Antara Cruises

Price: Rs. 18,750* per person per night on twin share basis

Duration: 3 Nights / 4 Days

Embarkation: Kolkata

Places to Visit: Kolkata - Chandernagore - Bansberia - Bandel - Serampore - Bally Bridge - Belur Math

Europe on the Ganges

A weekend cruise to experience the terracotta and textile wonders of Bengal and an insight into the Ramakrishna Mission.

The colonial heritage of Bengal has inspired many a traveller to embark on a journey that depicts the region’s history through the river Ganges. On the banks of the Lower Ganges, the French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese and English made settlements to trade, preach and farm while local rulers, saints, agriculturalists, musicians and writers created new ways of living as they encountered European commerce, tastes and power. Experience true luxury and relax while witnessing this culture with the care and hospitality of the Ganges Voyager 2 and its crew.

Itinerary

Day 1

KOLKATA, EMBARKATION

Late afternoon embark on the ship. Welcome and safety briefing with short cruise to see the monuments of Kolkata during the night including the Howrah Bridge and Railway Station. Dinner and then depending on tide timings we will depart during the night or early morning upstream. We sail past the city of Kolkata and its iconic bridges.

Celebration and Grand Dinner onboard.

Overnight Ship

Day 2

KOLKATA - CHANDERNAGORE - BANSBERIA

After breakfast visit the erstwhile French colony Chandernagore for a walk along the Promenade to see the French heritage monuments and enjoy the local ambience. Later we sail to Bansberia enjoying lunch on board. Late afternoon short walk to visit the Hangeshwari Temple, a fine example of Bengali architecture..

Dinner on board

Overnight ship

Day 3

BANSBERIA - BANDEL - SERAMPORE - BALLY BRIDGE

Morning enjoying breakfast on board, we sail to Bandel, which was founded by the Portuguese.. Visit the Hooghly Imambara and then lunch on board. Late afternoon we reach Serampore, an erstwhile Danish colony and then walk in the old quarters to see the Danish Tavern, St. Olav's Church and other colonial buildings.

Dinner on Board and sail to Bally bridge

Overnight ship

Day 4

BALLY BRIDGE - BELUR MATH - DISEMBARK

After Breakfast visit the Belur Math, a significant institution in Kolkata, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a monk who was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the Western world and is credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the late 19th century..

Lunch and then disembark.

Complimentary excursion amenities:

Transfers to/from Jetty for embarkation/disembarkation. Shore Excursion Program Series including All Admissions. Shoe Cleaning after Excursions. Welcome Drink and Cold Towel Service following Excursions. Individual VOX Listening Devices Throughout Cruise Shore Excursion Program. Maximum 20-24 Guests Per Guide on All Excursions. Private Motor Coach on All Excursions where applicable.

Included dining & entertainment:

Expertly Trained Culinary Team providing Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch & Seated Multiple Course Dinner. Special meal requests like vegan, gluten/lactose free etc. can be arranged with advance information. Complimentary Indian brand Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juices & Soft Drinks. Series of Cultural Performances, Educational Talks, Cooking Classes, Movie Shows and Ship Tour. Welcome & Farewell Receptions Spacious Air-conditioned Lounge. Indoor Board Games and Books to read in the Lounge. Gym facilities.

Additional amenities for maharaja & viceroy suite guests:

Butler Service to Include:

Nightly Turndown Service | Assistance with Pillow Menu Selection | Presentation of Spa-quality Bath Amenities | Entertainment System Assistance | Ensures Accommodations are Immaculate | Polish and Condition Shoes Upon Request | Refreshes Ice Bucket | Prepare and Pack Luggage Upon Request.

Other facilities (on chargeable basis):

Specialty Coffees, Full service Bar with Indian and imported liquor (wine, beer, spirits), Spa Facilities, Boutique, Laundry

Not Included:

Taxes GST | subject to revision | Waterways/Jetty Passenger Service Fees |Airfare to/from Destination | Specialty Coffees | Wines, Beer & Spirits | Shipboard Gratuities | All Incidentals.

Mandatory Charges:

Waterways / Jetty Passenger Service Fee: INR 8,875 per person | Tax 5% GST is payable extra on net total | Fees/Taxes are current and subject to revision

ANTARA Safety Protocol

We do this by being responsible in our actions and to this effect have introduced 'ANTARA ASSURE' a heightened hygiene, health and safety protocol that has been implemented based on local and international health experts and authorities to offer a comforting and enjoyable experience to our guests and a safe workplace for our team members.