16 nights | Departing 15 February 2020

  • Tour Overview

Join our expert tour hosts for personally escorted tours of the world’s most stunning destinations, these inclusive tours are truly trips of a lifetime, with bespoke itineraries, incredible access and wandering off the tourist trail at times and all with that personal touch! Utilising our expertise and passion, we ensure an unforgettable holiday every time, with plenty of free ime to immerse yourselves into the local culture – Truly trips of a lifetime! Travelling alone, wherever possible we will also try to match travelling companions so you avoid the cost of a single supplement! Travelling with us means safety, security, confidence and value.

  • Inclusions
  • Return Economy flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Singapore Airlines
  • Fully escorted from Australia
  • Walking tour through Khari Baoli Asia’s largest spice market in Old Delhi
  • Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk market
  • Visit to Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India built of red sandstone
  • Visit Taj Mahal - the epitome of love
  • Dhonk Village Excursion in Swai Modahpur
  • Wildlife Safari at Ranthambhore National Park
  • Explore local market of Jaipur with numerous shops for souvenirs
  • Dinner at local restaurant with Cultural show in Jaipur
  • Authentic Cooking experience in Jaipur followed by Dinner
  • Saree Tying + Henna painting and turban tying session in Jodhpur
  • Explore the rural Rajasthani village to experience their way of life
  • Exclusive departure for Signature Journeys
  • Itinerary

Depart Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane on your Singapore Airlines flight to Delhi via Singapore.

On arrival into Delhi Airport you will meet your tour executive. Transfer to your accommodation where a traditional welcome with garland will be experienced. 

Hotel:    ITC Welcom Dwarka or similar (2 nights)

After breakfast depart for a guided sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi. Begin with Old Delhi with a drive past Red Fort Palace to reach Jama Masjid.  Take cycle rickshaws and visit the famous Khari Baoli (spice market) – Asia’s largest wholesale market. Continue your drive to Dariba Kalan – famous for selling silver & gold jewellery, Kinari Bazar – a specialized street for festivals and other occasions.

Later visit the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, known for the pond inside its complex, the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs. Conclude your day with a visit to Qutub Minar; being one of the most important landmarks of Delhi. This evening come together for a welcome dinner.                                                    B,D

After a leisurely breakfast check out and travel to Agra, home to India’s most famous landmark, the Taj Mahal. On arrival check-in at the hotel for two nights.  Rest of the evening is free to explore the town on your own or enjoy the live play Mohabbat The Taj (additional cost). Agra is also famous for its sweets (Petha), also ocal bazaar and marble inlay work.

Hotel:    Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar (2 nights) B,D

An early start today to visit a highlight of this tour The Taj Mahal, the epitome of love, located on the banks of the river Yamuna and built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort, built by Emperor Akbar, which is a mixture of the Islamic and Hindu styles of architecture and Itimad-Ud-Daulah Tomb; nicknamed as baby Taj.                                                             B,D

After breakfast, check out and travel to Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. On arrival check in at the hotel. After a brief rest we enjoy an excursion tour to a Dhonk Village set up in the Ranthambhore National Park to train women from the local community in making attractive handicrafts using traditional techniques.

Hotel:    Ranthambhore Regency or similar (1 night). B,D

This morning is a game drive to explore the national park, travelling in a jeep throughout some of the estimated 400sq km of this amazing reserve. The tiger is not the only attraction at Ranthambhore although it is the one park resident that people come to see. A variety of birds including Owlets, the ubiquitous Langur (monkey), Leopard, Caracal, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Marsh Crocodiles, Wild Boar, Bears and various species of Deer are the other attractions.

Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later travel to Jaipur also known as the Pink City of India. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel where the afternoon is free to relax or optionally explore Bappu Bazaar.

This evening travel to a local restaurant and enjoy a traditional dance performance and puppet show followed by dinner. 

Hotel:   Golden Tulip or similar (2 nights)       B,D

After breakfast proceed for guided sightseeing of Jaipur with an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort and a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Admire the façade of the Hawa Mahal, poetically known as the “Palace of Winds”. Continue to Amber Fort, the former ancient capital of Jaipur state built by Raja Man Singh, a superb example of Rajput architecture.

Later visit the City Palace Museum displaying priceless artefacts of the ancient past and is registered in the Guinness Book of Records.  The tour concludes by midday leaving enough time for you to experience the famed high tea at the Taj Rambagh Palace (additional expense).

