Save up to $1000 per couple!!!
For a limited time only save up to $1000 per couple on this remarkable travel to India. Reserve by August 25, 2016 to qualify for the early booking discount. Space is limited in our India tour packages so please reserve early.
|Itinerary at a glance||Highlights||Your tour includes|
|Itinerary A: 8 Day Trip
Itinerary B: 9 Day Trip*
* Beginning in April 2017 — an extra night in Delhi!
Click on the tabs below to learn more!
Land + Air
(Land Only Prices Available Upon Request)
|Tour cost airfare included|
|Nov 3 (A)||Nov 10||$ 1699||$ 1799||$ 2199|
|Nov 17 (A)||Nov 24||$ 1799||$ 1899||$ 2299|
|Jan 12 (A)||Jan 19||$ 1699||$ 1799||$ 2199|
|Feb 2 (A)||Feb 9||$ 1699||$ 1799||$ 2199|
|Mar 2 (A)||Mar 9||$ 1599||$ 1699||$ 2099|
|Mar 23 (A)||Mar 30||$ 1399||$ 1499||$ 1899|
|Apr 5 (B)||Apr 13||$ 1399||$ 1499||$ 1899|
|May 3 (B)||May 11||$ 1399||$ 1499||$ 1899|
|Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $199 in Aug-Sep’16; and $299 in Nov ’16-Mar’17
|Itinerary A: 8 Day Tour
Itinerary B: 9 Day Tour with extra night in Delhi
|India visa fee is not included|
|For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.|
|Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable deposit (by check) which must be received within 7 days of reservation. Full payment is due 75 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
|Comprehensive Travel Insurance
Trip cancellation and travel insurance are recommended. For complete insurance information, click here
Delhi Sightseeing – Old Delhi & New Delhi.
After a good night’s rest and a sumptuous breakfast, embark on a guided tour to introduce you to Delhi’s major attractions. In exotic Old Delhi you will view the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and drive by the magnificent Red Fort, built in 1648 as a symbol of Mughal’s power. Then, walk through Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. In New Delhi, you will see the Birla Temple, the India Gate, the Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy dinner on your own.
After breakfast, depart Delhi by road to Agra, home of the legendary shrine built and dedicated to love, the Taj Mahal. Agra is an ancient city that came into prominence in Medieval times under the Mughal rulers and was once the capital of a sprawling Mughal kingdom that covered much of southeast Asia. The highlight of this morning’s included tour is a guided visit to the fabled, perfectly proportioned, Taj Mahal considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. This 17th century, white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan to enshrine the mortal remains of his Queen Mumtaz Mahal who died in childbirth. Building began around 1632 and took over twenty years to complete, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. As you get closer, you’ll see that the white marble surface is covered with floral patterns and beautiful calligraphy made of inlaid jasper. Even today the Taj Mahal remains one of the most breathtaking structures ever built. The balance of the day is free to explore on your own, shop or relax at your luxury hotel’s pool. You may also consider an optional visit to the bustling spice market and to the Agra Fort, a sprawling fortress of mosques and palaces on the banks of the river. The Gateway Hotel or Clarks Shiraz Hotel (B)
Check out videos from smarTours travelers on this trip of a lifetime!
To enhance and make your India tour packages more complete and memorable, you tour director will offer optional tours. All rates are in US Dollars. Payment should be made in cash (US dollars). Optional tours are subject to a minimum number of participants and may be cancelled if the minimum is not met. Additional optional tours may be added for your enjoyment, and the optional tours listed below may not be available on all departure dates.
Your flights from the New York to India and back are on Air India. Your flight is scheduled to depart New York at 2:30pm. We recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 3 ½ hours before the scheduled departure. Your return flight is scheduled to arrive back in New York at 7:30am. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting fight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Air India does not assign seats in advance. Seat assignments can only be arranged at the airport upon check in. If you have a preferred seating choice, please make sure you check in for your flight as early as possible. Air India does not offer any frequent flyer miles for passengers traveling on a group fare.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. American passport holders must be in possession of a valid visa for India. To obtain a visa for India, you can contact the Indian Consulate visa processing agency “Cox & Kings Global Services (CKGS)” directly by visiting their website at http://www.in.ckgs.us or by calling them at 1-516-206-1483 or 1-646-589-0088. Alternatively, we arranged an alternate visa processing service “CIBT” to facilitate this for you for an additional handling fee. Please use the following link to download instructions and forms at http://www.cibt.com/home.aspx?Login=50002. You may also contact CIBT at 1-800-406-1523 to have a form mailed to you. If you have any questions regarding obtaining your visa, you may call CIBT directly. Also, please note that visa procedures may change at any time. You should check directly with CKGS (http://www.in.ckgs.us), or if using CIBT online at www.cibt.com, for the most up to date instructions before submitting your paperwork. We strongly suggest that you immediately familiarize yourself with the visa requirements and that you have all the necessary documentation as soon as possible. When asked for Reference Name, Address & Phone, please use the following: Park Hotel, 15 Parliament Street, Connaught Place, New Delhi, DL 110001, India, Phone: 91 1800 102 7275. However, it is still recommended that you apply for the India visa at least 60 days before departure. Non U.S Citizens should check directly with the India consulates as to the most current visa requirements. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and additional travel tips will be sent to you 10 – 7 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, you should consult your personal physician, local public health authorities or the Center of Disease Control (CDC) as to their suggestions.
India daytime temperatures average in the 80’s in March and April, in the 90’s from May through September and in the 70’s and 80’s from November through February. Overnight temperatures are somewhat cooler.
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shop to specialty restaurants. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in the coffee shop is about $20 – $25 per meal per person. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotel will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. As India is not a formal country, we recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind.