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India Escape

New for 2019

Price per person
from £1,230

Price based on
London Heathrow
10th Sep 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 9 days

  • Asia & The Far East

  • Steady pace

  • Escapes by Globus

Off-season shouldn't mean second-class travel. With milder temperatures and smaller crowds, our Escapes tours mean Globus quality whilst taking advantage of off-peak deals.

This 9-day escorted tour of India introduces you to the country’s rich history, heritage, and culture. Along the way explore the best of India's famed "Golden Triangle" in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. If you are looking to escape the crowds and high-season prices, this is the holiday for you!

Your India tour begins in the capital city of Delhi. Included sightseeing brings you to stunning sites such as the 11th-century Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s most prominent Sikh house of worship). You'll also explore Old Delhi's colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw.

No visit to India would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal—a timeless monument of ivory marble—built by some 20,000 labourers, artisans, and craftsmen between 1631 and 1648 AD for Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife.

Continue your tour of India in the “Pink City” of Jaipur with its opulent City Palace museum and gardens, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). A separate excursion brings you to Amber Fort, the jewel of the city. Here, see intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works of the white marble and red sandstone. Your journey concludes where it began in Delhi.

This remarkable guided India tour is sure to stir the senses, mind, and spirit with the richness of this inspiring land.

At a glance

  • 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

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: Varanasi post tour extension

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Make your own way

For more information please see our booking conditions for tour-only holidays.

Overview

This 9-day escorted tour of India introduces you to the country’s rich history, heritage, and culture. Along the way explore the best of India's famed "Golden Triangle" in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. If you are looking to escape the crowds and high-season prices, this is the holiday for you!

Your India tour begins in the capital city of Delhi. Included sightseeing brings you to stunning sites such as the 11th-century Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s most prominent Sikh house of worship). You'll also explore Old Delhi's colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw.

No visit to India would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal—a timeless monument of ivory marble—built by some 20,000 labourers, artisans, and craftsmen between 1631 and 1648 AD for Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife.

Continue your tour of India in the “Pink City” of Jaipur with its opulent City Palace museum and gardens, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). A separate excursion brings you to Amber Fort, the jewel of the city. Here, see intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works of the white marble and red sandstone. Your journey concludes where it began in Delhi.

This remarkable guided India tour is sure to stir the senses, mind, and spirit with the richness of this inspiring land.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Depart the UK

Day
1

Delhi, India

Day
2

Welcome to India’s capital city!. On arrival in Delhi you will transfer to your hotel.

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

Delhi

Day
3

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
4

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
5

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
6

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
7

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
8

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

Delhi - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the Airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
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Extend your tour and see even more

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

Delhi - Varanasi

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

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

Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Delhi

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.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Delhi - Le Meridien New Delhi

Ideally located in the heart of New Delhi, the luxurious Le Meridien New Delhi stands tall over the historic landscape of Lutyen's Delhi. The hotel features a sophisticated and modern design and sweeping views of New Delhi.

  • Location

    Windsor Place, New Delhi, New Delhi, 110001, India

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Agra - Trident, Agra

The Trident, Agra is set amidst beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped central courtyards, and built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era. The hotel is literally, a stone's throw away from one of the new 7 Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

  • Location

    Tajnagri Scheme Agra, India

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Jaipur - Trident, Jaipur

Breathtaking views of the serene Mansagar Lake and the striking Aravalli range welcome guests to this hotel situated en route to Jaipur's famous Amber Fort. The hotel's multi cuisine restaurant serves an elaborate a 'la carte menu and extensive buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Location

    Amber Fort Road, Opposite Jal Mahal, Jaipur

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

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