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Best way to book a tour?

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Burnley
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Best way to book a tour?

Hi,

my head is filled with looking at tour operators, which is the best etc, there are so many to choose from!

My question is, if I have chosen my hotel in Delhi, is it better to ask them to sort out a trip for me or is it better to book with a travel company and ask them to book that specific hotel? I have also chosen the hotel I would like to stay at in Jaipur.

I am hoping to do a trip as follows:

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur over about 8 days. I will then either come back to Jaipur for a couple of days OR fly to Goa for a few days. This would be a private tour for 2 people.

Can a hotel tour service in Delhi book all the other bits and are they reliable? The hotel I am looking at in Delhi (Wood Castle) gets great reviews.

Many thanks

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hello good morning thanks your sharing your tours opinion with people that's great our thinks by budget hotel wood castel are in good area you can take metro from your hotel akshar dham and can ought place and karol bagh also good market from your hotel to waking distance 5 min ats you want be stay same bead and break fast in poss area your tours itanary are good but just same thing change like delhi agra jaipur puska udaipur and from udaipur to goa by flight i just suggest you thanks have a nice day

sydney
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Hi Twiggy71

I think you will find that a lot of tour operators will be happy to organise the actual tour and will give you the flexibility to select your own hotels. When I did a tour of Rajasthan using an Indian tour operator, I was given a number of hotels to consider from a variety of different budgets with the option of choosing different ones if I wished. Alternatively, you could you book all of your hotels and use the services of a tour operator for other aspects of the tour.

I cannot comment on having a hotel arrange a full tour as I have not done this, but I would be inclined to opt for a specialist tour operator for transport and the booking of guides. They would probably have mopre experience in this.

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Hi

Your plans looking good about reliable services in Delhi hopefully you have good time in Delhi - agra and rajasthan.

Wood castle In a medium range budget hotel in close to city center with metro connecting circuit.

Hope you enjoy your tour.

cheers

Burnley
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Thanks for your replies. Jukabl - which tour company did you use? I like the look of Wood Castle because I would like a small hotel with traditional decor/furniture. Are there any other hotels similar? If anyone could recommend a tour company or driver/guide that would be good also.

Thanks

sydney
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I used TGS which is highly regarded in the reviews on Trip Adviser. They were the "best fit" for me. I can vouch for them in terms of excellent communication and organisation, great consideration of their clients and importantly, complete honesty in their quotes and what they provide.

I recommend that you carefully read reviews of different companies. Do look carefully at who is doing the reviewing - 1 time only posters which may raise questions or regular posters sharing good experiences? There are a number of very reputable companies who offer great service. Find your "best fit".

Enjoy your holiday!

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There are so many travel agents on trip adviser. Before finalise your tour must check with 2-3 agents to get better rates.

Arun

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7. Re: Best way to book a tour?

Book hotel by yourself

Trident is good choice five star with good price in Agra Delhi Jaipur with good locations.

Hire private car and guide .

You can contact any guide also , they can arrange for it.

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Hi there,

My friends from UK traveled to India Last November and used a small boutique travel company called Ecoilyn Travels. They were very happy with the services provided by them for their trip in India. They were given a lot of options to choose from including hotels, places to see etc..I met the owner when he invited them for Dinner at a restaurant called Spice court, which was a very nice gesture. He was a smart young fellow and then I checked his credentials just to make sure and found him on the website of Ministry of Tourism. They were really nice and I would highly recommend them to any body planning a private trip to India and is looking for personalised service. Please feel free to write to me for any questions. Thanks

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9. Re: Best way to book a tour?

It is better to do arrangements before getting to India through a tour operator who are having positive reviews on this forum...it is always better to get the quote from 2-3 operators before getting to a final conclusion.

Regards

Rashid Agra

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