We invite you to join Brand g Vacations from September 30 through October 12, 2019 for an inclusive, all lgbt, 13-day journey, exploring the splendors of India and cruising the Lower Ganges River.
Stay in a luxurious New Delhi hotel as you explore the capital territory. Fly to exotic West Bengal for an unforgettable cruise along the lower Ganges River with powerful visits to Bandel, Kalna, Murshidabad, Chandernagore, and the stunning new temple complex at Mayapur. Back in Kolkata, the journey continues to Rajasthan and India’s Golden Triangle, with astounding visits to the fabled pink city of Jaipur, the 11th century Agra Fort, and the legendary Taj Mahal.
During the river cruise, you’ll return home each night to a soothing atmosphere of relaxation aboard the elegant, all-suite Ganges Voyager. Breathe in the scenery from the comfort of a top deck lounge. Explore the healing sensations of Ayurvedic or traditional European spa treatments. Gather with your new friends and discuss the meaning of enlightenment as you watch the world go by. No matter where you are on board, you’ll feel a renewing energy and comforting sense of peace.
With just 28 custom-designed suites, space is limited, so contact your travel professional or Brand g Vacations directly.
Welcome reception in New Delhi
2 nights hotel accommodation in Imperial Room at Imperial Hotel New Delhi including breakfast
One lunch and one dinner in New Delhi
7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation.
Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise.
Free flowing house wine and local beer with lunch and dinner during cruise.
One hour pre dinner cocktails of domestic spirits throughout the cruise.
Two nights accommodation in Palace Room at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur including breakfast.
One lunch and one dinner in Jaipur.
One night accommodation in Mughal Chambers room at ITC Mughal, Agra including breakfast.
One lunch and one dinner in Agra.
Day room accommodation in Superior room at Radisson Blu Plaza, New Delhi.
December 02 to December 10 – $3,799.00 USD
All prices in U.S. dollars and are cruise/land only. Initial deposit is $850 per person, with final payment due August 5, 2019. * Price is per person based on double occupancy. Port fees of $175 and pre-paid gratuities of $160 are additional. Single Supplement for Cruise is $2,500 in categories A1, B1, B4, C1, C4. Full supplement applies to suite category. All reservations are subject to Brand g’s Terms and Conditions.
Duration: 10 days
Start in Munich, Germany
End in Vienna, Austria
Thank you for choosing Brand g. Your itinerary has been carefully selected to ensure you have memorable vacation. We hope you will enjoy your special journey as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Our representatives are experienced professionals committed to delivering outstanding service. We will do everything within our power to make your river cruise experience the best ever! So, relax and absorb the ambiance of the magical settings and fascinating places you will visit.
To help prepare you for your vacation, we have compiled some important tips. We encourage you to read this information carefully and to bring it with you as a reference during your travels. While traveling, please keep in mind that patience, understanding and the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment will enhance your vacation experience. Despite careful planning, unavoidable circumstances may require last minute changes to your itinerary. However, we have discovered that these deviations often reveal unexpected discoveries.
Traveling reveals new and exciting lifestyles, cuisines and traditions that may be different from what you are used to. Respecting these differences will create an infinitely more pleasant and rewarding experience. We wish you an exciting and memorable vacation.
A valid passport is required for all Brand g vacations; your passport must be valid for at least six months after your return. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and secure all required visas. Consult with the appropriate consulates to determine if any visas are needed. Vacations can be disrupted, or altered if the correct documents cannot be supplied at airports or border crossings; please check your itinerary carefully. In the event that you lose your passport while traveling, we recommend you photocopy the first pages of your passport, airline tickets, driver’s license and/or birth certificate to simplify and expedite the process of replacing lost documents. Keep the originals separate from the copies. This will make replacement easier if you lose them en route. It is also useful to carry spare passport photos. You may wish to scan your passport, airline tickets and credit card numbers and email them to yourself as attachments, so you may download copies to assist in obtaining replacements.
Comfortable clothes and good walking shoes while on land. And, since there are spa facilities, and fitness room on the ship, we suggest workout clothes. Jackets and ties are not required. We recommend country club casual for dinner.
Please advise Brand g Vacations prior to departure if you have any special dietary requirements. We will make every effort possible to always accommodate your requests, however, please note that local conditions and seasonality can restrict our ability on occasions.
The day before your cruise ends you will be given an invoice for any onboard charges you may have made. Please check the invoice to make sure all items are accounted for before payment/closing of the account. All onboard charges will be in Euros. Payment is accepted in cash (Euros) or by credit card. Your bank/credit card company will convert this into $US dollars at their own exchange rate. Some bank/credit cards may charge a separate fee, as well.
ATM machines are widely available throughout Europe and readily accessible during shore excursions; the ship does not have an ATM machine onboard. Prior to traveling, we recommend that you notify your bank of your travel plans so they can inform you of any applicable transaction fees and provide any information on restrictions, etc.
For Austria and Germany the currency is the Euro.
The AMADEUS Star is the 16th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, Luftner Cruises. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship continues with the company’s orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.
This new vessel follows the award-winning model of Amadeus’ new generation Silver class ships, but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner. Staterooms on the Mozart and Strauss Deck feature automatically lowering panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the Amadeus ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and individually regulated climate control.
The 5-star, Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski, welcomes you in the heart of Munich and is the ideal place to stay to make the most of the vibrant city.
From its very inception, the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten was created to impress visitors on what has long been one of Europe’s most prestigious addresses: Maximilianstrasse is jam-packed with high-end boutique stores featuring the biggest names in fashion, plus plenty of local favorites. City center Marienplatz is a six- or seven-minute walk, and the world-class Bavarian State Opera a few hundred yards away, on Maximilianstrasse.
Accommodations include taxes and deluxe buffet breakfast.
Bristol Hotel Vienna
The Hotel Bristol Vienna, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is located in the heart of the city adjacent to the Vienna State Opera and in close proximity to all major sights. The Bristol – an art deco gem – has been one of Vienna’s prime addresses ever since 1892 and serves as a living example of Viennese charm and personalized service. 150 exclusive rooms and 24 unique suites feel like turn-of-the-century apartments and offer spectacular views of the city. The restaurant Bristol Lounge offers all-day dining and enchants guests with its stylish elegance and tasteful decor; in cold weather a fire crackles in the large fireplace.
The rest of the day is spent on board, where you will have a wonderful view of the passing winter landscapes as your cruise ship travels towards Vienna.
In the evening, we recommend that music lovers attend the atmospheric “Sound of Vienna” concert, which will present a kaleidoscope of Viennese classical music. (B/L/D)
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