2016-17 SEASON
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
2017-18 SEASON
Aug 2017 - Apr 2018

13 Day Imperial Rajasthan

Insight Vacations Gold Luxury Tour starting in Delhi and finishing in Delhi or Mumbai

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 13 Day Imperial Rajasthan. You are invited on this luxury heritage journey though timeless Rajasthan, where Maharajahs built forts and lavish palaces towering over desert cities. Many of these palaces have been converted into modern hotels, making India one...read more

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Coach Tour (Luxury)
Style: Gold Luxury
Duration: 13 Days
From: Delhi to Delhi or Mumbai
Tour Code: A504
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
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$ 5,570
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Day By Day

1

Delhi, A Rich Melting Pot Of Old And New

Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal in the evening. Stay: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi
2

Delhi Sightseeing

Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Later, drive along the broad Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun. Stay: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi
3

Agra & The Taj Mahal

On arrival in Agra, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Afterwards, spend time exploring the famous market - Sadar Bazaar as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Later, you could choose to attend an optional spectacular stage musical production which follows the 'Saga of Love' that inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. Stay: Jaypee Palace, Agra
4

Jaipur, The 'pink City'

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, travel to the ancient Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted city full of architectural wonder. Stop in the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. Stay: Le Meridien, Jaipur
5

Jaipur Sightseeing

Embark on an early morning walk through this stunning walled city. Meet with local residents to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage in their homes and workshops. Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the 'Hawa Mahal' (The Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. Stay: Le Meridien, Jaipur
6

Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura

Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm before reaching your hotel. Stay: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
7

The Sun City, Jaisalmer

(Relaxed Start) Your tour of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hill top fortress. Stay: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
8

Jaisalmer Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) Embark on a city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting Garhi Sagar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 but still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician. Stay: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
9

The 'Blue City' Of Jodhpur

(Relaxed Start) Follow the ancient silk routes to the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your 'Village Safari' where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life. Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodhpur
10

Explore Mehrangarh Fort

(Relaxed Start) Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff thirty meters above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax. Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodphur
11

Udaipur, Venice Of The East

Drive to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. After lunch, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful 'City of Lakes'. Stay: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
12

Udaipur Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, sightseeing includes the City Palace complex, private residence of the 'King of Kings'. Wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour. This evening enjoy a boat cruise on the serene waters of Lake Pichola followed by a special Celebration Dinner with drinks. Stay: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
13

Depart Udaipur-Delhi Or Mumbai

Your tour draws to a close after breakfast today. Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. Alternatively, you may opt to end your journey with a flight back to Mumbai for no extra charge. Please advise your preference at time of booking. For those taking an early morning flight home the following day, and needing to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport. Please do not schedule flights before 21:00 Delhi and 23:00 Mumbai. Perhaps extend your stay with an Mini Trip?

Day By Day

1

Delhi, A Rich Melting Pot Of Old And New

Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal in the evening. (WD) Stay Two Nights: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi
2

Delhi Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Later, drive along the broad Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun. (BB)
3

Agra & The Taj Mahal

On arrival in Agra, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Afterwards, spend time exploring the famous market - Sadar Bazaar as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Later, walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. (BB/AT) Stay: Jaypee Palace, Agra
4

Jaipur, The 'Pink City'

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, travel to the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. (BB/L) Stay Two Nights: Le Meridien, Jaipur
5

Jaipur Sightseeing

Embark on an early morning walk through this stunning walled city. Meet with local residents to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage in their homes and workshops. Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the 'Hawa Mahal' (The Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. (BB)
6

Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura

Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm before reaching your hotel. (BB/L) Stay: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
7

The Sun City, Jaisalmer

(Relaxed Start) Your tour of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hilltop fortress. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
8

Jaisalmer Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) Embark on a city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting Garhi Sagar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 but still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician. (BB/HD)
9

The 'Blue City' Of Jodhpur

(Relaxed Start) Follow the ancient silk routes to the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your 'village safari' where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life. (BB) Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodhpur
10

Explore Mehrangarh Fort

(Relaxed Start) Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff thirty metres above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax. (BB) Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodphur
11

Udaipur, Venice Of The East

Drive to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. At lunch, learn from a local chef in our included cooking demonstration. Then, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful 'City of Lakes'. (BB/L) Stay Two Nights: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
12

Udaipur Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, sightseeing includes the City Palace complex, the private residence of the 'King of Kings'. Wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour. In the evening, enjoy a boat cruise on the serene waters of Lake Pichola, followed by a special Celebration Dinner with drinks. (BB/CD)
13

Depart Delhi Or Mumbai

Your tour draws to a close after breakfast. Check out from your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Delhi. Alternatively you may opt to end your journey with a flight back to Mumbai for no extra charge. For those taking an early morning flight home the following day, and needing to stay overnight at a hotel close to the airport. Please do not schedule flights before 21:00 Delhi and 23:00 Mumbai. (BB)

Trip Inclusions

Signature Experiences And Top Rated Highlights

  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Bikaner: Learn about all things dromedary at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm.
  • Bikaner: Enjoy a visit to the Junagarh Fort.
  • Jaisalmer: Visit Garhi Sagar Lake and Fort.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Delhi: Take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. See the Red Fort. Visit Raj Ghat. See Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath. See India Gate and Parliament House. Visit the Humayun Tomb.
  • Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal.
  • Jaipur: See the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar.
  • Udaipur: Visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour.

Epicurean Dining

  • Delhi: Join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, our mouth-watering dinner with drinks is the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India.
  • Delicious Dining Experiences: Get to know your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests over a Welcome Reception including drinks and a delicious meal (WD), 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 3 Lunches (L) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Outstanding Hotels

  • Delhi: Set in the heart of bustling Gurgaon, the beautiful gardens, courtyards and reflection pools of the Trident fill you with a sense of calm, before retreating to your luxurious and stylish room.
  • Jaisalmer: Situated close to the Thar Desert, the magnificent Suryagarh is testimony to the pomp and panoply of Rajputana, juxtaposed with every modern convenience.
  • Udaipur: Stay at the Taj Lake Palace hotel, a floating vision in marble emerging from Lake Pichola.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40 seat coach with extended leg room and on-board restroom. It's business class comfort.
  • Baggage handling everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • Plus we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary hotel WiFi.
  • Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Included airport transfers between the airport and your Insight tour hotels.

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive Insights

  • Delhi: Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets.
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Accompany a local, walking through their village and learn about their way of life as an agriculturalist. Enjoy tea and pakoras from a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Jaipur: Embark on an early morning walk and meet the locals to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage.
  • Bikaner: Learn about all things dromedary at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm.
  • Bikaner: Enjoy a visit to the Junagarh Fort.
  • Jaisalmer: Visit Garhi Sagar Lake and Fort.
  • Bishnoi: Experience rural village life with a 'jeep safari'.
  • Jodhpur: Visit Mehrangarh Fort.
  • Ranakpur: Visit the fortified Jain temple complex.
  • Udaipur: Visit the City Palace complex, a testimony to the Rajput passion for art and architecture.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Delhi: Take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. See the Red Fort. Visit Raj Ghat. See Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath. See India Gate and Parliament House. Visit the Humayun Tomb.
  • Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal.
  • Jaipur: See the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar.
  • Udaipur: Visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour.

Epicurean Dining

  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, our mouth-watering dinner with drinks is the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India.
  • Ranakpur: Learn the kitchen secrets of the chef of one of Ranakpur's finest hotels in our cooking demonstration of local specialities and lunch.
  • 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 3 Lunches (L); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with both with beer, wine or soft-drinks.

Outstanding Hotels

  • Delhi: Set in the heart of bustling Gurgaon, the beautiful gardens, courtyards and reflection pools of the Trident fill you with a sense of calm, before retreating to your luxurious and stylish room.
  • Jaisalmer: Situated close to the Thar Desert, the magnificent Suryagarh is testimony to the pomp and panoply of Rajputana, juxtaposed with every modern convenience.
  • Udaipur: Stay at the Taj Lake Palace hotel, a floating vision in marble emerging from Lake Pichola.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour. (Alternate coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities or 40 seats, may be used on occasion).
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
  • Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.
  • (18 Dec) Christmas highlight dinner included.
  • (09 Oct) This departure stays in Bikaner during the Diwali celebrations.
  • Smaller vehicles without 40 seats or on board washrooms may be used.

Operator Details

Region: Asia
Style: Gold Luxury
Accommodation: 5+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Mini-Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included in Price
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 32)
Free WiFi: Onboard
* Source: Insight Vacations for trips in Asia. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

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