India's Golden Triangle & Mumbai with Goa Beach Stay

India's Golden Triangle & Mumbai with Goa Beach Stay

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India's Golden Triangle & Mumbai with Goa Beach Stay

14 Days Starting in Delhi, India and ending in Goa, India

Visiting: Delhi, New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Amber fort, Mumbai, Dabolim, Cavelossim Beach

Tour operator:

Riviera Travel

Tour code:

IG

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 50

Age range:

9-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$3488 (USD) including Flights from the UK

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Tour Overview

Known for its rich history, vibrant culture and tantalising spices, India never ceases to enchant. Visit the three cities known as the 'Golden Triangle' - New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Maharajas, watch the dawn mist rise over the Taj Mahal and discover India's busiest market bazaars. Then unwind on the beach in the serene coastal region of South Goa.

Highlights

  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund

  • A wonderful tour of Northern India's 'Golden Triangle' including the breathtaking Taj Mahal bathed in soft, early morning light. Marvel at the simple purity of the white marble and the exquisite craftsmanship of its inlay.

  • Visit Amber Fort, located in the beautiful hills of Jaipur, home to one of India's most powerful Maharajas.

  • See the 400-year-old abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri on a guided tour.

  • Enjoy a two-night stay in the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, an architectural jewel of Mumbai.

  • Relax and unwind for a 5-night stay in the coastal region of South Goa where you are free to explore at your leisure.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Overnight Flight To Delhi
Location: Delhi

You’ll travel to the airport for your overnight flight to Delhi.

Day 2 : New Delhi
Location: New Delhi
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

On arrival, we’ll transfer to New Delhi for a one-night stay in a five-star hotel. After a short rest, we commence our orientation guided tour of New Delhi. Designed on an imperial scale by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1911, New Delhi is bisected by wide, tree-lined avenues, a hub which clearly reflects the Raj legacy and is home to the former Viceroy's Palace, now the Presidential Palace.



Following the imposing Rajpath - or Kingsway - a vast parade, passing both the India Gate and the office of the Indian Government as well as visiting some of Dehli's older monuments, our orientation includes Qutub Minar, known as Victory Tower. This minaret is the tallest stone tower in India.



You'll have the opportunity to choose your own restaurant for lunch and dinner during the day and our expert tour manager and local guide is on hand to direct you to the most authentic Indian cuisine.

Day 3 : Old Delhi & Train To Agra
Location: Old Delhi, Agra
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tajview Agra-IHCL SeleQtions

This morning, we continue exploring the city, visiting Old Delhi with a guided walking tour from the Salaam Baalak Trust. See the city through the eyes of the children who used to live and work on the streets of Delhi as you wander through narrow alleys and bustling bazaars. Hear their stories first-hand and uncover lesser-known attractions, known only to the locals, with this eye-opening experience.



After the tour, we hop aboard a bicycle-driven rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Known as Moonlight Square, Chandni Chowk is a densely populated neighbourhood in Old Delhi and more than three centuries old. Home to one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, you'll find craftsmen, jewellers, eateries and sweetshops - a veritable treasure trove of Indian culture. Explore the everyday life of locals as you walk through the spice markets and satisfy your appetite with Indian street food, including stuffed parathas and jalebis.



You’ll have time to seek out a restaurant in Old Delhi for lunch before we leave for our train journey to Agra, arriving at the second city of the golden triangle in the late afternoon.

Day 4 : Taj Mahal
Location: Taj Mahal
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Tajview Agra-IHCL SeleQtions

We’ll be heading out early today to catch the sun rising over the Taj Mahal. The early morning light, as the mist rises from the Yamuna River behind it, captures its ethereal beauty at its best - it's not hard to see why this stunning marble palace is known as the 'Crown Jewel of India'. Built to house the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal - Emperor Johan's wife - it took 20,000 men 22 years to finish it. A combination of extraordinary craftsmanship, meticulous symmetry and abundant history makes this wonder of the world one of the most amazing monuments on the planet - and you'll have plenty of time to marvel at it from all angles.



