2017-18 SEASON
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
2018-19 SEASON
Aug 2018 - Apr 2019

20 Day Grand Tour of India

Luxury Gold Luxury Gold Tour starting in Delhi and finishing in Mumbai

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Luxury Gold's 20 Day Grand Tour of India. On this exquisite Grand Tour of India, the colour soaked cities and dry desert landscapes of Rajasthan contrast with the palm-fringed waters of the sultry south. A princely procession of multihued cities, palaces, temples and forts give...read more

Overview

Operator: Luxury Gold
Type: Luxury Gold Tour (Premium)
Style: Gold Luxury
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 20 Days
From: Delhi to Mumbai
Tour Code: A554
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: India
Our Price From:
$ 9,818
Per Person ($AU)
Save This Month:
$ 477
Per Person ($AU)

Day By Day

1

Delhi, A Rich Melting Pot Of Old And New

Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception with a delicious meal in the evening. (WD) Stay Two Nights: Trident Gurgaon, Delhi
2

Delhi Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See the Red Fort, visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Later, drive along the broad Rajpath past the India Gate and Parliament House to visit the Tomb of Humayun. (BB)
3

Agra & The Taj Mahal

On arrival in Agra, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Afterwards, spend time exploring the famous market - Sadar Bazaar as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Later, walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. (BB/AT) Stay: Jaypee Palace, Agra
4

Jaipur, The 'Pink City'

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, travel to the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. (BB/L) Stay Two Nights: Le Meridien, Jaipur
5

Jaipur Sightseeing

Embark on an early morning walk through this stunning walled city. Meet with local residents to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage in their homes and workshops. Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Back in Jaipur, see the 'Hawa Mahal' (The Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. (BB)
6

Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura

Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm before reaching your hotel. (BB/L) Stay: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
7

The Sun City, Jaisalmer

(Relaxed Start) Your tour of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hilltop fortress. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
8

Jaisalmer Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) Embark on a city tour of Jaisalmer, visiting Garhi Sagar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 but still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician. (BB/HD)
9

The 'Blue City' Of Jodhpur

(Relaxed Start) Follow the ancient silk routes to the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your 'village safari' where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life. (BB) Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodhpur
10

Explore Mehrangarh Fort

(Relaxed Start) Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff thirty metres above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax. (BB) Stay: Welcomhotel, Jodphur
11

Udaipur, Venice Of The East

Drive to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. At lunch, learn from a local chef in our included cooking demonstration. Then, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful 'City of Lakes'. (BB/L) Stay Two Nights: Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
12

Udaipur Sightseeing

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, sightseeing includes the City Palace complex, the private residence of the 'King of Kings'. Wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour. In the evening, enjoy a boat cruise on the serene waters of Lake Pichola, followed by a special Celebration Dinner with drinks. (BB/CD)
13

Jaipur-Mumbai-Kochi

In the morning, board your flight to Mumbai and onto Kochi. On arrival, transfer to your sophisticated hotel, offering panoramic views of the backwaters and the city. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Crowne Plaza, Kochi
14

Kochi Sightseeing, Cooking School And Kathakali

Sightseeing of Kochi shows you the oldest Jewish synagogue in the commonwealth. Next, witness the renowned mythological murals of Mattancherry Palace, built in 1557 by the Portuguese. Stop by India's oldest European-built Church of St. Francis to see the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, interred here before his remains were returned back to Lisbon. Meet Nimmy a local cookery instructor as she demonstrates traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats during our included lunch. In the evening, you will attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. (BB/HL)
15

Kumarakom

(Relaxed Start) Witness glorious scenery en route to Kumarakom. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to explore. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Lake Resort, Kumarakom
16

Kumarakom And Vaikom Village

(Relaxed Start) For those who want to rise early in the morning, there is an included bird watching tour at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Set within lush acres of woodland, become acquainted with the vast variety of migratory birds, that flock to the Himalayas. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Guided by boat, explore the narrow canals of Vaikom village, one of the oldest townships in Kerela and with many spots untouched by modernity. Gain insight into the life at the village and try your skills at weaving from wild pineapple leaves or coconut husks, before sharing lunch at a local's home. (BB/L)
17

