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Your vacation begins with a 3-night stay in dazzling Dubai. Your visit includes guided sightseeing through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter, followed by a visit to browse the souks (markets). Here, take in the aromas of exotic spices at the spice souk and explore the gold souk with more than 200 glittering shop windows. The crowning experience in Dubai is an elevator ride to the top of Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building. Fly to Delhi to join your budget-friendly vacation in India. Your tour of India begins in the iconic city of Delhi, with overnights in Agra and Jaipur as well. Called the Golden Triangle, these three cities are beloved destinations home to many fascinating and beautiful sites. In Delhi, see India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll ride through the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise as the sun rays reflect changing hues of the spectacular marble monument to love. Visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort where Shajahan spent his final days in the pavilion amid the Mughal Palace and Room of Mirrors. Complete the triangle with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. This value-minded tour in India’s Golden Triangle is a treasure not to be missed!
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Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on day 11, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 10 or just after midnight on day 11.
Sightseeing vehicle in Dubai. Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Welcome to Dubai. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
DUBAI Guided sightseeing begins with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the spice souk with its aromas of exotic spices, and the gold souk with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Here, ascend to the At The Top observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai’s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
DUBAI Enjoy a full day at your leisure.
DUBAI–DELHI, INDIA Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
DELHI Your day starts with a walking tour through Lodhi Gardens, home to the tombs of the Lodhi Dynasty and a popular spot for Delhiites to start their day. Then drive to see India Gate and the Presidential Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit Jama Masjid. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.
DELHI–AGRA This morning, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, explore Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Agra and settle in for the evening.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
AGRA Start your day with a sunrise visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days.
AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–JAIPUR Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water ran out. After lunch, travel to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.”
JAIPUR Start with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. After lunch, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes. Lastly, visit Ladli, a training program teaching orphaned and destitute children valuable skills to keep them off the streets. Here learn about the project, interact with the children, and help them practice their English.
JAIPUR–DELHI Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
DELHI Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
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