Jaipur, India

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clock-o12 to 14 hrs (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Visit two of India's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites — the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort — on a full-day tour from Jaipur. Your art historian guide provides informative commentary about these iconic sites, and tops it off with a visit to the Fatehpur Sikri- the Biggest gate of the World. This culture-filled tour includes a private guide and air-conditioned vehicle with hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Private full-day tour to Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, from Jaipur
  • See the Taj Majal and Agra Fort with an art historian guide
  • Have time to explore the palace complex in Fatehpur Sikri on the way back to Jaipur
  • Includes round-trip transport by private vehicle, guide in Agra, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Jaipur
Your day starts with 6am pickup at your hotel in Jaipur. Relax in your private air-conditioned vehicle as your driver makes the 4-hour journey to Agra. Upon arrival, your art historian guide meets you and takes you on a 2-hour tour of the Taj Mahal. After exploring the famous monument,  explore the Agra Fort (aka Red Fort) for one hour.

Your guide shares fascinating details about the artistic and historic heritage of both sites. After a break for lunch (own expense), head back to Jaipur by car, stopping on the way at Fatehpur Sikri- the Biggest gate of the World

At the end of your visit, travel two hours back to your hotel in Jaipur for drop-off around 8pm.

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Mar 2018

I would give this excursion a 1 and that's a stretch! I'm actually surprised by the 5 reviews, now I've been through this myself, but maybe we were unlucky.
Let's start with the positive - the driver turned up on time and was efficient.
For everything else. This tour was hugely overpriced, you could organize this yourself in India for less than a quarter of the price and I would highly recommend doing this. It will probably be more enjoyable as well.
On the sights themselves.The Taj was obviously fantastic, but you don't need a guide. Although ours was entertaining and took some great photos you can read about the history in advance and there isn't much to point out, except the Taj itself and we were reminded by our tour guide within 5 minutes of meeting him, that he would be wanting a tip. Not exactly a great first impression! At the end of the tour of the Taj, he tried to put us off seeing anything else in Agra, I'm assuming so he could sneak off early and again pressured for a tip, claiming he hadn't been paid by Viator for 6 months, repeating myself, this isn't exactly what you want to hear, when you've paid out some serious money for this tour. Don't get me wrong, although I've been negative so far, we were always intending to give this guy a tip, but just be prepared for this for this kind of chat.
Despite our tour guides less than enthusiastic nature, we were eager to see the Fatehpur Sikri and cards on the table, I'm not even sure if the 'new' guide realized he worked for Viator, I was actually unsure about following him. Saying this, he shared alot of information about the site and it's worth a visit, if you haven't seen many other forts/palaces. We took the bus he recommended to get to the gate, which was a bargain 10 rupees and actually chose to walk back! The sun was shining and it was good to feel the buzz of the town, I would highly recommended doing this!
All in all - really not worth the money!

H
, Jan 2018

The driver was wonderful, and drove us in his modern Volkswagen to Agra brilliantly. No worries there. The 'hustorian' guide, however, was not what we expected. He seemed disinterested both in us and in the Taj Mahal, in his dark glasses and bomber jacket. He rushed us round the Taj Mahal stunning, it must be admitted, before bundling us back into the car and taking us to a carpet seller's where he expected us rich tourists to buy merchandise on which he would make a commission. Having failed there, he took us to a very touristy and expensive restaurant, presumably in further search of commission. After lunch, he decided that there was too much traffic to see anything else, so we drove past Agra Fort, dropped this man off somewhere, and drove home. Altoghether a disappointment. I can understand the desire for endless commission if this was a cheap tour, but it wasn't - it was through a reputable, and not inexpensive tour company who promised lots and, in the end, delivered little. I hope that this helps people in the future. I hope that the company is listening.

M
, Jan 2018

By far our favourite, again we were required to go to a carpet maker with hard selling to buy 5000 USD carpets, Dinner with the Family was the highlight. A true please and memories for a lifetime

g
, Dec 2017

Great tour guide. Informative and knowledgeable with great English. Well versed not only in history but in art, architecture and about the city and life styles of Agra.

B
, Aug 2017

Our tour guide (Krishna) and driver was very helpful and took care of us in all way. It was a convenient trip to see the magnificent Taj mahal and Agra!

F
, Aug 2017

The driver was excelent (Pratap), very Punctual and predisposed.
The guide was more intrested to sell me things extra tour, and he force me to give hil a fixed tipmfor each tour.

G
, Aug 2017

Only 1hr at the Taj Mahal - not 2. Only 30mins at Agra Fort - not 1hr. Didn't get to visit anything else on the tour with the exception of a carpet shop which was unrelated and a precious stone shop - only for the hard sell. Was home for 5pm - not the stated 8pm. Very rushed. Do it yourself instead.

C
, Jul 2017

Driver service was fine...tour guide didn't provide a lot of info at the sight, tried to make me write a TripAdvisor review of him while we were in the Agra fort so beware of overly positive trip advisor reviews, tried to convince me not to go to Agra fort so he didn't have to spend more time showing me around we can just take a picture outside if you want which I would've hated to miss, and took me to 3 different tourist trap places where it's literally just a store and there is high pressure to buy something, even after I asked not to be taken to the 3rd after going to the first 2. Clearly he makes a commission off of sales at these places, and even asked me how much I spent at one of them. I know this is something tour guides do in India, but didn't expect it of a tour I paid 150 for. Also tried to refer me to a specific photographer to pay for photos inside the Taj Mahal. In the guide's defense, when I said I didn't want to buy photos, he was happy to take plenty of me on my phone. It was still a fun day, but I was overall a bit disappointed. The sites are amazing though, and you should definitely see them.

f
, Apr 2017

Would definitely use again. Our driver went out of his way to return a package that was left behind in the car and confirmed the package had been received. Outstanding service

A
, Apr 2017

I was time poor and in Jaipur and desperately wanted to see the Taj Mahal. I was traveling by myself and the driver was so sweet and l felt so safe sleeping most of the way. I was very impressed with his driving skills through heavy traffic and some badly maintain roads. The rest stop used on the trip there and back serves good food and is clean albeit tourist prices but there is nothing else around so you have no other option. We met a lovely tour guide in Agra, he was so knowledgeable and passionate of the area and the Taj Mahal. He definitely enhanced my experience. I would definitely give 5 stars to this tour, I only wish I had longer to explore this amazing city.


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