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What an awesome tour! Everything is organized very well. We paid extra to have a photographer take our photos at the Taj Mahal and our guide negotiated the price. I finally got took the picture I dreamed of, on the marble bench in front of the Taj Mahal. If I had to do it again I'd skip the store that sold the marble items. While they had beautiful things, and I like my little elephant -- I wasn't in the mood for a hard sell. Lunch at the local restaurant was delicious.
Totally fantastic. It was great. I stayed at the Oberoi, hotel and the driver picked me up at 5:00. His English was very passable and his driving skills were solid. We drove to Agra. Stopped once to get some coffee and stretch our legs and then we met up with the guide, Mohad. He met us and proceeded to give us the best tour of the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort and the mini-Taj. He was very knowledgeable. His English was good and he had a breath and depth of the situation that was remarkable. He allowed me to wander a few times but always kept to a schedule.
Perfect! I often do things on my own, but glad that I booked a guide for this!! Driver and guide were very professional and passionate. Went the extra mile many times. Many "hidden treasures" and cool photo ops as result. If driver says more money for fast trip, Rs 575, it's legit. Toll hiway.
Shyam was an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. Sahiram was on time and very accommodating. I would highly recommend both and would be more than happy to have their services again. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
This trip was amazing! Definitely a once in a lifetime experience - and I would go again! Worth every penny. Our driver was right on time picking us up from our New Delhi hotel. The drive was long around 3 hours but fun because of the great music provided by the driver and good conversation - he answered any questions we had!
When we arrived in Agra - we were met by our private tour guide Mr. Kamlesh. He was by the far the best guide I have experienced - and I've been on many trips. He was extremely knowledgeable and the facts and insight he provided is something we will always remember. He went at the perfect pace and let us stop for water breaks many times because we needed them! He provided us with the hard facts as well as back stories and insights you can't get from reading a textbook. He is excellent at what he does!!
We were very happy we decided on the private tour as opposed to a group tour.
They also took us to the Agra fort as well as a stop at the Baby Taj. Oh and they take you to a local restaurant for lunch! It was delicious!!
After returning from our whole day trip, we concluded that we would have paid double for the trip!! It was that worthwhile. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to visit the Taj Mahal! Well wort it.
Cheers to Mr. Kamlesh and our driver that day!! Excellent service!
We got picked up from our hotel in Delhi at 5am. They do ask for your hotel room number so the security people can call you when the driver arrives. Also be aware that the tour guide is in Agra so you will just be with the driver for about 3 hours. Our driver was nice guy but a little sleepy and got us nervous for a bit LOL. Nothing bad happened in the end so no worry. He did stop at a rest area on the modern toll freeway and we had coffee and bought bottled water. At this point of the trip there isn't anything free like water, which was a little disappointing esp if the drive is 3 hours.
We arrived at Agra and met with the tour guide who joined us in the car. I wish I had remembered his name! He was really great. An older man with glasses, and shortish. He was very knowledgeable and planned our excursions very well. For example he took us to the Baby Taj first, whereas most guides take you there last. I think he said this made us avoid the crowds and traffic that takes us further away from our departure point.
Then we went to see the Taj Mahal. Well I just have to say.. it is so much more amazing in person. I literally gasped when I first saw it. My mouth was open LOL. The tour guide navigated everything for us.. where to go, what to do, etc. And provided information about the history of the place. He was even our photographer! We did have a bottled water at this point.
The to Agra fort we went. Very cool also. Really worth the visit.
The only part of the trip we did not like was when they took us to a local shop that specialized in marble craft because we ended up spending money on items we really did not want to. We just felt bad not buying anything because they were really nice. And their items were super expensive. So if the tour guide asks you if you want to go, just decline.
Last part of the tour was lunch at local restaurant, which was very good. I recommend this tour but just be aware of some of the minor issues I raised. Other than that, enjoy!
Thank you for a very wonderful day your driver for that day was very prompt and picked us up from the Hotel at the time that was given to us. Despite having fog from Delhi to Agra the drive was very interesting with explanation given as we drove through the country. Once we arrived at Taj Mahal it was every thing we had hoped our guide for the day was so informative and interesting. We were then taken to Fort Agra but it was when we were taken to see how the marble was inlaid with precious stones and how it was done. We can't wait to go back again and will certainly be using Viator when booking our trips
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It was a worth-taken trip and I enjoyed it. The driver was on time to pick me up from the hotel in New Delhi, and he was very polite and drove very safe. The guide was nice as well and very informative. Overall, it was a very good trip.
