India Escape


  • India

  • Steady pace

Tour : K9

Overview

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This nine-day escorted tour of India takes you to see the iconic sites, rich history and warm hospitality of the Golden Triangle in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. If you’re looking to take an India tour without the high-season prices and crowds, you’ve found it!

Begin in the capital city of Delhi, where included city sightseeing brings you to astonishing ancient sites including the famous Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s seminal Sikh house of worship). And then you’ll have the chance to connect with the vibrant society in Delhi on a rickshaw ride through the city’s colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar.

Of course, you’ll visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, and we’ll take you there at its most quiet and calm moment of the day: sunrise. Hear the legends within its walls and uncover the love story that created it, while walking through its incredible grounds.

In the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, you’ll love visiting the lavish City Palace museum and gardens, and the ornate Hawa Mahal, the ‘Palace of the Winds’. You’ll see how the legendary Rajput kings lived in Amber Fort, where intricate carvings, mosaics, paintings and mirrors works of white marble and sandstone.

This great-value tour to India’s Golden Triangle will leave you enlivened, enriched and with a lifetime of colourful memories to relive time and again.

Highlights

  • Delhi Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar
  • Agra Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga & Agra Fort
  • Jaipur Visit the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Amber Fort
India Escape, from £1,130pp (or £599pp without flights or transfers)

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Delhi, India

Day
1

Welcome to India’s capital city!

Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Delhi

Day
2

Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi - Agra

Day
3

This morning, visit QUTUB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit HUMAYUN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship).

After lunch in a local restaurant, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Agra

Day
4

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll also travel by TONGA (horse-drawn carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Agra - Jaipur

Day
5

Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at JANTAR MANTAR and the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Jaipur

Day
6

This morning, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. Enjoy some free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jaipur - Delhi

Day
7

Drive back to Delhi today and prepare for your journey home.

Delhi

Day
8

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Pre Tour

+4 days Varanasi post tour extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts

Delhi - Varanasi

Day
1

Today, fly to Varanasi, the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. This evening, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING witnesses the GANGA AARTI (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganges.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Varanasi

Day
2

Around dawn, board a BOAT and watch a striking religious ritual—the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge, some practicing yoga, others meditating, and still others bathing fully clothed. Return to your hotel for breakfast and some free time. This afternoon, a PRIVATE GUIDED EXCURSION takes you to nearby SARNATH, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Varanasi - Delhi

Day
3

Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi

Day
4

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals

Tour with flights

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

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We are a member of ABTA, and all our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. So you can book, relax, and plan your sightseeing.

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