Pre/Post Cruise Tours

UPSTREAM POST CRUISE TOUR

TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
A tour of India is not complete without visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra and surroundings. Tour includes four days coach excursion and accommodation in hotels like the Radisson hotel and the Bagh Hotel.
DURATION: 4 Days/3 Nights

DAY 1    VARANASI / DELHI (_, _, D)

Arrive Delhi by flight and transfer to Radisson hotel or Similar.
Overnight in the Hotel

DAY 2    DELHI / BHARATPUR (B, L, D)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Drive to Bharatpur (Approx. 4 ½ Hrs) and transfer to The Bagh at Bharatpur
En route - visit Deeg Palace.
This small town contains the summer palace of the Maharaja of Bharatpur. Built two centuries ago, it seems like a modest palace for a modest Maharaja but in 1762 the Maharaja of Bharatpur had the temerity to attack the Red Fort. Some of the booty he carried off included an entire marble building which can still be seen. Deeg has other palaces and gardens laid out with fountains in the garden.
Overnight at the Bagh Hotel.

DAY 3    VISIT TAJ MAHAL (B, L, D)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
En route visiting Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is an epic built in red sandstone, a city of yesteryears, today lost in the mists of time…… Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A son less Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was finally born, he in grati¬tude constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city.
The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan.
Further proceed to Agra and visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
The Taj Mahal: One of the wonders of the world, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful mausoleum is pure white marble and an architectural marvel. Con¬struction of Taj begun in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Total 20000 people worked on the building. The Taj Mahal is considered as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic architectural styles.  While the white domed marble mausoleum is most familiar, Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of structures and was completed around 1648.
Later visit Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Construction of the massive Agra Fort began in 1565, and additions were made until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. While in Akbar's time, the fort was princi¬pally a military structure, by Shah Jahan's tenure the fort had become partially a palace
Overnight at the Bagh Hotel.

DAY 4    BHARATPUR / DELHI – DEPARTURE (B, L, D)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Depart for Delhi.
Afternoon half day city tour of New Delhi
Lutyen’s Delhi stands in its formal splendor, a city of wide boulevards offering ever changing perspectives with landscaped formal parks, a feel of the contemporary and the colonial past. You will drive around the magnificent Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan currently the official residence of the Presi¬dent of India spread over 330 acres of land, once an awe-inspiring residence of the British Viceroys of India. We will drive to the India Gate, a memorial for soldiers who laid down their lives in World War 1 and the Afghan wars for the British Empire.
Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti (Immortal Soldier).
Thereafter visit Humayun’s Tomb, the frontrunner of Taj Mahal. This grand tomb is the best-preserved example of early Moghul architecture in Delhi and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Built in the mid -16th century by Haji Begum, wife of Humayun, the second Moghul emperor, it displays elements of Moghul design that were eventually refined and incorporated into the Taj Mahal in Agra. It comprises a squat building with high arched entrances topped by a bulbous dome and surrounded by formal gardens. The gardens also contain the red-and-white sandstone and black-and-yellow marble tomb of Haji Begum
After Dinner transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Onward Destination

 

DOWNSTREAM POST CRUISE TOUR


TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
A tour of India is not complete without visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra and surroundings. Tour includes four days coach excursion and accommodation in hotels like the Radisson hotel and the Bagh Hotel.
DURATION: 4 Days/3 Nights


DAY 1    ARRIVE DELHI (_, _, _)

Arrive Delhi by flight and transfer to Radisson hotel or Similar.
Overnight in the Hotel.

