Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Private

Royal Retreat (11 days)

Peirce & Leslie Travel Pvt Limited - India

Delhi, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures: 01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020


Day 1
Delhi, India
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Arrive Delhi. You are met by our representative and transferred to your hotel

Day 2
Delhi, India
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The morning tour will start at Humayun’s Tomb. Your next stop is, Old Delhi where you will take a rickshaw ride in the 300 year old bazaar Chandni Chowk, you will disembark at Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Next you will visit Rajghat, the memorial for Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan, the “President’s Residence” before returning to the hotel.

Day 3
Delhi, India
Agra, India
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Very early you turn to Indian Railways and take the Shatabdi Express to Agra. You will be met outside the carriage and transferred to your hotel. After breakfast you will visit Agra Fort, another world UNESCO site, dating back to 1080 AD. Return to hotel and check-in. Early evening visit Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Day 4
Agra, India
Jaipur, India
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You may like to visit the Taj Mahal for a sunrise view. After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. En-route you will stop a Fatehpur Sikri, the city dating back to 400 yrs. You will arrive in Jaipur early evening.

Day 5
Jaipur, India
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Today you will visit Fort Palace at Amber the history of which can be traced back to 12th century. From here you will visit a private farm and take a nature walk, followed by lunch. In the afternoon visit Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Wind, and end the tour at Johri Bazaar, the main shopping area for the local people.

Day 6
Jaipur, India
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You start your day at the City Palace, the sprawling complex which has an interesting gallery exhibiting the Royal Collection. From here you visit Jantar Mantar, the observatory built in 1827. Afternoon is at leisure for shopping.

Day 7
Jaipur, India
Udaipur, India
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The long drive today takes you to Udaipur, often called the Venice of the East for its beautiful lake side setting Evening is at leisure.

Day 8
Udaipur, India
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In the morning sightseeing will start at the City Palace. Home of the Maharanas of Udaipur, this sprawling palace was built over three centuries. Later you will walk through the Crystal Gallery which has a rather eclectic collection of Crystal Object d’art and furniture. The morning tour will end at Jagdish Temple, built in the 17th Century In the afternoon you will go on a walking tour in the Old City. The walk through a myriad of shops and winding lanes is an interesting insight into Indian lifestyle. Early evening you will take the sunset cruise on Lake Pichola.

Day 9
Udaipur, India
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This morning you will visit the small but beautiful temple complex Nagda, carved in 10th century. On your way back to the city you will visit the 8th century Eklingi Temple. From here you continue to Devigarh Palace for lunch. This 18th century palace after years of restoration and rebuilding showcases stunning contemporary interior within a spectacular heritage setting.

Day 10
Udaipur, India
Mumbai, India
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You will depart for the airport to take a flight to Mumbai. Early evening you will go on a walking tour of the Kala Ghoda area, which takes its name from an equestrian statue of King Edward VII, apart from its cluster of Victoria Gothic architecture it includes the oldest Sephardic synagogue, The Prince of Wales Museum, The National Art Gallery of modern art and also houses a number of cafes, restaurants and fine shops.

Day 11
Mumbai, India
Onward Destination, India
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In the morning you walk down to Gateway of India. From here you board a private yacht to Elephanta Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Returning from the island you stop at Churchgate station to admire the architecture and to watch the famous Mumbai Dabbawallahs, who deliver 100,000 lunches every day and pride themselves on never losing a lunch. In the evening you are transferred to the airport for your international flight to your onward destination.

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What’s the best part about travelling in the winter? At special departure dates a few luxury hotels come with attractive discounts. Yes, you heard that right! We are happy to share the below journey with you. Besides having these luxurious and regal hotels to call your home for 11 days you will also get accommodation in a premier room, daily breakfasts, personalized butler service, a chance to participate in daily yoga sessions, 25% discount on spa therapies, airport transfers and high speed internet access!

Terms and Conditions: This offer is not valid for travel between 21st December'18 - 3rd January'19.

