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    Saigon Highlights

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam

    Duration 9 hrs

    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. ...
    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. more...

    Gain an overall understanding of Saigon through landmark architecture that reflects the changing face of the metropolis known as Ho Chi Minh City since 1976. In the lively Chinatown district of Cholon, you will find Giac Lam, the city’s oldest pagoda. A haven of tranquility where Taoism and Confucianism merge with Buddhism, the pagoda compound includes ornate tombs, a rare bodhi tree and an elegant statue of the Goddess of Mercy. For a more contemporary perspective, you will view Independence Palace, also known as the Reunification Palace, a modernistic white building that was home to the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon presents a glimpse into colonial life, as the French constructed it in the mid-1800s. The ornate Central Post Office is another French-built colonial gem. If not for the large portrait of Ho Chi Minh inside, you might think you were in Paris.

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    • Adult from: $121.43 NZD
    • Child from: $57.14 NZD
    DURATION 9 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Angkor Wat Adventure (Single Occupancy)

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam

    Duration 3 Days/2 Nights

    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ...
    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. more...

    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.


    Please note: • There is extensive walking at the temple sites, with steps at Bayon and Angkor Wat • This program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or those who use a wheelchair • Flight schedules are subject to change and thus the tour sequence may vary • A Cambodian visa is included in the cost of this program • Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour • One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.

    DAY 1
    Depart the Phu My port for the center of Ho Chi Minh City and head straight to the Museum of Vietnamese History for an inside visit. This museum showcases Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods since the 10th Century.


    Continue for a photo stop at the old Central Post Office which proudly showcases its colonial style on the outside and hides rare ancient maps decorated on the dome inside the building. Next to the Central Post Office is Notre Dame Church signaling strong Catholicism when the French occupied Vietnam at the end of 18th Century.


    Next you will drive to Independence Palace for a photo stop outside the palace. This was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.


    Travel to one of Ho Chi Minh City's busiest streets - Dong Khoi Street. Along this fascinating street you can explore the many shops and try your hand at bargaining for porcelain figurines, cinnamon boxes and other traditional Vietnamese souvenirs.


    After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the airport for a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.


    Upon arrival in Siem Reap you will be met by your guide who will collect your passports to obtain your Cambodian Visa. After claiming luggage, transfer to your hotel for check-in.


    After some time to freshen up the group will proceed to a local restaurant for dinner accompanied by a traditional folkloric performance. After dinner return to your hotel for the evening.


    DAY 2
    After a buffet breakfast at the hotel the group will drive to Angkor Wat.


    You will have approximately 2 hours to explore its archaeological treasures with your guide who will point out the best spots for taking photos of this massive temple complex as you walk amidst the moss-peppered cobbled pathways, gaze up at the intricately carved tower tops and perhaps climb the steep and narrow temple steps that lead to wide courtyards. Lose yourself in contemplation as you catch the rays of the sun dancing off the bas relief carvings, the chatter of monkeys reverberating off the temple walls.


    Next you will drive to Banteay Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’ located approximately 32km from Siem Reap. This is the last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered in Cambodia. Your morning of adventure will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant.


    In the afternoon you will visit the Angkor Thom complex which includes the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon Complex whose giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. The curious smiling faces are said to be the representation of King Jayavarman VII, the creator of Bayon Temple. Finally, you will move on to the Elephants Terrace & Leper King.


    Another highlight is a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere with enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorer arrived. You may recognize it as it’s also the location of many scenes filmed for Angelina Jolie’s huge blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider.


    Return to your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.


    DAY 3
    After breakfast and check out, the group will transfer to the Siem Reap Airport for a flight to Bangkok. You will be met by our local ground operator in Bangkok and transferred to the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1
    • 9:15am Disembark in Phu My and drive to the History Museum
    • 10:30am Visit inside the museum
    • 11:15am Drive to Notre Dame Catholic church
    • 11:30am Photo stop at the church and old Central Post Office
    • 11.40am Drive to Independence Palace
    • 11:50am Photo stop outside the Palace
    • 12:00pm Drive to Dong Khoi shopping street
    • 12:15pm Free time for shopping
    • 1:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for lunch
    • 1:15pm Lunch
    • 2:00pm Transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • 5:30pm Proceed through Immigration and Customs
    • 6:20pm Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel to check-in
    • 7:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for dinner with show
    • 9:00pm Return to your hotel
    • Overnight at Treasure Oasis or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel
    • 7:45am Transfer to the World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple
    • 8:30am Visit Angkor Wat
    • 10:20am Drive to Banteay Srei, the ‘Women’s Citadel
    • 11:00am Visit Banteay Srei
    • 12:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for lunch
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 2:00pm Drive to the Angkor Thom Complex
    • 2:30pm Visit the Southern Gate the Bayon complex, the Elephants Terrace & Leper King
    • 3:30pm Drive to Ta Prohm
    • 3:45pm Visit Ta Prohm Temple
    • 4:45pm Return to your hotel – evening at leisure
    • Dinner on your own
    • Overnight at Treasure Oasis or similar hotel


    DAY 3
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel and check out
    • 7:30am Transfer to the Siem Reap Airport
    • 8:15am Check in for your flight to Bangkok (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • TBA Flight to Bangkok
    • TBA Arrive in Bangkok – you are met and transferred to the port
    • TBA Approximate arrival at the port


    Expected Weather:
    Typically 30 – 35 C (80-90 F) with very little shade. It will be quite hot – dress comfortably and remember to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.


    What to Bring:
    On this tour the key words are comfortable and casual. Remember you are visiting a foreign country and local dress codes should be observed. Please avoid uncovered shoulders, shorts or revealing clothing. Trousers or pants covering the knees are required to be worn when visiting Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple.


