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Sightseeing Tour of Kolkata

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Key Highlights

  • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
  • Book early and receive discounts
  • Price same or lower than local rates
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  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

    Duration

    4 hours

    Start time

    Start time: 0900h (09:00am)
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Kolkata.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Kolkata.

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Kolkata, the city that Dominique Lapierre so memorably called “The City of Joy” is indeed a joy to visit. The erstwhile capital of British India, Kolkata has been the gateway to India for the better part of the 19th century. Alive with art and culture at every street corner, the city is dotted with historic temples, art centres, museums, botanical gardens and some of India’s best restaurants.

    The city of Oscar winner Satyajit Ray and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, loved by the likes of Dominique Lapierre and Richard Gere, Kolkata – the capital of West Bengal should not be missed on a trip to India.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel and taken for a sightseeing tour of the city. You will be accompanied by a local English-speaking guide. Among the attractions you will see are:

    The Victoria Memorial: An impressive building that dates back to the days when the British ruled India, the Victoria Memorial is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. It currently serves as a museum which houses Victoria memorabilia, British Raj paintings and other displays and is a major tourist attraction. Built of white marble, the building is an aesthetic mix of the best of British and Mughal architecture.

    St. Paul’s Cathedral: Constructed between 1839 and 1847, the Cathedral is the principal place of worship for the Christians of Kolkata. Don’t miss the stained glass work inside the cathedral.

    A local Market: Experience the buzz and excitement of a typical Kolkata market and shop for souvenirs like traditional cotton sarees among others.

    After this sightseeing tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel where the tour ends.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • English-speaking local guide for sightseeing

    Exclusions

    • Entrance fees to monuments
    • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fee for still or video camera, tips to drivers, local guides
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may haveYou will travel in an air-conditioned medium-sized car if there are 1-2 passengers, Toyota Innova if there are 3 passengers and a Tempo Traveller if there are 4-7 passengers.