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Taj Mahal Day Tour from Delhi by Superfast Train - TOP RATED TOUR
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Taj Mahal Day Tour from Delhi by Superfast Train - TOP RATED TOUR

By Pioneer Holidays
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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If you're short on time but want the chance to see the Taj Mahal, consider this tour, which gets you from Delhi to Agra and back quickly aboard the Gatimaan Express. Depart Delhi bright and early, getting you to Agra in time for a morning visit to the Taj Mahal. Then visit the 16th-century Agra Fort and the white-marble Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah, AKA "Baby Taj," before returning to Delhi.

Ages 0-99
Duration: 12h
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Highlights
  • A local guide and driver shows you around Agra
  • Lunch at a 5-star hotel is provided (if option selected)
  • Round-trip fast train tickets are included; upgrade for first class
  • Round-trip transfers from your Delhi hotel to the railway station are included
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Hotel to Station Drop in the morning.
  • Station to Hotel Drop in the evening.
  • Round Trip Air-Conditioned Train Coach Fare.
  • Morning and evening meals in the train.
  • Sightseeing by Private Air Conditioned Car in the destination city (Agra)
  • Monument Entrance Tickets (If Option Booked)
  • Unlimited Buffet Lunch at 5 Star Hotel. (If Option Booked)
  • Live Tour Guide Service.
  • All parking and taxes.
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
  • Entry/Admission - Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
  • Entry/Admission - Mehtab Bagh
What's not included
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Any drinks served with lunch.
  • Tips (Optional)


Start:
    Pickup details
    • At your hotel anywhere in Delhi / Gurugram / Noida / Greater Noida. Pick-Up also available from Delhi Airport. Driver will meet you at Exit Gate No. 4, Terminal 3, Delhi Airport.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28875P10

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Wear comfortable walking shoes.
      • Carry a copy of valid id proof.
      • if you booked "Only Transport and Guide" option, then monument tickets and meals are not included. You can pay directly in Agra at the spot.
      • If you booked "Car + Guide only in Agra" option, you will get services only in Agra city. But Pick-Up & Drop in Delhi, Train tickets, monument tickets and meals not included.
      • If you booked "Only Professional Guide" option, you will get Guide service in Agra city. But Pick-Up & Drop in Delhi, Train tickets, Car, Driver, monument tickets and meals not included.
      • Please check the correct option before booking the tour, to avoid miscommunication on the day of tour.
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28875P10

