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India - Diamonds & Dynasties Of India - Greaves India (14 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Hyderabad, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Hyderabad, India
ITC Kakatiya hotel None

DAY 1 HYDERABAD

On arrival stay at the ITC Kakatiya hotel and spend a relaxing day at leisure.

Day 2
Hyderabad, India
ITC Kakatiya hotel Breakfast

DAY 2 HYDERABAD

Explore this wondrous capital, a 400 year-old metropolitan city teeming with bustling-bazaars and Muslim monuments.

Day 3
Hyderabad, India
ITC Kakatiya hotel Breakfast

DAY 3 HYDERABAD

Morning tour of Golconda Fort, once famed for its diamond mines it is the site of a strategic fort standing atop an isolated hill which dates back to the 13th century. Also visit the graceful clusters and gardens at Qutab Shahi Tombs.

Day 4
Gulbarga, India
Hyderabad, India
Sun International Hotel Breakfast

DAY 4 HYDERABAD – BIDAR – GULBARGA

Morning travel by road to Gulbarga enroute visiting Bidar a tiny district steeped in history of India. On arrival into Gulbarga check-in at Sun International Hotel.

Day 5
Bijapur, India
Gulbarga, India
Hotel Shashinag Residency Breakfast

DAY 5 GULBARGA – BIJAPUR

Morning tour of Gulbarga. A Hindu city before the Muhammadan conquest, Gulbarga is a unique synthesis of two cultures. Afternoon travel by road to Bijapur and check-in at Hotel Shashinag Residency.

Day 6
Bijapur, India
Hotel Shashinag Residency Breakfast

DAY 6 BIJAPUR

Explore Bijapur which has the second largest tomb in the world.

Day 7
Badami, India
Bijapur, India
Hotel Badami Court Breakfast

DAY 7 BIJAPUR – BADAMI

Morning travel by road to Badami and check-in at Hotel Badami Court. Badami also known as Vatapi, is rich with Hindu and Jain temples carved out of sandstone hills.

Day 8
Badami, India
Hotel Badami Court Breakfast

DAY 8 BADAMI – AIHOLE – PATTADAKAL – BADAMI

Full day tour to the elaborate temples at Aihole and Pattadakal.

Day 9
Hospet, India
Badami, India
Royal Orchid Central, Kireeti Hotel Breakfast

DAY 9 BADAMI – HOSPET

Morning travel by road to Hospet and check-in at the Royal Orchid Central, Kireeti Hotel.

Day 10
Hospet, India
Royal Orchid Central, Kireeti Hotel Breakfast

DAY 10 HOSPET – HAMPI – HOSPET

A day discovering the ruins at Hampi, once the capital city of the Vijayanagara Empire, an Imperial city of India to rival Rome with its palaces, temples and sculptures.

Day 11
Goa, India
Hospet, India
Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village Hotel Breakfast

DAY 11 HOSPET – GOA

Morning travel by road to the final destination of Goa, with its endless beaches and swaying palms. On arrival at Goa check-in at Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village Hotel.

Day 12
Goa, India
Vivanta by Taj Holiday Village Hotel Breakfast

DAY 12 GOA

Day at leisure for spending time on the beach, touring Goa on your own or relaxing at your resort hotel.

Day 13
Mumbai, India
Goa, India
ITC Maratha Hotel Breakfast

DAY 13 GOA – MUMBAI

After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to ITC Maratha Hotel.

Day 14
Mumbai, India
None None

DAY 14 DEPART MUMBAI

Transfer to the airport to connect to onward destination.

Tour Features

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Description

A historic tour of India rich in Imperial heritage

This historic tour begins in the former princely city of Hyderabad, a cornucopia of contrasts, rich in Imperial heritage and new age industry. A legacy of the decadent Nizams is the trade of pearls, gold, fabric and of course diamonds.


Travel from this Islamic pocket in southern India to the intrinsically Hindu collection of temples at Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and on to Hampi and the ancient Vijayanagar Empire to see some of India’s most intricate historical stone carvings. At the end of your explorations through history, unwind awhile at Goa, renowned for its endless beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture.

About Us

Complex and dazzling, the Indian subcontinent is a place where destination knowledge is paramount. With our help, travelling will be effortless and exciting. Greaves provides expert advice, tailor made itineraries and on-the-ground support. Greaves Travel employ a large network of dedicated tour specialists all of whom have extensive knowledge of the land, culture and language. Each itinerary is meticulously planned incorporating enchanting hotels and luxurious travel to ensure the discerning individual the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in the excitement, splendour and magic that is the fascinating Subcontinent.

