Note: The itineraries presented are subject to modification due to water levels, closures because of public holidays or other uncontrollable factors. Every effort will be made to operate programs as planned, but changes may still be necessary throughout the cruise. This day-to-day schedule is subject to change. Your final day-to-day schedule will be provided onboard on the first day of your cruise.
- CB Continental Breakfast
- BB Breakfast Buffet
- L Lunch
- D Dinner
- WD Welcome Dinner
- FD Farewell Dinner
Day 1: New Delhi
Arrive at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport. If your cruise/ tour package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to The Oberoi, Gurgaon. The Oberoi, Gurgaon is a lavish urban sanctuary spread over nine lush acres, with distinct characteristics including high ceilings, an expansive reflection pool, open spaces and original modern art.
Day 2: New Delhi, Udaipur, Araveli BBLD
This morning, you’ll transfer from your hotel to your commercial flight to Udaipur, where you’ll then make your way to your home for two nights, the bespoke Araveli Cottages and Tented Camp in Rajasthan. After a brief introduction and orientation about your time with ME to WE, you’ll prepare for your interactions with locals with a lesson in basic Hindi phrases. Then, it’s off to the local village to mingle with community members.
A little Hindi lesson and community welcome
Day 3: Araveli BBLD
After a blissful night’s sleep in your private cottage or luxury tent, wake up to a sunrise yoga session overlooking the pink-hued Aravalli mountain range. Spend the rest of your morning with women in the community and learn what daily life in rural India is like. Enjoy a savory meal and cup of chai as you take in the beautiful surroundings and a traditional jhapki (Hindi for “siesta”). Then, meet a local farmer before venturing to the project site of your sustainable development project. Cap your first full day with a colorful performance showcasing local folk dance traditions.
Day in the life, and local farmer with project building
Day 4: Araveli, Udaipur, Kolkata BBL
Your time with ME to WE is coming to a close this afternoon, but not before a slew of authentic Indian experiences in nearby Udaipur, often nicknamed “Venice of the East.” Explore Udaipur’s splendor with stops at the City Palace and Taj Lake Palace, followed by lunch on shore and a visit to a lively Indian market before checking into The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.
Sightseeing in Udaipur and lunch on the shore of Lake Pichola with market shopping
Day 5: Kolkata (Embark), Kalna BBLWD
Settle into your beautifully appointed suite aboard the Ganges Voyager II in Kolkata (the city formerly known as Calcutta), the gateway to your journey along the world’s holiest river, the sacred Ganges. This evening, delight in a Captain’s Reception Dinner and Welcome onboard.
Day 6: Kalna BBLD
Kalna, once an important trade port on the river, is best known today for the magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman— which you’ll experience today. After marveling at the astonishing Rajbari temple complex, you may opt to walk with your guide through the colorful local market.
India’s “Temple City”
Day 7: Matiari BBLD
Your ship serves as a time machine today, transporting you hundreds of years into the past, as we travel to the authentic artisan village of Matiari.
Matiari master craftsmen with an introduction to brass
Day 8: Murshidabad, Baranagar BBLD
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.
Visit to Murshidabad City, ride by buggy to Katra Mosque and visit to Baranagar village
This evening, following dinner onboard, take in a lively Bollywood-style show, complete with music and dancing.
Day 9: The Ganges BBLD
One of the world’s most sacred bodies of water, the Ganges River flows through a myriad of small villages and highly populated cities throughout India and Bangladesh. Take in the remarkable scenery as you sail and be on the lookout for a rare sighting of the endangered Ganges river dolphin.
Wellness: You may choose to relax and unwind with a body massage or treatment onboard at the soothing Voyager Spa.
Day 10: Mayapur, Chandannagar, Kolkata BBLD
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. 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 as well. You’ll visit this former French outpost today.
Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium
India’s French colonial heritage
Day 11: Kolkata BBLFD
The city of Kolkata is synonymous with the enduring legacies of Mother Teresa and the colonial-era British Raj, both of which you will get better acquainted with today.
Kolkata city tour—visit the Flower Market, colonial sites and Kumartulli
Choice of NGO "Calcutta Rescue" visit or Mother Teresa’s home and tomb
Enjoy a Farewell dinner tonight.
Day 12: Kolkata (Disembark) BBL
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 to Varanasi.