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Highlights
  • Evocative Mughal architecture
  • The legendary Taj Mahal
  • Tigers and elephants—India’s most regal creatures
  • Game drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Shopping the bazaars
  • Historic Jaipur, “The Pink City”

Conjure up India at its most alluring—the mystique of Eastern religions, the swirl of colorful saris, and of course, the magic of the Taj Mahal. On this grand tour, you’ll experience it all—the sights, sounds and spiciness of the subcontinent. Hit the highlights of the Golden Triangle, with its exotic architecture and prolific wildlife. Then, travel south to Kerala to float on a houseboat through the swampy backwaters and feel the vibe of multicultural Mumbai.

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4.6 Activities
4.6 Lodging
4.6 Transportation
4.6 Meals
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India: The Golden Triangle to Kerala

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Thank you, Go Ahead Tours, for the trip of a lifetime. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was blessed to experience Grand Tour of Italy just a few weeks ago. It was the most amazing time of my life. I am already planning my next trip. The tour guide, the bus driver, the group, the hotels, the tours, the provided meals, the total experience was better than I could ever have expected. I never felt unsafe in my travels. I would recommend Go Ahead to anyone. Thank you, again!
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A trip of a lifetime! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Went on the America the Beautiful tour in September which started and ended in Denver. It was such an amazing trip in terms of sights and people. We went to national parks such as Yellowstone where saw bison and elk, Arches with beautiful rock formations, and Mount Rushmore. We travel 6 states and over 2600 miles in 12 days. Our tour director, Stevyn Polk, was so informative ,knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor that I and my fellow travelers all are hoping to travel with him again. My fellow travelers bonded during our experience and when I left, felt that I left family. All of which I would love to see and share experiences with again.
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Had a fabulous trip thru Italy in October. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The Go Ahead team took such good care of us throughout the trip. Always on time, total comfortable, great recommendations on our free days. The included and optional side excursions they planned were fabulous. It was a true vacation to be able to sit back and just enjoy. Food and wine - excellent. Can't wait for my upcoming trip to experience Ireland with them.
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I was at ease. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My first tour alone to Europe. I had many apprehensions as a solo traveler. Once I arrived in Barcelona my tour guide was waiting. It was a piece of cake from there. Gracia Gonzalez de Rio made the tour a most memorable experience. A Food and Wine: A Taste of Spain, is a must for wine spectators. Art, culture, history, food and wine...what a delightful and educational experience. I cannot wait to plan my next tour! Thank you GoAhead Tours and Senora Gracia Gonzalez de Rio.
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I would recommend Go Ahead Tours to anyone looking for a good tour company. October 2015

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My tour with Go Ahead Tours to London & Paris was incredible. I learned NOT to believe what I read on the internet. The two hotels were very good, 4 Star hotels. People complained about the hole-in-the-wall hotels, where they could not even turn around, without hitting something, was absolutely NOT TRUE! I believe Go Ahead may have heeded the complaints and upgraded their hotels. I stayed at a Marriott, in London and a Mercure Hotel, in Paris. Both were very good chain hotels, with clean, spacious rooms, located near a metro or subway stop. Service was excellent and the free breakfast was very good. The neighborhoods were safe and near restaurants.
Our Tour Director, Alfredo, was excellent. The bus was spacious, comfortable and fairly
new. The AC worked fine. Our city tour guides were excellent, witty & knowledgeable. Our tour director took us on special walking tours, on his own time and it saved us the problem of seeing some attractions, on our own. He showed us how to use the Metro or subways, during this side tour.
The included city tours were excellent. We left at 9:00 and they showed us all the important sights in the city. The tour ended around noon and we were given the choice of staying , near the places of interest or going back to the hotel.The optional excursions were excellent and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. They were friendly, kind and willing to make the tour enjoyable. Our Optional tour to Stonehenge was too short. The tour to Versailles was very nice and our tour guide Terri was excellent.
I tipped the guides according to how wonderful they did their jobs..
I was nervous about the trip and it turned out to be a wonderful vacation. Anne M. was my contact at Go Ahead and she was a tremendous help to me & my family. She would always return my calls or emails.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Delhi today.

Day 2: Arrival in Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive late this evening in Delhi and settle into your hotel.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Enjoy a restful morning and included lunch, then take a guided tour of Old Delhi.

Visit the Red Fort, a sandstone fortress built during the peak of Mughal power (Please note: On select departures, groups will visit the Red Fort in Agra instead of in Delhi)

See Raj Ghat, Delhi’s tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, and visit the Gandhi museum

View the black-and-white onion dome and minarets of the Jama Masjid, one of the most elegant mosques in India

Take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi

This evening, join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Day 4: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi

Meals: Breakfast

Today, a local guide introduces you to New Delhi.

Visit the India Gate, the most famous war memorial in India

See Qutub Minar, an early Islamic tower and UNESCO World Heritage site

Explore the grand boulevards, government buildings and city parks

Day 5: Agra via Sikandra

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Stop in Sikandra to explore the mausoleum of Akbar The Great with a local guide and enjoy some free time in the beautiful grounds. Then, continue to Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Ranthambore 2 nights Hotel info

Day 6: The Taj Mahal & Ranthambore

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Awake early to enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Taj Mahal at sunrise. (Please note: Depending on weather and season, select departures will visit the Taj Mahal at sunset on day 5).  Then, stop in the abandoned red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri to see its complex temples and monuments. Continue on to Rathambore National Park by train for a chance to see the elusive Bengal tiger

Day 7: Game drives in Ranthambore

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Spend the day at Ranthambore National Park on morning and afternoon game drives through rugged terrain. Keep watch for big cats (including tigers) and other large predators, like sloth bears, striped hyenas, jackals and Indian mongeese.

