Agra Taj Mahal And Agra Fort Private Day Trip By Rail From Delhi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    we can pick any hotel in delhi/gurgaon/noida
    Airports
    Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take the Gatiman Express from New Delhi to the Taj Mahal and Agra, after your hotel/airport pick-up around 7:00am. Prepare yourself for a 9-12 hour day, and enjoy the comfort of traveling by high-speed train for80 minutes to maximize your sightseeing time. Join your professional guide for an exciting day of exploration toTaj Mahal with your private group. Travel in style with uniformed-driver and private air-conditioned car. You will enjoy such inclusions as hotel transfers, breakfast aboard the train, and entrance fees.

Highlights

Breakfast included

Round-trip train fares

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Skip the line

Know More about this tour

You will be picked up in the morning at 7:00am from your hotel or the airport in New Delhi. Then, you will be driven to the Nizamuddin railway station, where you will board the train to Agra. Journey to Agra on India's newest train the Gatiman Express, a high-speed train covering 116.6m (188km) in approximately 80 minutes. Board the train in Delhi at 8:10am. You will be served breakfast by one of the Gatiman Express stewards. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your breakfast and view from the extra large windows. Arrive in Agra at 9:30am, where your driver is waiting. Head directly to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Marvel at its beautiful architecture, combining elements of Indian, Turkish, Persian, and Muslim architectural styles. The intricate landscape and reflecting pools serve to highlight the beautiful white marble that is the Taj Mahal's signature. Enjoy an interior visit included on this tour. You will have an opportunity to view the geometrical design of the black and white marble floors, the arched doorways and alcoves, the delicate attention to detail, and its opulence. Following your Taj Mahal tour, you will go to the Agra Fort.

Feel the imposing power of the magnificent red-stone structure that is Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will share stories of the mighty emperor Akbar, credited with commissioning what is considered the heart of the Mughal Empire. Admire this sandstone fortress with its many palaces and mosques. You will feel as if you are stepping back into history within this walled palatial city.

Enjoy some free time after your visit to the Agra Fort. Spend your time to enjoy lunch (own expense) and walk around. Your driver will pick you up at 5:50pm and return you to the train station. Board the Gatiman Express for a comfortable ride back to Delhi. Once you arrive at Delhi's Nizamuddin Railway Station, a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel or the airport.

Inclusions

Hotel/airport pickup and drop-off in Delhi

Return Delhi railway transfers

Breakfast on board train

English-speaking local guide in Agra

Transport in Agra by private air-conditioned car with uniformed driver

All parking fees, tolls, taxes, allowances, and fuel

Bottled water and sodas

Buffet lunch (if option selected)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Photo stills and video camera fees

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Passport name, number, expiry date, and country are required at time of booking for all participants for photographic identity

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical condition

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Children under the age of 10 go free

Maximum capacity of 5 passengers per booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Mar-2020

    An exceptional time and amazing tour guide. Very informative, no waiting, delicious lunch and even the express train was better than we were expecting. The tour team pulled out all of the stops to get us back to the train when they decided to close all of the main roads as a practice before Trump's arrival the next day. Brilliant experience

  • 17-Dec-2019

    As always with Viator, our day trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal went flawlessly! We were picked up at our hotel by a driver who told us so many interesting facts about Delhi, then escorted through the bustling train station in Delhi and shown right to our seats on the train. We splurged for 1st class tickets and thought it was worth it. We got a meal and bottled water both ways and had a great view of the countryside from our comfy seats in the 1st class coach.
    I thought this was a group tour but it turned out to be a private tour for just my husband and I. Our guide met us at the train in Agra and took us to the car that we had use of all day. Our guide was Saurabh Gupta and he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable, well-spoken, friendly and polite. He spent the entire day with us explaining all the details about the Taj Mahal and Fort Agra, the history, the culture, the political and religious influences. It was fascinating and so informative. It's popular to hire a photographer on the Taj grounds to take your picture, which we did. We paid $35 USD for 40 pictures, but many of them were silly poses that we didn't need. As it turned out, our guide Saurabh offered to take pictures on my phone and he was a better photographer than the guy we hired. I would recommend asking for Saurabh as your guide and giving him the money you would pay a photographer.
    The lunch that was included at the BBQ restaurant was delicious and the atmosphere was cool and relaxing. Afterwards we went to tour Fort Agra, which also a must-see and is fascinating and impressive. The only downside of the tour was the stop at the artisan shops. It was interesting to see the artisans at work, but they really pressured us to buy something. Beware, the marble shop was ridiculously overpriced! I bought a set of coasters for $55 USD and saw the same ones in the airport gift shop for $20! The rug shop on the lower level had really beautiful handmade rugs at reasonable prices, so if you buy anything, I would suggest doing it there.
    At the end of the day, we were put back on the train and then taken back to our hotel. It was an awesome, memorable experience, one that I know we wouldn't have been comfortable doing on our own. So thank you Viator for helping us make a dream trip come true! I would highly recommend it! (Be generous and tip your guide and drivers... these folks work hard and do a great job!)

  • 21-Nov-2019

    My guide, Hilal, was an excellent guide. Full of information about the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - both in terms of the architecture and history.

