Spirit of India at Christmas

Classic Touring

13 Days from £3,349

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

​There are so many highlights on this tour of India, which begins as you discover both Old and New Delhi. You'll visit the Amber Fort and the 'pink city' of Jaipur and head off on thrilling safaris in Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers. On Christmas Day you'll visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, which will be a sight you'll never forget. Further highlights as you explore this fascinating country will be a boat trip on the sacred River Ganges and the chance to witness a traditional arti ceremony.

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Your holiday at a glance

FESTIVE
HALF BOARD

What's included

​Just You Tour Manager as your host
Return flights from Heathrow with Jet Airways
Use of an airport lounge in the UK
11 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels, plus 1 night in flight
25 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 11 dinners

PLUS
Specialist Local Guide
Welcome drink
Overseas transfers & other transportation
Porterage
Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

Tours of Old & New Delhi
Visit the Amber Fort & the 'pink city' of Jaipur
Game drives in Ranthambore National Park
Fatehpur Sikri visit
See the magnificent Taj Mahal & Agra Fort
Khajuraho Temples visit
Witness an arti ceremony
Take a boat ride on River Ganges
Varanasi & Sarnath

Optional excursions

​Kandariya Dance Show
Additional safari in Ranthambore
Sherpur village tour by camel cart

Your itinerary

​You'll fly to Delhi today, arriving on day 2.

​New Delhi was created by the British as India's capital in 1911. We include a tour today which calls at Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. The lifestyle in New Delhi is in stark contrast to that of Old Delhi and this becomes apparent as we drive through the diplomatic quarter. Opulent architecture lines the streets, with the official residence of the President and the Indian Gate as its crowning glory. Compare your experiences of the day and get to know your fellow travellers over dinner this evening .

Our exploration of India begins as we travel from Delhi to the ancient city of Khajuraho, home to world-famous temples, built during the Chandella dynasty.
This evening you have the opportunity to watch an optional Kandariya classical dance show. 

After an early breakfast, we'll visit the Khajuraho temples. Said to have been built in the 10th and 11th centuries, these beautiful temples are adorned with intricately carved sculptures of nymphs, musicians and erotic figures.
We'll then drive to the station in Jhansi and board a train for the scenic journey to Agra.

This morning we head to the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. This powerful fortress was the imperial city of the Mogul rulers and within its walls stand spectacular palaces and courtyards. 
Later, we'll visit Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, on the opposite side of the river to the Taj Mahal. Be sure to remember your camera, as you'll get a splendid view of the world-famous monument from here. 
Back at the hotel you've time to relax before the Mohabbat Taj Show, a saga of love, creates a fitting finale to our day.

The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shan Jahan as a symbol of his love for his wife, and today's visit at sunrise is sure to be a highlight of your holiday.
Later we'll travel by coach to Bharatpur, pausing at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri on our way.​ Our journey continues by train to Sawai Madhopur, your gateway to Ranthambore National Park.

Ranthambore is considered to be one of the best game reserves in India. We'll experience the wildlife and look for the country's famous tigers on today's early morning safari. Enjoy some time to relax at the hotel, then join another included game drive this afternoon.

It's Christmas Day and you've another chance to go in search of wildlife and tigers on today's included early morning game drive. Breakfast will be served back at the hotel, and afterwards you can take a trip into a local village on a camel cart if you wish.
This afternoon we take to the road once more and drive through memorable scenery to Jaipur.

Jaipur is home to the magnificent Amber Fort. We visit in the early morning, when we can enjoy cooler temperatures, fewer people and softer light as we explore the inner and outer workings of the fortress and its surroundings. A traditional lunch will be served in majestic surroundings as we dine with the family connected to the 17th century Sankotra Haveli. This is a special experience as we savour exceptional cuisine, wear traditional dress and learn first hand the history of one of India's most noted families. Jaipur is affectionately known as the 'pink city'. The buildings here were painted pink by Maharaja's decree to imitate the red sandstone architecture of Mughal cities. A highlight is the City Palace, which we visit this afternoon.

Today we take an early morning flight to Varanasi.
Situated on the banks of the sacred River Ganges, Varanasi is colourful, chaotic and one of Hinduism's holiest cities. To get the most out of your time here, you need to experience the city with an open mind. Its principal attraction is the bathing Ghats that line the west bank of the Ganges, where Hindus bathe in the water to cleanse themselves of sin.
This evening we offer the opportunity to watch a traditional aarti ceremony, which involves an offering of light, food, water and flowers to the deities. It is considered a fundamental part of the Hindu faith.

We rise before the sun this morning to sail along the Ganges and see devout Hindus bathing and praying beneath the rising sun. We head back to the hotel for breakfast before enjoying a short tour of Varanasi. This afternoon we visit the ruined city of Sarnath. This is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists as it was here that Buddha gave his first sermon.

After flying back to India's capital this morning, we'll head to Old Delhi for a tour. Established in the 17th century and today surrounded by the remains of the city walls, Old Delhi epitomises stereotypical India. Within its labyrinth of alleyways, and beneath simply constructed shelters, families raise their children and earn a living. Temples and mosques fill every available space and vibrant bazaars and tempting food stalls flood the narrow lanes with colour and heady scents. You'll also see Raj Ghat, the cremation grounds of Mahatma Gandhi and Humayun's Tomb.
Join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner this evening.

