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16 Day Cruise India & Maldives

  • Witness the Taj Mahal & Royal Amber Fort
  • Cruise from India to the Maldives
Includes Return International Flights

Beautiful cities and quintessential landmarks, deserted beaches and glorious ocean sunsets. This 16 day tour and cruise package through India and the Maldives is what holiday dreams are made of.

Begin by touring the Golden Triangle; take in the vibrant and colourful streets of Delhi; immerse yourself in Agra on the banks of the Yamuna river and take in the “Pink City” that is Jaipur. Witness UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Continue on this landmark journey as you visit the breathtaking historic Red Fort; as well as one of the largest Mosques in India, Jama Masjid. Then, board your luxury cruise ship - the Costa Victoria - and make your way to glorious docks such as New Mangalore, Cochin and then across the Indian Ocean to Male in the Maldives. Take your time at these dock cities, as you get to know the cities at leisure. Experience an array of settings, from renowned temples to India’s most populated cities, secluded gardens and white sandy beaches.

Package includes return international flights, seven nights quality hotel accommodation, seven nights on the incredible “Costa Victoria” ship, 28 meals and more.

Want to extend your trip? Choose the all-inclusive Maldives extension to further relax amongst a tropical Island setting.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi, India. Fly with either Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or China Southern Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Upon arrival, be met by a representative at the airport and receive a welcome garland. The representative will escort you by private chauffeur car to the hotel.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: In-Flight

Delhi, the capital of India, is a major gateway city for international visitors. It’s a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders. It also serves as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi.

Travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Also visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, where adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur you will check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold.

This afternoon, take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence, which demonstrates a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose from two optional activities.

Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $50 per person

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pushkar, one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots, and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is known all over. It also marks one of the revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is a large accumulation of attractions, besides some picturesque sites, there are more than 400 temples here that attract tourists towards this place every year. Some of the holy places that you will visit while in Pushkar are the Brahma Temple, Gau Ghat, Nag Hill, Markendeya Rishi Ashram, Pap Mochini Temple, Agastya Muni Ashram and Gaya Kund. Besides, the picturesque lake, the Savitri Temple, and the Pushkar Bazaar are also worth a visit.

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will depart for Agra. On the way, you will visit Chand Baori Step Well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that’s the reason it was built in front of the temple. On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal.

This afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort) a fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation and the Kohinoor diamond was reportedly part of the furnishings. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Overnight: Agra (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 9:00am.

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and gardens were finished about five years later.

Early this afternoon at approx. 1:00pm checkout of the hotel and travel back to Delhi, on arrival check into the hotel.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your internal flight to Mumbai, India. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the cruise terminal where you will board your home for the next 7 nights, the Costa 'Victoria'. The ship is docked in the Mumbai harbour overnight.

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Bombay encapsulates everything that is India; contradictions and chaos, sublime beauty and poverty, gold and dust. Nothing in the world has the same charm as Bombay.

Bombay, or Mumbai, is India's second largest city, built on a peninsula jutting out into the Arabian Sea. The stop in Bombay offers many surprises: absolutely unmissable are visits to the Elephant Caves and the Bandra Worli Sea Link viaduct (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The New Mangalore port is located on the southern coast of India. Surrounded by palm trees of all kinds, by undulating and verdant Sahyadri mountains and beautiful rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea, the port offers travellers the sense of escapism they’re seeking. Enjoy a stop at New Mangalore to visit the incredible Jain Temple or to discover Udupi and its temple of Lord Krishna (not included). You can also take a walk around Mangalore to admire its picturesque houses.

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cochin is the most important port on the Malabar coast, in South-Western India, and the most populous city in Kerala. The Cochin stop will be truly memorable: the multicultural past of the region is attested to by the Portuguese and Dutch styles, recognizable just by walking through the streets of Mattancherry and visiting the shrines of various religions: Shiva, the Paradesi Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Church of St Francis (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Male, on Male Atoll, is the capital and largest community of the Maldives, situated in the Indian Ocean near the equator. Here, in a heavenly setting, modern buildings coexist in perfect harmony with the traditional homes.

During the stopover in Male, diving enthusiasts can discover the wonderful places on the sides of the Vaadhoo Kandu, where they can explore the sea aboard a submarine (not included). Hikers can visit the fish market, enjoy the calm and coolness of the Sultan’s lush garden, or bask on the white sandy beaches (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today at the appropriate time make your own way to the Male airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Delhi, India. Fly with either Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific or China Southern Airlines to name a few (subject to availability).

Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 4 - 6 weeks prior to departure.

Upon arrival, be met by a representative at the airport and receive a welcome garland. The representative will escort you by private chauffeur car to the hotel.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: In-Flight

The capital of India, Delhi is a major gateway city for international visitors. It’s a fascinating metropolis offering an intriguing mix of ancient sites and modern wonders, and also serves as the headquarters of Indian politics. Many of the heads of the Indian government, as well as other political parties, reside in the city, including the Prime Minister and President of India.

