Icons of India: the Taj, Tigers & Beyond Globus

Icons of India: the Taj, Tigers & Beyond

Small-Group Discovery Tour

Discover India on this incredible tour that includes the country’s most popular sights. Visit Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and explore Old Delhi, the incredible Taj Mahal, and Jaipur’s Red Fort. A visit to Ranthambore National Park is a highlight of the trip where you will experience three safaris to view native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger.

The 10 day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers and Beyond tour from Globus Tours is a small group tour. This leads to a more intimate travel tour experience and more accessibility to the guides and experts who are along for the ride. These stunning locations light up the night and come to life during the day and, with such a wide variety of destinations, there's something for everyone on the 10 day Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers and Beyond tour.


10 Daysfr. $2,149

  • Explore the impressive Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Travel by train to Bharatpur-Ranthambore National Park
  • Participate in three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle in Bharatpur-Ranthambore National Park
  • Enjoy a home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration in Jaipur
  • Visit Amber Fort, the City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
  • This is a small-Group Discovery tour which limits the size of the group to a maximum of 20 travelers, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.
  • American breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur
  • Le Meridien Hotel in Delhi (2 nights)
  • Trident Agra Hotel in Agra (2 nights)
  • Dev Vilas Hotel in Bharatpur-Ranthambore National Park (2 nights)
  • Jaipur Marriott Hotel in Jaipur (2 nights)
  • Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport in Delhi (1 night)

ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA

Delhi, India

Welcome to India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

LE MERIDIEN NEW DELHI

DELHI

Delhi, India

Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics.

After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time.

Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a cooking demonstration and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LE MERIDIEN NEW DELHI

DELHI–AGRA

Delhi, India

This morning, visit Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit Humayun's Tomb and Gurudwara Bagla Sahib, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship).

Agra, India

After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch

TRIDENT, AGRA

AGRA

Agra, India

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth.

Later, travel by Tonga (horse-drawn carriage) to Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.

Breakfast

TRIDENT, AGRA

AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water.

Ranthambore National Park, India

After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for Ranthambore National Park, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger!

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DEV VILAS

RANTHAMBORE

Ranthambore, India

Today, explore the park on morning & afternoon game drives in an open-air safari vehicle. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DEV VILAS

RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR

Ranthanbore, India

Rise early this morning for one last game drive in this magical land.

Jaipur, India

Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since.

Tonight, enjoy a home hosted dinner with an Indian noble family, followed by a sari and turban tying demonstration.

Breakfast, Dinner

TRIDENT, JAIPUR

JAIPUR

Jaipur, India

Today, visit the amazing Amber Fort, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. This afternoon, visit the City Palace and the adjoining museum, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also, stop at Jantar Mantar and the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner to celebrate your journey through India.

Breakfast, Dinner

TRIDENT, JAIPUR

JAIPUR–DELHI

New Delhi, India

Fly back to Delhi this morning and prepare for your journey home.

Breakfast

HOLIDAY INN NEW DELHI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DELHI

New Delhi, India

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

NOTE: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 10, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 9 or just after Midnight on Day 10.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Mon, Oct 07, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Oct 21, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Nov 04, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Nov 11, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Dec 02, 2019
$2,149.00
Mon, Jan 13, 2020
$2,165.00
Mon, Feb 03, 2020
$2,165.00
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
$2,165.00
Mon, Mar 09, 2020
$2,165.00
Mon, Mar 16, 2020
$2,165.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $137. Required intra-vacation air segment is: Jaipur/Delhi. Air prices were effective on August 15, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Prices are per person based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $690 to $740 Triple rooms are not available.
  • Extra Nights per person in Delhi: Le Meridien (Pre Nights): In single room $192 In twin room $101
  • Holiday Inn New Delhi International Airport (Post Nights): In single room $126 In twin room $69
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2019.

60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
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