India, Air/13 Nights, From $1,845
No quick jaunt can do India justice. This grand tour, stretching across two weeks and nine cities, takes in the classic sights at a leisurely pace.
The Real Deal Roundtrip airfare from JFK; 13 nights' accommodations; guided sightseeing tours in each city (among the stops: lively New Delhi, architectural must-sees Agra and Jaipur, lakeside Pushkar, and Jaisalmer, nicknamed "The Golden City" for its temples and desert location); visits to landmarks including the Taj Mahal and Amber Fort; demonstrations of traditional handicrafts such as marble carving, carpet weaving, and block printing; an elephant ride and a camel ride; daily breakfast and two traditional dinners; all transportation; and all hotel taxes; from $1,845.
When Sept. 8, 2011 ($1,845); Oct. 6, 20, Nov. 3, 24, Dec. 8, Jan. 5, 2012, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Mar. 8, Apr. 5, 19 ($2,145).
Gateways New York City ($1,845); contact Indus Travels for details on other gateways.
The Fine Print Use promo code BTRI11. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $510. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
Book By July 15, 2011.
Contact Indus Travels, 866/978-2997, industravels.ca.
Why It's A Deal Normally, Indus sells this itinerary without airfare. BT readers, however, are getting airfare included for only $600 above normal package rates-a real deal considering that same route usually runs $1,595. Plus, this tour is based on double occupancy, and the second person will pay just $1,295.
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