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We were a group of 4 germans. I was very surprised regarding to the perfect organization and communication to Aviator. Driver and guide were punctually and also perfect organized and very experienced. The 3star hotel on the trip was new, clean and good. I can recommend thist trip to erverybody and exspecially to visitors from Europe or USA.
This was an amazing tour! We were meet at the airport even after a 3 hour delay, then escorted to our driver. we drove the Agra with a very nice driver who even stopped for us to take pictures of things along the way. we were meet at the hotel in Agra by another representative to ensure we got checked in ok. then we were off on a day full of tours with a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide. We had our meals taken care of and the hotel was really nice! The next day we enjoyed another tour before returning back to Delhi. I am currently on another tour in India with a different company and it is not going good at all. I think that Viator really knows how to find good local tour services. I would 100% recomend this tour to others.
- Wonderful sights & enough time for floating around and taking photos - Very nice guide, good historical knowledge about sights, - Very good to understand
Thanks for arranging the two day Agra tour. Everything went quite smoothly, though I did not expect such a long journey to and from Delhi. The driver however was always prompt or early and pleasant, treating me with great courtesy and very concerned for my comfort. He was friendly and despite limited English, he communicated very well. The guide was OK, but seemed to be a little low energy and repeating a script, rather than leading a tour. He asked questions, but did not really listen to the answer. He did a nice job at the Agra Fort, explainng the history of this site. I really, really appreciated his assistance at the Taj Mahal, where we arrived around 4:30 pm and he whisked me past the hawkers and long lines and into all the important places at the site then he left me on my own for 30 minutes just as the sun was bathing the monument in sunset colors to just take it all in.We then went to the obligatory Marble factory visit. The next day's visit to Fatehpur Sikri was pretty cursory. Overall found him not good at relating to the customer. The three star hotel was OK and the meals also were just average.
This trip does not require two days. The drive from Delhi is long (though eye-opening) but there isn't much to do in Agra. On the first day we were given two hours for lunch and in the evening were back at the hotel by about 6pm. The next day we were driving back to Delhi before lunchtime, reaching Delhi at about 4pm.
On the first day, the driver picked us up from Delhi and drove us to Agra. The guide (name 'Kalpna' or similar) didn't meet us until Agra. She did the bare minimum. E.g. when we were wandering around the sites she would walk ahead and if we stopped for photos etc she would leave us behind. She would explain some things to whoever had kept up but if stragglers asked her to explain something again she would just say 'ask your friend'. We never knew what we were doing next or where we were going because in the car she would sit in the front and chat to the driver in another language. We were just taken from one place to another and felt left out of the loop. She wanted to drive us to different stores for shopping (I expect for commission), although according to her, the bazaar on the Viator itinerary does not exist. She disappeared at lunch and dinner, which were at the same (average) restaurant. At the end of the first day she forced us to write nice things about her on her evaluation sheet while she watched and responded to our feedback by blaming us. When she left we didn't even realise we wouldn't see her again.
On the second day we thought we had no guide, but were driven to Fatehpur Sikri by the same driver and found we had a guide there (name 'Kumar'?). He was better at explaining stuff (but if he asks you to pay for anything stand your ground and tell him it should be included). Lots of child beggars at one point meant we couldn't enjoy looking around, although that's obviously beyond his control. Overall he was better than the first guide.
Don't expect to see Jama Masjid - that's in Delhi and probably shouldn’t be on the itinerary.