    Bring a hat or a head covering for sun protection and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and bug spray (you should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours). It’s also a good idea to bring along a small packet of tissues or wet wipes. It is also suggested that guests wear flat comfortable walking shoes (not sandals or open toed shoes / flip flops). Guests are requested to take-off their foot wear and hats when visiting religious sites.


    Currency:
    Guests are encouraged to bring US Dollars with them as they are most commonly accepted in Cambodia. The local currency is the Cambodian Riel. You should take smaller denominations of US Dollars with you, as they will keep you from ending up with a lot of local change that you will not be able to re-exchange back home.


    Electricity:
    Rooms are equipped with 220-volt, two-pin US style electrical outlets. We recommend travelling with your own adaptor kits if required should you have electronic devices.


    Luggage:
    Light luggage would be most suited for this 2-night trip. Please note that the airlines allow a maximum of 1 checked suitcase (20 kg or 44lbs) and one small carry on. Any additional pieces or overweight luggage will be paid to the airline at the guests’ expense when checking in.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents:
    Passports are required to be brought with you on this trip


    Hotel addresses:
    Treasure Oasis Hotel
    Sangkat Svay Dangkum, NR6, Krong Siem Reap


    *We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified accordingly ahead of time of any changes. If guests are not notified of any changes in advance of travel, then the hotel listed will be used.


    Program Includes
    • 2 nights at Treasure Oasis Hotel in Siem Reap or similar hotel – Standard room
    • Two breakfasts
    • Two lunches and one dinner including one local beer or one mineral water or one soft drink
    • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary using air-conditioned buses
    • Snack bars (day 2) and bottled water will be provided on the buses
    • English-speaking guide
    • One day pass for the Angkor complex
    • Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City
    • Sightseeing in Siem Reap
    • Economy class flights between Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand – direct flights not guaranteed
    • Cambodian visa upon arrival in Siem Reap


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Program Excludes for guests:
    • Gratuities to drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals and beverages not listed above
    • Excess or overweight luggage fees
    • Vietnam Visa


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    • Adult from: $1,998.57 NZD
    • Child from: $1,998.57 NZD
    DURATION 3 Days/2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Taj Mahal & The Gems of Jaipur (Single Occupancy)

    Mumbai, India

    Duration 4 Days/3 Nights

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. ...
    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. more...

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems.


    On this Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for three nights to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful culture, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks of Agra and Jaipur before rejoining your ship. Visit the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world’s most famous mausoleum and then discover the fascinating history and culture of Jaipur through its architectural gems and rituals.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    Disembark the ship in Mumbai. After completing disembarking procedures, transfer to the airport for a flight to Jaipur. Lunch is served aloft. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the airport for pre-check-in.


    Jaipur is where the enduring charisma of the past blends with the throbbing vitality of today. Where a colorful cast of characters - from painters and potters to artists and antique dealers - present a fascinating picture of a city that is alive to both tradition and change.


    Your luggage will be transported in a separate truck to the hotel and placed in your room.


    From the airport, proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort, a former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Ascend the fortress seated in a jeep, wander around beautiful palaces and visit Shiladevi, the private temple of the royal family, with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door.


    Before transferring to your hotel, there’s time to explore Jaipur’s bazaars laden with carpets, gems and jewelry; the specialties being traditional hand-block printed fabric, antique textiles and handicrafts.


    Later, check-in to your hotel. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    Join the local residents at dawn as they immerse in a morning Aarti ritual at Govind Dev Ji Temple (also called Krishna Temple). The Temple was built in 1735 by the Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh II and decorated with many beautiful chandeliers and Indian paintings. The building has the world’s largest, single-span flat roof and was positioned so that the Maharajah would enjoy a direct view of it from his palace.


    `Aarti’ is a Sanskrit word for homage or devotion. The aarti or offering of lamps is observed at prescribed hours of the day and night to invoke the gods. It is believed that the gods physically present themselves before devotees at this ceremony. Lamps are revolved before the idol in a clockwise manner along with the chanting of hymns.


    This recitation is accompanied by drums, the blowing of a conch-shell and the tolling of temple bells. At the end of the `aarti’, the priest takes a handful of water, which he revolves around the god's idol to pacify `agni' (the fire god), who is pressed into service in the form of a wick lamp. The lamps themselves are charged with this "presence" and thus after the ceremony devotees collect the fumes and smear their faces with its aroma.


    Following this unique ritual, you will return to your hotel for breakfast.


    Later, checkout and take a drive into old Jaipur stopping by the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, a good example of Rajput artistry made of red and pink sand stone, beautifully outlined with white borders and motifs painted with quick lime.


    Visit the City Palace which occupies the center of Jaipur, covers one seventh of its area and is surrounded by a high wall. We have access to the private section where the Royal Family lives, while also exploring public areas now converted to museums, displaying the Maharaja’s vast collection of textiles and costumes, an array of armory, miniature paintings and carpets.


    Opposite the City Palace is the open-air royal observatory “Jantar Mantar”. Maharaja Jai Singh, the creator of Jaipur loved mathematics and science, sending emissaries to the court of Mirza Beg in Samarkand who had built an observatory in 1425. Spending much of his time studying astronomy, he constructed masonry observatories in the cities of Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain, Mathura and most impressively the `Jantar Mantar’ in 1728.


    An exclusive lunch is arranged in the City Palace Café, after which you will depart Jaipur for Agra on a 4 ½ hour road journey taking in the Rajasthani countryside. Comfort stops are made along the way.


    Agra’s story or glory began with the arrival of the Mughals, who made it a great center of learning, art, commerce and culture. With its cosmopolitan bazaars and strategic location on the river Jamuna, Agra was altogether a worthy setting for the focus of an empire. This ‘city of the past’ has impressive World Heritage sites and traditional artisan workshops.


