Evening Aarti Varanasi

13 day escorted tour itinerary

The British Heritage Tour

Explore India's colonial past

Travel through time as you explore India's Mughal and British heritage and along the way visit some of the country's finest historic sites. See Delhi's blend of Victorian and 20th century architecture built during British era. Travel to Agra to view the magnificent Taj Mahal. In Gwalior, explore one of the oldest forts in India, discover the heritage city of Lucknow and in Kanpur hear stories about the Indian rebellion as you visit sites from the massacres of 1857. Your tour comes to an end with a visit to Varanasi to witness an Aarti ceremony on the Ganges, and, quite fittingly, concludes in the former capital of British India, Kolkata.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • The sights of Old and New Delhi
  • The magic of the Taj Mahal
  • Gwalior Fort, temples and palaces
  • Kanpur massacre sites
  • Heritage town of Lucknow
  • Ganges River and Aarti ceremony
  • Former capital of British India

Sample Itinerary Summary

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13 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 2 nights Delhi
  • 1 night Agra
  • 1 night Orchha
  • 1 night Gwalior
  • 1 night Kanpur
  • 2 nights Lucknow
  • 2 nights Varanasi
  • 2 nights Kolkata
Private basis, Escorted
  • Domestic flights as detailed - Please be aware that the domestic flight luggage allowance may be less than your international flight allowance. Maximum allowance on a domestic flight is 15 Kilos of hold luggage and a maximum of 7 Kilos for cabin bagga
  • Accommodation as detailed in double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Air-conditioned transportation and train tickets
  • Services of an English speaking local driver/guide
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing as detailed
  • Meals included as stated. Please note: Breakfast is usually a Western style buffet in your hotel
Not included
  • International flights from the UK
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guides/porter
  • Optional excursions