My husband and I really enjoyed our day despite a shaky start. Our driver picked us up at our hotel in Gurgaon and we were a bit disappointed that he could not speak English very well. Because we had read an earlier review we were not taken by surprise and knew that we would be connected with a fluent guide once we arrived in Agra.
Our guide made us feel completely comfortable and often anticipated our needs. At every step he made us aware of important small details like watching out for pick-pockets, where to find clean toilets and where to stand to take really good photos. He even took some photos for us which have turned out to be some of our best of the trip.
We enjoyed both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. The commentary was great and we enjoyed the way he made things interesting with stories and quirky details about the architecture.
We had been concerned about lunch and felt a bit awkward when we realised we were the sole customers for most of the meal. But the food was actually really delicious. There was a lot of variety and more than we could eat.
We weren't quite sure how we ended up at a marble factory after the tour and were highly suspicious of a hard sell. The manager did do his best to sell us some products but we did not feel particularly pressured. I ended up purchasing a small dish that I love.
It is a long day but, all in all, it was the best day in India and we would highly recommend it.
David and Mary
Fantastic experience. Driver was on time and we felt 100 safe for the entire drive despite there being crazy fog. Tour guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Great tour - even with having to drive two hours in the fog getting out of Delhi. Tour Guide Hussein was quite informative, helped 'fend off' unwanted vendors/beggars, and was an expert in taking some spectacular pictures during the trip. Well worth it.
The driver picked me up at Gurgaon at 6am and drove all the way to Agra by 10am. He had good driving skills and was so friendly. The tour guide was good and he provided some historical stories when we were in the attractions such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj. He arranged some time for me to walk around and to take pictures by my own, which I enjoyed so much. It was supposed to have a shopping session in the local market after lunch, but the tour guide sort of sensed I am not a fan of shopping, he offered me to skip the shopping and go back to the hotel right after lunch if I wanted to. So Great! The driver then took another 4.5 hours to drive me back to Gurgaon. We had some chit-chat during the journey and i felt safe in his car! : Highly recommended to those single traveller with not much interested in getting local souvenirs!
Perfect tour ever.. Good driver.. Excellent guide... Amazing place
Great tour! The driver that picked us up at the hotel was friendly and his driving good. The guide in Agra was absolutely great! Both very knowledgable and entertaining you could have a conversation with him just about anything and we really had a memorable afternoon together. Plan for a full day.. traffic on the way in from Delhi was better than expected so half way through we thought we'd be back at the hotel sooner... But traffic gets very bad in the pm -- took us over 4 hours to get back. Highly recommended overall!
Excellent tour - well planned and executed.
Pleasant relief when driver arrived at hotel on time and in a clean modern car. Driving was flawless, v safe despite the constant chaos on Indian roads.
Tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and did not seemed to be reading from a script as other guides have been accused of doing. He helped us take several great photos and was very respectful, giving us our space to enjoy the sights. No pressure to tip at end of day which was nice but we did. Side note - make sure you have some small change for the toilets which charge.
Food was at a local restaurant that seemed only to cater to tourists from similar day tours. Standard set menu with the only variability being the spiciness of your food. Don't expect Michelin grade but environment was clean and food decent enough to satisfy all but the more fussy of travelers.
A wonderful experience, beautifully organised. Driver and personal guide absolutely fabolous
Mr. Sharma made this trip incredible. I couldn't believe how much I lucked out with such a great tour guide. It was a long day 4 hours each way and lunch was a bit rushed, but it was well worth it. I was picked up at 5AM in Guragon by a nice driver. We weren't able to communicate much, but he was nice and safe. The car was small 4 door sedan like a late 90s Toyota Camry. The rest stops each way were a nice break for food and to stretch your legs. I didn't get back until about 7PM, so the 14 hour mark is right on.
Everything worked out. The comfortable two way trip, the guide was amazing and very amicable and over all i had an experience I didn't expect to go so well and be so nice. Memorable!
We had such a great day. Mr. Hussain is an incredible tour guide. Definitely request him if you can.
Fantastic tour led by Hussain. He gave us an experience, not facts like he was reading from a pamphlet. Great facts and history, while also letting us make the tour what we wanted to see. I would recommend this to anyone looking to go to the Taj! Agra Fort was also incredibly beautiful, and we got to see marble stores after as well.
Alexandra R Costa Rica
The tour guide was incredible, highly recommended!
Great trip- Hussain our guide was knowledgaable, interesting and enthralling! Amar our driver was courteous and on time.
Nikki W United States of ...
This was a tremendous trip. All details were taken care of, you don't have to worry about a thing. Driver was pleasant and had plenty of water. Tour guide was informative but didn't smother you and allowed you to explore on your own. The only tip I would give is be careful of the photographers. They say cheap price and take great pictures, just be willing to pay apx. 50 US. On the other hand, they capture perfect pictures and give you electronic AND 5 x 7 hard copy prints!
Lunch was at a small off beaten restaurant but it was SO GOOD! Be prepared for the heat and try not to take a bag in to the Taj Mahal.
Perfect timing of this trip. When we left there were long lines to get in.
Don't miss this trip if you are in India.
Exceptional tour. It was a fun and enlightening journey. Great guide, great driver. Lots of fun all around.
Took this tour during a short visit to Delhi, and it was definitely worth it -- private transfer in a very clean and air conditioned car, with hotel pick-up and drop-off, and private tour guide on site. It was a very convenient excursion, and hassle free. The tour guide knew all the best photo spots too! Driver was very friendly and cordial. If you have a short stay in Delhi, and time enough for a full day to visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, then this tour is the best way to go. The tour company was GetHolidays.com, booked through Viator. I like the convenience of booking through Viator. Thanks!
The tour was great, tour guide was a nice person, informative and so helpfull, The driver was a nice person, pick up at hotel until drop us back to the hotel again, and lunch the food was amaze we love'em so much...totally we are happy about this tour and we felt safe also and we want to recommend take this tour to everyone going to this place...
Absolutely loved this tour. My guide, Padam, was very friendly and informative. I really enjoyed all the stories he had to share. My driver, Sunil, was an absolute pleasure. This was a great team and I highly recommend this day to trip to anyone who wants to visit Agra. The only thing that can be improved in this tour is having a better place for lunch as the food was only average in the place we went to.
This tour was excellent. We had a private car take us from Delhi to Agra; met guide in agra and he was adaptable to our needs and wishes. The normal private tour leaves at 0500 but changed to 0200 to see the sunrise. Would highly recommend this group and would do again.
My wife and I had a fantastic time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgable and helped us understand the true history of the Taj and surrounding area.
Talia J United Kingdom
So easy and enjoyable. Being picked up from our hotel, driven by our charming driver - introduced to our guide in Agra and having no had lots of insightful information at all stops. And being dropped off back the hotel again. Fabulous trip. Can and #39;t recommend this enough!
The Taj is a must see... and it's well worth getting out of Dehli for a while. Agra fort is also very much worth seeing. I had a great and very knowledgeable guide, who spoke very well English, which made all the difference. I also had time to walk around on my own, which I always enjoy.
I think the driver drove much more aggressive than needed to compared to what I observed others did. Did not make me feel very safe. If this happens to you, you can just ask them to cool down as they will do as you say.
Very beautiful. But very hot also. It is better to visit in Winter.
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