Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal - Double Accommodations
BOM-800 | Mumbai, India |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Taj Mahal
- Agra Fort
You will see:
Approx. 72 hours
Max. Group Size: 27
Your journey begins at the pier where you'll drive through to the airport. At the airport, board your plane for the two-hour flight to Delhi. Board a motorcoach for an afternoon of sightseeing including a guided tour of the famous Lakshmi Narayan Temple and a drive by orientation of government buildings, the President House and India Gate. Afterwards check-in and relax before dinner served at the hotel. You'd be wise to turn in early, as you'll be getting a very early start to your day.
On day two, join the Shatabdi Express train for a two-hour pre-dawn trip through the Indian countryside to Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire. On arrival in Agra, transfer to a hotel for a buffet breakfast before proceeding to the Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is a magnificent mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan during the 17th century for his third wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Grief stricken after she died during the birth of their fourteenth child, the king commenced construction of the Taj Mahal in 1632, as a tribute of everlasting love. The queen is interned in the lower chamber. The emperor's body was later added, reuniting them for eternity.
Taj Mahal was constructed over a period that spanned more than 20 years, employing some 20,000 workers. The entire complex was completed in 1653. Pass through the entryway of its battlement to a structure that rises above the gardens with a mirrored image reflected in the pool. The interior boasts marble walls with inlays of precious stones. A translucent screen of carved marble surrounds the sarcophagi of the emperor and his queen.
Enjoy lunch with a Kathak dance performance at a hotel in Agra and then proceed on your busy day of touring to the Red Fort of Agra located just beyond the Taj Mahal. This red sandstone fortress was the seat of Mughal political and military power founded in 1565 by the Emperor Akbar. In a sad bit of irony, Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort. The emperor is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a tower with a balcony that had a view of the Taj Mahal.
Your day ends as you board your motorcoach for your 3 1/2-hour transfer to Delhi. On arrival, pick up your room keys at your hotel and enjoy a buffet dinner.
The last day of you tour begins again with a pre-dawn breakfast at your hotel followed by a transfer to the airport to join your morning flight and then transfer directly to the pier to rejoin your ship.
This tour must be reserved at least 30 days prior to the cruise and is non-refundable after booking or being waitlisted. Any booking cancelled within 30 days of the voyage (i.e. bookings cancelled on the Cruise Personalizer) will be assessed cancellation fees on your shipboard account. Waitlisted requests will be cleared in the order recieved and are subject to the same cancellation policy.
Your fare includes the following:
* Sightseeing as described subject to timing
* Transportation via coach, train and plane
* English speaking guide
* Accommodations in Agra and Delhi
* Meals as stated
* Entrance fees
Your fare does not include the following:
* Photo/Video Fees
* Telephone calls
* Room Service
A minimum number of participants are required to operate this tour.
The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays and the order of the tour may vary to accommodate visits when the site is open. Visitors to the Taj Mahal may not use a wheelchair at the site.
Please limit luggage for your three night stay to one light hand-carry piece per person. You are responsible for carrying your luggage on and off all transportation and in and out of your hotel.
When packing please note that dry cell batteries are prohibited in the passenger cabin on flights within India.
Tour itinerary may be changed based on flight schedules or hotel availability. All sightseeing is subject to flight arrival times.
Each passenger must have three photo copies of their passport available for the hotel and pierside Immigration authorities. Copies, should include, front page and Indian Visa page. Please be sure to also include your permanent address on the copy.
Visa for India required
3 Days / 2 Nights