9 Days Dreams of the Taj Escapade ExperienceIndia 2018-2019
Tour Code: T8ID09DL
Tour Type: Land only package
WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® ESCAPADE EXPERIENCE INCLUSIONS:
- Guaranteed 2 passengers
- English speaking guides
- Historical sightseeing
- All meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
- Intra-India transportation
- USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program
- Deluxe hotels: 2 nights Delhi: Crowne Plaza • 1 night Samode: Samode Bagh • 2 nights
Jaipur: Hilton • 2 nights Agra: Radisson Hotel
Visit the jewel of Asia, its stunning beauty and intriguing culture.
*Land Only Package Starts on Day 2*
Day 1 • Depart USA
Depart USA and cross the international dateline. Day 2 • Arrive Delhi
Arrive at your luxury accommodations.
Day 3 • Delhi B, D
Delhi is the capital of modern India, the world's largest democracy, where the old and the new mingle. Made up of seven ancient cities, Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors who have left stunning monuments. Today's city tour starts with Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, where a black marble platform and a perpetually burning ‘eternal flame' marks the spot where the great leader was cremated in 1948. Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, with a courtyard large enough to fit 25,000 worshippers will be sure to impress, as will a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk—the colorful market of the old city. Tour New Delhi, built by the British in the 1920s, and visit two monuments of Delhi's past—Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar—both of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Drive along the impressive ceremonial avenue of Rajpath punctuated by Mughal-style gardens, fountains and shallow pools, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House, culminating with a visit to a local temple. Every Saturday, you will have a chance to witness the Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan, a great way to start the Delhi sightseeing by peeking behind the corridors of power to see the ceremonial change of troops accompanied by horses and a military band, in the otherwise off-limits forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan—the Presidential Palace.
Day 4 • Delhi / Samode B, D
After breakfast, drive to Samode for a memorable night in a luxuriously-furnished, air-conditioned, tented encampment in the romantic garden paradise of Samode Bagh nestled on 20 acres of beautiful grounds, nearby Samode Palace. A 200-foot-long row of fountains fed from natural springs and wells are displayed all along the garden, where Victorian and traditional Rajasthani décor echoes life in a 16th-century luxury camp, blending the highest standards of hospitality with indigenous culture and the natural environment, as you relive the splendor of the bygone age—a unique experience in royal living. This afternoon, visit Samode Village and experience an authentic camel cart ride.Day 5 • Samode / Jaipur B, D
Enjoy the picturesque scenery along your morning drive to the “Pink City” of Jaipur, known as one of the world's best planned cities, built in accordance with Vastu Shastra (the Indian alternative to Chinese Feng Shui). Upon arrival, visit the City Palace Museum, where you can observe a remarkable blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art including a collection of royal princess robes, finely detailed carpets, an armory of old weapons and miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battles and processions. Conclude your tour of Jaipur with the impressive Jantar Mantar, considered the largest stone observatory in the world. Later, attend Aarti—the Hindu ritual of offering prayers at sundown, at the ancient Birla Temple. Aarti (prayer) ceremony is the act of showing reverence to a god, a spirit, or another aspect of the divine through invocations, prayers, songs and rituals. An essential part of puja for the devotee is making a spiritual connection with the divine. Most often, that contact is facilitated through an object: an element of nature, a sculpture, a vessel, a painting, or a print. The ceremony takes place at 6:00pm. Day 6 • Jaipur B, D
Enjoy a morning tour of the Amber Fort, a marvelous example of Rajput architecture, decorated in intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork and overlooking the scenic Maota Lake. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered. After the visit to Amber Fort, go on a delightful walk through the old city and bazar, where one can buy just about anything including jewelry, enamel work, hand-printed fabrics and stone sculptures. During the walk, the ladies will get the opportunity to try the art of henna tattoo. Henna is a flowering plant, the name also referring to the dye prepared from it and to the art of temporary tattoos that are based on these dyes. Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin. During the tour, the artist shows his expertise by creating unique designing on the palms and hand of the ladies.For a memorable evening affair, perhaps indulge in a gourmet experience where you not only dine on tasteful local meals, but learn to prepare them yourself. It’s a fun and interactive session that combines delicious local food and drink with a very happy palate and some serious recipes to take home (at extra cost).Day 7 • Jaipur / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra B, D
After breakfast, drive to Agra. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted, red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital, now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, enjoy a sunset view of the Taj Mahal from the site of Mehtab Bagh, a garden located across the Yamuna River. As an option, perhaps watch the live cultural show Mohabbat the Taj at the Kalakriti Theater (at extra cost). This vibrant dance drama portrays the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era in the 16th century, in a series of plays depicting the true and immortal love of Shajahan for his beautiful wife Mumtaj Mahal. The show lasts 90 minutes.
