Varanasi Day Tours and Trips

Located on the banks of the River Ganges and considered to be one of India's most holy of cities, Varanasi is an overwhelming melting pot of colour, chaos and spirituality. It is the easy accessibility to the practices of ancient tradition, coupled with Varanasi’s labyrinthine streets and colour that draw people here. Varanasi can be explored in all its glory on our range of day tours and activities, including sunrise and sunset boat rides on the River Ganges, walking tours through the backstreets and street performances. Alternatively, head out of the city for the day on an excursion to the former holy city of Sarnath. With live availability and instant confirmation, booking one of our Varanasi day tours or activities couldn't be easier.

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Please note that our day trips to Varanasi operate independently of our longer multi-day trips to India.

Next Departures - Varanasi Day Tours and Excursions

ExcursionDurationDepartingFrom USD
Private Full-Day City Tour of Varanasi 13 hours 19 Oct 2017 USD $88.00
Guided Viewing of Ramlila in Varanasi 5 hours 22 Sep 2018 USD $27.00
Private Walking Tour of Varanasi 3 hours 19 Oct 2017 USD $30.00
Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour 3 hours 20 Oct 2017 USD $35.00
Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi 3 hours 20 Oct 2017 USD $35.00

Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour

3 hours
FROM USD $35.00

Take an early morning boat ride down the River Ganges and witness as this holy city awakens for the...

Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi

3 hours
FROM USD $35.00

Travel northeast of Varanasi for a half-day trip to Sarnath, an erstwhile holy city now renowned for...

Private Evening Aarti with Sunset Boat Ride

3 hours
FROM USD $55.00

End your day in Varanasi with a private sunset boat ride on the River Ganges where you’ll have the...

Guided Viewing of Ramlila in Varanasi

5 hours
FROM USD $27.00

Watch a performance of Ramlila, a clever street show re-enacting the life of the Hindu deity Rama,...

Private Walking Tour of Varanasi

3 hours
FROM USD $30.00

See the sights of Varanasi and gain insight into daily life on a guided walking tour through its...

Private Day Tour of Varanasi and Sarnath

1 day
FROM USD $110.76

Start the day with a sunrise boat ride on the River Ganges to witness morning prayers and then...

Private Full-Day City Tour of Varanasi

13 hours
FROM USD $88.00

Take in the best of Varanasi on this private tour, including a sunrise boat tour, exploration of...

Planning a longer visit to India?

Browse some of our popular multi-day trips that spend a day or more in Varanasi. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Varanasi on a bespoke touring itinerary to India, take a look at our tailor-made holiday planning section.

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