India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan incl. Dubai extension

India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan incl. Dubai extension

India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan incl. Dubai extensionIndia
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1414 Nights
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Half Board (+1)
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To India & Dubai 

    Discover the splendours of India with us and explore the metropolitan city of Dubai. On this 14-night guided group holiday we’ll experience the very best of this fascinating country and see iconic Indian sites, from the most famous monument to love the Taj Mahal to the enchanting city of Udaipur. During this trip of a lifetime to India, we’ll experience ancient palaces and monuments, proud fortresses, mosques and bustling cities. We’ll explore the busy streets of Old Delhi on a rickshaw, visit the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur and have ample time to discover India at our own pace. As if India wasn't impressive enough, this holiday includes a three day stay in Dubai at the end of our tour, where you can relax and explore the city at your own pace.

    Please Note:

    *In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, cleaning and restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration involve scaffolding and mud treatment, thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.

    • Visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.
    • Please note 2025 itinerary varies with two new excursions.
    • 10 nights accommodation in India and 3 nights in Dubai on bed and breakfast basis and 1 or 2 overnight flights.

    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 4

    Activity Level: Busy

    What does this level mean?

    Day

    Fly to Delhi India

    1

    Depart for Delhi

    Depart on your flights to Delhi, for a once in a lifetime holiday to India.

    We have arrived

    2

    Arrive in Delhi

    Following our arrival in Delhi, we will be transferred with guide assistance to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights.

    Excursion of Delhi

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    In the afternoon (pending our flight times this excursion may be the following day), we enjoy a guided excursion visiting New Delhi. Discover the 12th Century Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall! This hand carved minaret has withstood the ravages of time for over 1,500 years. After our excursion we return to our hotel in time for dinner.

    Dinner is included each night (10 nights) of your stay in India.

    Discover the Highlights of Delhi

    3

    Guided Tour of Delhi

    Let's discover Delhi on a guided excursion taking in the highlights of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After our cycle ride, we visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation.  From here we go to the Jama Masjid Mosque (from the outside) and visit the Bangla Sikh Temple (2024 we visit the Bangla Sikh Temple). There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later we visit New Delhi to see Hamayun’s Tomb, a beautiful 16th Century building and the tomb of the emperor Humayun. After drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the Indian fallen soldiers), the president’s residence and an interesting blend of Victorian architecture before returning to our hotel.

    At Leisure in Delhi

    After our adventure we enjoy some free time to relax and unwind after a day of uncovering the highlights of Delhi

    Depart Delhi by Coach for Agra and Agra Fort Excursion

    4

    Transfer to Agra

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we depart Delhi and transfer by coach to Agra, home to the iconic Taj Mahal! The journey will take approximately four hours (210km). We spend one night in Agra.

    Let's See More - Agra Fort Guided Excursion

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Let's see more as we discover Agra Fort on a guided excursion, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Built in the 11th century, era marked by invasions and battles, this red stone-fortified castle was the site of the India Rebellion of 1857. After our tour we return to our hotel. Relax and unwind as tomorrow we visit the monument of eternal love the Taj Mahal! 

    Fall in Love with the Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri

    5

    Sunrise Excursion to the Iconic Taj Mahal

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we depart early on our guided excursion to witness the sunrise at the one of the world’s biggest monuments to love. The morning is an ideal time to photograph this spectacular building when the lighting is at its most dramatic. This famous mausoleum, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of his favourite wife, is a highlight for many visitors to India and it is easy to see why.  After we return to our hotel for breakfast.

    Travel by coach to Jaipur and visit Fatehpur Sikri

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    After breakfast depart Agra for Jaipur the "Pink City". Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately seven hours (235km) with comfort stops along the way. En-route we uncover the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri on a guided excursion (located 40km from Agra). Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and it served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585.

    We arrive in the evening to our hotel where we will spend the next two nights in Jaipur.

    Discover Jaipur - The Pink City

    6

    Guided Tour of The Amber Fort

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur - known as the Pink City. We visit the mighty Amber Fort, a spectacular Hindu fort overlooking Lake Maota, before visiting the City Palace Museum, to see the beautiful former seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

    Discover the Jantar Mantar Sun Dial

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    In the afternoon we see the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’.

    We return to our hotel and enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure after a day of discovering the splendours of Jaipur one of the gems of India.

    Depart Jaipur by Coach for Jodhpur - Luni

    7

    District of Jodhpur - Village of Chanwa in Luni

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today, we transfer by coach to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan The journey will take approximately six and a half hours (330km) with stops along the way.  On arrival we unpack and enjoy the afternoon at leisure, our local guide will be happy to suggest places to see and visit depending on your interests. Jodhpur is sometimes referred to as the 'Blue City' due to the brightly painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.

    Village of Chanwa

    Time: EveningEvening

    We stay in the village of Chanwa, in Luni, a district of Jodhpur.

    We have arrived! 

    Let's stretch our legs and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the village of Chanwa, Luni. During our walk we discover more of everyday life in India, learning about the local community, their traditions while walking through the village. We finish our walk with a visit to a small local temple, before returning to our hotel.

    Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure to relax and unwind after our journey.

     

    Discover the Beauty of the Blue City Jodhpur

    8

    Half Day Guided Tour of Jodhpur

    Time: MorningMorning

    Today we take a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Discover Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. Our tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.

    After our morning visit we return to our hotel.

    At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    The afternoon will be free to enjoy at leisure, soak up the atmosphere, and relax more, before tomorrow's next adventure.

    Transfer to "Venice of the East" - Udaipur

    9

    Uncover Ranakupur Jain Temple enroute to Udaipur

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Today we transfer by coach to Udaipur also known as the city of the lakes. This beautiful city has been described as the “Venice of the East” and its centrepiece is the Lake Palace, which sits in the middle of Lake Pichola. En-route to Udaipur there will be a stop in Ranakpur, where we uncover one of the largest and most beautiful Jain temples in India. Today's journey is a full day and will take approximately six hours drive (269km) before reaching Udaipur, where we will spend the next two nights.

    Let's see more on an Excursion of Udaipur

    10

    Experience Udaipur

    Time: MorningMorning

    This morning we take in the beauty of the City Palace Museum on a guided morning excursion and soak up the atmosphere of the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.

    Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Later in the afternoon we take a leisurely boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).

    Fly from Udaipur to Delhi

    11

    Transfer to Delhi

    Today we say farewell to Udaipur and transfer by coach to Udaipur airport for our internal flight to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi airport, we transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is yours to do some last-minute souvenir shopping, soaking up the atmosphere, or relaxing.

    Please note flight tickets will be issued given locally by your guide. 

    Depart Delhi for Dubai

    12

    Fly to Dubai

    We say a fond farewell to our Splendours of India tour and transfer to Delhi Airport with guide assistance for your flight to Dubai.

    Arrival in Dubai

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    On arrival in Dubai you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Spend three nights in Dubai on a bed and breakfast basis.

     

    *Please note: Your extension in Dubai will be on an individual basis rather than as part of a group and that guide services are not included for this part of the tour.

    Discover Dubai at Leisure

    13

    Dubai - Relax More

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Discover Dubai at your leisure for the next two full days. Enjoy an independent stay in Dubai, a cosmopolitan city where the traditional and contemporary meet. You could visit Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai’s largest mosque, or Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. Or you could relax on the beach, or shop till you drop in one of the many Dubai Shopping Malls!

    Depart Dubai for Home

    15

    Depart Dubai

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    Transfer to Dubai Airport for your flight home.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    What if there is an emergency?

    We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    Will I be met at the airport?

    You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

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