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Insight Varanasi Day Tour provided by Varanasi Day Tours

Insight Varanasi Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
14h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7330P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off by private AC vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Private Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Driver
  • Two times Private boat ride [Morning & Evening]
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel located in the city Limit of Varanasi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off by private AC vehicle
  • Professional English speaking Private Guide [For Safe & Honourable tourism we provide only incensed Guide]
  • Professional guide in other language [French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian] on demand and availability
  • Private Driver
  • Two times Private boat ride [Morning & Evening]
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Ashoka Pillar
  • Entry/Admission - Dhamek Stupa
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Any hotel located in the city Limit of Varanasi
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Banaras Ghats
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • 2
    Ganges River
    Stop: 4 hours
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    Pass by
    Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)
    Manikarnika Ghat
  • 3
    Dasaswamedh Ghat
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Sarnath
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 5
    Ashoka Pillar
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Dhamek Stupa
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Ganga Aarti
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Chaukhandi Stupa
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kevin
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
Going on this tour was one of the best highlights of my trip to India. Coordination and communication with the tour company owner, Indrajeet, made everything happen very smoothly - he was very nice, professional, accommodating, and knowledgable. On the first night Indrajeet himself took us to the Ganges where we experienced Varanasi's night-life, the Ganges on a night boat ride, and a surreal Aarti on the Ganges. The next day, another tour guide, Sapan, took us back to the Ganges early in the morning to complete the experience (which was quite different from the visit at night), and later took us to Sarnath. He too was very professional and nice. Overall, an amazing experience - I would definitely recommend!
Written 6 February 2020
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Dear Kevin, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
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MRL830
Glenns Ferry, ID13 contributions
Couples
Wow - fascinating tour with fabulous guide. We learned an extraordinary amount of information about Varanasi plus the importance of the Ganges and the Hindi religion. If you only have a few days, this is the tour to take. Neelesh our guide was fabulous!!!
Written 16 February 2020
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
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Dyego Sousa
New Delhi, India55 contributions
Friends
We went to a 2 days experience in Varanasi, I must say that I was a bit worried at first, but the guide was very informative and made the experience interesting and worthwhile.
Seeing the Ganges early in the morning and in the evening from a boat is a life time experience. The information share by the guide made a huge difference.
We are picky tourist and I must say that the guide and his services have met our expectations. 5 stars!
Written 18 June 2018
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
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escapist389
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Couples
Varanasi is one of the most boggling places on the planet, a dizzying whirl of people, pilgrims, cows, water buffalo, rickshaws and every conveyance under the sun squeezing through the narrow streets in a city Twain called "older than dirt." We booked a day tour with Insight Varanasi to take it all in and get some stories behind the beehive. Sapan was an amazing guide, knew the history, religious practices, and got us behind the tourist curtain to experience the back alleys of this ancient city and the key highlights, including a sidetrip to Sarnath, said to be the site of Buddha's first sermon, where we saw an amazing excavation of a third-century Buddhist site and a museum with a lot of great pieces discovered in the dig. We took dawn and dusk boat trips on the Ganges, viewing life and death on the great river and capped it off with a big Hindu celebration of music and devotion on the main ghat of the river with a cast of thousands. If you book this trip, definitely try to get Sapan as your guide. He's a master of his trade and it shows in his enthusiasm for what he does. We had a great driver as well, Mamu. Varanasi is a human wonder of the world.
Written 18 August 2018
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Sapan is one of the best guide in our team and driver Maamu is always happy man. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
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LRobinson2013
New Delhi, India18 contributions
Family
This tour hit all the highlights while still providing a breather between activities. Would definitely recommend to others and will plan to take again when I have guest in town. Our guide was great!
Written 26 December 2017
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Dear L Robinson, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing feedback, "Only Tour You Need". Your are absolutely right, our Insight Varanasi tour is specially prepare for one or two days visitor to experience complete Varanasi. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 26 March 2018
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Jean M
Summerfield, FL5 contributions
Friends
Spent Jan 28 and 29th on a great tour with our guide Pradeep Verma. Pradeep shared his knowledge of the Hindu ceremonies we saw on our evening and morning boat rides on the Ganges. He made sure we saw the cremation ceremony at Manikarnika Ghat and the Ganga Aarti ceremony from the boat and close up on land. The sunrise boat ride was wonderful and our visit to Sarnath included all of the highlights. Thank you Pradeep and our driver for a great tour. Thank you Indrajeet for arranging airport transportation and for spacing our 1 day tour over 2 days.
Written 29 January 2019
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Mr Pradeep Verma is a one of the most senior guide in Varanasi and having more than 23 years of experience. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 12 April 2019
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J L S
Bel Air, Maryland6 contributions
Excellent communication from Inderjeet (owner) from the beginning, putting our minds at ease. He was very flexible with schedule and helpful in offering the best possible options. Sapan did a fantastic job as our guide from before sunrise until he dropped us off. Deep knowledge of the city, history etc. communicated in a simple and easily understandable way. Loved it, highly recommended.