    Later in the evening, you will enjoy drinks at the pool terrace while being entertained by a classical Kathak dance performance. This royal courtroom dance arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures during the Mughal era. It is characterized by rhythmic footwork, spectacular spins, mime and gestures that are a dramatic representation of themes from Persian poetry synthesized with Hindu mythology.


    Following the performance, dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    The day begins with tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby. You will then depart to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, as the early rays of the sun cast upon the pearl-white tomb. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the monument. A lacy white grandeur, perhaps the most perfect architectural monument accomplished, amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close-up detail which is really astounding.


    Return to your hotel for breakfast and later see the World Heritage Agra Fort, credited to Emperor Akbar, India’s great visionary. Astonishing palaces, mosques, and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone are embellished by an artistic fusion of Hindu and Islamic traditions.


    There are options to browse shops such as Kohinoor, jewelers to the Mughal Court, featured in National Geographic. Old emerald necklaces, enamel jewelry, silver, pocket watches in gold and silver, textiles and embroidery form part of their private collection. The Marble Inlay factories steeped in this decorative art culture are also a specialty of Agra.


    After lunch, checkout and drive to Delhi where you will spend the night at a hotel near the airport. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Checkout after tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cochin. Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft. On arrival, transfer from airport to pier and re-board your ship. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the pier.


    Land Program Step by Step
    The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team on board once the program has been reconfirmed by our local ground operator approximately 30 days before operation. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments. Flight details will not be available until that time.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 8:00am Spirit is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai Port
    • 8:30am After immigration and custom formalities, disembark and transfer to Mumbai airport
    • 9:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security
    • 11:15am Depart Mumbai for Jaipur (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Lunch with refreshment will be served aloft
    • 1:15pm Arrive in Jaipur and proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort
    • 2:30pm Arrive and visit Amber Fort
    • 4:30pm Depart Amber Fort and explore the Jaipur markets
    • 6:00pm Drive to your hotel
    • 6:30pm Arrive at the hotel and check-in.
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    • 6:30am Visit the Govind Dev (Krishna) Temple to witness the Aarti Ceremony
    • Tea, coffee, juices and rolls will be served in the hotel lobby prior to departure
    • 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:30am Checkout and drive to visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and City Palace
    • 12:30pm Exclusive lunch at the City Palace Café
    • 2:00pm Drive to Agra
    • 6:30pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:00pm Classical Kathak dance performance
    • From 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 5:15am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby
    • 6:00am Depart for the Taj Mahal
    • 6:15am Sunrise visit of the monument followed by a comprehensive tour of the monument
    • From 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:00am Visit Agra Fort. Option to explore local market and inlay factories
    • 12:30pm Lunch at the hotel
    • 2:00pm Drive to Delhi
    • 6:00pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel.
    • Overnight at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi or similar hotel


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • 3:30am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served in the lobby
    • 4:00am Transfer to the airport
    • 4:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security.
    • 6:00am Depart Delhi for Cochin (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft
    • 9:05am Arrive in Cochin and transfer to pier
    • 11:00am Re-board your ship


    Expected Weather:
    Days are sunny and comfortable with temperatures between 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F). The evenings are cooler, between 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F), with temperatures dropping as the night progresses.


    What to Bring:
    Casual, weather-appropriate wear for the day. Bring a sweater or jacket for the early mornings and evenings. Also, bring sun block, hats, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum, certain religious customs must be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering. Ladies should avoid wearing tank tops or any top with spaghetti straps, as well as short shorts. Knee-length shorts are acceptable for men and women.


    Currency:
    The currency for India is the Indian Rupee. US Dollars are widely accepted. Guests will need to provide a credit card upon check in at each hotel for any incidentals.


    Electricity:
    The electric voltage in India is 220 – 240 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if necessary.


    Proposed Aircraft type (subject to change):
    Airbus A320 - All economy class seating. Air upgrades not available


    Luggage information:
    Light luggage would be most suited for this trip. On internal flights guests are permitted to check-in one bag not to weigh more than 15kg (33lbs) and one carry-on is permitted with a max weight of 7 kgs (15 lbs). Guests who have excess or overweight luggage will be required to pay any fees upon check in at the airport.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type).

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Norwegian Cruise Line nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    It is essential to have a valid Indian Visa for the trip and bring your passport.


    Accommodation:
    Jaipur The LaLiT Jaipur 2B & 2C, Jagatpura Road, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur - 302 017, Rajasthan. Phone: (+91 141) 664 7777 & 519 7777


    Agra:
    Courtyard by Marriott Taj Nagri, Phase II, Fatehabad Road, Agra – 282001 Phone: (+91 562) 245 7777


    Delhi:
    Radisson Blu Plaza Near Mahipalpur Extension Nh 8, New Delhi – 110037 Phone: (+91-11) 2677 9191


    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.


    Program includes:
    • 2 nights in Jaipur at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Agra at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Delhi at the Radisson Blu Plaza or similar hotel – standard double room
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunches and dinners per the itinerary – inclusive of house wines, beer, mineral water, sodas
    • Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys in air-conditioned coaches
    • Water on coaches
    • Touring and entrance fees per the itinerary
    • Camera and video charges where necessary
    • Kathak dance performance in Agra
    • Local tour manager to accompany the group throughout along with English-speaking guides
    • Economy class flights per the itinerary – upgrades not available. Direct flights not guaranteed


    Program does not include:
    • Any meals or beverages not listed in the itinerary
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including phone calls, laundry, room service and mini bar
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees
    • Indian Visa fees


    Please note:
    Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $3,427.14 NZD
    • Child from: $3,427.14 NZD
    DURATION 4 Days/3 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Cultural Performance & Busan City

    Busan, South Korea

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market. ...
    Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market. more...

