Board the Maharajas’ Express for a journey through India. This ultra-luxurious train features modern amenities like televisions and WiFi, while the interiors are plush and comfortable. You will have a front row seat to the ever-changing scenery, with stop offs at Agra and Jaipur before looping back to Delhi. After soaking up the culture, tasting the cuisine and seeing the Taj Mahal up close, take a short flight to Goa where golden sand beaches await.
Our expert tour specialists can tailor this trip to exactly meet your needs. We make the suggestions but the decision is yours
Depart on an overnight flight from the UK to Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and guided to your hotel.
Step on board the grand Maharajas’ Express for a journey like no other. This opulent train stretches almost half a mile long with comfortable cabins all offering a window to the changing scenery. When it comes to passenger comfort, no expense has been spared and it boasts temperature controls, live televisions, DVD players, WiFi and 24-hours valet service.
Kick back and relax as brunch is served to you en-route to Agra. This ancient city was the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th and 17th-centuries, becoming a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture during this time. Off the train, explore the royal residence of Agra Fort on a guided tour, witness the vibrant bazaars and take in the liveliness that is India.
Meals included: Brunch & dinner
The next day begins perfectly with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Visiting at this time avoids most of the crowds and gives the icon a beautiful golden glow. The train then continues its journey to Ranthambore National Park, the former hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. Depart on a guided safari and keep your eyes out for the resident tigers as they go about their day.
Your last day on the Maharajas leads you to Jaipur, the colourful capital of Rajasthan state. With only a few exceptions, every building is in terracotta pink – it’s even enforced by law. Explore this vibrant city with its iconic Amber Fort and take your pick from the bazaars filled with jewels, carpets and textiles. After lunch, the rest of the day is to do with as you please.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Depart on a flight from Delhi to Goa, where you will spend the next four nights.
In western India, the state of Goa contrasts significantly to that of the bustling capital. Here, golden sand beaches line the coastline and sit alongside spice plantations dating back to the Portuguese occupation. From ancient forts to a UNESCO-listed church, Portuguese influences can be seen across the state and provide a unique mix with the Indian culture. If you want to take a break from the beaches, then why not explore the churches and temples, visit wildlife sanctuaries and spice plantations, enjoy a cooking demonstration on Goan cuisine or simply relax with a treatment at the spa.
Depart on your return flight home.
‘Beachfront and Riverside Resort’
Set within 75-acres of natural lagoons and lush gardens, and fronting a stretch of beach, The Leela Goa is a peaceful resort with good leisure options. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, three floodlit tennis courts, badminton and a 12-hole golf course. Dining is equally as varied, boasting seven restaurants and bars with local and international cuisines. Guest rooms are suitable for couples and families alike, with some overlooking the lagoon.
Total of 5 hotel nights
Buffet breakfast at hotel
Assistance on arrival & departure by guest ambassador
All current taxes and entrance fees
Any hikes in these taxes or entrance fees will be extra
Vehicles on this will air-conditioned Toyota Innova
Departs one Sunday a month, details on request
Does not include any beverages including soft drinks, alcoholic drinks etc unless otherwise specified
Any airfare or airport taxes
Any camera fees at monuments and sites. This can be added in if desired.
Any items of a personal nature such as beverages, tips (except for group meals and baggage handling), laundry, telephone calls etc
The prices do not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice
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