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of old and new Delhi. The tour will take in Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Also enjoy a rickshaw tour through Chandni Chowk, a colourful shopping bazaar in Old Delhi.

Travel to Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. You’ll also witness the India Gate, a 42m high war memorial and stone of triumph. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Also visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple, where adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate at this dazzling architectural temple.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur you will check into the hotel, where you will also enjoy dinner this evening. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India’s tourist circuit.

Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur’s colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold.

This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today take the day to enjoy this heritage city at leisure or choose from two optional activities.

Optional Activity: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $50 per person

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Pushkar, one of the most frequently visited tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Characterised by a picturesque valley, mountainous regions, uncommon scenic spots, and several pilgrimage sites of importance, Pushkar is known all over. It also marks one of the revered Hindu pilgrimage sites of India and houses the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. Pushkar is a large accumulation of attractions, besides some picturesque sites, there are more than 400 temples here that attract tourists towards this place every year. Some of the holy places that you will visit while in Pushkar are the Brahma Temple, Gau Ghat, Nag Hill, Markendeya Rishi Ashram, Pap Mochini Temple, Agastya Muni Ashram and Gaya Kund. Besides, the picturesque lake, the Savitri Temple, and the Pushkar Bazaar are also worth a visit.

Optional Activity: Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
Learn the secrets of Indian cuisine and try your hand at cooking local dishes, with lunch included.

Overnight: Jaipur (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will depart for Agra. On the way, you will visit Chand Baori Step Well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that’s the reason it was built in front of the temple

On arrival to Agra, check into the hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal- one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal.

This afternoon enjoy a visit to Agra Fort (Red Fort) which is a fascinating sight, it showcases a high level of ornamentation and the Kohinoor diamond was reportedly part of the furnishings. The fort's artwork mixes Persian, European and Indian art, resulting in a unique Shahjahani style rich in form, expression and colour. Red Fort is one of the building complexes of India encapsulating a long period of history, arts and its innovative architectural style, including its garden design which influenced later buildings and gardens in Delhi. In 2007, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the Red Fort Complex.

Overnight: Agra (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will have an option to rise early and visit the Taj Mahal just after sunrise at approx. 6:00am and return to the hotel for breakfast or you can visit just after breakfast at 9:00am.

The world famous Taj Mahal is where you will see the undeniable beauty that incorporates and expands on design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. While earlier Mughal buildings were primarily constructed of red sandstone, Shah Jahan promoted the use of white marble inlaid with semi-precious stones. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632, the principal mausoleum was completed in 1643 and the surrounding buildings and gardens were finished about five years later.

Early this afternoon at approx. 1:00pm checkout of the hotel and travel back to Delhi, on arrival check into the hotel.

Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option)
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your internal flight to Mumbai, India. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the cruise terminal where you will board your home for the next 7 nights, the Costa 'Victoria'. The ship is docked in the Mumbai harbour overnight.

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Bombay encapsulates everything that is India; contradictions and chaos, sublime beauty and poverty, gold and dust. Nothing in the world has the same charm as Bombay.

Bombay, or Mumbai, is India's second largest city, built on a peninsula jutting out into the Arabian Sea. The stop in Bombay offers many surprises: absolutely unmissable are visits to the Elephant Caves and the Bandra Worli Sea Link viaduct (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The New Mangalore port is located on the southern coast of India. Surrounded by palm trees of all kinds, by undulating and verdant Sahyadri mountains and beautiful rivers flowing into the Arabian Sea, the port offers travellers the sense of escapism they’re seeking. Enjoy a stop at New Mangalore, where you will visit the incredible Jain Temple or to discover Udupi and its temple of Lord Krishna (not included). You can also take a walk around Mangalore to admire its picturesque houses.

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Cochin is the most important port on the Malabar coast, in South-Western India, and the most populous city in Kerala. The Cochin stop will be truly memorable: the multicultural past of the region is attested to by the Portuguese and Dutch styles, recognizable just by walking through the streets of Mattancherry and visiting the shrines of various religions: Shiva, the Paradesi Synagogue, the Santa Cruz Basilica and the Church of St Francis (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Male, on Male Atoll, is the capital and largest community of the Maldives, situated in the Indian Ocean near the equator. Here, in a heavenly setting, modern buildings coexist in perfect harmony with the traditional homes.

During the stopover in Male, diving enthusiasts can discover the wonderful places on the sides of the Vaadhoo Kandu, where they can explore the sea aboard a submarine (not included). Hikers can visit the fish market, enjoy the calm and coolness of the Sultan’s lush garden, or bask on the white sandy beaches (not included).

Overnight: Costa 'Victoria'
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, disembark the cruise and be met by a tour representative who will transfer you via speedboat to Adaaran Select Hudhuranafushi. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy the next 4 nights at leisure.

