Enchanting North India & Varanasi – 2018
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Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to match your travel needs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essential Package

  • Return international airfares departing with a full service airline including 23kgs checked baggage
  • 13 nights standard 3* accommodation on a twin share basis in comfortable, well positioned hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation
  • The services of a professional English speaking Webjet tour guide throughout entire tour
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • No peak season surcharges!

Classic Package

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded superior 3-4* star accommodation throughout
  • Hassle free return airport transfers including meet & greet
  • Welcome dinner to get to know your group
  • Extra sightseeing & experiences, including:
    • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
    • A visit to Humayuns Tomb
    • Explore the majestic Amber Fort
    • City Palace Museum of Jaipur
    • Unearth the Agra Fort
    • Visit the Western Group of Temple in Khajuraho
    • Boat ride on the Ganges during a Aarti ceremony
    • See the Bara Imambara in Lucknow

Signature Package

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded deluxe 4* star & Heritage accommodation throughout
  • A small intimate group experience (20 people max)
  • Extra sightseeing & experiences, including:
    • A guided tour of Qutub Minar
    • Visit to Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory
    • Explore the Orchha Palace
    • Visit to Sarnath near Varanasi
  • Included culinary experiences at:
    • Lunch at a local restaurant in Jaipur
    • Lunch at a local restaurant in Orchha
    • Lunch at a local restaurant in Lucknow

Enhance your journey further with one of the following extensions:

Goa Extension – EssentialClassic and Signature
Kerela Extension – EssentialClassic and Signature 
Corbett National Park – Essential, Classic and Signature

Highlights

Experience an unmissable, fully-guided 15 day Enchanting North India & Varanasi tour! Start your journey in India’s capital, Delhi, a major gateway to the country. Enjoy local cuisine, see the Red Fort and the President’s residence, the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Be awed as you walk inside the famous Taj Mahal, find enlightenment at the holy site of Daswamedha Ghat in Varanasi. 

No trip to India is complete without experiencing a train journey! Ride on one of the most famous rail networks in the world from Lucknow to Delhi.

Marvel at the beauty of the region’s diverse landscapes and learn the history of this cultured and treasured land, all with the knowledge and guidance of expert guides.

Your package includes return international airfares, accommodation, dedicated tour guide, breakfast daily, sightseeing, entrance fees and more! Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to match your travel needs. Choose from Essential Package or upgrade to experience more. 

Essential Package:

 Our Essential packages are for those travellers wanting to experience the destination affordably and in their own way. These packages give you the flexibility of more free time or to tailor make your holiday with your preferred sightseeing. We have included the Essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, standard accommodation, a professional Webjet tour guide and more.

Classic Package:

The Classic package is for the traveller wanting the best of both worlds! We have included all the essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide plus relax knowing you have more sightseeing, more meals, superior upgraded accommodation and other benefits included in your Classic Package. 

 Signature Package:

The works! For those travellers wanting to leave nothing to chance. All the perks like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide while enjoying the most meals, the most sightseeing and deluxe upgraded accommodation.

See the What You Get section for more.

Fine Print

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement:

 Essentials – $599 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 
Classic – $699 per person in addition to your twin share voucher
Signature – $999 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size

Essential: 2 – 35 people
Classic: 2 – 35 people
Signature: 2 – 20 people

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: To purchase this tour as land only (no flights) by clicking here.

Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Essential

Delhi: Sunstar Grand or similar
Jaipur: Royal Orchid Central or similar
Agra: Crystal Inn or similar
Orchha: Orchha Resort or similar
Khajuraho: Syna Heritage or similar
Allahabad: Milan Palace or similar 
Varanasi: New Temple Town or similar
Lucknow: Spana Clarks Inn or similar

Classic

Delhi: Africa Avenue or similar
Jaipur: Zone by Park or similar
Agra: Amar or similar
Orchha: Amar Mahal or similar
Khajuraho: Clarks Inn or similar
Allahabad: Milan Palace or similar 
Varanasi: Grapevine or similar
Lucknow: Spana Clarks Inn or similar

