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  • Official residence of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Amber Fort with Palace of Mirrors
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Rickshaw ride of Old Delhi

This 9 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of India in a brief visit. The trip covers India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur (famous Golden Triangle).

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9 Day Golden Triangle of India

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Great trip June 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Transportation 5.0
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The trip to vietnam was fantastic the tours we signed up for all of them and was busy everyday. The tour guide Buffalo was excellent. The trip was just above and beyond my expectations. Every aspect of the trip was simply great from the start to finish. Will travel with Gate 1 again.
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Iceland Air and Hotel April 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I purchased a Living Social coupon to Iceland that only consisted of flight and hotel. I called Gate1 Travel to redeem my coupon and had no issues. I was a bit worried at first that Gate1 Travel couldn't provide me with a hotel confirmation number. And when I called the hotel directly, they wouldn't locate my reservation without a confirmation number. A few reviewers from TripAdvisor assured me that is just how Gate1 Travel operates and I shouldn't have any issues checking into my hotel. I checked into the hotel with no issues and got a room 2 hours prior to the actual check-in time of 2pm. Prior to traveling to Iceland, I had contacted Gate1 Travel to change my double bed to two twin size beds. Gate1 Travel did what they were asked and I was given to two twin size beds at the hotel.
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What a find! March 2018

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife and I just got back from the 12 day Classic Vietnam tour with Gate 1 travel. It was our first "escorted" tour experience with any company and I was really curious how that was going to work out. We were both totally happy with our experience. In our group there were approximately 15 couples and three individual travelers, my wife and I were the only ones who this was our first trip with Gate 1. This was the third for the next lowest and some had been upwards of ten tours and one couple already has three additional tours booked with them. That told us a lot. We really enjoyed getting to know our fellow travelers who were a very interesting and eclectic group with lots of travel experiences.

I am a very serious photographer and went primarily for photo opportunities, particularly of the people living their lives. Gate 1 tours are not especially designed for "photographers" but this one, at least, and I presume all of them, are just natural opportunities for lots of great photos.

Some of the HIGHLIGHTS:
Our tour guide, whose name is Tu, was amazing! There were very few if any questions that stumped him and believe me there were a lot of very interesting and detailed questions on every subject imaginable for a tour. His personal story was about as interesting as it gets as he was raised in a tiny village of rice farmers Northwest of Hanoi, and is the first person in his entire family ever to leave the farm and get an education.

Everywhere we went he passed around local treats for us to sample and gave us ideas of what we might want to do "just for the experience". He did not try to push any particular viewpoints, but explained very well all kinds of information about their political and religious practices, policies and beliefs. He kept us informed of any possible risks in specific areas and bent over backwards to take care of every need. When we flew from Ho Chi Minh City to Danang I left my wife's cane on the airplane, but didn't discover it until later that evening when were at the hotel in Hoi An. (She only uses it occasionally as needed). We told Tu about it hoping he would have some suggestions of where we might be able to buy a replacement. The next morning at breakfast he brought us the cane. How he got it I'll never know because he wouldn't tell us, but we were amazed!!!

We signed up for all the optional tours. I had to sign up for the Cu Chi Tunnels tour as I was stationed in Cu Chi with the U.S. Army 25th Inf. Div. in 1967 and 1968. I was there for the Tet offensive of 1968 and just barely missed Tet (Vietnamese new year) of 2018, 50 years difference. It was quite the experience to actually enter one of the tunnels that we heard so much about when I was there 50 years ago.

My other favorite optional tours were the ones which took us on the rivers where we saw authentic Vietnamese fishermen and the way many families live both on and around the water.

Speaking of water, Halong Bay is an experience that will never be forgotten. It is easy to see why it is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Our hotels were first class all the way. They were clean, modern and provided excellent breakfast buffets, catering to all of the various appetites from around the world.

Some of the LOWLIGHTS:
There really weren't any that I could put on Gate 1's fault. For me, again as a photographer, I would have loved to spend more time at Halong and would have gladly traded some of the time in Hue and/or Hanoi for that and the mattress we had in the Hotel in Hue was almost like sleeping on a Vietnamese farmer's bed (Vietnamese farmers apparently sleep on the floor or at best a solid flat piece of wood with no padding whatsoever). No one else was unhappy with their mattress there, so I don't know if we just got a particularly hard one, or others preferred a super firm one. The Hotel did try to help with an additional mattress cover, but it wasn't that effective.

Will we book another tour with Gate 1? Absolutely! We are already looking at future destinations. We have also told several friends and family members of our wonderful experience with Gate 1 and recommended they join us. We will soon be among those that can tell of having been with more than one Gate 1 tour, like the rest of our group.