About Us

Peirce & Leslie delves beneath the surface and unveils the real India, creating luxurious bespoke journeys that exceed the expectations of even the most discerning traveler. With a network of handpicked guides and tour managers, exclusive access to private venues, and an ongoing commitment to sustainable tourism, we offer itineraries that showcase the Indian subcontinent's true spirit. Our intent is to design itineraries that are educational, insightful, fun, and full of authentic experiences that transform every trip from the ordinary to the extraordinary. The team is available to serve you 24/7 all through the year.

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Terms & Conditions

INITIAL DEPOSIT: Reservations will be confirmed against an Initial Deposit of the greater of, 25% of the gross booking value or USD $1,000 per person.

FINAL PAYMENT: Full payment must be made at least 45 days prior to arrival for FIT clients and 60 days prior to arrival for Groups.

Note: To guarantee any/all bookings during Pushkar and Christmas & New Year the hotels require a 100% non-refundable deposit 90 days prior to the arrival for FIT clients and Groups.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD: The client’s credit card will be charged in the local currency and will be exchanged by the client’s bank at the exchange rate applicable on the day the bank processes the charge. For this reason, there may be a minor variation in the U.S. Dollar price quoted and the actual rate processed on the client’s credit card.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Should it become necessary to cancel your itinerary at any time after confirmation, the following cancellation fees will be levied:

FIT TRAVEL (01 - 05 persons)

  • Greater than 45 days prior to arrival – 50% of the Initial Deposit
  • 45 to 21 days prior to arrival - 50% of tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 21 days - No Refund


  • Greater than 60 days prior to arrival – 50% of the Initial Deposit
  • 60 to 30 days prior to arrival - 50% of total tour cost + cancellation charges levied by suppliers
  • Less than 30 days - No Refund

Note: The cancellation policy above is a generalization and may change from time to time – with prior intimation at the time of booking. Additionally, hotels and some services have individual cancellation policies that will be mentioned separately when the status is sent.

AIR FARE: Internal air tickets issued have a $45 per coupon cancellation fee upto 15 days prior to travel. For cancellations less than 15 days prior to travel, there will be no refund.

TRAIN FARES: Cancellation charges levied by the railways plus a service charge of $20 per ticket.

INSURANCE AND VISAS: Baggage, personal effects, trip cancellation, health and accident insurance, and visas/special permits are the responsibility of the passenger.

PRICE: All prices quoted are subject to change if the date of travel is changed. A final tour price is given at the time of confirmation of the booking. Individual and itemized contract rates are not disclosed.

NOT INCLUDED: Not included in the price quoted are airport departure taxes, customs and immigration fees, excess baggage at airport, expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, wine, liquor and meals unless otherwise specified.

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By: Dee Dee

Reviewed on: 14 Jan 2014

Our requests were submitted to P&L. They made our trip to India one of the most perfect we have ever taken. Agents of P&L were checking on us every step of the way. Two deserve special recognition: Hemesh Chaturvedi, our guide, and Ramrakesh Yadav, our driver. Hemesh had the magic touch of making everything possible and even flew with us. If you have ever experienced the chaos that is driving in India, you will appreciate the fact that Ram always made us feel safe.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

White glove service!

By: Vicki

Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2015

Our recent trip to India was flawless thanks to the wonderful people at Pierce and Leslie! Every local contact person bent over backward to make sure we were taken care of to our satisfaction. Each local guide was lovely, interesting,and knowledgeable in addition to speaking excellent English! Our main driver, Anil, was a marvel. Traffic in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is insane, but Anil was an expert driver who got us where we wanted to go and made us feel safe at all times. The Pierce and Leslie team is simply the best!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Jenkins Washington



Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2017

Jai was an amazing tour guide and took the time to ensure we saw everything we wanted to and was always careful and thorough in explaining everything we needed to know
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Macleod

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By: Worldie

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

The trip was well organized. We received excellent service at all hotels and accommodations were perfect.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Rapp