Spotlight on Northern India - 2018

Delhi • Varanasi • Agra • Jaipur • Udaipur
  • $333
  • 12
  • 18
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What to Expect
Active activity level
Very Different Cultural Immersion

Each Vantage Adventure is designed to help you fully experience local culture and to get out and explore while keeping active. We find these are the two most fulfilling and rewarding ways to transform any trip into an adventure, and into the experience of a lifetime. To that end, we've rated each trip to indicate the level of cultural immersion and physical activity, with "1" being the lowest and "3" being the highest.

CULTURAL IMMERSION: This part of the world requires a heavy foreign culture adjustment for some. Travelers at times will encounter dust, pollution, heat, large crowds in cities, visible poverty, and beggars — all of which are part of the environment and culture of India in particular. The different customs, foods, culture, and history are for many the most rewarding part of the experience. For those up for it, these challenges – as well as the beauty, spirituality, and diversity – make India a uniquely rewarding destination. Cultural Discoveries provide opportunities to meet the local people.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Sightseeing is on air-conditioned coaches with guides, and there are many walking tours through historic city centers. Steps are to be expected, as well as occasional steep and/or uneven terrain. As there is no elevator on board ship, this tour is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties. The ship and tours are not suitable for wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Please refer to Vantage's wheelchair and handicapped traveler policy. Please let our Reservations Specialist know when booking if you require the use of an elevator so that they can work with you to select an alternative tour.

PACING: We spend 11 nights at a moderate pace, with 3 nights in Delhi, 2 nights in Varanasi, 2 nights in Agra, 2 nights in Jaipur, and 2 nights in Udaipur. Some transfers are long, but include sightseeing and rest stops. 

WHAT TO WEAR: Comfortable shoes are recommended. High heels are to be avoided. Bring jackets for January, February, November, and December departures, as well as for the extensions in Bhutan and Nepal where the altitude can mean chillier temperatures.

SPECIAL FACTORS: Temperatures in India are at their highest during April, May, June, and September. All hotels are modern, air-conditioned, and meet the best international standards. The elephant ride in Jaipur can be uncomfortable, especially for those with back pain, so alternative transport is provided. A hat or cap, sunscreen, flashlight, bug spray and walking stick will be very helpful. Tap water is not potable. Curry is very common, so be careful of having spicy food if you have a sensitive stomach. As a precaution and in case you get sick, bring medicines for stomach sickness and vomiting.

Adapters and converters of 240 volts are fine to take if you wish to use. Headset devices for guided tours will be provided, but you may use your own earplugs.

Air Travel within India: Domestic flight only allow 1 piece of checked luggage – 33 lbs each – plus one carry-on bag per passenger. Passengers are advised to lock checked luggage on internal flights.

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Adventure Leader or regional expert.

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Journey Spotlight on Northern India Spotlight on India
Price without Air* $3,999 $6,460 Save $4,922 per couple!
Trip Length 12 days 12 days The best pacing in the industry!
Per Diem $333 per day $538 Save $494 per couple per day!
Extend Your Value Kathmandu, Nepal pre-trip and Delhi, India & Thimphu, Bhutan post-trip No extensions Extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value
Hotel Accommodations Enjoy all 4- and 5-star accommodations Enjoy all 4- and 5-star accommodations Enjoy luxury at accommodations with a storied history, and the best proximity to all the sites!
Meals 24 meals 29 meals Pay less and enjoy more freedom to enjoy local cuisine on your own time!
Sightseeing 10 included tours & 8 Cultural Connections 14 Tours More tours than the competition = better value!
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