India an experienced Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide your 15 day Essence of India tour from Delhi to Kolkata. Combine a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s busy cities with a relaxing 8-day cruise up the Lower Ganges River on this unforgettable holiday.

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines. Once landed in India an experienced Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide your 15 day Essence of India tour from Delhi to Kolkata. This tour combines a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s busy cities with a relaxing 8-day cruise up the Lower Ganges River on this unforgettable holiday.

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines. Once in India an experienced Travelmarvel Tour Director will guide your 15 day Essence of India tour from Delhi to Kolkata. Combine a fascinating journey through the cultural sights of India’s busy cities with a relaxing 8-day cruise up the Lower Ganges River.

6 Apr: Brisbane to Delhi

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines. You’ll have a quick stopover in Singapore to stretch your legs.

This evening when you arrive at your hotel, take this time to relax and unwind from your flight. This evening is at your leisure. Tomorrow you will start your official Travelmarvel tour and meet your fellow travellers.

  • Singapore Airlines (8hrs 20mins)
  • Singapore Airlines (5hrs 25mins)
  • Hyatt Regency Delhi (3 nights)
  • Meals on plane
7 Apr: Delhi

Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis (private mansions) and formidable mosques. In contrast, New Delhi was created by the British Raj and is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues & imposing buildings. Tonight enjoy a welcome reception with your Tour Director at your hotel.

  • Dinner
8 Apr: Delhi

A guided tour of Delhi begins with a visit to Birla Mandir. Continue to Jama Masjid, which reflects the architecture of Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor. Embark on a rickshaw ride through the Old City.

After, see the impressive Red Fort, another creation of Shah Jahan. Enjoy a delicious lunch and visit the soaring tower of Qutub Minar, before returning to your hotel. Later, perhaps explore the Kingdom of Dreams cultural complex and watch a Bollywood performance.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
9 Apr: Delhi to Agra

Visit India Gate, which commemorates the Indian soldiers who died in WW1 and the Anglo-Afghan War of 1919. Then explore historic Humayun’s Tomb, an example of Mughal architecture. Arrive in Agra.

  • Courtyard by Marriott (2 nights)
  • Breakfast
10 Apr: Agra & The Taj Mahal

Visit the stunning Agra Fort. Next, head to the Taj Mahal for a locally guided tour. See why it is adored as India’s ultimate icon and a place of unsurpassed beauty. Delight in a special dinner at Anise set within the Courtyard by Marriott.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
11 Apr: Agra to Jaipur

Perhaps rise early and enjoy a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. After lunch at Laxmi Vilas Palace, take a tour of the fortified ghost city, Fatehpur Sikri. Then continue on to Jaipur, named the ‘Pink City’ for its terracotta-coloured buildings.

  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel (2 nights)
  • Breakfast, Lunch
12 Apr: Jaipur

Travel by Jeep to the Amber Fort today, a towering fortress that overlooks the city. Explore Hawa Mahal, a 5-storey structure designed to let ladies of the royal family to see events without being visible.

Afterwards, explore Jaipur’s City Palace. You’ll earn the traditional Rajasthani style of cooking during a class, then sample your efforts over lunch.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
13 Apr: Jaipur to Kolkata

Fly to Kolkata, then transfer to the brand-new Rv Rajmahal for your Lower Ganges River cruise, which will offer an authentic glimpse of the real India. After lunch on board, you will cruise past Serampore to the town of Barrackpore, where you’ll disembark for a walking tour.

  • Rv Rajmahal (7 nights)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14 Apr: Chandernagore, Chinsura & Hooghly

Cruise to Chandernagore and enjoy a walk around town, then cruise on to Chinsura. Later, head to Hooghly.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15 Apr: Kalna & Mayapur

Disembark in Kalna. On a rickshaw tour, visit Bengal’s most distinct terracotta temples. Journey further to see Mayapur, where the skyline is dominated by the ISKCON temple.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16 Apr: Matiari & Plassey

Visit the brass-working village of Matiari, and learn about the traditional methods of beating brass. Cruise on to the site of The Battle of Plassey.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
17 Apr: Murshidabad

Disembark in Murshidabad and walk to the Khushbagh. Continue along the riverbanks to Hazarduari Palace, the palace with a thousand doors.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
18 Apr: Baranagar

Disembark in Baranagar this morning to see rural India at its most idyllic. Once back on board, enjoy the day at leisure as you glide along the Hooghly River, a continuation of the Lower Ganges.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
19 Apr: Jangipur or Gaur

Today you may choose to stay on board and cruise to the Farakka Barrage and enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take a trip to the unique deserted city of Gaur.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
20 Apr: Farakka & Kolkata

Disembark your cruise early in Farakka. Transfer to a local train for the colourful and rustic journey back to Kolkata. Watch the mesmerising landscapes of India unfold before you. You’ll enjoy a Bengali lunch at Oh! Calcutta.

Later, explore the city sights on a guided tour. Experience a stay at the Taj Bengal, a distinguished landmark in downtown Kolkata. Enjoy a group farewell dinner at Sonargaon Restaurant later this evening.

  • Kolkata, Taj Bengal (1 night)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
21 Apr: Kolkata to Singapore

Learn about Kolkata’s heritage during a ride on a private tram car. Your adventure then ends with an airport transfer.

This evening fly from Kolkata to Singapore

  • Singapore Airlines (4hrs 20mins)
  • Breakfast, Dinner
22 Apr: Singapore to Brisbane

Fly in style with Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Brisbane Airport

  • Singapore Airlines (7hrs50 mins)
  • Meals on plane
Welcome home!

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Ship Information
  • Tour Company: Travelmarvel
  • Cabins: 22 (40 guests)
  • Crew: 30
  • Ship Length: 51 metres
  • Ship Decks: 3
  • Tour Company: Travelmarvel
  • Cabins: 22 (40 guests)
  • Crew: 30
  • Ship Length: 51 metres
  • Ship Decks: 3
  • Tour Company: Travelmarvel
  • Launched: 2014
  • Cabins: 22 (40 guests)
  • Crew: 30
  • Ship Length: 51 metres
  • Ship Decks: 3
  • Tour Company: Travelmarvel
  • Launched: 2014
  • Cabins: 22 (40 guests)
  • Crew: 30
  • Ship Length: 51 metres
  • Ship Decks: 3
Rv Rajmahal

Launching in 2014, this stylish vessel was custom-designed and built specifically to traverse the waters of the River Ganges. Accommodating a maximum of just 40 guests, a gracious and personalised onboard experience is assured.

There is a comfortable saloon and bar and a dining room, together with a vast canopied sundeck. The dining room of the Rv Rajmahal offers a great variety of East and North Indian delicacies as well as western dishes. A spa offers a wide range of treatments. All cabins and public rooms on our ships are air-conditioned.

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