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Maharajas Express: An Indian Splendour


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Spend a week weaving through thousands of years of history, myriad cultures, and natural wonders on an adventure in the land of kings. 

Watch sunlight dance across the marble spires of the Taj Mahal. Catch a glimpse of regal tigers darting through Ranthambore National Park. Wander through the bustling bazaars along city streets before raising glasses with royalty. All this and more as you traverse more than 1,000 miles on an exotic journey through India's beautiful heartland.

Highlights

  • Sip champagne at breakfast before the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal.
  • Take a game drive through Ranthambore National Park on a search for elusive tigers.
  •  Paint your own elephant in the Pink City of Jaipur.
  • Experience sundowner cocktails on the sand dunes in Bikaner.
  • Relish in an exquisite gala dinner in Jodhpur.
  • Mingle with modern maharajas at a royal luncheon in Udaipur.
  • Unearth the past in one of the world's largest dinosaur excavation sites and parks.

Itinerary


Cities Covered : Agra ,  New Delhi

We pick up our guests at 9:30 AM from their hotel in Delhi and go on a sight seeing tour of Delhi. You may visit sights such as Humayun's Tomb and the impressive Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199 from sandstone and marble. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial Arch), the President's House and Parliament House. Enjoy visits to Birla Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, the largest Sikh house of worship in Delhi.

Once done with the tour of Delhi, the guests will be taken to the train station to board the luxurious Maharajas Express. The itinerary below covers approximate schedule of the tour once boarding the Maharajas Express.

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 Agra.

Palace Tours Special Offers with this tour :

  • Airport Pickup upon arrival in Delhi.
  • Chauffer driven car at disposal for the time the guests are in Delhi. Guide available on-call.
Accommodation : Maharajas Express,New Delhi or similiar


Cities Covered : Agra

7:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra, the "City of Mughal Splendor!"

9:45--Enjoy a champagne breakfast at the Taj Khema, overlooking the spectacular Taj Mahal.

10:45--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR visit Itmad-ud-Daula OR visit Fatephur Sikri.

13:00--Lunch will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.

14:30--Visit the Agra Fort OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a private shopping tour OR rest and relaxation at five-star spa facilities.

18:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in an OPTIONAL activity: watch Mohabbat The Taj Show.

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

20:45--The train will depart for Sawai Madhopur.



Cities Covered : Sawai Madhopur

6:30--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Sawai Madhopur! Breakfast will be served on board the train. Passengers will proceed to nearby Ranthambore National Park, where they will enjoy an exciting game drive!

9:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

11:50--The train will depart for Jaipur. Lunch will be served on board the Maharajas' Express.

13:40--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!"

14:30--Passengers can enjoy a tour of the Jantar Mantar Observatory OR participate in OPTIONAL activities: a private shopping tour OR rest and relaxation at five-star spa facilities OR golfing at the Rambagh Golf Club OR a visit to the Amber Fort.

17:45--Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an evening painting, riding, and feeding majestic elephants, followed by dinner.

21:30: Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

23:00--The train will depart 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.

21:00--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 Bishno 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.

17:30--Enjoy fireworks, a puppet show, and a royal cocktail evening in the Hanwant Mahal.

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

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



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 as the train departs for Balasinor.



Cities Covered : Balasinor (Vadasinor)

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

08:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Balasinor!

8:15--Passengers will proceed to the Dinosaur Fossil Park, followed by a walking tour of the village.

11:00--Passengers will proceed to the Garden Palace of Balasinor.

11:40--Enjoy a grand welcome at the Garden Palace before a luncheon hosted by the Royal Family of Balasinor.

14:45--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

15:15--The train will depart for Mumbai.

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

Cities Covered : Mumbai (Bombay)

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

0815--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Railway Terminus.

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.



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Sep 201730Oct 201728Nov 201725
Dec 201723Jan 201820Feb 201817
Mar 201817

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 September 30,2017 through November 25,2017 US$ 10,490 US$ 5,980 N/A
For departure December 23,2017 US$ 10,990 US$ 6,480 N/A
For departures January 20,2018 through March 17,2018 US$ 10,490 US$ 5,980 N/A
Junior Suite
For departures September 30,2017 through November 25,2017 US$ 17,980 US$ 9,460 N/A
For departure December 23,2017 US$ 18,480 US$ 9,960 N/A
For departures January 20,2018 through March 17,2018 US$ 17,980 US$ 9,460 N/A
Presidential Suite
For departures September 30,2017 through November 25,2017 US$ 47,400 US$ 23,700 US$ 23,700
For departure December 23,2017 US$ 47,900 US$ 24,200 US$ 24,200
For departures January 20,2018 through March 17,2018 US$ 47,400 US$ 23,700 US$ 23,700
Suite
For departures September 30,2017 through November 25,2017 US$ 27,600 US$ 13,800 N/A
For departure December 23,2017 US$ 28,100 US$ 14,300 N/A
For departures January 20,2018 through March 17,2018 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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