Day 8 • Agra B, D
After breakfast, visit the magnificent monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan, the UNESCO World Heritage Site is a memorial to his favorite wife, Arjumand Bano Begum, better known as Mumtaz Mahal. The monument is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, combining elements of Persian, Ottoman, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. Later, visit Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is more like a palatial walled city than a fort. This afternoon, visit the 18th-century Roman Catholic Cemetery, North India’s oldest Christian cemetery. It was initially the resting place of the Armenian Christians in the 1550 and, thereafter, of other European Catholics in the city as well. The tomb that stands out from all the rest is that of British Colonel John Hessing. The cemetery is also popular as an “Islamic mausoleum for Christian souls.” Continue on to the Red Taj Mahal (small replica of the Taj Mahal, built in red sandstone). Afterward, you will have an excellent opportunity for an interaction with the locals, as you join them for Hi Tea with regional savories. See how they live, learn to understand their culture and Indian family values.
Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays. Day 9 • Agra / Delhi B, D
This morning is at leisure. Later in the day, drive back to Delhi. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous farewell dinner. After dinner, transfer to the airport for you flight home, which will depart after midnight. Your journey to the magical land comes to an end.
Day 10 • Depart Delhi
Your flight en route to your hometown.
Please note that through April 2018, the front-facing side of the Taj Mahal will be under restoration with partial scaffolding obstructing the view. In all our India itineraries, we have included an additional visit to the site for an unobstructed back-view of the monument from across the Yamuna River, in the garden of Mehtab Bagh. Despite the ongoing work, the interior of the Taj remains accessible as usual. Taj Mahal is identical on all four sides, which we hope will minimize the inconvenience.
Tour Cost (per person, based on double occupancy)
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(Land Only) Land only rate based on per person, double occupancy and does not include transpacific air or initial arrival and final departure transfers. Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class accommodations. All prices subject to change without notice. CST 2098539-40.
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throughout, and we reserve the right to alter arrangements to best accommodate
a smaller group, or to cancel the tour.
tours: A group of 10 or more participants will be escorted by a
professional, bilingual Tour Director throughout mainland China and locally
guided outside of mainland China, when applicable. With fewer than 10
participants, the tour will be locally guided throughout, and we reserve the
right to alter arrangements to best accommodate a smaller group, or to cancel
CITY HIGHLIGHT PACKAGES, PRE/POST-TOUR MODULARS
& EXTENSIONS are locally guided with a minimum of 2
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Passengers traveling to China:
U.S. passports with six-month validity AFTER the date of return are required
for all tour participants. Passports must have four (4) blank visa pages,
excluding the non-visa pages. Upon request, PDT will secure the visa for entry
into the People's Republic of China (not required for Hong Kong, if you are a
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government visa application charges. It is the responsibility of all non-U.S.
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prepared for travel outside of the U.S. See below for more details.
HEALTH: In general, tours are quite active and
require a good deal of walking, frequently including stairs. Tibet requires
travel into areas of high altitude and with extreme temperature fluctuation.
We strongly recommend that you discuss any health concerns with your personal
physician. Additional Assistance: In order to ensure a smooth operation of the
tour for all group members, any traveler requiring special assistance must be
accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for providing all such assistance.
PDT is under no obligation whatsoever to provide any special assistance. You
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physical disability or medical condition, which may require any special
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Single City Packages
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, passport number, date and place of issue, and birth date
are now required by many foreign governments, as well as some airlines, in
order to confirm services. Names on your airline tickets must match the first
and the last name(s) exactly as listed on your passport. It is the
responsibility of the travel agent/traveler to verify that the name shown on
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due to name discrepancy.
4. CHINA VISAS: PDT will
be pleased to secure your China visa for a nominal fee. US Passports must be
valid for at least six months AFTER the date of return and should have at
least four (4) blank visa pages for visa stamps, excluding the non-visa pages.