DAY 2    DELHI / BHARATPUR (B, L, D)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Tour of New Delhi
Lutyen’s Delhi stands in its formal splendor, a city of wide boulevards offering ever changing perspectives with landscaped parks, a feel of the contemporary and the colonial past. You will drive around the magni¬ficent Parliament Building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan currently the official residence of the President of India spread over 330 acres of land, once an awe-inspiring residence of the British Viceroys of India. We will drive to the India Gate, a memorial for soldiers who laid down their lives in World War 1 and the Afghan wars for the British Empire.
Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti (Immortal Soldier).
Thereafter visit Humayun’s Tomb, the frontrunner of Taj Mahal. This grand tomb is the best-preserved example of early Moghul architecture in Delhi and one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Built in the mid -16th century by Haji Begum, wife of Humayun, the second Moghul emperor, it displays elements of Moghul design that were eventually refined and incorporated into the Taj Mahal in Agra. It comprises a squat building with high arched entrances topped by a bulbous dome and surrounded by formal gardens. The gardens also contain the red-and-white sandstone and black-and-yellow marble tomb of Haji Begum
Later drive to Bharatpur (Approx. 4 ½ Hrs) and transfer to The Bagh Hotel, Bharatpur
En route - visit Deeg Palace.
Barely 35 kilometers from Bharatpur, Deeg, is the summer palace of the Maharaja of Bharatpur. Built two centuries ago, it seems like a modest palace for a modest Maharaja but in 1762 the Maharaja of Bharatpur had the temerity to attack the Red Fort. Some of the booty he carried off included an entire marble building which can still be seen. Deeg has other palaces and gardens laid out with fountains in the garden.
Overnight at the Bagh Hotel.
 
DAY 3    VISIT TAJ MAHAL (B, L, D)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Depart for Taj Mahal en route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is an epic built in red sandstone, a city of yesteryears, today lost in the mists of time…… Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1564 A.D. A son less Akbar had gone to Sikri to seek blessings of a Muslim saint Sheikh Salim Chishti. When his son was finally born, he in grati¬tude constructed his capital city and named it Fatehpur Sikri. Later, due to shortage of water and unrest in north-west, Akbar had to abandon this city.
The beautiful marble tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti attracts thousands who seek blessings of the revered saint. Other renowned places are Diwan-e-Am, Diwan-e-Khas, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, Jodha Bai's Palace and Birbal Bhavan.
Further proceed to Agra and visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
The Taj Mahal: One of the wonders of the world, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful mausoleum is pure white marble and an architectural marvel. Con¬struction of Taj begun in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Total 20000 people worked on the building. The Taj Mahal is considered as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic architectural styles.  While the white domed marble mausoleum is most familiar, Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of structures and was completed around 1648.
Later visit Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Construction of the massive Agra Fort began in 1565, and additions were made until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. While in Akbar's time, the fort was princi¬pally a military structure, by Shah Jahan's tenure the fort had become partially a palace
Overnight at the Bagh Hotel.

DAY 4    BHARATPUR / DELHI / VARANASI (B, _, _)

Breakfast in the Hotel.
Later drive to Delhi and transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Varanasi.

PRE/POST CRUISES LAND TOURS RATES

Per person in INR (Indian Rupee)

 

NOTE: IN LINE WITH OTHER TOURIST LUXURY PRODUCTS AND HOTEL CHAINS, ALL RATES ARE EXPRESSED IN OUR BASE CURRENCY THE INDIAN RUPEE (INR). THE RATES HAVE BEEN CALCULATED OUT OF A CONVERSION RATE 1 USD = 66 INR - SHOULD THE SAME FLUCTUATES OF MORE THAN + - 3% THE COMPANY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO UPDATE THE RATE ACCORDINGLY.

TAJ MAHAL - AGRA
4DAYS/ 3NIGHTS

AUGUST 2013 TO APRIL 2015

FOR 1 PERSONS INR124,500 PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM
FOR 2 PERSONS INR 71,500 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARE BASIS
FOR 3 TO 4 PERSONS INR 62,600 PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARE BASIS

 

- SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT INR 28,500 PER PERSON
- CURRENT (SEP 2013) AIRFARE SUPPLEMENT: FROM INR 7,000 TO INR 16,500 PER PERSON ACCORDING TO THE FARE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF BOOKING (ECONOMY CLASS, DELHI TO VARANASI OR VV.). Fares are subject to be changed by the airlines without prior notice.

Agra Package Price includes
1 night accommodation at the Radisson Hotel or similar +2 night accommodation at the Bagh Hotel or similar – Meals & Sightseeing as described in the Itinerary – English Speaking Guide - All Entrance Fees – Transfers

Agra Package Price excludes
Drinks, laundry, all items of a personal nature; health-accident-baggage or travel protection; Air tickets and all Airport taxes; Video or still camera fees; 3.09% Government Service Tax

IMPORTANT NOTE:.

-    Taj Mahal and Deeg Palace are closed on Friday.
-    Please include 3.09% Government Service Tax.

 

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