This Wendy Wu Tour is the best way for a first-time visitor to experience India's must-see destinations. Discover the contrasts of Old and New Delhi. Travel to the historic city of Agra to see the Taj Mahal. Explore the beautiful palaces and architecture of Jaipur.
This Golden Triangle itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by an industry-leading National Escort whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
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*Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL & PER. Departures from CBR, CNS HBA, DRW and other cities, please contact us for details on 1300 414 198.
Your accommodation has been selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family-run guesthouse in a smaller town or a heritage-type hotel. In remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have western amenities. Hotels are generally rated as local three to four-star standard but do please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality do exist between the Australia and India. Rest assured that all hotels used are regularly inspected by our partners to ensure that standards are met.
All group tour hotels have private western bathroom facilities, air conditioning, TV and a telephone.
Fly to Delhi for a two-night stay. Your National Escort or Local Guide will meet you at the Delhi International Airport in the Arrivals Hall. Together with other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer 45 minutes to your hotel and check-in.
Today is a full day of sightseeing around Old and New Delhi, involving approximately four hours on foot. Your exploration of Delhi begins with a drive past the Red Fort, before strolling through the fascinating Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid. Next take a rickshaw ride to Asia’s largest spice market – Khari Baoli, then stop briefly at India Gate to take some photos before visiting Humayun’s Tomb and Connaught Place Markets.
Depart Delhi this morning and commence the 3 and a half hour drive to the historic city of Agra. Stop at Sikandra en route to see the marble Tomb of Emperor Akbar.
Rise early and begin the day by viewing the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. To reach the Taj Mahal, you will join your National Escort and drive through the awakening streets of Agra (an early start means that we can avoid the heat and crowds at the Taj Mahal later in the day). Disembarking the coach, you will board smaller electric carts to continue to the entrance gate. After clearing security and baggage checks you will be admitted to the complex. Usually 2 hours is spent here; sightseeing is easy without many steps. For admission to the main mausoleum area, you are required to wear shoe covers (this may be provided on site – be prepared to bring an additional pair of socks). Return to your hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Later, visit a marble inlay workshop and explore Agra Fort. Sightseeing at the fort involves approximately 1 hour on foot and there are some stairs to walk up. This evening return to Agra Fort for the impressive Sound and Light Show. This new sound and light show provides an insight into the history of the monument, which is a visual delight.
Depart Agra and travel 5 hours to Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur. On route stop to explore the ancient capital city Fatehpur Sikri which involves up to one hour of easy walking. Continue to Abhaneri village to see the Chand Baori Step well and marvel at this ancient construction. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel. There is no sightseeing scheduled for this evening. Jaipur is a larger city where it would be unwise to wander around without yourNational Escort at night as there have been reports of pickpockets. Always speak to your National Escort before making own arrangements in Jaipur.
Sightseeing today begins with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal(Palace of the Winds) in downtown Jaipur. Tourists are unable to enter, so you will view it from the busy road opposite. Continue to the impressive Amer Fort, where you will ride jeeps to and from the bus park and palace entrance. Sightseeing this morning involves 2 to 3 hours on foot and there are a number of steps within the fort. Afterwards, tour the City Palace in Jaipur and Jantar Mantar, the UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient observatory. Later, enjoy some time to shop in the local bazaar in Choti Choper. Sightseeing this afternoon involves approximately 2 to 3 hours on foot and tour members are asked to be mindful of their belongings in the Choti Choper Bazaar.
Depart Jaipur and travel approximately 5 hours back to Delhi for the final night of the tour. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with the group.
After breakfast, depending on your flight time, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the Australia arriving home the same or following day.
Customary tipping amount of approximately US$50 (AU$72) is paid locally in India.
Entry visas are required by all visitors to India. Please be advised that your passport must have at least six months validity left on it when you arrive back into Australia.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. Due to Indian Government regulations the use of curtains, tinted glass windows are prohibited across India. Main and inner-city roads in India have a reputation for being very congested. For this reason, it may not always be possible to return to your hotel after sightseeing to freshen up before going to the restaurant for dinner. Roads in India have generally been improved over recent years, but traffic and/or weather conditions may extend driving times. Road construction work usually covers an enormous section of road - not just one or two kilometres as you may be used to. For this reason, the timings listed in the sections above are approximations only.
Air: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines. Pre-flight seat allocation is not available on international and internal flight sectors.
This is rated as a physical level 1 tour and requires unaided mobility and the ability to stroll around the sights.. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.Of course, our National Escorts and local guides will always endeavour to provide the highest level of service and assistance; however, they cannot be expected to cater for customers who are unfit to complete the itinerary.If you require any more information about the pace of our tours, please contact our reservations team who will be happy to answer your questions.
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.
*Australian passport holders do not require a visa for Peru. Free single room supplement on selected departures in 2020. Offer available on new bookings confirmed between 26 December 2019 and 31 January 2020. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion, including loyalty discounts. Strictly subject to availability and some departures may become unavailable during the course of the offer. A non-refundable deposit of $300pp payable within 3 days. Second non-refundable payment of $1,000pp due within 3 weeks.