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.Read More
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
|Excursion||Duration||Next Departure||From USD|
|Varanasi Morning Sunrise Boat Tour||3 hours||22 Jul 2019||USD $32.73|
|Private Full-Day City Tour of Varanasi||13 hours||22 Jul 2019||USD $96.80|
|Private Walking Tour of Varanasi||3 hours||22 Jul 2019||USD $33.00|
|Half-Day Sarnath Tour from Varanasi||3 hours||22 Jul 2019||USD $38.50|
|Private Day Tour of Varanasi and Sarnath||8 hours||22 Jul 2019||USD $123.20|
Best things to do in Varanasi
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Watch a performance of Ramlila, a clever street show re-enacting the life of the Hindu deity Rama,...
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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