9 DAYS ●
"This is the gateway to paradise" - Sue Perkins
From the first rays of kaleidoscopic light shimmering across the Taj Mahal to the majesty of India's pink city, Jaipur to the bustling capital of Delhi – this luxurious tour showcases the remarkable vivacity of India's legendary 'Golden Triangle'.
Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New
Watch a spectacular sunrise over India's most famous landmark
Explore the mysterious ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
Journey through the historical wonders of the ‘Pink City'
Our Exclusive Collection Jewels of India Tour Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Enjoy a cooking demonstration in Jaipur
Take an exclusive night tour of the Amber Fort, followed by a delicious dinner
Enjoy a glass of champagne at a rooftop bar with a view over the incredible Taj Mahal
Discover the streets of Agra on an auto-rickshaw tour
Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to India’s capital Delhi. On arrival you will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
Delhi is a whirlwind of sensory experiences. Full of heritage and charmingly rough-around-the- edges, the city offers the perfect introduction to India. Pass by the Red Fort and stroll along the bustling Chandni Chowk, the main thoroughfare of Old Delhi, before heading into the maze of atmospheric old alleyways to admire India’s largest mosque, the magnificent Jama Masjid. Cross into New Delhi, created by the British in 1929 to serve as capital to visit the Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple and Humayun’s Tomb, finishing up at Connaught Markets for some late afternoon shopping.
Leave Delhi and travel to the bustling city of Agra. Take a tour of Agra’s lively streets by auto rickshaw and take in the sights and smells of the spice and ayurveda market. This afternoon, visit the hulking mass of UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, established in the 16th century. Within its huge two-kilometre-long walls you’ll find the imperial city of the Mughal rulers, with intricate palaces and spacious audience halls to explore.
Rise early this morning to view India’s most iconic sight and one of the world’s most enchanting structures, the Taj Mahal. A building as beautiful as the stories say, witness the shifting colours of the white marble as the sun rises and discover the story of Shah Jahan and his third wife Mumtaz Mahal, for whom the Taj Mahal was built. This evening, continue on to Ranthambore.
Ranthambore National Park is home to many animals such as leopards, hyena, bears and most importantly, tigers. Today you will have both morning and afternoon private canter safaris, for many opportunities to spot the magnificent wildlife.
Travel to Rajasthan’s colourful capital, Jaipur this morning. En route you will stop at one of the most ancient landmarks in the area- the Nikumbh dynasty era Chand Baori stepwell. This evening take a short trip outside the city to the spectacular Amber Fort for an exclusive night tour. Amber Fort is UNESCO-listed as one of the five great hill forts of Rajasthan, and its beautifully designed doors and windows are finely painted in traditional Rajasthani style.
Jaipur is a city of extravagant architecture and frenetic street life. A visit from the Prince of Wales in 1876 earned Jaipur the nickname the ‘Pink City’, as all the buildings were painted the colour of hospitality, pink, to welcome him. Today your day of sightseeing will include the Hawa Mahal the ‘Palace of the Winds’, named as such because of the latticed windows covering the façade, letting the breeze flow through the palace. Continue to the Maharaja’s Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory, a collection of nineteen astronomical instruments including the world’s largest sundial.
Journey back to Delhi today with an optional stop at the dilli haat markets. These famous open bazaars offer you the chance to pick up some last minute shopping before heading to your hotel for the final night of your holiday. This evening, dine at the Olive Bar & Kitchen, housed in a beautiful old Mughal mansion.
Fly back to the UK, arriving the same or following day. On arrival you will be transported home by chauffeured transfer.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
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A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625. Mobile Phones Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
The refined rooms of the Lalit Hotel have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, minibars and desks. Room service is available. A free breakfast buffet is served in a 24-hour restaurant. There are 5 other eateries, plus a bar and a funky nightclub. Other amenities include a spa, a yoga studio, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool....Read more
Located within minutes of the fabled Taj Mahal and the Mughal Agra Fort, the Radisson Blu is nestled in the centre of this exciting city. With calming colours, upscale amenities and comfortable beds, Radisson Blu is a tranquil relaxation spot to unwind in luxury after a day of sightseeing. Don’t forget to check out the extensive range of bars and restaurants, both inside and out....Read more
The layout of the Jaipur Marriott is designed to re?ect the opulent and historical character of the ‘pink city’ with its marble interior, spacious bedrooms and exotic style outdoor pool. Equipped with high-speed internet, in-room entertainment and complimentary fruit plate, the Jaipur Marriott goes to lengths to make your stay
all the more pleasant....Read more
Located a short distance from New Delhi, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including a safety deposit box, Wi-Fi and television. The hotel also features a restaurant serving superb international cuisine, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and golf course 3 km away.
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