7 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Kolkata to Kolkata 2022

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Kolkata to Kolkata

Spirit of the Ganges

Please call for Pricing.

Avalon Waterways
7 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Kolkata to Kolkata 2022

River Cruise Description

Enter a world of color, culture, and cherished spiritual tradition on this India river cruise vacation. The holy river of Hinduism, the Ganges, slowly courses through one of the world's most fertile and populated areas. Along its banks, human life is connected to its waters and you'll get a glimpse of life away from India's big cities. See muslin weaving in Kalna and sweet making in Matiari. Stop in Murshidabad for an excursion to Azimganj and Jiaganj-to tour a historic mansion and see a gold and silver making demonstration. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Mother Teresa's former home upon your return to Kolkata.

All of this and more await you on this once-in-a-lifetime Ganges River cruise.



Thanks for your interest!

We'll be in touch soon.

Error

I'm sorry, but an error has occurred.
Try Again
Departure DateShipPriced From
(per person)
 
Oct 18, 2022Ganges VoyagerWaitlistCall Us!
Nov 3, 2022Ganges VoyagerWaitlistCall Us!
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 KOLKATA (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to West Bengal. Your Ship Awaits.
Get acquainted with the ship prior to your welcome reception this evening.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO KALNA
(D)

Day 2 KALNA

Rituals, Rickshaws, and a Muslin Weavers
Discovery
Ride on cycle rickshaws during your Guided Exploration of Kalna. Along the way visit the historic terracotta temple complex and receive blessings from the temple priest. Also visit a muslin-weaver’s home
Enjoy a free afternoon on board your ship.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MATIARI
(B,L,D)

Day 3 MATIARI

Sweet Shops and Shiny Brass
Discovery
Join a Guided Walk through the village of Matiari where fascinating scenes of everyday life unfold in front of you. Stop to see how traditional sweets are made and explore the local produce market. The village is best known for brass-making and you’ll see how scrap metal is recycled to make figurines and functional items such as tea sets and vases. For the final step, watch a talented craftsman delicately hand-hammer intricate patterns into the brass
Enjoy a free afternoon onboard your ship.
AFTERNOON/EVENING CRUISE TO MURSHIDABAD
(B,L,D)

Day 4 MURSHIDABAD. EXCURSION TO AZIMGANJ & JIAGANJ

A Land of Silver, Gold, and Silk Sarees
Discovery
Guided Sightseeing brings you to two towns on opposite sides of the river. In Jiaganj, travel by electric rickshaw to see the art of Baluchari saree weaving. In Azimganj, walk through the local crafts market and visit Bari Kothi, a former residence that has been restored to its former grandeur after being abandoned for over half a century. Tour several rooms for a glimpse into the past, then settle in for a silver- and gold-making demonstration in the garden
Relax this afternoon onboard your ship.
AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO MAYAPUR
(B,L,D)

Day 5 MAYAPUR–GUPTIPARA

A Holy Pilgrimage on the Ganges
Classic
Your Morning Excursion brings you to the fascinating ISKCON campus at Mayapur, the worldwide headquarters of the Hare Krishna movement. A Krishna leader will guide you throughout your visit to introduce you to their philosophy and life on campus. Along the way, you’ll tour the main temple and have time for questions
Discovery
This afternoon, climb aboard a Rickshaw (Toto) Ride for your visit to the small riverside village of Guptipara. Along the way see pottery and idol making. You’ll also visit a farmer’s home to interact with the family
AFTERNOON/EVENING SAILING TO KOLKATA
(B,L,D)

Day 6 KOLKATA

Flowers, Faith, and Victorian Art
Classic
This morning, take a Guided Walk through the colorful flower market. Afterward, focus on the life and work of Mother Teresa who dedicated her life to helping the city’s poor. Stop at her former home prior to visiting Nirmala Shishu Bhavan, a home for orphaned children run by Missionaries of Charity which she founded in 1950
Classic
After lunch, join a Guided Visit to the Victoria Memorial Museum. Built to commemorate Queen Victoria, the museum houses a beautiful collection of paintings, textiles, weapons, and other artifacts from the Victorian era
Tonight, a farewell Dance Performance is presented on the ship.
(B,L,D)

Day 7 KOLKATA (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
Need more information?
Having trouble deciding which cruise is right for you?
Call Us Today at 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784)
The CruiseExperts Agency
CruiseExperts.com
CruiseExperts.com - The Original Online Cruise Experts
Phone: 1.888.804.CRUISE (2784), Website: , Hours: M-F 9AM to 4PM PT
Driving Directions - Google Maps, Address: 111 South Court Street Suite 104 Visalia, CA 93291 USA

Don't Overpay for Your Cruise

Want to receive Exclusive Cruise Offers? Join Our InnerCircle Newsletter Today! (Hint Hint, You will Get An Added Bonus for Signing Up)
State / Province*
We promise not to solicit your information to anyone!