​​Today we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

India - Sherpur Village tour by Camel Cart

India - Sherpur Village tour by Camel Cart

from £12

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Enjoy a visit by camel cart to a local village, where you can see everyday life of villages and visit the local school. You may wish to bring some items for the local children, such as:
Pens/Pencils/Crayons/Stationery/Colouring books

Half Day - Minimal Walking - Cultural

India - Extra Safari in Rathambore

India - Extra Safari in Rathambore

from £48

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Another chance to enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park and to look for the elusive Tiger. Those hoping to see the tigers in their natural habitat won’t be disappointed, with sightings of the big cats occurring at most times of the year. Other wild animals that live here include leopards, wild boars, hyenas, and sloth bears. The park also features lush jungle and diverse plant and bird life, plus one of the largest banyan trees in India. Aside from its verdant jungle and wild animals, Ranthambore National Park is also known for being an important heritage site, with ancient ruins scattered across the lush landscape.

Half Day - Minimal Walking - Nature Experience

India - Kandariya Classical Dance Show

India - Kandariya Classical Dance Show

from £23

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Take a sneak peek into the rich culture and tradition of this beautiful town and catch a glimpse of colourful performances”. The performance given by maestros and young talents of Indian classical dance, is a lyrical tribute to the Gods and Goddesses enshrined in the temples as well as a celebration of the richness of Indian classical dance forms. Various dancers from different Indian states come out with their dazzling performances. The tightly packed indoor theatre echoes with the rhythmic movements of the dancers. You will also be entertained by two musicians and a young girl who sings during the performance.

Evening Excursion - Minimal Walking – Local Culture

Accommodation

Guests of the 5 star Radisson Blu can really look forward to taking advantage of the brilliant facilities and service on offer. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, salon and spa. There are three onsite restaurants offering a varied selection of cuisines. The contemporarily styled rooms are furnished with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The private facilities come equipped with a hairdryer and complementary toiletries. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi.
The Radisson Khajuraho is ideal for exploring the temples of the area, temples are what the area is famed for. Hotel facilities include a restaurant and bar, currency exchange and fitness centre.
The Ramada Plaza Agra is a contemporarily styled property that also offers a great location – being less than 4 miles from the Taj Mahal. The fantastic facilities and services on offer will also ensure guests have a great stay. There is an outdoor pool, fitness centre as well as a shared lounge area. Guests can dine at the in-house restaurant and grab a drink at the bar. Rooms are fitted with a flat screen TV, kettle, and minibar. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi and complementary toiletries.
The 4* Jungle Villas, Ranthambore is located in 10 acres of natural forest close to Ranthambore National Park. It offers an outdoor pool and spa center as well as an onsite restaurant. Each bedroom has its individual style and has modern amenities such as a kettle and private bathroom with extras such as bathrobes, slippers and toiletries. The hotel has a 24 hour reception.
Guests will really enjoy their stay here, as this hotel has an excellent range of facilities and services on offer. This contemporary accommodation boasts a fitness centre as well as a wonderful rooftop pool. There are three in-house dining options, with one which offers a global menu available all day. The rooms come furnished with a flat screen TV, coffee/tea making facilities and a minibar.
Hotel Madin is a property that has been rated as providing the best value in the city. There is an in-house restaurant, a fitness centre as well as a terrace area where guests can enjoy views of Varanasi. The air-conditioned rooms are furnished with a kettle, a flat screen TV as well private facilities. There is free WiFi and room service is also available.
Guests of the 5 star Radisson Blu can really look forward to taking advantage of the brilliant facilities and service on offer. The hotel boasts an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, salon and spa. There are three onsite restaurants offering a varied selection of cuisines. The contemporarily styled rooms are furnished with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. The private facilities come equipped with a hairdryer and complementary toiletries. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi.

Radisson Blu Dwarka

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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Glasgow (Intl)

Wednesday 18 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,548

Available

Outbound
Emirates

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Departs

13:00 Glasgow (Intl)

Arrives

00:30 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates

Thursday 19 December 2019

Departs

04:20 Dubai

Arrives

08:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Operated by

Emirates

Inbound
Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

10:35 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

13:00 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

14:50 Dubai

Arrives

19:00 Glasgow (Intl)

Operated by

Emirates

Manchester

Wednesday 18 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,548

Available

Outbound
Emirates

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Departs

13:10 Manchester

Arrives

00:25 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates

Thursday 19 December 2019

Departs

04:20 Dubai

Arrives

08:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Operated by

Emirates

Inbound
Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

10:35 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

13:00 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

14:40 Dubai

Arrives

18:40 Manchester

Operated by

Emirates

Birmingham (Intl)

Wednesday 18 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,548

Available

Outbound
Emirates

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Departs

13:30 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

00:35 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates

Thursday 19 December 2019

Departs

04:20 Dubai

Arrives

08:55 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Operated by

Emirates

Inbound
Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

10:35 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

13:00 Dubai

Operated by

Emirates

Emirates - EK

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

14:50 Dubai

Arrives

18:45 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Emirates

London (Heathrow)

Wednesday 18 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£3,349

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Departs

18:45 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

08:45 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 30 December 2019

Departs

11:00 New Delhi (Indira Gandhi)

Arrives

15:20 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

British Airways

Add-on

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Spirit of India at Christmas with Amritsar add-on

16 days from £3,948

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

​There are so many highlights on this tour of India, which begins as you discover both Old and New Delhi. You'll visit the Amber Fort and the 'pink city' of Jaipur and head off on thrilling safaris in Ranthambore National Park in search of tigers. On Christmas Day you'll visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, which will be a sight you'll never forget. Further highlights as you explore this fascinating country will be a boat trip on the sacred River Ganges and the chance to witness a traditional arti ceremony. End your tour with two nights in Amritsar, where among the sights you'll see is the renowned Golden Temple.

Local Knowledge

There are splendid views of the Taj Mahal from the elaborate arches and windows of Agra Fort. Have your camera ready.
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