Highlights

Map This is a country travellers fantasize about – exotic, oriental, ancient India. It is also modern, booming, chaotic India. Between the two lies a wealth of delights – the charm of a golden civilisation still alive and kicking after centuries and to be glimpsed as you turn the corner of a palace or a fort; as you hear the sweetness of the flute in the misty northern hills and the deep rhythm of the sitar at a mesmerizing performance; as you drive past the captivating sound of temple bells that ring out loud amidst the noise of a daily ritual prayer; as you wander into monuments adorned with precious stones – unguarded, still splendid; as you lie deeply relaxed drifting to music, massaged by the strong yet gentle touch of ayurveda healers.

GALLERY

Itinerary

  • Duration: 11 days & 10 nights
  • Countries: India, UAE
  • Category: Multi-Country
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Delhi
  • Ending Point: Dubai
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

(Click the days for tour details)

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.

  • Overnight in Delhi
  • None

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.

  • Overnight in Delhi
  • Breakfast, Dinner

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).

  • Overnight in Jaipur
  • Breakfast, Dinner

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).

  • Overnight in Agra
  • Breakfast, Dinner

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.

  • Overnight in Agra
  • Breakfast, Dinner

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.

  • Overnight in Delhi
  • Breakfast, Dinner

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.

  • Overnight in Dubai
  • Breakfast

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.

  • Overnight in Dubai
  • Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Overnight in Dubai
  • Breakfast

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.

  • Breakfast

Tour Accommodation

What's included

• 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)

Not Included

• Flight from Delhi to Dubai
• Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, or tips
• Personal expenses

AVAILABILITY

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  • start: Sunday 04/15/2018
    end: Wednesday 04/25/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 04/22/2018
    end: Wednesday 05/02/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 05/06/2018
    end: Wednesday 05/16/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 05/13/2018
    end: Wednesday 05/23/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 05/20/2018
    end: Wednesday 05/30/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 06/03/2018
    end: Wednesday 06/13/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 06/10/2018
    end: Wednesday 06/20/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 06/17/2018
    end: Wednesday 06/27/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 07/08/2018
    end: Wednesday 07/18/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 07/15/2018
    end: Wednesday 07/25/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 08/12/2018
    end: Wednesday 08/22/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 08/19/2018
    end: Wednesday 08/29/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 09/09/2018
    end: Wednesday 09/19/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 09/23/2018
    end: Wednesday 10/03/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1199
  • start: Sunday 10/07/2018
    end: Wednesday 10/17/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1399
  • start: Sunday 10/21/2018
    end: Wednesday 10/31/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1399
  • start: Sunday 11/11/2018
    end: Wednesday 11/21/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1399
  • start: Sunday 11/25/2018
    end: Wednesday 12/05/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1399
  • start: Sunday 12/02/2018
    end: Wednesday 12/12/2018
    status: Single Supplement + $549
    price: USD 1399

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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