Classical India with Nepal end Jaipur (Summer 2018)

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type: Luxury Gold 2018

Journey into a wonderland of the exotic and enigmatic, full of strange fascination - from the remarkable temples of Khajuraho and the splendid Taj Mahal, to the world's only official living goddess. Uncover the mysterious ways of India and Nepal in luxurious comfort, knowing that every detail is taken care of by your Travelling Concierge. See how you travel like a VIP with Luxury Gold

Additional Included Highlights
  • Delhi: See the Red Fort and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar
  • Visit Raj Ghat
  • See Qutub Minar
  • Drive along the Rajpath to see the India Gate and Parliament House
  • Visit the Tomb of the Emperor Humayun. Kathmandu: See the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple
  • Visit the temple of the Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Mall. Varanasi: Enjoy a brief city tour visiting some famous temples
  • Visit Sarnath, where Buddha first taught the Dharma
  • Partake in an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats (if possible.) Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal. Jaipur: See the Palace of Winds and visit the City Palace Museum.
Exceptional Dining
  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaipur: Join a jeep safari through the picturesque Aravalli hills. Stop and spend time with the Meena tribe, before continuing on to Dera Amer where your Highlight Dinner awaits.
  • Jaipur: The mouth-watering Celebration Dinner with drinks features the best of Indian cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 12 Buffet Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D) and 4 Dinners with Wine (DW). 17 Dec includes an additional Christmas Eve Highlight Dinner in Khajuraho.
Journey Highlights
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Inside the red sandstone fortress, witness the fairytale palaces, audience halls and mosques of the Mughal rulers.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to theĀ Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Delhi: Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi.
  • Kathmandu: With your Local Expert, take an intimate look the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Kathmandu: Tour Durbar Square and Royal Palace.
  • Kathmandu: Visit sacred Swayambhunath, known as the Monkey Temple for its mischievous inhabitants.
  • Bhadgaon: Enjoy an excursion to this ancient capital.
  • Bodhnath: Visit the colossal Stupa.
  • Varanasi: Join an expert in India's religious rituals to learn more about the colourful candlelit tradition of Aarti as you participate in the sunset ceremony in the Ganges, against a backdrop of ringing bells and chanting music.
  • Varanasi: Take a dawn cruise past the Ghats on the Ganges River - an experience never to be forgotten.
  • Khajuraho: Tour the famous temples.
  • Orchha: Visit the palaces and temples of the fort.
  • Indian Festivals: Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. Holi is the festival of colour, symbolising the end of winter and encourages the people to play, laugh, forgive and forget. Diwali is the festival of light celebrated by lighting oil lamps and fireworks to welcome in the Hindu new year.
Signature and Highlight Hotels
  • Jaipur: Experience the perfect blend of traditional decor and modern amenities at the luxurious Fairmont Jaipur.
  • Agra: Located close to the Taj Mahal and boasting beautiful gardens and opulent decor, the Mughal hotel perfectly recreats the splendour and majesty of the Mughal Dynasty.
VIP Experiences
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Kathmandu: Meet a local who has summitted Everest, to hear a personal account of the Sherpa people and their role in Everest expeditions.
Inclusive Luxury Gold Services
  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Call (800) 752-7963 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13867511

