India Escape (K9)

8 Day Tour from Delhi to Delhi

2018 Tour Details

This 8-day escorted tour of India introduces you the country’s rich history, heritage, and culture. Along the way explore the best of India's famed "Golden Triangle" in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. If you are looking to escape the crowds and high-season prices, this is the vacation for you!

Your India tour begins in the capital city of Delhi. Included sightseeing brings you to stunning sites such as the 11th-century Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Delhi’s most prominent Sikh house of worship). You'll also explore Old Delhi's colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw.

No visit to India would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal—a timeless monument of ivory marble—built by some 20,000 laborers, artisans, and craftsmen between 1631 and 1648 AD for Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife.

Continue your tour of India in the “Pink City” of Jaipur with its opulent City Palace museum and gardens, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). A separate excursion brings you to Amber Fort, the jewel of the city. Here, see intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works of the white marble and red sandstone. Your journey concludes where it began in Delhi.

This remarkable guided India tour is sure to stir the senses, mind, and spirit with the richness of this inspiring land.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

DELHI
Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar
AGRA
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by tonga & Agra Fort
JAIPUR
Visit the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Amber Fort
Notes:

  • Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 8, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 7 or just after Midnight on Day 8.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Agra Fort
  • Taj Mahal
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Amber Fort
  • Red Fort
  • Hanuman Dhoka
  • Durbar Square
  • Patan

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily; 1 lunch; 3 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA

Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 DELHI

Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 DELHI–AGRA

This morning, visit QUTUB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit HUMAYUN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch in a local restaurant, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 4 AGRA

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll also travel by TONGA (horse-drawn carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 AGRA–JAIPUR

Today, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. This afternoon, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at JANTAR MANTAR and the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds).

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 6 JAIPUR

This morning, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. Enjoy some free time this afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 JAIPUR–DELHI

Drive back to Delhi. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner to celebrate your journey through India.

Day 8 DELHI

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

NOTE: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 8, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 7 or just after Midnight on Day 8.

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

ANIL BANHAL

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

My name is Anil. I have always been fascinated by the diversities and different ethnic cultures of India so I decided to pursue tourism as a career. I love the profession I am in and cannot think about doing anything else. In Indian culture we say "ATHITHI DEVO BHAVA" which means Guest should be treated equal to GOD. I try and ensure that my clients have the best and most diverse experience. A holiday to remember for the rest of their lives which will bring them back to India over and over again

Tour Director - ANIL BANHAL

 Accommodations

Delhi
Agra
Jaipur
Delhi

Delhi

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel

First-Class

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel 3, Rajendra Place, Delhi,  India

3, Rajendra Place
Delhi, India

Experience first class hospitality at the elegant Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, located in the commerical hub of New Delhi. After a day of exploration dine in the hotel's restaurant or relax and rejuvenate with a swim in the pool. The hotel also offers a spa and fitness center.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite

Agra

Doubletree by Hilton Agra

Superior First-Class

Doubletree by Hilton Agra B/H - 1&2, Taj Nagri Phase II   , Agra,  India

B/H - 1&2, Taj Nagri Phase II
Agra, India

One of the few hotels in Agra, the elegant DoubleTree by Hilton just minutes from the impressive Taj Mahal. Relax in the inviting courtyard or cool down by the outdoor pool.

Hotel Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Phone
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

Jaipur

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

Superior First-Class

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre Commercial Plot No 1 Sardar Patel Road,, Jaipur,  India

Commercial Plot No 1 Sardar Patel Road,
Jaipur, India

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Center is a modern hotel conveniently located in the heart of the city. After a long day of exploration, relax with sprawling city views at the rooftop pool, or treat yourself to international cuisine at one of the three onsite restaurants.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Gift Shop

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Delhi

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport

Superior First-Class

Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport Asset Area 12, Hospitality District Aerocity, Delhi,  India

Asset Area 12, Hospitality District Aerocity
Delhi, India

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

This comfortable hotel is located near the airport and just a 5 minute walk to the Aero City metro station, offering convenient access to the city.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Spa Services
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

No Excursions are available at this time.

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