06 Dec Regal Rajasthan Tour & Relaxing Goa fr. £1,399pp
Choose a Rajasthan tour which combines the cultural splendour of the Golden Triangle with time for safari and a relaxing beach break. Our 15-day tour will take you to the stunning palaces and magnificent forts of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, a jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park before heading to the shores of southern India and Goa, the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of your holiday. You’ll see rural India at its prettiest and with so many UNESCO World Heritage sites to discover, including the Taj Mahal, the Hill Forts of Rajasthan, Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, the precursor to the Taj Mahal built in 1570, you’ll experience Indian culture at its finest.
This Rajasthan tour package also gets you up close and personal to the wildlife at Ranthambore National Park, famous for its big cats and tigers and Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary at Keoladeo National Park. Recognised as one of the richest bird areas in the world, over 230 species of birds have made Bharatpur their home and you’ll see why the Park is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. There will be time for a safari in search of tigers at Ranthambore, famous as a former hunting ground of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Today, it’s best known as a stunning location to see tigers in their natural habitat.
A few days’ beach holiday in sun-soaked Goa at the end of the tour ensures you get to see a very different side of India. Still retaining a distinctly unique atmosphere linked to its Portuguese colonial past, the Churches and Convents of Goa are an UNESCO gem. The pace of life in southern India is gentle. As well as exploring Goa’s rich heritage and architecture, with its far more relaxed feel, you’ll have time to enjoy Goa’s amazing beaches, to wander the night markets of Anjuna and to try the deliciously fresh street food from one of the stalls lining the beachfront.
This Rajasthan tour package ends with a city tour of Mumbai and offers an ideal blend of the cultural north with the best of India’s wildlife and beautiful south.
Highlights of the Tour
- Visits to the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
- Catch the sunset at the Taj Mahal
- Search for tigers on a jungle safari
- Ride the elephants at Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Marvel at the UNESCO Elephanta Caves near Mumbai
- Soak up the sun and relax in Goa with a beach holiday at the end of the tour
Price per person sharing double / twin room from £2,150
- Return international flights from London
- Domestic flight from as mentioned on the itinerary
- Accommodation for 17 nights sharing on a twin / double room on bed and breakfast basis
- Lunch and Dinner in Ranthambore
- – Safari in Ranthambore
- Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- Boat rides in Udaipur and Goa (Subject to weather conditions)
- All Monument entrance fees
- Transportation throughout the tour in a private a/c vehicle with chauffer (including return airport transfers)
- English speaking guide for sightseeing in each city as per program
- Travel Insurance
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone, laundry bills etc.
- Any meal unless specified above
- Vehicle whilst at leisure unless specified otherwise
- Expenses of personal nature
- Any other services not mentioned above
- Indian visa fee
– All prices are subject to availability and excluding peak periods
The Tour [18 days – 17 nights]
Day 01 Arrival:
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax. Perhaps take a short stroll to explore the neighbourhood and get acclimatised with local life, maybe trying out some street food along the way. Overnight stay.
Day 02 Delhi:
Your city sightseeing tour of Delhi will include all the major attractions such as Jama Masjid, Red Fort, the Gandhi Memorial, India Gate, Parliament House, Humayun’s Tomb. A great introduction to the impressive sights of Delhi. Overnight stay.
Day 03 Delhi – Agra:
After breakfast, we leave for Agra (transfer time: approx.4h). Check in to your hotel and after time to relax and refresh, start your city tour by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb. Later, prepare for an unforgettable evening visit to the stunning Taj Mahal and watch the sunset at one of the modern 7 Wonders of the World. Overnight stay.
Day 04 Agra – Ranthambore:
After breakfast, we head to Ranthambore National Park (transfer time: approx. 5h30m) with a stop en route to explore Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital city of the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. We also pay a visit to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary before arriving at the National Park and checking in to your nearby hotel. Overnight stay.
Day 05 Ranthambore:
Best known for its tiger population, a jungle safari in Ranthambore National Park gets you up close and personal with the animals by taking part in activities such as tiger tracking with the opportunity to spot other big cats and wildlife residents such as Chinkara, Desert Cats, Indian False Vampires and Cobras. Overnight stay.
Day 06 Ranthambore – Jaipur:
We leave the National Park for Jaipur (transfer time: approx. 6h) and once checked in at your hotel, the day is yours to relax and rest. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 Jaipur:
Today we visit the stunning Amber Fort and you can enjoy an elephant ride right up to the entrance of the old fort! Explore the architecture, the many temples and after lunch, we make time to visit the City Palace and Royal Observatory before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 08 Jaipur – Udaipur:
After taking an early morning flight to Udaipur, we check in to your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day. Enjoy the surroundings of your hotel or explore the neighbourhood and one of the colourful evening markets. Overnight stay.
Day 09 Udaipur:
Udaipur is known as the city of lakes and after breakfast we explore the city, its temples and palaces. Including visits to the famous Hindu Jagdish temple, the City Palace – an amazing complex of palaces built in the 1500s, as well as picturesque Lake Pichola, the beauty of Udaipur set against the backdrop of the Aravalli Hills really comes to life. Overnight stay.
Day 10 Udaipur – Mumbai:
Leaving Udaipur, we catch a morning flight to Mumbai. Rest of the day at leisure. Maybe take a stroll, check out the street food or visit a market. Perhaps take a trip to the famous Juhu beach before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11 Mumbai:
After breakfast, we spend the day exploring the sights of Mumbai, which include a boat ride across the Harbour to reach the sacred Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site with its 5th and 8th century carvings. After lunch, we take in the main museums, the Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum as well as a fascinating stop at Dhobi Ghat to see the traditional open-air laundry. With visits to the Hanging Gardens, the Gateway of India monument built during the British Raj and a trip to the famous Crawford Market, you’ll certainly have seen the best of Mumbai. Overnight stay.
Day 12 Mumbai – Goa:
After breakfast, catch a flight to Goa. Goa is the perfect place to relax at the end of a tour. After arrival at your hotel, spend the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing, strolling the beach. Overnight stay. Goa-Beach-Sunset
Day 13 - 17 Goa:
Goa remained a Portuguese outpost until 1961 and it is an intriguing mix of beautiful beaches and culturally rich towns with a unique colonial heritage. Take the next two days to explore the Goa cities of Margao, Panaji and Vasco and the Pilar monastery, finding time to relax and unwind on the stunning beaches of Miramar, Colva, Anjuna. If you’re feeling active, water sports and kite surfing are on offer or just sip a cocktail and soak up the sun.
Day 18 Goa - Mumbai:
Leave Goa to catch your flight back to Mumbai airport to board your flight home/to your onward destination.