Kumarakom And The Alleppey Backwaters

(Relaxed Start) Transfer to the local jetty to board your delux houseboat for a cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey. Journey through waterways that traverse past picturesque villages, fields brimming with ripe paddy and rows of swaying coconut palms. Relax, enjoy the tranquil setting and prepare for a luxurious night on-board. (BB/L/D) Stay: Cruising
18

Magical Mumbai

(Relaxed Start) Journey to Kochi for your flight to the vibrant city of Mumbai. Transfer to your hotel for leisure time, perhaps relax and enjoy the comforts and facilities of your deluxe hotel. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Trident Nariman Point by Oberoi Hotels
19

Mumbai Sightseeing

Enjoy the view of the city skyline on your cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. Visit the complex of ancient cave temples listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The massive entrance hall, supported by large pillars, houses the Mahesamurti, an enormous three-faced statue of Shiva. In the afternoon, embark on a sightseeing tour visiting the Gateway of India, commemorating the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Admire the collection of Indian paintings and sculptures at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery, Crawford Market and see the meticulous Hanging Gardens on top of Malabar Hill. In the evening, enjoy a Celebration dinner with drinks. (BB/CD)
20

Depart Mumbai

Your magical journey comes to an end with transfers to the International Airport for your onward flights. (BB)

Day By Day

1

Delhi, A Rich Melting Pot Of Old And New.

Welcome to India! On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be greeted with a traditional floral garland and transferred to your hotel. Join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for your Welcome Dinner. (DW) Stay Two Nights: Trident, Gurgaon, Delhi
2

Delhi Sightseeing.

Enjoy a ride by rickshaw through the lanes of Chandni Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi. See Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Red Fort. Visit the Gandhi memorial at Raj Ghat and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Travel along the broad Rajpath, passing the India Gate and Parliament House, to visit the Tomb of Humayun. (BB)
3

Agra And The Views Of The Taj Mahal.

Spend time exploring the famous market, Sadar Bazaar, as you make your way through the city to Agra Fort, a powerful fortress of red sandstone. After your tour through the palatial Royal Pavilions and gardens there is free time to relax. Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. (BB/D) Stay: Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Agra
4

Sunrise At The Taj And Jaipur, The Pink City.

At sunrise, visit the lustrous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and flawless architectural creation, built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. After breakfast, travel to the historic city of Bharatpur for lunch, before continuing to the Pink City of Jaipur. (BB/L/D) Stay Two Nights: Le Méridien Jaipur
5

Jaipur Sightseeing.

Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort, with its royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Return to Jaipur to see the Hawa Mahal, or The Palace of Winds, and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory. In private elegance at Sukh Niwas, Jaipur's City Palace, enjoy a High Tea fit for royalty. Renowned for its spectacular Lalique Peacock table made to order for the Royal Family of Jaipur, this VIP experience is exclusively available to Luxury Gold guests. (Buffet Breakfast/Afternoon Tea)
6

Bikaner, Camel Country With A Royal Aura.

Journey northwest to the fort town of Mandawa for lunch. Afterwards, continue to the fortified desert city of Bikaner, known for its camel festival which is celebrated on a grand scale every January. Learn all about this indispensable ship of the desert at the Camel Research Farm before reaching your hotel. (BB/L/D) Stay: The Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bikaner
7

The Sun City, Jaisalmer.

Your exploration of Bikaner includes the Junagarh Fort, an unassailable fortress comprising of various palaces, pavilions and a museum containing priceless art and antiques. This afternoon continue through the Great Thar Desert to the trade route town of Jaisalmer, crowned by its hilltop fortress. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Suryagarh, Jaisalmer
8

Jaisalmer Sightseeing.

