• Location: Agra, India
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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See three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in one day on a full-day private tour in Agra. Visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, then go shopping for handicrafts at Agra's markets. View the Taj Mahal up close at sunrise, then again in the evening from the nearby Moonlight Gardens. Includes lunch, entrance fees, private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.

Highlights

  • Private full-day tour of Agra with Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Tour the Taj Mahal at sunrise and photograph the monument in the evening from the Moonlight Gardens
  • Visit Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, two additional World Heritage Sites on the itinerary for the day
  • Includes lunch, entrance fees, private vehicle and guide, and hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Sunrise Taj Mahal Agra Private City Tour

Fatehpur Sikri

Start your day with early morning pickup from your Agra hotel.

Head to the Taj Mahal to see the sun rise over the World Heritage Site that was built in the 1600s by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the tribute to the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Return to your hotel for breakfast, then visit the second World Heritage Site of the day, the Agra Fort. The imposing red sandstone fort was built by emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, with a design that combines both Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles.

Take a break for lunch at an air-conditioned restaurant, then depart the city for the 1-hour drive to Fatehpur Sikri, the third World Heritage Site that you visit on the tour. The elegant walled 16th-century city's buildings remain largely intact to this day, and have been described as 'the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town,' Fatehpur Sikri was built in the late 16th century and was abandoned after only 14 years.

Return to Agra for an early evening photo op of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh, the Moonlight Garden, situated on the left bank of Yamuna River opposite from the Taj Mahal. The gardens are one the best places to view the great mausoleum and its reflection in the waters of the Yamuna.

Wrap up your tour by shopping for marble and soft stone inlay handicrafts, in addition to other crafts. At the end of the day, your guide returns you to your hotel or to the train station in Agra.

Customer Reviews

Franklin M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Fernanda Á

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I absolutely loved everything about this tour, especially the guide Mahesh, and the driver KK. Mahesh is so knowledgeable about India’s history, and KK, one of the best drivers we’ve had in the country. We had great conversations with both of them, whom are so friendly and respectful. Just AMAZING!

Eli D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

I have been traveling for business in India only had a weekend to explore Agra and Delhi, given that I wanted to get the most out of my time I decided to take the train into Agra Friday night and I booked the and #39;Sunrise Taj Mahal and Agra city tour and #39; through Pacific Classic Tours India. I am so glad that I did! Our guide, Rishi Pal, was incredible, he was waiting on time for us at 6 am ready to walk us to the Taj from our hotel and fill our heads with more knowledge than you would think one person could possibly contain, a trend that never ceased through the whole day. Rishi kept us laughing all morning and helped us get all the photos necessary to keep our family and friends jealous back home. He always seemed to find beautiful and quiet spots to walk us through the history of each of the monuments we visited during the day, despite the nearly overwhelming weekend crowds. Speaking of crowds Rishi knew all of the routes through each monument ensuring the least traffic and with him long queues seemed to just disappear.

The shopping portion of the day was accompanied by a few persistent vendors and admittedly I did make a few purchases but I do not regret any of them. I really appreciated getting to see how these fine crafts were produced. And it was fun haggling the prices!

We had an earlier train to catch on our way back to Delhi that we were a little nervous about but Rishi made sure we didn and #39;t have to stress about it a single moment, he even squeezed the sunset from the Moonlight Gardens which we though we would have to skip. At the end of the day he accompanied us right to the train car to ensure a smooth departure.

If you only have short period of time to get the most from Agra I would absolutely recommend taking this tour, you will not be disappointed!

Gary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide, Mr. Mahesh, was superb. There was not a single questions he couldn't answer for us and he spoke very good English. Our driver for the day, Bipin, was also the best driver we had during our entire trip to India. I highly recommend this tour. Our guide was very flexible and asked us before we did anything if we needed a break, more water, or wanted to skip something we weren't particularly interested in. He also gave us plenty of time at each stop to explore the grounds ourselves. The guide and driver were both always on time, courteous, and knowledgable. The only thing that could have made this better was cooler weather!

Kelly N. M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Mahesh was an amazing tour guide - he has an endless wealth of knowledge and goes above and beyond to ensure you're enjoying the tour. He is also an amazing photographer - my travel buddy and I have the best pictures and it's all thanks to Mahesh! Incredible tour - not a single complaint.

peter.kuhn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The visit was exceptional and worth every minute, I spent. The guide, Mahesh, was very well prepaired and could answer all my questions regarding Indian and related history. It was an absolute, incredibly good experience.

Patricia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Hugely knowledgeable guide, great timings to fit a lot in a day, highly recommend this tour.

Marilyn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Besides visiting this most remarkable sight, our guide was so very helpful and professional. His grasp of the sights and his eagerness to make it unforgettable for us was over the top. He was a most kind and thoughtful guide. He was most patient with our stops for pictures, and that was not easy. Most professional and knowledgeable guide. Would sign up again for his tour, in a heart beat. Highly recommend.

Mark K C

4 star rating: Recommended March 2017

This tour overall was really good, my guide Vinnet Goyal was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and funny, we had a great time together visiting the Taj and Agra Fort. I would recommend him as a guide to any family or friends. My only comment would be about our trip to the marble carving company, where I was able to see how the marble and precious stones are carved. This is a cool portion of the tour and would recommend seeing the process. Their finished products are very beautiful. However, the prices I encountered were 300-500 above what they should have been. I understand that this is common and I wasn't forced to make any purchases whatsoever, but coming from someone that travels very often I didn't appreciate it. If I were on a time constraint it would have bothered me as it can hinder your ability to see another sight in Agra. This is not a complaint but more of a recommendation to others hoping to make the same trip. As previous mentioned, Vineet Goyal was a great guide and I would highly recommend him if you hope to see the Taj and Agra Fort.

zindha_ravi

4 star rating: Recommended August 2016

It was really a nice experience. Our tour guide Mr. Mahesh made us feel very comfortable. He was very informative and we felt like we went back into history. We learnt many new and amazing facts in this tours. Especially Taj mahal, Agra fort and marble art factory was very mesmerizing.

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