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Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi with Lunch at 5 Star Hotel

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  • 12 to 14 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See two of Agra’s historical treasures on this private full-day trip from Delhi. Take in the UNESCO-listed 17th-century Taj Mahal, the white-marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, and explore the chambers and courtyards of UNESCO-protected Agra Fort. Includes a private guide, private air-conditioned transport and pickup and drop-off at Delhi hotels or airport; upgrade to include a buffet lunch and entrance tickets.
  • Full-day private trip to Agra from Delhi
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, the 17th-century mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan
  • Admire the white-marble tomb, designed for Shah Jahan’s beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal
  • Explore Agra Fort, a walled fortress-palace of pavilions, courtyards, and mosques
  • Opt for transport and tour only, or go all-inclusive with lunch and entrance fees included

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Private Fully AC & Comfortable Vehicle
  • Monument Entry Fees (If Option Selected)
  • Guaranteed Skip The Line Entry
  • Water Bottle While Travelling
  • Exquisite Multicuisine Lunch at 5 Star Hotel Courtyard By Marriott(If Option Selected))
  • Hotel or Airport Pick Up & Drop
  • All Toll Taxes & Parking
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

You will be Picked Up from Hotel In Delhi or New Delhi Airport . You just have to mention the pick up location at the time of booking .

What To Expect

Meet your guide early at your Delhi hotel, Delhi airport, or chosen central location, and journey to Agra by private, climate-controlled vehicle.

Arrive and head for the UNESCO-listed Taj Mahal, the 17th-century mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Stroll through the gateway and gardens and admire this breathtaking building, complete with its white-marble domes and pillars shimmering in the morning light.

Continue to UNESCO-protected Agra Fort, a massive 16th-century sandstone fortress that served as a palace, fortress, and prison for Shah Jahan, who was incarcerated here in full view of the Taj Mahal. Explore the maze of pavilions, mosques, and courtyards inside the walls, noting their synthesis of Hindu and Asian architectural styles.

Following lunch at a local Indian restaurant (if option selected), you can explore some local arts of Agra.

Return to Delhi, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the airport.

Taj Mahal

Enjoy the spectacular tour of The Taj Mahal, celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. Emperor Shah Jahan built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans, 22 years to complete. Witness the dramatic interplay of light as the sun rises and casts its golden rays over the pearl white tomb, recreating the magic of the Taj. Once you have taken some memorising morning photos, there is time to explore the Taj .

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

Agra Fort

Agra Fort, An outstanding example of Mughal architecture and stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Shah Jahan, the creator of Taj, spent the last years of his life time imprisonment awarded by his son Aurangzeb, here. It was built in the late 1560`s by their predecessor, Akbar, with later embellishments by Jahangir, his son, and Shah Jahan, his grandson. Later on, enjoy exquisite lunch at 5 Star Courtyard Marriott hotel.

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes and sunglasses/sunscreen are highly recommended
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 16 people .
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We follow Covid-19 SOP during the whole tour , to make your travel safe and comfortable.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi with Lunch at 5 Star Hotel?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi with Lunch at 5 Star Hotel?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi with Lunch at 5 Star Hotel?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Taj Mahal Tour from Delhi with Lunch at 5 Star Hotel?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