Embark on a city exploration of Jaisalmer, visiting Gadisar Lake and the Fort built in 1156 that is still in use today. Pass by the local market where you can witness desert life at its best. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. No visit to Jaisalmer is complete without a trip into the rippling Kanoi Sand Dunes. Savour a dinner accompanied by the gentle melodies of a local musician. (BB/DW)
9

The Blue City Of Jodhpur.

Follow the ancient silk routes to the Blue City of Jodhpur and your beautiful hotel. Later, journey to Rohet and feel the very pulse of rural Rajasthan on your village jeep safari where you are welcomed into the homes of the local Bishnoi people to share a slice of their life. In the evening savour a delicious meal at a local restaurant. (BB/D) Stay: WelcomHotel Jodhpur
10

Explore Mehrangarh Fort.

Visit Mehrangarh Fort set on a cliff 30 metres above the city skyline and the white marble Jaswant Thada. Experience a tuk tuk ride through the ancient winding streets before returning to your hotel, where the rest of the day is free to relax. (BB) Stay: WelcomHotel Jodhpur
11

Udaipur, Venice Of The East.

Travel to Ranakpur, the temple town of Rajasthan. Explore the elaborate carvings and classic architecture of the sprawling Jain temples, which are regarded as perhaps the best in the country. At lunch, you will learn from a local chef during your included cooking demonstration. Then, continue through the undulating countryside to Udaipur, the beautiful City of Lakes. (BB/L) Stay Two Nights: The Leela Palace Udaipur
12

Udaipur Sightseeing.

Explore the City Palace complex and wander through the markets and bazaars to visit the Jagdish Temple, as well as the Garden of the Maids of the Honour. Take time out to unwind and find balance at your hotel's renowned wellness spa, which offers ancient treatments such as reflexology, Indian head massages and hot-stone massages. Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola, before enjoying a special Celebration Dinner at the landmark Sunset Terrace while musicians serenade you (Buffet Breakfast/Dinner with Wine)
13

Fly To Kochi Via Mumbai.

In the morning, board your flight to Mumbai and onto Kochi. On arrival, transfer to your sophisticated hotel offering panoramic views of the backwaters and the city. (BB/D) Stay Two Nights: Crowne Plaza Kochi
14

Kochi Sightseeing, Cooking School And Kathakali.

Sightseeing of Kochi shows you the oldest Jewish synagogue in the commonwealth. Next, witness the renowned mythological murals of Mattancherry Palace, built in 1557 by the Portuguese. Stop by India's oldest European-built Church of St. Francis to see the tombstone of Vasco de Gama, interred here before his remains were returned back to Lisbon. Meet Nimmy a local cookery instructor as she demonstrates traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats during our included lunch. In the evening, you will attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance. (BB/L)
15

Kumarakom.

Witness glorious scenery en route to Kumarakom. On arrival, the rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Kumarakom Lake Resort
16

Kumarakom And Vaikom Village.

For those who want to rise early in the morning, there is an included bird watching tour at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Set within lush acres of woodland, become acquainted with the vast variety of migratory birds, that flock to the Himalayas. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Guided by boat, explore the narrow canals of Vaikom village, one of the oldest townships in Kerela and with many spots untouched by modernity. Gain insight into the life at the village and try your skills at weaving from wild pineapple leaves or coconut husks, before sharing lunch at a local's home. This afternoon, why not treat yourself to an Ayurveda treatment at the hotel? (BB/L)
17

Kumarakom And Alleppey.

Transfer to the local jetty to board your deluxe houseboat for a cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey. Journey through waterways that traverse past picturesque villages, fields, rice paddies and rows of swaying coconut palms. Relax, enjoy the tranquil setting and prepare for a luxurious night on-board. (BB/L/D) Stay: House Boat
18

Magical Mumbai.

