Last Minute Deal Insight Vacations | Classical India with Nepal - Classic Group

Set out on the journey of a lifetime as you meet the women who climbed Mount Everest in Kathmandu, step back in time to the Mughal Empire in Old Delhi and barter for the best deals at the fragrant spice markets in Jaipur. Enjoy an esteemed dinner at Dera Amer, a protected wilderness close to Jaipur, that connects you to nature like never before, with elephants roaming free across this vast reserve. Journey from Jaipur to Agra, home of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Tour this architectural wonder and explore the nearby village of Kachhpura, where a stop at a rooftop cafe serves up tea, pakora and stunning views of the Taj Mahal in the distance. In the Holy City of Varanasi, rise before dawn for a spectacular sunrise boat cruise on the River Ganges.


Tour Operator: Insight Vacations
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 7 Oct 24
      • 18 Oct 24
      • $8,051

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,378 for this departure

      • 26 Oct 24
      • 6 Nov 24
      • $7,851
      • 11 Nov 24
      • 22 Nov 24
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 25 Nov 24
      • 6 Dec 24
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 9 Dec 24
      • 20 Dec 24
      • $8,051

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,378 for this departure

      • 21 Dec 24
      • 1 Jan 25
      • $9,126

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,345 for this departure

      • 8 Jan 25
      • 19 Jan 25
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 27 Jan 25
      • 7 Feb 25
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 10 Feb 25
      • 21 Feb 25
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 24 Feb 25
      • 7 Mar 25
      • $8,051
      • 8 Mar 25
      • 19 Mar 25
      • $7,851

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,198 for this departure

      • 24 Mar 25
      • 4 Apr 25
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

      • 7 Apr 25
      • 18 Apr 25
      • $7,551

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $6,928 for this departure

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  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Kathmandu

    Welcome to Nepal! On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be greeted by an Insight representative and transferred to your hotel, the Hyatt Kathmandu. At 17:00 meet your Travel Director and venture out in Thamel on a rickshaw ride. Later, head to a local restaurant for a Welcome Reception, drinks and dinner.

     

    Day 2 - Kathmandu the City of Beauty

    Start with a morning visit to the city of Kathmandu and see the tranquil Swayambhunath temple. Later, stop in Patan, the third largest city in Nepal, for lunch.In the afternoon, explore the city's stunning architecture with a Local Expert. Highlights include the Golden Temple, Durbar Square and Mul Chowk. Enjoy the flavours of the region in the evening with an indulgent dinner.

     

    Day 3 - Kathmandu's Spiritual History

    Delve into Kathmandu’s spiritual history with a morning visit to the Pashupatinath Temple on the banks of the Bagmati River and take in the impressive Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. Next you’ll head to the city of Bhadgaon, before visiting a local pottery workshop where a local craftsman will provide a demonstration. In the evening head to an inspirational talk by a woman who summited the Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, Mount Everest. She’ll talk to you about her experience guiding some of the world’s most interesting people through some of the most challenging terrain on earth.

     

    Day 4 - On to Vibrant Delhi

    Head to the airport for your onwards flight to Delhi, India. On arrival you’ll be taken to your hotel to settle in, before this afternoon joining your group and Travel Director for a trip to Akshardham Temple. Also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham, this Hindu temple is a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. The rest of the day is yours at leisure, ask your Travel Director for recommendations on where to explore, or perhaps relax at your hotel’s spa?

     

    Day 5 - Exploring New and Old Delhi Relaxed Start

    This morning, head on an exciting sightseeing tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi with your Travel Director. Drive past the Red Fort, the main residence of the Mughal dynasty until 1856. Founded in 1526, the Mughal Empire compromised the majority of the Indian subcontinent until 1707. In the afternoon, visit a Sikh temple and visit its community kitchen, a place preparing and serving free vegetarian meals to those in need. Later, drive past the President Palace, India Gate and Parliament House, before ending the day with a tour of Humayun’s Tomb with your Travel Director.

     

    Day 6 - The Pink City Relaxed Start

    Travel to Jaipur, more affectionately known as the Pink City, after the whole city was painted pink in 1876 for a visit from Queen Victoria. Before lunch, enjoy a visit to the Heritage Transport Museum in Haryana, a fascinating showcase of the evolution of transport in India. Later, join your Travel Director for an evening visit to a flower and spice market. Dine at the esteemed Dera Amer. Situated in the wilderness close to Jaipur, this outdoor dining experience truly connects you to nature. With elephants roaming free on its land, the venue’s primary purpose is to maintain an area of natural beauty, while protecting its wildlife.

     

    Day 7 - Delve into Jaipur

    Ascend by jeep to Amber Fort. Built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, its royal halls mesmerise with their ivory, mirrors, glass and exquisite paintings. Once here, experience India’s spiritual majesty, with a special blessing ceremony. In the afternoon, take a city tour of Jaipur and see the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, and visit the City Palace Museum and royal observatory.  Explore Jaipur with Insight Choice. Choose between visiting the royal observatory and see Jantar Mantar, featuring the world’s largest stone dun dial, or alternatively, join your Local Expert for a walk through the city’s old lanes and see artisans working with age-old techniques.

     

    Day 8 - Jaipur to Agra

    In the morning depart for Agra, home to the spectacular phenomenon that is the Taj Mahal. Along the way stop for lunch at the beautiful Laxmi Niwas Palace in Bharatpur. When you arrive in Agra, the evening is yours at leisure. Why not make the most of the amenities at your hotel, Jaypee Palace? Home to a spa, salon and fitness centre, unwind before tomorrow’s adventure.

     

    Day 9 - The Taj Mahal

    Wake early for a visit to the Taj Mahal, to see the world phenomenon in its best light. A symbol of love and flawless architectural creation, it was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Continue on to Agra Fort. Explore Agra with Insight Choice. Choose to join a guided walk through Kachhpura to discover the life of local farmers. Enjoy tea and pakora on a rooftop with views of the Taj Mahal. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit the ‘Sheroes’ Café. This local business supports female victims of acid attacks who refuse to give up and instead fight for a better life. Catch up with your fellow travellers over dinner at your hotel this evening.

     

    Day 10 - On to Varanasi

    In the morning drive to Delhi, then take a flight to Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in Hinduism. On arrival you’ll be checked into your luxury hotel, the Taj Ganges. A contemporary ode to its classical city, this five-star accommodation includes a pool, fitness centre, traditional Indian Spa Therapies and a beautiful flower garden. In the evening, participate in an Aarti on the ghats, where you’ll offer prayers to the River Ganges. This spiritual ceremony is performed daily to honour the River Goddess Ganga. It is a Hindu religious ritual of worship and involves hundreds of diyas and flowers being released onto the river, as the words “Har Har Gange!” are chanted.

     

    Day 11 - The Holy City of Varanasi

    Wake early for a breathtaking sunrise boat cruise on River Ganges, followed by a visit to an Akhara. Return to your hotel for breakfast before heading on a tour of Varanasi. This involves seeing the Sarnath, a sacred deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma and the Buddhist Sangha first came into existence through Kondanna’s enlightenment. Later, enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner with your fellow travellers and Travel Director at your hotel.

     

    Day 12 - Leave Varanasi for Delhi

    End your trip with a relaxing early morning yoga session at your hotel, before breakfast and a transfer to the airport. Head back to Delhi before your onward flights. Please do not schedule flights before 9pm.

     

*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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