Day trip

Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Delight Tours

Old and New Delhi: 8-Hour Private Highlights Tour

Activity provider: Delight Tours
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Embark on a full-day tour of New and Old Delhi to discover the highlights of India's capital city. Amble down the city's most bustling streets. Gaze at buildings with untold religious significance.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Russian
Pickup optional
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the 2 main sections of India's capital, New and Old Delhi
  • Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the streets of Chandni Chowk
  • Admire the 17th-century Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque
  • Swing by the Presidential House and Parliament
Full description
Your full-day tour of India’s capital begins with the historic portion of the city, Old Delhi. After pickup from your hotel, set off towards the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. Afterwards, you’ll weave through the bustling shopping area of Chandni Chowk by rickshaw, ending up at the Jama Masjid, a 17th-century mosque that is the largest in India. After stopping for an authentic local lunch, you’ll head into New Delhi, visiting the Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, before stopping at the Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Next it’s off to the India Gate, a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I, before heading to the Lotus Temple, elegantly designed in the shape of a lotus flower.  To cap things off you’ll drive past the Presidential House and the Parliament Buildings before being driven back to your accommodation.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transport via air-conditioned car with driver
  • Live tour guide
  • Monument entrance tickets (if option booked).
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Bottled mineral water
  • All taxes
  • Food or drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Shorts

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please note that if you select a start time later than 11:00 AM, you will only be able to cover New Delhi portion of the tour: India Gate, Parliament House, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, and Lotus Temple
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 279 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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An amazing day, exploring Delhi. Sunil Poddar, tour guide, was punctual, knowledgeable and an outstanding story teller. Sunil ensured that I understood the historical significance of each site and then allowed me time to discover for myself. Sunil blended history with current India society. I could not have asked for a better tour. I highly recommned the tour and the tour guide.

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September 19, 2022

We did the tour in Sep/22 with the guide Saurabh ANAND and the Jai KISHORE. It was a 5-star experience, we were able to cover a lot of Old and New Delhi in just one day. We know it is impossible to see everything in such a short period, however they managed to pack together an efficient and fun day, full of history and nice memories. Special thanks to Anam, who was able to adjust the pace over the course of the day and was honest upfront about each attraction, and to Kishore, who was always agile to pick us up when that attraction has finished. Highlight of the day: rickshaw tour in Old Delhi and Qutab Minar Least interesting part of the day: stop at India Loom for shopping. I know we agreed to stop there, and is fine, but we don't recommend to other tourists since the salesman are very pushy and is hard to get out. Highly recommended!

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September 18, 2022

In general, the tour was alright - the driver (Fazil) picked me up on time, the car was clean, and driving safely. Visited highlights of New Delhi and Old Delhi, however, couldn’t stop at India Gate as there was no parking. The guide (Sunil) was quite knowledgable and helpful, however, there were a few bits that I didn’t enjoy- he kept reminding me about tips culture in India, made me pay for rickshaw drive (which I later checked was supposed to be included), made me pay mosque ‘entrance’ fee which I also later found out was not necessary (kind of scam), took me to quite expensive restaurant for lunch and incredibly expensive shopping mall. Luckily, the driver was actually local (unlike the guide) and gave me good tips on where to go shopping and how to get around the city after the tour. I picked the option without the tickets, which gave me freedom to choose where I wanted to go, tickets to the main objects cost only 550 rupees (if paying by card).

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September 18, 2022

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