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Escorted Tours

Essence of North India including


  • London
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • London

2 NIGHTS from £199pp

Tour Highlights
  • Spend 3 days exploring the amazing city of Dubai
  • City tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Spot Bengal Tigers in Ranthambore National Park
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Taj Mahal
  • See the City Palace in Jaipur
  • Visit the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial
  • Tour the courtyards of the Red, Agra & Amber Forts
  • Rickshaw ride through Old Delhi

Extension from £199pp

Tour + Extension from £1298pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Dubai Extension

With incredible beaches of powdery white sand and an azure sea which is crystal clear and warm, an extension to Dubai and the Emirates is the perfect place to relax and soak in the Arabian sun. Famed for its luxury shopping and ultra modern architecture, Dubai offers a kaleidoscope of attractions for you to experience.
Choose a hotel from our handpicked options or speak to our reservations team about our entire range of hotels available.

Tour Itinerary

UK to Delhi

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Delhi International Airport.


On arrival in Delhi, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, a short tour of the beautifully planned city of New Delhi will follow. Offering you a taste of its imperial glory, you'll drive past the India Gate, President's House, Parliament Building and visit the Birla Temple, made purely out of 2,000 tons of Rajasthani white marble.

  • Lunch & Dinner

A full day tour of Delhi commences after breakfast, beginning with the historic Old Delhi in the morning. Lying side by side, Old Delhi dates back to the Mughal period, whilst New Delhi was built just over a hundred years ago. Travelling through the narrow and crowded streets on a rickshaw will transport you back in time, passing vibrant food markets of Old Delhi where bread makers bake delicious scented naan from the tandoor ovens and chai wallahs brew their sweet tea. A visit to the regal Red Fort gives you a sense of the lavish life once led by the former rulers before stopping for lunch in a local restaurant. Your tour will continue on to New Delhi to see the Mahatma Gandhi memorial and the 12th century Qutab Minar. Built on the foundations of Jain and Hindu temples, the complex was built in 1193 after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom and displays fine examples of Indo-Islamic architecture as well as the tallest stone tower in India.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Delhi to Agra

After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra arriving at your hotel in time for lunch. Despite being a small city, Agra was once the capital of the mighty Mughal dynasty whose strength manifested itself in the huge forts and buildings built to maintain its power. During the afternoon, you will visit the vast red sandstone Agra Fort. The colossal walled city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Mughals in 1573 and boasts gigantic pavilions, grand palaces and spectacular courtyards.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Agra to Ranthambore

This magical day starts after breakfast with a tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal. Words do not do this remarkable palace justice; it really must be seen to appreciate its stupendous beauty. Taking 17 years and 20,000 men to build, the heartbroken Mughal Emperor Shahjahan dedicated this stunning white marble monument of love to his deceased wife to enshrine her mortal remains. Following this, you will begin your journey to Ranthambore National Park where you will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Spread over 1,344 square kilometers, Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national parks in Northern India. Once a famous hunting ground for the gallant rulers of Jaipur, today it is home to a variety of species including tigers, leopards, striped hyenas, jackals, jungle cats and many more. Depart your hotel for an early morning jungle safari where you may even be able to spot the elusive tiger. You will return to your hotel for breakfast and lunch with some leisure time where you can take advantage of the hotel's outdoor swimming pool. A second safari trip will follow in the afternoon to visit further areas of the park.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today you will journey to the Pink City of Jaipur, which got its name from the distinctive earthy red-coloured buildings, painted to emulate the red sandstone architecture of the ancient Mughal cities. Lunch and dinner will be served at your hotel with the rest of the day as free time to relax or explore the largest city in Rajasthan.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Begin your first day in Jaipur with a visit to the spectacular Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the royal family until 1728, located just 11km from Jaipur. Spanning over four huge courtyards, you will travel to the centre of the fort by either elephant or jeep, passing snake charmers, harems of the Maharajah and the Palace of Mirrors along the way which all make for a truly unforgettable morning. An afternoon city tour of Jaipur takes in the major sights including the home of the royal family of Jaipur - The City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory. Lastly, marvel at the hundreds of tiny windows on the facade of the Hawa Mahal, known to many as the Palace of Winds, where it is said that the women of the royal family could once watch the streets below without being seen. There will also be a cultural dance show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Jaipur to Delhi

The morning is left free so that after breakfast you can visit some of the local bazaars and stalls for some last minute shopping. Try the M1 Road and Chaemeliwala market for jewellery, handicrafts, textile and more, or wander the streets and sample the delicious and unique Rajasthani street food that Jaipur has to offer. You will then commence your return journey to Delhi, stopping for lunch on the way. A final farewell dinner in Delhi will bring your tour to a close to round off this unforgettable trip.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Delhi to the UK

After breakfast you will have some free time before transferring to Delhi International airport in the afternoon for your return flight to the UK or to your chosen extension.

  • Dinner

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your chosen hotel in Dubai where you will be free to spend your time as you wish.

  • Breakfast
Dubai to the UK

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Important Information


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 £114 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.


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.


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

Flights are operated with Emirates, departing London Heathrow via Dubai. Each passenger is entitled to 30KG of hold luggage plus 1 item of hand luggage not exceeding (Max 10kg - 55cm/38cm/ 20cm) in size. 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.
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.
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;,,, your General Practitioner or a specialist clinic.

Physical Accessibility

This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot, and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches and boats. 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. You will also be joined by a local guide in each of the cities which you visit, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times.

