Private Tour: Agra, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri Day Trip from Delhi

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Private Tour: Agra, Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri Day Trip from Delhi
from AUD $266.76
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Experience the grandeur of India on a private tour to the magical Taj Mahal, the massive Agra Fort, the winding backstreets of Agra and the fortified ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri. Accompanied by your own private guide, you'll enjoy personalized attention as you travel by private air-conditioned vehicle.
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In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
13 hours
Operates:
Saturday - Thursday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Overview
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To begin your private tour to the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri, you will be collected from your hotel at 6am to travel to Agra by road, 124 miles (204 kilometers) from Delhi and home to the sublimely beautiful Taj Mahal.

The World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century, during a golden era of art and architecture in India. The world's most extravagant monument built for love was constructed as a tomb for Shah Jahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz Muhal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. You will be amazed by the intricate carvings and designs that have withstood the test of time, and be intrigued as you hear the stories of love and tragedy.

After lunch at a restaurant of your choice (at your own expense), you will visit Agra Fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience and the Tomb of Itmad-ud Daullah.

On your return trip to Delhi, visit Fatehpur Sikri, 24 miles (40 kilometers) from Agra. This magnificent ghost city was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and became the capital of Mughal India for 15 years before it was abandoned due to sarcity of water.Your guide will show you all the points of interest including Jama Masjid, the 54-meter-high Victory Gate (Buland Darwaza), the white marble tomb of Shikh Salim Chrishti as well as many palaces and pavilions that blend elements of Hindu, Islamic and Persian architecture.

Return to your hotel in Delhi by road.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The length of the trip can vary depending on the unpredictable traffic, so please be prepared for a long day.

Inclusions

  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only)
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort

Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Departure Point

Departs from your Delhi hotel

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a bottle of mineral water, 1 liter (32 fl oz) per person, are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 3.74 out of 5 based on the last 19 recent reviews

This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 28 Apr 2015
Wonderful tour. Managed to see 3 Unesco sites Taj Mahal ,Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri as we wished.Could have been better if we have stayed at Agra for one night.Thanks to Viator for arranging such a great tour.
• Submitted 12 Dec 2014
A must do for everyone visiting the area. The red fort was also very impressive. Never had a chance to see the Fatehpur Sikri though - apparently very few do because the day is already long enough.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2014
The guide, Nitu, definitely made the tour. He was informative, entertaining and took very good care of all of us. He warned us, beforehand, of the hawkers and what to not say. He also made sure that we saw the right things, at the right times. Also, during the long ride out to the Taj, he kept us entertained on the bus. The Taj was spectacular, and definitely not to be missed.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Excellent tour, excellent guide and excellent driver! Although it's tough visiting all 3 places in just 1 day, our guides did not rush through the sites and explanations. We had an amazing day with 2 very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable guides. Our day was very flexible unlike the usual rushed and rigid schedule of tours. Before we left Agra, we even managed to find some nice local dosa eatery thanks to our guide and not eat at some touristy restaurant. He even went out of the way to get us some Agra delicacy to take home. Long drive to and back from Agra, but the sights along the way (including the trucks and jams) were an eye opener. One of the guides also happened to be an excellent photog, took great pixs for us. Highly recommend this trip. Viator and the tour agency from Delhi did a great job!
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Guide and driver were excellent.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Well worth the early morning wake up call. Great day trip
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Valuable excursion. Lasts about 16 hours and quite long drives. Comfortable small car, driver and guide OK. The rate for this excursion is too expensive. It's easy to organize the same trip from Delhi within an hour through government tourist office at less 40 percent.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2015
Was a wonderful all day tour seeing the Taj Mahal was the best part of it. Although the driver was a little late for the early morning start. Would definitely recommend it. The tour guide was very knowledgable.
• Submitted 09 Oct 2015
The driver and the guide were very professional. The delivered exactly what the website promised. I would use them again in the future.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2012
Great Tour. Arrangement with Viator and support excellent. Private tour for 2 business guess became a tour with 2 other business peole in a larger car. Finally was great teaming with other.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
The tour guide to Agra was OK. He was on time, he was nice, and he was willing to share information. The local tour guide at the Taj Mahal was exceptional. He was easy to understand, extremely knowledgeable, and shared a great deal of information. We were a little disappointed that the the tour did not include Fatehpur Sikri. We paid extra for this side trip but there wasn't enough time in the day to include it. That was a little misleading in the tour information. We should have only been charged for the Taj Mahal and Red Fort trip or not have spent time at the marble and carpet stores unless asked.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Wonderful trip, really wonder of the world. The trip was OK, however seeing all three places was not possible because not enough time. Local guide was excellent. As the road was not good at some parts, car's suspension should be made better. Contact number given was no longer in use and should be renewed as appear in the voucher. Luckily the guy with number given was so nice to help contacting Intrepid tour manager, even it was saturday.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Even though it was 46 degrees celsius, getting out to Agra to see and learn about the history of the Taj Mahal was definitely worth it. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Other than the weather, the day was enjoyable.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
The driver was fantastic and it was a nice clean vehicle. It would have been fantastic, except for the guide we met in Agra led an elaborate scam to sell us marble-inlayed stone. It was very off-putting to be dragged about Agra to a 'special store' only to be flat-out lied to and manipulated by a unscrupulous polished marble dealer. Very strange. Very insulting. Its almost something you can't get around in India. But when you pay this much for a tour, this should not happen. This is certainly the high end on pricing.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2012
The journey started almosr an hour late because the the driver had some late night trip. It takes 4 hour travel to Agra. Due to inproper planning we have to skip Fatehpur sikri trio. Our understanding is that it require one and half hour journey from Agra and Agra to Delhi another 5 and half hour jorney.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Decent tour, not the best I've ever been on, but I appreciated the safety of hiring a car for the tour.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
Car was small and without no security belts on rear seats. Travel is long and hard to do. Nevertheless Driver and Guide were nice and very good. It would be fine not to take us to local stores to by handicraft where we could find everywhere in India for 1/3 of the price (where they should have a large commission of every tourist sale).
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012
I have used Viator in Jordan, China, etc and I have to say this was my most disappointing tour. The driver was rude and reckless. Talking on his phone the entire drive, and making no effort to talk to us. The guide at the Taj was informative and nice. Spent 10+ hours driving and didn't even get to see anything besides the Taj and briefly Agra Fort. Fatehpur Sikri is 40km away and I feel advertising it as part of the tour is misleading (It takes hours to go even 50km near Agra). My guide said maybe 1:10 tours has enough time to make it there. Yet, we still had time to be taken to tourist shops and forced to listen to a sales pitch. No effort was made to partially refund us, or rectify the fact that this tour was completely infeasible to do. There are much better ways to make it to the Taj Mahal (i.e. train) and plenty of tour guides there. Save your money, and book elsewhere.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2012

In Brief

Location:
New Delhi, India
Country:
India
Duration:
13 hours
Operates:
Saturday - Thursday
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Day trip (destination A to B)
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience

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