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Maharajas Express : Indian Panorama Train Journey


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Stand at the crossroads of royalty, spirituality, and nature on this journey that will take you from the ruins of ancient and once-proud empires to cities where prophets found enlightenment, all set against a backdrop of some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

Cruise along the River Ganges, the holiest river in India, whose waters are like the life blood of a civilization. Walk the streets of Lucknow, in their imperial splendor, and find peace within the halls of the Khajuraho temples or beneath the skies of Sarnath. Relish the wilderness of the jungle and the splendor of tigers at Ranthambore National Park and witness the immortal beauty of the Taj Mahal, that majestic monument of love that has stood for centuries. With "The Indian Panorma," you can see India as she was meant to be seen.

 

Highlights

  • Paint your own elephant in the Pink City of Jaipur.
  • Sip champagne at breakfast before the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal.
  • Take a game drive through Ranthambore National Park on a search for elusive tigers.
  • Feast over a lavish spread of delicacies from the royal kitchens of Gwalior and Lucknow.
  • Explore the grounds of Orchha and Khajurahos’ marvelous temples.
  • Drench yourself in the mysteries of Varanasi--the oldest living city in the world.

Itinerary


Cities Covered : Jaipur ,  New Delhi

20:30--Guests will arrive at Delhi's Sadarjung Railway Station for a welcome reception and check-in formalities.

21:30--Dinner will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.

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

Accommodation : Maharajas Express,New Delhi or similiar


Cities Covered : Jaipur

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

09:50--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!"

10:00--Passengers will visit the Amber Fort.

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

15:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: enjoy a tour of the Jantar Mantar Observatory OR a private shopping tour OR rest and relaxation at five-star spa facilities OR golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club.

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

23:00--The train 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-- Dinner will be served on board the train.



Cities Covered : Agra

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

09:45--Passengers will enjoy a champagne breakfast at the scenic Taj Khema.

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

12:00--The train will depart for Gwalior.

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

14:45--As the Maharajas' Express arrives in Gwalior, passengers will visit the Gwalior Fort, Saas Bahu Temple, and Jain Cave sculptures OR may choose to participate in an OPTIONAL activity: spa treatment at a palace hotel.

18:00--Visit the Jai Vilas Palace Museum, followed by a refreshing high tea in the compound of the palace.

20:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express as the train departs for Khajuraho.



Cities Covered : Orchha

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

12:00--Lunch will be served on board the train.

15:00--The train will arrive in Khajuraho, and passengers will proceed to visit the western group of temples.

18:15--Passengers will return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR can choose to participate in OPTIONAL activities: spa treatments at a hotel OR attend a Sound and Light Show OR attend a Dances of India Show.

20:15--Dinner will be served on board the train.

23:15--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Varanasi.



Cities Covered : Varanasi

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

12:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Varanasi, "The City of Light!"

12:30--Passengers will proceed for a visit to a silk-weaving center, followed by lunch at Vivanta by the Taj Hotel.

15:00--Passengers will proceed for a visit to the Sarnath Ruins and Museum.

16:30--Passengers will enjoy a boat cruise along the River Ganges and witness an evening aarti.

20:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express, where dinner will be served on board.

23:00--The train will depart for Lucknow.



Cities Covered : Lucknow

07:00--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

08:15--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Lucknow, the "City of Nawabs!" Passengers will proceed to visit the Bara Imambara, Chota Imambara, Rumi Darwaza, and the British Residency, followed by a cocktail lunch at the Taj Hotel.

16:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

19:00--Enjoy an "Indian Evening," followed by dinner on board the train.

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



Cities Covered : New Delhi

07:15--Breakfast will be served on board the train.

08:30--Disembark 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
Oct 201721Nov 201718Dec 201716
Jan 201813Feb 201810Mar 201810
Apr 20187

All Rates in US$ per person, Applicable taxes payable 30 days prior to departure only for India Tour

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Deluxe Cabin
For departures October 21,2017 through April 7,2018 US$ 10,490 US$ 5,980 N/A
Junior Suite
For departures October 21,2017 through April 7,2018 US$ 17,980 US$ 9,460 N/A
Presidential Suite
For departures October 21,2017 through April 7,2018 US$ 52,949 US$ 26,475 US$ 26,475
Suite
For departures October 21,2017 through April 7,2018 US$ 27,600 US$ 13,800 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.

Taxes 

Taxes for all tours in India are calculated and are due 30 days prior to departure, at the applicable rate in accordance to the Indian government guidelines. Payments for taxes are expected in the form of a check to Palace Tours. If payment is made by credit card a surcharge of 5% will be applied. Taxes should be paid before any travel documents are issued.

At the time of printing there is a 10.965% service tax on total cost and commercial tax of USD 15 per person

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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