Dubai, India & Nepal 12 Days 11 Nights(2015)[RIN]Tour Code:RIN

Visiting:Dubai(2 nts) - Delhi(2 nts) - Agra(1 nt) - Jaipur(3 nts) - Kathmandu(3 nts) - Delhi 

Experience the undeniable magic of Dubai, India and Nepal on this spellbinding 13-day adventure. From the desert emirate of Dubai whose futuristic towers erupt from the orange dunes of the UAE, to India’s glorious Golden Triangle and mystical Nepal, this wonderful journey is filled with awe and splendor. Explore India’s bustling capital of Delhi, be entranced by Agra’s shimmering Taj Mahal, experience the alluring “Pink City” of Jaipur, and fall in love with Nepal’s evocative Kathmandu valley, nestled amid the Himalayas.

Arrive Dubai date:
1/27, 2/17, 3/17, 4/14, 5/12, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15

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  • Maximum number of Travellers:32
Itinerary Date/Pricing Features Hotel Extension Optionals

Day 1   |  Arrive in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Arrive in Dubai, the first stop on your exciting voyage to the UAE, India and Nepal. Meet your Ritz Tours representative at the airport. Enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel in the city and spend the rest of the day as you please.

Day 2   |  Dubai  (B, L)

Today, experience one of the world’s most glamorous cities in the world on a full-day tour covering both shores of Dubai Creek. Board a high-speed elevator to the top of the Burj Khalifa*, the world’s tallest building, and absorb the bird’s-eye views over Dubai, before taking photos of the iconic Atlantis The Palm, the hotel built on the man-made, palm-shaped archipelago of the Palm Jumeirah. Other highlights include the Dubai Museum, Dubai World Trade Center, and the bustling alleys of the city’s exotic spice and gold souks. During your tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at the fashionable Junsui Restaurant in the sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel, and then head to glittering Dubai Mall. Browse the boutiques, fashion stores and handicraft outlets of this glitzy mall before returning to your hotel and spending the evening as you choose.

Day 3   |  Dubai - Delhi, India  (B)

Enjoy time free this morning to relax or explore further before transferring to Dubai airport for your flight to Delhi. On arrival, meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel in the city to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 4   |  Delhi  (B, L, DH)

After breakfast, enjoy a whole day dedicated to India’s effervescent and historic capital. Divided into two – 17th century, walled Old Delhi and the New Delhi of imperial buildings created by the British Raj – this diverse metropolis bursts with sights. In the morning, explore characterful Old Delhi, delving into its tangled, market-filled lanes to find an authentic silver bazaar, flower market and decorative Jain Temple. Then, climb aboard a traditional rickshaw to ride to Asia’s biggest mosque, Jama Masjid*, and click your camera as you pass the spectacular Red Fort. After lunch at a local restaurant, explore New Delhi, visiting the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb* and driving the tree-lined avenues past the India Gate, Presidential Palace, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 5   |  Delhi - Agra  (B, L, DH)

After breakfast, drive to Agra using the expressway. On arrival, visit the sandstone Agra Fort, catching glimpses of the shining Taj Mahal through its arches. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and afterward, be blown away by a visit to the Taj Mahal*, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This incomparable mausoleum was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife and ranks as the greatest ever architectural celebration of love. Behold its intricate marble-inlaid walls, terraces and columns and hear about the 20,000 men who worked to create this treasure over 20 years. Round off your experiences today with a Tonga Ride – a ride in a horse-drawn carriage – and dinner at your hotel this evening.

Day 6   |  Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur  (B, L, DH)

This morning, why not join our optional excursion to witness the Taj one more time? Our foray is timed to catch the monument at its most beautiful, in the pearlescent light of dawn. After breakfast, set off for Jaipur, the capital of Rajhastan. Along the way, stop at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri*, built in 1569 by the Emperor Akbar before being abandoned just 15 years later. After visiting a local restaurant for lunch, continue to Jaipur, whose medieval walled quarter is famed as the “Pink City.” Check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner here this evening.

Day 7   |  Jaipur  (B, L)

This morning, follow breakfast with a visit to the majestic Amber Fort*, standing imperiously on a hilltop. Thrill at an elephant ride or jeep ride up to its gates, before exploring this atmospheric 17th century citadel and relishing its views over Lake Mantoa. Next, snap photos of the ornate Hawa Mahal – or “Palace of Winds” – before lunch at a local restaurant and time at the City Palace* and Jantar Mantar Observatory*, an 18th-century astronomical observatory, this afternoon. Your day finishes with a fascinating Saari and Turban Tying Demonstration and free time to enjoy dinner.

Day 8   |  Jaipur  (B)

Spend today as you wish, perhaps relaxing at your hotel or experiencing more of rose-colored Jaipur, whose buildings were painted pink by Maharajah’s decree in 1859. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to the handicrafts village of Sanganer, renowned for its elaborate block printing and homemade paper industries. View the artisans at work as they print a rich array of colors and designs, sometimes finished with gold and silver, on paper, cottons and silks. Afterward, perhaps purchase some exquisite printed fabrics or papers as mementos.

Day 9   |  Jaipur - Delhi - Kathmandu, Nepal  (B)

After breakfast, drive to the airport to catch your flight to Kathmandu, the enthralling capital of the Royal Kingdom of Nepal, via Delhi. Meet your local guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 10   |  Kathmandu - Patan - Kathmandu  (B)

Following breakfast, explore timeless Kathmandu, which lies in the Himalayan Mountains between India and Tibet and is fringed by snow-capped peaks. See the temple-lined Durbar Square, royal palace complex Hanuman Dhoka, and the Swayambhunath*, a 2,000-year-old Buddhist stupa topped by a spire painted with the eyes of the Buddha. After time free for lunch, your tour continues this afternoon to the ancient Newar town of Patan. Overflowing with wood-carved balconies and windows, this entrancing place is famed for its beautiful, temple-packed Durbar Square, Royal Palace, Golden Gate, Telegu Temple and countless curio shops and bazaars.

Day 11   |  Kathmandu  (B)

This morning, visit Pashupatinath*, Nepal’s revered Hindu temple, on the banks of the holy Bagamati River. A center of annual pilgrimage for devotees of the god Shiva, this extravagant building is surrounded by stalls and shrines, and boasts a stunning, two-tier golden roof and silver doors. Next, visit Nepal’s largest stupa, Boudhnath*, believed to date to the 14th century, and fascinating Bhaktapur*, the third of the royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley along with Kathmandu and Patan.

Day 12   |  Kathmandu - Delhi - USA  (B, DH)

After breakfast, board your flight to Delhi at Kathmandu airport. On arrival, freshen up at your hotel’s wash and change rooms before dinner at the hotel. Later, transfer to Delhi for your return flight.
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