Enchanting North India & Varanasi
Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline, including 23kgs checked luggage.
  • Return airport transfers
  • 13 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis in the hotel standard of your choice!
  • Breakfast daily 
  • Welcome dinner to get to know your group
  • In depth sightseeing throughout 
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation 
  • The services of a professional English speaking Webjet tour guide throughout
  • All monument entrance fees as per the itinerary

Unique included experiences:

  • Rickshaw ride in streets of Old Delhi
  • Jeep ride to the Amber Fort
  • Early morning boat cruise on the sacred Ganges

Tour Highlights:

  • Explore in and around the grounds of the Taj Mahal! 
  • Be awestruck by the Mughal architecture of the Agra Fort
  • View the Red Fort, Qutab Minar and sacred Raj Ghat of Delhi
  • Visit the Eastern and Western group of ancient temples in Khajuraho
  • Explore and understand the importance of one of India’s holiest cities, Varanasi
  • Marvel at the old world charm of Lucknow
  • Ride on one of the most famous rail networks in the world from Lucknow – Delhi

Enhance your journey even further: 

Simply add on one of these brilliant tour extensions which all include ~ internal airfares, airport transfers, accommodation, sightseeing and more!

6 Day Taste of Nepal extension – See the itinerary here

7 Day Kerala & Backwaters Cruise extension – See the itinerary here

Please select the 15 Day tour first, then select your extension when you hit the ‘BUY NOW’ 

 

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!

See the What You Get section for more.

Fine Print

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary.

Extensions: To choose your extension, you will need to purchase both your North India voucher and the extension voucher (located AFTER you hit ‘Buy Now’) per person. Multiple extensions may be purchased.

  • 6 Day Taste of Nepal extension – Superior $1499 per person Deluxe $1599 per person
  • 7 Day Kerala & Backwaters Cruise extension – Superior $1099 per person Deluxe $1299 per person

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

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.

Please note: If you are a single traveller you will need to purchase the single supplement for both the 15 day tour and the optional extension.

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Southern Airlines (Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Air India or similar if unavailable)
  • Perth or Brisbane – Return economy airfare with China Southern (Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines or similar if unavailable)
  • Adelaide – Return economy airfare with Singapore Airlines (Malaysia Airlines or similar if Singapore Airlines is unavailable). A $250 interstate surcharge applies per person, please purchase the interstate fee from the extras page in addition to your 15 Day voucher. We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Customers wishing to choose their preferred airline – please purchase your voucher first and request your preferred airline in the ‘special requests’ field when submitting your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then advise if any surcharges are payable. Should you be unhappy with the additional surcharge amount, you will be provided with a full refund of your voucher.
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

Single Supplement:

15 day tour Superior Accommodation – $999 per person in addition to the twin share price

15 day tour Deluxe Accommodation – $1,299 per person in addition to the twin share price

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here.

Please note: If you are a single traveller you will need to purchase the single supplement for both the 15 day tour and the optional extension.

Group Size: 10 – 30 people

Triple Share: Not available

Superior Accommodation: 

Delhi – Hotel Vedas or similar
Jaipur – Hotel Ibis or similar
Agra – Hotel Amar or similar
Orchha – Hotel Amar Mahal or similar
Khajuraho – Hotel Usha Bundela or similar
Allahabad – Hotel Milan Palace or similar
Varanasi – Hotel Meraden Grand or similar
Lucknow – Hotel Sapna Clarks Inn or similar

Deluxe Accommodation: 

Delhi – Hotel Royal Plaza or similar
Jaipur – Hotel Royal Orchid or similar
Agra – Hotel Clarks Shiraz or similar
Orchha – Hotel Amar Mahal or similar
Khajuraho – Hotel Clarks or similar
Allahabad – Hotel Milan Palace or similar
Varanasi – Hotel Hindustan International or similar
Lucknow – Hotel Sapna Clarks Inn or similar

The accommodation listed 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

Optional Tours: You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here 

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 60 days before departure) must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.

Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.

Optional Tours requested within 60 days of travel cannot be accepted.

Flight Variations: 

 If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the initial quote provided, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group, as per the tour itinerary and promotional airfare; 

2. Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available, or;

3. Cancel the vouchers purchased and receive a full refund. 

The quote will include instructions on how to make payment and failure to pay by the stipulated time will cause the quote to lapse.

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Should you choose to vary your arrival date, departure date or airline from the promotional airfare, we are unable to offer the group airport transfer and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

 We are unable to provide additional accommodation for early arrivals or late departures and this will need to be arranged at your own expense.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.

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.

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.

Travel Insurance: 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.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

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

To book your Varanasi and Enchanting North India tour:

  • Bookings essential. Bookings must be made through the online booking system.
  • If you want to book later, please use this link: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings  
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations or modifications permitted
  • Book by 21 June 2017 (Must book a minimum of 65 days prior to departure)

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $1,000 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once your travel dates are booked and confirmed, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and the deposit becomes strictly non-refundable
  • Book early to secure your desired date
  • Final Payment is due no later than 180 days prior to departure. A final invoice will be emailed to you prior to 180 days.

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

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page

Your Varanasi and Enchanting North India Tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

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