Day 1 - Flight
Days 2 & 3 - Kolkata
Day 4 - Guwahati/Steemer Ghat
Day 5 - Kaziranga NP/Vishnath
Day 6 - Cruising the Brahmaputra
Day 7 - Kaziranga NP
Day 8 - Cruising the Brahmaputra
Day 9 - Majuli Island
Day 10 - Sibsagar
Day 11 - Dibrugarh/Delhi
Day 12 - Return Flight

Spendology - Widgets

Assam & the Brahmaputra

Exclusive cruise along India’s iconic Brahmaputra river including Kaziranga National Park, home of the one-horned Rhino, Majuli island of monasteries and old Calcutta

From its origins in south-western Tibet, the Brahmaputra breaks through the Himalayas in great gorges before flowing for some 1,800 miles through Assam and Bangladesh.

The river was a vital artery for the East India Company and daily passenger services continued until the 1950s with paddle steamers playing a vital role in bringing troops and evacuating casualties during the battles of Imphal and Kohima in 1944.

Venture deep into rural Assam, where here the river is broad and mighty. Sail past temples, tea plantations, alongside wildlife sanctuaries and historical monuments and meeting gentle, tribal peoples whose exposure to tourism has been minimal.

Also discover the vibrant former colonial capital of Calcutta (Kolkata), still known for its colonial-era avenues, grand Victoria Memorial and cricket ground.

You may be inspired by the 2017 visit by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge to the national park of Kaziranga – this cruise allows visits to this unique home for the one-horned rhinos, as well as elephants, deer, buffalo and outstanding birdlife.

Key Features

Wildlife & Riverscapes
Exclusive Sailing
Free Cabin Selection
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO: Kaziranga NP
Group Size: 6 – 19

Day 1 Fly overnight from your chosen airport to Kolkata via Dubai or Delhi.

Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Oberoi Grand for two nights. Welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 Visit the flower market and take a cruise on the Hoogly River. Visit Victoria Memorial, Dalhousie Square, St. John’s Church and a panoramic drive around colonial Calcutta. Visit the book market and Jain temple. (B)

Day 4 Fly to Guwahati. Transfer to Steemer Ghat (4 hrs) close to Kaziranga National Park to board the RV Charaidew II for a seven-night cruise. Traditional Assamese dance performance on board. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Early morning jeep safari in Kaziranga’s Central Range, home to the world’s largest population of the Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Cruise upstream along the park border, looking out for wildlife. Arrive at Vishnath for a walking tour and visit its Shiva temple. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Full-day sailing up the Brahmaputra, opportunity to sight Gangetic dolphins while passing remote villages. Evening arrival at Dhansiri Mukh. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Jeep safari in Kaziranga’s Eastern Range, a grassland favoured by rhinoceros. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Sail upstream calling at a small village for an insight into rural India. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Arrive at Majuli Island, known for its Hindu monasteries and dance-drama performance. Visit a monastery at Auniati with an eclectic museum. Dance performance at Kamalbari Monastery. Sail to Neamati Ghat on the opposite bank. (B, L, D)

Day 10 Visit a tea estate. Drive to Sibsagar, capital of the kings of Assam until the 1820’s. Their culture and architecture is a delightful amalgam of Indian and Asian influence. Visit the temples with stupa-like profiles and palaces. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Disembark. Transfer to Dibrugarh airport (5 hrs) passing through the colonial town and major base for American flights to China in WWII. Fly via Guwahati to Delhi for overnight at the 5-star ITC Maurya. (B)

Day 12 Return flight direct or via Dubai. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Embarkation is sometimes at simple landing stages.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.
While the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions. Excursions will be limited to a maximum of 19 persons per group. The cruise vessel takes 36 guests.

Time to relax or see even more of India!

No one can cover all of India on one tour, so why not make the most of your time in India by choosing further experiences?

We invite you to customise your tour by adding one or more extensions from our great range shown on the following pages. Relax in a resort or discover more of India with our specialist guides.

Also please consider adding extra nights before the tour if you would like to draw breath after the flight to India or stay on to reflect, relax or explore independently. Extra nights can also be added to most extensions. Please talk to one of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts to let us know what you are looking for and they will work out the best way. Sometimes extra transfers, internal flights and nights are recommended or needed, and sometimes two extensions can be combined into a more logical sequence.

Click here to view all our pre- and post- India extensions


We recommend the Indian Wildlife Extension


per person in a twin/double room Upper Deck cabin
Emirates from Heathrow or Gatwick

Date Price
March 22 £3090
April 19 £2890

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement (double for sole use) £1000 (Apr £1095)

Cabin Upgrades

Upper Deck Luxury cabin £795

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow – nil
Emirates from Manchester or Birmingham - nil
Emirates Business Class from £2095

Extension Options

Extension - India Wildlife
5 nights from £995

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click
 here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.

Independent Arrival

Save £650
Arrival or departure transfer add £24

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, 3 nights’ at 5-star hotels, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, full board on cruise, excursions, cruise director, local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Booking Form

Please complete this form and a member of our sales department will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your booking and take payment. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm

Assam & the Brahmaputra

Please enter all passenger details (names as per passport)

Please supply a first name Please supply a surname Please supply an email address Please supply an address Please supply a postcode
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please supply a first name Please supply a surname
Please select a travel date
Please complete all mandatory fields.

Please consider Fitness to Travel, Disabilities and Mobility advice which we give for this tour and confirm that all members of your party are fit and able to take this tour. Please complete the ABTA checklist if you need to declare any disabilities or mobility issues.

  • Please accept the Terms and Conditions

To confirm your booking you will be asked to make a non-refundable deposit payment, or full payment if within 61 days of departure.

From time to time, we may send you details of Jules Verne products (including new brochures), services, and news that we believe will be of interest to you.