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Multi-City Tour of India with Airfare - New Delhi

9-Day, 7-Night Tour of India with Roundtrip Airfare from Friendly Planet Travel

The Fine Print

  • Book by 2/13/13 or promo value expires
  • Valid only for date purchased
  • Limit 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • $300 fee to cancel
  • 74-day cancel notice or $600 fee; 44-day notice or fee up to $1,000; 29-day notice or fee up to Groupon price
  • Must cancel in writing
  • Must be 8+ to travel, under 18 with adult 21+
  • Foreign airport taxes & fees, excess baggage fees, entry visa fees, and gratuities not included
  • Valid only for standard rooms
  • $399 fee to travel solo
  • See the rules that apply to all deals.

Questions and Answers 67 questions

Commonly Asked Questions

Q:

What's the timing for flights out of Chicago?

Alan B.  asked on  Jan 30, 2013

A:

Currently the flights would departure Chicago around 1:30pm and return to Chicago around 7:25am.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 30, 2013

Q:

Can I purchase land only? How much?

Lynne C.  asked on  Jan 31, 2013

A:

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the Groupon special without the international airfare.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 31, 2013

Q:

what are the hotel/motel accomodations like, for each destinational tour?

Nicole V.  asked on  Jan 31, 2013

A:

This program includes standard rooms with private bath at superior first class & deluxe hotels.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Jan 31, 2013

Q:

Can I extend the return date from India to have some free time for my own excursions?

Pauline V.  asked on  Feb 1, 2013

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If you wish to extend your stay, we will gladly arrange a late return. The cost is $100 per person plus any difference in airfare. When you make your reservation let us know the date you wish to come back, and our air department will check the availability and let you know what the additional cost will be. Please note that our tour ends on Day 8 after dinner so your extended stay will begin at that point. Be sure to let us know if we can help with additional hotel or touring arrangements during your extended stay.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 1, 2013

More Questions and Answers

Q:

Can you upgrade your hotel in the different cities or book your own separately and still be part of the day trips?

Marsha K.  asked on  Feb 9, 2013

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We use the same hotel for all group members on each departure. If you were to arrange your own hotel stay and transportation to meet with the group each day, there would be no refund for unused services.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 11, 2013

Q:

I have travelled to Europe and only needed a passport. How long does it take to get a visa and where do I get one?

Elena D.  asked on  Feb 8, 2013

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The Indian Consulate recommends a company called Travisa Outsourcing. The visa cost is $76 per person; the average processing time is 7-9 business days from when they receive your application.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 8, 2013

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Is a tour of the Red Fort in Delhi included in the itinerary, If not, will there be sufficient time during the Delhi part of the itinerary to explore the Red Fort on our own? Also, how much free time in general will we have in Delhi to explore on our own? Thanks!

debodhonyaa s.  asked on  Feb 7, 2013

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Our itinerary does not include a tour of the Red Fort. You will arrive to Delhi around 3:10pm, then you are met and transferred to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure. On Day 3, the included touring ends around mid-afternoon and you return to the hotel. You will not have free time in Delhi on Day 8.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 7, 2013

Q:

I am interested in the trip but I'm worried about eating lunch and dinner. I understand only breakfasts are included and dinner on the last night.

Elena D.  asked on  Feb 7, 2013

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Although the cost for lunch is not included in the pricing, you are generally with the group for lunch. The hotels you will be staying at will have restaurants that you can go to for dinner, or you can ask your guide for a recommendation of a local restaurant.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 7, 2013

Q:

About how much extra will the trip cost if we include taxes, tips, etc.? I am trying to get a FULL cost of this trip. Thank you!

Natasha B.  asked on  Feb 6, 2013

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The airline taxes, fuel surcharges and fees are already included in the cost of the tour. There is an India departure tax of $28; a User Development Fee of $15; and the Visa cost is $76. The recommended amount for tipping is as follows: $4-6 per person, per day for your local guide; $3 per person, per day for your driver; $6-8 per person, per day for your Tour Escort. The total approximate amount would be $238 per person. Please keep in mind that the departure tax and User Development Fee are subject to Delhi Airport and are subject to change at any time.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 6, 2013

Q:

On the tour to the Taj Mahal, will we be able to tour the grounds and or the insides of the Taj Mahal ? Judy Y

Judy Y.  asked on  Feb 5, 2013

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The tour of the Taj Mahal includes a tour of the grounds as well as going inside the monument.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 6, 2013

Q:

Do you have a date available to depart from JFK on 4/23/13???

Rodney M.  asked on  Feb 5, 2013

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We do offer an April 23 departure, returning on May 1. However, it is not offered with this Groupon special, it would need to be purchased directly through Friendly Planet. That departure date is $1799 per person, based on Double Occupancy.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 5, 2013

Q:

What airlines do you use? Can I accumulate mileage ? Thanks

Charles T.  asked on  Feb 5, 2013

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We use Air India. Earning mileage is always subject to the airline you are flying on, and we are not able to guarantee that you would accrue them. However, as long as your flight is booked in a class of service that is eligible for mileage accrual (based on the flying airline's policy) we can apply your frequent flyer numbers to your reservation and you may receive your miles. It's always best that you check directly with the airline's website for their rules and restrictions.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 5, 2013

Q:

Is there an hourly itinerary available so I KNOW HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE TO MYSELF TO EXPLORE?

Sashi K.  asked on  Feb 4, 2013

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We do not offer an hourly itinerary as exact time vary depending on each individual group. However, this itinerary is very full and free time usually only takes place in the late afternoon and evening.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 4, 2013

Q:

Who makes the arrangements for visas .

Komal L.  asked on  Feb 3, 2013

A:

You will need to obtain the visa on your own. The Indian Consulate recommends a company called Travisa Outsourcing.

Kristin W.  from  Merchant  replied on  Feb 4, 2013

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