UNESCO India: The Taj Mahal & Ranthambore

Architectural and natural wonders abound on this journey of discovery. Marvel at the magnificent red sandstone Agra Fort and watch the sun rise over the elegant and intricately designed Taj Mahal, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Venture into Ranthambore National Park and set off on thrilling game drives in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. 

Pre-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi
Welcome to Delhi, the intriguing cultural and historical center of India! Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.  
Hotel: The Oberoi New Delhi or similar. 

Day 2 – Delhi to Agra
After breakfast, set off on your approximately 3½ hour journey to Agra where you will visit the magnificent red sandstone Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, visit the Taj Mahal another spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from its stunning design balance, the Taj is noted for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever completed. Return to your hotel to freshen up and enjoy dinner on site. 
Hotel: The Oberoi Amarvilas or similar.

Day 3 – Agra to Ranthambore National Park
Return to the Taj Mahal this morning – this time to experience its splendor of the colors of the sunrise. After breakfast, a 6-hour drive takes you to Ranthambore National Park, one of the most renowned national parks in Northern India. After lunch at your hotel, you may choose to visit Dastkar's Craft Centre which promotes and revives traditional Indian crafts, empowering village women to sell their handmade crafts. Return your hotel to freshen up and enjoy dinner on site.
Hotel: The Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar. 

Day 4 - Ranthambore National Park
Embark on early morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger! Ranthambore is one of India’s Project Tiger Reserves and is also home to striped hyenas, sloth bears and wild boar, just to name a few. Lunch and dinner will be served at the hotel. 
Hotel: The Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar. 

Day 5 - Ranthambore National Park to Delhi 
Early this morning, enjoy your last game drive. After breakfast and an early lunch, drive to Jaipur Airport (approximately 4 hours) for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel where you will have some time to freshen up before dinner on site.  
Hotel: The Oberoi New Delhi or similar. 

Day 6 - Delhi to Dubai 
After an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dubai. Upon arrival, drive to the pier where you will embark your Seabourn ship.

This Pre-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available: 

December 2, 2022 Pre-Cruise (December 7, 2022 Cruise Date)

March 31, 2023 Pre-Cruise (April 5, 2023 Cruise Date)

Post-Cruise Itinerary Overview

Day 1 – Dubai to Dehli
Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, the intriguing cultural and historical center of India! Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.  
Hotel: The Oberoi New Delhi or similar. 

Day 2 – Delhi to Agra
After breakfast, set off on your approximately 3½ hour journey to Agra where you will visit the magnificent red sandstone Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, visit the Taj Mahal another spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from its stunning design balance, the Taj is noted for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever completed. Return your hotel to freshen up and enjoy dinner on site. 
Hotel: The Oberoi Amarvilas or similar. 

Day 3 – Agra to Ranthambore National Park 
Return to the Taj Mahal this morning – this time to experience its splendor of the colors of the sunrise. After breakfast, a 6-hour drive takes you to Ranthambore National Park, one of the most renowned national parks in Northern India. After lunch at your hotel, you may choose to visit Dastkar's Craft Centre which promotes and revives traditional Indian crafts, empowering village women to sell their handmade crafts. Return your hotel to freshen up and enjoy dinner on site.
Hotel: The Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar. 

Day 4 – Ranthambore National Park 
Embark on early morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger! Ranthambore is one of India’s Project Tiger Reserves and is also home to striped hyenas, sloth bears and wild boar, just to name a few. Lunch and dinner are served at the hotel. 
Hotel: The Oberoi Vanyavilas or similar. 

Day 5 – Ranthambore National Park to Delhi
Early this morning, enjoy your last game drive. After breakfast and an early lunch, drive to Jaipur Airport (approximately 4 hours) for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel where you will have some time to freshen up before dinner on site.  
Hotel: The Oberoi New Delhi or similar. 

Day 6 – Delhi
After breakfast, drive through 'Lutyen's Delhi', traveling past the War Memorial Arch, better known as India Gate. Continue to Humayun's Tomb - a magnificent monument built in red sandstone and the basis for the design of the Taj Mahal. Proceed to a Gurudwara or Sikh Temple where you will visit the community kitchen to see how food is prepared daily for more than a thousand visitors. Help arrange food supplies as a contribution for the day’s meal. Return to the hotel for lunch before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

This Post-Cruise Seabourn Journey Is Available: 

December 7, 2022 Post-Cruise (November 20, 2022 Cruise Date)

April 5, 2023 Post-Cruise (March 19, 2023 Cruise Date)