The tour continues with a visit to the red sandstone Agra Fort. Completed in 1573, it was the headquarters of the Moghul Empire, boasting vast size and opulence; its buildings make it more of a walled palace than a fort. Later in the afternoon, you’ll be able to enjoy some free time. In the evening, you’ll have the option of ending the day with another optional visit to the Taj Mahal to witness the shrine at sunset or experience Mohabat-e-Taj, a live performance Show. Alternatively take a visit to Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb (known as Baby Taj) and Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight Garden), a photographer’s haven. All three optional experiences include dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5 : Fatehpur Sikri
Location: Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Radisson Jaipur City Center
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we depart Agra and continue towards the ancient abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1571 as Emperor Akbar's Imperial capital. Although mysteriously abandoned 15 years later, it remains in a remarkable state of preservation. Wander through this magnificent fortified city with numerous palaces, wide courtyards and beautiful carvings to explore.



The drive continues to our final destination for the day, Rajasthan's capital city, Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City' due to the colour of its walls and many buildings. We stop en route for lunch - the perfect opportunity to sample some local delicacies.

Day 6 : Jaipur & Amber Fort
Location: Jaipur, Amber fort
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Radisson Jaipur City Center

Waking up in the last city of India’s famous Golden Triangle, Jaipur, this morning we visit the immense Amber fort, located in the hills just a short drive from the city. Sampling all the most fascinating sights, the guided tour includes sections reserved for the Maharajah's wives and concubines as well as a remarkable hall of mirrors, with tiny delicate convex mirrors embedded like mosaics in the walls and ceilings. Look out for the Belgium crystal chandeliers hanging above exquisite marble floors, cut from the very quarries that supplied the builders of the Taj Mahal in this wonderfully opulent setting.



After lunch at your leisure, the tour of this ancient city continues. We’ll visit the magnificent City Palace, still home to the present Maharajah of Jaipur, where you can view collections of costumes, carpets, paintings and the impressive armoury. Another highlight of the day is a stop at The Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in 1726, known to be one of the best preserved of India's historic observatories.

Day 7 : Flight To Mumbai
Location: Mumbai
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Taj Mahal Tower
Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we leave the 'Pink City' and fly to the capital city of the state of Maharashtra, Mumbai. Known as Bombay until 1995, Mumbai was formed in the 18th and 19th centuries as part of an engineering project. Recognised as the cultural capital of India, it's synonymous with the Bollywood film industry and the birthplace of Bollywood Day. Some of India's most beloved landmarks can be found here, with architectural influences visible in the city's buildings from Art Deco to Indo-Saracenic.



After checking in to a luxurious five-star hotel in the Colaba area, we take a heritage walk through the hotel hosted by a butler. The Taj Mahal Palace hotel, built in 1902 is amongst the most celebrated, iconic hotels in the country with a rich history, where every pillar tells a story. Our tour concludes in the Sea Lounge for a delicious Afternoon Tea. Known for its old colonial charm with art deco furniture, you can enjoy delightful local Indian favourites and classic English delicacies with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea.

Day 8 : Mumbai
Location: Mumbai
Meals Included: Dinner

Today we embark on a tour of Mumbai's cultural institutions, historical sights and bustling markets. This morning's tour includes a trip to one of Mumbai's most famous monuments, the iconic 'Gateway of India'. Steeped in history, this bold basalt arch, facing out to Mumbai Harbour, was designed by Scottish Architect Geroge Witter. It was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, incorporating influences from Indian, Indo-Islamic and Roman architecture.



From there, we visit the Prince of Wales Museum, one of the most prominent museums of India, the exquisitely sculpted Flora Fountain and the thought-provoking Gandhi Museum, as well as seeing the bright lights of Marine Drive Promenade.



This evening, we venture into the city for a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 9 : Flight To Dabolim, Goa
Location: Dabolim
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach

Today we fly to Goa for our five-night stay in the coastal region of South Goa.

Day 10 : Free Days
Location: Cavelossim Beach
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Radisson Blu Resort Goa Cavelossim Beach

Offering a stunning mix of exotic sandy beaches, mind-blowing seafood and lush greenery, Goa is the perfect place to spend a few days relaxing. Occupied by the Portuguese for over 400 years, South Goa is an interesting fusion of Indian and Portuguese cultures with churches and temples rich in history, so there is lots to explore during your free time.



Sit back, relax and enjoy four days lying in the sunshine. Unwind in our comfortable beach location, take it easy by the pool or explore the local area.