Passports should be sent to our office at least 75 days prior to departure
date with a completed and signed Visa Application Form, one (1) passport-size
(2"x 2") color photo, and payment by credit card or check. Visa fee is
non-refundable, once the visa has been issued. We must forward all
applications to the Chinese Consulate for their approval. Persons under the
age of 18 years old will be required to also submit their original birth
certificate to be forwarded to the Chinese Consulate for a Chinese Visa
request. PDT cannot guarantee the acceptance of your visa application. If, for
any reason, your application is denied, a full refund will be made on your
visa payment. Visa fees as shown are in effect at time of printing of this
season's brochure and are subject to change; please call for complete
visa application details. PDT does not accept responsibility for passengers in
possession of incorrect or invalid visas.
Passengers traveling to
Tibet: Entry permits to Tibet are handled by PDT. Your China
visa is required in order for us to issue your entry permit into Tibet.
Please note that, if PDT does not handle your China visa, we require a color
copy of both your passport and China visa no less than six weeks prior to
departure. Permits to Tibet are approved by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. Rules
of entry to Tibet fluctuate and are subject to change. PDT cannot guarantee
acceptance of your permit to visit Tibet. Minimum number of tour group
participants may apply in order to enter Tibet. Please check these
arrangements at the time of booking. China Visa Fee - US $220.00 per person -
check at time of booking (passport must be received at PDT office 75 days
prior to departure.) Mailing or delivery fees are additional;
VISAS: Hong Kong - No visa required for U.S. citizens.
Thailand - No visa required for U.S. citizens for stays under
30 days. Japan - No visa required for U.S. citizens for stays
up to 90 days. Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India - Visa
required. For information, contact the Embassy of Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar
5. CANCELLATION FEES (All
tours): A written notice of cancellation must be
received by PDT either by mail, fax, or e-mail.
by phone will not be accepted.
75+ days before
departure......................................................US $300.00 per
74-30 days before
departure..................................................US $400.00 per
29-16 days before
departure..................................................US $500.00 per
15 days before departure through day of
*Plus any additional charges assessed by land suppliers or
General Booking Conditions
PAYMENT: Land Only Payment: Due 75 days prior to departure and may be
made by check or credit card with a signed authorization form. PDT reserves
the right to modify your tour arrangements before and after the final payment
has been made, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances due to high demand for
air, cruise and hotel space. You will be notified, should this situation
2. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS: Discounts are
applicable to new bookings only, if the special promotion is being rendered by
a third party such as hotels, airlines, ground operators, etc. All discounts
are not combinable. Unfortunately, we are not able to apply promotional
discounts, when payments are not received by the specified deposit and final
payment due dates.
3. RE-BOOKING: A change in
departure date, or from one tour to another after your original reservation
has been processed, is considered a cancelled trip, and cancellation fees
Air & Land
LAND-ONLY TOURS: Land--only
tour prices (other than City Highlight Packages) include domestic
China/Intra-Asia flights in conjunction with the land tour, and, once
ticketed, are non-refundable and subject to all other applicable airline fare
rules. PDT endeavors to follow itineraries precisely; however, if flights are
not available at the scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify the air
and land arrangements for smooth operation of the tour. International and
domestic air schedules are subject to change at any time. Land--only tour
prices do not include transpacific flights, however, PDT offers
special rates on transpacific flights for travel originating in the U.S.
(subject to availability). Land--only tour prices are subject to increase prior
to the time you make full payment; land only tour prices are not subject to
increase after full payment has been made, except for charges resulting from
when minimum participation levels have not been met. A signed form will be
required at the time of initial payment to expressly acknowledge your
acceptance of this price increase policy. International and domestic air
schedules are subject to change at any time.
