Overview

Flight - 1 night

Amritsar - 2 nights

Chandigarh - 1 night

Shimla area - 2 nights

Delhi - 2 nights

Agra - 1 night

Jaipur - 3 nights

Mumbai - 1 night

Spendology - Widgets

The Taj Tour

India’s Golden Triangle, plus holy Amritsar, Himalayan Shimla & old Bombay featuring India’s prestigious ‘Taj’ hotels, both historic and modern throughout with dinners included

For the British traveller, ‘Take me to the Taj’ may seem a self-evident request but in India these words might lead you to a Taj hotel (even a ‘google search’ for ‘Taj’ brings up first ‘Taj Hotels’, one of India’s premier hotel groups). It thus seems apposite to utilise the fine hotels of the Taj group at a special tariff with dinners in the hotels.

Of course the iconic ‘Taj Mahal’ is the real highlight of this great journey from the Sikhs’ Golden Temple and the hill station of Shimla via Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to Old Bombay. Explore India’s religious, colonial, Mughal and Maharajas’ heritage whilst staying in some comfort.

A recently added feature is stays at two of the Taj group’s latest hotels which add an amazing modern twist to the Taj story. Move from Amritsar’s best hotel to the wonderfully sited Himalayan retreat at Theog, close to Shimla. Then experience the legendary Taj hospitality in their classic Delhi hotel, their palaces in Jaipur and finally their original hotel in old Bombay, as featured in the BBC 2 series ‘Hotel India’ focused on life at India’s oldest and most famous hotel.

Key Features

Culture & Countryside
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
9 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
12 Dinners
Local Expert Guide
Historic / 5-Star Hotels
Group Size: 4 – 18

Special Events

Maharaja's Residences

Dine in the Rajput Room at Rambagh Palace, the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur, now a hotel, and enjoy a cocktail in the famous Polo Bar.

Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Amritsar via Delhi.

Day 2 Two nights at Amritsar’s best hotel, the new 5-star Taj Swarna. Optional Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple (£14, bookable locally). (D)

Day 3 Visit the Golden Temple, volunteers kitchen and Jallianwala Bagh. Early evening Wagah Border ‘Change of the Guard’ ceremony. (B, D)

Day 4 Drive to Chandigarh (5 hrs) for overnight at the 5-star Taj Chandigarh. Free time for shopping or to relax in this unusual Indian ‘new’ town. Visit the Rose Garden (subject to blooming time). (B, D)

Day 5 Visit Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex. Drive towards colonial Shimla (6 hrs). Enjoy two nights at the newly opened 5-star Hotel Taj Theog dramatically sited in the Himalayas above Shimla (1 ½ hrs drive from Shimla). (B, D)

Day 6 Tour of Shimla includes the Vice Regal Lodge, church, Gaiety Theatre and Mall. Afternoon free in Shimla. (B, D)

Day 7 Take the ‘Toy Train’ from Shimla to Kalka (6 hrs) and board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi (5 hrs), with a light dinner on board. Two nights at the 5-star Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the most distinguished addresses in Delhi. (B, D)

Day 8 A tour of Delhi including Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smriti, Humayun’s tomb, Railway Museum, India Gate, passing the Red Fort, parliament and Viceroy’s House. (B, D)

Day 9 Gatimaan Express train to Agra. Visit the historic Agra Fort. Overnight at the 4-star Tajview, Agra (Taj Mahal facing rooms). Visit the Taj Mahal at sunset. Enjoy a cocktail at the Skydeck Bar with view of the Taj Mahal. (B, D)

Day 10 Visit the ‘Baby Taj’ and Mughal garden with views to the Taj Mahal. Travel to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri (5 hrs). Three nights at the heritage Jai Mahal Palace, now a Taj heritage hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Optional Sound & Light at Amber Fort (£17, bookable locally). (B, D)

Day 12 Optional morning balloon ride in the Jaipur area (£180, bookable locally, weather dependent). Visit Amber Fort, Birla Temple, Albert Hall Museum & view the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Cocktail in the Polo Bar and dinner at Rambagh Palace. (B, D)

Day 13 Fly to Mumbai. City tour including Marine Drive, Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, laundries of Dhobi Ghat and the Prince of Wales Museum. Overnight at the 5-star Taj Mahal Palace (sea view room in the Tower Wing overlooking the Gateway of India). (B, D)

Day 14 Afternoon flight to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Time to relax or see even more of India!

No one can cover all of India on one tour, so why not make the most of your time in India by choosing further experiences?

We invite you to customise your tour by adding one or more extensions from our great range shown on the following pages. Relax in a resort or discover more of India with our specialist guides.

Also please consider adding extra nights before the tour if you would like to draw breath after the flight to India or stay on to reflect, relax or explore independently. Extra nights can also be added to most extensions. Please talk to one of our knowledgeable Personal Travel Experts to let us know what you are looking for and they will work out the best way. Sometimes extra transfers, internal flights and nights are recommended or needed, and sometimes two extensions can be combined into a more logical sequence.

Click here to view all our pre- and post- India extensions

2020

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
August 11 £2795
September 15 £2895
October 6 £3195
October 20 £3295
November 17 £3295
December 8 £3195

2021

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
January 26 £3345
February 9 £3395
February 23 £3295
March 9 £3345
April 6 £2995
August 24 £2795
September 14 £2895
September 28 £3295
October 12 £3195
October 26 £3295
November 9 £3295
November 30 £3195
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(limited availability)
2020: Aug 11, Sep 15
2021: Apr 6, Aug 24, Sep 14 & 28, Oct 12 & 26

Double for sole use£995
(Aug - Sep 2020 £695)
(Apr - Sep 14 2021 £695)

Flight Options

London-Amritsar-Mumbai-London
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £395
British Airways Club World from £1795

Extension Options

We offer a wide variety of pre- and post-tour extensions, click here for more information.
Pre/post tour extra nights and transfers are available.

Privately Guided

2 guests - £695 per person
3-4 guests - £345 per person
5-9 guests - £235 per person
10+ guests - No extra charge

Independent Arrival

Save £500 
Arrival transfer add £24
Departure transfer add £24

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 12 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 12 dinners, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, overseas airport taxes, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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