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Imperial Rajasthan

Operated by: Luxury Gold

13 Days
SEP 2022 - APR 2023
Two people looking at Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Countries Visited

India ...more India

Locations Visited

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur ...more Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khimsar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur
  1. Day 1 Delhi, a Rich Melting Pot of Old and New

    Your India luxury tour commences with a floral garland welcome before you are transferred to your luxury Delhi hotel.

    meals Dinner
    hotel The Imperial, New Delhi.
  2. Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing

    Discover the Red Fort and Jama Masjid before either joining a foodie tour or visiting Qutub Minar. Feel the energy of Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s busiest market, on a rickshaw ride and visit the highlights of Delhi.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel The Imperial, New Delhi.
  3. Day 3 Agra and the views of the Taj Mahal

    Take in Agra’s historical fort and Muthamman Burj palace.  Step out on a Mughal heritage walk or visit a private colonial bungalow for high tea with a family.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel ITC Mughal, Agra.
  4. Day 4 Sunrise at the Taj and Jaipur, the Pink City

    Bask in the majesty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise before journeying to Jaipur, the Pink City.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Fairmont, Jaipur.
  5. Day 5 Jaipur Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    Ascend the Amber Fort for a blessing ceremony. Admire the Palace of the Winds and the royal observatory. Luxuriate in a VIP high tea at City Palace. Visit the fresh flower and spice market or join a prayer ceremony at the Birla Mandir temple.

    meals Breakfast, Afternoon Tea
    hotel Fairmont, Jaipur.
  6. Day 6 Exploring Khimsar

    Journey to Khimsar for a guided walk in a remote village or enjoy time at leisure. Relax an oasis-style desert retreat.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel WelcomHotel, Khimsar.
  7. Day 7 The Sun City, Jaisalmer Relaxed Start

    Travel through the Great Thar Desert to the Golden City of Jaisalmer. Ease into quiet desert life at your hotel where an inviting spa and pool await.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Suryagarh, Jaisalmer.
  8. Day 8 Jaisalmer Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    View Gadisar Lake and the imposing Fort. Go local at the lively market and enjoy a serenade by a local folk singer as you dine amidst sunset-bathed dunes.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Suryagarh, Jaisalmer.
  9. Day 9 The Blue City of Jodhpur Relaxed Start

    Trace the ancient silk routes to the Blue City of Jodhpur. Explore the hidden lanes of the market by tuk tuk.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel WelcomHotel, Jodhpur.
  10. Day 10 Explore Mehrangarh Fort Relaxed Start

    Meet village residents over lunch before visiting hilltop Mehrangargh Fort – the sandstone “Citadel of the Sun.”

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel WelcomHotel, Jodhpur.
  11. Day 11 Udaipur, Venice of the East

    Take in Ranakpur’s intricately carved marble temples before arriving in Udaipur’s Leela Palace.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel The Leela Palace, Udaipur.
  12. Day 12 Udaipur Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    Cruise Lake Pichol or explore Udaipur’s colourful bazaar. Toast to your journey with dinner overlooking the Palace’s beautiful outer courtyard.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel The Leela Palace, Udaipur.
  13. Day 13 Depart Udaipur

    Conclude your Delhi to Udaipur tour transferring to Udaipur airport for your included flight back to Delhi or Mumbai.

    meals Breakfast
Imperial Rajasthan Luxury Tour Map
Price Includes

Dining Summary

  • 9 Dinner (D)
  • 12 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Afternoon Tea (AT)

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Delhi: Join a well-known chef for a culinary exploration of Delhi streets where you will tantalise your taste buds. Experience a wide variety of foods and learn the effect that mixing different flavours has on the palate as you sample Indian delicacies from local stallholders.
  • Delhi: Visit the 12th century Qutub Minar, and see the tallest brick minaret in the world before enjoying lunch.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Agra: Meet the community living in the shadow of the Taj Mahal when you take a Mughal Heritage Walk. Discover hidden gems of the area and learn about daily life in the ancient village with impressive vistas of India’s most famous monument. Through this initiative the community is supported from tourism to improve their living conditions.
  • Agra: Visit a private colonial bungalow for high tea, meet the host family and listen to their stories about the British Raj and today's Indian culture and society.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Jaipur: Visit the colourful cavalcade of the fresh flower and spice market.
  • Jaipur: Visit the white marble Birla Mandir, a Hindu temple and witness aarti, a traditional prayer ceremony.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Lake Pichola: Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola and relax as you take in the city views from the water.
  • Udaipur: Explore the colourful bazaar in the old city.

Additional Included Highlights

  • : You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas. See booking conditions for exemptions.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.
  • : At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Exceptional Dining

  • Delhi: Regularly rated as one of India's very finest restaurants, The Spice Route is a feast for all your senses, from the elegant design to the aromatic journey that each dish brings. Admire the incredible artwork from across Southeast Asia as you dine.
  • Jaisalmer: Experience a truly unique dinner as the sun sets over the Sand Dunes. A sumptuous nomadic banquet is served under the desert stars as local musicians play traditional tunes into the gentle breeze of the night.
  • Udaipur: Sit down to your indulgent Celebration Dinner in the stunning restaurant of your hotel, which overlooks the beautiful outer courtyard and lake. Dine on a delicious banquet of Indian cuisine as you reflect on your unforgettable time in India.

Founder's Collection

  • Delhi: If you are travelling on a Founder's Collection departure, on Day 2 historian and journalist Rana Safvi invites you to an intimate dinner at Sana-Di-Ge to learn about her studies of Indian culture and how they relate to present day life in India.

