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Explore India’s iconic Golden Triangle with fully escorted tours, paired with a luxury all-inclusive Silversea cruise, sailing from Mumbai, through evocative Middle Eastern destinations to Athens.

Your arrival in the pulsating city of Delhi is the start of an incredible six-night Golden Triangle tour, where you will experience the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of India – a destination that stimulates the senses like no other. Along with Delhi, Jaipur and Agra collectively form what is known as India’s legendary Golden Triangle and on this fully-escorted and immersive tour, you’ll get to discover for yourself the wondrous treasures in and around this trio of historic cities. Among the many highlights, a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra – a once-in-a-lifetime experience – the deserted 16th-century city of Fatehpur Sikri and the fabled ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur.

From Delhi, you’ll fly to Mumbai, formerly Bombay, for the second leg of your unforgettable holiday: a 17-night cruise aboard the Silversea’s Silver Whisper, an opulent yet intimate ship indulging with all the amenities of a grand resort but with the charm of a boutique hotel. 

After three days at sea, you’ll stop at Salalah, in the exotic Sultanate of Oman, where you’ll discover dramatic natural landscapes blended with fascinating history. Three more days cruising and you’ll then arrive in evocative Jeddah, a fascinating place to experience the old traditions of Saudi Arabia. Following a day at sea, you’ll enjoy stops at Safaga on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, popular for its beaches and therapeutic healing waters and Jordan’s ancient coastal city, Aqaba, renowned for its scuba diving and the gateway to the pink sandstone city of Petra.

During two more days at sea, you’ll cruise through Egypt’s historic Suez Canal, before arriving at port city, Alexandria, home to legendary wonders of the ancient world. After a day at sea, you’ll then reach the Mediterranean and ancient Greek capital, Athens, via Piraeus Port, concluding this incredible journey.

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The Silver Whisper Experience

Opulent yet intimate, Silver Whisper has all the amenities of a grand resort but with the charm of a boutique hotel. From the sanctuary of your suite, to the extensive dining opportunities and indulgent spa – you can’t help but fall in love with the Silversea style of cruising. Each suite is elegantly decorated with dark wood and rich colour schemes and include marble bathrooms with a separate tub and shower. You’ll even be assigned your own personal butler, so your every whim will be catered to. Silversea cruising is truly designed for those who delight in the thrill of discovery while indulging mind and body in the most lavish surroundings imaginable.

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Dolce Vita

Enjoy complimentary cocktails and live music as you share stories of your adventures with your cruise companions.

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Zagara Spa

Relax your body and mind in this soothing sanctuary with saunas, steam rooms and a wide range of invigorating therapies.

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The Restaurant

Savour exquisite cuisine with sweeping ocean views surrounded by sparkling silver, crystal and candlelight.

Your 23 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

14 March 2024

Fly to Delhi and begin your tour of the Golden Triangle

Pulsating Delhi is the starting point of your incredible six-night Golden Triangle tour and a suitable introduction to the vibrant colours, sights and sounds of India – a veritable feast for the senses. Today, you’ll have plenty of time to make your own explorations in Delhi. Discover UNESCO World Heritage Sites sitting comfortably alongside innovative modern architecture and the colourful, frenetic chaos of the vibrant streets. Sample the Mughlai cuisine, from Chaat to Butter Chicken, so delicious that it’s famous globally, or soak up the atmosphere of the city once darkness falls, when some of Delhi’s most prominent buildings – such as the India Gate – are beautifully illuminated.

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Day 2

15 March 2024

Explore Old and New Delhi on a fascinating guided tour of this vibrant city

In Old Delhi, explore the Jama Masjid Mosque, the largest mosque in India, whose courtyard can accommodate 25,000 worshippers. Admire the well-preserved ramparts of the Red Fort and mingle with the throngs of locals at the colourful Khari Baoli street market. New Delhi is where you’ll be able to discover the Rashtrapati Bhavan – the official residence of the Indian President – and the Jantar Mantar observatory, which reveal the world’s largest stone sundial.

