India: Golden Triangle & Dubai
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by one of our representatives to be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is open at leisure.
Following breakfast, you will go on a combined sightseeing tour of Delhi. The tour will be commencing in Old Delhi before driving to a photo stop at Red Fort, a huge settlement that contains within it some very beautiful palaces and public buildings. You will visit Jamma Masjid, one of the largest mosques that are still a house of worship for devout Muslims. The tour continues onto Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru our first Prime Minister of India. You will proceed your day with a New Delhi tour riding past the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers who were martyred during the Afghan War. Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the imperial residence of the British Viceroys, it is now the official residence of the President of India Parliament House, a circular building that is a symbol of Indian democracy. You will also visit Qutub Minar, the 11th-century victory tower, which is the tallest stone tower in India.
Following breakfast, you will head to Jaipur. The rest of your evening is open at leisure. Optional activity: Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, a small textile museum dedicated to the ancient craft of hand block printing, housed in a recently restored 400-year-old haveli (Cost: USD 35 per person).
Following breakfast, you will head to Agra (approximately 5 hours). En route, you will visit the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. The unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Continue your journey to Agra. When you arrive, you will go to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions. Optional activity: Witness Mohabbat e Taj - The Kalakriti Theater is the venue for this vibrant dance drama depicting a 16th-century Mughal era love story that defines the Taj Mahal. Watch and listen (in a choice of languages by headset) as Shah Jahan and Queen Mumtaz Mahal profess their love for one another, and he creates the Taj Mahal in her memory. You will see the most realistic replica of the monument existing today. Animated action, brilliant costumes, and powerfully resonant vocal performances (Cost: USD 45 per person).
Early in the morning, you will go on a sunrise tour of the most opulent wonder of the modern world, the Taj Mahal(closed on Fridays). The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1,000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17thcentury, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work which is really astounding. You will have sufficient time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. When you return to the hotel for breakfast, the rest of your morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, you will visit the Roman Catholic Cemetery - re-living a cross-cultural mix that has never made it into history books and traveler's itineraries. Later, walk through the civil lines area and explore the old part of Agra and its hidden alleys. Later, volunteer your time at Mission of Charity. Amidst the busyness, it is heart-warming to see great love and care in this place. There are around 45 children in their care, some are very young and some with disabilities. There are also over 100 adults that are unable to care for themselves. In the evening, you can explore the local markets for souvenirs.
Following breakfast, you will check-out and head to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will have time to freshen up and bid farewell to your new friends at a farewell dinner at your hotel.
Have breakfast at your hotel on your final day in India. You will check out of your hotel and be transferred to Delhi International Airport to take your departing flight to Dubai (flight not included, to be booked by agent). Upon arrival in Dubai, you will be met by a representative that will transfer to your hotel.
Have breakfast at your hotel before departure for a half day guided tour. You will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai. The city, developed from a small fishing village at the Dubai Creek, nowadays presents itself as a glamorous metropolis at the Arabian Gulf. The distinctive skyscrapers and gigantic shopping malls are sure to impress every visitor. You will start your tour with Bastakyia, the old town district of Dubai. Learn everything about the local history and geography of the city when visiting the Dubai Museum, located in the ancient fortress of Al-Fahidi. Following the museum, you will use the local water taxis, called “Abras”, to cross the Dubai Creek. Enjoy the spectacular view of the city while heading towards the district of Deira. Here you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous Spice Souk. Take the chance to get a unique and affordable souvenir when you visit the adjacent Gold Souk. Your tour then proceeds to the Jumeirah area, where you will have a photo stop to capture the awe-inspiring Grand Mosque of Jumeirah. The mosque was built in medieval Fatimid tradition, the stone structure is a tribute to modern Islamic architecture. Following that, you will take another photo stop of Burj Al Arab Hotel. After your tour, you can enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel. Hotel check-out is at noon. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time.
• Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
• Personalized meet & assist upon arrival at the airport
• 3 nights in Delhi at Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity or similar
• 2 nights in Agra at Crystal Sarovar Premier Hotel or similar
• 2 nights in Jaipur at Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
• 3 nights in Dubai at Armada Bluebay or similar
• 16 meals: 10 breakfasts and 6 dinners
• Excursion to Amber Fort
• Jeep ride in Amber Fort
• Visit City Palace
• Small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
• Visit Agra Fort
• Visit the iconic the Taj Mahal
• Roman Catholic Cemetery visit
• Mission of Charity volunteering
• Half Day Dubai City Tour
• Cross the Dubai Creek by “Water Taxi”
• Photo Stop at Burj al Arab
• Local taxes (except Hotel Tax in Dubai only, it will be billed directly to clients $5/night)
• Flight from Delhi to Dubai
• Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, or tips
• Personal expenses
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