You may also upgrade your stay to the luxurious Taj Exotic Resort & Spa. Sprawled over 56 acres, this hotel blends old-world architecture, flower-lined patios and a sunshine-filled atrium to create a tranquil home away from home. The hotel includes casual and fine-dining eateries, a large outdoor pool, nine-hole golf green and a rejuvenating spa. Please see below in the 'Personalise your Holiday' section and speak to a member of our team for more information.



Day 11 allows you to explore more of Goa with an included optional afternoon sightseeing tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Monument of the Basilica of Bom Jesus a world Heritage Monument. We take a guided heritage walk and explore some of the most interesting and significant historical Portuguese houses, buildings and streets in Panjim City finishing at a Portuguese Goan restaurant for an included dinner.

Day 11

Spend the day at leisure relaxing in Goa or explore more of Goa with an afternoon sightseeing tour. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Monument of the Basilica of Bom Jesus a World Heritage Monument. We take a guided heritage walk and explore some of the most interesting and significant historical Portuguese houses, buildings and streets in Panjim City finishing at a Portuguese Goan restaurant for an included dinner. 

Included experience:

Sightseeing tour of Goa.

Day 12

Spend the day at leisure unwinding in our comfortable beach location, take it easy by the pool, play a round of golf or explore the local area. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to assist you in booking additional excursions.

Day 13

Today is your last day spent at leisure - the perfect time to relax on the beach and take stock of the wonderful memories you have made on your holiday.  

Day 14 : Return Flight
Location: Cavelossim Beach

Today you’ll transfer to airport at the appropriate time for your return flight home.



What's Included

  • Accommodation

    12 nights’ accommodation in four and five-star hotels

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Fully Guided

    The services of a Riviera Travel tour manager

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    11 meals: 9 breakfast, 1 afternoon tea and 1 dinner (2 dinners if optional sightseeing is taken on day 11)

  • 11 tours and visits

  • All transfers

  • All local accommodation taxes

  • All flight taxes

What's Not Included

  • Insurance

  • Tipping and Gratuity

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Whilst the travelling schedule shall pose no problems for people of any age in normal physical health, we would point out that in visiting a number of historical sites, paths may be uneven and uphill and we often enjoy walking tours of the main sights. Therefore, this holiday may not be suitable for clients of greatly impaired mobility. In the tropics temperatures and humidity levels will also be quite high for most of the year. Please consult your GP regarding the appropriate inoculations required for India at least a month before departure

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    We are unable to accommodate children under 9 years old at the date of departure..

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Return flights & transfers

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For almost 40 years

  • I have reduced mobility; can I still travel?

    We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns

  • Do I require travel insurance?

    It is a condition of booking that you carry suitable travel insurance.

  • What is my luggage allowance?

    You will receive details of your luggage allowance with your final travel documents, which are sent approximately 10 days prior to your date of departure.

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David Clarke (Google Reviewer)  

This review is for the...

08-Aug-2023

This review is for the italian Lake Como trip Aug 1-8 Wow what a trip. Riviera from start to finish were excellent the booking and help line answering questions were very good and clear. The travel booklet you get is laid out that it is simple to read and follow with step by step info from booking in to flights to meeting the guides. Our guide Matt Purse was just the best guide and real credit to Riviera with his knowledge and straight forward approach to running the trips. Matt kept us informed and told us all the sort of info you want to know without going over the top....This chap should teach other reps ..thank you so much. The coaches they use are all clean and well equipped with usb chargers and have aircon. The places chosen to visit were well researched even down to where coaches park or drop you off. The Bernina Express was the highlight for our family and matts photo tip was welcomed. The only down point was the hotel,a little dated and evening meal in main restuarant was a bit of a let down. I think we were lucky with our room on level 7 and with balcony as the walls are very thin and noise travels. We would book again with riviera

Barbara Shillaker (Google Reviewer)  

I have been on three...

11-Jan-2024

I have been on three trips with Riviera Travel so far, with two more booked during 2024. Highly recommended. Excellent tour guides. Great program of visits. Great hotels used.

