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12-Night India’s Golden Triangle and The Sacred Ganges CME AWAY® River Cruise

On Board Uniworld Ganges Voyager II

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Sailing October 12th, 2024 - October 24th, 2024

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Faculty & CME Details

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Dr. Mitchell Shulman

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine

About The Speaker

Dr. Mitch Shulman (or Dr Mitch as he’s known to his many fans on radio, TV and print) has always loved teaching and been actively involved in teaching medical students (he’s an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at McGill), residents (he’s an attending physician in the emergencies at the 2 campuses of the McGill University Health Center) and his peers. He teaches regularly at McGill’s Thursday evening lecture series and its lunchtime webinars and yearly at the McGill Refresher Course for Family Physicians and many other professional meetings. He is also actively engaged in educating the public. He appears daily on Bell Media Radio, monthly on Global TV Montreal’s This Morning and has a regular column in the largest English language weekly in Quebec, The Suburban. He volunteers his time speaking at many charitable events throughout the year. After completing his undergraduate training at Harvard, he came back home to Montreal to attend McGill Medical School and then do a residency in Emergency Medicine (where he was Chief Resident). He was among the first Royal College certified Emergency Medicine specialists (1983) and served as an examiner for the Royal College for many years. He was acting Director of the Emergency Department and served as its Research Director. He’s been a community doc and an occupational health physician. Currently, as well as his emergency department clinical responsibilities, he also serves as a medical scientist on an ethics review committee and works at the McGill Student Health Center. His commitment to his community runs deep. He was its Medical Director responsible for First Response and coached hockey to the Junior level. He still refs local ice hockey and plays. His philosophy on teaching has always been that we all have valuable knowledge to share and so he sincerely looks forward to hearing your own experiences as we share the learning at Sea Courses.

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CME Topics

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This course is designed for family physicians, specialists, and allied health care professionals. The aim is to provide evidence-based material, as well as practical and relevant clinical pearls that will be easy to implement into one’s own medical practice. Conference attendees will be invited to complete a pre-course Needs Assessment to assist the faculty with the development of their presentations.

Conference Tuition
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FP $1045 $1195
Specialist $1045 $1195
Resident, Retired, NP, RN, PA, Other $845 $995

Venue Information

India—profoundly mysterious and gloriously exotic.

Complex and beguiling, India is a country unlike any other. Wondrous sights rich in romance and intrigue come alive in the “Golden Triangle”—Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Delhi’s immense red sandstone marble tomb, commissioned by Emperor Humayun’s grief-stricken wife, will capture your heart, while Raj Ghat, a black granite memorial to the “Father of the Nation,” Mahatma Gandhi, will stir your soul. Jaipur’s Pink City and Agra’s Taj Mahal, a grand tribute to love, will leave you forever mesmerized.

This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure.

Additional Noteworthy Features

Inclusions for Land Tour Portion (Days 1-5)

  • All listed excursions
  • Transfer from New Delhi Airport to The Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
  • 2 nights at the Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi
  • Transfer from New Delhi to Agra
  • 1 night at The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel, Agra (or similar) - every room has a view of the Taj Majal
  • One evening of live entertainment (Agra)
  • Transfer from Agra to Jaipur
  • 2 nights at The Oberoi Rajvilas Hotel, Jaipur (or similar)
  • Shuttle for shopping in Jaipur
  • Transfer from hotel in Jaipur to Jaipur Airport
  • Flight from Jaipur to Kolkata
  • Transfer from Kolkata airport to ship
  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
  • All Gratuities

Inclusions for River Cruise Portion (Days 6-12)

  • All listed excursions
  • All meals
  • Unlimited local beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Wine with lunch and dinner
  • All entertainment and performances as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • All gratuities, both on board and onshore

Itinerary & Schedule

Date Port / Location Arrival Time Departure Time Notes / CME Details
October 12th New Delhi
October 13th New Delhi TBA
October 14th New Delhi/Agra TBA
October 15th Agra/Jaipur TBA
October 16th Jaipur TBA
October 17th Jaipur/Kolkata/Kalna TBA
October 18th Kalna/Matiari TBA
October 19th Matiari/Murshidabad TBA
October 20th Murshidabad/Baranagar/Murshidabad TBA
October 21st Baranagar/Mayapur TBA
October 22nd  Mayapur/Chandannagar/Bandel TBA
October 23rd Kolkata TBA
October 24th Kolkata

Detailed Port Descriptions

Voyage down the sacred Ganges, a river teeming with the vibrant life and spirituality that invigorates India.  Between dramatic temple complexes, richly spiced cuisine, and the picturesque Pink City and majestic Taj Mahal of the Golden Triangle, India has no shortage of wonders to uncover.

 

Day 1 | Saturday, October 12, 2024 | New Delhi

Be greeted by a Uniworld representative at the airport and transfer to the beautiful Oberoi New Delhi hotel and resort, a luxurious retreat tucked away in the heart of India’s cosmopolitan capital.  

Day 2 | Sunday, October 13, 2024 | New Delhi

Featured Excursion: India’s Capital City India’s seat of power for nearly a thousand years, Delhi bridges two distinctly different worlds—Old Delhi, the former capital, with its narrow lanes and splendid mosques; and New Delhi, established by the British, with wide tree-lined boulevards and handsome buildings.  Spend your first full day in India getting a panoramic overview of the city’s top sights, including Humayun’s Tomb—inspiration for the UNESCO-designated Taj Mahal—and Birla house.  

