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Maharajas Express : Treasures of India by Rail


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Extending over three spectacular cities in India, this tour brings you the best tourist destinations available in the country within a mere three days. Here you get to travel from one lovely city or attraction such as the Taj Mahal to the next, onboard the luxurious Maharaja Express train.  So even if you have spent a morning trailing tigers and leopards through Ranthambore National Park, you can return to the train to enjoy luxurious meals created by chefs. Then as you travel to the pink walled city of Jaipur you can ride elephants, tour palaces and forts and find out the many stories that surround their creation.

 

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.

Itinerary


Cities Covered Agra ,  New Delhi

08:00--Guests will enjoy a welcome reception and check-in formalities at Delhi's Safdarjung Railway Station.

09:30--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Agra.

10:00--Brunch will be served on board the train.

14:05--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Agra, "The City of Mughal Splendor!"

14:30--Passengers will proceed to visit the Taj Mahal.

19:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express OR participate in an OPTIONAL activity: attend Mohabbat The Taj Show.

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




Cities Covered Agra ,  Sawai Madhopur

07:00--Passengers will proceed to visit the Agra Fort OR may choose the OPTIONAL activity: visit the Itmad-Ud-Daula.

09:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express, where breakfast will be served on board the train.

09:45--The Maharajas' Express will depart for Sawai Madhopur. During the trip, lunch will be served on board.

14:15--The train will arrive in Sawai Madhopur, and passengers will proceed to an exciting game drive in nearby Ranthambore National Park.

17:15--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

19:00--As the train departs for Jaipur, dinner will be served on board.




Cities Covered Jaipur

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

09:00--The Maharajas' Express will arrive in Jaipur, "The Pink City!" Passengers will proceed to visit the Amber Fort OR may choose to participate in OPTIONAL activities: spa treatments at a palace hotel OR a private shopping tour OR a visit to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar Observatory OR a golf outing at Rambagh Golf Club.

12:30--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

13:30--Lunch will be served on board the train.

17:15--Passengers will proceed to the Jai Mahal, the city palace, for an exciting evening painting, feeding, and riding elephants, followed by dinner and a dance performance.

21:00--Return to the comfort of the Maharajas' Express.

23:00--The train 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.





Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Nov 201825Dec 201823Jan 201920
Feb 201917Mar 201917Apr 201914
Oct 201920Nov 201917Dec 201915
Jan 202012Feb 20209Mar 20208

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 departure November 25,2018 US$ 6,760 US$ 3,850 N/A
For departure December 23,2018 US$ 7,260 US$ 4,350 N/A
For departures January 20,2019 through March 8,2020 US$ 6,760 US$ 3,850 N/A
Junior Suite
For departure November 25,2018 US$ 9,410 US$ 4,950 N/A
For departure December 23,2018 US$ 9,910 US$ 5,450 N/A
For departures January 20,2019 through March 8,2020 US$ 9,410 US$ 4,950 N/A
Presidential Suite
For departure November 25,2018 US$ 25,800 US$ 12,900 US$ 12,900
For departure December 23,2018 US$ 26,300 US$ 13,400 US$ 13,400
For departures January 20,2019 through March 8,2020 US$ 25,800 US$ 12,900 US$ 12,900
Suite
For departure November 25,2018 US$ 15,200 US$ 7,600 N/A
For departure December 23,2018 US$ 15,700 US$ 8,100 N/A
For departures January 20,2019 through March 8,2020 US$ 15,200 US$ 7,600 N/A

 

 

There is no surcharge for Credit Cards.

 

 

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 plus applicable due at the time of booking
100% or  balance no later than 65 days prior to tour departure date
In case of Companion Booking:
1st Adult - 25% of the published plus applicable tax is due at the time of booking
2nd Adult - Full 50% of the published price plus applicable tax is due at the time of booking 
The remainding balance of 65 days is due prior to the departure date
 
CANCELLATION FEES:
(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 50% of the total tour value if cancelled 45-64 days prior to the date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 0-44 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(iv) Companion Case: 1st Adult regular fees, 2nd Adult will be charged Full 50% fare irrespective of the number of days from the date of cancelation to departure 
(v) 15% Administrative Fee is charged against any refunds of the service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
Please consider that these dates are international and there are an additional 5 days in order for the refunds to be processed 
 
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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