• Location: Delhi, India
  • Duration: Flexible
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Travel in luxury on this Viator Exclusive private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort tour. Enjoy personalized attention on a privately guided, behind-the-scenes tour of both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, plus a 4-star dining experience at the famed Gateway Hotel. This high-class tour is one of a kind and available only through Viator. Pick from lunch or high tea on the Sky Deck rooftop lounge, where you’ll enjoy an afternoon meal with stunning views of India’s most iconic building. An option to upgrade to include a professional photographer means the possibility of documenting every beautiful moment of this day trip. Your guide will provide incredible history and details about the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and hotel pickup and drop off with a private driver is included.

Highlights

  • Exclusive Taj Mahal tour with a private guide
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal, an exemplar of Mughal architecture
  • Pose for a professional photographer at the iconic Taj and receive five beautiful prints (if upgrade selected)
  • Pore over 17th-century treasures at the Taj Museum
  • Walk around the red sandstone complex of Agra Fort, known for its intricate 16th-century design
  • Enjoy a 5-course lunch or high tea at the Gateway Hotel rooftop, whose Sky Deck offers unrivaled views
  • This Viator Exclusive, including round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle, can’t be booked anywhere else!

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Viator Exclusive: Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour, Dine with a View and Optional Photographer

Viator Exclusive: Private Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour, Dine with a View and Optional Photographer

Your private guide and driver will meet you at your Delhi hotel or the nearby airport where you’ll travel 124 miles (200 km) in air-conditioned comfort to Agra. Enjoy a 5-course lunch with an incredible view at the 4-star Gateway Hotel. The stunning Taj Mahal will serve as your backdrop while you sample delicious cuisine from the restaurant’s Sky Deck. The open-sided lounge has limited seating and offers up uninterrupted views of India’s most iconic building. As an alternative, you may choose to enjoy high-tea following your tour of the Taj Mahal instead. 

Following lunch, you’ll head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal. Your guide will share the colorful history of this incredible structure, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built to honor Mumtaz Mahal, the third wife of Shah Jahan, this breathtaking building took 20 years to erect. 

Once you’ve toured the site, head to the Taj Museum, located in the Naubat Khana complex. Wander the galleries where you’ll find ancient artifacts that provide additional context to the Taj Mahal.

Your guide will point out the original architectural plans for the complex before you ride to Agra Fort in the air-conditioned comfort of your private vehicle. You will first stop at the Sky Deck of Gateway Hotel to enjoy high tea if you have selected this option. 

Uncover the history of the Islamic and Hindu architectural styles that give Agra Fort its unique aesthetic, and listen in as your guide shares stories about Emperor Akbar, who built this red sandstone fort on the banks of the Yamuna River. Wander the rooms, which include Diwan-I-Am (public audience hall) and the Diwan-I-Khas (private audience hall) for a more complete look at this historical landmark. 

Once you’ve toured the sites of Agra, return to your Delhi hotel in the comfort of your private vehicle.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Henry Javier Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fue una experiencia única. todo muy bien organizado, nuestro chofer fue una persona muy amable, en la ruta a Agra nos fue explicando los puntos mas importantes, estuvo siempre muy pendiente de nosotros. Nos dio un par de recuerdos, nunca había recibido de ningún tour un recuerdo como ese. A pesar de ser un viaje largo, fue muy confortable el vehículo, no estuvo nada cansado. Nuestro guía, Manolo, muy profesional y conocedor de la historia. Fue muy bueno que hable español, así pudimos entender muy bien la historia. Muy buen fotógrafo, conocía los puntos precisos para tomar fotos fantásticas. La vista desde el hotel donde tuvimos nuestro almuerzo fue increíble. La comida se veía muy buena, no me gusta la comida picante, no puedo pedir mas si estoy en la India, es lo que hay. Un tour muy recomendado.

roylis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wonderful tour! Our driver Mr. Sharma was an excellent driver and was so pleasant and charming! Our guide Sanjay was very knowledgeable and so accommodating. I booked another Viator tour the next day

Hawksfan United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Awesome Visit to Agra! The Taj Mahal was breathtaking, and the Agra Fort tour was very interesting and gave us a very good look into the life of the Mughal emporer and his family. Our tour guide Girdhar Singh was excellent as well! His willingness to share historical facts and stories as we drove to Agra made the visit to the sites much more interesting and personal. Very quickly into the tour, we were joking and sharing stories with him more like a friend than a guide. We stopped for lunch at the 5Gateway Hotel, and enjoyed a delicious and authentic Indian lunch and were very impressed with the great view of the Taj Mahal from the observation deck at the top of their hotel. Very professional tour. We always felt like our needs/requests were taken care of and we would recommend to anyone interested in traveling to India.

julian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The Taj in itself is reason enough to visit India. Tour, guide, food, and transportation were very good. Nonetheless be prepared to spend 5 hours on the car going from/to Delhi-Agra. For those with limited time in Delhi, this is a great option.

