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Experience the Real India with a Gourmet Golden Triangle Tour
Indulge in an Indian Escape with this comprehensive seven days/six nights tour of India's Golden Triangle staying in decadent five-star accommodation for only $1,099 per person (twin share)
The tour begins and ends in India’s capital of Delhi where you’ll find historic monuments that stand as tribute to the city’s tragedies and triumphs throughout generations
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking before 14 July 2014 and can’t get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get your money back
Stay in five-star style with three nights at the incomparable ITC Sheraton in New Delhi and unwind amid sheer luxury, an overnight stay at the opulent ITC Mughal in Agra which is closely situated to the Taj Mahal and two nights of the tour are spent amid the lavish surrounds of the ITC Rajputana in Jaipur
Highlights of Delhi include the vaunted Red Fort, a magnificent sandstone palace that was built in 1648, Raj Ghat – a hugely spiritual place that commemorates India’s Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and Humayun’s Tomb, a memorial in honour of Mughal Emperor Humayun
Enjoy a leisurely boat ride while hearing of India’s 10,000 years of heritage, sail through the majestic caves of Ajanta-Ellora, and discover the inventions of rishi-scientists
Your tour continues in Agra, the scenic waterside city set on the banks of the Yamuna River where you’ll have the opportunity to visit three spectacular World Heritage-Listed sites: Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the magnificent Taj Mahal
Travel to the picturesque Pink City of Jaipur and explore Amber Fort while riding an elephant and take the chance to buy some souvenirs at Jaipur’s extensive range of markets, with everything from rare gems, to carpets and handicrafts on sale
Check out the 'Itinerary' tab for more information on your tour
Your package also includes:
Premium five-star accommodation at the ITC Sheraton Saket in New Delhi for three nights, the ITC Mughal in Agra for one night, and the ITC Rajputana in Jaipur for two nights
Experience everyday life as a local by sharing an authentic Indian dinner with a resident Jaipur family and learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class
Return airport transfers between the airport and your hotel, so you can start and end your holiday in comfort
Daily breakfasts and dinners each day, including a special dinner served by a local Indian family
Your complimentary dinners encompass a mouth-watering mix of Continental and Indian cuisine including such delicacies as tender chicken mukhani and mutton korma served with mixed vegetables, steamed rice and naan bread. Don’t forget to save room for dessert with ice-cream and gulab jamun (syrup-soaked Indian donuts) ready to dazzle your tastebuds
Private transfers throughout the tour, including most sightseeing excursions, in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, including all applicable taxes
A rickshaw ride in Delhi so you can discover the city in traditional style
A tonga ride in Agra, India's version of a horse and carriage
An elephant ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur where you can see the beautiful fort from the back of an elephant
An experienced local English speaking guide with all the insider knowledge on the regions throughout the tour
Single Traveller Option
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for only $599 more per person ($1,698 instead of $2,696 per person)
What We Like
A comprehensive guided tour showcasing the best of North India, prepare to be amazed by the rich culture and heritage of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Visiting the Taj Mahal - one of the most magnificent architectural achievements built in the name of love
Riding an elephant through Amber Fort - simply unforgettable
Shopping at the Jaipur markets for a little Indian retail therapy
You can view all terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for specific tours until 27 March 2015 (bookings must be made before 27 January 2015)
Tours depart: 3 October 2014, 10 October 2014, 17 October 2014, 24 October 2014, 31 October 2014, 7 November 2014, 14 November 2014, 21 November 2014, 28 November 2014, 5 December 2014, 12 December 2014, 9 January 2015, 16 January 2015, 23 January 2015, 30 January 2015, 6 February 2015, 13 February 2015, 20 February 2015, 27 February 2015, 6 March 2015, 13 March 2015, 20 March 2015, 27 March 2015
Booking Guarantee: Book before 14 July 2014 and if you don’t get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email prior to 16 July 2014). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date (please note, bookings must be made before 27 January 2015)
Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis
Tour departs when a minimum of two people have confirmed booking (tour dates are flexible and booking guarantee applies)
Voucher is valid for one person (twin share) or one person (single travel) depending on which voucher you purchase. You must purchase and redeem two vouchers per booking for twin share
Connecting rooms are available at all hotels (strictly subject to availability, please book early to avoid disappointment)
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Tour company's cancellation and change of date policy applies
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Voucher must be presented at check-in
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher
Monument entrance fees are not included in your package but can be purchased as an additional supplement for $58 per person
Please note: Airport transfers are only available if arriving on the first day of the tour and departing on the last day of the tour. Otherwise you will need to organise your own airport transfers if arriving or departing the cities at different times
Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas
A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes
Package cannot be split
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
Value has been determined based on the tour’s published rates provided and the value of inclusions
All surcharges are payable directly to the hotels or the company
All activities and services are subject to availability
Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher
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And why do we offer this?
Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!
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It's very simple - make your booking request before 14 July 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates, a travel consultant will also assist, if your preferred dates aren't able to be booked, you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).
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Seven Day/Six Night Gourmet Golden Triangle Tour
Day One: Arrive in Delhi
On arrival at the Airport you will be welcomed by a Gets Holiday representative. The representative will take care of your luggage and guide you to a waiting vehicle which will transfer you to the hotel. Check in at the hotel and relax.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day Two: In Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, you will experience a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Red Fort (Remains closed on every Monday), built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan. Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948.
Later, you will be taken to New Delhi which includes Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day Three: In Delhi
Morning after breakfast, Visit Akshardham & Sikh temple.
Swaminarayan Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality. Hall of Vaules - Universal values for mankind presented through audio-animatronics and light and sound diorama presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Giant Screen Film - A giant screen film on an 85’ x 65’ screen that vividly portrays an 11-year-old child-yogi’s epic pilgrimage of India. Boat Ride - A 12-minute fascinating boat-ride experience of 10,000 years of India's glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora. Garden of India - Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues of India's child gems, valorous warriors, national figures and great women personalities inspire visitors with values and national pride.
Also visit the Sikh temple before returning to hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Day Four: Delhi - Agra (3 hours)
After breakfast drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of River Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughals Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, and remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri – all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Upon arrival in Agra, check in at the hotel. Later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra.
Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., built with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. Emperor Sahahjahan, prisoner of his son Aurangzeb in his old age was put in a cell from where he could gaze at the Taj Mahal at a distance.
Taj Mahal (Remains closed on every Friday) is the one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
Day Five: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur ( 260 Kms 05 Hrs)
Early morning breakfast and check out. Later drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the most magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era, which include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. You have time to explore the corners of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing on our way.
Later, continue the drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur check into the Hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day Six: Jaipur
Today after breakfast, explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city. Enjoy the experience of riding an elephant to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. All monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur.
Late afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for shopping. Enjoy dinner with an Indian family and take part in cooking lessons.
Dinner with Indian family and overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Day Seven: Jaipur – Delhi & Depart Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Delhi and straight check in at the airport to connect flight to your onward destination
I want to thank you for a memorable vacation package. Our arrival in Delhi was greeted with warmth and hospitality, Harsh was caring and willing to accommodate us in any way. Suresh, our driver was always on time and very pleasant. Our tour guides were very well informed and answered all our questions. Our hotels were simply breathtaking! Gets Holidays far exceeded our expectations, we will recommend your tour company to friends and family. Both my wife and I are truly thankful for the warm reception and caring attitude towards us. Thank you for the beautiful souvenir, a lovely reminder of India, which we will cherish.Thank you for letting us experience India with people who love the beautiful history and culture that your country offers."TripAdvisor
Thank you to Gets Holidays who planned our wonderful trip to Delhi and Agra. Our driver was very friendly and courteous. Our guide at the Taj Mahal was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. The hotel in Agra was lovely and the view over the Taj Mahal amazing, Wish I could return to India! Thank you once again."TripAdvisor
Thank you to Gets Holidays for making my tour to India a memorable and fantastic trip. All hotel accommodations, meals, sightseeing, flights, trains. boat rides, buses and most of all the friendliest and helpful staff, they catered for my every need - all of the above simply made everything most appreciated. I certainly will reserve them on my future trips. All the best to Gets Holidays and it's staff."TripAdvisor