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Globus Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Dubai & Southern India(ODQ3)

17 days from Dubai to Delhi 
Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. But first, stop off in Dubai, spend time discovering its many souks (markets), and explore this exciting city on your own. Then, head to India, visit some of its most famous sights, and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

The remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. On this India tour, you’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. You’ll also visit Mumbai, home to “Bollywood,” and Cochin, where you’ll take a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala to witness life along the scenic and serene waterways.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this India tour with Dubai. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime vacation!
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

DUBAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Jumeirah Mosque, the spice souk, and the gold souk; Host service during your stay

MUMBAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Gateway of India, a Dhobi Ghat, Hanging Gardens, Mumbai Museum, and Mani Bhavan; Host service during your stay

COCHIN
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Hill Palace Museum, Dutch Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets, and St. Francis Church; walking tour of Jewish quarter; cruise the backwaters of Kerala; Host service during your stay

DELHI
Visit Qutub Minar, Humayan’s Tomb, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib; [LF] rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar; welcome dinner with Indian cooking demonstration

AGRA
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise by [LF] tonga, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri

BHARATPUR–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Travel by train

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Three game drives by open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle

JAIPUR
[LF] Home-hosted dinner with Indian noble family featuring a sari- and turban-tying demonstration; visit Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, and the City Palace & Museum

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Arrive in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
 Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2Dubai.
 This morning, enjoy a city tour that begins with a stop at the JUMEIRAH MOSQUE, one of Dubai’s great landmarks. Then, drive along Dubai Creek, the lifeline and pulse of the city. You will have time to stroll through the narrow lanes of Bastakiah, the city’s old district, and through the souks (markets). This includes the SPICE SOUK with its exotic aromas and the GOLD SOUK with 220 shop windows glittering with gold. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 3Dubai.
 A full day at your leisure. You may wish to take an excursion to Abu Dhabi, enjoy a dinner cruise on a traditional dhow, or simply explore the area on your own. Your host will have recommendations. (B)
Day 4Dubai–Mumbai, India.
 Fly to Mumbai. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in. (B)

Day 5Mumbai.
 This morning, enjoy sightseeing in Mumbai, a multicultural metropolis with a colorful history. This vibrant city is now India’s premier seaport, center of culture and industry, and home to “Bollywood.” Start at the GATEWAY OF INDIA, Mumbai’s most famous monument commemorating the visit of Queen Mary. Then, drive along Marine Drive, a seafront promenade, and see a traditional Dhobi Ghat (open-air laundromat). You will also visit the HANGING GARDENS, MUMBAI MUSEUM, and MANI BHAVAN, the former residence of Mahatma Gandi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L)
Day 6Mumbai–Cochin.
 Fly to Cochin, the “Gateway to Kerala.” Located on the Arabian Sea in Kerala, India’s southernmost state, Cochin is the perfect starting point to explore the region’s natural beauty. (B)
Day 7Cochin.
 Start your sightseeing tour at the HILL PALACE MUSEUM, once the home of the Kochi royal family. Next, visit the DUTCH PALACE and take a WALKING TOUR through the Jewish quarter. After lunch, visit the the CHINESE FISHING NETS, the livelihood of many fishermen in the area and ST. FRANCIS CHURCH. Afterward, take an unforgettable CRUISE on the backwaters of Kerala. Explore and witness local life along these serene waterways surrounded by lush palm trees and paddy fields. (B,L)
Day 8Cochin–Delhi.
 Fly to Delhi. India’s capital city! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in. (B)
Day 9Delhi.
 Today’s sightseeing starts with an orientation to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a [LF] RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. After lunch in a local restaurant, enjoy a bit of leisure time. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a lavish welcome dinner that includes a COOKING DEMONSTRATION and talk on Indian cuisine with a local chef. (B,L,D)
Day 10Delhi–Agra.
 This morning, visit QUTAB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. Next, visit HUMAYAN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). After lunch, drive to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L)
Day 11Agra.
 Start your day with a sunrise visit to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL, an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll also travel by [LF] TONGAS (horse-drawn carriage) during your visit. Later, visit AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Moghul Emperor Akbar. This impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)
Day 12Agra–Fatehpur Sikri–Ranthambore National Park.
 Today, stop at FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century it was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years before it was completely abandoned due to the lack of adequate water. After lunch in Bharatpur, board a train bound for RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK, one of the best places in India to spot the elusive Bengal tiger! (B,L,D)
Day 13Ranthambore.
 Today, explore the park on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES in open-air, 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles. In addition to Bengal tigers, the park is home to leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more. Between game drives, enjoy free time to relax. (B,L,D)

Day 14Ranthambore–Jaipur.
 Rise early this morning for one last GAME DRIVE in this magical land. Then, travel to Jaipur. In 1876, the city was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] HOME-HOSTED DINNER with an Indian noble family, followed by a SARI- and TURBAN-TYING demonstration. (B,D)
Day 15Jaipur.
 Today, visit the amazing AMBER FORT, built entirely of white marble and red sandstone. Tour the interior with its intricate mosaics, carvings, paintings, and mirror works. The afternoon is at your leisure to explore this bustling city. This evening, join your Tour Director for a festive farewell dinner to celebrate an unforgettable journey through India. (B,D)
Day 16Jaipur–Delhi.
 This morning, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining MUSEUM, which houses a collection of rare manuscripts, and stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds). You will have some free time prior to flying back to Delhi in the early evening. (B,L,D)
Day 17Delhi.
 Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

American breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Delhi and home-hosted dinner in Jaipur

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Globus Pricing Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $1,306. Required intra-vacation air segment is: Dubai/Mumbai; Mumbai/Cochin; Cochin/Delhi; Jaipur/Delhi. Air prices were effective on August 17, 2016, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$1,375

Triple rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Dubai:
January-March & October-November: in single room $156; in twin room $88
April: in single room $140; in twin room $80

Extra Nights per person in Delhi:
January-March & October-December in single room $234; in twin room $123
April: in single room $154; in twin room $83

2018 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in August 2017.

Globus Notes

NOTES:
  • Small-Group Discovery – We never allow more than 20 travelers on our Small-Group Discovery vacations, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the destination and local culture.

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