New Luxury Cruise Tour and India’s Most Opulent Hotels
A two-week voyage through Asia aboard the ultra-luxurious ‘mega yacht’ Sea Dream II will follow an overland tour across colourful Rajasthan as part of a new, exclusive ‘Dreaming of India’ cruise tour in October 2013 and April 2014, offered by Cruise Express. The 23-night tour features a nine-night tour through the beautiful northern Indian province of Rajasthan, from Delhi to Udaipur, with the itinerary including the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Amber Fort in Jaipur, a jeep safari through rural villages around Samode and the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur, with its extravagant palaces harking back to the age of the maharajas.
Cruise Express guests will stay in six of India’s most opulent five-star hotels, including the Imperial in Delhi, the Oberoi Amarvilas in Agra where every room boasts a view of the Taj Mahal, the fort-like oasis of the Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, the marbled floor Samode Palace in Samode, the world-famous, white marbled Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and the gracious Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel overlooking the Arabian Sea in Mumbai.
The tour also includes a 14-day cruise between Mumbai and Singapore aboard the luxurious, teak-decked ‘mega yacht’, Sea Dream II, where 112 passengers are pampered by 95 crew, with meals, drinks and gratuities included in the fare. The Sea Dream voyage will take passengers to tropical Goa and Kochi in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, Phuket in Thailand and Langkawi in Malaysia.
Fares for the 23-night tour are available from AU$12,990pp twin-share, ex Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Two departure dates are available from Australia – 18 October 2013, when the overland tour of India will precede the Sea Dream cruise to Singapore, and also 10 April 2014, when the itinerary will operate in reverse, beginning with the flight to Singapore, where a free extra night is spent, and the cruise to India. www.cruiseexpress.com.au