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • Pass by
        New Delhi
        Nizamuddin Railway Station
      • 1
        Taj Mahal
        Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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      • 2
        Agra Fort
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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      • 3
        Courtyard by Marriott Agra
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 4
        Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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      • 5
        Mehtab Bagh
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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        Pass by
        Nizamuddin Railway Station
        New Delhi
      • You'll return to the starting point
      About the operator
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      • Pioneer Holidays
        5,031
        New Delhi, India
        Joined in February 2016
      • Serbank
        0 contributions
        You must choose Pioneer Holidays
        We had the Taj Mahal Tour and also transportation between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. I definitely recommend you to work with them: - excellent and easy communication - prompt services - excellent tour guide at the Taj Mahal - great driver on our trip - really nice car with enough space for 4 people and luggages
        Written 25 February 2024
      • Cruiser50029649355
        0 contributions
        Great tour in Jaipur
        We went to visit Jaipur with Pioneer tour and our guide Monis was great. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and we really enjoyed our two days in Jaipur leaning about the culture and heritage.
        Written 25 February 2024
      • Global45905507816
        0 contributions
        Excellent
        Learned a lot of new and exciting things. Saw lots of new attractions and was not rushed Our tour guide was friendly and patient Took pictures of our team when requested and was very friendly
        Written 23 February 2024
      • Journey62405282582
        0 contributions
        Day 3 - Jaipur
        Mr Rajish: Tour Guide (Jaipur) Excellent work by Mr Rajish, all the history were briefed very well by him. The Amber Fort was my favorite spot today. The restaurant he suggested to us was also very nice and with a fair price. If you are looking for an informative and friendly casual guide, i really recommend him.
        Written 21 February 2024
      • 340haziqahs
        0 contributions
        Day 3: Jaipur
        Tour: Mr Rajish Driver: Mr Sharmaji Jaipur was beautiful. Mr Rajish is very nice and informative. We visited Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort and Gatore. Highly recommended.
        Written 21 February 2024
      • Eduardo T
        0 contributions
        Amazing Taj Mahal Adventure
        My guide Khalid Ali was very friendly, informative and also made sure I skipped the lines and got to where I needed to go fast and efficiently. He also recommended spots for pictures and was happy to take pictures of me when I requested. The pickup from the hotel and getting into the train was done well and it eliminated any guess work from my part which is what I was looking for which was a seamless experience. Salman was also a great driver.
        Written 21 February 2024
      • Tour34017737554
        0 contributions
        Thanks Sujal 🌷
        I visited New Delhi in February 2024. I picked 4 hours tour in the new parts of Delhi. Our tourist guide Sujal was a treasure of information, quick to answer any question in sufficient details. Since I had a recent accident that hurt my foot, Sujal was genuinely very happy to assist me all the time. He was very attentive and caring.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Winnie X
        0 contributions
        Great tour and fantastic service
        Simply great. Our guide Irfan Ali is fantastic! Great explanation and really good photographer. The car is clean and great service! Will book it again : ) Thank you very much!
        Written 15 February 2024
      • GJM0303
        0 contributions
        A day in Agra, Taj and Redfort and more
        This trip has been thought thought we'll by Pioneer from start to finish. Contact with Pioneer before the trip even started was friendly, clear and swift. They puck us from the hotel on time and took us to the train station, walked us to the correct platform waited with us and made sure we were in correct seats. The train journey was comfortable just over 2 hours long. We were met by Shaan our guide for the day at the platform we arrived on, he knew us because they had already sent a photo of us so he could spot us. Warm geeting gave us some tips on what to do and not to do and then took us to the car where we met Parkash our driver for the day. Shaan was a prefect guide keeping us informed all day, taking us to very good photo opportunity spots, even taking photos of us altogether, giving us options on what we wanted to do. Took us for toilet breaks at nice hotels if we needed them. We had lunch at the Hikton double tree which was a welcome break only because of mid day sun. I would recommend you adk for Shaan, because he went above and beyond. The Taj it slef was stunning and no amount of photos will do it justice, if you have the chance once in life take this tour. We had a great time, Shaan and Parkash took us back to the train station, again waited with us at the platform and made sure we were seated on the train and happy before the train left and then back in Delhi the same driver met us on the platform and took us back to the hotel. A long day just over 12 hours from start to finish but a day I won't forget, thank Shaan and Pioneer
        Written 15 February 2024
      • fionahP6878HL
        0 contributions
        Brilliant day trip to Agra and the Taj Mahal
        We had a brilliant tour to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and baby Taj today with Shaan (tour guide) and Prakash (driver) from Pioneer Travel. We were in a group of 4, the trip to Agra included pick up from our hotel in Delhi to the railway station, where we the driver guided us onto our seats on the train. Shaan and Prakash met us from the train at Agra and took over the tour from there. Nothing was too much, Prakash presented us with flower garlands which was so thoughtful, made us feel special and scented the car for the whole day. Shaan was extremely courteous and knowledgeable throughout, answering every question we could muster. We decided not to take up the option of a professional photographer at the Taj Mahal hiwever, Shaan was brilliant at recommending the best positions to take photos from and offering to take photos of our party at specific spots so we ended up with a plethera of great photos to back up our memories, most of which look like we had the place to ourselves. We would highly recommend Shaan, Prakash and the team at Pioneer Travel. They were brilliant, they obviously work as a great team and provided an effortless and highly enjoyable experience.
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Elaine H
        0 contributions
        A perfect day at the Taj Mahal
        As part of our travels in India we wanted to see the Taj Mahal but didn’t want a long drive to get there from Delhi. I found this trip on the express train to Agra had excellent reviews so we booked it. The whole trip was amazing. We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the station. We were escorted to our seats on the train to make sure we were happy before leaving Delhi. As soon as we got off the train in Agra our guide Shaan was waiting and he quickly got us through the station into a car driven by Pakrash. First stop was The Taj Mahal and the very knowledgeable Shaan gave us a great tour full of really interesting information. He took some great pictures for us that we will always treasure and he prepared us fully for the Taj Mahal so we could just walk straight in without queuing. Afterwards we went for a lovely lunch at the doubletree by Hilton followed by a tour of the Red Fort (where we were able to skip the long queues and get straight in) and then to see the Baby Taj. We were safely put back on the train from Agra to Delhi and collected outside the train for our trip back to the hotel. This was a perfect day that was a big bucket list tick. I would recommend anyone to visit the Taj this way with the fantastic Shaan and Pakrash, you could not wish for a better guide and driver. Thank you so much for making the day so special
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Passenger53668866001
        0 contributions
        Great tour, great guide
        The tour was really great, lots of nice sites. Even though some of the sites was closed, the guide made the best of it. Rumi was a great guide!
        Written 15 February 2024
      • Ricardo_Claudia
        0 contributions
        Pink city experience
        Jaipur one day with Mr Abbas as guide was a great experience, adapted to our necessities and explained all tourism spots. Unfortunately the day started with 20 minutes waiting for a cup of black coffee at Radisson Blu hotel than the elephant ride was not so good. The elephant rider insisted a lot to give him tips and an accident occurred with one tourist. The animals are completely stressed . This attraction must be stopped.
        Written 12 February 2024
      • 713bielm
        0 contributions
        Good experience
        Good Tour! He knows tons of things, and when he found that we weren't eager of crowded places, he took us to a beatiful garden which was precious.
        Written 12 February 2024
      • Go30711808183
        0 contributions
        Excellent tour
        Nabeel was good person and very passionate. Our group really have enjoyed the tour in taj mahal. We highly recommend your company and Nabeel.
        Written 12 February 2024
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      Kelsey V
      3 contributions
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      Rashid was great. He has the cool big brother vibes. I felt very safe the whole time. I would be aware that when you go see where the Taj Mahal tiles are made you have the chance to buy cups, elephants, etc. Beautiful work but the cost of each object ranges from $200 to $350 +, so I would budget for that if you want to purchase something.
      Written 11 January 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 11 January 2020
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      Mona
      1 contribution
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      We had such an amazing time on our day tour with Rashid who was our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the Taj Mahal and we learned so much from him. He was able to answer all of our questions and took very nice photos of us! Pickup from the train station was very seamless and we were greeted by the tour guide and driver. We would recommend this tour to anyone who is excited to see the Taj Mahal and everything else Agra has to offer.
      Written 28 January 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests
      Written 28 January 2020
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      Wparke7
      3 contributions
      Jan 2020 • Friends
      Our tour guide (Rashid) was very friendly and helpful (and funny)! The tour company was exceedingly well organized, with prompt pickup from our hotel and easy directions to the train station and Taj Mahal entrance. I'd recommend this version of the tour if only for the convenience of the train, the ticket station, and the car services, but on top of that, the tour itself was very fun, and our guide Rashid was very knowledgeable on Indian history (and spoke several languages, including Japanese!). The Taj Mahal was probably the most beautiful building I've ever seen. I would highly recommend this tour! Also... the lunch they provide is delicious.
      Written 11 January 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 11 January 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Samantha S
      1 contribution
      Dec 2019 • Friends
      Memorable time with rashid

