Country Duration

Grand Tour of India

India and Sri Lanka tour information

Taj_Mahal Houseboat Buddhist_Site Camel Beautiful_Scenery Desert Temples_&_Palaces UNESCO_World_Heritage Cultural_Show Shopping  
Taj Mahal Houseboat Buddhist Site Camels Beautiful Scenery Desert Temples & Palaces UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Show Shopping  

UK - Delhi (2N) - Varanasi (2N) - Khajuraho (2N) - Agra (2n) - Bharatpur (1N) - (Ranthambore / Jaipur) - Alsisar (1N) - Bikanner (1N) - Jaisalmer (2N) - Jodhpur (2N) - Udaipur (2N) - Mumbai (1N) - Aurangbad (2N) - Kochi (2N) - Kovalam (2N) - Trivandrum - UK

29 days from £5690

Grand Tour of India

Combining the best India has to offer - from the deserts of Rajasthan in the north, to the tranquil backwaters of Kerala in the south, the Bollywood city of Mumbai and the historic caves at Ajanta and Ellora. This tour will leave you with a strong sense of the history, culture and geography of this diverse country.

Included in the price

  • all international airfares
  • all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
  • all accommodation
  • all meals
  • entrance fees, guides and daily tours
  • visa fees for UK and EU passport holders

Map

place_holder

Dates and Prices

Depart UK.. Arrive UK Price pp from  
1 Oct 2014 29 Oct 2014 £5,690
15 Oct 2014 12 Nov 2014 £5,690
12 Nov 2014 10 Dec 2014 £5,690
4 Feb 2015 4 Mar 2015 £5,890
11 Feb 2015 11 Mar 2015 £5,890
18 Feb 2015 18 Mar 2015 £5,890
4 Mar 2015 1 Apr 2015 £5,890
11 Mar 2015 8 Apr 2015 £5,890
18 Mar 2015 15 Apr 2015 £5,890
2 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 £5,790
16 Sep 2015 14 Oct 2015 £5,790
23 Sep 2015 21 Oct 2015 £5,890
30 Sep 2015 28 Oct 2015 £5,890
14 Oct 2015 11 Nov 2015 £5,890
28 Oct 2015 25 Nov 2015 £5,990
4 Nov 2015 2 Dec 2015 £5,990
18 Nov 2015 16 Dec 2015 £5,990

Days 1 : Fly to Delhi

Fly overnight to Delhi, India’s capital city.

Day 2-3 : Explore Delhi

On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore. The next day sightseeing begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. There’ll be a photo stop at India Gate and parliament House. You’ll also visit Gandhi Smriti and Qutab Minar.

Day 4-6 : Discover Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi. The following day visit the 3rd Century Buddhist sites at Sarnath and the Ghats of the River Ganges to witness the puja ceremony of Ganga Aarti. Arise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to view the lively Ghats at sunrise, before taking a tour of the city. Later, fly to Khajuraho.

Day 7 : Explore Khajuraho Temples

Tour the fascinating Temples of Khajuraho.

Day 8 : Orchha & Train to Agra

Continue to Agra stopping at Orchha en route. Continue by road to Jhansi and travel by Shatabdi express Train to Agra.

Day 9 : The Taj Mahal

Rise early to view the impressive Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise – this memory will stay with you forever. Later visit Agra Fort.

Day 10 : Ranthambore or Bharatpur

Depending on the season, the next two days operate different itineraries as follows: Jan to May: Drive to Bharatpur, then travel by train to Ranthambore National Park for a canter safari. Sept to Dec: Drive to Bharatpur, then continue to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri and visit the Keoladeo National Park. Later return to Bharatpur.

Day 11 : Jaipur

Continue to Jaipur to visit City palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Day 12 : Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort

Begin with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, the palace of the Winds. Continue to Amber Fort and the local bazaar in Choti Choper. Enjoy a traditional dinner and dance performance in the evening.

Day 13-14 : Alsisar Heritage Town

Travel to the heritage town of Alsisar. The next day continue to the desert town of Bikaner - visit Junagarh Fort, the medieval streets and Old City Bazaar.

Day 15-16 : Jaisalmer

Travel to Jaisalmer and visit the local markets and Sunset point. The following day visit Jaisalmer Fort, the beautiful Jain temples, Badal Vilas palace and Sam Sand Dunes for a camel ride to view the sunset.

Day 17-18 : Discover Jodhpur

Travel to Jodhpur and visit Meherangarh Fort and Subji Mandi market. The next day visit a Bishnoi Tribe.

Day 19-20 : Discover Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur, a city of lakes, palaces and temples. En route you’ll stop at Ranakpur to visit the largest Jain Temple complex in India, built in the 15th Century. Continue to Udaipur for a relaxing cruise on Lake Pichola. The next day drive around Fateh Sagar Lake and then visit the Folk Museum, Mewar Art Gallery, the City Palace and Sahelion Ki Bari Garden for the Maids of Honour.

Day 21-23 : Ajanta & Ellora Caves

Fly to Aurangabad. Over the next two days, visit the UNESCO listed Ajanta and Ellora Caves before returning to Mumbai.

Day 24 : Explore Mumbai, fly to Kochi

Experience incredible Mumbai, drive past the Gateway of India and along Marine Drive, visit the Hanging Gardens, Chowpatty Beach, Kamala Nehru Park, Mani Bhavan, the Dhobi Ghats, Crawford Market and Flora Fountain. Later, fly to Kochi.

Day 25 : Discover Kochi

Visit the Dutch Palace, St. Francis Church, Santa Cruz Basilica and Fort Kochi. We also see the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets and stroll through the nearby markets. Enjoy a Kathakali dance performance.

