15 DAYS
Duration
Year round – private tours
Dates
India
Destination

Classic India tour

India is a country of contrasts, festivals, colours, monumental culture and colourful people. As a synonym for mysticism and passion, it stands for one of the most impressive countries in the world. Spirit Journeys has prepared the highlights of Classic India tour. Come with us and grasp the spirit of real India.  Prepare to be dazzled by cultural and historical monuments in Delhi. Feel the magic of ancient times as well as the exciting waves of modern influences. Discover Lucknow. Wander around this multicultural city, the Constantinople of India, well known for its stunning monuments and delicious food.  

Learn about Hindu religion in Varanasi, a significant pilgrimage. Admire the highlights of India’s culture, meet Orchha and its breathtaking cultural masterpieces. Ancient Agra and its everlasting symbol of love and pain – Taj Mahal, will engrave into your memory. Experience the pure energy in one of the most colourful and vibrant cities in India, Jaipur.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDED14 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned above based on Twin/Double Sharing as per hotels mentioned including an overnight in train.
Meal Plan as stated above; [BB: Bed & Breakfast],
Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi;
Half day sightseeing tour of Lucknow;
Evening Aarti ceremony at Varanasi;
Early morning boat ride on river Ganges followed by city sightseeing tour;
Half day sightseeing tour of Orchha;
Visit to Jhansi Fort;
Half day sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort and Taj Mahal;Enroute visit of Fatehpur sikri from Agra to Jaipur;
Full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur including Elephant ride at Amber Fort [subject to availability / else by jeep]
Train fare in air-conditioned executive chair car class for Delhi – Lucknow sector
Train fare in air-conditioned chair car class for Lucknow – Varanasi sector
Train fare in air-conditioned 1st Class for Varanasi – Jhansi sector
Train fare between Jhansi – Agra in air-conditioned Executive chair car class
All transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per itinerary will be by an air-conditioned Innova car or [similar]
All taxes, parking fee, entrances, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all airports;
Services of English speaking local guide for sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
Spirit Journeys representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers with meet and assist
All currently applicable taxes;
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;
Meals other than those specified above
Any insurance and Tips
International air-fare
Visa
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

Additional information

LocationIndia
Single supplementFor single prices please contact us for a quote – tour based on 2 people travelling

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Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI

On arrival in Delhi: Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. After you have cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you. Amongst them will be a Spirit Journeys representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on it. Please, note that the crowds can be enormous and it is possible that you may not spot our representative, despite their making every effort to be as visible as possible, so please keep an eye out for them. A representative will transfer you to the airport hotel. You will also get your  travel documents on arrival. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Optional tours can be booked.

Overnight at Claridges, Delhi [Claridges Room with Breakfast]

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Day 02: DELHI

After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Your exciting journey begins with sightseeing the most important spots of Old Delhi – Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Stroll around  the busy streets of the mile long Chandni Chowk, popularly called “The Silver Street”. In the afternoon, enjoy the cultural, religious and historical treasures of  New Delhi – Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, drive past the imposing India Gate,  the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence.

Overnight at Claridges, Delhi [Claridges Room with Breakfast]

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Day 03: DELHI - LUCKNOW

Tea coffee is at the hotel (We would provide you the packed breakfast). At an appropriate time, a guide will transfer you to the railway station for a train to Lucknow.

Train +LJN Swran Shatabdi:
Departs Delhi 06:10
Arrives Lucknow 12:40

On arrival in Lucknow, a guide will meet you and transfer you  to the hotel.

[Hotel check in time is 14:00 – We will place a request for early check-in and do our best to secure it, however, it depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed]

Overnight: Vivanta by Taj-Gomti Nagar, Lucknow [Superior Charm Room with Breakfast]

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Day 4: LUCKNOW

After breakfast, take  a half day tour of Lucknow. Begin with a visit to Bada Imambara, a famous monument of historical and cultural importance. Then, visit Chota Imambara, Lucknow’s landmark. Next, go to the famous complex known as the Residency.

Rest of the day is at leisure [No Transportation]

Overnight: Vivanta by Taj-Gomti Nagar, Lucknow [Superior Charm Room with Breakfast]

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Day 05: LUCKNOW - VARANASI

At an appropriate time, go to the railway station to connect with your train to Varanasi.

Train +LKO BSB Intercity:
Departs Lucknow 07:00
Arrives Varanasi 13:30

On arrival, a guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel for check in. Varanasi is an important pilgrimage centre for the Hindus. In the evening, you will take a boat ride across river Ganges and witness evening Ganga aarti ceremony by the river banks.

Overnight: The Gateway Hotel, Varanasi [Executive Room with breakfast]

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Day 06: VARANASI

Early in the morning, you’ll have a chance to witness the rituals of  the Hindu pilgrims. Take a boat cruise on the river Ganges around all the Ghats and stop at the important ones. The riverfront, as seen from a boat, early in the morning, is a spectacular sight.
On your way back  to the hotel, visit the bazaar and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple. After this exciting early morning experience, return to hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, take a sightseeing tour of Varanasi city. Visit the Bharat Mata temple- the only temple dedicated to Mother India.  Next, go to the famous Banaras Hindu University – one of the oldest educational centres in India.

