Norwegian Spirit – Best of India
Small Group Tour
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Multi-faceted Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. Numerous migrant communities have influenced its development since the 17th century, when the British gained the seven Bombay islands from the Portuguese.
Drive throughout Mumbai, admiring its most representative landmarks.
Stop to watch prayer chanting and launderers hand-wash and iron piles of clothing.
Browse the intriguing exhibitions in the Prince of Wales Museum.
Behold the extraordinary Gateway of India archway, a Mumbai icon.
Enjoy a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on this Exclusive small group tour of 8 people on 18 seater Mini Coach
Gain a thorough understanding of Mumbai by visiting the city’s most significant landmarks, starting with the temple of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Here, you will witness prayer chanting offered for the welfare of humanity. You will then be treated to a sweeping view of Mumbai by driving through the hilltop Hanging Gardens neighborhood. A photo stop follows at Dhobi Ghat, a famed outdoor laundry where thousands of pieces of clothing are hand-washed and ironed each day. You will also see historical highlights such as the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, the British-designed Bombay High Court and the Prince of Wales Museum, where you will browse artifacts such as ivory carvings, terracotta figurines and miniature paintings. This comprehensive tour ends at the impressive Gateway of India, an archway built in the 16th-century Gujarat style with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. It is considered Mumbai’s principal landmark.
Goa(Mormugao) on 26th Nov 2021
Enjoy this marvelous old Portuguese city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches. Visit the stunning Baroque cathedral and quaint, colorful Panjim for a taste of Portugal in India. Explore the countryside and its spice farms, local markets and the region’s exquisite beaches.
- Behold two extraordinary Portuguese-built churches in Old Goa that date to colonial days
- Gain a different religious perspective of Goa by visiting one of its largest Hindu temples and Visit Panjim Flower market
- Relax at a beachfront resort before heading to Pier
Your day starts with morning pickup at the port in Mangalore by your private guide. Ride in comfort in a private air-conditioned vehicle to your first destination, a cashew factory, a signature industry of Mangalore, which is the largest cashew producer and exporter in India. Take a factory tour to learn about the process of preparing the cashews from sorting to cooking and packing. After 30 minutes at the cashew factory, proceed to the hills of Kadri to see Kadri Manjunath Temple, a popular Hindu temple that dates to the 10th or 11th century. Your guide shows you around the ponds, gardens, and ornate buildings of the temple complex. Continue to Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple (Gokarnath Temple), which is devoted to Lord Shiva, and decked out with white marble floors, gold paint, and extensive murals depicting Hindu gods and goddesses. After two hours of temple hopping, take a break for lunch at a Ocean Pearl Hotel , then head to the Central Market to experience the colorful bustle of local people shopping for fruits, vegetables, and other household items. Next up, go up Lighthouse hill to visit St. Aloysius Chapel, which is know for superb frescos painted in the late 1800s by the Italian artist Brother Moscheni. Your tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship port in the late afternoon.
Cochin on 28th Nov 2021
- Cruise the scenic backwaters in Kerala, which stretch hundreds of miles.
- Observe daily life in the isolated villages along the rivers and canals.
- Linger over lunch at a resort.
- See landmarks such as Fort Cochin on the return drive.
Explore the tranquil, palm-fringed backwaters and byways of Kerala, which are often the only link between isolated villages and larger towns. The picturesque backwaters in Kerala include dozens of rivers, lagoons and lakes that stretch over more than 900 miles, so they are immensely important to the local lifestyle and culture. You will begin cruising the waters from Alleppey, the so-called Venice of the East. Along the way, you will pass coconut-frond thatched huts, colonial warehouses and tiny villages, where you will observe the locals going about their daily lives. It will be an enlightening glimpse into a world that most visitors to Cochin never see. Following the cruise, you will enjoy lunch at a waterfront resort before taking a scenic return route past Fort Cochin and the unusual cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that dot the shoreline
OVERLAND – TAJ MAHAL: THE ETERNAL MASTERPIECE 2021
During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.
One of the best-known structures in the world, Agra’s fabled Taj Mahal will awe your senses and forever capture your heart. Considered to be the finest example of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is a glistening mass of white marble and semi-precious stones set amid impeccably landscaped grounds.