Humayun's Tomb

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Delhi – Tours

Tours in Delhi

A kaleidoscopic feast for the senses, this bustling metropolis combines its ancient past and vibrant historic traditions with the sweeping avenues and glimmering skyscrapers of modern-day India.

Our Golden Triangle tour begins in the 17th century walled city of Old Delhi. Wander labyrinthian alleys and shop for hand-crafted souvenirs at the buzzing and vibrant bazaars as aromatic spices cling to your nostrils and customers barter prices with market vendors. Weaving through this timeless city, you’ll marvel at the grand beams, alcoves and arches of the magnificent garden tomb of Humayun, built in 1572, before admiring the architecture of the Red Fort, its towering red sandstone ramparts and the Stream of Paradise. Visit the grand Qutub Minar minaret, fashioned from marble, quartzite and sandstone, and the fascinating 11th century ruins of the surrounding Qutb Complex – the site of Lal Kot, Delhi’s oldest fortified city.

Step into the modernity of New Delhi, a world away from its historic counterpart. Gaze up at the India Gate war memorial, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, then observe the grandeur of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Stroll through the meticulously manicured Mughal Gardens and admire tranquil fountain channels, neighboured by creepers of jasmine, rose, adenocalymma and China orange trees.

Observe avant-garde paintings and sculptures at the National Gallery of Modern Art; excite your taste buds with the rich spices of Delhi street food, from panipuri (fried dough filled with spiced potatoes, chili, onions and chickpeas) to mouth-watering kebabs; and silently reflect in the serenity of the Lotus Temple.

Alternatively, experience Delhi as part of a luxurious four-day rail journey aboard the Maharajas’ Express. Enjoy sumptuous gourmet meals as you travel across the dramatic Indian landscapes, taking in striking vistas of rolling hills, soaring monuments and futuristic skyscrapers, stopping off at Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

4 days

Maharajas' Express

 

Live like Indian royalty and travel the infamous Golden Triangle in unrivalled luxury. Taking inspiration from the golden age of rail, travel the Maharaja Express is one of the great trains of history. Departing from Delhi, and heading for the...

Couples Holidays

Maharajas' Express
11 days

Jungle Book Adventure Tour

Guide Price €2,569 pp  

The exceptional Jungle Book Adventure tour provides a taste of India's famous historic sites and visits two outstanding tiger reserves, Bandhavgarh and Kanha - it's easy to see the setting for Rudyard Kipling's famous Jungle Book. An adventurous experience with...

Adventure holidays

Jungle Book Adventure Tour
6 days

India's Golden Triangle Tour

 

India's Golden Triangle is a fabulous and inspiring introduction to the history and culture of northern India's splendid Moghul heritage. As you travel with your personal driver guide, visit the iconic sites that helped shape the history and discover the...

Couples Holidays

India's Golden Triangle Tour
14 days

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour

 

Soak up the history and wonder of Rajasthan's romantic temples and palaces. Then head to Nepal - Kathmandu, its capital, is one of the world's oldest cities, full of culture and charm. Take in the mountain panoramas of the Annapurna...

City holidays

Classic Rajasthan and Nepal Tour
10 days

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour

 

This private tour allows you to experience the Golden Triangle historic sites before visiting India's most romantic cities and the glorious palaces of Rajasthan. Unveil intricate buildings built into the hills, stunning lakes and rugged fortresses, which tell their incredible...

Cultural holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour
12 days

India's Himalayan Heritage Tour

 

This extraordinary private tour takes in the best of Northern India, a cultural and religious region that can be visited year round. Visit the lower ranges of the Himalayan Mountains and discover sacred temples, charming towns and hill resorts, surrounded...

Couples Holidays

India's Himalayan Heritage Tour
11 days Jaipur

Luxury Rajasthan Tour

 

Experience the magic of Rajasthan in the luxury of elegant palaces or early royal residences, mostly managed by Taj and Oberoi, the epitome of outstanding service and traditional hospitality. During the day you can explore forts, museums, local markets and...

Iconic journeys

Luxury Rajasthan Tour
7 days The Taj Mahal

India's Golden Triangle - Small Group Tour

 

This fully-escorted small group tour is a wonderful introduction to the heritage and culture of northern India. Visit the land of royals, the heart of power in medieval India and see the forts, palaces and get intrigued by the stories...

Honeymoons

India's Golden Triangle - Small Group Tour
8 days

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour

Guide Price €1,729 pp  

Combine India's historic cities with Ranthambore tiger reserve on this popular private tour. In an area of unparalleled beauty, the national park is set amongst abandoned fortresses, lakes and jungles. A high chance of spotting Tigers during the day and...

Adventure holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Ranthambore Tour
15 days

Grand Tour of Northern India

Guide Price €3,169 pp  

This extraordinary tour doesn't leave any stone unturned. You'll see all of northern India's famous sights, palaces and temples, take in the natural scenery and local life on a boat tour, stop at a beautiful Ghost City and visit a...

City holidays

Grand Tour of Northern India
13 days Evening Aarti Varanasi

The British Heritage Tour

 

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...

Cultural holidays

The British Heritage Tour
12 days Agra Fort

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan

 

This private tour allows you to experience the Golden Triangle historic sites before visiting India's most romantic cities and the glorious palaces of Rajasthan. Unveil intricate buildings built into the hills, stunning lakes and rugged fortresses, which tell their incredible...

Multi centre holidays

India's Golden Triangle with Rajasthan

Frequently Asked Questions

The official currency of India is the Indian rupee. We recommend carrying cash while visiting Old Delhi, as market vendors in the bazaars will not usually be able to accept credit or debit cards, and you may find it difficult to locate an ATM in the older sections of the city. ATMs are more prevalent throughout New Delhi, and many restaurants, hotels and bars will accept card payment. Please keep in mind there may be international usage fees, depending on your bank.

Currently, the Mughal Gardens are only open to the public during the month-long festival of  Udyanotsav, from February through until March. While there are instances of the gardens being open outside of these months, travellers should keep in mind that this is uncommon if they intend on visiting the gardens.

The official language of India is Hindi, though it is worth mentioning that dependant on where you’re visiting, locals may speak a variety of either Punjabi, Urdu or Bengali. English is recognised as a second language by many here, but you should not expect fluency and complete understanding, especially the further from the city centres you travel.

An explosion of colour, noise and fragrances – seamlessly traverse the wide and modern avenues of New Delhi before stepping into Old Delhi’s ancient maze of alleys, bazaars and historic architecture. Delhi is a spectacular juxtaposition of old and new, where skyscrapers meet age-old temples in a whirlwind of excitement and frenetic energy.

Why you'll love Delhi...

• Sampling delicious kebabs and aromatic kachori aloo (baked dough filled with spicy lentils, curried potatoes and tart chutney)
• Exploring the ancient Qubt Complex
• Meditating in the Lotus Flower temple
• Travelling in style aboard the luxurious Maharajas’ Express
• Visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient Red Fort
• Observing the ornate Delhi Secretariat buildings
• Discovering the historic Humuyan’s Tomb, built in 1572
• Strolling through the serene Mughal Gardens during the month of Udyanotsav (February – March)
• Bartering with the local vendors for spices and souvenirs at Old Delhi’s traditional bazaars
• Witnessing the grandeur of the president’s palace, the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Did you know?

• New Delhi is home to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets – a museum dedicated entirely to the advancement of sanitation systems dating as far back as 3000BC.
• Delhi has been the capital city of potentially eight different empires since AD1100.
• Delhi’s Khari Baoli spice market is the largest wholesale spice market across all of Asia.