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All entrance fees included
Choice of buffet or a la carte
Day trip (destination A to B)
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Get inside tips from a local
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Led by a local guide
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Step back in time on a history tour
Vegetarian meal option available
Upon pickup in the morning from the airport or your hotel in Delhi by a private chauffeur, you’re transferred in the comfort of a private vehicle to Agra, a distance of approx. 124 miles (200 km). Reaching Agra by afternoon, head to the 4-star Gateway Hotel for lunch. Enjoy a 5-course menu with the Taj Mahal as your backdrop; it's a unique experience that, combined with sightseeing, is only available with this exclusive tour.
Take in the superb views from the restaurant’s Sky Deck, an open-sided venue on the hotel’s rooftop providing limited seating and unhindered vistas. (See Sample Menu in Itinerary below.) Alternatively, enjoy the high-tea option following your visit to the Taj Mahal.
After lunch you're taken to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Listen as your guide enlightens you with interesting stories behind this icon of India. Commissioned by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his third wife Mumtaz Mahal, the domed marble mausoleum took 20 years to build.
Your guide discusses this exemplar of Mughal architecture and share knowledge of its Persian designer. Then follow up with a visit to the Taj Museum, located in the surrounding Naubat Khana complex. This treasure trove of more than 100 artifacts including paintings, vases and coins, provides tremendous insight.
Take a look at the original architectural drawings and plans for the Taj Mahal complex, then drive to Agra Fort. If you’ve booked the tea option, first head to the Sky Deck of the Gateway Hotel to enjoy your selection.
Next, learn about the intricate design of the 16th-century Agra Fort, which combines both Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. Built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River, the fort is constructed of red sandstone. Walk around the complex to see the beautifully designed rooms like the Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) and the Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall), added by Shah Jahan. Afterward, you're taken back to Delhi with drop-off at your hotel. Exclusives combine unique experiences and great deals — from traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences — and are not available from other 3rd-party online sellers.
Option 1: Lunch at the Gateway Hotel Enjoy a 5-course meal of local and international flavors at this 4-star establishment
Option 2: High Tea at the Gateway Hotel Steaming cups of coffee or tea are served alongside three snacks and one savory dish during this afternoon experience.
Optional Upgrade: Professional Photographer Ensure you capture every moment of this memorable exclusive experience by upgrading with a professional photographer. Choose five prints and take home a CD of images from your tour at the end of this incredible day.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Lunch at the 5Gateway hotel (if option selected)
High tea (if option selected)
Professional photography service at Taj Mahal including 5 printed shots and CD photo album (if option selected)
Carbon offset certificate
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
French, Spanish or German language-speaking guide services are available at no extra charge. Please contact your tour operator to make arrangements
Your guide is committed to minimizing our carbon footprint. For every tour, they pay a fee out of pocket to offset the carbon emissions created by the transportation used on this tour. Those funds go to organizations working toward a greener future
Your Delhi city hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.