Overview

Flight - 1 night

Amritsar - 2 nights

Chandigarh - 1 night

Shimla - 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
Local Expert Guide 
Historic / 5-star Hotels
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 – 22

Special Event

Maharaja's Residence

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.

The tour surpassed all my expectations.

Karen Powell
The Taj Tour

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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, volunteer kitchens and Jallianwala Bagh. Early evening Wagah Border ‘Changing 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. (B, D)

Day 5 Visit the Rose Garden & Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex. Drive to colonial Shimla (6 hrs). Enjoy two nights at the newly opened 5-star Hotel Taj Theog dramatically sited in the Himalayas above 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 (5 hrs) and board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi (4 hrs) for 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 to Agra. Visit the historic Agra Fort, then the Taj Mahal at sunset. Overnight at the 4-star Gateway Hotel, Agra (Taj Mahal facing rooms). 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 (£170 2019 and £180 2020, pre-bookable). 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 and Palace Wing with bay views). (B, D)

Day 14 Afternoon flight to London. (B)

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

Notes

Dec 17 departure includes Christmas Eve meal.
2019 stays at the 5-star Oberoi Cecil in Shimla.
2019 itinerary operates as per below:
Day 5 Visit the Rose Garden & Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex. Drive to Kandaghat (4 hrs) to take the ‘Toy Train’ to Shimla. Two nights at the heritage 5-star Oberoi Cecil. (B, D)
Day 7 Drive to Chandigarh (5 hrs) and fly to Delhi for two nights at the 5-star Taj Mahal Hotel. (B, D) 

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.

2019

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

Date Price
August 13 £2395
September 10 £2295
September 17 £2295
October 1 £2695
October 15 £2795
November 19 £2795
December 3 £2795

2020

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

Date Price
January 7 £2895
January 28 £2995
February 4 £2995
February 11 £3095
February 18 £3195
March 10 £2995
March 24 £2995
April 7 £2695
April 28 £2595
August 11 £2695
September 15 £2795
October 6 £2995
October 20 £3195
November 3 £3295
November 17 £3195
December 8 £3295
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability, on these dates:
2020: Jan 28, Mar 10 & 24, Apr 7 & 28, Aug 11, Sep 15, Oct 6 & 20, Dec 8

Double for sole use:
2019: £695 (Aug/Sep £495; Nov/Dec £895)
2020: £895 (Apr/Aug/Sep £595)

Flight Options

British Airways World Traveller Plus from £395
British Airways Club World from £1795

Optional Excursions

Morning Balloon Ride £170 (2020 £180)

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 £22
Departure transfer add £22

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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