    Logistically, this company was very smooth. Pick-ups and drop-offs went without a hitch - Sunil was my Delhi liaison and driver.

    Be prepared for the trains to run late. This is India after all! Bring a book and prepare to sit on the platform well after the scheduled departure time.

    Know that part of the tour is taking you to shops. Remember that they’re not really there to give you a “direct from manufacturer” deal - haggle! Very similar goods are available at souvenir shops in the city for much less!

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We decided to visit agra by rail (train) instead of car, booked a single day tour on and our local tour operator was Taj destinations.
    Everything was smooth and without hitch, had clean cars on-time to take us to train station in Delhi, private car and tour guide in agra. Excellent lunch, and food in train. Train was on time and ac-car was very comfortable. We could beat traffic as we were at Taj Mahal by 10 am.
    We even managed to see baby taj.

    Only bad thing was agra was very hot and humid. Go end of year. Or take a hat, umbrella and dress right.
    Our car had cold water bottles well stocked, so that helped lot. Other thing is train stations have not changed much, so if you are a foreigner, don't expect a modern station.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    It was an excellent Tour , coming to India and not visiting the Taj Mahal is not knowing India.
    The most important thing is that the route was very pleasant, I had excellent coordination on the route with 2 very friendly drivers, good seats on the train tickets, the guide very well with the explanations, the truth is an excellent day.

  • 13-Nov-2018

    This was a really good day trip from Delhi. Everything was really well organised, from being picked up at both ends to and from the train, being shown to our seats, and the tour of the Taj and Agra Fort. Our tour guide had much knowledge and was clear most of the time - whenever we could not quite understand something he was always ready to repeat what he said, and if necessary, to explain in more detail. We opted for the trip without lunch included - would suggest this as we just wanted a small lunch, ended up going to Costa coffee - that was enough food as breakfast was large.

  • 12-Nov-2018

    It was very nice trip with kind guide and on time pick up taxi. Staffs are good at Japanese and English so I recommend this tour for Japanese tourists too. Their response was also good so that I can ask some question about tour.

  • 25-Oct-2018

    My Girlfriends and I traveled throughout India and I arranged this tour for our short trip to Delhi. I have been to the Taj Mahal several times and knew that I wanted a very organized tour especially since our time was limited. This company delivered as promised. As explained, we were promptly picked up at the hotel. Taken by car to the express train. The guide showed us to our seats. He then returned when we arrived in Agra. He handed us over to another guide and car who shuttled us straight to the Taj Mahal. We did not have to wait in the long line for tickets - they were LONG! The guide was very knowledgeable about the history and spoke great English. We also had the same experience visiting Agra Fort - no line, easy entry and knowledgeable guide. The guide took us to 2 shops and a great restaurant for lunch. We then were driven back to the train station where the first guide met us, placed us on the train and they promptly took us back to our hotel upon arrival in Delhi. No problem with the train we arrived back in the evening and our flight was at 3am the next day! I am not knocking down my rating for the store stops as I expected this. But you should know that you will get the hard sell at the gem store and at the marble store. The stores carry beautiful things and there is no obligation to purchase though it can be hard to say no!, but just know you are not really being taken to these stores to watch the craftsman. Overall - it was a great experience for all of us and this company runs a tight ship delivering excellent service and wonderful staff.

  • 07-May-2018

    Travelling by the Taj Express Train on this day tour from NewDelhi was amazing. Visiting the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Agra was a dream come true. My guide, Shaan, has a great depth of knowledge of the area and sites, which he imparted to me in a lovely clear, interesting way and with humour. I had an amazing day which just flew by. The Taj Mahal in particular was so beautiful and stunning. My driver in Agra, Raju, zipped us around safely and in comfort to the sites. I unreservedly recommend this tour. I did include all the optional additions on this tour which thus included pick up from the hotel and return to the hotel, breakfast and dinner on the train, lunch in Agra, all entrance fees, including express access to the sites and was so glad I did. I was able to relax and just enjoy the whole experience. I

  • 18-Mar-2018

    Highly recommended! Couldnt have asked for a better experience.
    Traveling solo for business and had a free weekend. After reading a ton of reviews on various tour companies I booked my Agra tour and I couldnt have asked for more. The communication was excellent which really helped put me at ease. I was met at the airport on Sat. morning and taken to the train station, escorted onboard the train and to my seat. On each handover they took a pic to send to the next contact as a safety measure. The next guy would show you the pic to ensure that you didnt wind up going with someone you shouldnt.
    Once in Agra I was met by my guide Khalid and driver Mr. Singh. Both were fantastic. Mr Singh was a somewhat subdued gentleman with a great sense of humor and Khalid was a wealth of knowledge who was very like able and a treat to spend the day with.
    I highly suggest requesting Khalid, an Agra native, for your tour. He kept the day moving and with conversation but was never pushy. He let me have plenty of space to enjoy the Taj and fort but never let me out of his sight. In addition to the tours, we had an amazing lunch and did some shopping. The shopping was at my request and Khalid never made me feel pressured to buy which differs from what I read in reviews of other tour companies.
    Getting back to Dheli and to the airport was a well coordinated reverse of getting to Agra pics, escorted to ny seat etc.... Overall, the day was error free and I was in complete control throughout the tour. If you plan to visit Agra dont pass these guys by!

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