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India - Family Fun in theOutdoors in India - Greaves India (18 days)

Greaves Tours LLC India

Delhi, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Sep 2019

Itinerary

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

ARRIVE DELHI 


Arrive Delhi International Airport Terminal 3


On arrival, transfer to The Imperial Hotel (Room – reserved from 1400 hours of this day)

Overnight at hotel

Day 2
Delhi, India
The Imperial New Delhi Breakfast

DELHI


Morning a visit to Old Delhi including a heritage walking tour and a brief cycle rickshaw ride in narrow lanes of Old Delhi (generally duration of this tour is approximately 2 hours however can be customized depending upon your interests and how much you want to walk) followed by sightseeing tour of New Delhi


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

  

Day 3
Delhi, India
The Imperial New Delhi Breakfast, Dinner

DELHI


0600 hours: Transfer to the most famous movie house in the old city, Delite Cinema, the meeting point for an exclusive cycling tour (approximately 02 hours tour)


Later in-time transfer to The Rashtrapati Bhawan to witness the change of guard ceremony (Ceremony only on Saturdays)


Evening transfer to a renowed cook's home for cooking demonstration followed by dinner (approximately 45 minutes drive each way from the hotel)


Overnight at hotel

Day 4
Varanasi, India
Delhi, India
The Gateways Hotel, Ganges Breakfast

DELHI – VARANASI


0830 hours: Transfer to Delhi Airport to board Jet Airways flight


Flight 9W 2423 for Delhi – Varanasi (1030 / 1155)


On arrival, sightseeing tour of Varanasi


Later transfer and check-in at The Gateways Hotel, Ganges


1600 hours: Meet a renowned scholar, at Harmony Book Shop who will take you on a walking tour visiting Assi Ghat including Lolarka Kund followed by tea at Ganges View Guesthouse.


Later approach the ghats (wide steps leading into the river) through the narrow lanes of the city as dusk descends for the evening Aarti ceremony along the Ganges River.


Overnight at hotel

Day 5
Agra, India
Varanasi, India
The Oberoi Amarvilas Breakfast

VARANASI – AGRA


Early morning another exclusive boat ride on River Ganges


Return to hotel for breakfast


0900 hours: Transfer to Varanasi Airport to board Air India flight en-route visiting Sarnath


Flight AI 406 for Varanasi – Agra (1220 / 1315)

Flight operates only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays


On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel


Day 6
Agra, India
The Oberoi Amarvilas Breakfast

AGRA


Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sunrise


Return hotel for breakfast


Later in the morning sightseeing tour of Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah

 

Afternoon visit Integrated Sloth Bear Conservation and Welfare Project


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

 

Day 7
Jaipur, India
Agra, India
Raj Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast

AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR


Morning transfer by road to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes drive)


On arrival, check-in at Raj Mahal Palace Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 8
Jaipur, India
Raj Mahal Palace Hotel Breakfast, Dinner

JAIPUR


Morning excursion to Amber Fort with an Elephant ride uphill and descend by jeep (Option of Jeep ride available both ways in case you do not wish to do the Elephant ride) followed by sightseeing tour of Jaipur


Late afternoon heritage walking tour of Old Jaipur “The Temple and Haveli of Old Jaipur” followed by tea at a local family's residence


Evening visit an elephant Camp for fun activities like Camel cart ride / Elephant ride,  demonstration of henna painting, turban tying, Sari tying and Sitar Lessons followed by  dinner


Overnight at hotel

Day 9
Jodhpur, India
Jaipur, India
Raas Hotel Breakfast

JAIPUR – JODHPUR


Morning transfer by road to Jodhpur (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes drive)


On arrival, check-in at Raas Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 10
Jodhpur, India
Raas Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

JODHPUR – OSIAN – JODHPUR


Morning sightseeing tour of Jodhpur


Later excursion to Osian


Lunch at Reggies Camel Camp, Osian


After lunch, take a brief camel ride into the desert and return in time for sunset and champagne toast/ high tea


After sunset return back to Jodhpur


Overnight at hotel

 

Day 11
Mihirgarh, India
Jodhpur, India
Mihir Garh Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

JODHPUR – MIHIRGARH


Late morning transfer by road to Mihirgarh (approximately 01 hour drive)


On arrival, check-in at Mihir Garh Hotel


Afternoon village safari tour by exclusive jeep


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

  

Day 12
Mihirgarh, India
Mihir Garh Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MIHIRGARH


Morning experience half day horse ride


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel

Day 13
Delwara, India
Mihirgarh, India
Raas Devi Garh Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

MIHIRGARH – RANAKPUR – DELWARA


Morning transfer by road to Delwara en-route visiting Ranakpur Jain temples (Temples are open for foreigners from 1200 – 1600 hours and an audio guide would be available) (approximately 06 hours and 30 minutes drive including stops)


Fixed menu / buffet lunch at Mana Hotel, Ranakpur


On arrival, check-in at Raas Devi Garh Hotel


Rest of the day at leisure


Overnight at hotel


 

Day 14
Delwara, India
Raas Devi Garh Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

DELWARA


Morning proceed for bike tour to Udaipur


Finish the bike tour at Pichola Lake in Udaipur


Lunch at local restaurant


Afternoon sightseeing tour of Udaipur city including a visit to City Palace and Crystal Gallery


Evening enjoy an exclusive boat cruise on Lake Pichola


Later return back to Delwara


Overnight at hotel  

 

Day 15
Delwara, India
Raas Devi Garh Hotel Breakfast

DELWARA


Morning take a short guided walk in the hills to a nearby temple


Rest of the day at leisure with car and driver at disposal


Overnight at hotel

 

Day 16
Mumbai, India
Delwara, India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast

DELWARA – UDAIPUR – MUMBAI


Morning at leisure


1430 hours: Transfer by road to Udaipur Airport (approximately 01 hour drive) to board Air India flight


Flight AI 471 for Udaipur – Mumbai (1740 / 1905)


On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Hotel


Overnight at hotel

Day 17
Mumbai, India
The Oberoi, Mumbai Breakfast

MUMBAI


0900 hours: Proceed for a heritage walking tour with guide followed by sightseeing tour of Mumbai 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 (Dabbawala’s does not operates on Saturday and Sundays and Public holidays)


Afternoon car and driver at disposal to visit Crawford Market and Chor Bazaar


Overnight at hotel

Day 18
Mumbai, India
None Breakfast

DEPART MUMBAI


Morning at leisure


Note: Hotel check-out is at 1200 hours


Later transfer to Mumbai International Airport to board flight for onward destination


* * * End of Tour * * *

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Description

History and  fun combine on this multi-generational trip to India. Begin in the  capital  city of Delhi, where you ride a rickshaw and  learn to cook specialties. Take a walking tour  and  a boat ride on the  river Ganges in ancient city of Varanasi. In rural Rajasthan, make  an exclusive  visit to a village festival with camel  and  elephant rides,  henna painting and  sitar lessons. Visit India’s first Bear Rescue Sanctuary and  explore an abundance of UNESCO sites.

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

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