Private Agra Day Tour with Culture Walk

Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Agra
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Agra
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Discover the magnificence of the Mughal Empire on a private day trip to the walled city of Agra! Traveling by train and private vehicle from Delhi, visit the UNESCO-listed Taj Mahal, a beautiful monument to love and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Option of doing a cultural walking tour or do sightseeing of the Agra Fort. Sightseeing, entrance fees, railway transfers, train tickets, and two meals (aboard the train) are included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Round-trip train fares
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nizamuddin Railway Station, New Delhi India

Start with a pickup from your Delhi hotel between 6:30 – 7 a.m. to the city’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station, where you’ll catch the premium non-stop fast train to Agra with light breakfast served on board.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India

Meet your driver upon arrival and make your way to the iconic Taj Mahal with your guide. Taj Mahal was commissioned by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Learn about Mughal architecture as your guide discusses the Mughal empire’s history.  

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India

Thereafter head to the imposing Agra Fort, made of red sandstone white marble.
If you opt for the Culture Walk, you head for the walk and admire the fort from outside the Army Gate - you do not visit inside the fort.
If you opt to visit the Agra Fort instead, entry to Agra Fort is included, along with a knowledgeable guide. The guide will regale you with stories about the history and anecdotes associated with the fort. You will end up spending anywhere between 30 minutes to 90 minutes exploring this massive, yet fascinating fort. 
If cultural walk option selected - Start the cultural walk and head to Ambedkar Park that is named in the memory of the architect of Indian constitution Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Hop onto a cycle rickshaw and head to the old bazaar area. Visit the mid-17th century Shahi Jama Masjid. Then tickle your taste buds in an Indian snack shop and a shop specializing in Paan – which is a combination of areca nut and other ingredients wrapped in a betel leaf.
During the walk, your guide will suggest places for lunch. Then visit a place specializing in bridal wear, and perhaps witness one of the dresses being handcrafted. Thereafter visit a local temple dedicated to Hindu deity Shiva, and marvel at a balcony with intricately carved sculptors.
Then walk through a spice market and see as well as smell and taste various spices in different forms - whole, chopped, ground, roasted, sautéed, and fried. End your walk in a garden dating back to Mughal times, and affording a magnificent view of the majestic Taj Mahal. Also, get an opportunity to get dressed in age-old Mughal attire and feel like royalty.
Catch the evening train to Delhi, and enjoy a meal on board.
A private driver will transfer you to your hotel.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Delhi
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Professional driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach in train
  • Culture Walk (if option selected)
  • Breakfast and evening meal aboard train
  • Bottled water in vehicle
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Camera fee in monuments
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid government issued passport is required on the day of travel
  • Please note that tour duration includes travel time; on any given day, traffic conditions in India may be busy and you may spend a good amount of time in transit
  • Tour does not operate on Fridays, as Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Also the fast train does not run on Fridays.
  • IMPORTANT: In order to make train reservation, please confirm the following information upon booking: Full Name, Gender, Age / Date of Birth, Passport Number and Nationality
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick and drop guests from all Hotels/vacations rentals / private residences in Delhi.


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

10 to 12 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 17 Dec 2017 -

NADIA R P

wonderfully organised, done at your pace. Lunch in great international hotel. Friendly guide, you see a lot in one day, and there is always someone with you, felt safe.

Image - 28 Oct 2016 -

Lorraine T

Really great trip. Our guide was so knowledgeable and accommodating, as was the guide for the village tour. All of the arrangements worked well we were escorted to and from the train and were well looked after. Meals were good and transport was comfortable. If you want a hassle free way of visiting these great sights then I can thoroughly recommend.

Image - 20 Feb 2016 -

thecormacks

Excellent tour with informative and friendly guide .
Village walk is great.

Image - 14 Sep 2015 -

Deborah P

The tour of the village was totally different, and did not really fit in with the rest of the tour. It was really a walk through total poverty, which was already evident from driving through the countryside. Unnecessary.

Image - 18 May 2015 -

Warren K

The Taj Mahal ! There is nothing else to say ! This is the moment we looked forward to and it is everything you have imagined - Stunning, inspiring and the memories of a lifetime- La Vacanza Travel used a tour company for our tour and they did an excellent job - however please read about the Kachhpura option below to see if this specific tour is for you -
We were picked up at 5 am because our trip to Agra was by way of the direct train that leaves at 6 am and takes 2.5 hours. This is a great option as compared to driving - you get a reserved seat and its a comfortable ride all the way there - they serve some snacks on board but we brought food from the hotel. We were met at the train station and off we went for the tour. Nothing can compare to the WOW factor of the Taj Mahal - Our guide Sanjay has a History degree and was a fountain of information - extremely professional and friendly - he clearly is an expert in his field and his explanations were very clear and interesting. We bought the photo package at the Taj Mahal - for about 100 US we had personal photographer take 60 photos of us that were developed, printed and put in an album before we left - he posed us and got us the most incredible memories. Most importantly you get the jpg images on a computer disc so you can make your own prints and load them to your computer that night ! this was well worth it for a trip of a lifetime - we spent plenty of time at the Taj Lunch was included and was a buffet at a 5 star hotel in Agra and was delicious. We went to the Agra Fort and had an extensive tour of the palace and also toured the mini Taj - Now the Kachhpura Village is an interesting option - it is billed as a Mughal heritage walking tour but in reality it has a little bit of Mughal relics but more importantly it is a walk into a typical rural village - its not easy to see the way of life and poverty but the people are friendly and their spirit is inspiring. We were glad we did it - Ask for Sanjay !

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