Air-inclusive tour prices include transpacific flights to/from PDT's
U.S. gateway cities, as well as domestic China/Intra-Asia flights in
conjunction with the land tour, and, once ticketed, are non-refundable and
subject to all other applicable airline fare rules, including
change/cancellation penalties of up to $500 per ticket (for transpacific
flights and intra-Asia flights). Air-inclusive tour prices are subject to
increase prior to the time you make full payment; air-inclusive tour prices
are not subject to increase after full payment has been made, except for
charges resulting from when minimum participation levels have not been met. A
signed form will be required at the time of initial payment to expressly
acknowledge your acceptance of this price increase policy. PDT endeavors to
follow itineraries precisely; however, if flights are not available at the
scheduled time, we reserve the right to modify the air and land arrangements
for smooth operation of the tour. International and domestic air schedules are
subject to change at any time. If you make your own transpacific flight
arrangements, PDT will not be responsible for any loss resulting from flight
cancellations, delays, or changes in land or flight
MINIMUM PARTICIPATION LEVELS: PDT
tours are contingent upon minimum participation levels (which vary between
tour series, as shown above). In the event the minimum participation level is
not achieved, and PDT must increase the price and/or substitute the original
tour with an alternative tour, participants may elect to receive a full
refund, less the price of any non-refundable transpacific air transportation
PDT has already ticketed for your convenience. (Generally, PDT will not
ticket transpacific air transportation, until the minimum participation level
is achieved, unless requested otherwise.) In such cases, your unused
non-refundable round-trip transpacific air ticket will be converted into a
flight credit by your airline, typically valid for one year from the original
ticket issuance date and good towards future round-trip travel on the airline
to and from the original destination, less change fees of up to $500.00 and
any applicable fare differential.
allowances, limits, and additional charges for checked and carry-on baggage
may apply and vary by airline, frequent flyer status, booking class,
destination (e.g., baggage allowance differs for the transpacific and
China/Intra-Asia sections of your tour), bag size and weight. Airline fees of
up to $200.00 per bag for the first and/or second checked bag may apply.
Refer to the airline's website for details on their checked and carry-on
baggage rules. Baggage allowances and charges are subject to change. We
strongly recommend baggage insurance, as PDT does not assume any
responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or passengers' belongings. It is
at passenger's risk throughout. For the most up-to-date requirements, please
check with your air carrier prior to your flight.
UNUSED OR CHANGED TOUR ARRANGEMENTS: Portions of land arrangements,
hotel accommodations or any other service or feature of the tour that are not
used, are neither refundable, nor exchangeable. Travel Protection Insurance
fee is non-refundable. Refund claims must be made in writing through the agent
from whom the tour has been purchased within 14 days of the termination of the
tour. A written statement from the Tour Director or Local Guide certifying the
exact services not rendered must be attached to this
LAND-ONLY & LAND/CRUISE-ONLY TOUR PRICE DOES NOT
INCLUDE: 1. Transpacific air from
USA/first point of entry abroad, or last point of exit on tour/USA.
2. Initial arrival and departure transfers, unless transpacific
air is purchased through Pacific Delight Tours®. Please call us for transfer
cost for land only arrivals and departures. 3. Airline-imposed
baggage fees: please consult your airline. 4. Fees for
delivery of tour documentation to international destinations, and overnight
delivery of tour documentation due to late payments. 5. Cost
of passport and visas, and all items of personal nature. 6.
Any fees incurred due to delays, changes, or cancellations beyond PDT's
control. 7. Customary gratuities to ship crew, local guides,
drivers, boatmen, river guides, hotel waiters, chambermaids and porters. The
end-of-tour gratuity to the Tour Director is also not
RESPONSIBILITY: Pacific Delight Tours®
(hereinafter PDT) acts as a tour operator and agent. The suppliers that
provide transportation, conveyance or accommodations are independent
contractors and are not agents or employees of PDT. All tickets, coupons and
receipts issued by PDT, and all arrangements for transport, conveyance or
accommodations are made by PDT as agent of the suppliers. By utilizing the
services of suppliers, you agree that neither PDT nor any of its officers,
directors, employees, subsidiaries or affiliates shall be liable for any
injury, damage, loss, accident or delay incurred by you or those traveling
with you in connection with any accommodations, transportation, conveyance or
other services of whatsoever nature resulting directly or indirectly from any
acts or default of the suppliers or from any occurrence or condition,
including but not limited to defects in vehicles or vessels, breakdown in
equipment or the negligence of their operators. PDT, its employees, officers,
directors, subsidiaries or affiliates also shall not be liable for any
injury, damage, loss, claim or accident resulting directly or indirectly
(i) from delays, cancellations or changes in flights,
itineraries, schedules, or other services of any nature whatsoever,
(ii) from strikes, theft, sickness, weather, quarantine or any
other causes of any nature whatsoever or (iii) from acts or
omissions of any Government, its local subdivisions, bureaus or authorities.