    Renowned for its trendy cosmopolitan ambience and maritime activities, Busan is a great place to immerse yourself in the culture of South Korea. Enjoy a glimpse of this with visits to the Yongdo Culture & Arts Center for a beautiful performance, an exploration of Yongdusan Park and by walking side-by-side with the locals at their famous fish market.


    Drive to the Yongdo Cultural Center to experience the art and beauty of the Korean traditional dance. This unique performance is one of the main attractions of Korea. Traditional Korean music and dance are sophisticated forms that embrace the interplay of hung and mot-form and spirit. The performance includes a selection of regional dances featuring dancers in traditional costume.


    Visit Yongdusan Park, a favorite relaxation place for the citizens of Busan and a wonderful back-drop for many photo opportunities. Here, you can find 70 different species of trees and view the Busan Tower. The tower was built in 1973 and stands close to 400 feet above the Pusan landscape.


    Travel to the Jagalchi Fish Market which is famous throughout the country and is a great representation of Busan. The Jagalchi Fish Market is Korea's largest seafood market and is where you can see the lifestyle of the indigenous Busan natives. After the Korean War, the market solidified itself as a fish market. Most of the people who sell fish are Jagalchi Ajumma; 'ajumma' meaning middle-aged or married women.


    At the conclusion of your tour, you will have the option of exploring the downtown area on your own or returning straight to the pier.


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    • Adult from: $170.00 NZD
    • Child from: $170.00 NZD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Meijimura Museum & Inuyama Castle

    Nagoya, Japan

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. ...
    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. more...

    Delve into the history of the surrounding Aichi Prefecture by browsing an open-air museum and a 16th-century castle that is remarkably intact. Dozens of buildings from the Meiji Period have been carefully reconstructed at the Meijimura museum, and you will easily recognize the Western influence in the architecture. This short period in Japanese history ended in 1912 and marked the end of samurai rule and the beginning of Japan’s modernization.


    The nearby Inuyama Castle is even more impressive architecturally as it is one of the few castles in Japan that survived wars and natural disasters without being severely damaged. As you meander through this official national treasure, you will see artifacts relating to the Naruse family that once owned the castle. The armory of samurai weapons and the hidden doors for the guards are of particular note, as they shed light on the fact that the castle was under constant threat of attack.


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    • Adult from: $327.14 NZD
    • Child from: $241.43 NZD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let's Take a Selfie - Colombo

    Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Colombo! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Colombo! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie photo in Colombo! Instantly share your experience with family & friends on your favorite social media site as many of the stops will include wi-fi in real time. Professional photographers & selfie experts will teach you how to take the best selfie photo including composition, posing, lighting etc. Capture the spirit of this incredible destination.


    Your tour begins with a walk through the streets of Colombo, continues with a tuk-tuk ride and ends with your camera full of picture-perfect memories.


    Designated selfie stops will be made at: • Pettah Bazar Area
    • Khan Clock Tower
    • Hindu Temple
    • Red Mosque
    • Fort Railway Station
    • Victoria Park
    • Independence Arcade
    • BMICH building, Buddha Statue
    • Galle Face Green
    • And MORE!

    To make this experience even more enjoyable a King coconut drink will be provided as well as a local soft drink.
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    • Adult from: $84.29 NZD
    • Child from: $14,284.29 NZD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    World Heritage Sites Shirakawago & Gokayama

    Kanazawa, Japan

    Duration 7 1/2 hrs

    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. ...
    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. more...

    Behold the architecture in two isolated villages that UNESCO found so unusual that it deemed them World Heritage sites. The villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama are in the remote Shogawa River Valley surrounded by high rugged mountains, a location that made them difficult to access for centuries.


    To cope with the abundance of snow that falls there, the residents constructed farmhouses with steeply pitched thatched roofs to reduce the amount of snow that accumulates on them. The roof design also allows for large attics, in which the residents rear silkworms, which they feed leaves from the surrounding mulberry trees. Only one other nearby village boasts this type of architecture, known as gassho-zukuri, a style that means “constructed like hands in prayer.”


    Following free time in both villages, you will watch a demonstration of paper-making in Gokayama. The specialized washi paper is exceptionally colorful and patterned. The fiber for it comes from mulberry trees.


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    • Child from: $141.43 NZD
    DURATION 7 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Best of Beppu

    Beppu, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. ...
    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. more...

    Visit two of Beppu’s many hot springs known as jigokus and a forested park that countless wild monkeys inhabit. With more than 2,500 thermal springs in and around Beppu, thick clouds of steam can always be seen rising from the ground. At the Umi Jigoku, the so called Sea Hell, you will notice that the cobalt-blue water is near boiling and so hot that visitors only observe the thermal phenomenon. However, at the Chinoike Jigoku or Blood Pond Hell, you might take a foot bath in the iron oxide-rich water that gives the pool its reddish color. The hot springs throughout Beppu are said to have restorative powers, and visitors come from all over to soak in them. The Takasakiyama Monkey Park is also wildly popular, as it offers a rare close-up look at macaques freely roaming the forested mountain slopes. You too will be free to wander about while observing these Old World monkeys.


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    • Adult from: $184.29 NZD
    • Child from: $141.43 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Angkor Wat Adventure (Double Occupancy)

    Ho Chi Minh City (Phu My), Vietnam

    Duration 3 Days/2 Nights

    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. ...
    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. more...

    Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat, a temple complex in Cambodia, built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. As the best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation – first Hindu, dedicated to the god Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and is the country's prime attraction for visitors.


