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Across the Arabian Sea: Mumbai to Dubai - 2022

Mumbai • 10-night small ship cruise with Mumbai, Porbandar, Muscat, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi, Doha • Dubai
  • Vantage Deluxe Travel from Mumbai to Dubai Small Ship Ocean Cruise The city of Doha seen through arches, with water fountains in the foreground
    VANTAGE INVITES YOU ON THE INAUGURAL SAILING SEASON OF THE NEW OCEAN ODYSSEY FOR A UNIQUE JOURNEY ACROSS THE INDIAN OCEAN AND INTO THE HEART OF ARABIA.
  • Across the Arabian Sea small ship cruise from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi to Doha to Dubai including Delhi Taj Mahal and Petra and Amman extensions
    DISCOVER INDIA AND THE EMIRATES ON THE INAUGURAL SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
  • India Gate, Mumbai harbor
    ADMIRE MUMBAI'S VICTORIAN AND ART DECO ARCHITECTURE, PLUS THE FASCINATING DHOBI GHAT, A 140-YEAR-OLD OPEN AIR LAUNDRY FACILITY
  • The sun sets behind the giant incense burner and dramatic rocky mountains on the shore of Muscat, Oman.
    TOUR MUSCAT, OMAN'S CAPITAL — A GRACIOUS, WHITEWASHED CITY WEDGED BETWEEN THE MOUNTAINS AND SEA
  • Optional Extension to Petra & Amman Jordan
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO PETRA & AMMAN, JORDAN
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Petra & Amman, Jordan (PRE)

5 DAYS FROM $1,999

Delhi & the Taj Mahal (POST)

6 DAYS FROM $1,699

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Delhi & the Taj Mahal (POST)

FROM $1,699 PER PERSON | 6 DAYS | $283 PER DAY

The Taj Mahal is perhaps the world’s most stunning symbol of eternal love — and most definitely on every serious traveler’s “must-see” list. This is your opportunity to experience it not just  once, but twice on an unforgettable journey that also features some of the most iconic sights of Agra and Delhi. First you will see the Taj in the early morning light, then also visit at dusk as the setting sun bathes the marble domes and minarets with a rosy glow. To come all this way to India and not take this opportunity would be almost unthinkable!

Your Price Includes:
  • 5 nights' accommodations, with 3 nights at the Deluxe Taj Mahal Hotel (or similar) in Delhi, and 2 nights at the ITC Mughal Hotel OR Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra
  • 12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Half-day guided tour of Old Delhi
  • Rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk bazaar
  • Sightseeing in New Delhi
  • Visit to Qutub Minar
  • Visit to Agra Fort
  • Morning and evening viewing at the Taj Mahal
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Vantage City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 16:

Fly to Delhi

Today you'll head to Mumbai's airport for a flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you'll transfer by motorcoach to Agra. After check-in, enjoy dinner at the hotel. 

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 17:

Tour the magnificent Taj Mahal

This morning, visit India’s most iconic landmark: the UNESCO-listed Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

Tonight, embark on the "Taj at Sunset" tour, which begins with a visit to Itmad-ud-daulah (sometimes called the Baby Taj). This site was the first in Mughal India to be constructed out of pure marble rather than sandstone and to feature the pietra dura inlay later used on the Taj walls. At sunset, you’ll move on to Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden), on the flood plains across the Yamuna River from the Taj. Once surrounded by sandstone-clad walls, crisscrossed by white stone walkways, and planted with fruit trees and narcissus, the bagh was nearly ruined by floods and neglect, but is today being restored, including replanting to match the original Mughal horticulture. Dinner is at a local restaurant tonight.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 18:

Discover UNESCO-listed Agra Fort

Today you’ll take a coach transfer from Agra to Delhi. Before leaving Agra, you will head out on an exploration of Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose vast walls embody the power and wealth of the Mughal leaders who built it. During the transfer, a lunch will be included at local restaurant. Dinner is on your own tonight.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 19:

Tour Old Delhi

Explore Old Delhi on a fascinating excursion today. You’ll head to Raj Ghat, the memorial to peaceful crusader Mahatma Gandhi, and the huge Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard can hold 25,000 worshippers. After, you’ll make a photo stop at the Red Fort, a sprawling vision of red sandstone. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Then, hop on a rickshaw for a ride among the colorful wares, fragrant spice-lined lanes, and narrow alleys of Chandni Chowk, the city’s oldest and busiest market. Dinner is at the hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 20:

Discover New Delhi

You’ve seen Old Delhi, now you’ll explore New Delhi on today’s panoramic tour, featuring the grand President's Palace and the ancient and imposing India Gate. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit UNESCO-listed Qutub Minar — at 240 feet, it’s India’s second-tallest minaret and oldest mosque, a magnificent blend of red sandstone and marble. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure and dinner on your own. Depending on flight routing, some travelers may fly home tonight. 