Valerie Pascoe  

We would go again in a heartbeat

22-Jan-2022

Oh my goodness, what a relief it was to actually get away! Full marks to all at Riviera for keeping us up to date before our trip and for the help so cheerfully and patiently given with the extra admin that Covid brought our way. We felt totally safe with the measures taken on board, thank you very much for this. Without exception, Staff were fantastic and our every need was attended to. The additional Covid testing ran smoothly, organised by our Riviera Reps. The guided tours were most interesting: the guides very knowledgeable and more importantly, interesting to listen to. We loved this trip and would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you again Riviera, you were FAB!

Chris Wilson (Google Reviewer)  

Second escorted tour with this...

25-Jul-2022

Second escorted tour with this company. Did 5 days in Iceland tour. Everything went smoothly, excellent tour guide, Per. Extremely knowledgeable and interesting guy. Very friendly too. Highly recommend. Just let down by the room given at the hotel, but I guess the travel company doesn't have control over this.

Kathryn Jurin, GB  

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Riviera have amazing holidays and tours to choose from. The one we chose was South Africa and wow! It turned out to be our best trip ever - incredible memories we will never forget. We’ve been all over the world which was because of all our experiences, this one was awesome. The organisation of the holiday, the guide and the travel was e cells that. The choice of hotels, meals, restaurants, trips was absolutely fantastic - very good quality and character - nothing bland or boring! The Riviera guide was permanently with us along with a South Africa guide and they were both extremely friendly, professional, informative and you could ask any questions you want! I would massively recommend this holiday/trip and when you’ve experienced it, you realise how reasonable the price is. We reflect on this trip a lot and thank you Riviera for giving us such a wonderful experience.

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Joan Yarker (Google Reviewer)  

My first cruise and I...

23-Sep-2023

My first cruise and I couldn’t have done better than my recent Seine River cruise. Carmen the tour organiser was excellent and always willing to go the extra mile to sort out any problems. The crew were amazing , friendly and helpful, the captain was great when explaining the controls on the bridge. Everything was very clean, food truly delicious and the pianist a delight and I was able to indulge my passion for dancing. My fellow guests were a delight and I made many new friends. Thank you Riviera

Christine Hardy (Google Reviewer)  

Although most people seem to...

10-Mar-2024

Although most people seem to book and pay for their holidays online, because we live close by we prefer to make a personal visit. In my opinion if they are offering this as an option they should be better equipped to accommodate visits in person. We have not been on our river cruise yet, so can't comment on that yet.

Rob Steele (Google Reviewer)  

My 3rd Riviera trip within...

16-Feb-2024

My 3rd Riviera trip within a year and I wasn't disappointed 😁 This time it was https://www.rivieratravel.co.uk/escorted-tours/southern-india-coastal-route-solo-travellers This trip, although not cheap, it really offers exceptional value for money as you see a lot of Tamil Nadu and Kerela, stay in fantastic hotels, excellent breakfasts every day as well as some lunches and dinners also included. George Bareham, our "Tour Manager" was brilliant, very professional, but also friendly and diligent. Satheeshan, our local guide was helpful and picked me up antibiotics when I got ill, he was a nice chap, if (for my taste) went on a bit and used 20 words when 1 would suffice. Mr Sweeny, our coach driver was fantastic,really professional and an exceptionally good driver. His assistant, Murgon wad a delight, always smiling and attentive. This is a full on trip, early morning starts and quite a packed itinerary, but still leaving time to laze around some brilliant hotel swimming pools. Only a couple of suggestions to improve the holiday. More shopping time in Cochin and change carriers from Etihad who, unfortunately aren't the excellent airline they used to be. But, will I use Riviera Travel again - Yes 😁

Barbara Parkes (Google Reviewer)  

Presently in Croatia staying at...

22-Sep-2023

Presently in Croatia staying at Arauana Hotel, supposedly a 4 star property, but wouldn't give it any star rating. Rooms are small and dirty. Wallpaper blistering. Meals served in a shed like lean-to. Food like warm, greasy and always self service. Second holiday with Riviera this year and neither at standard advertised. Have travelled with them previously and everything was fine, but standards have really dropped. Have booked a holiday with them next year and now dreading it. Certainly don't provide the standard advertised. We have never stayed in such a hovel and have visited youngsters in back packers accommodation which was far better than this supposedly 4 star accommodation. There are no indoor bars or lounges only a shed as a so called restaurant. Absolutely disgusting. Won't be boking with them again

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    Riviera Travel requires a minimum deposit of 200 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of riviera travel charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 70% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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