    Please note: • There is extensive walking at the temple sites, with steps at Bayon and Angkor Wat • This program is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties or those who use a wheelchair • Flight schedules are subject to change and thus the tour sequence may vary • A Cambodian visa is included in the cost of this program • Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour • One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.

    DAY 1
    Depart the Phu My port for the center of Ho Chi Minh City and head straight to the Museum of Vietnamese History for an inside visit. This museum showcases Vietnam's history with exhibits from all periods since the 10th Century.


    Continue for a photo stop at the old Central Post Office which proudly showcases its colonial style on the outside and hides rare ancient maps decorated on the dome inside the building. Next to the Central Post Office is Notre Dame Church signaling strong Catholicism when the French occupied Vietnam at the end of 18th Century.


    Next you will drive to Independence Palace for a photo stop outside the palace. This was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.


    Travel to one of Ho Chi Minh City's busiest streets - Dong Khoi Street. Along this fascinating street you can explore the many shops and try your hand at bargaining for porcelain figurines, cinnamon boxes and other traditional Vietnamese souvenirs.


    After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the airport for a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.


    Upon arrival in Siem Reap you will be met by your guide who will collect your passports to obtain your Cambodian Visa. After claiming luggage, transfer to your hotel for check-in.


    After some time to freshen up the group will proceed to a local restaurant for dinner accompanied by a traditional folkloric performance. After dinner return to your hotel for the evening.


    DAY 2
    After a buffet breakfast at the hotel the group will drive to Angkor Wat.


    You will have approximately 2 hours to explore its archaeological treasures with your guide who will point out the best spots for taking photos of this massive temple complex as you walk amidst the moss-peppered cobbled pathways, gaze up at the intricately carved tower tops and perhaps climb the steep and narrow temple steps that lead to wide courtyards. Lose yourself in contemplation as you catch the rays of the sun dancing off the bas relief carvings, the chatter of monkeys reverberating off the temple walls.


    Next you will drive to Banteay Srei, the beautiful ‘Women’s Citadel’ located approximately 32km from Siem Reap. This is the last major Khmer temple to be re-discovered in Cambodia. Your morning of adventure will be followed by lunch at a local restaurant.


    In the afternoon you will visit the Angkor Thom complex which includes the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the famous Bayon Complex whose giant stone faces have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture. The curious smiling faces are said to be the representation of King Jayavarman VII, the creator of Bayon Temple. Finally, you will move on to the Elephants Terrace & Leper King.


    Another highlight is a visit to Ta Prohm Temple, famous for its forest atmosphere with enormous fig trees. This temple looks just as it did when the first European explorer arrived. You may recognize it as it’s also the location of many scenes filmed for Angelina Jolie’s huge blockbuster movie, Tomb Raider.


    Return to your hotel where the remainder of the evening is at your leisure and dinner is on your own.


    DAY 3
    After breakfast and check out, the group will transfer to the Siem Reap Airport for a flight to Bangkok. You will be met by our local ground operator in Bangkok and transferred to the ship.


    Land Program Step by Step:
    Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Shore Excursion Team once you board the ship. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments.


    DAY 1
    • 9:15am Disembark in Phu My and drive to the History Museum
    • 10:30am Visit inside the museum
    • 11:15am Drive to Notre Dame Catholic church
    • 11:30am Photo stop at the church and old Central Post Office
    • 11.40am Drive to Independence Palace
    • 11:50am Photo stop outside the Palace
    • 12:00pm Drive to Dong Khoi shopping street
    • 12:15pm Free time for shopping
    • 1:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for lunch
    • 1:15pm Lunch
    • 2:00pm Transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • 5:30pm Proceed through Immigration and Customs
    • 6:20pm Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel to check-in
    • 7:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for dinner with show
    • 9:00pm Return to your hotel
    • Overnight at Treasure Oasis or similar hotel


    DAY 2
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel
    • 7:45am Transfer to the World Heritage Angkor Wat Temple
    • 8:30am Visit Angkor Wat
    • 10:20am Drive to Banteay Srei, the ‘Women’s Citadel
    • 11:00am Visit Banteay Srei
    • 12:00pm Drive to a local restaurant for lunch
    • 1:00pm Lunch
    • 2:00pm Drive to the Angkor Thom Complex
    • 2:30pm Visit the Southern Gate the Bayon complex, the Elephants Terrace & Leper King
    • 3:30pm Drive to Ta Prohm
    • 3:45pm Visit Ta Prohm Temple
    • 4:45pm Return to your hotel – evening at leisure
    • Dinner on your own
    • Overnight at Treasure Oasis or similar hotel


    DAY 3
    • 7:00am Buffet breakfast at your hotel and check out
    • 7:30am Transfer to the Siem Reap Airport
    • 8:15am Check in for your flight to Bangkok (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • TBA Flight to Bangkok
    • TBA Arrive in Bangkok – you are met and transferred to the port
    • TBA Approximate arrival at the port


    Expected Weather:
    Typically 30 – 35 C (80-90 F) with very little shade. It will be quite hot – dress comfortably and remember to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.


    What to Bring:
    On this tour the key words are comfortable and casual. Remember you are visiting a foreign country and local dress codes should be observed. Please avoid uncovered shoulders, shorts or revealing clothing. Trousers or pants covering the knees are required to be worn when visiting Angkor Wat and Bayon Temple.


    Bring a hat or a head covering for sun protection and don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses and bug spray (you should have mosquito repellent for sunrise and sunset hours). It’s also a good idea to bring along a small packet of tissues or wet wipes. It is also suggested that guests wear flat comfortable walking shoes (not sandals or open toed shoes / flip flops). Guests are requested to take-off their foot wear and hats when visiting religious sites.


    Currency:
    Guests are encouraged to bring US Dollars with them as they are most commonly accepted in Cambodia. The local currency is the Cambodian Riel. You should take smaller denominations of US Dollars with you, as they will keep you from ending up with a lot of local change that you will not be able to re-exchange back home.