Overnight: Adaaran Select Hudhuranafushi
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Overnight: Adaaran Select Hudhuranafushi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Adaaran Select Hudhuranafushi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Adaaran Select Hudhuranafushi
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the Male Airport for your return flight home.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Tour the famed Golden Triangle: Delhi, Jaipur and Agra
  • Witness the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Experience the sights and sounds of vibrant Delhi
  • See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
  • See colourful Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan
  • Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
  • See Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds
  • Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
  • Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
  • Discover Mumbai, India's bustling port city
  • Cruise the Arabian Sea from India to the Maldives
  • Dock in the colourful Indian city New Mangalore
  • Explore the diverse city of Cochin in Kerala
  • Dock overnight in the tropical Maldives
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 7 night cruise from Mumbai, India to Male, Maldives
  • Sail aboard the incredible ‘Costa Victoria’ ship
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation (Standard or Premium option)
  • Enjoy 28 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Welcome garland on arrival
  • Sightseeing and monument entry fees
  • Airlines taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport transfers with meet and assist
  • All of the above, plus the following:
  • Enjoy 4 additional nights accommodation at the stunning Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi
  • Stay in a stylish Garden Villa
  • Enjoy an additional 11 meals
  • 24hr all-inclusive alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks package in the Maldives
  • Daily snacks and refreshments, served throughout the day in the Maldives
  • Return airport speedboat transfers in the Maldives

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 22nd February 2020.
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement

For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
 
16 Day Standard Package:
Inside Cabin: $800
Ocean View Cabin: $950
Balcony Cabin: $1400
 
16 Day Premium Package:
Inside Cabin: $900
Ocean View Cabin: $1050
Balcony Cabin: $1600
 
20 Day with Maldives extension - Standard Package:
Inside Cabin: $1680
Ocean View Cabin: $1800
​​​​​​​Balcony Cabin: $2250
 
20 Day with Maldives extension - Premium Package:
Inside Cabin: $1780
Ocean View Cabin: $1900
​​​​​​​Balcony Cabin: $2250
 
Departure Dates

*8 February 2020
22 February 2020
 
Please note: Balcony Cabin's are not available on the 22nd February 2020 departure date.
 
Departure Cities

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways, Sri Lankan Airlines, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia, Malindo Air, Korean Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Airlines, Bangkok Airways and codeshare partners (subject to availability)

 

Please note:
One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 
Arrive early in Delhi, India 

$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
* 14 December 2019 - 31 January 2020
 
Stay behind in Male, Maldives

$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Blackout Dates:
* 28 March 2020 - 27 April 2020
 
Stopover Packages

Not Available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades

- Premium Economy: Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Buy Now for $4999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


Standard Package:

3-4 Star (self-rated):

- Delhi: Sk Premium Park or similar

- Jaipur: Hotel Hyphen Ujjawal or similar

- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency or similar

 

Premium Package:

4-5 Star (self-rated)

- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel/ /ITC Welcome Dwarka or similar

- Jaipur: KK Royal Hotel & Convention Centre or similar

- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz or similar

 

Cruise:

4 Star (Self-rated)

Costa Cruises 'Victoria'

 

Extension Package:

4 Star (Self-rated)

Maldives: Adaaran Select Hudhuranfushi

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 
Extra Nights

Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity

2 People.
 
Child Policy

- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share

Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration

Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms

Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 20 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 6: Pushkar Full Day Tour - $50 per person
- Day 6: Culinary Delight Tour - $30 per person
 
Please note:
- The above optional tours occur at the same time, so only one may be purchased.
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Recommended gratuities/tipping:
* India: 300 Rupees per person, per day
* Cruise: approx $16 AUD per person per day charged to your onboard account
* Maldives: Optional and at your discretion
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 

An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note:
Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
India:
February is a very pleasant time in India with mild temperatures averaging between 15°C and 22°C in Delhi. It can be quite warm during the day and quite cool in the early morning and evenings so clothing to layer or a jacket is recommended. Mumbai, New Mangalore & Cochin will be warmer with average temperatures between 20°C and 30°C. 
 
Male, Maldives:

In February & March, temperatures in the Maldives rise to an average maximum of 30°C, cooling down in the evening to a comfortable 26°C-27°C. Possible short bursts of rain offer relief from the hot temperatures. Ocean visibility is excellent making it ideal for days at the beach.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information. 
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:

Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
28 meals including daily breakfast are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:

You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:

A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home. It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Land
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is 300 Rupees per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Cruise
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the cruise staff throughout the cruise component of this tour. Costa Cruises is an internationally registered company & operates to US & European standards, both of which have an economy driven by a gratuities culture. Gratuities are expected on your cruise and will be charged to your onboard account at approx $16AUD per person per day. If you have any questions in regards to the gratuities on your cruise please speak to the guest services staff onboard the ship.
 
Sightseeing:

Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:

Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



India:


A Tourist Visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This visa can take approximately 5 business days to complete.

 
Maldives:

A tourist visa is not required for Maldives if participating in a Costa Cruises scheduled shore excursion. If going ashore independently a visa can be processed on arrival.
 
Please note:
Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


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Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error



·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.