James Murphy Jr

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour. Nice driver. The new highway makes it a lot easier. Our guide in Agra was very knowledgeable.

DESMOND K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

I was very pleased with the tour of the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort although it took over 3 hours to get there Delhi Traffic is the worst I have experiencedthe journey was comfortable and enjoyable.
The whole experience was worth while as we were taken on a journey of discovery of the Taj Mahal and Red Fort which left us with a true sense of the history surrounding both historical sites.
Although the hotel and the roof top restaurant was very pleasant I though the food was poor as we were not given a real choice at the time but served with a mixture of Indian dishes which at best was only just acceptable.
However I will like to add that Viator did send through 3 different menus to choose from but when we got there that choice seemed to have disappeared.
Although the food dampened the experience a little overall we thought the whole day was a fantastic experience and would not hesitate to recommend this tour to friends and family alike.
The service and attention to detail was second to none:

gisellecole

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We thoroughlly enjoyed our time with our marvelous guide Sanjay...he was incredibly knowledgeable about the Taj Mahal and the entire Agra region. Pankaj was our driver once again and he ensured we had a pleasant drive. Both gentlemen made sure that we were safe and had an enjoyable experience....my friend celebrated her birthday and we both got gifts!!!! She was serenaded by local musicians, given a cake and we were even showered with rose petals!!!! All in all, a wonderful day!!!

Paul S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Originally had concerns about the price compared to other company offerings but Shanjay Shukla guide and Shanti driver delivered an exceptional experience for two amazing UNESCO beauties. The term behind the scenes is a bit overstated but Shanjay's ability to expedite access to both locations provided significant benefits and warranted the use of VIP. The fellow is like a rock star amongst his peers. It would be very difficult to find a guide that knows more about all aspects of both structures and related personal history.

The lunch on the rooftop was very good and even though it equated to a decent portion of the tour cost, in the end it was certainly worth the cost of entry.

Driving down versus taking the new high speed train is a toss up. Shanti provided significant local favor and history. Evidently some of the time the train can't reach high speeds due to livestock and other impediments that happen to cross the rails in various locations.

The only negative which is out of the company's control is the absolutely horrible air pollution that is literally choking the life out of the country.

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The driver Sanjay G was very nice and pleasant. The car was clean, supplied with water and diet coke and AC! The drive took 4 hours when leaving at 830am from JW Marriott in Delhi. This was due to heavy traffic for the first 5 miles. However, the trip down to Agra went very fast and even included a pit stop where you could take a quick break and shop a bit. The drive back was also 4 hours but was pleasant after the 4 hour guided tour was complete.

The tour guide Sanjay S was extraordinary in his knowledge of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. He was personable and provided great tips for navigating the area surrounding the Taj Mahal. I highly recommend him!! Once the Taj Mahal visit was complete 1.5 hrs, we headed to a local shop where they provided a quick tour of how marble is crafted with gems and stones, similar to that of the Taj Mahal 45 min. Very impressive! We were allowed to shop in their store for gifts. This was nice as the stores contents were all very impressive but we did not feel pressured to purchase anything.

We then headed to lunch at the Taj Gateway on the Sky Deck with a fantastic view of the Taj Mahal 45min. We followed this up with a tour of the Agra Fort. This was also a great tour, guided by Sanjay S. who provided more in depth history of the fort 1hr.

The trip back to the hotel took 4 hours as well with 1.5 hours once we hit the traffic of Delhi. All in all, well worth it!

Advice:
1 I would leave earlier than 830 to bypass the traffic. Possibly 7am or 730am.
2 We were not allowed to bring our backpacks with us into the Taj Mahal or Fort Agra. While they were completely safe in the car with Sanjay G, it would have been nice to know this information ahead of time so we could organize our things as needed.
3 I would pack a light snack to eat on the way down as we didn't end up eating until around 230-330.

Kristin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent driver and Sanjay was the best tour guide!

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