India - Splendours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Rajasthan including Dubai Extension
Half Board (+1)
- Discover some of the most iconic sites of India on this magnificent 15-night guided holiday with a stopover in Dubai.
- Explore Delhi with a rickshaw tour, a guided visit to Old Delhi & an excursion to Qutub Minar.
- Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal on an early morning visit to the world-famous landmark.
- Go on a guided full-day city tour Jaipur “The Pink City”, including the Amber Fort.
- Enjoy a city tour of Jodhpur, visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort and the beautiful Ranakpur Temple
- Find out why Udaipur is called “Venice of the East” and take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola.
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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 15-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.
*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.
- 10 nights accommodation in India and 1 or 2 overnight flights
- For customers departing on 9th November 2020, the Diwali Festival of Light will take place on November 14th in Jaipur. This ancient Hindu festival is celebrated in autumn every year and spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness. November departures include special activities, which will take place at your hotel to celebrate, including fireworks, flower decorations and cultural folk dances.
Activity Level: Busy
Travel to India
Travel to India
Depart on your flights to Delhi, for a once in a lifetime holiday to India.
Delhi & New Delhi
Arrive in Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met by our local representative before being transferred to your hotel where you will spend the next two nights.
Tour to Qutub Minar
In the afternoon, enjoy a guided excursion visiting New Delhi to see the 12th Century Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret standing 100 metres tall. It is hand carved and has withstood the ravages of time for over 1,500 years. Return to your hotel in the evening for dinner. Dinner is included each night of your stay in India.
Guided Tour of Old Delhi
After breakfast you will see all the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the city. After your ride, 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 you will move on to the Jama Masjid mosque and view the beautiful 17th century place of worship, which is home to an ancient Qur’an written on deerskin. There will be time to pick up some souvenirs and local bargains at the bustling and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Later 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. Return to your hotel in the evening, spend a relaxing evening at leisure.
Travel to Agra
Transfer to Agra
Transfer from your hotel to Agra by coach, the journey will take approximately four hours (210km) where you will spend one night in Agra.
Guided Tour of Agra Fort
In the afternoon you will enjoy a guided tour of the Agra Fort, 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. Return to your hotel where you will enjoy your evening at leisure.
Taj Mahal & Fatehpur Sikri
Visit The Taj Mahal
In the morning you will visit the Taj Mahal where you will enjoy 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. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Travel to Jaipur & Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast depart 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 you will visit the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri (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. Arrive in the evening to your hotel where you will spend the next two nights.
Guided Tour of The Amber Fort
Enjoy a full day guided tour of Jaipur – the Pink City. Visit the 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.
See Jantar Mantar Sun Dial
In the afternoon see the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar sundial, and finally Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’. After returning to your hotel, enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.
Travel to Jodhpur
Transfer to Jodhpur
Today, you will transfer to Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan, the journey will take approximately seven hours (330km), including comfort stops. On arrival check into your hotel where you will spend the next two nights.
Arrive in Jodhpur
The evening is at leisure, your 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 and was named as Lonely Planet’s most extraordinary place to stay in 2014.
Tour of Jodhpur
Guided Tour of Jodhpur
Enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur, the home of the Rathore rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan. Here you will visit Mehrangarh Fort, an imposing structure sitting on a hill, which was seen in the film The Dark Knight Rises. The tour will also bring you to Jaswant Thada, a beautiful monument built entirely out of white marble.
The afternoon will be free to enjoy at your leisure, your guide will be happy to point out further places of interest to visit to explore at your own pace. Spend some free time shopping for souvenirs, further exploring the "Blue City" or simply relax and unwind at your hotel.
Travel to Udaipar
Today, you will transfer 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, at 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 you will spend the next two nights.
Tour of Udaipur
Visit the City Palace Museum
Today you will have a guided morning excursion to the City Palace Museum and the spectacular garden of Saheliyon-ki-Bari, which is brimming with lotus ponds, marble elephants and gushing fountains.
Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola
Later in the afternoon enjoy a boat cruise on the serene and beautiful Lake Pichola (boat ride is subject to availability of water in the lake).
Fly to Delhi
Transfer to Delhi
Following a morning at leisure, you will be transferred by coach to Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi.
Fly to Dubai
Travel to Dubai
Morning transfer to Delhi Airport with guide assistance for your flight to Dubai.
Arrival in Dubai
Upon arrival in Dubai you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. *Please note that 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.
Free Time in Dubai
You will have two full days to 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 - after getting lost in the Dubai Mall, which features over 1,200 retail stores !
Afternoon transfer to Dubai Airport for your flight home.
Know before you go
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.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
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.
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- 10 June 2019