Day 3 | Monday, October 14, 2024 | New Delhi, transfer to Agra

Featured Excursion: Majesty and Grace—Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal This morning’s destination is Agra Fort, the palatial walled city where Shah Jahan once lived, followed by lunch at the spectacular Oberoi Amarvilas.  Check-in and enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the resort property, where every room offers stunning views of the Taj Mahal.  As the sun sets, you’ll have your first opportunity to visit India’s most awe-inspiring and iconic monument; this “elegy in marble” commissioned by the broken-hearted Emperor Shah Jahan after his beloved wife died in childbirth., will literally take your breath away.  

Day 4 | Tuesday October 15, 2024 | Agra, Transfer to Jaipur

Featured Excursion: Early morning at the Taj Majal Venture back to the Taj Majal early in the morning, when the pristine white marble monument is aglow with the soft pink lustre of dawn, and learn more about the mausoleum’s fascinating history, perfect proportions, precious building materials and intricate craftmanship.  After a scenic drive to Jaipur, the magnificent capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, check in at the regal Oberoi Rajvilas and relax at the hotel.

Day 5 | Wednesday, October 16 2024 | Jaipur

Featured Excursion: Jaipur—Rajasthan’s Princely City Your tour of romantic Jaipur includes City Palace—a sprawling complex with lovely courtyards and gardens where the former royal family still lives—and the UNESCO-designated Jantar Mantar, a centuries-old observatory housing the world’s largest sundial and a superb collection of astronomical instruments.  Relax during the afternoon or take a complimentary shuttle into town to explore the city’s bazaar, which overflows with high-quality textiles, jewellery and gemstones.

Day 6 | Thursday, October 17, 2024 | Jaipur, fly to Kolkata

(Embark) Transfer to Jaipur International Airport and fly to Kolkata, India’s second-largest city, a clamorous yet captivating metropolis situated on the Lower Ganges.  Cap off the day with a cultural performance on board the Ganges Voyager II.

Day 7 | Friday, October 18, 2024 | Kolkata

Featured Excursion: Mother Teresa’s home and tomb and the enduring legacy of the British Raj The former capital of the Raj, Kolkata offers intriguing glimpses of the British colonial period, including grand architecture such as the Writers’ Building, High Court and General Post Office.  Visit Mother Teresa’s former home, where the late Roman Catholic nun established the Missionaries of charity in 1950, and her tomb, her final resting place.  

Day 8 | Saturday, October 19, 2024 | Kalna

Featured Excursion: India’s “Temple City” There is no better way to see the sights of Kalna than via an exhilarating trishaw ride through the heart of the city.  Kalna’s Rajbari complex has the region’s densest concentration of temples, including 108 intricately carved, slope-roofed structures devoted to Shiva.  

Day 9 | Sunday, October 20, 2024 | Matiari

Observe master craftmen at work in Matiari, an artisans’ village revered for its finely wrought brassware.  There will also be time to shop for village-made goods.  Back on board, roll up your sleeves for a mehndi demonstration — intricate henna designs—and learn how to tie a sari and a turban.  

Day 10 | Monday, October 21, 2024 | Murshidabad, Baranagar

Today you’ll experience two Bengali towns, Murshidabad and Baranagar, both of which boast architectural monuments closely linked to the ruling families of the area.  Approaching Murshidabad, a most unexpected sight unfolds before you—the massive Hazarduari Palace, famous for its thousand doors, both real and false, and its fine collection of antiques and British colonial artwork.  Climb aboard a horse cart for a lively ride to Katra Mosque, one of the region’s largest and most interesting.  

Day 11 | Tuesday, October 22, 2024 | Mayapur

Featured Excursion: Hare Krishna complex and Temple of the Vedic Planetarium After a scenic morning cruise, the wildly colourful village of Mayapur, birthplace of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, and it’s colossal Vedic temple await you.  Millions of scholars and devout followers visit here every year.  The village is also home to hundreds of second-generation Hare Krishnas born to North Americas and Europeans who relocated to India back in the 1960’s.  

Day 12 | Wednesday, October 23, 2024 | Bandel, Chandannagar, Kolkata

Featured Excursion: Discovering India’s fascinating dualities Travel by sampan to Bandel for a visit to the Hooghly Imambara, one of the most famous pilgrimage centers in West Bengal.  The structure was designed to serve two functions—a mosque as well as an Imambara, a congregation hall for special religious ceremonies.  Admire the site’s faded grandeur on a stroll around its vast courtyard, or ascend one of the tall twin towers for a marvelous view.  Later, join an excursion to Chandannagar, which was a French colony for about 275 years and thus has a very different cultural heritage and character from the rest of India (most of which fell under British rule). Take a leisurely walk along the Strand, Chandannagar’ s waterfront promenade, lined with lovely colonial-ere buildings that have stood the test of time—including the former French governor’s residence and the Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Church.  Chandannagar’ s intriguing dual nature is evident elsewhere in the city, such as the schools that still teach both English and French, generations after the colonial rulers departed.  Spend your last evening on board enjoying a Farewell Dinner.  

Day 13 | Thursday, October 24, 2024 | Kolkata (Disembark), Transfer to the airport

Disembark the ship and transfer to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport for your return flight home.  

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