In the afternoon, visit  Sarnath, a major Buddhist centre in the world. (Sarnath Museum is closed on Friday).

Rest of the day is at leisure (No Transportation).

Overnight:The Gateway Hotel, Varanasi [Executive Room with breakfast]

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Day 07: VARANASI – JHANSI -OVERNIGHT TRAIN

Breakfast is at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure (No Transportation).

Optional tours that can be booked and paid locally

We offer you the visit to the impressive Ramnagar Fort.

[Hotel check Out time is 12:00 – We will place a request for late check-out and do our best to secure it, however, it depends on  availability and cannot be guaranteed]

At an appropriate time, a guide will meet you and transfer you  to the railway station to connect with your train to Jhansi.

Train:
Departs Varanasi Bundelkhand Express 17:45
Overnight on board the train.

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Day 8: ARRIVE JHANSI - ORCHHA

On arrival in Jhansi, join the organized transfer  to Orchha (approx 18 Kms/30 Mins). On arrival, check in at hotel.

(Hotel check in time is 1100 Hrs – We will place a request for early check-in and do our best to secure it, however, it depends on availability and cannot be guaranteed)

Rest of the day is at leisure (No Transportation)

Overnight: Amar Mahal, Orchha [Super Deluxe Room with breakfast]

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Day 9: ORCHHA

After breakfast, take a  half day sightseeing tour of Orchha. Stroll around this magnificent city, enjoy its cultural treasures – Raja Mahal Palace, Jahangir Mahal, Chaturbhuj Temple.

Rest of the day is at leisure (No Transportation).

Overnight: Amar Mahal, Orchha [Super Deluxe Room with breakfast]

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Day 10: ORCHHA – JHANSI – AGRA

After breakfast you will be at leisure. In afternoon, wander through the impressive Jhansi Fort.  After sightseeing, join organized transfer  to Jhansi railway station to connect your train for Agra.

Train New Delhi Shatabdi:
Depart Jhansi 18:44
Arrive Agra 21:10

On arrival in Agra, a guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel for check in.

Overnight: Hotel ITC Mughal, Agra [Mughal Chambers Room with Breakfast] 

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Day 11: AGRA

Early this morning, prepare to be dazzled! Enjoy your sunrise visit to Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, stroll around the ancient Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Rest of day spend at leisure.

Optional visits that can be booked and paid locally: Itmad ud Daulah – a lesser-known monument of Agra, Mehtab Bagh -the stunning  garden complex, Sikandra – the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, Mughal Heritage Walk.

Overnight: Hotel ITC Mughal, Agra [Mughal Chambers Room with Breakfast]

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Day 12: AGRA - JAIPUR

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. (approx. 243 Kms – 5.5 Hrs). En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar.  After the tour, continue with your drive to Jaipur.

Overnight: Hotel Royal Heritage Haveli, Jaipur [Suite with Breakfast]

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Day 13: JAIPUR

After breakfast, drive outside Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber in order to see the fabulous Amber Fort.  En-route to Amber, wander around the fascinating `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal.  In the afternoon, enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of exotic and exciting Jaipur. Begin with the City Palace. Then walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar also called Astronomical Observatory – one of the five such astronomical wonders that makes accurate predictions even to this day.

Overnight: Hotel Royal Heritage Haveli, Jaipur [Suite with Breakfast]

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Day 14: JAIPUR – DELHI

Breakfast is at the hotel. After breakfast, you will be driven to Delhi. (Approx. 268 Kms – 06 Hrs).

Overnight is at Holiday Inn Aerocity, Delhi [Deluxe Room with Breakfast]

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Day 15: DEPART DELHI

A representative will transfer you to Delhi international airport to board your flight to London.

Special Notes:

UK and EC citizens require a visa to visit India. You are responsible for obtaining these yourselves but we will of course provide any guidance or assistance you may require.
Hotel check-in & check-out time is usually 1200 Hrs except for Taj and Oberoi properties where check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out is at 1200 Hrs; Check in time at Marai beach Resort : 1500 Hrs and Check out : 1200 Hrs.
In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments to local Government taxes, or any fuel price rises, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly;
Any change in hotel or room category may attract a supplement or reduction in the tour cost.
Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column;
Effective 2nd October 2008, the Government has introduced “No-Smoking” legislation for hotels, restaurants and all public places. As a consequence, smoking is prohibited in all parts of the hotel except in designated bedrooms where smoking is permitted. The hotel has dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know. We shall try to reserve a smoking bedroom for you, subject to availability, should you need one.

  • For Security Reasons, it is mandatory to supply the following
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  • Contact Numbers
  • Email ID
  • Nationality
  • Place of Work / Organization Name
  • Designation
  • Photo Identity
  • Copy of passport
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