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Excellent value March 2018

  • Value 5.0
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  • Activities 5.0
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  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My husband and I did the Chicago Special Israel Tour. We had an excellent time. Our tour guide Noa was amazing! Heidi, the gate 1 representative who helped me book the trip was excellent too. We home to travel again with Gate 1 travel in the near future.
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Perfect Trip to explore Italy for the 1st time June 2017

  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
My wife and I just returned from a 14 day Italy tour with Gate 1 for our 25th anniversary. It was our 1st time using them, and 1st escorted tour as well. We typically travel on our own and I was very skeptical of having someone else herd us around for 2 weeks, as I tend to always think I can do better on my own. Well, I was wrong! The entire experience was wonderful. We landed in Milan, spent 2 nights in Lake Como, 2 nights in Venice, 2 nights in Florence, then 3 nights in Rome and finally Sorrento. Our "luxury motor coach" was a really nice tour bus that was comfortable and well equipped. After seeing the chaos of driving in Italy (viral Vespas) I was very glad to leave all the driving to someone else and save my blood pressure. The Tour leader (Michela) was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and prepared, kept us very organized, but never rushed. The accommodations were great, nice hotels, king size beds, centrally located and nice and clean. We ended up doing all their optional tours. After seeing the quality of the local tour guides Gate 1 employs, we quickly realized we would have missed so much if we had attempted this on our own. We could have seen the same things, but the narrative from someone who was so knowledgeable and passionate about venues, we understood so much more about the subject, time period and the artists. We didn't have to wait on long lines at venues with the "condemned" like the Sistine Chapel or the Coliseum. We had wonderful meals in Tuscany at vineyards, a fun interactive dinner opera show (I hate opera), and they went out of the way to make us feel special on our actual anniversary. I look forward to using them again and recommending them to our friends and relatives. They won't be our choice for every destination vacation, but for any visit where we want to do a lot of sight seeing, and especially in a country that is not English speaking, they will be our 1st stop.
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DAY 1: Depart for India

Depart for India. Your international flight includes meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment

DAY 2: Arrive in New Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone

DAY 3: Old & New Delhi City Tour

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best-known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence and is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where he spent the last 144 days of his life. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and tour manager for a briefing on the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Tonight is at leisure to begin your discovery of Indian cuisine at one of the fine regional restaurants

DAY 4: Travel to Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the “Pink City.” The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a bargain-filled bazaar we will visit a beautiful jewelry shop. Dinner at the hotel

DAY 5: Amber Fort, Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast

Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep, or on the back of an elephant (if available). From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before browsing a local Rajasthan textile and handicrafts store with silk-weaving, embroidery, clothing and carpets created by the villagers. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city's delightful gardens, or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they perform various interesting dance moves on the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments

DAY 6: Travel to Agra via Abhaneri

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner at the hotel

DAY 7:  Taj Mahal

Meals: Breakfast

Memorable day as we visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps,this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period – considered the finest example of Mughal architecture in the world. Afterwards, we stop at a local marble shop to see the selection of marble arts and crafts. In the afternoon, participate in the not-to-be-missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. This evening's optional dinner at an Agra restaurant, discover all the fun & excitement of bollywood beats with a dance performance by a dancer on recorded music that will take place during or after your dinner

DAY 8: New Delhi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on our last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Bid farewell to your new-found friends and tour manager at a festive farewell dinner at the hotel. Then, a late evening transfer to the airport for all flights departing near midnight

DAY 9: Return Home


Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Dates & Pricing

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$ 1,449

Price Per Day:

$ 161 per person
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Trip Includes
  • Round trip flights New York-New Delhi, New Delhi-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights New Delhi
  • 2 nights Jaipur
  • 2 nights Agra
  • 1 night New Delhi-Gurgaon
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 12 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Trip Excludes
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities
Optional Activities


Half Day Jaipur Tour: 01 May 2015 - 31 May 2017 - $21

The afternoon city tour of Jaipur begins at the magnificent 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" built in 1799, with its lacy ornamental façade, allowing royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

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Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Cultural Show: 01 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2016 - $29

Enjoy the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a popular local restaurant. You’ll be entertained by performers in traditional attire as they re-enact stories of a past era with dance and music. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

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Half Day Agra Tour: 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Mar 2016 -$19: 01 Apr 2016 - 31 May 2017 - $29

Afternoon visit to the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by Moghul Emperor Akbar in 1565. The Fort's incredible maze of courtyards, marble mosques and lavish private chambers reflect the grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah "a jewel box” built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semi-precious stones. In the central chamber, view the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife, hand-painted with floral decorations and screens of geometric latticework. Based on its layout, designs and latticework, this mausoleum is considered the imminent precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

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Dinner at Local Agra Restaurant with Bollywood Dance

Dinner at a local restaurant along with an evening of Indian culture. Discover the fun and excitement of "Bollywood beats" as you watch an energetic dance performance to recorded music that takes place during or after dinner. Transfers to and from the venue are included.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

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Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 3 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group

The Park New Delhi, India

This first class hotel is located in the city center near to Connaught Place, with easy access to government and commercial districts.

