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Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride

Varanasi, India
Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride

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icon1 day  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the religious devotion and sacred locations that make Varanasi tick on this full-day private tour. See the famous Vishwanath Temple, and other city shrines including the monkey temple, Sankat Mochan. Then, visit Sarnath, regarded as a birthplace of Buddhism, before an evening boat ride along the River Ganges to view the illuminated 'ghats' (riverside steps) and lanterns of the Ganga Aaarti ceremony.
  • Full-day Varanasi culture and Sarnath trip
  • View Varanasi’s main temples, including the Vishwanath Temple and Sankat Mochan monkey temple
  • Drive to Sarnath, where the Lord Buddha gave his first sermon
  • Opt to visit Sarnath Museum to see its ancient and medieval artefacts
  • See the lit-up 'ghats' (riverside steps) and Ganga Aarti ceremony on an evening River Ganges boat ride
  • Private transport, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Personalized attention from a private guide
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All inclusive fuel, parking, driver allowances.
All inclusive governments service tax
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private AC Car
Professional guide
Sarnath Excursion included.
Food and drinks
Lunch
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Central Varanasi hotels

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Be greeted in traditional Indian style by your private guide at your Varanasi hotel, and then travel by climate-controlled vehicle to the city’s Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva.

On route, hear about the 18th-century shrine, one of India’s most famous Hindu temples. Admire the gold-coated building, and uncover some of the Hindu beliefs that make it a magnet for thousands of pilgrims.

Next, see the Hindu Banaras University on route to Bharat Mata, nicknamed the 'Mother India Temple.'  Then, continue to two further shrines: the Durga Temple and Sankat Mochan, called for ‘Monkey Temple’ for its colonies of monkeys.

Following lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), drive to nearby Sarnath, a holy place of the Lord Buddha. Hear how Buddha gave his first sermon in this deer park in 528 BC, and opt to visit Sarnath Museum, where antiquities from India’s archaic, medieval, and Gupta periods are displayed.

Lastly, return to Varanasi and enjoy an early evening boat trip along the River Ganges. Admire the beautifully illuminated ghats and see the floating lamps of the enchanting Ganga Aarti ceremony from the water as you sail.

After your cruise, your tour finishes with a drop-off at your Varanasi hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Memorable India Journeys Pvt. Ltd.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Full-Day Varanasi Cultural Tour with Ganges Evening Boat Ride.

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