Recommend doing the Taj Mahal with a private guide - the only way to go.
If you want to combine this trip with some shopping of tea / spices, like we did, I think your guide is willing to help you out!
Hotel pick up and drop off was no trouble, and it was a lovely drive through rural India on the way to Agra.
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Maika_S, Jul 2022
Had a great time. Our driver Prem arrived punctually at our hotel to pick us up and was very friendly. Sandeep our guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Buffeg breakfast at Marriot was great too!
A great experience.
Hanlin_F, Jun 2022
Our driver Prem has made our 7hour round-trip so much fun. He speaks English well so we have learned about from him about Indian culture, religion, food, and his family. Our guide Sandeep knows very well about Taj Mahal, the history, the story, the local people, and always found the best spots to take pictures. It was very pleasant experience!
Great tour
salah7979, Feb 2020
Wonderful tour, organized, and taj Mahal is must to see it was great place and exciting, valuable trip
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Awesome Experience
Josue_I, Feb 2020
My friend and I took the trip on 09/Feb/2020 and it was really awesome, we took the tour in Spanish and the tour guide Smith was really fluent at Spanish and English, he was really funny and has a lot knowledge of history, a really cool guy, also I want to mention he is a really good photographer too, he took a lot of cool pictures of me and my friend, so he would be really helpful if you need epic pictures. The driver Rajesh was really great too, he is really funny and a great driver, he is also considered, so if you get any need to take a stop do not hesitate to tell him. If you get the chance ask for this two guys: Smith and Rajesh You will not regret it.
Great Taj Mahal Trip from Delhi
MadelineAnn123, Oct 2019
We had a great time visiting the Taj Mahal from Delhi in the comfortable, private, car. Our driver was nice, safe, and professional and our tour guide (Deepak) was excellent, knowledgable, funny, and took incredible pictures for us! The trip from Delhi airport took about 3.5 hours (with a stop included) and about 4 hours (with a stop) on the way back. We only had time to see the Taj Mahal and Akban Tours was very accomodating of our timeline and let us choose how long to stay and when we needed to return.
Best Tour For Female Solo Traveller
RangoliU, Sep 2019
Since starting of the tour where my driver Rajesh picked me till the end when he drops me everything was awesome. My drive was 15 minute before report at the reception to take me. As soon as I came down, he welcomed me with namaste and also offer me chilled water bottle. Later we drove for around 3 hours and there it is, my guide Sandeep was waiting for me with a lovely smile on his face. He was full of knowledge about the history and local area. You can ask him anything. During the tour he also make me felt safe from local tauts and also while walking on road. Later on after finishing the tour we went to the owners office where sumit has welcome me with lovely gesture. It was good to see that someone is also asking about your tour experience and also taking feedback from traveller about there tour. I would say it is another safety feature for a solo traveller and make me not comfortable. All over it was great tour of Taj Mahal and Agra fort. Will surely recommend to my friends and family. Thanks again to Akbran Tour.
Private trip to Taj Mahal
Inspire157711, Sep 2018
Raj Tajmahal Aga was a safe driver. His English is limited but we were able to have engaging conversations. We picked up another English speaking guide for the Taj tour. Raj did stop for restrooms and nourishment along the way. I would be happy to travel with him again.
Sunny was the best tour guide ever...
samsunn92, Aug 2018
Sunny was the best tour guide ever! Awesome tour to see the best of Agra.
The tour agency is super, honest and...
Lanx G, Nov 2017
The tour agency is super, honest and professional. The trip was planned flawlessly, the restaurant was good, huge and comfortable car where the driver provides endless bottles of cold water and ample time had been given to have lunch and to visit each attraction. I strongly recommend this tour.
We had a terrific tour of Taj Mahal...
Sumie O, Nov 2017
We had a terrific tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Our driver came to pick us up at our hotel right on time, and he was professional, courteous, and very nice. We were surprised that the toll road from New Delhi to Agra was relatively empty and we made it there in about 3.5 hours including a rest stop. Our guide Sundeep met us in Agra and gave us an excellent tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. He was knowledgeable and willing to answer any question we had. He was also a master at getting us quickly through the entrances and also taking amazing and fun photos. He and the driver were also very flexible and accommodating, taking us to shop for specific items. All in all, we enjoyed this private tour and highly recommend this tour operator.
Everything in this tour was...
Joelle A, Nov 2017
Everything in this tour was wonderful except for the departure time see below. Really, it was the right choice to pick this tour. There are other tours that pretend to take you on a fast train, my colleagues picked those and had the classical scam experience whereby they were redirected to a taxi anyways. No, really, going with an arranged private driver to Agra was perfect. Comfortable and safe for 2 European women who didn't know the place. The driver stopped on the way for bathroom break. It took around 3 hours but on a comfortable highway. Driver Bobby was a pleasant driver and drove safely all the way. In Agra, we met our guide Akash who was amazing. He was a very friendly guide, speaking good English and able to tell many stories about the various monuments, as well as indicating us the best places to take pictures. As I had asked to add the Baby Taj to the tour not initially foreseen, Akash took us there for no extra money. He was really a fantastic guide. I asked the tour operator to remove any shop visits, as we did not want to be harassed into buying souvenirs, and that worked out perfectly. The guide just took us to one shop making the typical Taj marble crafts, and that was not just a shop but also a demo of how the workers do their art, which was very interesting and we did not buy anything and that was ok. The lunch was in a good restaurant. It was a buffet and overall very decent, with many options. All in all we had a wonderful day! I am just giving 4 stars and not 5 because of 1 little detail: I had arranged with the tour operator by phone, and then confirmed by email and reconfirmed by him to start the tour at 7 am instead of 6 am. I said that this was because we wanted to sleep a bit longer having just arrived from Europe the night before - obviously. He had confirmed it was no problem, but then he sent the driver for the usual time, and since the driver was early 5.30 a.m, he notified the hotel and I got a wake-up call at 5.30 to tell me my driver was there!!!!!! When I called the operator afterwards to complain, he did not even understand why I was upset, he just said no problem, driver could wait for you until you are ready!. I know Indians have a different relationship to sleep than we do, but I would have expected a tourist operator to be more mindful of their clients' request and use common sense or logic, whatever you call that...
