India’s Golden Triangle & Grand Voyage to Dubai



Your 30 Day Fly, Tour & Cruise Holiday Includes

Economy Flights to Delhi Returning From Barcelona

Your Golden Triangle Tour Experience
8 Day India’s Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi with an English Speaking Tour Guide
7 Nights Accommodation in Hand Selected Hotels whilst Touring with Breakfast Daily

Touring Highlights
Visit India’s Vibrant Capital City Delhi, Colourful Jaipur, and Iconic Agra
Experience the Wonder of Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Visit the Imposing Red Agra Fort
Be Guided Through the Enchanting City Of Jaipur
Take a Jeep to Magnificent Amber Fort and View the Famous Sheesh Mahal

Your Dubai City Experience
One Way Flight from Delhi to Dubai
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Discover the City Of Dubai

Your 20 Night MSC Grand Voyage
20 Night Cruise Onboard MSC’s Newest & Most Innovative Ship, MSC World Europa, Launching December 2022 in an Interior Stateroom
Onboard Dining Across A Range Of Complimentary Venues
Onboard Entertainment including Live Music & Performances
Onboard All Port Taxes & Charges

Your Barcelona City Stay
Bonus 1 Night Hotel Stay to Explore the City Of Barcelona

Get More Onboard – Add on a Beverage Package for only $699pp*

Bonus Low Deposit from $xxx pp*
Bonus My Cruises Holiday Savings

General Departure Information
per person twin share ex Auckland
$6,189  per person twin share ex Christchurch

Travel Dates
Tour Departs: 17 March 2023
Cruise Departs: 25 March 2023

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Day 1: Delhi, India

Upon arrival in New Delhi, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to check-in to the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi, India (B)

This morning after breakfast, join your experienced local guide on an exciting half day tour of Delhi. Visit historic Jama Masjid and drive past the Red Fort. Experience the narrow winding lanes best traversed by cycle-rickshaw; they house some of the oldest trading establishments and inhabitants of the Old City. Later, drive past the Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) and the secretariat buildings, the impressive Rajpath and World War I memorial arch; the India Gate. Later visit Delhi’s most beautiful monument; the Humayun’s Tomb. On the way back to the hotel, notice the contrasting architectural styles, introduced by colonial rulers, mirroring styles from across Europe and adapted to India.

Day 3: Delhi – Agra (B)

After breakfast at the hotel this morning, view the changing landscape from your comfortable air-conditioned coach to Agra, home of the magnificent Taj Mahal. After checking in, relax or explore in your own time for the rest of the day.

Day 4: Agra – Taj Mahal Sunrise & Agra Fort (B)

Start the day with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. The stunning mausoleum immortalized the name of Shah Jahan’s last wife Mumtaz Mahal, “light of the palace”. Built by artisans from neighbouring Islamic countries as well as India, it is aptly described by the poet laureate Tagore as “A tear on the face of eternity”. Decorated with a mosaic of semi-precious stones and Persian calligraphy recreating verses from the Koran, the mausoleum is an important place of pilgrimage as the empress died in childbirth, making her a martyr. At dawn, the marble structures glow and gently change colour as the sky brightens. After returning to the hotel to freshen up and for breakfast, visit mighty Agra Fort. Richly decorated with marble and mosaic, it was in part of this fort-palace that Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal in homage to his wife, spent the last years of his life, imprisoned by his son. The quarters where he was confined have a magical view of the Taj Mahal across the river Yamuna. Enjoy free time to wander the intriguing streets and laneways of Agra’s old city.

Day 5: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri & Abhraneri, Japuir (B)

The tour departs for Jaipur after breakfast this morning. Just 40kms outside Agra, stop to wander the deserted plazas and streets of Fatehpur Sikri, built by the Mughals in the 15th century and abandoned within 20 years due to a lack of water, the ornate buildings and palaces are remarkably well preserved, they offer a somewhat eerie insight into the grandeur of the Mughal Empire at its peak. After lunch (not included), the tour will stop briefly in Abhaneri, the otherwise unassuming regional town that is home to a stunning stepwell; Chand Baori. Its ornate, symmetrical, and strikingly narrow stepped walls were constructed over 1000 years ago and remain in excellent condition. The day concludes on arrival into Jaipur, look out for the effect of the setting sun on the city’s pink walls as you enter.

Day 6: Jaipur (B)

Spend today exploring the ‘Pink City’ and its historical significance in the region. Start at magnificent Amber Fort, strategically positioned on a hilltop, home to vast halls and the famous entirely mirrored room ‘Sheesh mahal’. In the afternoon visit the sprawling City Palace, a superb marriage of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The seven-storied Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) is a sprawling complex with multiple courtyards, public buildings, an astronomical observatory, and zenana mahals (harems). From the City Palace, you enter the extraordinary “Jantar Mantar”, an astronomical observatory built-in 1827. Instruments resembling massive futuristic structures are actually highly sophisticated instruments that are accurate even today.
Finally, drive through the busy streets for a photography stop at Hawa Mahal, the ornate pink façade an icon of the city. The five-storied high ‘screen’ composed of projected windows and balconies protected by fine latticed screens, was designed to enable the ladies of the harem to observe the lively street scenes of the city from a position of privacy. Enjoy your free time this evening.