Disembark your cruise and journey to Kochi for your flight to the vibrant city of Mumbai. Transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure, perhaps relax and enjoy the comforts of your deluxe hotel. (BB) Stay Two Nights: Trident, Nariman Point (Ocean View Room), Mumbai
19

Mumbai Sightseeing.

Enjoy the view of the city skyline on your cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva. Visit the complex of ancient cave temples listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The massive entrance hall, supported by large pillars, houses the Mahesamurti, an enormous three-faced statue of Shiva. In the afternoon, your exploration of the city includes visiting the Gateway of India, commemorating the arrival of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Admire the collection of Indian paintings and sculptures at the Prince of Wales Museum, visit Jehangir Art Gallery, Crawford Market and see the meticulous Hanging Gardens on top of Malabar Hill. In the evening, raise a glass to your adventures, with your newfound friends during a delightful Celebration Dinner. (BB/DW)
20

Depart Mumbai.

Your magical journey comes to an end with transfers to Mumbai airport for your onward flights. (BB)

Trip Inclusions

Exclusive Insights

  • Delhi: Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets.
  • Agra: Visit the Taj Mahal, a monument of love, built by a king in everlasting memory of his beloved queen.
  • Agra: Accompany a local, walking through their village and learn about their way of life as an agriculturalist. Enjoy tea and pakoras from a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Jaipur: Embark on an early morning walk and meet the locals to fully experience their culture, traditions and rich heritage.
  • Bikaner: Learn about all things dromedary at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm.
  • Bikaner: Enjoy a visit to the Junagarh Fort.
  • Jaisalmer: Visit Garhi Sagar Lake and Fort.
  • Bishnoi: Experience rural village life with a 'jeep safari'.
  • Jodhpur: Visit Mehrangarh Fort.
  • Ranakpur: Visit the fortified Jain temple complex.
  • Udaipur: Visit the City Palace complex, a testimony to the Rajput passion for art and architecture.
  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Vaikom: Guided by boat, explore the narrow canals of Vaikom village, one of the oldest townships in Kerela and with many spots untouched by modernity.
  • Kochi: Attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance.
  • Kumarakom: Rise early for a fascinating bird watching experience at the Bird Sanctuary.
  • Alleppey: Cruise the glorious backwaters and spend the night on a traditional houseboat.
  • Mumbai: Cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and visit the complex of ancient cave temples.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Delhi: Take a rickshaw ride through the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. See the Red Fort. Visit Raj Ghat. See Qutub Minar. Drive along the Rajpath. See India Gate and Parliament House. Visit the Humayun Tomb.
  • Agra: Group picture taken at the Taj Mahal.
  • Jaipur: See the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar.
  • Udaipur: Visit the Jagdish Temple and Garden of the Maids of the Honour.

Epicurean Dining

  • Delhi: Join your Travelling Concierge for a Welcome Reception and dinner.
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, our mouth-watering dinner with drinks is the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India.
  • Ranakpur: Learn the kitchen secrets of the chef of one of Ranakpur's finest hotels in our cooking demonstration of local specialities and lunch.
  • Mumbai: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, our mouth-watering Gala Dinner with drinks in the nation's largest city is the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India.
  • Kochi: Meet Nimmy a local cookery instructor as she demonstrates traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats you've seen being made during our included lunch.
  • 12 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 3 Lunches (L); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with both with beer, wine or soft-drinks.

Outstanding Hotels

  • Delhi: Set in the heart of bustling Gurgaon, the beautiful gardens, courtyards and reflection pools of the Trident fill you with a sense of calm, before retreating to your luxurious and stylish room.
  • Jaisalmer: Situated close to the Thar Desert, the magnificent Suryagarh is testimony to the pomp and panoply of Rajputana, juxtaposed with every modern convenience.
  • Udaipur: Stay at the Taj Lake Palace hotel, a floating vision in marble emerging from Lake Pichola.
  • Kumarakom: Winner of the World Travel Award as India's Leading Resort for four years, the Lake Resort exudes the charm of Kerala's true heritage while offering a complete range of New Age amenities for a luxuriously comfortable stay.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • Be escorted by the crème de la crème of Insight Travelling Concierges - handpicked for every departure. This skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
  • Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned coach with on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour. (Alternate coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities or 40 seats, may be used on occasion).
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery to inside your door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Airport transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
  • Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.
  • (18 Dec) Christmas highlight dinner included.
  • (09 Oct) This departure stays in Bikaner during the Diwali celebrations.
  • Smaller vehicles without 40 seats or on board washrooms may be used.