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Day 3

16 March 2024

Transfer to the remarkable Pink City of Jaipur for a two-night stay

Today you will transfer to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Known as the Pink City because of the colour scheme of many of its many historic buildings, you’ll discover well-preserved architectural wonders that illustrate the vast wealth and power of the rajas that once ruled this enthralling corner of India. Rajasthan’s mountain-fringed capital is home to the Hawa Mahal, a must-visit building festooned with latticed balconies from which royal ladies could view the street below while preserving their modesty.

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Day 4

17 March 2024

Admire the beauty of the Amber Fort, another of Jaipur’s architectural gems

The mountain-top Amber Fort is one of the architectural gems of Jaipur and looks out over the tranquil Maota Lake. Inside is a visual feast of mirrored ceilings and embossed silver doors leading to ever grander rooms that have been designed with meticulous precision. Savour a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

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Day 5

18 March 2024

Transfer to Agra, stopping at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri on the way

Transferring to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, you’ll stop off at Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted 16th-century red sandstone city, on the way. Built by Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for some 10 years. The complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style, includes one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Enjoy lunch at Bharatpur restaurant.

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Day 6

19 March 2024

Be awe-inspired by the beguiling Taj Mahal in Agra

Prepare yourself for one of the greatest love letters in the world – the Taj Mahal. Constructed by 20,000 artisans over a twenty-year period, this mausoleum was dedicated to Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, who died in childbirth. Made of polished white marble and inlaid with a king’s ransom of jewels, this is one of the world’s most recognisable buildings. Complementing this remarkable building is the symmetrical harmony of the garden, which features fountains, marble benches and stone-paved raised pathways.

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Day 7

20 March 2024

Fly to Bombay (Mumbai) and embark the luxurious Silver Whisper

Transfer from your Delhi hotel to the airport to catch your flight to Mumbai, a thriving metropolis, originally known as Bombay. It is here you’ll embark the luxurious Silver Whisper for your fantastic 17-night cruise adventure. With the amenities of a grand resort and the many charms of a stylish boutique hotel, Silversea's Silver Whisper welcomes you on board. Settle into your surroundings and choose from a wealth of dining experiences, personalise your suite to the finest detail – including your choice of scent, toiletries and pillow – and get to know your personal butler who will keep your fridge stocked with your favourite tipples.

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Days 8 - 10

21 - 23 March 2024

With three days cruising ahead, settle in to enjoy everything Silversea has to offer

For the next three days at sea, you’ll soon discover cruising with Silversea and on the Silver Whisper is simply fabulous. Enjoy its world-class accommodations, conviviality and warm, individualised service, paired with the enhanced spaces and amenities of this wonderful ship. Revel in the pampering treatments of an extensive wellness spa, shop the hottest trends from top designers at our shipboard boutiques, and enjoy dynamic full-scale productions in a multi-tiered show lounge. Silver Whisper luxury cruise ship has it all: design your own schedule or simply have no schedule at all!

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Day 11

24 March 2024

Explore the stunning natural beauty and history of Salalah

Situated at the base of the Al Qara Mountains, Salalah is a city filled with charm and charisma. The third-largest city in the Sultanate of Oman, Salalah offers beautiful beaches – some of the best in the country, including Mughsail Beach – traditional Islamic architecture, verdant mountains covered in frankincense trees and much more. The dramatic natural landscapes of western Oman will leave you amazed. Take a trip to the tomb of Hiob with a stop off at the unforgettable blow holes, to the historic Marneef Caves, or to the most famous Sultan Qaboos mosques in Oman, an architectural wonder.

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Days 12 - 14

25 - 27 March 2024

During your three says at sea, savour the culinary delights on board

Immerse yourself in Silver Whisper's divine dining. With a plethora of mouth-watering restaurants from which to pick and choose – from La Terrazza offering authentic Italian cuisine to La Dame serving the excellent French cuisine – you will invariably be spoilt for choice. Or why not catch a movie, dance the night away to a live band or simply take a stroll on deck. This ship holds all the facilities and sophisticated entertainment options you'd expect from Silversea Cruises.

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Days 15

28 March 2024

Discover the ancient quarter and modern Corniche of evocative Jeddah

A city that marries history and modernity, Jeddah is the perfect place to explore the rich and vibrant culture and old traditions of Saudi Arabia. Dating back to the 7th century, Jeddah’s Old Town, Al Balad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can admire the historic palaces and traditional souk. You may even be welcomed with local hospitality and a treat of fresh dates and Arabic coffee. You can also visit the famed floating Al Rahma Mosque, built directly over the water and New Jeddah Corniche, offering stunning sea views from its waterfront boardwalk.

