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Highlights of Northern India

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  • Date: January
  • Destination: Highlights of Northern India
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Price: 1749
Destination India
From Dublin
Date September 2017 – November 2018
Duration 13 nights
Price from €1,749 pp
Flight Details Dublin to Delhi via Heathrow

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Northern India

Tour highlights include the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, game drive and Udaipur City Palace. Optional visits include the Baby Taj’, an extra game drive, Amber Fort Sound & Light and a boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly from Dublin to London Heathrow and onwards to Delhi on an overnight flight.

Day 2 Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat and drive past the Red Fort. Overnight at the 4-star Suryaa Hotel. (D)

Day 3 Tour of New Delhi including the UNESCO listed Qutab Minar, Gandhi Smriti, India Gate and drive past parliament houses. Travel to Agra (4 hrs). Two nights at the 3-star Hotel Clarks Shiraz. (B, D)

Day 4 Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his queen Mumtaz and visit to Agra Fort. Optional ‘Baby Taj’ & Mughal garden (£17, bookable locally). (B, D)

Day 5 Transfer to Karauli (4 hrs) visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri. Overnight at the heritage hotel Bhanwar Vilas Palace. (B, D)

Day 6 Morning village walk then continue to Ranthambore for two nights at the 3-star Pugmark Resort. (B, D)

Day 7 Morning game drive. Optional afternoon game drive (£26, pre-bookable only). (B, L, D)

Day 8 Travel to Udaipur (6 hrs) visiting en route Basi Fort for lunch. Two nights at the 3-star Garden Hotel. Evening free. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Visit City Palace. Optional Lake Pichola boat ride (£10, bookable locally). (B, D)

Day 10 Continue to Jodhpur via Ranakpur temples (6 hrs) for overnight at the heritage hotel Karni Bhawan. (B, D)

Day 11 Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. Drive to Jaipur (6 hrs) for two nights at the 4-star Holiday Inn. (B, D)

Day 12 Optional morning balloon ride in the Amber Fort area (£160, pre-bookable only). Visit Amber Fort. Optional visit to City Palace and Observatory (£22, bookable locally). Optional Sound & Light show at Amber Fort (£15, bookable locally). (B, D)

Day 13 Morning at leisure. Continue to Delhi (5 hrs) for overnight at the 4-star Pride Plaza. (B, D)

Day 14 Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Dublin via London Heathrow, arriving later that same day.  Or add on an extension to increase your time in this wonderful country (call for details). (B)

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Price inclusions

  • Flight Dublin to Delhi via London
  • Airport transfer to your hotel
  • 12 nights accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels (see Itinerary)
  • Meals : breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 12 dinners
  • All tours outlined in the itinerary
  • Return transfer from your hotel to airport
  • Return flight Delhi to Dublin via London
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Taxes and charges
Optional Excursions
  • Game Drive €30
  • Morning Balloon Ride €180

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single supplement €400
  • Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before travel
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price.
  • Irish nationals require a visa to enter India. Cost €50, obtained via the Indian Embassy

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Accommodation details

Clarks Shiraz – Agra
Located close to the Taj Mahal this 3-star hotel has restaurants, bar, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 237 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Suryaa Hotel – Delhi
An elegant 4-star hotel located in the heart of New Delhi. Restaurants, bars, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 244 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace – Karauli
A heritage hotel with Art Deco features, a dining hall and 40 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.

Pugmark Resort- Ranthambore National Park
Conveniently settled on the border of Ranthambore National park, this charming hotel has restaurant, bar, spa, outdoor pool and WiFi (chargeable). 33 air-conditioned rooms all have private facilities, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Garden Hotel – Udaipur
This 3-star hotel is located 5 minutes from the City Palace. Restaurants, bar WiFi (free) and 29 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe and satellite TV.

Karni Bhawan – Jodhpur
A red sandstone bungalow converted into a heritage hotel. Restaurants, bar, pool and WiFi (free). 30 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Holiday Inn – Jaipur
A contemporary 4-star hotel located in central Jaipur. Restaurants, bar, gym, pool and WiFi (free). 172 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Pride Plaza – Delhi
A 4-star airport hotel with restaurant, pool, gym, spa and WiFi (chargeable). 385 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities and tea/coffee making facilities.

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
24 September 2017 €1,749
22 October 2017 €2,269
05 November 2017 €2,299
19 November 2017 €2,229
03 December 2017 €1,889
21 January 2018 €2,299
18 February 2018 €2,369
25 March 2018 €2,159
15 April 2018 €2,089
14 October 2018 €2,269
04 November 2018 €2,339
18 November 2018 €2,299

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