    Electricity:
    Rooms are equipped with 220-volt, two-pin US style electrical outlets. We recommend travelling with your own adaptor kits if required should you have electronic devices.


    Luggage:
    Light luggage would be most suited for this 2-night trip. Please note that the airlines allow a maximum of 1 checked suitcase (20 kg or 44lbs) and one small carry on. Any additional pieces or overweight luggage will be paid to the airline at the guests’ expense when checking in.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights per airline regulations (subject to change as each airline has their own regulations)


    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type)

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least one month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations may result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which NCL nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents:
    Passports are required to be brought with you on this trip


    Hotel addresses:
    Treasure Oasis Hotel
    Sangkat Svay Dangkum, NR6, Krong Siem Reap


    *We will only substitute hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are substituted, they will be of equal ratings and standards and guests will be notified accordingly ahead of time of any changes. If guests are not notified of any changes in advance of travel, then the hotel listed will be used.


    Program Includes
    • 2 nights at Treasure Oasis Hotel in Siem Reap or similar hotel – Standard room
    • Two breakfasts
    • Two lunches and one dinner including one local beer or one mineral water or one soft drink
    • Transfers and sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary using air-conditioned buses
    • Snack bars (day 2) and bottled water will be provided on the buses
    • English-speaking guide
    • One day pass for the Angkor complex
    • Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City
    • Sightseeing in Siem Reap
    • Economy class flights between Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand – direct flights not guaranteed
    • Cambodian visa upon arrival in Siem Reap


    One room is included in the per person single or double cost of this program and will be assigned for any bookings up to 2 guests regardless of cabin size on the ship. If additional bedding or rooms are required for this program, please contact Norwegian Cruise Line in advance of travel to request and price accordingly. Requests must be received at least 65 days before departure and confirmations will be based on availability at the time of request.


    Program Excludes for guests:
    • Gratuities to drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including mini bar and room service
    • Any meals and beverages not listed above
    • Excess or overweight luggage fees
    • Vietnam Visa


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    • Adult from: $1,855.71 NZD
    • Child from: $1,855.71 NZD
    DURATION 3 Days/2 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Taj Mahal & The Gems of Jaipur (Double Occupancy)

    Mumbai, India

    Duration 4 Days/3 Nights

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. ...
    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems. more...

    During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off-the-beaten-path gems.


    On this Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for three nights to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful culture, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks of Agra and Jaipur before rejoining your ship. Visit the white marble Taj Mahal, perhaps the world’s most famous mausoleum and then discover the fascinating history and culture of Jaipur through its architectural gems and rituals.


    Special Note: Any guests travelling with Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines should read further below for airline stipulations with regards to bringing this equipment on tour.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    Disembark the ship in Mumbai. After completing disembarking procedures, transfer to the airport for a flight to Jaipur. Lunch is served aloft. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the airport for pre-check-in.


    Jaipur is where the enduring charisma of the past blends with the throbbing vitality of today. Where a colorful cast of characters - from painters and potters to artists and antique dealers - present a fascinating picture of a city that is alive to both tradition and change.


    Your luggage will be transported in a separate truck to the hotel and placed in your room.


    From the airport, proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort, a former seat of the Rajput rulers of Jaipur. Ascend the fortress seated in a jeep, wander around beautiful palaces and visit Shiladevi, the private temple of the royal family, with its exquisite marble carvings and silver door.


    Before transferring to your hotel, there’s time to explore Jaipur’s bazaars laden with carpets, gems and jewelry; the specialties being traditional hand-block printed fabric, antique textiles and handicrafts.


    Later, check-in to your hotel. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    Join the local residents at dawn as they immerse in a morning Aarti ritual at Govind Dev Ji Temple (also called Krishna Temple). The Temple was built in 1735 by the Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh II and decorated with many beautiful chandeliers and Indian paintings. The building has the world’s largest, single-span flat roof and was positioned so that the Maharajah would enjoy a direct view of it from his palace.


    `Aarti’ is a Sanskrit word for homage or devotion. The aarti or offering of lamps is observed at prescribed hours of the day and night to invoke the gods. It is believed that the gods physically present themselves before devotees at this ceremony. Lamps are revolved before the idol in a clockwise manner along with the chanting of hymns.


    This recitation is accompanied by drums, the blowing of a conch-shell and the tolling of temple bells. At the end of the `aarti’, the priest takes a handful of water, which he revolves around the god's idol to pacify `agni' (the fire god), who is pressed into service in the form of a wick lamp. The lamps themselves are charged with this "presence" and thus after the ceremony devotees collect the fumes and smear their faces with its aroma.


    Following this unique ritual, you will return to your hotel for breakfast.


    Later, checkout and take a drive into old Jaipur stopping by the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, a good example of Rajput artistry made of red and pink sand stone, beautifully outlined with white borders and motifs painted with quick lime.


    Visit the City Palace which occupies the center of Jaipur, covers one seventh of its area and is surrounded by a high wall. We have access to the private section where the Royal Family lives, while also exploring public areas now converted to museums, displaying the Maharaja’s vast collection of textiles and costumes, an array of armory, miniature paintings and carpets.


    Opposite the City Palace is the open-air royal observatory “Jantar Mantar”. Maharaja Jai Singh, the creator of Jaipur loved mathematics and science, sending emissaries to the court of Mirza Beg in Samarkand who had built an observatory in 1425. Spending much of his time studying astronomy, he constructed masonry observatories in the cities of Delhi, Varanasi, Ujjain, Mathura and most impressively the `Jantar Mantar’ in 1728.


