Experience Varanasi Tour: 1 day Private Guided Tour

Duration: 14 hours
Destination: India, Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi

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  • 14 hours
  • Varanasi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


This tour is recommended for Guest having only one day for sightseeing in Varanasi. This tour gives you the best of Varanasi in a day. 
*Meeting at pre-decided place in Varanasi.
* Start with the morning (rowing) boat ride. Witness how people take a dip early in the morning to wash away their sins, perform the rituals and worship the rising Sun. 
* Short break for breakfast and freshen-up.
* After breakfast drive to Sarnath which is around 10 Km from Varanasi. Sarnath is a holy spot of Buddhism, as Buddha preached here his     First Sermon here. Visit the main temple, excavated ruins and the Archaeological Museum (Museum remains closed on Friday).
*Lunch break.
* Go for a walking tour in the residential parts of the old city which helps you to acclimatize with the local culture.
* Finally go for the evening (rowing) boat ride, watch the cremation and attend the Ganga Aarti ceremony.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Experience Varanasi - Private Guided Tours, Varanasi 221005 India

05:30am-0800am Morning boat ride. Visit the river at sunrise, when its banks are alive with the multitude of worshipers who come to immerse themselves honoring life’s milestones as they face the rising run.

08:00am-10:00am Breakfast.

10:00am-01:00pm. Drive to Sarnath where Lord Buddha preached his First Sermon. Visit the main temple & see the fresco work, excavated ruins & museum (The museum closed on Friday).

01:00-03:30pm Lunch.

03:30-05:00pm Walking Tour: This is a rich cultural walk which takes you through the heart of the residential areas in the old city where the Bengali community lives. It gives you an opportunity to acclimatize with the culture and understand how people live here for thousands of year.

05:00pm-07:00pm Evening boat ride: Take a boat on what is referred to as the `River of Heaven’ immersing in daily ritual, rich with the chanting of priests, sound of temple bells and  fragrance of flowers and incense. Aarti. Watch the cremations and Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Duration: 14 hours

  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide including recommendations for eating, drinking, museums, attractions, festivals and more!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Two private boat rides
  • Entry/Admission - Experience Varanasi - Private Guided Tours

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh

Traveler pickup is offered
We always meet our Guest at their hotel at the begining of the tour and drop them back to the hotel after the tour.
However for the captioned hotels (1)Tree of Life (2) Grapevine, we will send the car to pick and drop the guest, your guide will meet you at a decided meeting point in the city since both the hotels are far away from the city.

Departure Time

5:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


14 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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