Day 7: Jaipur – Delhi (B)

Depart Jaipur today and drive back to Delhi today for your final night.

Day 8: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (B)

You will depart Delhi and head to the airport Airport for your onward travel arrangements to Dubai.

Welcome to Dubai where you will be able to explore some of the most astounding man-made sites in the Northern Hemisphere. Check out The Palm, an island built in the shape indicative of its name, filled with opulent mansions and in close proximity to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The Burj is a 7 star, unmatched experience built for the ultra-wealthy elitists. The most well-known building in Dubai is without a doubt the Burj Khalifa, extending 830 metres, seamlessly entering the stratosphere. Size and decadence seem to be the only two prerequisites in Dubai.

Day 9: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Embark your 20 Night Cruise from Dubai Onboard MSC World Europa to Barcelona. Spend overnight onboard in Dubai.

Day 10: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Day at leisure to explore the city of Dubai, your cruise sets sail tonight at 6:00 pm.

Day 11: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Welcome to one of the most astounding destinations of luxury in the world, a visit to the Ferrari World Theme Park, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Emirates Palace are all must-see experiences. A pleasure for both sight and senses can be achieved with lunch at Etihad Tower.

Day 12: Sir Bani Yas Island, United Arab Emirates

Famed for its amazing nature reserve, beautiful beaches and thrilling outdoor activities, a day spent on Sir Bani Yas Island is a day well spent. This $40 Billion adventure paradise has something for everyone. Drive a racecar around the F1 Grand Prix Track, surf the artificial wave at Yas Waterworld, have a hit around Yas Links, or simply relax with a cocktail at the 5-star resort, Yas Viceroy.

Day 13: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 14: Muscat, Oman

A beautiful oasis of pristine lawns, trees, and an array of flowers is not the first thought when picturing a typically desert country. Traditional architecture, elegant mosques, and eye-opening museums intertwine with modern structures to create a striking resemblance to what Mars would be like if filled with opulence.

Day 15 – 18: At Sea

Your days at sea will allow you to take full advantage of everything the ship has to offer. Seek out hidden treasures and make the most of the facilities onboard. All of the ship’s activities can be found in the vessel’s daily newsletter. If relaxation is on your mind then your sea day will allow you to sit back, soak in ship life and watch the world as it floats by you.

Day 19: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, a Saudi Arabian port city on the Red Sea, is a modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities Mecca and Medina. Resort hotels, beaches, and outdoor sculptures line the Corniche, a seafront promenade anchored by the iconic King Fahd’s Fountain. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral.

Day 20: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at Sea.

Day 21 -22: Suez Canal, Egypt (Transit)

The Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea and was built by the Suez Canal Company back in 1869. It is one of the great innovations that has lasted into the modern world.

Day 23 – 24: At Sea

Enjoy relaxing days at sea.

Day 25: Naples, Italy

Cruise to Naples, located on Italy’s stunning Amalfi coast, a city embellished in history. Touring around Naples’ grand piazzas, cathedrals, and castles in the old centre will fill that cultural need. Pompeii is not too far either, a dashing city that boasts diverse cultural offerings and charming streets.

Day 26: Civitavecchia (Rome Port), Italy

Civitavecchia is a coastal town northwest of Rome, in Italy. Built-in the 2nd century, the Port of Civitavecchia still retains some of its original features, like the Roman Dock. The port area also includes the 16th-century Michelangelo Fort. Nearby, the National Archaeological Museum displays bronze and ceramic artifacts. Northeast of town is the Terme Taurine, the ruins of a Roman thermal bath complex.

Day 27: Genoa, Italy

Genoa is known for its key role in maritime trade over several centuries. Narrow streets open onto monumental squares like Piazza de Ferrari, the site of an iconic bronze fountain and Teatro Carlo Felice opera house.

Day 28: At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 29: Barcelona, Spain

Be welcomed by the charms and artistic treasures of Barcelona as you disembark from MSC World Europa this morning. Enjoy your overnight hotel stay to explore the stunning sights such as the Sagrada Familia and enjoy the local tapas for some truly delicious cuisine.

Day 30: Barcelona, Spain

Farewell Barcelona today as board your flight home or ask us about our flexible flights & extend your stay.

Featuring groundbreaking design and new green technology, MSC World Europa is the first in a New Era of Cruising for MSC Cruises. MSC World Europa cruise ship is the first in a 4-unit “MSC World Class” series of passenger liners designed and built for MSC Cruises.  The first liner (MSC Europa) is scheduled for launch and inauguration in 2022.

Enjoy entertainment along the lively promenade dotted with bars, shops & boutiques or relax in one of the many onboard “neighbourhoods”.  The size of MSC World Europa ensures that there is something for everyone.

Travel based on
Sail Date: 
25 March 2023
Tour Date:
17 March 2023

Prices are per person twin share in NZD based on travel from Auckland unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to availability and currency fluctuations & subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Accommodation is subject to change and availability.
Surcharges may apply. Flights may not be direct or operate daily. Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
Disruptions to cruising and itinerary may occur. Shore excursions and other items such as alcoholic beverages & laundry are an additional cost. Should gratuities or hotel service charges not already be included in your package, these are mandatory and charged by the cruise line to your onboard account on a day by day basis.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
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