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Join William Dalrymple in Delhi, David Gower on the Ganges and Future Hope’s Tim Grandage - whose inspirational charity provides education, sports and medical programmes for some of Kolkata's most vulnerable children

From the bustling bazaars of Old Delhi to the ancient 'Pink City' of Jaipur to the sacred waters of the Ganges, India will light up all five of your senses. On this ultra-luxury 15-day tour you will explore the Golden Triangle - staying in three of the best award-winning Oberoi Hotels in India - before embarking on an extraordinary five-star voyage down the magical River Ganges.

What is more you will be joined by three inspirational people - William Dalrymple, acclaimed author and historian, David Gower, the former England cricket captain, and Tim Grandage, the inspirational founder of the Kolkata-based children's charity, Future Hope, which helps the street and slum children of Kolkata using sport and education. Read more about Future Hope's work.

The Golden Triangle offers the perfect introduction to this fascinating country and who better to provide the soundtrack than William Dalrymple, one of the foremost experts on India, as he joins you at the start of your journey in the sprawling capital Delhi that he calls home. David Gower will share your journey down the Ganges and you'll meet Tim Grandage in Kolkata.

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William Dalrymple
Author and historian

William Dalrymple is an award-winning writer and is author who lives on a farm just outside Delhi. He has written a number of acclaimed books about India including the The Age of Kali, White Mughals, City of Djinns, Nine Lives and, most recently, Anarchy.

David Gower
Broadcaster and cricketer

One of England's most prolific and flamboyant batsmen, David Gower captained England, including on tours of India in 1981/82 and 1984/85. He is one of the UK's leading cricket broadcasters, most recently for Sky Sports.

Price includes

  • All talks and activities with William Dalrymple and David Gower
  • One-way business class flight from London (regional airports on request) to Delhi**
  • Return economy flight from Kolkata to London
  • All transfers and travel
  • Private chauffeur airport transfers in the UK****
  • A seven-night all-inclusive cruise on Ganges Voyager II, in a Riverview Stateroom with private balcony
  • Two nights at the five-star Oberoi New Delhi
  • Two nights at the five-star Oberoi Rajvilas
  • One night at the five-star Oberoi Agra overlooking the Taj Mahal
  • 15 small private group excursions
  • Talk and Q&A with Tim Grandadge, founder of Future Hope
  • Visit to Future Hope in Kolkata
  • Fun cricket match with locals and David Gower
  • 31 delicious meals, welcome and farewell gala dinners
  • English-speaking guides and services of Uniworld Tour Manager
  • Complimentary wellness programme on every sailing

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 13, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Feb 27, 2022
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£5,355*
* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. **Flight upgrade is on London to Delhi leg one way. ***Price includes all discounts and is a saving on the brochure price. Non-subscribers save £744 per person. From price based on two sharing a Riverview Stateroom and Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. ****Up to a 70-mile radius. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. Tour is operated by Uniworld Cruises, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary may be subject to change.
From
Sun, Sun, Feb 13, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Feb 27, 2022
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£5,455*
* THIS PRICE IS FOR NON-SUBSCRIBERS. **Flight upgrade is on London to Delhi leg one way. ***Price includes all discounts and is a saving on the brochure price. Non-subscribers save £744 per person. From price based on two sharing a Riverview Stateroom and Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. ****Up to a 70-mile radius. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. Tour is operated by Uniworld Cruises, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary may be subject to change.
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Itinerary

  1. Days
    1-2
    Arrive in New Delhi
    New Delhi, India

    Depart the UK. On arrival in New Delhi, transfer to the opulence of The Oberoi Hotel.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    3
    Tour New Delhi
    New Delhi, India

    Head out on an expertled tour of India's capital. Exclusive talk and Q&A with William Dalrymple.

  3. Day
    4
    Agra
    Agra, India

    Travel south to Agra, site of the monumental Taj Mahal for an unforgettable chance to watch the sun set over the jewel in India's crown.

  4. Day
    5
    Agra to Jaipur
    Jajpur, India

    Start early to catch a glimpse of the monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn. You will then travel to Jaipur where you will check into the beautiful Oberoi Rajvilas.

  5. Day
    6
    Jaipur
    Jajpur, India

    Visit Jaipur's Amber Fort and City Palace before exploring independently.

  6. Day
    7
    Jaipur to Kolkata
    Kolkata (ex Calcutta), India

    Head to Kolkata to check in to your luxury suite aboard Ganges Voyager II, joined again by David Gower.

  7. Day
    8
    Kalna
    Kalna, India

    Marvel at the magnificent Hindu temples and later, David Gower will give a talk about his India experiences.

  8. Day
    9
    Matiari
    Matiari, India

    Visit the Matiari master craftsmen before a fun game of cricket with the locals and David Gower as your captain.

  9. Day
    10
    Murshidabad to Baranagar
    Baranagar, India

    After a visit to Murshidabad City, and a buggy ride to Katra Mosque, enjoy dinner and a Bollywood-style show.

  10. Day
    11
    Mayapur
    Mayapur, India

    Visit Mayapur, 'the spiritual capital of the world'.

  11. Day
    12
    Bandel to Chandannagar to Kolkata
    Bandel, India

    Take a boat trip to the former French colonial outpost. Tonight, meet Tim Grandage, who will tell the inspiring story of Future Hope.

  12. Day
    13
    Kolkata
    Kolkata (ex Calcutta), India

    Tour the home of Mother Theresa, visit the famous Flower Market and join Tim on a visit to Future Hope, where you'll meet some of the children the charity works with.

  13. Day
    14
    Disembark to fly home
    Kolkata (ex Calcutta), India

    Disembark Ganges Voyager II to fly home.

  14. Day
    15
    Arrive back in London
    Kolkata (ex Calcutta), India

    Arrive back in the UK.

Accommodation

Ganges Voyager II

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Cruise ship

A classically-styled ship built specifically to sail along India's Ganges River

The ship's spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cosy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors, and universal electrical plugs.

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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 13, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Feb 27, 2022
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£5,355*
* THIS PRICE IS FOR TELEGRAPH SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. **Flight upgrade is on London to Delhi leg one way. ***Price includes all discounts and is a saving on the brochure price. Non-subscribers save £744 per person. From price based on two sharing a Riverview Stateroom and Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. ****Up to a 70-mile radius. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. Tour is operated by Uniworld Cruises, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary may be subject to change.
From
Sun, Sun, Feb 13, 2022
To
Sun, Sun, Feb 27, 2022
Duration
15 Days
Price per person
£5,455*
* THIS PRICE IS FOR NON-SUBSCRIBERS. **Flight upgrade is on London to Delhi leg one way. ***Price includes all discounts and is a saving on the brochure price. Non-subscribers save £744 per person. From price based on two sharing a Riverview Stateroom and Subject to availability. Single supplement applies. ****Up to a 70-mile radius. To redeem your exclusive subscriber offer visit www.telegraph.co.uk/rewards. Calls charged at local rates. Tour is operated by Uniworld Cruises, a company wholly independent of Telegraph Media Group Ltd. Please refer to telegraph.co.uk/privacypolicy. Travel insurance is not included. In the case of unforeseen circumstances, experts may be substituted. Price and itinerary may be subject to change.
Call now to book 08082399433
Quote ref: TELE GOLDEN TRIANGLE