Package Includes
  • Roundtrip airfare aboard China Eastern to Delhi via Shanghai
  • 9 night luxury guided vacation
  • 9 nights 5-star accommodation based on 2-sharing.
    1 night Shanghai: Shanghai Huating Hotel & Towers (5-star) or similar
    3 nights Delhi: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon (5-Star) or similar
    2 nights Jaipur: Hilton Hotel, Jaipur (5-Star) or similar
    2 nights Agra Agra Sarovar Crystal Hotel (5-Star) or similar
    1 night in Delhi: Radisson Gurugram Ugyog Vihar (5-star) or similar
  • All transfer services as per itinerary
  • 22 Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Tour escort from Canada
  • Guided sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary with local English speaking guides for touring
  • Deluxe air conditioned tour bus
  • Free travel wallet from Claire Newell’s Luggage Line
Tour Features:
  • Delhi: Welcome Dinner in hotel, Kashmiri Food style Lunch, Farewell Dinner in hotel
  • Old Delhi: Rickshaw Ride
  • Jaipur: Special Dinner with Indian Cultural Dance, Elephant Ride, Visit Indian local family with Cooking Demo.
  • Agra: Mohabbat-e-Taj show in evening, Sunset to see “Taj Mahal
  • Two Bottles of mineral water per day

Looking to extend your holiday?
Add an Extension to Varanasi 3 Days/2-night Tour
or Kathmandu 4 Days/3-night Tour

India Information: Things you should know before you go

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Sep 7,Oct 5,19,Nov 2,16, Dec 1, 2019
Vancouver $2190-$2390 + $460 tax
Victoria $2350-$2550 + $500 tax
Comox $2490-$2690 + $475 tax
Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton $2390-$2590 + $540 tax
Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg $2390-$2590 + $540 tax
Toronto $2290-$2490 + $460 tax
Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax $2390-$2590 + $540 tax
India Visa Fees add $145
Single Supplement add $650

Local fees paid in India: Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$120 per person. Plus Air Fuel surcharges of all airlines are subject to change without notice

Looking to extend your holiday?
Add an Extension to Varanasi 3 Days/2-night Tour: $870 per person
or Kathmandu 4 Days/3-night Tour: $1280 per person
Not included (paid locally): Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$10 per person, per day. Nepal Visa fee US$25 paid on arrival

Itinerary: (subject to change)

Day 1 – Depart Canada
Board your China Eastern Airlines flight to New Delhi via Shanghai. Start your worry-free vacation with the guidance of a Canadian Tour Leader.

Day 2 – Shanghai
Stop for 1 night in Shanghai en-route to Delhi 
Hotel: Shanghai Huating Hotel & Towers (5-star) or similar

Day 3 – Shanghai / Delhi (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and continue flying to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, where you will be greeted by your India local guide and transferred to hotel.  It blends internationalism and tradition, with many interesting museums and art galleries.
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon (5-Star)

Day 4 – Delhi (B/L/SD)
After breakfast, take a city tour of New Delhi. Your day will begin with a visit to The Qutab Minar Tower which forms part of the Qutab complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Mehrauli area. This is a 73-metre tall tapering tower of five stories that contains a spiral staircase of 379 steps. Then we will go to Birla Mandir which is a magnificent Hindu temple or Mandir built in white marble and sandstone by the Birla family. After lunch enjoy a tour of the President’s Palace, the India Gate and the Parliament Building. At the end of the day head back to your hotel for a Welcome Dinner that will include a glass of Indian wine or Indian beer

Day 5 – Delhi (B/LS/D)
This morning, visit Mahatma Gandhi’s House (Closed on Monday) and the memorial dedicated to him on the banks of the Yamuna River called Raj Ghat.  Then explore the famous “Old Delhi” a walled city founded in 1638 and then drive by (and get a photo op) of the historic Red Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for nearly 200 years, until 1857. After that we will take Rickshaw Ride to the Chandni Chowk or Moonlight Square, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan. And just before noon we will visit the largest Muslim mosque in India, Jama Masjid. For lunch you will be treated to Kashmiri Food.

In the afternoon we will visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which is one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship built in 1783 and known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, as well as the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar.” It ranked No 1 among the best tourist and pilgrimage spot in Delhi (SURVEY-2017). Here you will be able to help out in the making of an unleavened flatbread from the Indian Subcontinent named Chapatti or Roti. This bread is made of whole wheat flour known as Atta, salt and water, and cooked on a tava (flat skillet). You will also help with the stirring of vast pots of dal (lentil curry). A truly humbling experience.

Day 6 – Delhi ~ Jaipur (B/L/SD)
After breakfast, we will drive to the Pink City of India, Jaipur (approx 4 hrs). After lunch visit the Wood Block Printing Textile Emporium where we will learn about  the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually of linen, cotton or silk, by means of incised wooden blocks. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing. In the evening, we will go for a walking tour of the old city market famous for its glass bangles.   Enjoy Special Dinner with Traditional Cultural Dance.
Hotel: Jaipur Hilton Hotel (5-Star)

Day 7 – Jaipur (B/L/SD)
We will travel to a magnificent fort divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard and that comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble called Amber Fort.  Once here we will enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the fortress. Then we will make a photo stop at Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the Hawa Mahal (a place of winds). This is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive with 953 windows and niches that rises a dizzying five stories. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city. At lunch time you will be treated to a demonstration of the art of Turban Tying. In the Afternoon enjoy the visit to one of the most hospitable cities on the planet. A place full of warmth and charm called “Pink City”, and then we will stop at a site that consists of 13 gigantic architectural astronomy instruments built around 1723 named Jantar Mantar. In the evening we will have dinner with a Local Family and discover some of the secrets of Indian cooking.

