|Tour & Cruise|
Pre-Cruise Tour Golden Triangle of India
|Thu 22 Feb-
Fri 23 Feb
|London - Delhi|
"Tour and Cruise" passengers fly to Delhi, arriving Thursday morning. Explore Old and New Delhi including the Red fort.
|Sat 24 Feb
||Delhi - Jaipur|
Travel by train to the romantic pink city Jaipur to see the astrological observatory and City Palace.
|Sun 25 Feb
Ascend the magnificent Rajput fort at Amber on elephant back.
|Mon 26 Feb
||Fatehpur Sikri - Agra|
Explore the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Agra.
|Tue 27 Feb
||Agra - Delhi|
This morning we will visit the magical Taj Mahal. Continue to Delhi, via Sikandra to see the Tomb of Akbar the Great.
|Wed 28 Feb
||Delhi - Colombo|
Fly to Colombo to join Minerva.
|584 Cruise Itinerary|
|Tue 27 Feb-
Wed 28 Feb
|London - Colombo|
"Cruise Only" passengers fly to Colombo to join Minerva.
|Thu 1 Mar
||Colombo (for Kandy)|
Venture through the verdant Hill Country to Kandy, to see the Temple of the Tooth.
|Fri 2 Mar
||At Sea - Tuticorin|
As Minerva sails through the Gulf of Mannar, acquaint yourself with her many facilities.
|Sat 3 Mar
||Tuticorin (for Madurai)|
A full-day excursion to Madurai visits the vast and elaborately adorned Meenakshi Temple.
|Sun 4 Mar
Listen to our Guest Speakers' talks as Minerva rounds Cape Cormorin, India's most southerly point.
|Mon 5 Mar
Explore fort Cochin as well as the peaceful, shady backwaters of Kerala.
|Tue 6 Mar
Travel inland this afternoon to see some fine examples of Jain temple architecture.
|Wed 7 Mar
Discover the former Portuguese enclave of Goa. Explore the Old City or relax on a glorious beach.
|Thu 8 Mar-
Fri 9 Mar
Explore the hub of India's commerce and culture on a city tour and visit the eclectic Prince of Wales Museum. Also cross by boat to Elephanta Island to see the rock-cut caves.
|Sat 10 Mar
Our maiden call at the island of Diu with its palm-fringed beaches and attractive town.
|Sun 11 Mar-
Mon 12 Mar
Reflect on our Indian experiences with our Guest Speakers.
|Tue 13 Mar
We arrive in the wealthy Sultanate of Oman and tour its capital, Muscat.
|Wed 14 Mar
||Muscat - London|
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to London. Land by ship's boat or local tender.
Pre-Cruise Tour Ancient Cities of Sri Lanka (6 days).
Post-Cruise Beach Muscat (3 nights).