Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Train/Rail All Inclusive - in Delhi - LikeALocal Guide

Taj Mahal Tour by Gatimaan Train/Rail All Inclusive

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139 USD

If you’ve only got limited time to see the Taj Mahal, don’t waste the day sitting in traffic; instead, take the train between Agra and Delhi in order to reduce transit time and maximise your stay at one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Duration: 14 hours
    Available in
  • French,
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German
Everything worked as planned. We were picked up in the hotel and brought to rail station and accompanied to our seats. At Agra were greeted by Raj, our tour guide. Small misunderstanding that we waited at the platform and he was waiting for us outside, sorted out quickly.
Visited taj mahal, baby taj and Agra fort, had lunch at the Marriott hotel, all good.
On the way back the train was late, but again apart from that we were brought to our train and greeted by our driver back in delhi.
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Highlights

  • Explore 3 main Heritage Sites Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj
  • Enjoy the fun and excitement of travelling on Express Train
  • Benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Travel in comfort in a chauffeured car
  • Enjoy delicious buffet lunch at 5 Star Hotel

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Description

Get picked up from the airport or your hotel in the Delhi NCR area at around 7:00 am, before being taken to the Nizamuddin railway station. Enjoy the 90-minute air-conditioned train journey that departs at 8:10 am with complimentary breakfast. At 9:50 am, you will reach Agra Cantt railway station. Upon exit, you will be met by your private guide with your name sign. Start the tour by visiting the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, and learn about the remarkable story of how and why it was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Your guide can assist in taking photos for you at the best spots at Taj Mahal. After touring the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, you will be guided to the nearby Agra Fort, which is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following this 45-minute tour of Agra Fort tour, enjoy a lunch break. Once you have enjoyed your lunch, visit Baby Taj, the first Mughal structure built completely from marble. The monument makes extensive use of Pietra Dura, and sits magnificently on the Yamuna River, making for excellent views. At around 4:30 pm, begin your return journey back Agra Cantt Railway station, where you will take the Gatimaan train departing at 5:45 PM to Delhi with supper on board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred back to your desired location in Delhi by private car.

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What’s included & not included

  • Sightseeing by Private Air-Conditioned Car
  • Battery Van ride from Taj Mahal parking lot to the monument
  • Tea / Breakfast / Supper in Train Buffet lunch at 5 Star Hotel
  • Air conditioned vehicle with packaged bottled water
  • Private tour guide for TajMahal, Agra Fort & Baby Taj
  • Entrance fee to the Monuments
  • Buffet Lunch in 5 star hotel
  • Round trip Train fare in Air conditioned Train(Delhi- Agra)-(Agra-Delhi)
  • Pickup and drop off from anywhere in Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida
  • Gratuities to Guide / Driver/ Drinks at lunch
  • Anything that is not mentioned in above Inclusions

Meeting point

Hotel/Airport/Railway Station/or location sent by the guest.

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

F
Great tour!
Everything worked as planned. We were picked up in the hotel and brought to rail station and accompanied to our seats. At Agra were greeted by Raj, our tour guide. Small misunderstanding that we waited at the platform and he was waiting for us outside, sorted out quickly.
Visited taj mahal, baby taj and Agra fort, had lunch at the Marriott hotel, all good.
On the way back the train was late, but again apart from that we were brought to our train and greeted by our driver back in delhi.
R
Couldn’t have asked for more.
My mother and I had only a few days to visit Delhi, and I couldn’t be happier we chose this tour. Vivek was absolutely amazing and made our trip invaluable. First the tour: the train was safe, authentic and fast and the food was quite tasty. The Taj Mahal is too beautiful to describe in words and we also got to see the Red Fort which was a can’t miss. Now Vivek: Not only is he knowledgeable about the Taj and other historical sites you’ll visit, but he could talk indefinitely about Indian culture, life, and history. I truly have never felt so comfortable with a guide, and by the end not only had I learned so much, my mother and I gained a friend. I could not recommend this tour more with Vivek and look forward to booking with him again when we come back.
M
Great Tour with Vivek
On the first full day of our first trip to Delhi, we took a day trip to Agra with Vivek Handa, whom we found through ToursWithLocals. The day was seamless—Vivek got us seated the high speed train, talked with us during the ride about Indian culture and what we would see in Agra, then guided us though the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Baby Taj (the last of which was not on the itinerary but which Vivek squeezed in to accommodate our interests). The train ride was fun, with surprisingly good food (choose non-veg if it fits your diet), although the view suffered a bit because of seasonal smog. Once at the sites, Vivek clearly was a familiar and well-liked guide, which helped us get, for example, that extra precious minute at the Taj tomb to see the glowing red stones. The Taj Mahal, is just what you have been told it is—magnificent. But don’t discount the Agra Fort, which is fascinating in its own right. If you’re looking for a local guide, I would highly recommend Vivek. He is knowledgeable, calm, easy to talk with, and has a good sense of humor. We felt safe and well taken care of, and we were never once bored or ill at ease during what was a very long day—how often can you say that?

This operator has 2 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

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Mr Robert & Mrs Naina Penman
Early start for our same day tour of Agra by car.
Driver was punctual and very friendly, made the journey from Delhi to Agra and back very interesting, with pointing out sights of interest , stopping off for comfort break .
Brilliant tour of Agra with excellent guide being provided with great Knowledge and able to provide all relevant details and information, very
Friendly and very helpful throughout.
Highly recommend.
M
Great tour company highly recommended
Vivek took us to the Chandni Chowk market for the most delicious food tour! He knew right where to take us in the bustling market. We took a rickshaw for part of the tour and then the car with an excellent driver (Ram) was waiting for us when we exited the market. Everything was well organized and we even received a recipe book from the Spice Market which I'm excited to use as soon as we get home!
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