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.

 
 
 

Why it pays to book your Goa holiday early

FEATURED Updated on Jan 04, 2021 by Katie Mallalieu

Blog > Why it pays to book your Goa holiday early

Don't miss out on your dream holiday to Goa — book early and secure your preferred dates and accommodation.

We know from experience that booking late can result in disappointment, so don’t sacrifice your perfect holiday; book early and get the best choice from our superb programme. An increase in Goa's popularity in the UK market, due to its value for money and its label of being an enviable winter sun destination, means that dates and accommodation inevitably fill up. Fortunately, there are many positives to booking early.

 

You may find that you're able to get your Goa holiday cheaper than when booking at a later date. We offer a number of superb offers on numerous package holidays to Goa, presenting a range of great savings on escapes to India's sunshine state.

You'll also find that the flight prices are more reasonable when booking early, and for those seeking a longer stay in the sun 21/28 night flights are more easily available in advance, while the extra legroom and premium seats won't have booked up either, so you can get extra comfort for less during your journey out to Goa.
 

 

As a company who pride themselves on customer service and destination expertise, we want to make sure you receive the best holiday experience possible. In order to achieve that, booking early is an important factor so you have all the choice you could possibly wish for.

Of our hand-picked hotel collection, some of our properties are exclusively available through us in the UK market and some belong to well-known, highly regarded brands, so for these reasons, they tend to sell out quickly.
 

 

So, if you’re considering an escape to Goa for winter 2021/22, now’s the perfect time to start your planning. Plus, once you’ve taken advantage of our expertise to get your holiday booked, you can officially start the countdown!

 

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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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