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highlights
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his first sermon
  • Go on a boat ride on the Ganges, see sunrise from the river
  • Explore Varanasi's old alleys
  • Attend an evening prayer ceremony
Join us on a two-day guided tour of Varanasi and get the chance to experience an ancient culture. From a sunrise boat ride to participation in an evening prayer ceremony and walking through old alleyways, this tour will acquaint you with India's cultural capital like never before.

Start your trip with a visit to Sarnath, where the Buddha delivered his first sermon in a deer park. See the ruins that go back by millennia. Observe the Intimate rituals of life and death take place on the ghats of the Ganges while you sail on the river.

Discover the sacred and oldest living cultures of this ancient city during a guided walk of the city. Start your journey from the northern parts of the ghats. See the Kashi Vishwanasth Temple, one of the most important Hindu temples in the world.

Explore the famous Kachaudi Gali and negotiate your way through bustling markets that sell everything from perfumes and flowers to silk and souvenirs. Return to your hotel after the city tour is over and prepare for departure. We will drive you back to the airport or the railway station in time to catch your flight or train.

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5.0 - Excellent Based on 1 review
Highly recommended!
Anil Patel From Britain At
5 - Excellent
“This tour package was perfect for our visit to Varanasi. It was the perfect amount of time to see a lot of the amazing sites, experience the culture of Varanasi, and to really get a feel for the spirituality of the city. We were exposed to all of the important cultural highlights. As well as this, he quickly learnt and understood what our specific group liked and would want to do, tailoring this to suit us (such as including additional time for shopping for local weavers).
I would highly recommend this tour to everyone who are travelling to this city. You always know exactly what you are doing and when, and it is really well tailored to your individual group interests and needs.”
10 hours 5 Star Hotel at Radisson, Rivatas or Madin
On arriving at Varanasi's airport or railway station, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Drive to Sarnath, a site of Buddhist pilgrimage, at around 02:00 pm. Sarnath is the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon. However, this place is equally important to the followers of Jainism. Explore the ruins of Sarnath. Visit the Sarnath Museum (the museum remains closed on Fridays) and the deer park where the Buddha gave his first sermon.

Head for Varanasi in the evening and travel to the Ganges. Enjoy a private boat ride and see a variety of rituals carried out on the ghats, including the famous evening prayer ceremony. Return to your hotel after the boat ride is over.
12 hours
Wake up and head for the Ganges 30 minutes prior to dawn. Go on a boat ride again. See bathing ghats and cremation sites. Watch people taking dips into the river or worshipping on its banks.

Its time to explore Varanasi on foot now. Enjoy a guided walk through its ancient alleyways past holy temples and old houses. See the Kashi Vishwanasth Temple, one of the holiest Hindu shrines and explore the city's famous markets selling perfumes, flowers, silk, souvenirs and other things.

Return to your hotel after the tour is over. Transfer to Varanasi's airport or railway station to catch your flight or train at a pre-arranged hour.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Pickup, drop-off services from the airport/railway station
  • Government-approved tourist guides
  • All monument entrances
  • 2 private boat trips
  • 1-night accommodation with complimentary breakfast in a well-appointed hotel such as Madin, Rivatas or similar
what's excluded
  • Tips
  • Any meals except breakfast
  • Any additional fare
  • Everything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 2 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Varanasi, India
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationHigh-heel shoes are not recommended during the boat ride and walking tour
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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