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Escorted Rail Tours to Varanasi

One of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world

A sacred city of the Hindus, Varanasi is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The city attracts hundreds of thousands of Hindus on pilgrimages; one of Varanasi's most famous sights is the Holy River Ganges - and more specifically, the sight of hundreds of Hindu pilgrims bathing in the river at sunrise in front of one of the many wonderful temples. The banks of the Ganges are lined with 'ghats', the word for the series of steps that lead from each riverside temple to the edge of the water. Varanasi is also famous for the production of fine silk; there are shops, stalls and factory outlets throughout the city. As with any purchase in India, shop around and barter the price down.

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Grand Tour of India & Nepal

Explore the ultimate highlights of India and Nepal on this once-in-a-lifetime grand tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, take an elephant safari and experience breathtaking views of the Himalaya from Pokhara.

Departs from February 2017 to December 2017.
18 days from £2,615per personView tour details
India & The Undiscovered Himalaya

Explore the ultimate highlights of North India on this once-in-a-lifetime tour which includes some of the world's most beautiful buildings, temples, sights and scenery. We witness colourful and moving ceremonies, the Himalayas painted orange by the sunrise on Tiger Hill and the majesty of Darjeeling and Sikkim, enjoying a journey on the UNESCO listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

Departs in November 2016.
Late departures available
18 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
Footsteps of the British Raj in India

Follow in the footsteps of the British Raj in India on this 15 day fascinating tour, specially designed in conjunction with the University of York. Learn about the colonisation, and subsequent revolt, of this fabulous sub-continent through its art, architecture and distinct heritage. And with four expert lecturers, this is a unique opportunity to step out of the history books and live the past.

Departs in October 2016.
Late departures available
15 days from Please call for detailsView tour details
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