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Delhi + Taj Mahal

Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ 3 nights in your choice of superior first class, deluxe or luxury hotel
+ 3 breakfasts Extensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide
+ Roundtrip Shatabdi Express Train between Delhi and Agra
+ All hotel taxes and service charges and all on-tour transportation
+ Discover 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted by private car to the hotel of your choice, all handpicked for warm service, unique ambience and terrific city-center locations.

Your comprehensive privately guided sightseeing tour explores the best of Old and New Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Explore the bustling Chandni Chowk market and drive past the imposing walls of the magnificent Red Fortc. Enjoy a rickshaw tour through Old Delhi and then ride the efficient Metro to New Delhi. Drive along the elegant Rajpath and past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House to visit Humayun’s Tombc and Qutab Minarc. Meals B

Early this morning, you’ll board the speedy Shatabdi Express Train and travel through the colorful countryside to Agra. Arrive in time for breakfast at the Trident Hotel and an excursion to the perfectly-preserved, red sandstone ‘ghost town’ of Fatehpur Sikric. Built in the 16th century, the ‘ruins’ of this abandoned city are still in pristine condition, making it easy to imagine the opulence of long-ago court life. In the afternoon, you’ll tour the incomparable Taj Mahalc, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan as an everlasting tribute to his beloved wife. Continue through the bustling city streets to visit the impressive Agra Fortc, a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, royal pavilions and fountains. This evening you’ll return to your hotel in Delhi by private car. Meals B


Depart Delhi

Your private car and driver await this morning to drive you back to the airport for your onward journey. Meals B

Extend Your Trip


4 days from $999

We include your flights from Delhi to Kathmandu and return to Delhi, 3 nights at our enchanting hotel, and extensive privately-guided sightseeing. This 4-day Private Tour is easily added before or after your stay in India.

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From Delhi to Kathmandu

After breakfast your private car and driver will take you to the airport for your included flight to Kathmandu. On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured your choice of hotel. Both the Vivanta by Taj and the Dwarika's Hotel are ideally located to explore the city. Meals B


Colorful Kathmandu

This morning’s guided sightseeing begins in Durbar Square, where the Kingdom’s erstwhile rulers were crowned. It remains the heart of Kathmandu’s historic city center and it’s a great place to begin your exploration. Most of what you’ll see today dates back 300 to 400 years, but some buildings like the medieval Kasthamandap Temple, constructed in the 12th century, are hundreds of years older.

Overlooking Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka is the ancient royal quarter of the city. Spread over 5 acres, its name is derived from the stone image of Hanuman, the Hindu Monkey God that sits near one of the main entrances. With most of the buildings and structures dating back to the 12th through 18th centuries, the complex is comprised of numerous courtyards, temples and palace buildings awaiting your exploration.  Also near Durbar Square, you’ll visit Mahadev Parvati Temple with its richly ornamented windows and façade. Of course, you’ll also have a chance to explore Kathmandu’s lively and colorful markets.

Outside the city center on the opposite banks of the Bagmati River, you’ll also visit the once independent city-state of Patan. Patan was one of the three ancient royal kingdoms in the Kathmandu Valley and here you’ll discover splendid Buddhist and Hindu temples - many ornamented with wood and stone carvings, fine statues, and ornate architectural details. Taleju Temple and the Golden Temple are among the highlights you’ll visit.  Meals B


Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast, journey into the timeless Kathmandu Valley to explore ancient Bhadgaon, another one of the three kingdoms of medieval Nepal. In the town’s main square, you’ll see architectural treasures like the Lion Gate and the Palace of 55 Windows. The 5-storied Nyatapola Temple is built atop impressive terraces adorned with large statues depicting Goddesses, Humans and Beasts.

Then visit Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal and venerated by both Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhists. Before returning to Kathmandu, you’ll also stop along the banks of the picturesque Bagmati River to see Pashupatinath Temple; dedicated to Lord Shiva this is one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. This evening’s farewell dinner features fine Nepalese cuisine and a lively cultural performance accompanied by wine and beer.  Meals B+D


Return to Delhi

Fly back to Delhi where our tour ends for your connection to your onward flight. Meals B

Prices are per person, double occupancy, and may vary during holidays and trade shows.