Viator Exclusive: Private Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Tour, Dine with a View
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Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi
Upon pickup in the morning from the airport or your hotel in Delhi by a private chauffeur, you’re transferred in the comfort of a private vehicle to Agra, a distance of approx. 124 miles (200 km).
Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Listen as your guide enlightens you with interesting stories behind this icon of India. Commissioned by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his third wife Mumtaz Mahal, the domed marble mausoleum took 20 years to build.
Your guide discusses this exemplar of Mughal architecture and shares knowledge of its Persian designer.
Optional Upgrade: Professional Photographer
Ensure you capture every moment of this memorable Viator exclusive experience by upgrading with a professional photographer. Choose five prints and take home a Pen Drive / CD of images from your tour at the end of this incredible day.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Taj Museum, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
Located in the surrounding Naubat Khana complex. This treasure trove of more than 100 artifacts including paintings, vases and coins, provides tremendous insight.
Take a look at the original architectural drawings and plans for the Taj Mahal complex, then drive to Agra Fort.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Tajview, Agra - IHCL SeleQtions
Enjoy a 5-course Lunch or a High Tea (depending on your selection) with the Taj Mahal as your backdrop. It's a unique experience that, combined with sightseeing, is only available with this exclusive tour.
Take in the superb views from the restaurant’s Sky Deck, an open-sided venue on the hotel’s rooftop providing limited seating and unhindered vistas.
Option 1: Lunch
Enjoy a 5-course meal of local (Indian) and international flavors (Chinese / Continental)
Option 2: High Tea
Steaming cups of coffee or tea are served alongside three snacks and one savory dish during this afternoon experience.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
The 16th-century Agra Fort, which combines both Islamic and Hindu architectural styles. Built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River, the fort is constructed of red sandstone. Walk around the complex to see the beautifully designed rooms like the Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) and the Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall), added by Shah Jahan.
Afterward, you're taken back to Delhi with drop-off at your hotel.
Duration: 45 minutes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Professional guide
- Lunch at Hotel Tajview, Agra - IHCL SeleQtions (if option selected)
- High tea at Hotel Tajview, Agra - IHCL SeleQtions (if option selected)
- Professional photographer(if option selected) at Taj Mahal including 5 photo printouts & Pen drive
- Entrance fee to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
- Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
- Entry/Admission - Taj Museum
- Entry/Admission - Tajview, Agra - IHCL SeleQtions
- Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Awesome Visit to Agra! The Taj Mahal was breathtaking, and the Agra Fort tour was very interesting and gave us a very good look into the life of the Mughal emporer and his family. Our tour guide Girdhar Singh was excellent as well! His willingness to share historical facts and stories as we drove to Agra made the visit to the sites much more interesting and personal. Very quickly into the tour, we were joking and sharing stories with him more like a friend than a guide. We stopped for lunch at the 5Gateway Hotel, and enjoyed a delicious and authentic Indian lunch and were very impressed with the great view of the Taj Mahal from the observation deck at the top of their hotel. Very professional tour. We always felt like our needs/requests were taken care of and we would recommend to anyone interested in traveling to India.
My driver was superb! I really enjoyed his knowledge of the India as well travelled to Agra. The tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit loud for my personal taste. He seemingly wanted everyone to know his wealth of knowledge as many people were listening too. This was a private tour, but his presentation was if he was talking to a small group of 15-20 people. My photographer did an excellent job taking the photos. He was able to get good shots without other tourists not in the way. Not only did I receive actual photos that day, I even received a flash drive with additional shots from my visit. Additionally, I chose the option for tea which was a great finale to my tour. I highly recommend this tour!
Great tour. Nice driver. The new highway makes it a lot easier. Our guide in Agra was very knowledgeable.
I was very pleased with the tour of the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort although it took over 3 hours to get there Delhi Traffic is the worst I have experiencedthe journey was comfortable and enjoyable. The whole experience was worth while as we were taken on a journey of discovery of the Taj Mahal and Red Fort which left us with a true sense of the history surrounding both historical sites. Although the hotel and the roof top restaurant was very pleasant I though the food was poor as we were not given a real choice at the time but served with a mixture of Indian dishes which at best was only just acceptable. However I will like to add that Viator did send through 3 different menus to choose from but when we got there that choice seemed to have disappeared. Although the food dampened the experience a little overall we thought the whole day was a fantastic experience and would not hesitate to recommend this tour to friends and family alike. The service and attention to detail was second to none:
We thoroughlly enjoyed our time with our marvelous guide Sanjay...he was incredibly knowledgeable about the Taj Mahal and the entire Agra region. Pankaj was our driver once again and he ensured we had a pleasant drive. Both gentlemen made sure that we were safe and had an enjoyable experience....my friend celebrated her birthday and we both got gifts!!!! She was serenaded by local musicians, given a cake and we were even showered with rose petals!!!! All in all, a wonderful day!!!