      The best thing happened to me once I booked this trip. The company responded to all my requests and made sure I was happy till the end. The managers were there for me all the time and above all I was with Rashid, who was always making sure I was happy and smiling all the time, he sure does know a lot about history and was also filled with humor.
      I would surely recommend pioneer holidays and rashid for their best team effort and would ask them to continue this in the future too. Wish them luck
      Written 5 February 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests....
      Written 6 February 2020
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      sl1011
      Chicago Ridge, IL9 contributions
      Great private tour with Rashid as our private tour guide. Pick up and transfer to train to Agra was seamless. Rashid met us within seconds as we stepped off the train and ushered us to the Taj Mahal. He provided plenty of details about each of the monuments and gave us private time to explore and take photos on our own. Other than seeing how the ancestral marble artisans created the marble inlay at the Taj, we were not led to any other markets or stores, we just visited the listed monuments listed in the program. Overall the entire experience was comfortable and at a good pace. Lunch at the Marriott was a nice midday respite from the Agra sun. We opted to spend a little more for the upgraded train and it was worth the cost.
      Written 25 February 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 25 February 2020
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      Katie L
      2 contributions
      Feb 2020 • Friends
      Nebbeel my guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He was very patient throughout the trip, even for our rest stops and the time we took to barter with art vendors. He made the history of the taj mahal sound like an epic story. Ashok, my driver was a good driver who got us to and from our destinations efficiently and safely. Not sure if you can request certain people when booking a tour but if possible I would recommend this pair to others looking for a pleasant tour in Agra.