All tour itineraries and fares may be affected by alterations or delays in air
or surface transportation services of the various countries. PDT reserves the
right to withdraw any tour and to make such alterations in the itineraries
which, in its sole discretion, it may find desirable for the convenience of
the parties or the proper operation of the tour. PDT reserves the right to
decline to accept, or to retain any person as a member of the tour party at
any time, if they in any way violate the laws of the country they are
visiting, pose a risk to the safety of fellow tour members, or their behavior
interferes with a smooth operation of the
NOTE: All tour fares shown on our
website are based on the value of foreign currencies in relation to the
U.S. dollar in effect at the date of the printing of the brochure and on the
tariffs, airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges as of that same date, and are
subject to change at any time to reflect those or other changes since the date
of the this season's brochure's printing. PDT reserves the right to
correct promotional, pricing or typographical errors at any time. PDT
reserves the right to cancel the tour prior to departure for any reason. In
such case, a full refund of all payments will constitute full settlement with
the passenger. The airlines and other transportation carriers concerned are
not to be held responsible for any act or event during the time the
passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger's
contract in use by the airlines concerned, when issued, shall constitute the
sole contract between the airlines and the purchaser of these tours and/or
passenger with respect to that service. Any and/or all transportation
companies shall have or shall incur no responsibility for or liability to any
traveler aside from their liability as common carriers. The carriers'
international tariff is available for inspection and will govern all aspects
of the air transportation.
The Terms and Conditions contained
herein and set forth in the brochures issued by PDT and on its website, under
which you agree to utilize the services of PDT in arranging the tours, may not
be amended in any way except in writing signed by an authorized officer of
PDT. By utilizing the services of PDT, you agree that the exclusive
jurisdiction for all claims, suits, actions or proceedings of whatsoever nature
against PDT, its employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates
shall be the State of New York, and that such claim, action or proceedings
shall be determined according to the laws of the State of New York. You also
agree that, if you have a claim against PDT, its employees, officers,
directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, (i) you will notify
PDT, in writing, of your claim as soon as possible and (ii)
that, if you choose to commence a law suit against PDT, its employees,
officers, directors, subsidiaries or affiliates, you will do so within one
year from the date of the last day of the tour on which your claim arose,
failing which, your claim against PDT, its employees, officers, directors,
subsidiaries or affiliates, will be forever barred. CST 2098539
Terms & Conditions - for Kosher Tours & Gluten-Free
Air transportation via scheduled IATA airlines, on round-trip
economy-class group fare basis.
Accommodations in deluxe hotels as indicated, or similar, including
all hotel taxes and service charges, double occupancy basis.
Meals are buffet breakfast at the hotels; lunches and dinners at the
synagogues or vegetarian restaurants, on table d'hote group menu
Sightseeing and special events via chartered air-conditioned coach
with English-speaking guides, including all entrance fees.
Group transfers between airports and hotels, via chartered
air-conditioned coach with local guide to meet and assist.
Tour costs are based on 'cash' prices; the use of charge cards will
incur a 4% credit card bank service charge.
Cancellations and refunds: the deposit is non-refundable; for
cancellations received between 180 and 90 days prior to departure, $1,100
charge will apply; within 90 days, the land portion is not refundable; within
60 days, there may be a penalty on the air portion, as well. Cancellation
charges cover non-refundable expenses incurred on behalf of the participant and
the group, and help protect tour fares for the remaining participants. No
refund or credit for early withdrawal. Cancellation insurance is highly
recommended. Application for comprehensive low-cost group insurance will be
provided with confirmation.
Responsibility: The Foundation for Remote Jewish Communities (FRJC),
Lotus / Pacific Delight Travel and/or associated companies (The Organizers)
give notice that all tickets issued by them and all arrangements for transport,
accommodations and meals, are made by them as agents for the tour participant
upon the express condition that they shall not be held liable for any injury,
damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason
of any defect of any vehicle or through the acts of any company or person
engaged in conveying the passengers herewith, or of any hotel/ship proprietor
or employees. Itineraries and fares may be affected by changes in air services
of the various countries. The right is reserved to withdraw any feature
announced in this program and to make such alterations in the itinerary as may
be found desirable for the convenience and proper carrying out of the tour. The
right is reserved to decline, accept or retain any person as a member of the
tour. Guest speakers are subject to professional commitments. The Organizers
accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delays or
changes in schedules, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other
causes. Tour costs shown are cash prices based on tariffs, taxes and exchanges
rates in effect at time of printing and subject to change. The carriers are not
to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time
passengers are not on their respective conveyances. The passenger ticket shall
constitute the sole contract between the carriers and the purchaser or