Day 26 : Kerala Backwater Cruise

Visit the Jewish Synagogue before travelling to Nedumudy where you’ll board your houseboat, a converted rice barge known as a Kettuvallam. Witness the village life on the backwaters of Kerala. Lunch and dinner will be served on board and you’ll overnight on the houseboat.

Day 27 : Journey to Kovalam

Disembark and travel to Kovalam.

Day 28 : Visit Trivandrum

Visit Sri Padmanabhaswamy Temple, the Zoological Gardens and Museums, Sri Chitra Art Gallery and Reptile House. You'll also see the Observatory, Kanakakunnu Palace and Sree Shastri Purthi Memorial.

Day 29 : Fly Trivandrum to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home later the same or following day.

Dates and Prices

Depart UK.. Arrive UK Price pp from  
1 Oct 2014 29 Oct 2014 £5,690
15 Oct 2014 12 Nov 2014 £5,690
12 Nov 2014 10 Dec 2014 £5,690
4 Feb 2015 4 Mar 2015 £5,890
11 Feb 2015 11 Mar 2015 £5,890
18 Feb 2015 18 Mar 2015 £5,890
4 Mar 2015 1 Apr 2015 £5,890
11 Mar 2015 8 Apr 2015 £5,890
18 Mar 2015 15 Apr 2015 £5,890
2 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 £5,790
16 Sep 2015 14 Oct 2015 £5,790
23 Sep 2015 21 Oct 2015 £5,890
30 Sep 2015 28 Oct 2015 £5,890
14 Oct 2015 11 Nov 2015 £5,890
28 Oct 2015 25 Nov 2015 £5,990
4 Nov 2015 2 Dec 2015 £5,990
18 Nov 2015 16 Dec 2015 £5,990


*Departure coincides with Holi Festival

  • Prices are fully inclusive from the UK and based on London Heathrow departures
  • Regional departures available
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Land only from £5,490pp (Delhi - Trivandrum)
  • Single supplement from £1,090 (no supplement if you are willing to share)
  • Tipping payable locally US$150pp
  • Medium Paced Tour

Abu Dhabi Extension - 4D/3N

Abu Dhabi

    Day 1: Arrive Abu Dhabi
    You will be met at Abu Dhabi Airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2: Experience Abu Ahabi
    Capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis rising out of the sand. Visit the beautiful Corniche, Dhow building yards, stunning palaces and the Petroleum Museum. (B)

    Day 3: Abu Dhabi
    Enjoy the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring more of the town. (B)

    Day 4: Abu Dhabi
    Transfer to Abu Dhabi Airport. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    3* from £260pp
    4* from £290pp
    5* from £320pp

    Price from £ 240.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £150
    Sole passenger price from £410
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Dubai at Leisure - 4D/3N

Dubai Extension

    Day 1: Arrive Dubai
    You will be met at Dubai Airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Days 2-3: Dubai
    Two full days to relax on the beaches of Dubai, go shopping in the opulent malls, explore the city’s architectural wonders, or take an optional day tour. (B)

    Day 4: Depart Dubai
    Transfer from your hotel to Dubai Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    Marco Polo Hotel 3* from £240pp
    Traders Hotel 4* from £390pp
    Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers 5* from £440pp

    Price from £ 260.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Optional Day Tours

    Add an extra dimension to Days 2 or 3 of your Dubai experience with one of our additional packages:

    Dubai Tour from £50
    A city tour of Dubai introducing the unique combination of traditional and ultramodern that makes this city so special. (B)

    Desert Trip to Hatta from £95
    Experience the magic of the Desert on a trip to the ancient fortress village of Hatta. (B,L)

    Traditional Dhow Cruise from £50
    Enjoy a romantic dinner aboard a traditional Arabic Dhow that glides silently along the creek of Dubai under a starry and moonlit sky. (D)

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £180
    Sole passenger price from £420
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, entrance fees, guides and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

Hong Kong & Macau - 4D/3N

Hong Kong & Macau

    Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong
    Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Hong Kong.

    Day 2: Hong Kong
    Enjoy a half day island tour visiting Victoria Peak, Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village and an optional sampan ride (paid locally). The afternoon is at leisure. (B)

    Day 3: Macau
    Transfer to the port for a hydrofoil ride across the Pearl River Estuary to Macau. Visit the sights of this former Portuguese colony including the ruins of the St. Paul Church, Ama Temple and Macau Museum (closed Mondays). There will also be the opportunity to visit one of the local casinos for which Macau is famous (minimum age 18). Return by hydrofoil to Hong Kong. (B,L)

    Day 4: Depart Hong Kong
    Transfer to Hong Kong Airport for your onward flight. (B)

    Hotel Prices:
    BP International 3* from £380pp
    Park Hotel 4* from £410pp
    Harbour Grand Kowloon 4*+ from £540pp
    Intercontinental Grand Stanford 5* from £580pp

    Price from £ 380.00pp

    Other Supplement from:

    Tour departs any day subject to availability and seasonal variation

    Single supplement from £160
    Sole passenger price from £540
    Includes: accommodation, local transportation, touring, guides, entrance fees and meals as stated
    Excludes: flights, departure taxes, visa and tipping

This document is designed to be read in conjunction with the other pre-departure information provided by Wendy Wu Tours including the tour itinerary as described in our brochure and/or website. It aims to provide a straightforward description of the physical activities involved in sightseeing or travelling during the tour.

If there are any particular challenges, from the length of time spent on your feet, the length of drives and flights, to the standard of remote accommodation for our more adventurous tours; they will be explained here.

All passengers must read this document to ensure the itinerary is suitable for their interests and physical capabilities. This is not your final itinerary and therefore does not mention all the sites visited. The order of sightseeing is subject to change.

Grand Tour of India - 2014
By using www.wendywutours.co.uk you agree to our cookies and privacy policies
OK