    An exclusive lunch is arranged in the City Palace Café, after which you will depart Jaipur for Agra on a 4 ½ hour road journey taking in the Rajasthani countryside. Comfort stops are made along the way.


    Agra’s story or glory began with the arrival of the Mughals, who made it a great center of learning, art, commerce and culture. With its cosmopolitan bazaars and strategic location on the river Jamuna, Agra was altogether a worthy setting for the focus of an empire. This ‘city of the past’ has impressive World Heritage sites and traditional artisan workshops.


    Later in the evening, you will enjoy drinks at the pool terrace while being entertained by a classical Kathak dance performance. This royal courtroom dance arose from the fusion of Hindu and Muslim cultures during the Mughal era. It is characterized by rhythmic footwork, spectacular spins, mime and gestures that are a dramatic representation of themes from Persian poetry synthesized with Hindu mythology.


    Following the performance, dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    The day begins with tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby. You will then depart to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, as the early rays of the sun cast upon the pearl-white tomb. Enjoy a comprehensive tour of the monument. A lacy white grandeur, perhaps the most perfect architectural monument accomplished, amazingly graceful from any angle, it is the close-up detail which is really astounding.


    Return to your hotel for breakfast and later see the World Heritage Agra Fort, credited to Emperor Akbar, India’s great visionary. Astonishing palaces, mosques, and audience halls contained within its massive walls of red sandstone are embellished by an artistic fusion of Hindu and Islamic traditions.


    There are options to browse shops such as Kohinoor, jewelers to the Mughal Court, featured in National Geographic. Old emerald necklaces, enamel jewelry, silver, pocket watches in gold and silver, textiles and embroidery form part of their private collection. The Marble Inlay factories steeped in this decorative art culture are also a specialty of Agra.


    After lunch, checkout and drive to Delhi where you will spend the night at a hotel near the airport. Dinner is included at your hotel.


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Checkout after tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cochin. Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft. On arrival, transfer from airport to pier and re-board your ship. Baggage will be transported in a separate van to the pier.


    Land Program Step by Step
    The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. This program is subject to flight confirmations which are beyond our control. All program details including timings and any flights indicated below are approximate, given here for general reference purposes and subject to change.


    Final itineraries with the most up to date details will be provided by the Destination Services Team on board once the program has been reconfirmed by our local ground operator approximately 30 days before operation. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments. Flight details will not be available until that time.


    Day 1 - Thursday, November 25, 2021
    • 8:00am Spirit is scheduled to arrive in Mumbai Port
    • 8:30am After immigration and custom formalities, disembark and transfer to Mumbai airport
    • 9:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security
    • 11:15am Depart Mumbai for Jaipur (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Lunch with refreshment will be served aloft
    • 1:15pm Arrive in Jaipur and proceed directly to visit the Amber Fort
    • 2:30pm Arrive and visit Amber Fort
    • 4:30pm Depart Amber Fort and explore the Jaipur markets
    • 6:00pm Drive to your hotel
    • 6:30pm Arrive at the hotel and check-in.
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel


    Day 2 - Friday, November 26, 2021
    • 6:30am Visit the Govind Dev (Krishna) Temple to witness the Aarti Ceremony
    • Tea, coffee, juices and rolls will be served in the hotel lobby prior to departure
    • 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:30am Checkout and drive to visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and City Palace
    • 12:30pm Exclusive lunch at the City Palace Café
    • 2:00pm Drive to Agra
    • 6:30pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:00pm Classical Kathak dance performance
    • From 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel


    Day 3 - Saturday, November 27, 2021
    • 5:15am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls served in the lobby
    • 6:00am Depart for the Taj Mahal
    • 6:15am Sunrise visit of the monument followed by a comprehensive tour of the monument
    • From 8:00am Breakfast at the hotel
    • 9:00am Visit Agra Fort. Option to explore local market and inlay factories
    • 12:30pm Lunch at the hotel
    • 2:00pm Drive to Delhi
    • 6:00pm Check in to your hotel
    • 7:30pm Dinner at the hotel.
    • Overnight at the Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi or similar hotel


    Day 4 - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    • 3:30am Tea, coffee, juices and rolls are served in the lobby
    • 4:00am Transfer to the airport
    • 4:30am Arrive at the airport, receive boarding passes and proceed through security.
    • 6:00am Depart Delhi for Cochin (flight details TBA and subject to change)
    • Breakfast with refreshments are served aloft
    • 9:05am Arrive in Cochin and transfer to pier
    • 11:00am Re-board your ship


    Expected Weather:
    Days are sunny and comfortable with temperatures between 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F). The evenings are cooler, between 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F), with temperatures dropping as the night progresses.


    What to Bring:
    Casual, weather-appropriate wear for the day. Bring a sweater or jacket for the early mornings and evenings. Also, bring sun block, hats, sunglasses and comfortable walking shoes. As the Taj Mahal is also a mausoleum, certain religious customs must be observed. As a token of respect, it is customary to remove your footwear before entering. Ladies should avoid wearing tank tops or any top with spaghetti straps, as well as short shorts. Knee-length shorts are acceptable for men and women.


    Currency:
    The currency for India is the Indian Rupee. US Dollars are widely accepted. Guests will need to provide a credit card upon check in at each hotel for any incidentals.


    Electricity:
    The electric voltage in India is 220 – 240 volts. We recommend bringing your own travel adaptor if necessary.


    Proposed Aircraft type (subject to change):
    Airbus A320 - All economy class seating. Air upgrades not available


    Luggage information:
    Light luggage would be most suited for this trip. On internal flights guests are permitted to check-in one bag not to weigh more than 15kg (33lbs) and one carry-on is permitted with a max weight of 7 kgs (15 lbs). Guests who have excess or overweight luggage will be required to pay any fees upon check in at the airport.


