DAY 1 – MUMBAI & DELHI
Your overland adventure begins in Mumbai with a panoramic tour of some of the city’s most prominent landmarks including the Gateway of India and the fascinating open air laundry Dhobi Ghat. The next stop will be Mumbai airport for the two hour flight from Mumbai to Delhi, lunch will be served during the flight. On arrival in Delhi, you’ll be met by your Indian escort and transferred to the Crowne Plaza New Delhi hotel to check in and enjoy dinner.
DAY 2 – AGRA & TAJ MAHAL
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel before embarking on your journey overland to Agra. The City of Agra was the capital of the Mughals in the 16th and 17th centuries and is home to some of their most famous monuments including Agra Fort, situated on the bend of the River Yamuna, its imposing gates and red sandstone walls dominate the centre of the city’s surroundings. Check into the ITC Mughal Hotel, where you will be served lunch. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. The highlight of your day will be a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset. Emperor Shah Jehan's enduring monument to love. Experience its splendour graced by the rays of the setting sun. This beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble is an architectural marvel. Its unique beauty and intricate execution contribute to its place as one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World. Return to the hotel for dinner in the evening.
DAY 3 –TAJ MAHAL & AGRA FORT
Your day begins early as you visit the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. Absorb the atmosphere of this serene monument bathed in the early morning light. Return to your hotel for breakfast before the return journey to Delhi where you will check into the Crowne Plaza New Delhi hotel. After lunch at the hotel embark on a tour of New Delhi to learn about India’s cultural past and present and see architectural combinations of both British and Indian design. Travel past India Gate and the Presidential House. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, an incredible red sand stone memorial which formed the basis of the design for the Taj Mahal, built 100 years later.
DAY 4 – DUBAI
After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Dubai. On arrival you will be fast tracked through immigration and transferred to the Le Meridien Hotel Dubai where you will check in for 1 night and have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy the hotel faciliies. An Al Fresco dinner will be served at the Meridien Village Terrace and will be inclusive of all house beverages.
Day 5 – DUBAI
The final day of your overland adventure will begin with an early breakfast at the hotel. Hop onboard an air conditioned coach and venture out to experience old and new Dubai. Take a break for photos at the Burj Khalifa and 7* Burj Al Arab Hotel before a visit to the Dubai Museum to uncover what Dubai was like before the glitz and glamour. After your tour you will return to the port where Arcadia will have just arrived for her overnight stay in the Emirate and rejoin to continue your cruise.
The booking deadline for this tour is the 14th December 2014, bookings after this date will be on a request basis only.
There is a strict minimum and maximum participation. Please ensure you book the correct tour code for the accommodation you require (Double =BOM808A. Single =BOM809A). Prices shown on your record of shore excursions are per person, not per room. Once your booking is confirmed, any cancellation made after the booking deadline will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Flight times and further details will be advised on board and the hotels listed are subject to change. Be prepared for very early morning starts, lengthy days, climatic changes and delays at airports. This is an inclusive excursion programme. No refunds will be given for any unused portion. This tour will depart from Mumbai on the 31st March 2014 and return in Dubai on the 4th April 2014. You may book this tour if you are disembarking in Dubai on the 5th April.
The fare includes: transport by coach, economy class air tickets, sightseeing and entrances as described, meals as stated, and hotel accommodation.
The fare does not include: items of a personal nature, other than stated above, such as refreshments, telephone calls, laundry, gratuities, room service, fees for doctor’s visits and prescriptions/medication and travel insurance. All guests must purchase an Indian visa prior to embarking Arcadia.
What to pack: please remember your passport and any medication you require. Luggage limit is one case per person with a maximum weight of 15kg. You are advised to wear modest attire covering shoulders and knees.