ACV launches 8 guided tours to India

Air Canada Vacations has launched a series of new tours to India, with year-round tours and connecting flights available from more than 60 Canadian airports.

“With the launch of our India Tours program, we’re opening doors to new possibilities,” said Nino Montagnese, vic-president, Air Canada Vacations. “This is not just about travel; it is about embarking on a journey of discovery. We invite travellers to join us as we immerse ourselves into the heart of India’s vibrant culture and stunning landscapes, promising experiences that will leave an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.”

About the India tours program

The India tours program offers eight year-round packages with private transportation in key destinations such as Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Agra, Goa, Ladakh, and Nepal.

Featuring a variety of hand-picked durations and activities, Air Canada Vacations’ fully-guided tours in India are tailored to most travel styles, and include breakfasts and dinners. Packages also include four to five-star accommodations located in key areas, with the exception of the Ladakh region known for its stunning natural beauty and mountainous landscape where properties in Leh, Stok, and Nubra offer comfortable accommodations whose star ratings may differ slightly as compared to those elsewhere.

Tour packages also include domestic flights with train tickets between cities (where applicable).

Included tours

Classical India, 13 days/11 nights: embark on an immersive journey through India, exploring iconic cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra to see the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Experience the cultural richness of Khajuraho’s temples and the spiritual significance of Varanasi’s sacred Ganges River.

Classical India with Nepal, 16 days/14 nights: enjoy an exciting journey through India and Nepal. Discover Delhi’s historic sites, take part in an evening prayer ceremony in Jaipur, and marvel at the iconic landmarks of Agra. Experience the spiritual ambiance of Varanasi before venturing into Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, for a thrilling mountain flight and cultural explorations. Dive deeper into Nepal’s heritage with visits to iconic sites, concluding your journey with a captivating tour of Bhadgaon City.

Golden Temple and the Taj, 10 days/8 nights: discover Delhi’s rich history with a full-day city tour including a rickshaw ride and a visit to Humayun’s Tomb. Take part in a traditional cooking class with a local family, and relax with a yoga session in Jaipur, then marvel at the architectural wonders of Agra, including Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world. Conclude your adventure in Amritsar with unforgettable experiences at the Attari-Wagah Border, Golden Temple, and Jallianwala Bagh memorial.

Quintessential North India, 13 days/11 nights: embark on a 13-day exploration of Northern India’s cultural treasures, starting from Delhi and traversing through Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Mumbai. Discover iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, and Elephanta Caves.

Road to Ladakh, 12 days/10 nights: Journey to Ladakh, located in the northern and eastern region of Kashmir renowned as one of the highest regions of the world. Ladakh, although not easily accessible for tourists, presents an exceptional opportunity for our customers with our guided tours in this captivating region. Begin your adventure with a full-day city tour in Delhi, including a pedicab rickshaw ride and a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, before flying to Leh to explore its majestic monasteries and palaces. Discover the enchanting beauty of Stok and Nubra Valley, where you can indulge in desert adventures, visit ancient monasteries, and marvel at the serene Yarab Tso Lake.

Romancing the Taj, 9 days/7 nights: explore iconic landmarks and cultural treasures, from the lively streets of Delhi to the majestic Taj Mahal in Agra, with immersive experiences including a cooking lesson in Jaipur, shopping at local markets, and enjoying a cultural walk through Kachhpura Village, this tour promises unforgettable memories of your romancing adventure.

Sun, Surf, and Sea, 11 days/9 nights: enjoy a sun-soaked adventure through Delhi, Agra, and Goa, where every moment promises the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation. Explore the bustling streets of Delhi before unwinding for five blissful nights on the sandy shores of Goa.

The Taj Express, 6 days/4 nights: take an exciting tour and experience the essence of India’s heritage. Begin in Delhi with a full-day city tour, including a memorable pedicab rickshaw ride and a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, before journeying to Agra aboard the Gatimaan Express. Explore Agra’s iconic landmarks, including the magnificent Agra Fort and the breathtaking Taj Mahal.

To learn more about India guided tours, visit the Air Canada Vacations website here.