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Maharajas Express : Heritage of India by Rail


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Fashioned to include several historic sites in India, this splendid tour takes place onboard the Maharajas Express, the premier luxury train in the world. Here as you journey from the metropolis of Mumbai to the Buddhist caves of Ajanta, you will experience a retelling of important parts of Indian history. Then you get to experience a royal lifestyle in Udaipur, where you can dine on the best local and international cuisine in a palace. On this tour, importantly you are never far from best portions of the country, whether you are chasing tigers in Ranthambore National Park, riding an elephant in Jaipur or taking a camel ride over sand dunes.

Highlights

  • Drink in thousands of years of art and culture at the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Mingle with modern maharajas at a royal luncheon in Udaipur.
  • Relish in an exquisite gala dinner in Jodhpur.
  • Experience sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner.
  • Paint your own elephant in the Pink City of Jaipur.
  • Take a game drive through Ranthambore National Park on a search for elusive tigers.
  • Sip champagne at breakfast before the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal.

Itinerary


Cities Covered : Ajanta ,  Mumbai (Bombay)

13:00--Guests will arrive at Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

15:45--Guests will be transferred to the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station and board the Maharajas' Express.

16:40--The train will depart for Ajanta.

19:30--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.



Cities Covered : Ajanta

06:30--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

07:40--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Ajanta, and passengers will proceed for an excursion in the famous caves!

13:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express. Lunch will be served on board the train.

13:45--The train will depart for Udaipur.

19:30--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.



Cities Covered : Udaipur

08:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

10:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Udaipur! Passengers will proceed for a boat ride on Lake Pichola, followed by a visit to the City Palace and Crystal Gallery.

13:45--Lunch will be served in the Satkar Hall of the Fateh Prakash/Jagmandir Palace.

15:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a shopping tour of local markets OR spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a private shopping tour OR attend a Sound and Light Show (Time Permitting).

20:00--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.

22:00--The train will depart for Jodhpur.



Cities Covered : Jodhpur

07:30--Breakfast will be served on board the train as the Maharajas' Express arrives in Jodhpur!

09:15--Passengers may spend the morning relaxing on board OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR a tour of Bishnoi Village (Time permitting).

12:30--Lunch will be served on board the train.

14:30--Visit the Mehrangarh Fort and enjoy a walking tour of the Old Clock Tower Market OR visit the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum OR enjoy spa facilities at a five-star hotel OR take a private shopping tour.

18:00--Enjoy fireworks, a puppet show, and a royal cocktail evening in the Hanwant Mahal.

20:15--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express as the train departs for Bikaner.



Cities Covered : Bikaner

08:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

10:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Bikaner! Passengers can continue relaxing on board the train OR may participate in OPTIONAL activities: a visit to the Lalgarh Museum OR the Rat Temple in Deshnok.

13:00--Lunch will be served on board the train.

14:00--Passengers will enjoy a tour of the Junagarh Fort.

16:00--Passengers will proceed for Sundowners in the sand dunes with a stop for tea at Gajner Palace.

20:15--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

21:30--The train will depart for Jaipur.



Cities Covered : Bikaner ,  Jaipur

08:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

09:30--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!" Passengers will proceed for a visit to the Amber Fort.

12:30--Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an afternoon painting, riding, and feeding majestic elephants, followed by lunch.

16:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a tour of the Jantar Mantar Observatory OR spa treatment at a five-star hotel OR a private shopping tour OR golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club.

20:00--Dinner will be served on board the train.

21:30--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Sawai Madhopur.



Cities Covered : Sawai Madhopur

06:30--Breakfast will be served on board the train as the Maharajas' Express arrives in Sawai Madhopur! Passengers will proceed to an exciting game drive at nearby Ranthambore National Park.

09:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

11:00--Lunch will be served on board the train as the Maharajas' Express departs for Fatephur Sikir.

14:45--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Fatephur Sikir.

15:15--Passengers will proceed to the abandoned Mughal city of Fatephur Sikri.

18:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

20:00--Enjoy an "Indian Evening." Dinner will be served on board the train.



Cities Covered : Agra ,  New Delhi

07:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra! Passengers will proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.

09:30--Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the scenic Taj Khema, overlooking the splendor of the Taj Mahal.

10:45--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

11:05--The train will depart for Delhi.

13:00--Lunch will be served on board the train.

15:30--Disembark in Delhi and bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express!

 

DISCLAIMER: All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on weather or other "on the ground" conditions.

Accommodation : Maharajas Express,New Delhi or similiar



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Mar 201711Apr 20178Oct 20177
Nov 20174Dec 20172, 30Jan 201827
Feb 201824Mar 201824

All Rates in US$ per person without any taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Cabin
For departures March 11,2017 through December 2,2017 US$ 12,080 US$ 6,885 N/A
For departure December 30,2017 US$ 12,585 US$ 7,390 N/A
For departures January 27,2018 through March 24,2018 US$ 12,080 US$ 6,885 N/A
Junior Suite
For departures March 11,2017 through December 2,2017 US$ 18,925 US$ 9,958 N/A
For departure December 30,2017 US$ 19,425 US$ 10,458 N/A
For departures January 27,2018 through March 24,2018 US$ 18,925 US$ 9,958 N/A
Presidential Suite
For departures March 11,2017 through December 2,2017 US$ 47,718 US$ 23,859 US$ 23,859
For departure December 30,2017 US$ 48,218 US$ 24,359 US$ 24,359
For departures January 27,2018 through March 24,2018 US$ 47,718 US$ 23,859 US$ 23,859
Suite
For departures March 11,2017 through December 2,2017 US$ 27,788 US$ 13,892 N/A
For departure December 30,2017 US$ 28,288 US$ 14,392 N/A
For departures January 27,2018 through March 24,2018 US$ 27,788 US$ 13,892 N/A

There is no surcharge for Credit Cards.

 

Book now - Companion pays 50% offer available on select departures. Chat with us or Call us for specific dates for this offer.
 

Minimum/maximum purchase full tour is required No refund given for unused portions of the tour.

 

Children between 5 and up to 12 years of age at time of travel are priced at 50% of the adult tariff. Children under the age of 5 travel for free. In both cases they need to be accompanied with an adult and should share the bed with the adult.

 

 

 

The tariff is inclusive of:

  • Delhi sightseeing tour on Day 01 with the group including monument entrance fees and drop-off at the train station
  • Full catering (morning tea, breakfast, lunch, evening tea, and dinner)
  • House Wine, Indian Beverages, Tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the trip.
  • Conducted sightseeing tours in deluxe coaches
  • Service of a local English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees for monuments and palaces as specified in the itinerary
  • Cultural entertainment
  • Camera fees at monuments

Tariff does NOT include:

  • Domestic or international airfare
  • Travel insurance or visa fee
  • Laundry services, additional toiletries, gratuities, souvenirs or any items of a personal nature
  • Any services not specified as included, such as sightseeing, transfers, or hotel accommodations
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included.
 
 
Terms and Conditions
PAYMENT TERMS:
25% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
25% of balance no later than 90 days prior to tour departure date
50% or balance no later than 68 days prior to tour departure date
 
CANCELLATION FEES:
(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 68 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 0-67 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
 
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.




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