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Escorted Tours

Darjeeling, Sikkim and the Himalayas including

India's Golden Triangle


Route:
  • London
  • Kathmandu
  • Patan
  • Bandipur
  • Pokhara
  • Chitwan National Park
  • Kathmandu
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Delhi
  • London

6 NIGHTS from £639pp

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Marvel at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal
  • Visit the City Palace, Jaipur
  • Explore Agra Fort and the Amber Fort
  • Embark on a fascinating city tour of Kolkata
  • Meander through narrow, mountainous tracks on the UNESCO world heritage Toy Train in Darjeeling
  • Breath-taking sunrise panoramas of the Himalayas from Tiger Hill
  • Visit the peaceful hillside sanctuary of Enchey Monastery
  • Observe the golden dome of Do-Drul Chorten which can be seen from various vantage points in Gangtok
  • Explore the distinctive pink temple complex of Mangal Dham
  • Hike through Lamahatta Park, a biodiverse haven

Extension from £639pp

Tour + Extension from £2038pp

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India's Golden Triangle

Travelling from Delhi to Agra then Jaipur, this 6 night extension tour of the Golden Triangle takes you through India's most famous sights. Ride a rickshaw around Old Delhi, marvel at the Taj Mahal and discover the Pink City of Jaipur.

Tour Itinerary

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Important Information

Visas

A visa is required for entry into India. British Citizen Passport Holders will need to obtain an e-Tourist Visa (eTV) for travel to India. We work closely with The Travel Visa Company who will be able to arrange your visa on your behalf. Please call them on 01270 250 590 and quote 'Mercury Holidays'. The cost of the visa is approximately £72 per person. The Travel Visa Company can only apply for this 30 days before your proposed travel date and takes around 10 working days to issue. It is only valid for a 30 day single entry stay from the date of arrival. When calling the Travel Visa Company they will advise you of any changes to the fees or the procedure, they will also advise you of all information they will require in order to apply for the visa.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you and all members of your party are suitably insured as soon as you book your holiday. It is a condition of booking that you must have suitable travel insurance. It is important that you purchase travel insurance that suitably covers your participation in whatever activities you may undertake at the time that you make your booking. To assist you with this, we have arranged travel insurance in partnership with Holiday Extras. To arrange your travel insurance with Holiday Extras, please call 0800 781 4237 and quote 'WK830' for preferential rates. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24-hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.

Payment

If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £49pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

Flight Information

Your initial flight is with Emirates to Kolkata, via Dubai departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3.
IMPORTANT: Please note that final flight details will be confirmed on your e-ticket and final documentation which will be sent to you approximately 10 days before departure.
Baggage Allowance (per person):
Each passenger is entitled to 30kg of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding 55cm x 38cm x 20cm in size or 10kg in weight. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check - in. Check-In should be at least 3 hours before departure.
If you wish to arrange Airport car parking or accommodation at preferential rates, we recommend you book this in advance with Holiday Extras on 0871 360 2000, quoting HX313.

Health and Vaccinations

It is your responsibility to check any health and vaccination requirements applicable to your booked arrangements. We can only provide general information about this. Health and hygiene facilities and disease risks vary from country to country. You should take health advice about your own needs as early as possible and in good time before your departure. Sources of information include; www.fco.gov.uk, www.travelhealthpro.org.uk, www.hpa.org.uk, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with a good level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves climbing of steep stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

Group Size

There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.

Tour Guide

This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of your trip ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee or NPR, divided into 100 paisa. US dollars and UK sterling are both also often accepted should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you. The currency in India is the Rupee or Rs. The Rupee is a closed currency and officially you are not allowed to take any cash out of India. US Dollars and GBP are also widely accepted in India should you wish to keep an alternative currency on you.

Personal Expenses

You will need to take some extra money with you to cover any personal purchases, such as souvenirs, Laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £100 - £200 will be sufficient for the duration of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

Tour Dates & Prices

Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
17 Feb 202002 Mar 2020£739£1399£2138Book Now
02 Mar 202016 Mar 2020£739£1499£2238Book Now
11 May 202025 May 2020£639£1699£2338Book Now
22 Jun 202006 Jul 2020£669£1799£2468Book Now
07 Sep 202021 Sep 2020£669£1899£2568Book Now
21 Sep 202005 Oct 2020£749£1899£2648Book Now
05 Oct 202019 Oct 2020£749£1849£2598Book Now
09 Nov 202023 Nov 2020£749£1849£2598Book Now
23 Nov 202007 Dec 2020£749£1799£2548Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
  • Scheduled Flights from the UK.
  • All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
  • Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
  • All airport taxes and security charges.

Additional Expenses

  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • Tips
  • Any meals not specified in your itinerary
The order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions or for operational purposes. The schedules of the domestic airlines in country are subject to frequent changes. For this reason, we have indicated approximate times only. Your local guide will inform you of any schedule changes as they are informed of them. Some road construction &/or weather conditions may lengthen the driving times. Our intention is to adhere to the day-to-day itinerary as printed; however, order of events and sightseeing may vary according to local conditions.

What to expect

Fact File
What to pack
  • Insect repellent and sun cream
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Waterproof lightweight jacket
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Ruck sack
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and charger
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Long sleeve shirt and long trousers
  • Swimwear
  • Anti-bacterial hand sanitiser
  • Personal toiletries and first aid kit
  • An electric plug converter - The voltage in India is 220 volts with plugs and sockets having either grounded 3 pin connections or ungrounded 2 pin connections. It is advisable to bring a multi-adaptor
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Warm clothes and thermals in winter
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo Paper for public WC's
  • Binoculars
  • Leave plenty of space in your case for shopping!
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