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Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Duration: 10 to 12 hours depending on the traffic and weather conditions
Destination: India, Delhi, New Delhi
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Overview

Step back in time and discover the glory of the Mughal Empire of India on this private day trip to Agra from Delhi. See ancient architecture significant to India’s history such as the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) and the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal monument. Of course, a visit to this country is not complete without a tour of the Taj Mahal, one of the most recognized symbols of India. Your own private guide will ensure that you get an in-depth experience of these emblematic structures.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Step back in time on a history tour


What You Can Expect

Take a private tour of several antique structures of Agra, a city on the banks of the Yamuna River. Private pickup will take you from Delhi approximately four hours to Agra. Stop first at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Agra Fort, a treasure house of Mughal architecture.
This 94-acre (34-hectare) brick fort dates back to 1080 AD and has seen many battles and undergone major renovations. Witness the interesting fusion of Hindu and Islamic influences on its construction and decor as you walk inside the fort with your guide and learn about the different functions of the buildings including the Moti Masjid (Pearl Fort), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience), Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience), Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and more.

Head to the Taj-Mahal, India’s most iconic building and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Along the way, stop at a popular restaurant for traditional Indian eats.

Spanning an area of about 1,000 acres (400 hectares), this majestic architectural wonder offers incredible sights. On your guided tour, admire the structure’s magnificent construction, the intricate exterior and interior decor, the beautiful garden and the outlying red-sandstone buildings. Its most predominant structure, the white-domed marble mausoleum, was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and combines Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles.

Finally, visit the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, situated on the opposite bank of the Yamuna from the Taj Mahal and commonly known as the Baby Taj. Built between 1622 and 1628 by Empress Nur Jahan for her father, the mausoleum is often described as a jewel box. Admire the trellis work and precious stone inlay as you listen to your guide’s commentary and learn about the strong Persian influence on the tomb’s design—the first in India entirely made out of marble.

At the end of private tour, sit back and relax on the drive back to Delhi.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Private tour
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees to all site attractions
  • Lunch
  • All necessary transportation to/from site attractions
  • Mineral water
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No strict dress code is enforced at tour sites. However, please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 8 people

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Departs from the Delhi International Airport, your Delhi hotel, or other locations per your request
After booking, please contact the local tour operator to provide exact pickup location in Delhi (contact info will be provided on your confirmation voucher)

Departure Time

7am

Duration

10 to 12 hours depending on the traffic and weather conditions

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options

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User's Reviews

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Katzee

I cannot recommend this tour enough. Really great experience and our guide Hussain was the best! He gave really amazing insights, made the tour around the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort really easy and insightful and was super helpful with some amazing pictures he helped us take. We had a lovely lunch and small shopping spree and then we headed home. Trip was about 3 hours each way from a Delhi to Agra - so its a long day with an early start but well worth it!

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Joe

I highly recommend the Private Tour: Day Trip to Agra from Delhi to visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The private tour driver was professional and drove safely from Delhi and Agra and back during difficult driving conditions with heavy fog in and around Delhi. I was delighted the fog lifted enough to clearly see the Taj Mahul and the beautiful gardens. My guide at the Taj Mahul was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Taj Mahul and it's history. We arrived two hours late to Agra due to an accident on the highway, but yet toured the Taj Mahul and Agra Fort then had time for a quick lunch before heading back to Delhi for a 9PM flight. Great tour and beautiful place to visit!

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Carla W

This tour was amazing!

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Fred L

Nothing to complain about other than the highway to Agra could use smoother pavement. The drive was there before 6am at the hotel, and had let the doorman know. We had forgotten to reconfirm 24hrs in advance. when we walked down - the doorman figured it out and off we went. Driver stopped at one of the gas/rest areas along the way for a BIO break - it could have been a stop along an American highway. It was clean enough. The tour guide was excellent - and while he had his set speech - he was willing to answer anything in detail, take our pictures - shows the places for the classic shots, explain the Duwali festival that week. Kept the local hawkers away from us. Just great. Lunch was fine, other tourists where there. It was not a tour bus stop. friendly staff - we did not get sick. Only complaint of the trip - but hey - they have to earn a living - was the stop at the Marble shop for the SEMI-hard sell to buy an inlaid-marble piece. But a polite not thank you and they did not hassle you. It is incredible work - it just doesn't fit into where we live. Agra Fort - was interesting and the guide made something bland very interesting. A whole different picture view of the Taj from there.
The ride back was as uneventful as the drive there - he was safe driver and we made one rest stop on the way back. And just like the information - it was 12hrs and 10min - door to door. It was a GREAT day. NO HASSLE. I was thinking of taking the hi-speed train - well then you have a lot of logistics - hotelstationwait for traintrain to Taj Fort - Hmm where to eat then to Agra train station - the repeat the originating logistics. Sure you can do all that - but this was so much easier. I have ridden trains in India and that would have been fun for my wife - but it would have made for a real busy day. We have other train rides to do in India. Just a great trip - thank you!

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Nioma S

This tour was amazing! As someone who doesn't usually book tour guides, I am so glad I did so on this trip as our guide gave us a wealth of information and took us around different placesoutside of the crowds to take great pictures!

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A magical day

Main entrance

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Our holiday in Taj Mahal

Celebrate our wedding anniversary in famous Taj Mahal

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Taj Mahal in Agra The Love temple

Roberto and Antonella at one of the seven wonders.Unforgettable.

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At the Taj Mahal with our guide Mohd Jugnu

At the Taj Mahal with our guide Mohd Jugnu

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Taj Mahal

Just one of many Taj Mahal photos as we walked down to it

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Selfie at Taj

Selfie at Taj

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Jardins Taj Mahal

Mari Eli nos Jardins do Taj Mahal

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