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 21:

Fly home

After breakfast, transfer to Delhi's airport for your return flight home. 


Please note: Arrive to your destination rested and refreshed! Convenient gateway city stopover options mean you can break up longer flights easily — just ask our Flight Experts for assistance.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Petra & Amman, Jordan (PRE)

FROM $1,999 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $399 PER DAY

Once lost in time, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra is a not-to-be missed icon whose beauty is as spellbinding as the history that surrounds it. Its intricate temples are hewn into the red rock of the jebels, and to see the soft desert light illuminate it with a rosy glow will have a striking effect on you. Your Jordan stay includes a visit to the Dead Sea; two nights in the capital, Amman; an excursion to Biblical Mount Nebo (where Moses took his last breath after seeing the Promised Land), and more. Make the most of your time in the Middle East by adding these travel milestones, at a great value.

Your Price Includes:
  • Flight from Amman to Dubai, to join the base tour
  • 4 nights accommodations: 2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra (or similar) and 2 nights at the InterContinental Amman (or similar)
  • 11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 5 included tours: Petra, the Dead Sea, Amman, Mount Nebo, and Madaba
  • All transfers between your base tour and your extension, as well as baggage handling (where permitted) and internal transfers
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers (excluding City Host)
  • Complimentary Vantage Deluxe Concierge Service, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Jordan

Today you’ll fly overnight from the U.S. to Amman, Jordan, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Amman

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, upon arrival at the airport a Vantage representative will meet you and assist in your transfer to your centrally located hotel. Settle in and take the rest of the evening to relax. Dinner is at the hotel.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Amman's highlights: From the Bronze Age to the Bible

This morning we’ll discover the highlights of Amman, whose origins date to the Bronze Age and includes a stint as the Roman city called Philadelphia. All this history comes alive at the old Citadel, set atop the city’s highest hill and scattered with antiquities like the Temple of Hercules, Roman Theater, and Umayyad Palace. Time permitting, we’ll also peek into the small archaeological museum, with its treasure trove of ancient coins, glassware, and statuary. From here we set out on the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway, a scenic route that was mentioned in the Bible. Our first stop is Mount Nebo, from which Moses was said to have finally gazed upon the Promised Land before he died. It is believed that his tomb lies here. Take in the spectacular views of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea before we continue to Madaba. Here, we’ll visit the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. It is famous for its striking 6th-century Byzantine mosaics that depict an old map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. After breaking for lunch, we'll enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Madaba. Afterwards, we’ll return to Amman for dinner at the hotel.

Included Features:
  • Historical tour of Amman
  • Drive along the scenic King’s Highway and visit Mount Nebo
  • Tour Madaba, with free time to explore

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 4:

Swim the Dead Sea as you venture to Petra

We’ll begin our overland journey to Petra today, stopping first to explore and swim in the legendary Dead Sea. Set at the Earth's lowest point, its salinity is so high you can float on your back and read a newspaper. We’ll enjoy lunch at a local resort here and then proceed to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure, and dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Included Feature:
  • Visit the Dead Sea to swim in its waters

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 5:

Exploring Petra: From archaeology to Indiana Jones

Today will be a highlight of your travels as we set out to explore Petra. Our entrance is appropriately grand as we make our way along the narrow alley wedged between two sandstone cliffs known as the Siq (keyhole), which opens up before the majestic Al Khazneh (Treasury) building. Its intricate, galleried facade, carved into a rock wall, may be familiar to you as it was the setting for a crucial scene in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (among other films). You will also see the Roman Theater, Great Temple, Monastery, and many rock tombs and monuments as your Adventure Leader recounts the history and legends of this amazing place. After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll return to the hotel by horse-drawn carriage. Then, with the afternoon at leisure, discover the area on your own or relax at the resort. Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Included Feature:
  • Full-day excursion to Petra
Cultural Discovery:
  • Lecture by a local archaeologist

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 6:

Fly to Dubai and join the base program

Transfer to Amman's airport for a flight to Dubai, where you'll join Day 2 of the base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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