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Day 16

29 March 2024

Indulge in Silversea's renowned attentive service while cruising the ocean waves

Enjoy another relaxing day at sea and Silversea's round-the-clock butler service, ensuring all your needs are met on all your days on the ocean waves. You'll find yourself attended to by immaculately clad, white-gloved staff, all of whom are professionally trained to the highest standards and able to give you their undivided attention. Together with one of the highest staff-to-guest ratios at sea, it ensures a Silversea cruise is something truly special.

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Day 17

30 March 2024

Enjoy the Red Sea’s healing properties and exciting water sports in Safaga

A small port town located along the Red Sea coast in Egypt, Safaga draws visitors from across the world for its picturesque black sand beaches lapped by turquoise waters and pristine reefs, providing wondrous snorkelling and scuba diving. Safaga is also popular for its windsurfing and kitesurfing activities and as a spa destination; the Red Sea’s exceptionally salty mineral waters are renowned for their therapeutic healing properties. Further afield, the ancient Egyptian temples of Luxor and Karnak are also within easy reach.

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Day 18 - 19

31 March - 1 April 2024

Explore Jordan’s ancient coastal city, Aqaba

Your next exciting stop is Aqaba, a port city located on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. Jordan's only coastal city boasts a myriad of beaches and is a popular destination for windsurfing and other water sports. It’s also renowned for its scuba diving boasting exquisite coral reef; notable dive sites include the Yamanieh reef in the Aqaba Marine Park, south of the city. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., Aqaba is also home to the stunning Islamic-era Aqaba Fort and serves as the gateway to the pink sandstone city of Petra, one of the new ‘Seven Wonders of the World,’ and the sweeping desert-scape of Wadi Rum.

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Day 20

2 April 2024

Enjoy 'dinner on the edge' when evening descends on the Silver Whisper

With another day at sea, time to sample some of the healthiest cuisines in The Grill, which features lava stone cooking at its finest. Sourced from volcanic rock and placed in an oven to reach an optimum temperature of 400˚C, this restaurant invites guests to cook food – to your own tastes – directly at your table. Thus, every bite is cooked to perfection, time after time. During the day, The Grill becomes a daytime rotisserie and gourmet salad and burger bar, offering 'build your own burgers' from the choicest selections of meat.

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Day 21

3 April 2024

Retrace history as you cruise through the legendary Suez Canal

Today, you’ll cruise through the Suez Canal, an artificial sea-level waterway and an extraordinary feat of engineering, running for 193-kilometres through Egypt. The Suez Canal connects the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea through the Isthmus of Suez and separates the African continent from Asia. Constructed in the 1860s, the canal’s historic inauguration had a dramatic effect on world trade and politics and nowadays, ranks as one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. On board, survey the low-lying delta of the Nile River to the west and the higher, rugged and arid Sinai Peninsula to the east.

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Day 22

4 April 2024

Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt’s legendary Alexandria

Today, you’ll arrive in Alexandria, one of Egypt's largest cities and also its principal seaport, located on the Mediterranean Sea. During the Hellenistic period, Alexandria was home to a lighthouse (Pharos), ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as the legendary Great Library, the largest in the ancient world. Today that storied library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, which you can visit. This fascinating ancient city also bears Greco-Roman landmarks and a 15th-century seafront Qaitbay Citadel, which is now a museum. Old-world cafés and lovely beaches are further distractions.

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Day 23

5 April 2024

From chic cocktail bars to theatre performances, make the most of Silversea's extravagant nightlife

As you near the end of your cruise, raise a toast to celebrate what has been a fantastic holiday at The Bar, sipping on your favourite cocktail. Or catch-up with friends in the Panorama Lounge after dinner and perhaps dance the night away to music from the house DJ. For those who prefer a tranquil venue for an after-dinner digestif, Connoisseur's Corner offers a prestigious range of cognacs and whiskies, as well as cigars.

