Departure Date: 11/04/2019
Across thirteen fascinating days in northern India, reacquaint yourself with the romance of travelling on the country’s fantastic rail network. Starting your tour with an overnight stay in the colourful and exciting metropolis of Delhi, you’ll then board the remarkable UNESCO-listed ‘Toy Train’ for a wonderful journey into the mountains to Shimla. Over the next couple of days, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of Shimla and also have some free time, offering you the opportunity to travel further into the Himalayas for majestic views towards the higher, snow-capped mountain peaks of the world's tallest mountain range. Leaving Shimla behind, it’s back to Delhi for two nights.
Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of Old Delhi and immerse yourself in the real India with visits to the Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque and Raj Ghat - a memorial to Gandhi. In New Delhi, take a sensational sightseeing tour exploring the city’s leafy avenues and impressive colonial architecture, and visit the India Gate war memorial, the grandiose Rashtrapati Bhavan, Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar - India's tallest stone tower. After Delhi, it’s on to Agra. On arrival into ‘The City of Love’, visit the imposing Red Fort before travelling across the city to the Taj Mahal – undoubtedly one of travel’s most illuminating and memorable experiences. Your tour then moves on to the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, once capital of the Mughal Empire, before a three-night stay in Jaipur. You’ll begin your stay in the 'Pink City' with an exciting sightseeing tour where you’ll discover the grand City Palace, home to the current Maharaja of Jaipur. You’ll also visit the Amber Fort on elephant back - a truly magical experience and one that you will no doubt take your breath away. After a final night back in Delhi, it’s time to leave India with memories to treasure of a truly unforgettable holiday. With luxurious 5* accommodation and the services of a professional UK tour manager throughout, this outstanding tour represents a wonderful way to discover the captivating and kaleidoscopic sights of colourful India.
• 11 nights in selected 5* hotel accommodation (1 night at Taj Palace, New Delhi | 3 nights at The Oberoi Cecil Hotel, Shimla | 2 nights at Taj Palace, New Delhi | 1 night at ITC Mughal, Agra | 3 nights at ITC Rajputana Sheraton, Jaipur | 1 night at Taj Palace, New Delhi
• Double / Twin Rooms throughout
• Daily breakfast and selected evening meals as specified in the itinerary
• Returned scheduled flights available with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow Airport, departing 11/04/19
• All guided sightseeing tours, excursions and entrance fees as per the itinerary included
• Transfers included
• Services of a professional UK tour manager included throughout
• Selected porterage included as specified in the itinerary
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13 days from £1,995 per person
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