Varanasi Tours and Trips 2024/2025

Varanasi is among the oldest cities in the world and is one of Hinduism’s holiest sites. The smells and sounds of this vibrant, history-rich city assault the senses, and with its heady mixture of religion and reality of death, taking it all in can be an intense experience. Yet, this is India at its most raw and authentic, and a Varanasi tour will leave few travelers unmoved.

28 Trips in Varanasi with 44 Reviews

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Varanasi tour in one day

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14 hour cultural, religious and historic sites tour in Varanasi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local boat rides +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
hours14 From US$ 70 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
  • Jun 17
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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour: 2 Days

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This tour package was perfect for our visit to Varanasi. It was the perfect amount of time to see a
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Local boat rides & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Train
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days02 From US$ 160 View Tour
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  • Jun 29
  • Jun 30
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Sunrise Boat Cruise on the River Ganges

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3 hour local boat rides trip in Varanasi. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Local boat rides & Spiritual or religious tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
  • Operated in English
hours03 From US$ 90 US$ 76
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  • Jun 17
  • Jun 18
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Discover India from North to South

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We had first class treatment, from when we arrived at Delhi airport, right through to the very end. ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Boat, Train, Private Vehicle, Flight & Ferry
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days21 From US$ 5,597 US$ 2,239
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  • Jun 25
  • Jun 26
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Golden Triangle with Ranthambore and Varanasi

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"This tour company organized my 10-day trip in India, which included visits through Delhi, Agra with ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Jeep, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 2,346 US$ 938
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  • Jun 25
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Varanasi & Sarnath Tour with Arati

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This tour was the highlight of our time in Varanasi over the weekend. Great way to see Old Varanasi ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & City sightseeing +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Train
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, Italian, Spanish
days02 From US$ 165 View Tour
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  • Jun 24
  • Jun 25
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A Wonderful offbeat trip to Rajasthan

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A most memorable experience with delicious food Thank you Varun for a wonderful Varanasi experience.
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation Hotel, Resort & Tent
  • Transport Boat, Jeep, Private Vehicle & Rickshaw
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days17 From US$ 62 US$ 25
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  • Oct 01
  • Oct 02
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Varanasi Homestay Extension

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4 day getaways and short breaks trip visiting Varanasi and Sarnath in India. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Getaways and short breaks
  • Accommodation Hotel & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Rickshaw
  • Age Range 5-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days04 From US$ 335 View Tour
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  • Jun 25 10+ seats left
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Spiritual Experience In Varanasi

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3 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour visiting Varanasi and Sarnath in India. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Local boat rides
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Private Vehicle & Train
  • Age Range 1-75 yrs
  • Operated in English
days03 From US$ 200 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
  • Jun 17
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Incredible India

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Fantastic and incredible to say the least. Second Bookmundi trip and it will not be the last! Thank ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Ferry, Rickshaw, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days14 From US$ 2,191 US$ 876
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  • Jun 25
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Golden Triangle Tour & Visit to Varanasi

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We had an excellent tour of Golden Triangle and Varanasi thru Ghuam India Ghuam company. We highly ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Boat, Flight, Rickshaw & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 1-85 yrs
  • Operated in English, French, Italian, Spanish
days10 From US$ 700 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
  • Jun 17
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Golden Triangle With Khajuraho and Varanasi

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I started the tour with some sight seeing in Delhi and continue with Agra and Jaipur tour. It was an
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Train, Private Vehicle, Flight & Rickshaw
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days10 From US$ 750 View Tour
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  • Jun 16
  • Jun 17
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Golden Triangle Tour with Orchha, Khajuraho & Varanasi

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I must say that we had a wonderful holiday. I would like to thank you and the whole team involved
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +1 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Train, Private Vehicle, Boat, Rickshaw & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 2,986 US$ 1,194
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Royal Rajasthan With Agra & Varanasi

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Greetings Mr. Ritu. Our trip to India was an amazing experience. Your agency was wonderful Since the ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities City sightseeing & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Rickshaw, Boat, Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Age Range 1-80 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Varanasi Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 44 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Christine
“We had first class treatment, from when we arrived at Delhi airport, right through to the very end. Nothing was too much trouble for our guides, who were all very knowledgeable and made every tour worthwhile. Our driver was incredible and made our whole experience a 5* experience. We loved every bit of our holiday. Many thanks to the tour operator!”
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5 - Excellent
  • Ben Stokes
“I had an excellent tour exploring North India all thanks to this tour company for their excellent services. I could explore the city at ease and taste delicious Indian dishes. The guide was very informative and toured me around on a private car. I definitely recommend this company.”
Exceptional trip
5 - Excellent
  • Liz Reeseg
“We are so glad we chose this tour company for our first trip to India and when we come again well know who to contact. The hotels selected were hospitable and beautiful with excellent service. The itineraries ensured we saw the best attractions and the well trained guides made the history come alive and answered the many questions we had about local life. What made this trip exceptional however was our driver Amie we felt completely safe, he amazingly managed to dodge all road obstacles and nothing was too much trouble he is a gentleman.”

Varanasi — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Tour Highlights

  • Take an early morning boat trip out onto the river for views of the city and the chance to observe the faithful completing their ritual ablutions in the holy river — an unforgettable sight.
  • Visit Manikarnika Ghat, the most famous of the so-called ‘Burning Ghats’, to witness the macabre but emotive spectacle of Hindu cremation ceremonies.
  • Pay homage at the Vishwanatha temple, also known as the Golden Temple.
  • Explore the labyrinth streets of the Old City on foot. If you lose your bearings, just head to the river to find your way back.
  • Watch the Agni Puja ceremony that takes place every evening at Dasaswamedh Ghat, the main ghat.
  • Take a popular day trip 10km north of Varanasi to Sarnath, the site where the Buddha gave his first sermon. There is an archaeological park, temples representing the main Buddhist countries and a bodhi tree grown from an offshoot of the one under which the Buddha gained enlightenment.

Travel Tips

  • Hotels away from the center may be more comfortable and perhaps better value, but for the full experience, consider staying in the atmospheric Old City during your Varanasi tour.
  • Varanasi can be uncomfortably hot in the summer months. The best time for your trip to Varanasi is from October to March when temperatures are pleasantly cool. Bring something warm to wear in the evenings.
  • The rooftops of Varanasi are patrolled by troops of macaques and langurs. If you are staying in a hotel with a rooftop terrace, be careful with your belongings — monkeys have been known to carry off cameras and other valuables as well as any food they can manage to pilfer!
  • Since Varanasi is one of India’s most popular tourist destinations, you will need to remain alert for scams. A common one involves rickshaw drivers telling you there is a problem at your hotel before offering to take you somewhere else. Insist on being taken to your hotel — and if they still refuse, politely get out and find another driver.
  • The Ganges may be Hinduism’s holiest river, but it is also incredibly polluted. If you decide to join the faithful for morning ablutions, make sure you don’t drink the water.
  • If Varanasi isn’t your dream destination, worry not! There are plenty of places to explore on an India trip.