Explore the glorious country of India on this tour, taking you to some of it's most beautiful cities, discovering the most exquisite historical sights, and perhaps seeing a tiger at Ranthambore National Park. This tour is operated by our sister company Rail Discoveries.
Begin your Indian adventure at the airport, and board your flight from London Heathrow to New Delhi via Muscat. On arrival on Day 2, meet your local Tour Manager then transfer to your hotel, the 5* Crowne Plaza Okhla.
This evening, enjoy your first dinner together at the hotel.
This morning, you embark on a guided tour of beautiful New Delhi & Old Delhi, enjoying a rickshaw ride through the buzzing and lively streets nestled within the Old Town of India's colourful city.
Perhaps the most famous sight here is the enormous Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. This stunning and symmetrical building is a breathtaking sight, standing proud over a spacious courtyard, featuring two 40 meter minarets, and three great gates.
This afternoon, transfer by coach to Agra, home to the Taj Mahal. On arrival, continue to your hotel, the 5* Clarks Shiraz.
This morning, you enjoy an early morning trip to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This white marble structure was built for Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of the Emperor Shah Jahan, and it is her tomb that is located in the very centre of the building.
Here, enjoy a guided tour and a view of the beautiful sunrise. The morning turns the stunning facade of the Taj Mahal from orange, to pink, to white, in a truly breathtaking display. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
Later on, visit the Agra Fort, an imposing red sandstone complex that also boasts a UNESCO World Heritage listing. After a guided tour here, the rest of your day is at leisure.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri this morning. This incredible city was built in the 16th century and was meant to become the capital for the Mughal Empire. After 14 years, it was abandoned due to lack of water, and still stands, almost frozen in time, exactly as it was 400 years ago.
Enjoy some time to explore the ghostly buildings before traveling to Bharatpur, where you enjoy lunch and transfer to the train station for your journey on the Shatabdi Express to Sawai Madhopur. From here, travel to your hotel, the Ranthambore Regency, which is situated near the Ranthambore National Park.
You head into Ranthambore National Park today for a morning and an afternoon game drive. Here, you have the chance to spot many rare animals, including leopards and panthers. There are also a plethora of other creatures available to try and see, such as hyenas, marsh crocodiles and sloth bears.
Perhaps the most popular animal in the park, however, is the tiger. This park is one of the very few places in India where it is possible to spot one of these incredible creatures in the wild.
This morning, you are at leisure. After lunch, transfer by coach to Jaipur, where you check in to our hotel.
Today is spent exploring the marvellous 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Start your tour with a trip by Jeep to the Amber Fort, an ancient sandstone building that was used as the royal stronghold. After time to explore the myriad of rooms, filled with wall paintings, mirrors, and precious stones, transfer over to the City Palace, the home to the current Maharaja of Jaipur.
You also see the 18th century Astronomical Observatory, and the spectacular Palace of the Winds, an opulent building that was created for royal ladies to look over the city without being seen.
Today can either be spent at leisure, or on one of two optional tours. You may like to go to the Albert Hall Museum, which serves as the state museum of Rajasthan, followed by a visit to the stunning white Birla Temple (payable locally). Another option is to enjoy a day of shopping in Jaipur. Often considered as one of the best cities in which to shop in India, there are a diverse range of shops and stalls to keep you entertained for the day.
Another option is to embark upon an optional morning tour, taking in the Albert Hall Museum, which serves as the state museum of Rajasthan, followed by a visit to the stunning white Birla Temple (payable locally).
Please Note: For Departures 20RTJ03 and 20RTJ06, after breakfast you will now transfer by coach to Delhi.
Transfer to the airport, where you fly from Jaipur back to London Heathrow via Muscat.
Please Note: For Departures 20RTJ03 and 20RTJ06, you will now be transfered to Delhi Airport for your flight back home.
|5 October 2020||From £1,495|
|9 November 2020||From £1,475|
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.
The Shatabdi Express trains are some of the fastest in India and are the pride of Indian Railways. Fully air conditioned and of a far superior standard to most Indian trains, the Shatabdi Express apparently always arrives at the best platform a station has!
The average speed on most lines is 68mph (110km/h) although the service between Agra and Delhi can reach speeds of 80mph (130km/h). During our journeys on the Shatabdi Express we travel in air conditioned Chair Class. Complimentary snacks, meals and beverages are generally provided during the journey.
The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz is located directly down the road from the world famous Taj Mahal and is within easy reach of many of Agra's beautiful sights and attractions. The comfortable rooms are decorated in a pleasantly neutral style, and come well equipped with an en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, a minibar, an in-room safe, a, television, and tea & coffee-making facilities. The hotel itself offers a plethora of marvellous facilities as well, including a swimming pool, complimentary Wi-Fi, an on=call doctor, a beauty parlour, two restaurants, a bar, and a lounge.
The excellent Fortune Select Metropolitan offers superb accommodation at the heart of Jaipur. Facilities include a fitness centre, a rooftop swimming pool and a spa (treatments payable locally).
The incredible 5* Crowne Plaza Okhla is your base in New Delhi. Located in South Delhi and close to some of Delhi's most famous attractions, this hotel also boasts 2 restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world, a coffee bar, and a dessert lounge. There is also a fitness centre and a spa with numerous beauty treatments on offer (payable locally). The rooms are comfortable, and come with a television, a telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea & coffee-making facilities.
The family-run Ranthambore Regency Hotel is located close to Ranthambore National Park, and specialises in tiger-spotting tours. The hotel offers International and Indian cuisine in its restaurant, a laundry service and a bar & pool area, while individual rooms feature a minibar, cable television and air-conditioning, with Wi-Fi available at reception.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!
We can book UK rail tickets from your local station to and from the starting/finishing destination of your tour, such as York, London, Edinburgh, and Harrogate. Please call one of our Tour Advisors to discuss your requirements.
Flight upgrades are available. Please see the information regarding the types of upgrades offered by the various airlines we use in the Add-ons section of 'Things you should know' or call us for details.
Spending a night in London before your tour can make such a
difference to the first day of your holiday - you can arrive in the
capital in good time, relaxed and ready to join your Tour Manager
the next morning. You may even want to take in a show on the West
End, or dine in one of London's famous restaurants. Perhaps on your
return to London, you would like to break your journey with an
overnight stay before continuing home.
We are able to book a wide range of hotels in central London or, for our holidays beginning with a flight, at Heathrow, Gatwick or Manchester Airport for the night before or after your holiday. The hotels listed below are some of the more popular hotels our customers book in Central London, others are available on request.
|Hotel||Room Rate From Price|
|The Ambassador Hotel||From £65 per person|
Above prices are approximate, subject to availability, and per room per night based on two people sharing. If you require a quote for single occupancy at any of the hotels please contact us on 01904 734 805.