Later this evening, you will arrive at a local restaurant for an authentic cooking demonstration hosted by the chef and their team.  After, enjoy a wonderful evening meal.                      B,D

After a leisurely breakfast, you travel to the tiny tranquil town of Pushkar where on arrival enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the town including Pushkar Lake and the Brahma Temple.  Pushkar begets a legacy of timeless architectural heritage and radiates an ambience of peace and spirituality.

Hotel:   Bhanwar Singh Palace or similar (1 night)                         B,D

Today travel to Jodhpur, also known as the Blue City of India.  Here, you will experience the splendour and magnificence of this ancient desert city built on the edge of the Thar Desert.  On arrival, there will be an opportunity to explore the Saddar Bazaar, before this evening immersing yourselves in the traditional art of henna painting for the woman and traditional turban tying for the men.

Hotel:   The Ummed or similar (2 nights)                      B,D

Enjoy a guided tour of Jodhpur visiting some of the many highlights such as the Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada, a cluster of royal cenotaphs in white marble.  Later enjoy an evening jeep safari to visit the homes of different communities with the opportunity to interact with them. Witness artisans and craftsmen engaging in their occupation.  This evening is at leisure to further explore the local markets.                                                                  B,D

This morning on the way to Udaipur we visit Ranakpur Jain Temple, with its intricately carved marble pillars and domes.  On arrival into Udaipur any remaining time is at leisure.

Hotel:   Ramada Spa & Resort or similar (2 nights).   B,D

Begin your day with a guided tour of the Lake City visiting the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Museum, followed by a visit to Jag Mandir Temple.  Take time to enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola, an artificial fresh water lake, created in 1362 AD. Continue to enjoy the unique small winding streets and numerous shops before dinner.          B,D

After breakfast transfer to Udaipur Airport to board your flight for Goa. A kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, and spirituality, Goa is India’s pocket-sized paradise. On arrival we transfer to our hotel.

Hotel:       Royal Orchid Beach Resort or similar (3 nights).          B,D

After a leisurely breakfast, today is at your leisure to further discover the surroundings or relax by by the
beach.

Enjoy a second day at leisure, before coming together this evening for a traditional Goan farewell dinner.                   B,D

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.  Taking time to reminisce about the wonderful memories you have created.                        B

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  • Terms & conditions

The following terms and conditions are an agreement between you, our company and tour operator. Our tour operator for India is Total Holiday Options. When you make a deposit payment you thereby agree to accept the terms and conditions of this contract. This agreement should be read in conjunction with the full tour operator booking conditions.

Price:
The advertised price is in Australian dollars. No surcharges in regard to cost or currency fluctuations will be made once deposit is received. This guarantee excludes fuel surcharges and does not apply to any taxes, charges or levies imposed by any government or its agencies. No discounts are applicable. Price includes transport, entrance fees as per itinerary, plus services of a Travel Director and Driver and meals as specified and is subject to minimum numbers being met. 

Booking, Deposit & Final Payment:
A non-refundable deposit of $750.00 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full balance is due no later than 01 December 2019.

 Cancellations:
For all holiday packages in this brochure, the following cancellation fees will apply:
Days of Notice               Fee Per Person
100 days or more         Loss of Deposit 99-61 days 50% of package price
60 days or less              100% of package price
All cancellations must be received in writing and are not effective until this notification has been received.

 Group conditions:
A minimum number of passengers are required to operate this tour. Should minimum passenger numbers not be met we will review the operation of this tour, and additional costs may apply.

 Included Air:
All prices include return flights ex Sydney or Melbourne only and include all taxes. Airfares are in economy class with Singapore Airlines and are on specific group flights only. Flight details will be confirmed once booking is made.

 Tour itinerary adjustments
We reserve the right to alter the itinerary including sightseeing, schedules, hotels, and other tour inclusions to accommodate unforeseen circumstances or events beyond our control.

 Travel Insurance:
Please note that travel insurance is highly recommended. Please see your travel agent for further details.

 Tipping and gratuities:
Gratuities are not included for Tour Director, Driver, Local Guides and included accommodation suppliers. Tipping remains at the discretion of the individual. Signature Journeys a division of Hunter Travel Group Pty Ltd ABN 86 089 025 696. A11468.

Tour Price

All prices include return economy class airfares with Singapore Airlines and are per person twin share ex Sydney. Prices ex Melbourne and Brisbane available Tour is based on minimum 14 passengers. See full terms & conditions for more information.

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