Day 8: Sightseeing tour of Jaipur

Meals: Breakfast

View rural life during a stop at a local school in Rajasthani Village. Then, journey to Jaipur, known as “the Pink City” for its distinctive terra-cotta hue. Upon arrival, a local guide shows you Jaipur’s historic sites.

View Hawa Mahal (“the Palace of Winds”) and walk through the colorful bazaar

Enter the stunning City Palace and explore its museum

Day 9: Amber Fort & 4x4 Jeep ride

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today, make your way to the 16th-century Amber Fort to take in stunning architecture and sweeping views.

Climb into a 4x4 Jeep to ascend the slope to Amber Fort

Enjoy beautiful views from the top of the fort as well as a guided tour

After free time to explore Jaipur’s many markets and bazaars, sit down to an included dinner accompanied by a traditional puppet show.

Day 10: Transfer to Delhi airport for departure

Meals: Breakfast

Travel back to Delhi. If you’re not extending your tour, you’ll have time to relax in a dayroom before returning to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Overnight Flight 1 night

Day 11: Arrival at home

Arrive home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 1,399

Price Per Day:

$ 100 per person
 
  • Deposit Price: $ 450
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.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 5 three-course dinners with beer
  • Multilingual Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees
Trip Excludes
  • International Transportation
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Passport and Visa charges
Optional Activities

Extension:

Add Cochin, Kerala Backwaters & Mumbai $1,259 pp

Meals Included:

8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 35
Maximum tour group size: 30 travelers
Accomodations

Maidens Hotel

Maidens Hotel is one of Delhi's oldest hotels, built in the early 1900s, and has retained its colonial charm and architecture. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings are unique when compared to the box-sized rooms of modern hotels. Set amidst eight acres of lush gardens, shady trees, it escapes the noise of the main city, but remains within easy access to some of the most magnificent Mughal monuments, and famous shopping center Chandni Chowk with its quaint bazaars and meandering lanes.

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla

The sleek Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla hotel is a landmark structure in South Delhi, placing you close to local business complexes and multinational companies. Step into our bright and airy Lobby, and cross the marbled floor past the chandelier and sparkling waterfall where our efficient staff are waiting to check you in to your spacious room.

The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road

With a stay at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road, you'll be centrally located in Agra, convenient to Mosque and the Jawab and Taj Mahal. Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, an outdoor tennis court, and a steam room. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare.

Alsisar Nahar Haveli

Nahar Haveli epitomises regal tradition combined with modern influences. The hotel has an assortment of 47 full deluxe rooms and suites. Aesthetically done interiors match the grandeur of the architecture. The rooms are well-equipped with all modern conveniences, having individual temperature controls and attached tub-baths and showers. Tall trees, flowering vines and multiple arches encircle the swimming pool.

Lemon Tree Premier

The plush and spacious interiors at Lemon Tree Premier take the zing up a notch. This chain of upscale business and leisure hotels elevates the Lemon Tree experience while retaining the same freshness, quirkiness and energy that Lemon Tree is well known for. Lemon Tree Premier pampers the style conscious and upbeat traveler with its personalized services, premium in-room amenities, award winning restaurants and fun experiences.

Start City
Delhi
End City
Delhi
Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee schedule below will apply. If you are booked in a double/twin room and your roommate cancels his or her tour more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee. Upon notifying GAT of your cancellation, you will be given a confirmation number that verifies your cancellation. If you purchased travel protection and are cancelling for a reason covered under the policy guidelines, cancellation fees will be reimbursed to you directly from the insurance company. In the event that you have to cancel your tour on the day of departure, you must notify GAT prior to the departure of your first flight. Any penalties for supplemental services/guarantees (including, but not limited to, flights, hotels or late additions) resulting from cancellations made at your request will be your responsibility, and all service fees are non-refundable. Substitution of travelers is not permitted. If you choose not to travel, but fail to cancel your tour prior to the departure date or if you return home before the scheduled completion of your tour, you will not be eligible for any refund or reimbursement from GAT for any unused portion of your trip or costs incurred by leaving your trip early.

For travelers with the travel protection policy (goaheadtours.com/travelprotection), Go Ahead Tours will reimburse the participant in the form of a credit voucher in the event the participant wants to interrupt their tour due to reasons not covered by their travel protection policy. The voucher is valid for one year from the day of the interruption of the tour and represents the value of the missed time on tour including any unused air, land or sea arrangements already paid for by the participant up to a maximum of $1,000 as determined by Go Ahead Tours. The voucher is personal and non-transferable and may be applied towards a future Go Ahead tour and is not exchangeable for cash. The participant is responsible for any additional costs incurred by interrupting the tour including but not limited to the return flight and other transportation costs due to the interruption. Reservation fees, rebooking fees, change fees, late and returned check fees, revision fees, supplemental fees for international deliveries and special arrangement fees are considered Used Fees once incurred and will not be refundable.

  • If Days Prior to Departure is 71 days or more, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $ 450
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 70–46 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 30%
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 45–8 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 50%
  • If Days Prior to Departure is 7–0 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 100%

*Percentages listed above are of the total tour cost, including reservation fee. Listed cancellation fee is applicable per traveler.

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