      I really liked the tour overall. The lunch was fabulous and there was comprehensive assistance getting into our train seats and our guide immediately got us after exiting the train . Not sure if I could have done the whole train thing by myself from Delhi so this made the whole trip completely stress free.
      Written 25 February 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 25 February 2020
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      Petra
      3 contributions
      I booked this tour as I only had one day to see the Taj Mahal, and it was a great choice! The pick up from the hotel in the morning was so easy for me, the driver helped me all the way into the train to confirm I found my seat, and then my guide Ashok met me on the platform in Agra. He is very informative and friendly, and showed me around the different stops on the tour telling me so much about the places. And he has taken some great photos too! Lunch was great as well. All in all I recommend this tour, as a solo female traveller I've felt very comfortable and safe throughout the day.
      Written 3 February 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 4 February 2020
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      Malenee
      19 contributions
      Nov 2022 • Couples
      Upon booking, we received our train tickets and itinerary promptly from the tour company with full details of our driver for hotel, tour pickup, and the tour guide's name. Our drivers Rehan and Sachin were there prior to the designated  time. Rehan was skillful in driving and guiding us to the train station and to our designated train seats from Delhi. Sachin was waiting with our tour guide at the Agra station and drove us effortlessly throughout Agra. As a first time traveller to a mainly non speaking english country I felt safe during the transit. I'm sure for those who have travelled to India can understand how overwhelming the traffic, and crowds can be.

      Islam our tour guide was most patient, helpful, kind, and extremely knowledgeable about the places visited. I felt as though we were ported back in time when these magnificent buildings were filled with the royals and their families. Islam spoke English fluently and was well versed on the history of Taj Mahal and Agra. His years of experience was reflected in the deep conversations held during our walks. We easily accessed the lines at the monuments and had no long wait times, key persons at the monuments and even the resident traveller carried on conversations with Islam which again showed his warm personality.

      We appreciated the way Islam steered us away from the local papparazzis and street vendors. He took magnificent photos during our trip which I am eternally thankful for as these are memories of a lifetime.

      Lunch at the 5 star hotel was scrumptious.

      Our heartfelt gratitude to Rehan, Sachin, and Islam on their beyond exceptional service during our trip.

      This is a must do tour. Happy sightseeing.
      Written 11 November 2022
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      Thanks for your time and kind feedback, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 15 November 2022
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      John R
      Saint Louis, MO13 contributions
      May 2022 • Solo
      From the beginning, my experience with Pioneer has been exceptional. They make every effort to ensure you’re confident in the logistics and itinerary of the tour, guiding you through each step so there’s never any doubt or confusion. I was communicated the important information well in advance and my questions were all answered very quickly.

      Rashid, my tour guide, was extremely attentive, informative, and kind. His 12 years of experience was very apparent as he told me about all the intricate details of the Taj Mahal—all the while, continuously checking with me to ensure I was comfortable. He met me at the train station with a car that had wonderful A/C, he provided cold water multiple times, and he ensured I used the cleanest and most comfortable washrooms. Without Rashid, my time in Agra would’ve been considerable less enjoyable.
      Written 21 May 2022
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      Thanks for your time and kind feedback, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests.
      Written 24 May 2022
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      Sean P
      2 contributions
      Feb 2020 • Friends
      First of all this tour experience is the way to go to see the sites in Agra - Taj Mahal, Agra fort etc. Very convenient for a day trip without requiring much planning.

      Nabeel, our tour guide was excellent and super knowledgeable. The driver was also early in picking us up and even walked with us to our assigned seats on the train.

      Highly recommend this for any group of friends or family traveling to India and interested in these sites.
      Written 17 February 2020
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      Thanks for time and kind response, it has been a pleasure to give you a tour. Wish to see again next time. Feedback are the key of our business and your feedback would help in changing and altering the future tours for enhancing the experience of our guests...
      Written 19 February 2020
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