Currency Information

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. There are restrictions on taking Indian rupees into India. Visitors, including tourists, are not permitted to take any amount of Indian currency into the country. You can take cash or travellers' cheques (in pounds sterling or another foreign currency) and/or a bank card with you and exchange or withdraw rupees once in India.

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
2019 DATES
Marco Polo
05 Nov 201916 Nov 2019£229£1789£2018Book Now
12 Nov 201923 Nov 2019£229£1579£1808Book Now
19 Nov 201930 Nov 2019£229£1389£1618Book Now
03 Dec 201914 Dec 2019£229£1599£1828Book Now
2020 DATES
07 Jan 202018 Jan 2020£239£1449£1688Book Now
14 Jan 202025 Jan 2020£239£1419£1658Book Now
21 Jan 202001 Feb 2020£239£1419£1658Book Now
28 Jan 202008 Feb 2020£239£1529£1768Book Now
04 Feb 202015 Feb 2020£239£1399£1638Book Now
11 Feb 202022 Feb 2020£239£1579£1818Book Now
18 Feb 202029 Mar 2020£239£1499£1738Book Now
25 Feb 202007 Mar 2020£239£1399£1638Book Now
03 Mar 202014 Mar 2020£239£1499£1738Book Now
10 Mar 202021 Mar 2020£279£1399£1678Book Now
17 Mar 202028 Mar 2020£239£1449£1688Book Now
24 Mar 202004 Apr 2020£239£1449£1688Book Now
21 Apr 202002 May 2020£219£1499£1718Book Now
28 Apr 202009 May 2020£199£1399£1598Book Now
05 May 202016 May 2020£199£1399£1598Book Now
19 May 202030 May 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
26 May 202006 Jun 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
02 Jun 202013 Jun 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
09 Jun 202020 Jun 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
16 Jun 202027 Jun 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
23 Jun 202004 Jul 2020£199£1299£1498Book Now
01 Sep 202012 Sep 2020£379£1099£1478Book Now
08 Sep 202019 Sep 2020£349£1099£1448Book Now
15 Sep 202026 Sep 2020£259£1199£1458Book Now
29 Sep 202010 Oct 2020£239£1399£1638Book Now
13 Oct 202024 Oct 2020£349£1499£1848Book Now
20 Oct 202031 Oct 2020£499£1499£1998Book Now
03 Nov 202014 Nov 2020£249£1499£1748Book Now
17 Nov 202028 Nov 2020£249£1499£1748Book Now
01 Dec 202012 Dec 2020£249£1499£1748Book Now
2019 DATES
Carlton Palace Hotel
05 Nov 201916 Nov 2019£249£1789£2038Book Now
12 Nov 201923 Nov 2019£249£1579£1828Book Now
19 Nov 201930 Nov 2019£239£1389£1628Book Now
03 Dec 201914 Dec 2019£239£1599£1838Book Now
2020 DATES
07 Jan 202018 Jan 2020£249£1449£1698Book Now
14 Jan 202025 Jan 2020£249£1419£1668Book Now
21 Jan 202001 Feb 2020£249£1419£1668Book Now
28 Jan 202008 Feb 2020£319£1529£1848Book Now
04 Feb 202015 Feb 2020£249£1399£1648Book Now
11 Feb 202022 Feb 2020£249£1579£1828Book Now
18 Feb 202029 Feb 2020£249£1499£1748Book Now
25 Feb 202007 Mar 2020£249£1399£1648Book Now
03 Mar 202014 Mar 2020£249£1499£1748Book Now
10 Mar 202021 Mar 2020£279£1399£1678Book Now
17 Mar 202028 Mar 2020£249£1449£1698Book Now
24 Mar 202004 Apr 2020£219£1449£1668Book Now
21 Apr 202002 May 2020£219£1499£1718Book Now
28 Apr 202009 May 2020£219£1399£1618Book Now
05 May 202016 May 2020£219£1399£1618Book Now
19 May 202030 May 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
26 May 202006 Jun 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
02 Jun 202013 Jun 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
09 Jun 202020 Jun 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
16 Jun 202027 Jun 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
23 Jun 202004 Jul 2020£219£1299£1518Book Now
01 Sep 202012 Sep 2020£369£1099£1468Book Now
08 Sep 202019 Sep 2020£339£1099£1438Book Now
15 Sep 202026 Sep 2020£259£1199£1458Book Now
29 Sep 202010 Oct 2020£249£1399£1648Book Now
13 Oct 202024 Oct 2020£369£1499£1868Book Now
20 Oct 202031 Oct 2020£519£1499£2018Book Now
03 Nov 202014 Nov 2020£239£1499£1738Book Now
17 Nov 202028 Nov 2020£239£1499£1738Book Now
01 Dec 202012 Dec 2020£239£1499£1738Book 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
Travelling Alone?

We have a limited number of rooms available on every tour date for single use where no single supplement will need to be paid. But hurry, these spaces are limited and subject to availability. If however once all the places are sold out and you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner.

Private Tours

If the group tour departure dates and not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience than you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.

Kerala Extensions ONLY:

From May 2019 if you have a Kerala Extension your flights to India will be with Emirates, via Dubai. Please refer to your final ticketing documentation for information on baggage and confirmed flight times.

What to expect

Fact File
Min/Max temperature

18 °C / 41 °C

When to go

Weather can vary quite considerably throughout the year, so please familiarise yourself with the climate charts below.






What to pack
  • Sunscreen and hat in summer
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Warm clothing and thermals in winter
  • Camera and charger
  • An electric plug converter
  • Loo paper for public WCs
  • Binoculars
Tour Dossiers
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Hotels & Accommodation

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  • London
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
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  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
  • Delhi
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