Very nice private tour of Taj Mahal...
Jeffery M, May 2017
Very nice private tour of Taj Mahal and Red Fort. Guide Sonny was excellent at providing highlights of the sites and also suggested excellent pictures and poises and used my camera to take them. I recommend for anyone needing a one day trip from Delhi. Cost for private car with driver was nearly same as large bus tours. Driver was able to speak enough English to get us to the site and asked if I needed to stop at midway's etc. Once in Agra Sonny the Guide spoke quite acceptable English and was quite fine tour guide. I expect to return in the future and will be requesting the same trip for two persons.
This tour made it super easy to...
Kelli_S, Feb 2018
This tour made it super easy to visit the Taj from Delhi. We were picked up on time by the driver and met our tour guide in Agra who got us quickly through the ticket line and security. HIs commentary on the Taj was very interesting and thorough, however he lets you take as many pictures as you'd like. The Taj is so unreal it looks fake- even in person- its incredible! There are many reviews on the guide taking you to tourist shops but he asks if it is something you are interested in. The inlaid marble is beautiful to see, as they give a quick demonstration, but be prepared it is expensive. We enjoyed seeing the intricate pieces but didn't buy anything. The guide is flexible with the lunch and Agra Fort timetable depending on how you are feeling. Lunch was great and filling! To be honest, we all book this trip for the Taj but the Agra Fort was so beautiful and a wonderful surprise for us. It really was a highlight and had beautiful views of the Taj so don't miss it!
This tour was just as promised. Our...
John_M, Mar 2018
This tour was just as promised. Our driver picked us up in New Delhi at the hotel, it was a 3 hour drive to the Taj Mahal where we met our tour guide. From there we visited the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, with our tour guide doing a great job of getting the tickets, getting us around all the lines, and showing us all the good spots to get pictures. From there we went and saw a local artisan that made hand made stone goods. They were a little pushy and the prices are very expensive you just have to tell them you aren't interested. From there we went and had a buffet style lunch Indian food but very good. From there we got back in the car and it was about a 3.5 hour trip back to our hotel by the airport. Very good tour and experience.
Great day to see the magical Taj...
Brian_D, Mar 2018
Great day to see the magical Taj Mahal. Our driver was patient and drove us carefully to Agra, allowing for a quick pit stop along the way. Our guide Sandeep ensured we had a great time at the Taj and Agra Fort, kept the touts away from us, and took us to a fantastic place for lunch!! Overall, a long but fantastic day!
The tour was excellent. The guide...
Sara_C, Dec 2016
The tour was excellent. The guide was very knowledgeable, and spoke very well in English. The driver was excellent as well, no issues. My only problem was that I was taken to a bunch of shops that I was not interested in going to. The purpose of my trip was sight seeing not shopping. Although the shop keepers were no too pushy, I still felt that I should not have to decline purchases while on a tour.
I am American and was in India for...
Randall L, Sep 2016
I am American and was in India for business with a free day at the end of my trip. I figured I must go see Taj Mahal. The tour was great, mostly because my guide named Deepesh was very knowledgeable, spoke English very well like he could have been US born and raised. Of course the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are amazing to visit by themselves, but it helps to have a good guide to tell the story makes it much better. Deepesh also knows the best photo spots and takes great pictures. The tour operator also stopped to visit all his clients during lunch to greet the customers, make sure the tours were going well, and ask for feedback.
Recommend this tour.
Deepa_P, Nov 2022
My husband and I were on this tour from the USA. We spent a enjoyable day on this tour. We had a good driver that stopped along the way at good rest stops. Very comfortable journey in an air conditioned car. Our guide met us and was very knowledgeable. The guide tailored the tour to our needs. We had lunch at an excellent hotel. Overall a wonderful memory. Thank you.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Traveller Greetings Hope you are doing well. It has been our pleasure to serve you as your tour operator. We appreciate your review and keep providing the best of our services to future travellers. Regards Sumit Upadhyay Akbran Tour
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Peter_C, Oct 2022
The driver was prompt, courteous, friendly, and very capable. Our guide was knowledgeable, informative, and very good with tour details and time management. The Taj Mahal was magnificent and the tour was everything we hoped for. Thank you!
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Peter Greetings Hope you are doing well. It has been our pleasure to serve you as your tour operator. We appreciate your review and keep providing the best of our services to future travellers. Regards Sumit Upadhyay Akbran Tour
Great experience!
Sanda_G, Jul 2022
The private tour was great! We were able to customize our start time and how much time we spend wondering around. Vinny was very patient with my girls (12 and 10 yrs old) and took the most amazing photos. Gave enough history about Taj Mahal to keep it interesting for the girls and made our visit fun. Overall, even thought it was a very hot day, we had water and umbrellas from the driver, so it wasn't too hot.
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