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.

 
 
 

Advantages of upgrading to Premium Class Service

Updated on Sep 18, 2019 by Kathryn Burrington

Blog > Advantages of upgrading to Premium Class Service

With a flight time to Goa of around 9 hours 30 minutes, why not make the journey more comfortable by upgrading to our Premium Class Service?

You’ll need to book early as Premium Class sells out quickly.

Why book Premium Class Service?

We believe your holiday should begin before you even leave the UK. With Premium Class, you can avoid the queues through priority check-in and then relax in the comfort of an airport lounge as you wait for your flight, as well as taking time to make the most of the complimentary food and drink (including beer, wine and spirits, as well as a hot dish), unlimited Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines.

Priority boarding allows you to jump the queue at the gate too, one of my personal pet hates. Once on board, settle in to your pre-booked premium seat, giving you more space and comfort, and enjoy the inflight entertainment and complimentary bar service, not to mention the enhanced meal service – you won’t go hungry.

With an increased hand luggage allowance of 10kg and hold luggage allowance of 25kg, you should have plenty of room for a few souvenirs too. Look out for spices, carvings, and textiles in the local markets. I turn into a shopaholic whenever I visit India!

Although Premium Class services may vary slightly by airline, the Premium Class Service will usually include:

  • UK Airport Lounge
  • Pre-bookable seats
  • Priority check-in
  • Increased hand luggage allowance of 10kg
  • Increased hold luggage allowance of 25kg
  • Priority boarding
  • Premium seat giving more personal comfort and space
  • Premium in-flight entertainment
  • Amenity kit
  • Complimentary bar service
  • Enhanced meal service

Please ask at time of booking for a full breakdown of services on your flight from Gatwick, Birmingham or Manchester.

Find out more about upgraded flights including Premium Class Service, exit seats, booking seats together and UK airport lounges, as well as Premium Class on our website, here.

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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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