Journey Highlights

  • : Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. On select departures in spring, experience the ancient Hindu celebration of Holi, known for its colorful parades.
  • : Truly experience India by travelling during one of its famed festivals. On select departures, in the fall you can experience Diwali, which means “row of lights” and is honored by all Indians, regardless of faith.
  • Delhi: View the monuments of Old and New Delhi when you drive out to Red Fort, the former home of the Mughal emperors. Cruise down the Rajpath to see India Gate and Parliament House.
  • Delhi: Take a tour of Jama Masjid with your Travel Concierge. Feel the majesty of the largest mosque in India with its three great gates, 40-metre-high minarets, and a courtyard large enough for 25,000 devotees.
  • Delhi: Jump into the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi by taking an exhilarating rickshaw ride through the busy streets of Chandni Chowk. Let the city’s sights and sounds swirl around you as you’re transported in traditional style.
  • Delhi: Visit a Sikh temple and community kitchen, where meals are given out to locals and travellers. Those of the Sikh faith regularly open their place of worship to those in greater need.
  • Agra: Visit the impressive fortress in Agra and delve into the history of the Mughal Dynasty, who ruled their empire for over 300 years. See the glorious mosques and fairytale palaces such as the Sheesh Mahal within its protected walls.
  • Agra: Rise in the morning light to view one of the greatest monuments in the world, the grand Taj Mahal. With the light of dawn and fewer visitors, you can fully appreciate its grandeur in peace, accompanied by only the birds and monkeys.
  • Jaipur: Ascend by jeep to stroll through the intricately designed complex of courtyards and halls of Amber Fort. Enjoy the shimmering walls and ceilings and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and receive a special blessing at this 16th-century residence.
  • Jaipur: Enter the towering gates to the City Palace Museum for a look back through time at chandeliers, cannons, chariots and incredible murals. Built between 1729 -1732, this glorious complex is still home to the Jaipur royal family and young king.
  • Jaisalmer: Set off to explore the sights of Jaisalmer, in particular the serene Gardisar Lake, built by the founding Rajput ruler of the city over 600 years ago. Visit the historic fort, where a quarter of the city's population still resides.
  • Jaisalmer: Wander through the local markets of the Golden City of Jaisalmer and uncover the heartbeat of life in the desert. Peruse the fine silks and intricate silver jewellery in the bazaars of this medieval trading city.
  • Jodhpur: Zip through the ancient streets of Jodphur on an invigorating tuk-tuk ride and visit Sadar Market to browse the traditional craft and food stalls which sprawl through the narrow city lanes in the shadow of the famous clock tower.
  • Jodhpur: Follow the winding road to Mehrangarh Fort, the imposing sandstone structure which dominates the skyline above Jodphur. The building, so colossal it was described by Rudyard Kipling as ‘the work of giants,’ houses one of the best-stocked museums of Rajasthan.
  • Ranakpur: Explore the intricately carved Jain temples of Ranakpur. Built in the 15th century by Seth Dharna Sah, the vast structure comprises almost 1500 white marble pillars across its twenty-nine halls and is considered the most spectacular of its kind in India.
  • Udaipur: Visit the architectural marvel of the City Palace complex that towers over the banks of Lake Pichola. This amazing blend of styles is a wonder to explore, with unique paintings and magnificent antiques, a testimony to the Rajput passion for art.
  • Udaipur: Climb the stairs to visit the magnificent Jagdish Temple in the center of Udaipur Old Town and explore the many statues and carvings before stepping into the peaceful surroundings of the Garden of the Maids of Honour at the edge of town.

Luxury Hotels

  • Udaipur: Built in the style of a grand Maharaja's palace, The Leela Palace evokes the mystique of a bygone age where refined service and regal majesty meet to present an unparalleled experience.
  • Udaipur: Built in the style of a grand Maharaja's palace, The Leela Palace evokes the mystique of a bygone age where refined service and regal majesty meet to present an unparalleled experience.

Personalize your day

  • Delhi: Join a well-known chef for a culinary exploration of Delhi streets where you will tantalise your taste buds. Experience a wide variety of foods and learn the effect that mixing different flavours has on the palate as you sample Indian delicacies from local stallholders.
  • Delhi: Visit the 12th century Qutub Minar, and see the tallest brick minaret in the world before enjoying lunch.
  • Agra: Meet the community living in the shadow of the Taj Mahal when you take a Mughal Heritage Walk. Discover hidden gems of the area and learn about daily life in the ancient village with impressive vistas of India’s most famous monument. Through this initiative the community is supported from tourism to improve their living conditions.
  • Agra: Visit a private colonial bungalow for high tea, meet the host family and listen to their stories about the British Raj and today's Indian culture and society.
  • Jaipur: Visit the colourful cavalcade of the fresh flower and spice market.
  • Jaipur: Visit the white marble Birla Mandir, a Hindu temple and witness aarti, a traditional prayer ceremony.
  • Lake Pichola: Cruise the serene waters of Lake Pichola and relax as you take in the city views from the water.
  • Udaipur: Explore the colourful bazaar in the old city.

VIP Experiences

  • Jaipur: Enjoy a private access tour around Jaipur City Palace including the maharajah’s personal living room, normally off limits to visitors. Savour an Indian inspired high tea on the regal terrace after viewing the spectacular handcrafted crystal table by René Lalique.

Well-being

  • : Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • : Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Dates & Prices

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Veronica Whitelaw
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Service
The process was very easy. Alyssa was a great help recommending air options. Having the whole trip booked with one phone call is a great convenience.
Vacation
Imperial Rajasthan is an educating, enjoyable tour. The hotels were excellent. Our travel concierge, Devender, was a true pro: attentive, customer focused and fun to be with. Small group travel is the only way to go! The trip exceeded our expectations.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to see that this trip exceeded your expectations! We will be sure to share your comments with Alyssa and Devender. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
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