India, 9 Nights, From $1,360

This small-group guided tour packs in some of Northern India’s most noteworthy experiences.

By , Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011, 4:00 PM

The Real Deal The package includes accommodations in heritage properties and simple hotels, some meals, transportation (boat, plane, train), and an English-speaking guide throughout. Highlights include tours of the Taj Mahal, Jaipur (a.k.a. the Pink City), and an authentic cooking demonstration in the 16th-century town of Orchha.

When Select Wednesdays and Fridays through June 30, 2011.

The Fine Print Solo travelers will be paired in the same room with someone of the same sex. International airfare is not included. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By Apr. 30 and mention promo code 5576.

Contact Intrepid Travel, 800/970-7299,

Why It's a Deal BT readers get 15 percent off regular rates.

Before You Book These trips and starting prices ("From") sell out quickly, and details may change. Call the companies for complete info. Most rates are based on midweek dates; weekend travel can raise the price. Under "Why It's a Deal," round-trip flights are based on the lowest departures on at press time. Usually not included: service, security, and visa costs; hotel, car-rental, and airport taxes. Check each listing for fuel surcharge details. Prices are per person, with two people sharing a room, unless otherwise noted. The single supplement ("SS") is the fee charged to solo travelers. Some companies will pair singles at no additional cost.