Signature

Delhi: Hanz Plaza or similar
Jaipur: Fern or similar
Agra: Clarks Shiraz or similar
Orchha: Amar Mahal or similar
Khajuraho: Ramada Hotel or similar
Allahabad: Milan Palace or similar 
Varanasi: Grapevine or similar
Lucknow: Lebua Hotel or similar

Optional Tours:

Old Delhi Rickshaw Ride – $5 per person (approx)
Old Delhi Lunch at Chor Bizarre – $29 per person (approx)
Guided visit to Humayun’s Tomb – $59 per person (approx)
Guided visit to Qutab Minar – $55 per person (approx)
Delhi – Dinner at local restaurant – $53 per person (approx)
Guided visit of Amber Fort – $55 per person (approx)
Jaipur Lunch at a local retaurant – $54 per person (approx)
Visit to Jantar Mantar Observatory – $44 per person (approx)
Guided tour of Agra Fort – $64 per person (approx)
Visit to Orchha Palace & Cenotaphs – $31 per person (approx)
Lunch at a local restaurant Orchha – $19 per person (approx)
Khajurahos Western Temples – $39 per person (approx)
Witness a Aarti ceremony by boat – $13 per person (approx)
Bara Imambara & Chhota Imambara – $51 per person (approx)
Lucknow lunch at a local retaurant – $34 per person (approx)

Please refer to the itinerary for more information 

 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All optional tours are bookable and payable direct with your Tour Guide on tour in foreign currency only (AUD or USD). For legal reasons, our guides are not able to accept payment in local currency (INR) unless you have an “encashment certificate”. 

Customers can also pay with Credit Card, however need to present a copy of their passport along with a copy of the front and back of their Credit Card. 

Optional tours are subject to minimum numbers.  

Prices quoted in Fine Print are in AUD and are an approximate only.

Please ensure you bring along a photocopy of your Visa and Passport to present to your Tour Guide upon purchase.

Extension Itineraries: 

Any Extensions purchased after your initial booking must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated.

Extensions requested after the 2nd Instalment due date are subject to availability and may incur surcharges.

Should you choose to extend your itinerary, note that groups sizes vary and may not be with the same group as the main package, unless specifically requested. Extensions are not fully escorted but still include drivers and guided sightseeing.

Extensions requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

You can purchase your tour extension after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here 

Tipping:

At the start of your tour:

Through our experience we have found that our travellers are often confused, frustrated or embarrassed about tipping, especially if they are unsure of the correct etiquette in the country they are visiting.  To overcome this, we have established an on-tour ‘Tipping Kitty’. Upon meeting your tour guide, they will discuss the idea of having a group pooled kitty, where everyone contributes an equal share. This is to cover small tips made along the way to local services such as porters, railway station assistants (if applicable), restaurants (included meals only), toilet stops,  tips to shoe keepers during temple and monument visit. Your guide will collect this amount at the start of your tour and tip the intended recipient’s on your behalf allowing you to enjoy your experience more freely.

The amount to budget for on this trip for the kitty is: INR 2585 per person

Please note that this doesn’t cover a tip for your tour leader & driver.

Towards the end of your tour:

If you have enjoyed the knowledge, service and expertise of your tour guide and driver a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally. It helps reward and inspire excellent service. The following is provided to assist our guests, but we leave the decision to provide a gratuity entirely at their discretion:

The group leader: Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of INR 4195 per person for the full tour

The driver & assistant:  Our past guests have left gratuities based on their overall service of INR 1400 per person for the full tour

Gratuities aren’t compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. Your guide will hand around two envelops towards the end of the tour (1 Tour Guide and 1 Driver envelope) to make the process as easy as possible.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 2nd Instalment: $1,000 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 90 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days,
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 210 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

 Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Exchanging Money: When exchanging Australian dollars into Indian Rupees or withdrawing funds from an ATM while in India, always retain the transaction receipt. You may be required to present the receipt as proof of withdrawal if purchasing items with cash.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

 

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

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