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

The Taj Tour

India's Golden Triangle, plus Amritsar, Shimla & Mumbai, featuring India's prestigious 'Taj' hotels 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 therefore seems apposite to utilise the fine hotels of the Taj group at a specially negotiated tariff with dinners in the hotels.

End at Mumbai’s landmark hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace, as featured in the recent BBC 2 series ‘Hotel India’. Of course the iconic ‘Taj Mahal’ is the real highlight of this great journey from the colonial hill station of Shimla via Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to Old Bombay. Explore India’s colonial, Mughal and Maharajas’ heritage whilst staying in some comfort.

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.

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The Taj Tour

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

Day 2 Transfer to the 5-star Taj Swarna for two nights. Optional Palki ceremony at the Golden Temple (£13, bookable locally). (D)

Day 3 Visit the Golden Temple, volunteer kitchens and Jallianwala Bagh, scene of the 1919 massacre. Early evening Wagah Border 'Changing of the Guard' ceremony at the India/Pakistan border. (B, D)

Day 4 Drive to Chandigarh (5 hrs) for overnight at the 5-star Taj Chandigarh. Evening free. (B, D)

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 6 Tour of Shimla including the Vice Regal Lodge, the Hindu temple, Gaiety Theatre and a stroll along the Mall. (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)

Day 8 Tour of Delhi including Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smriti, UNESCO listed Humayun's tomb, Railway Museum, India Gate and drive past the Red Fort, parliament and Viceroy's House. (B, D)

Day 9 Morning Gatimaan Express to Agra. Visit Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. Overnight at the 4-star Gateway Hotel, Agra. (B, D)

Day 10 Visit the 'Baby Taj' and Mughal garden across the water from the Taj Mahal. Travel to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (5 hrs). Three nights at the heritage Jai Mahal Palace. (B, L, D)

Day 11 Visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Afternoon free. Optional Sound & Light show at Amber Fort (£15, bookable locally). (B, D)

Day 12 Optional morning balloon ride in the area of Amber Fort or Jaipur (£170, pre-bookable). Visit the Amber Fort, Birla Temple and Albert Hall Museum, viewing 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 (Tower wing – Sea view room). (B, D)

Day 14 Afternoon flight to London. (B)

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

Notes

Christmas Eve/New Year's Eve meal included on Dec 17 departure.

 

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
Jet Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
April 9 £2395
April 30 £2295
August 13 £2295
September 10 £2195
September 17 £2195
October 1 £2595
October 15 £2695
November 5 £2695
November 19 £2695
December 3 £2695
December 17 £2995

2020

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

Date Price
January 7 £2695
January 28 £2795
February 4 £2895
February 11 £2995
February 18 £2995
March 10 £2845
March 24 £2795
April 7 £2495
April 28 £2395
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Prices Reduced

Save up to £200
(Jan 22, Sep and Nov)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Limited availability, on these dates:
2020: Jan 14 & 28, Mar 10 & 24, Apr 7 & 28

Double for sole use:
2019 - £695 (Aug/Sep £495; Feb/Nov/Dec £895)

Flight Options

London-Amritsar/Mumbai-London
Jet Airways Première Class Return from £1595

Jet Airways Première Class One way from £895

Optional Excursions

Morning Balloon Ride £170

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 - £595 per person
5-9 guests - £395 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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