    Carriage of Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) or CPAP breathing machines on internal flights in India (as per Airline regulations):

    1. Guests must obtain a Doctor’s Certificate mentioning their medical condition and the need to carry this equipment with them on their flights.

    2. The certificate should have attached a picture of the equipment with its description/specifications especially with regards to the type of batteries used (lithium/dry or any other type).

    3. These documents need to be sent to the Cruisetours Team via Reservations at NCL at least 1 month prior to travel so that our local operator can begin the notification process with the airline(s).

    4. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in a denial of this equipment at the airport for which Norwegian Cruise Line nor our local ground operator be responsible for.


    Documents and Visa Requirements:
    It is essential to have a valid Indian Visa for the trip and bring your passport.


    Accommodation:
    Jaipur The LaLiT Jaipur 2B & 2C, Jagatpura Road, Near Jawahar Circle, Jaipur - 302 017, Rajasthan. Phone: (+91 141) 664 7777 & 519 7777


    Agra:
    Courtyard by Marriott Taj Nagri, Phase II, Fatehabad Road, Agra – 282001 Phone: (+91 562) 245 7777


    Delhi:
    Radisson Blu Plaza Near Mahipalpur Extension Nh 8, New Delhi – 110037 Phone: (+91-11) 2677 9191


    *We will only source different hotels in unforeseen situations. If similar hotels are required, they will be of equal ratings and standards and you will be notified of the change. If you are not notified of any changes before your departure, then you will be staying at the hotels listed in this program.


    Program includes:
    • 2 nights in Jaipur at the Lalit Jaipur or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Agra at the Courtyard by Marriott or similar hotel – standard double room
    • 1 night in Delhi at the Radisson Blu Plaza or similar hotel – standard double room
    • Breakfast daily
    • Lunches and dinners per the itinerary – inclusive of house wines, beer, mineral water, sodas
    • Transfers, sightseeing and road journeys in air-conditioned coaches
    • Water on coaches
    • Touring and entrance fees per the itinerary
    • Camera and video charges where necessary
    • Kathak dance performance in Agra
    • Local tour manager to accompany the group throughout along with English-speaking guides
    • Economy class flights per the itinerary – upgrades not available. Direct flights not guaranteed


    Program does not include:
    • Any meals or beverages not listed in the itinerary
    • Gratuities for drivers and guides
    • Hotel incidentals including phone calls, laundry, room service and mini bar
    • Overweight or excess luggage fees
    • Indian Visa fees


    Please note:
    Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies, and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended.


    All land programs are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Programs falling under the minimum number of required participants are subject to cancellation. Pricing listed is also subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases for transportation, land arrangements or currency fluctuations.


    Once purchased, pricing is guaranteed and not subject to change. Mid cruise overland programs must be purchased no later than 60 days prior to your sail date. Cancellations made within 60 days or less prior to the sail date are subject to 100% cancellation penalty.


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    • Adult from: $2,998.57 NZD
    • Child from: $2,998.57 NZD
    DURATION 4 Days/3 Nights
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Highlights of Hiroshima

    Hiroshima, Japan

    Duration 4 hrs

    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. ...
    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. more...

    View the landmarks of Hiroshima, some commemorating the atomic bomb blast here in 1945 and others reflecting the city’s celebration of peace. At the poignant Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, you will behold the ruins of some of the few concrete buildings left after the atomic bomb was dropped. One of them, the Atomic Bomb Dome, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and has become a symbol of Hiroshima. You will also browse the Peace Memorial Museum whose exhibits show Hiroshima before and after the bombing and personal artifacts from the victims that humanize the devastating event. The museum encourages visitors to make a vow for universal peace. While the mood there is somber, serenity is the overarching theme at Shukkei-en Garden. Besides being a wonderful respite from the hubbub of the city, the garden is a visual delight, as plants are always in bloom. Although the atomic bomb destroyed the garden, it has been fully restored.


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    • Adult from: $155.71 NZD
    • Child from: $98.57 NZD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Great Barrier Reef Adventure

    Cairns (Yorkeys Knob), Australia

    Duration 8 hrs

    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef. ...
    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef. more...

    Experience a full day adventure visiting the world's richest marine habitat - Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


    Your fast catamaran awaits by the ship to transfer you directly to the activity platform. After approximately 90-minutes, you will arrive at one of the most pristine, accessible and versatile Outer Great Barrier Reef sites available. Your reef experience will provide you with approximately 3 hours at a pontoon over the reef. During your time on the platform, you can choose from several activities included in your package.


    Step aboard a Glass-bottom Boat to view colorful fish and intricate coral reef gardens. The inviting aquamarine waters are sure to provide a tempting attraction for those wishing to snorkel (mask, snorkel, fins and flotation device provided). Optional scuba diving and special escorted snorkelling tours are available at an extra charge, as well as an assortment of souvenirs. Your pontoon conveniently offers an underwater viewing chamber so that you may view the beautiful coral and the magnificent array of fish without getting wet.


    The platform has a spacious deck, with ample undercover seating, large easy access snorkel decks, an Underwater Reef Viewing Observatory and a children's safety swimming enclosure. The ultimate in comfort, the pontoon also features access to fresh water showers and changing rooms. Reef life is located just meters away from the platform, making it suitable for all age groups and swimming abilities from the novice snorkeler to the most discerning diver.


    Complementing your day aboard, you will be treated to morning and afternoon tea, as well as a hot/cold buffet lunch. Other optional refreshments and a licensed bar are available for an additional cost.


    Following what will surely be an unforgettable day at one of the World's greatest natural treasures, you will retrace your route back to Cairns and your awaiting ship.


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    • Adult from: $435.71 NZD
    • Child from: $435.71 NZD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.