Enjoy an excursion to the excavated Buddhist monastery and stupa at Nalanda, with a visit to the adjoining museum.After, visit the Pawapuri Jain temple, situated in the middle of a lake.
Enjoy a morning tour of Patna, visiting the extraordinary 18th-century Golghar granary, the great Sikh temple, and the State Museum.
Continue on, passing near the old East India Company opium warehouses and cruise down to moor for the evening at Barh.
Spend the morning sailing a stretch of the river where South Asian river dolphins may be seen to Bhagalpur, a centre of silk production. Continue on close to the island shrine at Colganj, boasting Hindu and Buddhist cave temples.
Visit Bateshwar Temple with 6th-century Hindu carvings, and the nearby ruins of an 8th-century Buddhist stupa and monastery at Vikramshila.
Return to the vessel and continue to the bridge at Mokama, where earlier the famous naturalist Jim Corbett spent his working life overseeing the ferry crossing. Take a rickshaw ride through the town to view the remnants of a Mughal fort and the East India Company cemetery.