Day Tour Of Beating Retreat Ceremony At Wagah Border Including Dinner From Amritsar

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Overview

Experience the Beating Retreat Ceremony with ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. Witness the BSF and Pakistani Rangers marching towards the gates from their respective sides. An unique experience not to be missed while your stay in Amritsar.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Dinner included

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You will be picked up from your hotel at 2:30pm and proceed to Wagah Border to witness the afternoon parade ceremony. Watch ceremony from the VIP or foreigner Gallery. (Indian Passport holder Not eligible for VIP Entry, they have sit to in common gallery) 

Located at about 29 km from Amritsar on the Grand Trunk, Wagah border post has become famous for the ceremonial closing of gates and lowering of flags of India and Pakistan. BSF and Pakistani Rangers march towards the gates from their respective sides. After the gate is open, the soldiers salute each other and start lowering the flags. The flags are carefully folded and carried back. The ceremony reaches a crescendo with the soldiers returning to the border line for the final handshake and the blowing of the bugle marks the end of the ceremony. As the ceremony climbs to its apogee, cries of Jai Hind and Pakistan Zindabad render in the air.

After the parade ceremony, your driver will then take you to a local restaurant for a mouthwatering dinner. You can choose form a fixed menu or buffer dinner. After dinner your driver will drop you back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Day Tour Of Beating Retreat Ceremony At Wagah Border Including Dinner From Amritsar

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in in Amritsar
  • Entrance fees
  • Buffet dinner
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions for Day Tour Of Beating Retreat Ceremony At Wagah Border Including Dinner From Amritsar

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Indian Passport holder Not eligible for VIP Entry, they have to sit in common gallery.

Passenger must need to carry his ID proof.

Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • I really do think you would be better off arranging this visit yourself. Just grab a taxi and visit the border and stay with the locals, its a much better view. What didn't help was the guide provided by Viator. She picked us up from the hotel, dropped us at the border, where we had to join everyone else to get to viewing stands. She then met us one the way out and the driver drove us to the pre booked dinner. The guide then just left us, the restaurant had know idea who we were until I made it known. The meal however was very nice. I have done a lot of very good Viator tours. This was definitely not one of them!

  • Great trip and definitely recommend. Our guide suggested a slightly earlier pick up which meant we had perfect seating close to the gate. Onkar was excellent speaking very good English to give us a guided tour as we passed other places of interest en route. The evening dinner was a perfect end to the trip.

  • Great trip overall
    Quality of the taxi provided out to the Border Crossing ceremony not good but got us there and back safely
    Actual ceremony is crazy and spectacular, must have been 20,000 people there.
    The meal provided at the Golden Tulip was excellent, quality could not be faulted.
    Only slight negative experience was having to wait about 1.5hrs after returning from the ceremony to having dinner, perhaps future guests need to be told about this possibility, its perhaps because we got away from the Border too quickly ?

  • Not sure why we needed a guide as she only came for the taxi ride. We had to pass through security and find our own way to the ceremony. Concrete steps don't make for an ideal view but when the guards were close it was excellent. Impossible to see what was happening at the gate, we would have had a better view on the Indian side rather than the foreigners section. Still wouldn't have missed it..a real spectacle. Taxi driver was very obliging and took us back to our hotel before picking us up later for our meal. The resteraunt was excellent as was the food. Booked the tour thinking we would get 'good seats' with a clear view of the gates. After all this was the main purpose of the ceremony. Instead I could have hired a taxi myself and still sat in the same limited position. Not sure it was value for money.

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