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Terms & Conditions

Deposit Policy: Deposit payable at the time of booking is 25% of the Tour Cost. Domestic Airfare which may not be refundable, is due in conjunction with the deposit at the time you sign and submit the booking form. If the reservation is made within 90 days of departure the full amount is due.

Final Payment Policy: Balance of the tour price is due 90 days before departure. If a booking is made within 90 days of travel, full payment of the tour is required at time of booking.

Cancellation Policy For Land Tours:

Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit and domestic airfare
  • 60-89 days: 50% cancellation fees
  • 45-59 days: 75% cancellation fees
  • 01-44 days: 100% cancellation fees

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Please note: Due to advanced deposit conditions imposed by some hotels, airlines, wildlife resorts and services, we may require a higher non-refundable deposit on certain itineraries. Special cancellation terms and fees may also apply. Our staff will inform you at the time of booking.

We cannot make sightseeing or transportation reservations without arranging the services of our representatives and hotel bookings.

Visas and Travelers Insurance: It is the passengers own responsibility to obtain travelers insurance, visa/permits and other documentation required for travel. For Bhutan, Greaves obtains the travel permit for our clients. Travel insurance is highly recommended for travelers.

Payment Options: We accept American Express, Master Card, VISA, travel agency checks and wire transfers. Payments are processed within the United States in US dollars.

Prices: All prices quoted at time of proposal are subject to change until time of booking. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking of hotels and travel services. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

Inclusions & Exclusions: Services included and excluded vary from tour to tour, and will be advised at the initial proposal itinerary and throughout the booking process.



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By: Debby


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2014

very attentive and always following up and there for every part of the multiple part trip. Excellent accomodations and service 
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham
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Awful

By: liliherz


Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

In sum,they work with the over 60 crowd & my trip fell short on many, many levels wasting not only money but my time.  Traveling 7-9 hrs by car to sight see for 3 hrs at the destination, in total, & spending 2 nights there!  As explained to me by the local contact, "we provide you with time to relax & enjoy the hotel."  1) if the hotels were nice/clean/decent I wouldn't mind relaxing after a long, hard day of touring, exploring. I did not travel around the world to relax in a hotel.  I don't understand how this company stays in business & has won the awards it claims.  I enjoyed 1/2 the guides.Luckily the driver was great since I spent most of my time with him.  To sum it up, I was highly suspicious of the itinerary pre-departure, and they were confirmed during my travels with unsolicited comments on it by various hotel staff and other locals who reviewed it.  Awful, just awful. Will be contacting AMEX-platinum member, to see what I can do.
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Excellent trip planner

By: Carol


Reviewed on: 01 Feb 2016

Lena planned our family trip to India on the Mumbai Express. When health issues forced my husband and I to cancel our trip, Lena got all the documents together for me to submit to our insurance company. Our son and daughter in law did take the trip and they loved it! Lena even called the tour operator to get them upgraded to our suite. Lena took it upon herself to call the airline and get our non-refundable tickets refunded! To me an excellent travel agent can not only create the perfect trip but will also be there for you when things fall apart.
Travel Advisor:  Lena Brown

Would use again.

By: Snowman


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

They were punctual and very professional. We did not appreciate the side trip to the marble processing shop. This not only took away valuable time in our day but also was left feeling we had to purchase something we had no interest in. That left us with a “sour taste “ . No where in our itinerary was this mentioned.

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By: Freddy🛳🕌


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2017

They were amazing. Great buses. Awesome tour guides.
Travel Advisor:  Sue Pechtel

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By: Lensing


Reviewed on: 25 Nov 2017

We were very pleased with all aspects of the work done by Greaves. Their onsite representatives were excellent. They were always on time and had quality suggestions. The guides and drivers were very good in all aspects. I would definitely be pleased to suggest to friends that Greaves is high quality.
Travel Advisor:  Laila Smith

India # 2

By: India #2


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2018

This was the second time we used Greaves. They were very helpful ( Rose, at the Chicago Office ) in helping us obtain our e-visas. We Really liked our driver Das, who stayed with us the whole trip - we would highly recommend him. Two of our guides were just so-so...Our guide in Kochin - was not that interested in going out of his way or showing his " passion " for his hometown. Our guide in Mumbai - was also not great - we thought she made a poor choice selecting a lunch restaurant and seemed to be more worried about herself. However, we had been to Mumbai before so we knew a lot and had free time the next day to do what we wanted. Our guide in the Tea Estates - Matthew was terrific!
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg