Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival you will be met / assisted by our Representative and then transferred to your hotel in Delhi. Stay at The Grand Hotel, DELHI or similar.
Day 2: Delhi to Agra City
8am - After your Breakfast/Check-Out. We begin our heritage tour with Old Delhi city. We visit inside India's oldest & largest mosque Jama Masjid. From here we hop-on a local tricycle to enjoy Rickshaw Ride thru narrow bazaar markets of Chandni Chowk. Here we also taste local pancakes Samosa & masala tea Chai. As you will ride enjoy sighting local life, spice traders, fresh fruit/incense vendors, traditional houses to temples, holy cows to macaques. Not to forget we also have a photo-stop outside residence of the Mughal Empire Red Fort.
12pm - From Old Delhi streets, we continue drive to Mughal-Era rich city of Agra aka the home of Taj Mahal. (Drive includes enroute stop for refreshments). Upon arrival in Agra, you will be met by our representative and taken for Sunset Tour of Taj Mahal from riverside gardens of Mehtab Bagh. Afterwards we Check-In at your Agra Hotel.
7pm - Optional Direct-Pay. We take you out to enjoy traditional Barbeque Indian Buffet Dinner at a local restaurant. (Unlimited mixed buffet @ appx. INR 1000 pp). After Dinner we return to Hotel.
Day 3: Agra
6am - We take you on Sunrise Tour of Taj Mahal to explore its beauty in a quite setting. Built by emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his bellowed wife Mumtaz Mahal in 1600's, and today renowned as one of the 7 best wonders of the world. After tour we return to Hotel for breakfast.
10am - After breakfast, our morning walk tour begins inside the imperial residence of Mughal dynasty Agra's Red Fort built in 16th century and today a UNESCO world heritage site. Afterwards we drive-visit a local White Marble Factory to interact with descendants of artisans who built Taj Mahal in 1600's. Explore their world famed marble inlay work performed in-front of you. Here we also gift you a Souvenir Taj Mahal Group Pic! Afterwards we return to Hotel.
Overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu or similar
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur
8am - After Breakfast/Check-Out we drive you to heritage pink washed city of Jaipur aka the capital of 'Rajasthan' state of India (Drive includes en-route stop for refreshments). Upon arrival our representative will meet you for Check-In at Hotel. Enjoy rest day at Leisure.
Overnight at the Hotel Trident, Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur
8am - We begin our heritage tour as we present to you traditional Turbans, Bindis, Stolls and hop-on Royal Elephants to climb you up-hill located Amber Fortress. Built in 16th Century by Raja Man Singh I, this fortress is a striking blend of both Hindu & Rajput elements. Inside we explore mirror palace Sheesh Mahal and Royal Courtyards. Afterwards we photo-stop at water palace Jal Mahal located in the center of Man Sagar Lake and home to various migratory birds. This palace is surrounded by Aravalli Hills, Ancient Forts & Temples that makes this a perfect photography spot. Next we explore true Rajasthani architecture, as we visit inside Maharaja's City Palace & Museum, built by Raja Jai Singh II during the 1700AD and located in the heart of the old city. Here outside the Palace we also taste local delicacies Mango Ice-Cream!
1pm - In the afternoon we visit the local City Bazaar Markets where you are free to explore on own. We suggest trying a traditional 'Kurta' (Indian top), 'Juti' (Indian footwear). Our guide will also accompany you just incase you need a hand in negotiating with locals. If interested to use credit card/forex then for safety if time permits we can take you to secured Government vicinity. From Bazaar we hop-on a local Tuk-Tuk for a ride alongside narrow streets of colorful bazaar, witness heritage landmarks and as we ride we also take a photo-stop outside the Palace of Winds Hawa Mahal. Afterwards we drive-return to Hotel to rest.
5.30pm - We take you to watch a Bollywood Blockbuster at a local cinema Raj Mandir and get entertained by the whistling/hooting of local crowd (being local cinema, films here are 3hrs duration without subtitles, hence we exit at halftime interval).
7pm - Optional Direct-Pay. Enjoy Traditional Farewell Indian Buffet Dinner outside. For this evening we visit an actual location of Exotic Marigold Film at Hotel Narain Niwas Palace / Diggi Palace or similar. (unlimited mixed buffet @ appx. INR 1200 pp). (Film hotel is subject to availability). After Dinner we return to Hotel.
Stay overnight at the Hotel Trident, Jaipur or similar
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi
7.30am - After Breakfast/Check-Out we drive back to Delhi and enjoy village scenery enroute. (Drive includes enroute stop for refreshments)
1pm - Upon arrival in Delhi we visit the New City visiting inside India's popular Sikhism shrine Bangla Sahib Gurudwara where we also visit its holy kitchen Langar. Here thru-out you can hear continuous meditations by Sikh saints. Next we visit boulevard Raj Path to witness 'Lutyens British' era Government Buildings including India Gate, President & Parliament House (fm outside). After tour if time permits we take you to downtown city markets of Connaught Place.
After New City tour, we return to your Delhi Hotel where you will be met by our representative for Check-In and briefed for next day's departure formalities.
Stay overnight at The Grand Delhi or similar
Day 7: Delhi
After check out you will be transfers to the airport for your flight to Dubai.
Explore the vast open space of the empty deserts where the Al Hajar mountain range appears purple on the horizon out to the west. Meet the local traders by making your way down to the creek and be greeted and treated by them in the place where for hundreds of years they have exchanged gossip, chat and fables whilst tending to their markets. The shopping here is pretty good too, head of to the World famous Dubai Mall and then take dinner at the worlds tallest building!
Embark aboard the Sapphire Princess for 11 nights, in a Interior Stateroom sailing from Dubai and visiting Cochin • Colombo • Kuala Lumpur (Port Kelang) and disembarking in Singapore.
Sapphire Princess - Life Onboard
There’s plenty of bars onboard, so whether you're looking for a quiet place to sip a cocktail or somewhere to impress, you'll find it on the Sapphire Princess, with the Wheelhouse Bar, Churchill Lounge, Crooners Bar, and Wake View Bar. For more excitement, there’s hotspots such as the Grand casino, the Explorers late night lounge, Skywalkers nightclub, or Club Fusion.