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2018
Duration
13 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1DelhiDelhi, a Rich Melting Pot.: Your Escorted Journey begins on Day1. Please make sure your flights arrive on or before this day. (Ask about our great deals). Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge for your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant. (Dinner with Wine)
Le Meridien New Delhi.
Day 2DelhiDelhi Sightseeing.: Ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. See the Qutub Minar and drive along the Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun. (Buffet Breakfast)
Le Meridien New Delhi.
Day 3KathmanduKathmandu: Mountains, Monasteries and Temples.: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Nepal, a mystical country nestled in the folds of the Himalayas. Relax at your exquisite, centrally located hotel. In the evening, dine at The Factory where some of the most sought-after chefs in town congregate in the hip Thamel district. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Soaltee, Kathmandu.
Day 4KathmanduDurbar Square and Holy Shrines.: In the morning, explore Durbar Square and the ancient Royal Palace complex, laced with a myriad of temples, courtyards, statues and home to the Kumari, the Living Goddess. On the outskirts of town see Swayambhunath, then continue to Patan to visit the sky piercing temple of Teleju, Statue of Yogendra Malla and Tibetan Handicraft Centre. With a Local Expert, take an intimate look at the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and the rooms where the royal family ate, slept, worked, held ceremonies, and entertained guests, along with the wonderfully eclectic decor. (Buffet Breakfast)
Soaltee, Kathmandu
Day 5KathmanduMagnificent Temples and Splendid Stupas.: View Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati, one of the holiest Hindu shrines. Continue to Bodhnath, a colossal stupa, and Nepal's most important Buddhist site. Round off your sightseeing with a visit to the ancient capital of Bhadgaon, the main square containing innumerable temples and architectural showpieces. This evening, meet a local who has summitted Everest, to hear a personal account of the Sherpa people and their role in Everest expeditions. (Buffet Breakfast)
Soaltee, Kathmandu.
Day 6VaranasiVaranasi, World's oldest Living City.: Enjoy a relaxed start to take advantage of the facilities in your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to India's holy city of Varanasi. In the evening, take in a special, spiritual experience as you witness the holy Hindu Aarti ceremony at the riverside steps of the Ganges. (Buffet Breakfast)
The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi.
Day 7VaranasiThe holy Ganges.: As the sun rises, enjoy tea or coffee at the hotel before embarking on a boat cruise to witness the scenes of devotion on the Ganges River. Return to the hotel for breakfast, followed by a city tour visiting some famous temples. Your adventure continues at nearby Sarnath, the deer park where the Buddha preached his first sermon. This afternoon there is the included option to visit an Akhara or traditional wrestling ground, to see Kushti, the ancient form of Indian mud wrestling with a history in Varanasi of over 5,000 years. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi.
Day 8KhajurahoThe Spectacular Carvings of Khajuraho.: There's an early morning yoga session at the Ganges Ghats where the air is filled with spirituality. Later board a short flight to Khajuraho, where you enjoy a tour of one of India's Seven Wonders - the medieval Hindu and Jain temples, celebrated worldwide for their intricate and erotic carvings. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Jass Hotel Khajuraho.
Day 9AgraFrom Orchha to Agra.: En route to Jhansi, visit the citadel at Orchha, containing grand 16th century palaces and temples. After a delicious vegetarian lunch in a magnificent resort, transfer to the train station in Jhansi and board the Shatabdi Express to Agra. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch)
Mughal (Mughal Chamber), Agra.
Day 10AgraAgra and the Taj Mahal.: Agra's fine heritage is revealed. Appreciate the flawless marble symmetry of the exquisite Taj Mahal, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved wife. Move on to the impressive Agra Fort to explore the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens. Visit Sadar Bazaar, one of the most highly reputed shopping destinations for handicrafts and leather products. In the afternoon, accompany one of the locals, walking through their village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal and learn about their way of life as an agriculturalist. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)
Mughal (Mughal Chamber), Agra.
Day 11JaipurJaipur, the Pink City.: Journey to historic Bharatpur and stop for lunch before your journey continues to the Pink City of Jaipur. Visit the famous spice and flower market and see girls nimbly threading garlands of flowers that will be used for offerings. Tonight, enjoy a delicious dinner at Dera Amer restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner with Wine)
Fairmont Jaipur.
Day 12JaipurJaipur Sightseeing.: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the Hawa Mahal, known as The Palace of Winds, and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. Later, at your Celebration Dinner, enjoy drinks and authentic cuisine at 1135 AD Restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Fairmont Jaipur.
Day 13Depart JaipurDepart Jaipur.: Say goodbye to your new friends as your journey comes to an end. Transfers to Jaipur airport are available to meet your onward flight. A departure transfer will arrive at Delhi Airport at 17:00, please do not schedule flights before 21:00. For those departing Delhi early the following day, post-trip accommodation is available at a hotel close to the airport. The transfer will continue on to your chosen extra night hotel. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
08/27/2018$5,025.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2018$5,025.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/24/2018$5,350.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/08/2018$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/22/2018$5,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/05/2018$5,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
11/19/2018$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/03/2018$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/17/2018$5,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/31/2018$5,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/14/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
01/28/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
02/11/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
02/25/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/11/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
03/25/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
04/08/2019$5,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Disclaimer
Notes: Twin prices are per person. The above prices include Internal airfare and are accurate as of 8 Aug 2017. Smaller vehicles without 40 seats or on board washrooms may be used. For less than 5 guests there is a more personal service with Local Experts in each location in lieu of a Travelling Concierge. Guests are met on arrival and escorted to all sightseeing experiences with a private transfer between each location/city. Visas: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Agent at time of booking to assess your requirements. Your Visa for India must be 'Double Entry', as you leave & re-enter India during this trip. Apply for your Nepal Visa prior to starting this trip. Nepal Visa Fee is not included in price and obtaining at the airport is a time consuming process. Indian Festivals: 5 Nov experiences Diwali in Varanasi and 11 Mar experiences Holi in Agra & Jaipur. Festive Highlight Dinner: 17 Dec Christmas Eve in Khajuraho.

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