Day 8- Jaipur ~ Fatehpur Sikri ~ Agra (B / L / D)
Today we depart Jaipur and start our journey north to the city of Agra (approx 6 hrs), but just before we arrive at our destination we will stop at a small city with red sandstone buildings and Persian principles  founded by a 16th century Mughal emperor called Fatehpur Sikri (or Ghost City).  This place was the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. Emperor Akbar built the city to celebrate the birth of a heir (the future Emperor Jehangir), but the Imperial complex was abandoned in 1585, shortly after its completion, due to the exhaustion of the small, spring-fed lake that supplied the city with water, and its proximity with the Rajputana, with which the Mughal Empire was often at war. Check into your hotel upon our arrival in Agra. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Hotel: Agra Sarovar Crystal Hotel (5-Star)

Day 9 – Agra ( Taj Mahal ) (B/L/D)
Today we will start our day at sunrise, so we can have an early visit to the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Site in India known as The Taj Mahal. This is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna River that took 17 years to be built. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Later in the day we will go to a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as The Agra Fort which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi.

At the end of the day we will enjoy the Sun Set on The Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh – a garden complex, square in shape, and that  measures about 300 by 300 meters and that is perfectly aligned on the other side of the Yamuna river with the Taj Mahal. In the evening enjoy the amazing Mohabbat-e-Taj Show that depicts the romantic love story of Emperor Shajahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Day 10 – Agra ~ Delhi (B/L/SD)
Enjoy the morning at your leisure and at noon we will start our journey back to Delhi (approx 4hrs) by traveling on one of India’s longest six-lane controlled-access expressway stretches known as The Yamuna Expressway. We will check into our hotel upon arrival. Get some rest and then at night enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar (5-Star Design)

Day 11 – Delhi / Hometown  ( Via Shanghai )
Your tour ends today. Transfer to airport for return flights home.

 

If you choose to add an Extension to Varanasi 4 Days (3-night) Tour or Kathmandu 5 Days (4-night) Tour, it would start day 10 and your return to Canada would be later

Local fees paid in India:

  1. Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$100 per person.

Extension to Varanasi  or Kathmandu, If you choose to add one of these it would start day 10 and your return to Canada would be later

Varanasi Extension: Add $870 per person
3 Days/2-Night Tour
Not included (paid locally): Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$10 per person, per day

Varanasi Itinerary: (Subject to change)

Day 11 –Delhi / Varanasi (By Air) (B/L/D)
Today, you will fly to Holy Ganges Varanasi today, greeted and transferred to hotel upon arrival. Evening enjoy an exclusive boat ride on River Ganges to see Aarti (Prayer) ceremony.
Hotel: Varanasi R1vatas Hotel (4.5-Star)

Day 12 – Varanasi (B/L/D)
Early morning again boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast, sightseeing tour of Sarnath. It is the duty of all Hindus to visit Varanasi, at least once in their lifetime. Varanasi is the Buddhist center of Sarnath.

Day 13 – Varanasi / Delhi (By Air)  / Hometown ( Via Shanghai ) (B)
After breakfast, take a morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to Delhi hotel to use for the day. Later transfer to airport for flight home.
Hotel: Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar (5-Star Design) (day use hotel)

 

Kathmandu (Nepal) Extension: Add $1290 per person
4 Days/3-Night Tour
Not included (paid locally): Gratuities to escort, guides and drivers: US$10 per person, per day. Nepal Visa fee US$25 paid on arrival

Kathmandu Itinerary: (Subject to change)

Day 11 –Delhi / Kathmandu (By Air) (B/L/D)
After breakfast, fly to Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, which is surrounded by high mountain peaks, the Kathmandu Valley includes three fabled cities — Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur.
Hotel: Kathmandu Annapurna Hotel (4.5-Star)

Day 12 – Kathmandu (B/L/D)
After breakfast, walk in medieval Kathmandu near Rani Pokhara, and make your way to the charming streets of New Road, the main shopping hub for the locals. Then continue to visit an ancient religious complex set atop a hill with glorious views — Swayambhunath (also named Monkey Temple), the UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon, visit Asia’s Largest Stupa. Make a short stop at an Art School to learn about Thangka painting, a unique traditional Himalayan art. Then to visit the Nepal’s most important Hindu temple Pashupatinath, standing on the banks of the holy Bagmati River.

Day 13 – Kathmandu (B/L/D)
Morning visit the City of Devotees – Bhaktapur, also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is notable for its excellent crafts, ornate palaces and temples galore. Then visit Patan, the city of fine arts, enclosed within four stupas.

Day 14 – Kathmandu / Delhi / Hometown ( Via Shanghai )(B)
After breakfast, take a morning flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to Delhi hotel to use for the day. Later transfer to airport for flight home.
Hotel: Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar (5-Star Design) (day use)

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The ultimate travel wallet. This sleek leather wallet is big enough to hold all of your important travel documentation in one place, plus keeps it organized with convenient tabbed dividers.

Features

– Magnetic closure

– Multiple compartments accommodate international travel

– Zipper compartments for coins

– Tabbed dividers for tickets, currency, documents, receipts, etc.

– Pocket for passport

– External slot for boarding pass

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 20 x 17 x 7 in

 

Only pay $15 in shipping fees, or pick up for free from one of our three locations (Burnaby, Langley, Kitsilano).

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