India Discovery & Dubai 10 Days 8 Nights(2014)[RIB]Tour Code:RIB

Visiting:Dubai(2 nts) - Delhi(2 nts) - Jaipur(2 nts) - Agra(1 nt) - Delhi(1 nt) 

Discover the pageantry of India and Dubai on our 10-day journey through India’s “Golden Triangle” and the UAE’s “City of Gold,” Dubai. This expertly crafted adventure takes you to the heart of India’s rich and colorful culture, soaking in lavish doses of Indian history and beauty. The Dubai portion of your journey also offers extraordinary sights and experiences for your enjoyment.

Please be advised that with effect from April 25, 2014 there will be a change in the complimentary travel insurance coverage and benefits provided with all our Vacation Series. All guests with full payments and bookings made after 04/25/2014 will be covered under the new travel protection plan that shall encompass benefits as detailed as in this link.

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Day 1   |  USA – Dubai, UAE 

Your journey begins as you board the international flight to Dubai. As you approach these far off lands, your imagination begins to conjure images of spectacle and awe.

Day 2   |  Arrive in Dubai 

Arriving in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai, you’ll be greeted by your expert guide and transferred to your deluxe accommodations. The remains of the day are yours at leisure. Feel free to unwind at the hotel or explore the “City of Gold” at your own pace and interest. An optional Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise is available for you to enjoy a delightful scenic expedition along the waterway, taking in Dubai’s gorgeous night vistas.

Day 3   |  Dubai  (B, L)

Begin your city tour with a visit to the Dubai Museum, storehouse to the city’s amazing culture, history and tradition. Next you’ll cross the Dubai Creek via the abra (boat). Landing on the northern shore, take a walk through the famous Gold and Spice Souks (marketplaces). From here you’ll relax onboard a scenic drive passing the Jumeirah Mosque, Jumeirah Public Beach, Burj Al Arab Hotel, Palm Island, and at last make a shopping stop at the Dubai Mall for one hour. Lunch will be served at Junsui Restaurant in the luxurious marvel of modern architecture, the Burj Al Arab Hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. If you desire, you may choose to join an optional Desert Safari, which includes dune hashing, camel riding, Henna painting, BBQ dinner with belly dance.

Day 4   |  Dubai – Delhi, India  (B)

Depart Dubai and fly into the Indian capital city of Delhi, home to a wonderfully overflowing mixture of ancient, colonial and modern influences. Upon your arrival, meet your expert guide and accept the customary red tikka mark upon your forehead, an Indian tradition. You’ll then transfer to your hotel with the remainder of your day free at leisure.

Day 5   |  Delhi  (B, L, D)

Today you’ll experience the two faces of Delhi, Old and New. First you travel into the charms of Old Delhi. A cycle-rickshaw ride takes you to India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Y ou’ll then drive past the marvelous red sandstone of the Red Fort. Then, in New Delhi, you’ll explore the political center of India, embossed with British colonial influences. A sightseeing drive takes you past several landmarks: India Gate, the Presidential Palace, the Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings. You’ll also visit the Mughal styled Mausoleum of Humayun and the Qutub Minar. Conclude your day with a delicious Indian dinner.

Day 6   |  Delhi – Jaipur  (B, L, DH)

Travel to the “Pink City” of Jaipur. Legend has it that Sawai Ram Singh had the city painted pink to impress the Prince of Wales. Today, several pink streets and buildings carry on this lovely tradition. Arrive at hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.

Day 7   |  Jaipur  (B, L)

Situated atop a high hill stands Amber Fort. You’ll traverse the hillside to the Fort aboard a majestic elephant or a rugged Jeep. Upon reaching the Fort, you’ll discover the stronghold’s surprisingly luxurious and aesthetic environs. Enjoy the hilltop views before taking advantage of a photo opportunity at the stunningly beautiful Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, once served to conceal the modest ladies of the court. After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to the sprawling multiplex of the City Palace, home to numerous temples, palaces, courtyards and halls. Then walk to the well-preserved Jantar Mantar Astronomical Observatory before being treated to a turban and sari tying demonstration.

Day 8   |  Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra  (B, L, DH)

Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri. This Mughal Empire imperial palace served as capital city for less than two decades before drought and regional strife led to its abandonment. Today’s Fatehpur Sikri stands as a hauntingly beautiful ghost town, full of labyrinthine pavilions and courtyards. Continuing on to Agra, check in to your hotel and set out on a tonga ride to the crown jewel of your adventure, the incomparable man-made wonder of the world - the Taj Mahal. The subject of countless tales of grandeur and intrigue, the Taj Mahal has captured the imaginations of all mankind. You’ll have ample time to explore the Taj, marveling at the incredible breadth and precision of this architectural icon.

Day 9   |  Agra – Delhi  (B, DH)

A 16th century Mughal stronghold, Agra Red Fort stands guard over the region with its expansive 1.5-mile long wall. Tour this legendary fortress, admiring the history and beauty of its royal palaces, audience halls and sacred mosques. Then board your return coach to Delhi where the remains of your afternoon are free at leisure.

Day 10   |  Delhi – USA  (B)

Your journey of discovery concludes as you check out of the hotel and board your homebound flight, carrying with you priceless memories of India and Dubai.
AB = Full American Breakfast  B = Breakfast at hotel or on cruise
L = Lunch  LH = Lunch at hotel
D = Dinner at Local Restaurant  DH = International Buffet Dinner at Hotel  DP = Special Dinner Party  
DS = Dinner and show