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All entrance fees included
All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Comprehensive tour of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Great overview and orientation of the city
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private guide for a more personalized experience
See the sights illuminated at night
Step back in time on a history tour
Day 1: Delhi – Agra (L,D)After private pick up from Delhi in an air-conditioned vehicle, begin the journey to Agra. After the 3-hour drive, visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah, the tomb of a Persian nobleman, also referred to as 'Baby Taj.' The exquisite early-17th-century structure boasts baroque carvings and is the first Mughal monument built entirely of marble. From here, head to lunch at a local restaurant and relish in the flavors of Rajasthan.
Walk off your lunch by taking a guided tour on foot inside Agra Fort. Marvel at several of its striking structures, like the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) and the glass palace of Shish Mahal before heading to Meena Bazaar to peruse the stalls selling various quality crafts such as marble figurines and precious gems. Return to the hotel to relax and enjoy dinner.
At night, enjoy a special treat only few are able to experience – seeing the Taj Mahal under a full moon! Enjoy the sight of the white-marble monument changing colors under the light of the moon. As full moons only occur once a month, with the few days before and after being equally as bright and beautiful, this is one experience not to be missed.
Overnight: 3-star hotel in Agra
Day 2: Agra – Delhi (B)On your second day, after breakfast see the full glory of Taj Mahal on a guided tour inside the mausoleum and the surrounding garden and buildings. Admire the white-domed marble monument, constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and gaze at the intricate interior designs. Afterward, you will be driven to Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory). On a tour of the complex, discover the intriguing mix of Muslim and Hindu architecture of its various royal residences, large meeting halls and grand mosques.
On the way back to Delhi, you may stop for lunch (own expense) at a popular restaurant per your guide’s suggestion.
Please note: If you are traveling on a Thursday, both daytime and nighttime visits to the Taj Mahal will happen on the first day. The rest of the planned visits will occur on the next day (Akbar the Great, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri).
Site visits per itinerary
Entrance fees to all site attractions listed in itinerary
Overnight accommodation at a 3-star hotel
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from site locations in air-conditioned vehicle
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Passport scan is required to confirm your booking
No strict dress code is enforced in tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
Two days prior to your travel, please send the tour operator a copy of your passport to purchase your Taj Mahal ticket
Hotel rooms have either a double bed or two twin beds fit for 2 people. Please contact local tour operator after to request bed type; contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher. If you are traveling with an odd number of individuals, an additional bed will be placed in one room
Please note that because this tour includes a night visit to the Taj Mahal, it only operates on nights in which a full moon is scheduled; please see Price Calendar for more information.
Full moon calendar is subject to change based on the Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) schedule; in the event of a tour being canceled due to a sudden change in this schedule, an alternative date will be provided by the local tour operator. You MUST contact local tour operator at least one week prior to your travel to ensure the tour will proceed as scheduled
Maximum group size is 8 passengers
One of the following 3-star hotels in Agra will be booked for your tour
Hotel Crystal Inn
Hotel Taj Inn
Hotel Taj Resorts
Hotel Royale Residency
Mango Suites Ascent
Delhi International Airport, your Delhi hotel or other Delhi locations per your request After booking, please contact local tour operator to provide specific pickup location in Delhi (contact info will be provided in confirmation voucher)
5am-6amExact pickup time will be confirmed by local tour operator