The Real Deal Vacation package to India includes round-trip air between New York and New Delhi; two nights at the Hilton New Delhi/Janakpuri; two nights at the Trident Agra; two nights at the Trident Jaipur; one night at the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka; guided tours, including admission fees; daily breakfast and a farewell dinner; ground transportation within India; and most taxes and fees included, from $1,599 per person.
When Sep. 11, 16, 18, 2012 ($1,599); Oct. 9, 2012 ($1,899).
Gateways New York (from $1,599); add $150 for Chicago.
The Fine Print Package price does not include a $28 Delhi International Departure Tax, a $30 User Development Fee, and a $76 India Visa Fee. All other taxes and fees are included. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is $399 ($699 for Oct. 9 departure). Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.
Book By May 9, 2012; add $300 for bookings made after May 9.
Contact Friendly Planet, 800/555-5765, friendlyplanet.com.
Why It's a Deal A recent Kayak search found round-trip airfare between New York and New Delhi starting at $1,103 in mid-September (United). Add to that $201 per person for two nights at the Hilton New Delhi, $85 per person for two nights at the Trident Agra, $99 per person for two nights at the Trident Jaipur, and $54 per person for one night at the Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Dwarka, and the total (taxes and fees included) would be $1,542 just for accommodation and airfare. For only $57 more, this travel package also includes all ground transportation within India, daily breakfast, and guided tours of some of the country's most renowned attractions.
More Add a three-night Nepal extension, including airfare from Delhi to Kathmandu; 3 nights at either the Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee or Hyatt Regency Kathmandu, depending on departure date; daily breakfast; and a full touring program, for from $799 additional per person (not available for Sep. 16 departure). This price does not include a $30 Nepal Visa Fee. For an additional $199, you can add to this itinerary a scenic flight over towering Mt. Everest.
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