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Trip Overview

Come along on this mystical rail journey through the sights and sounds of Old and New India. Starting in Delhi, first spend three nights discovering the city where ancient and modern India co-mingle in spectacular fashion. Then take the comfortable express train to Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Spend two nights discovering the sights of this vibrant city before again catching the train to the colorful city of Jaipur for two additional nights. Tour the palaces and museums of the city before returning by train back to Delhi for one additional night.

Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating contrasts of Old and New Delhi with a city tour and rickshaw ride
  • Enjoy the sights of Agra, including the world-famous Taj Mahal and the royal Agra Fort
  • Explore the colorful forts, museums and palaces on display in Jaipur, the ‘Pink City'

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Return transfer from airport to hotel in Delhi
  • Rail travel in first class throughout
  • 4 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Delhi
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Agra
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Jaipur
  • Full-day city tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and ride on the Delhi Metro to New Delhi
  • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri from Agra
  • Tour of Agra City
  • Excursion to Amber Fort from Jaipur
  • Afternoon city tour of Jaipur
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN DELHI
Welcome to India! Transfer to your hotel from the airport in Delhi and check in for a three-night stay. Take the rest of the day to relax at the hotel or to begin exploring Delhi's bustling metropolis, discovering the sights and sounds of modern India. (Overnight in Delhi)

DAY 2 - DELHI
After breakfast this morning, enjoy exploring the city at your leisure. As the capital of modern India, Delhi offers the perfect example of Old and New India co-existing in a vast, bustling metropolis. A profusion of architectural styles are on display throughout the city, including many monuments commemorating the glory of bygone ages alongside more contemporary designs. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 3 - DELHI
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, begin your guided tour of Old and New Delhi. Start with an exciting rickshaw ride through Old Delhi, through the colorful market of Chandni Chowk, once the commercial center of Delhi with its twisting lanes and crowded bazaars. Visit the extravagant palace called the Red Fort, built in the Mughal Empire. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, and the largest mosque in India. Then, in stark contrast to the sights in Old Delhi, return to New Delhi on the sleek Delhi Metro, a true marvel of modern engineering. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 4 - DELHI TO AGRA
Board the express rail service this morning for the two-hour ride to Agra. Enjoy the views out the window as breakfast is served on board the train. On arrival in Agra, a guide will meet you to begin your excursion to Fatephur Sikri, the imperial city of the Mughai dynasty between 1571 and 1584. The deserted city remains in pristine condition, and presents a clear picture of what court life was like in the days of its grandeur. After your visit, return to Agra and check in to your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Agra) B

DAY 5 - AGRA
After breakfast in your hotel, begin your full-day tour of Agra, starting with the world-famous monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Then visit the impressive Agra Fort, where you will be guided through the chambers of this UNESCO World Heritage listed royal residence dating back to the 11th century. Spend the remainder of the day touring the city on your own by car or return to your hotel. (Overnight in Agra) B

DAY 6 - AGRA TO JAIPUR
Spend the morning relaxing at the hotel or continuing to explore Agra. Perhaps visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called ‘Baby Taj', or the Mankameshwar Temple, surrounded by bustling markets dating back to the Mughal era. Later in the afternoon, transfer back to the station and catch the train service to Jaipur. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight in Jaipur) B

DAY 7 - JAIPUR
Jaipur is the colorful state capital of Rajasthan, known as the ‘Pink City'. After breakfast, you will be taken on a half-day tour of the imposing Amber Fort, a magnificent example of Rajput architecture with its ramparts and terraces reflecting in the Maota Lake below. In the afternoon, take a tour of the city itself. Visit the City Palace Museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory and the Hawa Mahal, or ‘Palace of Winds', where there will be time for a photo stop. After your tour, return to the hotel for a relaxing evening at your leisure. (Overnight in Jaipur) B

DAY 8 - JAIPUR TO DELHI
Spend the day today exploring Jaipur on your own, perhaps visiting one of the bustling local markets. Or if you prefer to take it easy, arrange a relaxing spa session at the hotel. In the early evening, transfer to the station at Jaipur and board the Shatabdi Express for your return journey to Delhi. Dinner is served on board ahead of your arrival into Delhi, where you will transfer to your hotel for a final night's stay. (Overnight in Delhi) B

DAY 9 - DEPART DELHI
Check out of your hotel this morning and use your included transfer to make your way to the airport. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Specialists would be happy to help you make those arrangements. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel Agra

The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra enjoys an unrivalled position amongst luxury hotels in Agra, being located just 600 metres from the iconic Taj Mahal. Each of our rooms affords uninterrupted views of this ancient monument to love, while elements of the layout and design pay homage to its Mughal splendour.

The Claridges Delhi

The Claridges Delhi

Built in 1952, The Claridges remains one of New Delhi’s most iconic hotels till date. A perfect amalgamation of elegance and contemporary luxury, it is located in close proximity to the Capital’s bustling commercial and cultural centers.The Hotel offers exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, an array of celebrated dining options, as well as dedicated leisure and business facilities. It is also equipped with a delightful temperature-controlled swimming pool, complete with sun decks, cabanas, loungers and a bar, where you can savour exotic cocktails, amidst uplifting music and ambient lighting!

The Claridges Delhi

The Claridges Delhi

Built in 1952, The Claridges remains one of New Delhi’s most iconic hotels till date. A perfect amalgamation of elegance and contemporary luxury, it is located in close proximity to the Capital’s bustling commercial and cultural centers.The Hotel offers exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, an array of celebrated dining options, as well as dedicated leisure and business facilities. It is also equipped with a delightful temperature-controlled swimming pool, complete with sun decks, cabanas, loungers and a bar, where you can savour exotic cocktails, amidst uplifting music and ambient lighting!

The Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas

The Oberoi Rajvilas is unique amongst hotels in Jaipur; a royal resort set in a breathtaking thirty two acre oasis of beautiful landscaped gardens, filled with beautiful trees and exotic birdlife. Built around an 18th century Shiva temple where guests can experience chanting with a Hindu priest, meditation and morning yoga, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is a haven of mystical peace and natural serenity.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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