Excursion Details

Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal - Double Accommodations

BOM-810 | Mumbai, India | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Taj Mahal Taj Mahal
You will see:

    Strenuous Includes meal

    Excursion Length:
    Approx. 68 hours

    Max. Group Size: 80

    Tour Overview

    Your journey begins at the pier where you'll be driven to the airport. Photo stop enroute to the Gateway of India. At the airport, board your plane for the two-hour flight to Delhi. On arrival, a narrative drive by orientation of government buildings, the President House and India Gate. Visit the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. 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, Tea, coffee and cookies will be served in the hotel lobby before you depart for the Train Station with boxed breakfast. Board the Shatabdi Express train for a two-hour pre-dawn trip through the Indian countryside to Agra, once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Upon arrival in Agra, board your motorcoach and proceed directly to 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.

    Afternoon Check in. Lunch at the hotel. Relax for an hour and a half before you tour 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.

    Evening relax to a performance before dinner. Enjoy elaborate costumes, pantomime, music and poetry in "story play," an Indian art form dating to the 17th century. Dinner will follow the show.

    After an early breakfast on day three, board your motorcoach for your four-hour transfer to Delhi. On arrival at the hotel, check in and enjoy a buffet lunch. Proceed on a guided tour of Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid and enjoy a bicycle rickshaw ride in narrow lanes of the Old Delhi market. Before returning to your hotel near the airport for dinner, visit the Raj Ghat - a square platform of polished black marble marks the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated on January 31, 1948. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

    On the last day, breakfast at the hotel then transfer to the airport for your flight where you will rejoin your ship.

    Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

    Depart from ship for flight from Mumbai to Delhi

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Time at site:01:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Total number of steps:4
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Currency accepted:INR Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Flight from Mumbai to Delhi

    Details:
    Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Aircraft
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60
    Total number of steps:10
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Lunch on Board

    Details:
    Transport type:Aircraft
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60

    Guided Tour of Lakshmi Narayan Temple

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Total number of steps:8
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Currency accepted:INR
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Drive by tour of Government Buildings

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Inside Visit :No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:No

    Overnight at your Hotel

    Details:

    Depart for Railway station

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):50
    Total number of steps:5
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No

    Express Train from Delhi to Agra

    Details:
    Travel time: 02:00 Transport type:Train
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60
    Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:3
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Drive to Taj Mahal parking area for early guided tour

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Time at site:02:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):1200
    Total number of steps:25
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):30 Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Credit cards accepted: No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes

    Transfer to hotel in Agra

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27

    Check in and Lunch at Hotel

    Details:
    Time at site:02:30 Inside Visit :Yes
    Total number of steps:15
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Depart Hotel to Agra Fort for guided tour

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):500
    Total number of steps:10
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Free Time at Site (minutes):15 Shopping available?:No
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:No

    Free time at the market

    Details:
    Time at site:00:45
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Currency accepted:INR Credit cards accepted: Yes

    Kathak Dance Performance at your hotel in Agra followed by Dinner

    Details:
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60
    Time at site:00:45
    Total number of steps:15
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

    Overnight at your Hotel

    Details:

    Wake up and breakfast at hotel

    Details:
    Total number of steps:15
    Air conditioned?:Yes

    Depart Agra for Delhi

    Details:
    Travel time: 03:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27

    Check in and Lunch at hotel in Delhi

    Details:
    Travel time: 01:45
    Total number of steps:10
    Restrooms available?:Yes

    Old Delhi guided Tour

    Details:
    Travel time: 03:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Time at site:02:00 Inside Visit :Yes
    Walking distance (yards):100
    Total number of steps:15
    Wheelchair accessible?:No
    Restrooms available?:No
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:No
    Credit cards accepted: No
    Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
    Photo/Video restrictions?:Yes Notes

    Still Camera / Video Camera chargeable at Jama Masjid USD 06.00 Each Camera

    Dinner and Overnight at hotel or tansfer to airport for flight

    Details:

    Transfer to Delhi Airport

    Details:
    Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):27
    Total number of steps:5
    Restrooms available?:Yes
    Shopping available?:Yes
    Air conditioned?:Yes
    Credit cards accepted: Yes
    Photo/Video opportunity?:No

    Flight to Dubai

    Details:
    Travel time: 05:00 Transport type:Jet Aircraft
    Transport Capacity (Normal Use):60

    Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

    Special Notes

     

    For the Dawn Princess, Voyage D412, this tour is NOT available to passengers disembarking in Dubai.

    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 received 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
    * Refreshments
    * Telephone calls
    * Laundry
    * Gratuities
    * 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 inside but they are allowed only on the grounds.

    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.

    Passport Requirements:

    Visa for India required

    Excursion Length:

    4 days / 3 nights

    Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

    For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Wheelchair Accessibility:

    For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

    Camera/Video Restrictions:

    For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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