North India Highlights

Flying from Goa to Delhi this two-night, three-day tour includes a train journey to visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort plus a guided tour of the sites of India's historic capital city.

 
 
 

Discover the very best in Goa

Updated on Oct 24, 2019 by Stacey Parsons

Blog > Discover the very best in Goa

If you're in need of a break of the highest quality, we've got some fantastic properties which can offer just that!

We're proud to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to stay at a selection of hotels in Goa which are considered the very best. Located across the state, many of these properties are close to Goa’s glistening coastline, one of the destination’s most alluring draws for tourists.

Now entering our third year of operation, we're even more thrilled to have these wonderful hotels within our collections, and if you're in need of a top-class Goa holiday that's luxurious or unique, look no further... 

 

The Leela

(5 Grade Deluxe)

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Considered the most luxurious hotel in Goa, the service is of the highest standard, and the grounds, boasting lily-filled lagoons are sublime. Facilities include four fine-dining restaurants, two bars, free-form pool, tennis, yoga, golf and a spa.

 

Taj Exotica

(5 Grade Deluxe)

Part of the renowned Taj group, the Taj Exotica is set directly on Benaulim Beach, boasting tropical gardens and extensive facilities including a large pool, four restaurants, two bars, Jiva spa, tennis, golf, archery and bicycle hire. 

 

Ahilya by the Sea

(Boutique Luxury)

 

A striking luxury boutique, tucked away in a quiet corner of Dolphin Bay and enjoying spectacular views over the Arabian Sea. With just nine, individually decorated guest rooms, the hotel enjoys and intimate and romantic feel. 

These properties are just some of what you can find within our Luxury Collection, where each hotel is meticulously hand-picked by in-house experts and must be of an exceptional standard to enter the category.

To add to the superior holiday experience, we also offer a Premium Class flight service, which you can choose to upgrade to. This service offers several perks, including access to the UK airport lounge, increased luggage allowances, priority boarding, premium on board seating and an enhanced meal service. Full details can be found here. 

For more information about these properties or the Luxury Collection, visit our website, or give our experts a call on 01489 866986. 

 

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Departing Goa for Delhi our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you have cleared all immigration and customs, they will assist with your transfer you to your Delhi hotel which will be your base for two nights.

Today you will depart Delhi railway staion to Agra. Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.

Taj Mahal

When you arrive in Agra you will be met by our representative who will introduce you to your guide who will take you to Taj Mahal (closed on all Fridays). On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye. Continue for a visit to the Agra Fort, a walled city constructed of red stone which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983. Construction of the fort was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it.

You will also visit Itmad ud Duala, also known as Baby Taj. This tomb was built in 1622 for Ghiyas Beg, father of Empress Noor-Jahan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir. It is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic and lattice and set a precedent as the first Mughal building to be faced with white marble inlaid with contrasting stones.

Later, you will be driven back to Agra Cantt railway station, where you will board your train back to Delhi.

After breakfast, proceed for the orientation city tour of Old and New Delhi including a visit of the 17th-century Jama Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk. Stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo opportunity.

Later proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for a drive past the Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of fallen Indian soldiers and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings. You will also visit Qutab Minar, the 12th-century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India.

After the tour you will be transferred to Delhi Airport to board your short flight back to Goa.

 

Two-night price from £825 per person

  • Prices are based on two people sharing including internal flights and two nights' accommodation on B&B and include transfers.
  • A choice of superior or deluxe accommodation is available.
  • You will be able to book this excursion either in the UK or on arrival / during your holiday to Goa.
  • Operates any day (subject to availability) except for Thursday due to closure of the Taj Mahal.
 
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