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India - Young at Heart in India - Greaves India (12 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To Mumbai (Bombay), India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Delhi, India
The Oberoi, New Delhi None

Arrive Delhi International Airport and on arrival transfer to The Oberoi, Delhi

Day 2
Delhi, India
The Oberoi, New Delhi Breakfast

Experience Delhi through the eyes of Delhi’s street children on the Salaam Baalak Tour. This tour is lead by a child who used to live on the streets of Delhi, but has since been educated and trained as a tour guide. The perspective of the guides gives you a new appreciation of Delhi and the Indian Culture.

Following lunch, you’ll be taken on an afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi.

Later in the afternoon, you will visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple). Here you can volunteer at the free kitchen and help cook food for the hundreds of people who come to the temple.

In the evening, experience one of Delhi’s most popular night clubs, the blue FROG. Conceived of by music lovers, blueFROG Delhi is the platform for live music. Musicians from India and around the world perform six nights a week at the clubs, which are known for their acoustic excellence. The lip-smacking menu is Modern European with Asian influences that take the palate by surprise and leave you wanting more!

Day 3
Delhi, India
The Oberoi, New Delhi Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning visit Rashtrapati Bhawan to witness the change of guard ceremony followed by short Metro ride from Central Secretariat to Chandani Chowk to visit Old Delhi. The Metro is one of the worlds largest public transportation projects and gives you insight into how 1.5 million residents in Delhi make their daily commute.

After you arrive in Old Delhi, enjoy an invigorating rickshaw ride through the streets of Chandni Chowk. At the end of the ride, visit the wedding card market where you can have a custom card printed.

Enjoy a lunch of local street food at one of our favorite local restaurants

For dinner this evening, you will have a private cooking lesson, followed by dinner, with Mrs. Prabeen Singh

Day 4
Delhi, India
Agra, India
The Oberoi, New Delhi Breakfast

Morning transfer by road to New Delhi Railway station where you will board the train for Agra.

On arrival, experience the magnificent wonder of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort for yourself.

Later in the afternoon, return to Delhi via train and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure.

Day 5
Jaipur, India
Neemrana, India
Delhi, India
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur Breakfast

Morning transfer by road to Jaipur en-route stop for a Zip Line Tour at Neemrana Fort. This amazing tour shows you the best views of Neemrana and the surrounding landscape!

After your exhilarating tour, continue on your journey to Jaipur where you will check-in to the ITC Rajputana Hotel.

You have the evening at leisure to enjoy the hotel or go shopping in Jaipur where you can get a custom designed Indian outfit

Day 6
Jaipur, India
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will travel to Amber Fort for a unique Hot Air Balloon experience. Be mesmerized by the city as you fly over and absorb its riotous cocktail of Colors, Forts & Palaces. As the course is dependent entirely on the wind, no 2 balloons follow the same course!

After your high flying ride, return to Amber Fort to explore it for yourself. Enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the fort!

The afternoon is at your leisure.

For the evening, you will travel to an Elephant Camp, Dera Amer, where you will go on an Elephant safari, Camel cart ride, Elephant feeding, Henna application, and a wonderful traditional dinner.

Day 7
Jaipur, India
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur Breakfast, Dinner

This morning you will visit Sanganer to see crafts and hand – printed textiles followed by a visit to potters with an expert. Sanganer is reknown for its hand crafts.

Following lunch, you’ll explore Jaipur with a guide to unravel its mysteries. After your city tour, you’ll enjoy a Heritage walking tour of oldest and most religious parts of Japipur. Finish the walk with tea, traditional snacks, and the insight of a local family who will join you.

Evening get your self dressed in your new Indian outfits for an authentic dinner of North- West frontier cuisine of barbecued specialties and baked Indian breads prepared at the hotel.

Day 8
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Jaipur, India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast

You will transfer to Jaipur Airport for your mid-morning flight to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you will check-in to The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

This evening you will visit Aer, the cities highest rooftop bar atop the Four Seasons Hotel. From here you will have spectacular views of the sea and cityscape, and wonderful way to see Mumbai at night.


Day 9
Mumbai (Bombay), India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast

This morning you will venture out on a heritage walking tour, including a visit to Churchgate station which is one of main local train stations where The Dabbawalas from all over Mumbai assemble in an open area and then disperse to supply the individual Dabbas (Tiffins) to their respective areas. Later visit Dhobi Ghat, open air laundries, and then the Sassoon Docks.

Enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the rest of Mumbai to get a sense of the variety of culture within this amazing city.

Later in the evening, travel to the blueFROG of Mumbai for a night of terrific music and drinks

Day 10
Mumbai (Bombay), India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast, Snack

Get up early and great the day with a “Laughing Yoga” session near The Gateway of India. Its been long believed that the best start to a day is with Laughter – try it for yourself!

Following breakfast, travel to Elephanta Island to see some of the oldest caves and statues in Mumbai. These amazing carvings are from the Golden Age of the Guptas and are inspired by the worship of Shiva.

Following lunch, visit Chor Bazaar and Crawford Market to see some of India’s largest open air markets. Here you can find virtually anything!

This evening, you will go on a culinary street food tour of Mumbai. This 2 hour tour will show you some of India’s best street food cuisine and give you the opportunity to sample some of the true local fare

Day 11
Mumbai (Bombay), India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast, Lunch

This morning we’ll take you to visit Magen David Synagogue and Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. Mumbai has a rich Jewish history with several prominent families who still live in the city.

For lunch today, you will dine with a local family for a true sense of the culture.

After lunch, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure


Day 12
Mumbai (Bombay), India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast

Enjoy your final day in India with the company of a personal shopper. They will show you all the best spots to buy goods and will help you find anything your heart desires.

In the evening, transfer to Mumbai International Airport for your onward destination

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Description

India is a country of beauty, mystery, culture, and magnificent adventure! This itinerary brings these components together to create an incredible journey through Northern India. Our Young At Heart itinerary is packed full of experiential travel elements including hot air balloons, zip lining tours, street food tastings, night club hopping, and even a Segway tour! Have we got your attention yet? Come and experience the energy of India…

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: A deposit of US$750 per person and payment of domestic airfare are required at time of booking.

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 applicable airfare penalty
  • 60-89 days: 25% of entire tour price
  • 45 - 59 days: 50% of entire tour price
  • 34 - 44 days: 75% of entire tour price
  • 01 - 33 days: 100% of entire tour price

Special cancellation terms may apply during festive periods.

Full non-refundable payment is due 90 days prior to departure during Pushkar Festival, Christmas and New Year. Please check with Greaves when making your booking.

Cancellation Policy For Train Tours: Should it become necessary to cancel your train itinerary at any time after it has been confirmed, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 90 days before travel: Total cost of deposit
  • 70 to 89 days 25% of entire tour price
  • 55 to 69 days 50% of entire tour price
  • 47 to 54 days 75% of entire tour price
  • 01 to 46 days 100% of entire tour price

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

India, Nepal & Bhutan

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