Room Amenities

Restaurant Bar Room Service - 24 Hours Safe Laundry Internet Access (Fee) Pool Fitness Center Spa Air-Conditioned Rooms Telephone Television Minibar Coffee Maker Hairdryer Babysitting Private Bathroom

Hotel Amenities

Guest Rooms: The comfortable rooms are uniquely decorated with contemporary flair. The rooms are equipped with many modern amenities. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request. Enjoy the hotel's outdoor pool, spa and salon services.

Location: The hotel is ideally situated within the heart of the city giving guests easy access to the shopping district, museums, sporting activities and many other tourist attractions. Hotel is near to Connaught Place and the historic Jantar Mantar. The Railway Station is about 5 minutes away by car.

Restaurants: Enjoy a variety of cuisines and stylish atmospheres. Mist restaurant serves International and Italian fare. Fire restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine. Delicious fare is served at the poolside Aqua club. Enjoy beverages at the hotel's Agni Bar.

Ramada Jaipur Jaipur, India

This first class hotel is located in the business district of the Pink City close to Albert Hall and the Birla Temple.

Room Amenities

Restaurant Bar Safe Dry Cleaning Parking Fitness Center Air-Conditioned Rooms Cable / Satellite Television Coffee Maker Hairdryer Iron/Ironing Board Private Bathroom

Hotel Amenities

Guest Rooms: Guest Rooms are decorated in contemporary furnishings and warm neutral colors. They provide all the standard amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay including satellite television, in-room safe, hair dryer, coffee maker, etc.

Location: The hotel is situated in the business district approximately 1.2 miles from Albert Hall and the Birla Temple. It is less than 2 miles from the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal.

Restaurants: The hotel has several restaurants to satisfy guests' appetites. "Around the World" serves enticing buffets and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. "Altitude" serves grill specialties on the open air terrace. "TFR" provides drinks and meals in a fun pub style setting.

Trident Agra Hotel Agra, India

This superior first class hotel is located in the heart of Agra, not far from the Taj Mahal.

Room Amenities

Restaurant Bar 24 Hour Front Desk Room Service - 24 Hours Safe Laundry Internet Access (Fee) Parking Pool Fitness Center Spa Air-Conditioned Rooms Telephone Cable / Satellite Television Minibar Coffee Maker Hairdryer Disabled Facilities Babysitting Private Bathroom

Hotel Amenities

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are bright and relaxing, featuring many modern amenities for a worry-free stay. Disabled facilities are available upon request. Enjoy the hotel's Mughal style gardens and courtyards.

Location: The hotel's centralized location makes it very close to some of the city's key attractions. The Taj Mahal is roughly 2.3 miles from the hotel, while Agra Fort is a little less than three miles away. Itmad-ud-Daulah is approximately 7 miles away.

Restaurants: The hotel has a bar located on the lobby level and a restaurant offering a buffet as well as a menu of international dishes. Room service is available 24 hours.

DoubleTree by Hilton Gurgaon Gurgaon, India

This first class hotel is located in Gurgaon close to the city's shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Room Amenities

Restaurant Bar Coffee Shop Concierge Room Service - 24 Hours Safe Elevator Laundry Internet Access (Fee) Pool Fitness Center Air-Conditioned Rooms Television Alarm Clock Minibar Hairdryer Iron/Ironing Board Disabled Facilities Babysitting Private Bathroom

Hotel Amenities

Guest Rooms: Guest rooms are fitted in contemporary decor and well equipped with modern amenities for a relaxing stay. Amenities include a TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Disabled facilities are available upon request.

Location: The hotel is a short ride away from city attractions and sites such as Leisure Valley and Galaxy Mall. MGF Metropolitan Mall and the Kingdom of Dreams are less than four miles from the hotel.

Restaurants: The hotel has several restaurants on-site serving a variety of dishes from wood-fired oven pizza to authentic Southeast Asian and western style cuisine. Room service is available 24 hours.

Start City
New Delhi
End City
New Delhi
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Cancellation penalties apply to packages and/or services as indicated below. Package penalties include airfare, except when Instant Purchase Airfare is purchased. Instant Purchase Airfares are always subject to 100% penalty in which case only the remaining land package (or other airfares) will be subject to the penalties below. Deposit is fully refundable within 7 days only if Gate 1 requests and receives a verbal passenger consent to the potential for post-purchase prices increase(s) due to fuel surcharges or increases in government taxes up to the time of final payment. This does not apply to passengers who select Instant Purchase airfares and also no longer applies once the online and/or written Passenger Agreement has been completed.

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  • 90 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of cost
  • 30 to 2 days prior to departure: 90% of cost
  • 1 day or less prior to departure: 100% of cost
Additional Information:

Additional Information:

Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

This 9 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of India in a brief visit. Some days require long driving distances between cities. For more leisurely options, please check our longer-stay tours.

Triple Rooms at Trident Agra Hotel will be accommodated in a Single Room & Twin Room.

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