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Taj Tigers and Bombay from Manchester


Route:
  • Manchester
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore
  • Jaipur
  • Delhi
  • Manchester
Tour Pace:

13 DAYS from £1419pp

Tour Highlights
  • Rickshaw ride to the landmarks of Old Delhi and a city tour of New Delhi
  • Tour the courtyards and pavilions of the Red, Agra and Amber Forts
  • Marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Look out for tigers and wildlife on safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Discover the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, with visits to the City Palace and Hawa Mahal
  • Boat ride and tour of Elephanta Island

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Taj Tigers and Bombay from Manchester

Travelling from Mumbai to Jaipur, this tour of the Golden Triangle and the exotic Ranthambore National Park takes you through India's most famous sights. Ride a rickshaw around Old Delhi, marvel at the Taj Mahal in Agra and discover the Pink City. Spend two nights in Ranthambore where you'll have the chance to spot Royal Bengal tigers on safari.

Tour Itinerary

1
Manchester to Mumbai

Depart Manchester on your scheduled, overnight flight to Mumbai Airport via Dubai.

2
Mumbai

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After lunch depart for a tour of Mumbai. Delight in admiring such sites as the grand Jain Temple before meandering through the Hanging Gardens with amazing views of the city and sea. Continue to the Museum of Mani Bhavan and finally explore the beautiful Kamala Nehru Park.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3
Mumbai

Visit the iconic stone arch landmark known as the Gateway of India to board a motorboat to Elephanta Island and explore the UNESCO listed ancient caves dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4
Mumbai to Delhi

Fly to Delhi and take a short tour of New Delhi. 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5
Delhi

A full day tour of Delhi commences after breakfast, beginning with historic Old Delhi. Travelling through the narrow and crowded streets on a rickshaw, passing vibrant food markets of Old Delhi. 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.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6
Delhi to Agra

After breakfast, you will be driven to Agra arriving at your hotel in time for lunch. During the afternoon, you will visit the vast red sandstone Agra Fort. The colossal walled city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7
Agra to Ranthambore

Today starts with a tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the spectacular Taj Mahal. Taking 17 years and 20,000 men to build, the heartbroken Mughal Emperor Shahjahan dedicated this marble monument of love to his deceased wife to enshrine her mortal remains. Following this, travel to Ranthambore National Park where you will spend the night.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8
Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park is home to a variety of species, including tigers, leopards and jungle cats. Enjoy an early morning jungle safari where you may even spot the elusive tiger. Return to your hotel for breakfast, lunch and some leisure time. A second safari trip will follow in the afternoon to visit other areas of the park.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9
Ranthambore to Jaipur

Today journey to the Pink City of Jaipur, which got its name from the distinctive earthy red-coloured buildings. Enjoy the rest of the day free for relaxing or exploring the largest city in Rajasthan.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
10
Jaipur

Begin your first day in Jaipur with a visit to the Amber Fort. Spanning over four huge courtyards, you will travel into the centre of the fort. An afternoon tour of Jaipur takes in the major sights, including the City Palace, the observatory of Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, the 'Palace of Winds'.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
11
Jaipur to Delhi

The morning is left free, so why not visit some of the local bazaars and stalls to shop or to sample the delicious street food that Jaipur has to offer. Return to Delhi for a final farewell dinner & dance show.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
12
Delhi to Manchester

After breakfast, take a full day at leisure to relax and explore Delhi at your own pace, before boarding your overnight flight to Manchester via Dubai or continue on to your extension.

  • Breakfast

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 £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 the 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

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 10 kg and 55cm x 38cm x 20cm in size. Weight restrictions will be finalised 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.
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.

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, http://travelhealthpro.org.uk/, www.hpa.org.uk, 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

The minimum number of travellers in your group will be 10, and the maximum will be 40. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your tour date, we will endeavour to reduce any disruption to your holiday and try to operate your tour with lower passenger numbers. If we are not able to operate your departure date then you may be asked to change to a different date and 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.

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 UKPriceBook Now
2019 Dates
07 Oct 201918 Oct 2019SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
04 Nov 201915 Nov 2019£1769.00Book Now
2020 Dates
13 Jan 202024 Jan 2020£1699.00Book Now
10 Feb 202021 Feb 2020£1819.00Book Now
09 Mar 202020 Mar 2020£1689.00Book Now
06 Apr 202017 Apr 2020£1789.00Book Now
11 May 202022 May 2020£1589.00Book Now
08 Jun 202019 Jun 2020£1419.00Book Now
07 Sep 202018 Sep 2020£1859.00Book Now
05 Oct 202016 Oct 2020£1699.00Book Now
09 Nov 202020 Nov 2020£1779.00Book Now

Included in the Price

  • Local English-speaking Guides
  • 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
All dates, please note-

Please note whilst in Delhi you will be staying in the 4* Park Plaza Shahdara.

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.

Delhi

Agra

Ranthambore

Jaipur

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
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