Saturday. Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your Taj Hotel - either staying in the magnificent Taj Mahal Hotel or the extravagant Taj Palace Hotel, both a fine example of luxurious accommodation. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore this bustling capital.
Overnight: Taj Palace
This morning we’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. This evening is free to enjoy the luxury of your Taj Hotel.
Overnight: Taj Palace | Breakfast
Delhi - Agra. Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital, upon arrival check into the Gateway Hotel where you will have a Taj Mahal facing room, all you have to do is glance out your window to see one of the worlds most iconic monuments built in the name of love.
In Agra we visit the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later on we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal and witness a magical sunset.
Overnight: Gateway Hotel | Breakfast
Agra - Jaipur. En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. As we get closer to Jaipur we stop for a tasty lunch and visit Chandra Haveli, a charming haveli (mansion house) with small courtyard, lawned gardens and rustic appeal carefully being restored to the splendour of better farming years (if open, currently under renovation). Once in Jaipur, we visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored for delivery to your hotel before we leave!
In Jaipur you will stay in the majestic Jai Mahal Palace where you have 2 nights to enjoy the luxury of this decadent property set upon 18 acres of manicured lawns and Moghul designed gardens.
Overnight: Jai Mahal Palace | Breakfast
Today take a guided tour of the Pink City. Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. A jeep transports us to the lofty fort where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory.
The evening is at leisure for you to soak up the luxury of your palace room as much as you can. Or visit the local markets and pick up some bargains. Just wandering the busy streets is an experience in itself.
Overnight: Jai Mahal Palace | Breakfast
Today involves a day of driving as Udaipur beckons, upon arrival check in to your luxurious palace room at the Lake Palace Hotel. Located in the middle of Lake Pichola the white marble hotel sits on a four acre island and is only accesible by boat. Built as a palace in 1746 and now refurbished as a hotel Lake Palace Hotel is an icon of Udaipur. The beautiful building almost seems to burst out of the surroung waters.
This evening is free for you to unwind and enjoy the luxurious amenities. On day 7 we take a morning city tour of this walled city renowned for its palaces - the white marble Maharajah’s Palace, the Winter Palace (with its inlaid tile, mirrors and mosaics of peacocks), the Jag Mandir (an eighteenth-century yellow-sandstone palace) and Jag Niwas (an eighteenth-century granite and marble palace).Also see the Victoria Hall Museum (local historical displays and antiques), Sahelion-ki-Bari garden and the Jagdish Temple. This evening enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Overnight: The Taj Lake Palace | Breakfast x 2
Today you will be transferred to Udaipur airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to yet another luxurious Taj Hotel - you will be accommodated in either the Taj Mahal Hotel or the Taj Palace. The evening is free for you to enjoy your final night of luxury.
Overnight: The Taj Mahal Hotel | Breakfast
Sunday. Today after breakfast and your onward transfer to the airport tour arrangements come to an end.
Discover Amritsar & the Golden Temple
Discover beautiful Amritsar on our 3 day/ 2 night Golden Amritsar bolt-on. Home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. During your stay, we witness the sunset spectacle at Wagah Border - the only road crossing between India and Pakistan where the fascinating changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags take place with great pomp to a cheering crowd of thousands.
Prices & Dates
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Taj Palace, Delhi
Built in 1983 and renovated in 2011, the Taj Palace hotel is a perfect example of first class service in a luxurious setting. All guest rooms are perfectly appointed with expansive views of the city. The hotel offers guests some of the best dining experiences in the city with top chefs and fine cuisine. Start the day with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool before setting out to explore Delhi. Perfectly positioned between the city centre and the airport in the diplomatic enclave part of Delhi.
Gateway Hotel, Agra
Set amidst six acres of manicured gardens, the Gateway hotel is a beautiful oasis in the chaos of the city. Carefully blending modern day necessities with traditional designs - all rooms have both Wi-Fi connectivity and classic marble flooring. A refreshing outdoor pool offers guest some cool in the heat of Agra and our recommendation here is to upgrade to a Taj View room. This accommodation is located on the popular Fatehabad Road in Agra, close to all of the major attractions.
Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur
Surrounded by 18 acres of perfectly manicured Moghul gardens, the Jai Mahal Palace luxury heritage breathes opulence and comfort. Rooms are designed in a colonial style with gold hued silks, marble floorings and Rajasthani wooden furniture. Sipping a cup of Indian tea before dinner at the Terrace is a must. Very well located in central Jaipur. Major attractions like the Amber Fort and Palace of the Winds are both easily accessed from here.
The Lake Palace by Taj, Udaipur
Built for a young prince in 1743, the Lake Palace by Taj is one of Udaipur's most iconic sites. Guest rooms are grand with high reaching ceilings, luxury amenities, rich marble flooring and beautiful lake views. A number of restaurants all with master chefs offer guests a great range of dining options from the rooftop to the poolside. The hotel's 1 hour heritage walk is a great way to learn about the magnificent grounds whilst sipping a delicious galss of champagne. Perfectly located in the middle of Lake Pichola in the beautiful city of Udaipur.
The Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi
A popular choice for visiting dignitaries and heads of state, the luxury Taj Mahal Hotel displays beautiful Mughal architecture alongside contemporary facilities. These include a Wellness spa featuring Indian treatments and the luxurious Taj Club Floor and Lounge offering stunning panoramic views of the city. Opt for a pool view room to be greeted with superior vistas of the surrounding area. Without doubt the Taj Mahal in Delhi has one of the most prestigious addresses in India, Number One Mansingh Road. Surrounded by beautiful broad boulevards and leafy grounds with India Gate just a short walk away.
Tipping is not a natural part of many Western cultures and many of us feel uncomfortable, or unsure, about when, or how much, to tip. However, in India, tipping makes up a significant part of many people's wages so it's important that we get it right. For this reason we've developed a very simple system to take all the hassle out of tipping. With our 'tipping made easy' policy, a nominal pre-determined amount is collected from all group tour participants to cover tips en route. This then saves you the hassle of when and how much to tip bellhops, luggage handlers, local guides and other support staff through the tour. Our 'tipping made easy' doesn't include a tip to your group tour leader. Naturally, though, the amount is up to you as tipping is an entirely personal gesture.