A great tour - both the driver and guide were extremely friendly, patient, giving of their time and a pleasure to spend the day with. They made me feel very comfortable and exchanged information and lots of good stories. Many thanks!
A very well organised trip which gave us insight into the history as well as the beauty of the Taj Mahal and Fort at Agra. Our guide and driver were excellent. Thankyou for a great trip - excellent value
We had a wonderful day in Agra visiting the Red Fort, Taj Mahal and the Baby Taj at the end of the day. We got picked up from our hotel in New Delhi at 5am and our very nice driver took us to Agra where our local guide waited for us. Our guide Gaurav was amazing, very nice young guy that knew the history very well and was a well spoken orator making the stories interesting the hear. The Red Fort is a very interesting place to see and the Taj Mahal is majestic and breathtaking. Gaurav made sure that we are very well taken care of and protected from the local beggars and people that tried to sell things to us. If you get a chance to ask for Gaurav as your local tour guide and you won't be wrong. The day finished around 6pm where we bid Gaurav adieu and went back on our trip to our hotel in Delhi. All in all a great trip that will be always remembered.
This tour was great
As two females, we felt very safe with the driver and tour guide.
The only bad thing was the fog and visibility which is of course out of anyone's control.
Otherwise we had a fantastic day
Me and two friends booked this tour last week and it was just amazing.
We were punktually picked up at 5am in the morning from a friends house a little outside
of Dubai for some little extra charge, which saved as a lot of stress, since we did not have
to arrange another drive for Dubai itself. Already before we were contacted to make sure
everything were running smooth on the tour day, which was good service.
Our driver was new and knew just a little English, however, he was really nice, tried to
answer all questions and made extra stops if we wanted some.
Our tour guide was amazing! I dont remember having such an experienced guide during a
tour. Sam, the guide, was really knowledgeable and could tell as so much to every sightseeing
point, it never got boring. We are sure we would not have enjoyed this tour so much, if we went on
our own or just took an audio guide. He could answer almost every little question we had and
give us some additional background information. I think its a big plus he did history studies before
and still is active in this historical field, making it possible to provide a lot of information.
He adjusted himself to our pace, never rushed and changed the tour to our likings.
Sam was a really nice person, open and really enjoyed providing us with information about the
tour points as well as India himself, when we started some discussions in this regard.
The restaurant, where food is covered by the agency and drinks by yourself, was quite nice
The agency made calls from time to time and one representive even showed up at the restaurant
to check if everything was alright. This was quite surprising, on the other hand quite reassuring.
Overall we had a long but just wonderful day and felt later a little ashamed that our tip was too small,
as we realized later on. However, arriving the other day before, we were not sure on this.
Anyway, we definitely can recommend this tour with Sam! For us it was all worth the money!
Very nice day trip! The transportation was comfortable, and it only took 2.5 hours to get to Agra from Delhi, as the driver used the new motorway that charges an expensive toll fee (all included in the package). The 3 sites in Agra were fantastic, especially Taj Mahar! It was simply breath-taking.
Excellent value. I would highly recommend. Transportation was comfortable and local guide that met up with us was fantastic.
The guide, driver, car and all the places we visited were really good and well organized.
It was a wonderful trip to Agra. The driver and tour guide were very helpful for the trip.
This tour was well organized and thorough; it was amazing how many things were packed into one day of sight-seeing! The driver was prompt and spoke good English, and the tour guide was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The lunch was especially delicious, and I would definitely recommend the restaurant to others.
Very good tour. The guide was very attentive and informative. The driver was careful and drove safely the whole time. Something I really appreciated is that at each site the guide stepped back at a point to let me explore on my own. It was very unrushed and relaxing.
Fantastic tour with an excellent tour guide. See different culture and different people. But one should concentrate only on what he is going to visit not on the surroundings.
Taj Mahal is Amazing! A must to visit = tour operating was professional.
driver was on time at hotel and drove safely to Agra,and back home to hotel, pick up private tour guide at agra. the private guie put good background information and take in personal needs in the day tour.
Taj Mahal was very nice, finally i should take the peaceful view for more time :)