Written 23 October 2019
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
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Vincenzo T
2 contributions
Solo
I started to visit the city by myself. The inputs and stimuli the city offers are so many. It’s the oldest city in the world, so many stories and secrets are hidden in the the city. Thanks to this agency I had the opportunity to understood the culture and the life of Varanasi. The guide are very competent and kindly. I strong recommended to book a tour with this agency to have greats memories to bring at home.
Written 28 August 2019
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Dear Guest, Greetings from the holy city Varanasi…! Thank you for taking your valuable time in sharing your kind feedback. It is always a pleasure to hear the words of appreciation from guests like you, who spare time out and write about Varanasi & our team. Hope to meet you again during your next visit. Thanks & Regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 8 April 2020
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Arjun P
Kolkata (Calcutta), India5 contributions
Friends
Please correct the spelling "Aarthi" (is wrong).
Correct it to AARTI.

Other informations are good. Nice place to be
do visit and see Ashokan Pillar & Sarnath
Written 26 July 2018
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Dear Mr. Arjun, Thank you for your kind words about spelling suggestion and change. But still you can see it is mention in Wikipedia. You should understand about cultural diversity and variety of India with different languages and accents. However, we're not sure if you've ever joined our Tour. Your review also seems to suggest that it's more of a commentary than a feedback of the tour. We would really appreciate if you could join us someday and then review us. Meanwhile, I would be grateful if you could kindly take down the review. Hope to see you some time and hosting you. Best regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 30 July 2018
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Aman S
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Hotel Alka, a synonym for customer-oriented services from years, believes in providing an adorable environment to its guests, where not only they find peace in dwelling but also experience a the highest degree of dedication from the staff. And what more can one ask for? Hotel Alka is located right in the core of Varanasi, a place where even holiness is re-defined. Its evidently a must visit place for all in life. Varanasi (the ancient Kashi or the medieval Banaras) is one of the oldest cities of the world and is considered to be favourite, of even the almighty. Varanasi's prominence in Hindu mythology is virtually unrivalled. Mark Twain, the celebrated English author , who was enthralled by the legend and sanctity of Banaras, once wrote : "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together."
Written 15 January 2018
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Dear Aman, Thanks for your review with Excellent rating. But it is not related with our product. You have posted this review about a hotel. So please take it back. Kind regards, Indrajeet Kumar Mobile: +91 9415206372
Written 17 January 2018
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cptamhankar
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Varanasi experience
We booked them for Varanasi experience through Taj Ganges travel desk and I must it was worth every minute we spent
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They managed to cover all key areas and made entire family trip marvelous for family with aged parents &?young children
It was 2pm to 2pm (next day) tour cover maximum in 24 hours, it wa great trip fantastic coordination by Indrajit w
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Plan the witnessing of the evening arti carefully.
Lots of boats are stacked up on the river for the Arti , so you may not get a very good view. Avoid taking a motorb
zaheergb
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The only guide you need!
Indrajeet is an extremely knowledgeable, well planned, thoughtful and considerate guide. He went above and beyond t
Bichchha
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Ever green, like a 🌿
Very very much thankful to this company n their cope, for fully arrangements of our trip n enjoyed as we like . The
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Holy Pilgrimage tour
Very well maintained Darshan to Lord Vishwanath Ride on boat on the river ganges is a celestial experience, and to
Janr20
Janr20
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Stunning display on the banks of River Ganges
It was so amazing and totally unexpected but delightful. It will not be forgotten and it will always be with me for
joshthetourguide
joshthetourguide
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Exceptional
As a professional tour guide myself, I am very rarely blown away by a tour. Indrajeet did just that. His personal t
Tracy P
Tracy P
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A definitive must if in Varanasi
We booked the Varanasi Life, Death and Re-birth walk with Indrajeet, who kept us informed re time of pickup etc., a
GerryPal
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Great trip
They say that Varanasi is the India that you always imagined - and it is. And this, plus a walk along the Ghats ar
GerryPal
GerryPal
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Very atmospheric, but a bit touristy
The Aarti is very crowded, very atmospheric, very noisy and very Indian. There are seven priests on seven stages al
Ashishjhacvx
Ashishjhacvx
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Great night to watch ganga arti
It's really nice to have Abhi as tour guide of the night for ganga arti. I got the proper location for Ganga arti v
gilligrace
gilligrace
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Very good way to experience Varanasi
We had booked a tour group trip which did not include Varanasi and as this was to us, an important place to visit,
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Varanasi Day Tour with Prakash Chaubey
I recently did a day tour of Varanasi. Our tour guide was Prakash Chaubey. He was fantastic. Prakash has an incred
lenkarr
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A glimpse into village life
It was a pleasant half-day experience in a village away from the hassle and bustle of the city. Indrajeet showed us
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