Trip Inclusions

Journey Highlights

  • Delhi: Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets.
  • Jodhpur: Visit Mehrangarh Fort.
  • Kumarakom: Rise early for a fascinating bird watching experience at the Bird Sanctuary.
  • Ranakpur: Visit the fortified Jain temple complex.
  • Alleppey: Cruise the backwaters of Alleppey on a deluxe houseboat, journeying through waterways and past traditional villages.
  • Udaipur: Visit the City Palace complex, a testimony to the Rajput passion for art and architecture.
  • Vaikom Village: Guided by boat, explore the narrow canals of one of the oldest townships in Kerela and with many spots untouched by modernity.
  • Mumbai: Cruise to Elephanta Island, the glorious abode of Lord Shiva and visit the complex of ancient cave temples.
  • Agra: Visit the majestic Taj Mahal, bathed by the first rays of dawn, and learn about this romantic national icon.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to the Amber Fort and stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
  • Bikaner: Learn about all things dromedary at the Camel Research and Breeding Farm.
  • Bikaner: Enjoy a visit to the Junagarh Fort.
  • Jaisalmer: Visit Garhi Sagar Lake and Fort.
  • Kochi: Attend a performance of traditional Kathakali dance.
  • Bishnoi: Experience rural village life with a jeep safari.

VIP Experiences

  • Agra: Walk through a village in the shadow of the Taj Mahal with one of the villagers to discover the way of life as agriculturists next to India's most famous monument. Enjoy tea and pakoras on a rooftop with exceptional views. Money generated from the tour is used for sanitation in the village and education for women.
  • Jaipur: In private elegance at Sukh Niwas, Jaipur's City Palace, enjoy a High Tea fit for royalty. Renowned for its spectacular Lalique Peacock table made to order for the Royal Family of Jaipur, this VIP experience is only available to Luxury Gold guests.

Luxury Hotels

  • Delhi: Set in the heart of bustling Gurgaon, the beautiful gardens, courtyards and reflection pools of the Trident fill you with a sense of calm, before retreating to your luxurious and stylish room.
  • Udaipur: Offering stunning views of Lake Pichola and a luxury wellness spa, the five-star Leela Palace Udaipur was rated the #1 hotel on TripAdvisor in 2017.
  • Jaisalmer: Situated close to the Thar Desert, the magnificent Suryagarh is testimony to the pomp and panoply of Rajputana, juxtaposed with every modern convenience.

Exceptional Dining

  • Delhi: Get to know your travelling companions during your delightful Welcome Dinner.
  • Vaikom Village: Gain insight into life at the village and try your hand at weaving with wild pineapple leaves or coconut husks, before sharing lunch at a local's home.
  • Udaipur: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, your delicious Celebration Dinner is set in the perfect environment to toast your time in India.
  • Mumbai: Showcasing the best of Indian cuisine, enjoy your mouth-watering Celebration Dinner in the nation's largest city, the perfect environment to celebrate your time in India. .
  • Jaisalmer: As the sun sets over the Kanoi Sand Dunes, be entranced by the traditional musicians welcoming you to this magical evening. Under the stars, a traditional feast is prepared for you in a truly unique environment.
  • Kochi: Meet Nimmy, a local cooking instructor, who will demonstrate traditional Kerala home recipes. Then feast on some of the delicious treats you've seen being made during your Highlight Lunch.
  • Ranakpur: Learn the kitchen secrets of the chef of one of Ranakpur's finest hotels in our cooking demonstration of local specialities and lunch.

