Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive in Dubai

Today arrive in Dubai and meet your Ritz Tour representative at the airport. Then, relax with a comfortable transfer to your hotel in the city and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Oberoi

DAY 2 Dubai

Get to know the glamorous “City of Gold” on a full-day sightseeing tour. Situated between the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf and empty deserts of the UAE, glittering Dubai is both relaxing and exciting, with its state-of-the-art architecture, cutting-edge leisure amenities and vibrant atmosphere. On your tour, explore both shores of beautiful Dubai Creek, the city’s central waterway, to experience the two contrasting sides of the metropolis – the old town with its charming courtyard houses topped with wind-towers and the glitzy 21st-century city with its cloud-piercing skyscrapers. Ride the high-speed elevator to the observation deck on the 124th floor of the soaring Burj Khalifa*, the world’s tallest building and Dubai’s showpiece tower. Marvel at the breathtaking views from here down over the city, sea and distant desert, and enjoy lunch in the iconic Atlantis The Palm, the monumental hotel rising from the man-made archipelago of the Palm Jumeirah. Other highlights include visits to Dubai Museum* and the Dubai World Trade Center, and time to browse the traditional Spice Souk and shimmering Gold Souk. During your tour, stop for photos at the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab hotel, and enjoy time to browse for souvenirs and designer goods at Dubai Mall. Spend this evening as you wish, perhaps enjoying Dubai’s varied dining scene or relaxing at your hotel.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ The Oberoi

DAY 3 Dubai – Delhi, India

Spend this morning as you want before transferring to Dubai airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival, meet our local guide and transfer to your Delhi hotel for check-in.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Le Meridien

DAY 4 Delhi

After breakfast, venture into captivating Delhi, the capital of modern India. Split into two districts – New Delhi created by the British in 1911, and Old Delhi, the walled older quarter dating to the 17th century – this wonderful city always beguiles visitors. Today, begin your explorations in Old Delhi, with a walking tour of its maze-like lanes and streets. Visit an age-old silver bazaar, bustling flower market and a Jain temple, and ride a traditional rickshaw to the domed Jama Masjid*, Asia’s largest mosque. Drive past the Red Fort and after a brief visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial at Raj Ghat*, relax over lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, take in the imperial elegance of New Delhi. Visit Humayun’s Tomb* and the Lotus Temple of the Bahai Faith*, and drive by the monuments of the British Empire in India, including the India Gate, Presidential Palace, Parliament House and the Secretariat Buildings. Tonight, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Le Meridien

DAY 5 Delhi – Agra

Leave Delhi after breakfast and drive to Agra via the expressway. On arrival, view the major landmarks of this bustling city, including the red sandstone Agra Fort* and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, take a golf cart ride to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Taj Mahal*. Built by emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, this shimmering marble building is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and will take your breath away with its poetic beauty. Envision the painstaking work carried out by the 20,000 men who worked on this wondrous tomb for a full 20 years as you gaze at its marble-inlaid arches, walls and terraces.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Agra Trident Hotel

DAY 6 Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur

Today, you may wish to join us for an optional early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. In the soft glow of dawn, this magnificent building takes on a new, mirage-like character, with the rising sun casting its marble in shifting hues of mauve and pink. After your visit, enjoy breakfast and then drive to Jaipur, stopping to visit the abandoned sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri*, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and deserted due to lack of water just 15 years later. Following your visit and lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Jaipur, whose walled quarter is famously known as the “Pink City.” Check in to your hotel afterward and enjoy dinner in its restaurant tonight.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner at hotel

Hotels :

★★★★★ Hilton Jaipur

DAY 7 Jaipur

Discover the charms and landmarks of buzzing Jaipur today as you learn how its origins lie in the 18th century and the reign of Jai Singh. This morning, head just outside the city to take a Jeep Ride up to the Amber Fort*, a splendid 16th-century hilltop palace with thrilling views over Matoa Lake. After your visit, snap photos of Hawa Mahal – the city’s elaborately beautiful Palace of Winds – before enjoying lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, view the City Palace* and Jantar Mantar Observatory*, a stone astrological and astronomical observatory dating to the 18th century. This evening, watch an interesting Saari and Turban Tying Demonstration before enjoying time free for dinner on your own.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch

Hotels :

★★★★★ Hilton Jaipur

DAY 8 Jaipur

Enjoy a full day to relax and explore Jaipur as you wish today. Perhaps delve into the bazaars and lanes of the “Pink City”, browsing its colorful markets and admiring the rose-colored buildings that were first painted pink on the orders of the Maharajah in 1878. Alternatively, you may want to join our optional excursion the small crafts town of Sanganer, famous for its handmade textiles and block-printed paper. See skillful artisans in action at the workshops, watching as they create intricate prints in a dazzling array of colors and designs, before embellishing them with gold and silver. Perhaps buy some of the unique artworks or Sanganer’s exquisitely printed silks and cottons as mementoes. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner and Rajhastani folklore show in the gardens of the Narain Niswas Palace heritage hotel. Before dinner, you may wish to enjoy optional drinks at the hotel’s beautiful Palladio Bar, before dining overlooking the lawns and watching the music and dance performance.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

Hotels :

★★★★★ Hilton Jaipur

DAY 9 Jaipur - Delhi - USA

After breakfast, drive back to Delhi and on arrival, check into your hotel’s wash and change rooms to relax and freshen up. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening and then transfer to Delhi airport at midnight for your return flight to the USA.

Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at hotel

DATE & PRICES

All prices are listed per person (based on double occupancy).

START - END LAND ONLY LAND & AIR
Sep 15, 2020 - Sep 23, 2020 $1700
$1600
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Oct 6, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020 $1999
$1899
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Nov 3, 2020 - Nov 11, 2020 $1999
$1899
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Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 9, 2020 $1999
$1899
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Notes about tour prices:

* Advertised tour prices are per person, land only, in double occupancy.

* Advertised tour prices do not include air ticket(s). For special airfares, please call Ritz Tours for pricing.