India is on many people’s wish list when it comes to dream holidays, and once you’ve experienced the vibrant, exciting, awe-inspiring delights of this beautiful country it isn’t hard to understand why. Famous for their extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical majesty, the three most-visited cities in the country’s north-west – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – have been labelled the Golden Triangle.
Passengers on the Incredible India, Emirates and Golden Triangle cruise will discover this spectacular region, visiting all three cities. They will have the opportunity to experience the joyful bustle of Old Delhi City, see the stunning Taj Mahal and explore the beautiful palaces of Jaipur. This tantalising tour will give guests a true taste of authentic India, from haggling at spice markets to sampling fragrant local delicacies.
After the stimulating excitement of India, guests will join the Celebrity Constellation cruise ship for 12 nights on board the all-inclusive luxury vessel, for a relaxing journey around the United Arab Emirates. Nothing could be better for calming the mind and the senses after the vibrancy of India than the serene indulgence of a luxury cruise. For as little as £2,299, you could enjoy these three weeks discovering some of the world’s most spectacular experiences in the utmost style.
The escorted tour of India’s Golden Triangle is half board, allowing you the freedom to sample the amazing culinary delights of the region, tasting the different cooking styles of each city. During your cruise, your every need will be taken care of with Celebrity Cruises’ full-board package, meaning that you can sit back and relax, without ever having to worry about anything other than which outstanding restaurant you will visit for your next meal.
Flights from the UK to Delhi, where you will start your exciting tour of India’s most famous cities, are all included in the price of your holiday. In Delhi, you will be able to rest before you begin your Golden Triangle Tour in beautiful 4* accommodation, with half board allowing you to relax in the hotel or explore the local area at your own pace. Delhi, India’s sprawling capital, is a great place for the tour to start, with every street full of the dizzying tumult of traffic, crowds, and colour that are synonymous with India. The city is young and vibrant, with a dynamic economy that supports a wealth of small businesses, and a firm root in the country’s cultural heritage.
The tour begins with a visit to Old Delhi, with its teeming bazaars and historical roots as the 17th-century city of the Moghuls. It is still largely Muslim, and the tour includes a visit to the immense Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, which dominates the quarter. The Red Fort is also on the agenda, and its pristine lawns and lofty Moghul audience halls will offer a tranquil haven after a thrilling rickshaw ride through the Bazaar. Haggle with traders like a local, and come home with your pockets stuffed with the most amazing spices you will ever taste.
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The Splendours of Agra and Jaipur
After Delhi, the next point on the triangle is Agra, home to the splendid Moghul fort in the city centre and, of course, the majestic Taj Mahal. Agra is often densely crowded, with tourists from home and abroad flocking to see the most popular tourist site in India, so be ready for busy parks and hard-selling traders. A sunrise tour followed by breakfast allows you to see this beautiful city at its quietest time, away from the tourist crowds. Afterwards, a walking tour of the fort will give some welcome shelter from the sun, and a thrilling insight into the history of this fascinating city.
The much-awaited visit to the Taj Mahal will take place at sunset, so you can see the ethereal white mausoleum lit up red by the evening sun. Learn about the amazing architecture of this awe-inspiring building, as well as the heartrending love story behind its construction. Be sure to get a picture in front of the beautiful structure, it is a trip you never forget.
Next on the tour of India’s Golden Triangle is Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, a hub of modern commerce with a wealth of ancient heritage. A full day tour of the city is included, with a visit to the Amber Fortress, the Mirror Palace and the Royal Courtyards, followed by the Water Palace and the city’s museums. Alluringly beautiful, and packed with stalls selling everything from silk to groceries, the city’s old quarter is known as the Pink City because of its beautiful red-washed buildings. Explore the Bazaars and the Palace of the Winds, before heading to the cinema to enjoy an entrancing Bollywood blockbuster before dinner.
Enjoy Luxury Cruising
After the excitement of a whirlwind tour of India’s highlights, all you’ll want to do is kick back and relax, that’s why the tour is followed by a 12-day cruise around the Emirates. Our luxurious full-board cruise on the Celebrity Constellation will ensure that you are pampered from start to finish. With a range of class options, including the spa-inspired AquaClass designed to let you enjoy a healthy ‘clean cruise’, there is an option for everyone. From bespoke bars to the unique Canyon Ranch spa retreat, everything you need for a truly indulgent rest is right here on the Celebrity Constellation.
Full Cruise Details
Incredible India, Emirates and Golden Triangle Cruise
Depart: 29 November 2017 from UK
Return: 19 December 2017 to UK
Nights: 20 Nights
Ship: Celebrity Constellation
Deal Reference Number: CN08
Price: From £2,299
If you’d like to discover the wonder and excitement of a trip to India’s Golden Triangle, followed by a relaxing luxury cruise, book now with Cruise1st UK by calling 0808 231 3669 and quoting:
Reference Number CN08