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Day 24

6 April 2024

Arrive in Piraeus port and disembark the Silver Whisper for your flight home

Today, as you sail into the Greek port city of Piraeus, your magnificent cruise adventure concludes. Disembark the Silver Whisper and filled with a treasure trove of incredible memories, transfer to Athens airport for your onward flight home.

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Your Hotel Stays

ITC Rajputana
★★★★★

Inspired by the imposing architecture of Rajasthan’s traditional havelis and located in the heart of Jaipur, ITC Rajputana invites its guests to immerse in the romance and majesty of the grand royal era. The elegant red brick exterior encompasses a central atrium around which, the various levels rise gracefully. Long corridors, secluded courtyards and the tinkle of fountains recall times long past. Infused with this style is the modern uncluttered look and feel. In this luxurious hotel, be indulged with a sumptuous array of accommodations, an award-winning spa, bazaar and alluring outdoor pool.

ITC Mughal
★★★★★

Sprawled over 93077-square-metres of Mughal-style gardens, with the characteristic use of water channels, fruit trees, flowers and shaded walkways, this Agra luxury resort is a fitting tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past. In close proximity to the Taj Mahal, this luxury resort offers 233 opulent rooms and suites, an acclaimed spa and signature cuisine offerings – dining here is an epicurean delight. The ITC Mughal recreates a paradise for the contemporary Mogul - exemplifying the splendour and perfection that was the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.

Touring Experience

India's Golden Triangle

Begin your exciting adventure, flying into Delhi from where you’ll explore India’s wealth of treasures during a fully escorted six-day Golden Triangle tour. Discover the Indian capital’s multi-layered history and colourful street life before travelling to Agra, site of the world-famous Taj Mahal. More architectural splendour can be discovered in the stunning Pink City of Jaipur, home to the vast Amber Fort overlooking the scenic Maota Lake. While in enchanting Jaipur, you’ll also visit the intriguing Hawa Mahal, otherwise known as the ‘Palace of Winds'.

Amber Fort

One of the architectural gems of Jaipur, Amber Fort, is a vast, fairy-tale palace built from yellow and pink sandstone and white marble, atop a mountain. Within, you’ll discover a visual feast of mirrored ceilings and embossed silver doors leading to ever grander rooms designed with meticulous precision. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, the historic town at the base of the hill, which formed the early seat of the Amber kings. From here, enjoy marvelous views of the surrounding area.

Fatehpur Sikri

Travelling to Agra, you’ll make a stop off at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a deserted 16th century red sandstone city, which serenely rests on a rocky ridge, just west of Agra in northern India. To enter, you’ll pass under the famed domed archway, the Buland Darwaza. Given its spectacular history, architecture and legacy – founded by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar and the capital of the Mughal Empire – Fatehpur Sikri now stands as a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing elements of Persian and Indian design.

Your Holiday Summary

 

All-Inclusive Cruise

  • 17 night all-inclusive luxury cruise on board Silver Whisper
    • Complimentary premium shore excursions included at every port*
    • Pre-paid gratuities and complimentary WI-FI on board
    • In-suite butler service and fully stocked fridge for all suites
    • All-inclusive beverages including fine wines, beers and premium spirits

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night five-star stay at the Hyatt Regency Delhi or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night five-star hotel stay in Jaipur at the ITC Rajputana or similar with breakfast
  • 1 night five-star hotel stay in Agra at the ITC Mughal or similar with breakfast
  • 1 night five-star hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency Delhi or similar with breakfast

Fully Escorted Tours

  • Sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi with buffet lunch at a local restaurant
  • Excursion to Amber Fort by Jeep
  • Visit to the town of Fatehpur Sikri with buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Bharatpur
  • Visit to the Taj Mahal

All flights, taxes and transfers

Prices

23 Nights |  Departing 14 March 2024

Departing

Auckland

Vista Suite

$11,999pp

Classic Veranda Suite

$13,999pp

Superior Veranda Suite

$14,999pp

Departing

Wellington

Vista Suite

$12,199pp

Classic Veranda Suite

$14,199pp

Superior Veranda Suite

$15,199pp

Departing

Christchurch

Vista Suite

$12,499pp

Classic Veranda Suite

$14,499pp

Superior Veranda Suite

$15,499pp