Additional Five Star Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Smaller vehicles without 40 seats or on board washrooms may be used.
  • For less than 5 guests there is a more personal service with Local Experts in each location in lieu of a Travelling Concierge.
  • Guests are met on arrival and escorted to all sightseeing experiences with a private transfer between each location/city.
  • Indian Festivals: 22 Oct experiences Diwali in Alleppey & Mumbai. 5 Nov experiences Diwali in Agra, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer & 11 Mar experiences Holi in Udaipur.
  • Festive Highlight Dinner: 17 Dec departure celebrates Christmas Eve in Jaisalmer.

Operator Details

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Accommodation: 4+ to 5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Guided Tours
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 24
Budget: Luxury
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA

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Monday
24 Sep 2018
Saturday
13 Oct 2018

10,150

per person

1,057

per person

9,093

per person

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Monday
08 Oct 2018
Saturday
27 Oct 2018

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
22 Oct 2018
Saturday
10 Nov 2018

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
05 Nov 2018
Saturday
24 Nov 2018

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
19 Nov 2018
Saturday
08 Dec 2018

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
03 Dec 2018
Saturday
22 Dec 2018

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
17 Dec 2018
Saturday
05 Jan 2019

14,275

per person

1,519

per person

12,756

per person

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Monday
31 Dec 2018
Saturday
19 Jan 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
14 Jan 2019
Saturday
02 Feb 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
28 Jan 2019
Saturday
16 Feb 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
11 Feb 2019
Saturday
02 Mar 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
25 Feb 2019
Saturday
16 Mar 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
11 Mar 2019
Saturday
30 Mar 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
25 Mar 2019
Saturday
13 Apr 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
08 Apr 2019
Saturday
27 Apr 2019

10,625

per person

1,110

per person

9,515

per person

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Monday
06 Aug 2018
Saturday
25 Aug 2018

12,225

per person

1,289

solo traveller

10,936

solo traveller

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Monday
27 Aug 2018
Saturday
15 Sep 2018

12,225

per person

1,289

solo traveller

10,936

solo traveller

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Monday
10 Sep 2018
Saturday
29 Sep 2018

12,225

per person

1,289

solo traveller

10,936

solo traveller

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Monday
24 Sep 2018
Saturday
13 Oct 2018

14,370

per person

1,529

solo traveller

12,841

solo traveller

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Monday
08 Oct 2018
Saturday
27 Oct 2018

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
22 Oct 2018
Saturday
10 Nov 2018

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
05 Nov 2018
Saturday
24 Nov 2018

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
19 Nov 2018
Saturday
08 Dec 2018

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
03 Dec 2018
Saturday
22 Dec 2018

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
17 Dec 2018
Saturday
05 Jan 2019

21,545

per person

2,333

solo traveller

19,212

solo traveller

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Monday
31 Dec 2018
Saturday
19 Jan 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
14 Jan 2019
Saturday
02 Feb 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
28 Jan 2019
Saturday
16 Feb 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
11 Feb 2019
Saturday
02 Mar 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
25 Feb 2019
Saturday
16 Mar 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
11 Mar 2019
Saturday
30 Mar 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
25 Mar 2019
Saturday
13 Apr 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Monday
08 Apr 2019
Saturday
27 Apr 2019

15,275

per person

1,631

solo traveller

13,644

solo traveller

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Definite Departure. Minimum numbers reached for this depature to operate.
Available Departure. Minimum numbers not yet reached, so while this depature is expected to operate, it’s not yet a Definite Departure.
Sold Out. All places on this departure have been filled.
7.5% Earlybird Savings apply. Balance payment must be received no later than 28th February 2018.
Note: Your Global Journeys consultant will check the availability of your departure date when you enquire. Additional savings may apply. We guarantee the lowest price in Australia. T&C’s apply.

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