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Delhi: Essential Taj - 1 Day

Explore the legendary sights of Agra, from the imposing Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River, with its numerous beautiful mosques and palaces, to the iconic white marble Taj Mahal, one of the world's greatest masterpieces, on this day tour from Delhi.

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Trip Highlights

Red Fort - monumental fortress on the banks of the Yamuna River encompassing the enchanting Pearl Mosque and numerous beautiful palaces
Taj Mahal - stunning white marble mausoleum and one of the most admired and recognised masterpieces in the world


Private guided tour with an English-speaking Indian guide
All touring in private air-conditioned transport
Return transfers from your hotel or designated point of departure within 20kms of Delhi’s GPO
Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed within the itinerary.

Not Included

International flights and visa
Transfers to and from your designated point further than 20kms from Delhi’s GPO
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$8 per person per day. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Departing Delhi early in the morning we begin our drive towards Agra. Upon arrival we head to the monumental Red Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Dating back to the 16th century this imposing red sandstone fortress once encompassed the imperial city of the Mughal rulers, and within its fortified walls you can still find evidence of the empire’s grandeur. Enter the fort through one of the four grand gates and discover the enchanting Pearl Mosque and a number of stunning palaces, including the Jahangiri Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Moti Masjid and Diwan-i-Khas.

Following lunch at a local restaurant we make our way to the legendary Taj Mahal for a guided tour. The spectacular white marble mausoleum was meticulously planned and constructed over a period of 22 years between 1631 an 1648 as a testament of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s undying affections of his most beloved wife. This magnificent structure was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and continues to be one of the most universally recognised and admired masterpieces in the world. We leave Agra and begin our drive back to Delhi, arriving in the evening.

Prices & Dates

The 'per person' price is based on 2 persons or more undertaking the day tour together. If you are travelling solo and booking this tour on your own the 'Single supplement' needs to be added to the 'per person' price.

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In Brief

Trip Type
07:00 in Delhi
20:30 in Delhi
Daily (except Friday)
Hotel Rating
Not applicable
Local Payment
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
None Provided
1st March 2017

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