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Agra Half-Day Tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Agra Half-Day Tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
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Many Agra tours stretch to a day, limiting options if you’re short on time. By comparison, this private tour keeps things short and sweet, letting you concentrate on the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort—both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take a walking tour around these treasures as your guide uncovers hidden details and charts their history. For extra convenience, pickup and drop-off at Agra hotels, train station, and airport are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on a private half-day Agra tour
  • Tour two UNESCO-listed sights in a morning without transport issues
  • Delve deeper into the history of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with a guide
  • Ideal for time-pressed visitors, with choice of pickup and drop-off points
What to expect
  • After pickup at your Agra hotel, airport, or railway station, set off with your guide by private, air-conditioned vehicle for the Taj Mahal, hearing about Agra’s history en route. On arrival at the UNESCO-listed site, your guide helps you through security for a tour of this 17th-century marble mausoleum, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Stroll the gardens and climb to the terrace to admire the inlaid marble walls and towers while learning how they took around 25 years and 20,000 laborers to complete. Next is Agra Fort, the UNESCO-protected 16th-century fortress-palace constructed by successive Mughal rulers. Head inside this red-sandstone complex and see highlights, such as the audience halls, an octagonal tower, and Jahangiri palace, as your guide reveals their history. Your tour finishes at your Agra hotel, the Agra train station, or airport as you wish.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort on a private half-day Agra tour
  • Tour two UNESCO-listed sights in a morning without transport issues
  • Delve deeper into the history of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort with a guide
  • Ideal for time-pressed visitors, with choice of pickup and drop-off points
What to expect
  • After pickup at your Agra hotel, airport, or railway station, set off with your guide by private, air-conditioned vehicle for the Taj Mahal, hearing about Agra’s history en route. On arrival at the UNESCO-listed site, your guide helps you through security for a tour of this 17th-century marble mausoleum, commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Stroll the gardens and climb to the terrace to admire the inlaid marble walls and towers while learning how they took around 25 years and 20,000 laborers to complete. Next is Agra Fort, the UNESCO-protected 16th-century fortress-palace constructed by successive Mughal rulers. Head inside this red-sandstone complex and see highlights, such as the audience halls, an octagonal tower, and Jahangiri palace, as your guide reveals their history. Your tour finishes at your Agra hotel, the Agra train station, or airport as you wish.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15255P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Monuments Entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from All hotel/airport/railway station in Agra and drop at the hotel/Railway station in Agra same day after sightseeing
  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • private tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Monuments Entrances
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Mahal
  • Entry/Admission - Agra Fort
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from All hotel/airport/railway station in Agra and drop at the hotel/Railway station in Agra same day after sightseeing
  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Agra
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Taj Mahal
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Agra Fort
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Laura A
6 contributions
Good guides
Jan 2020 • Friends
They were kind and have a lot of knowldoge
We were a big group so we have like 4 guides. Some better than the other ones.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

_manojsreedharannair
Herefordshire, UK2 contributions
Amritsar
Dec 2019 • Family
Great service Thanks to my driver guide . Good provider.recomended in the future.its easy well knowledge guide.big thanks to all
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anindita S
Somers, NY6 contributions
Wonderful day tour of Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Dec 2019
My husband and I were visiting India this past week, and wanted a proper tour of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. I had booked this tour through Viator and was immediately contacted by a gentleman named Bharat of Sam Tours. He was attentive and offered to come meet us the day before the tour at our hotel, to explain the tour and get our requirements from us. To be clear - this tour included a private car, a driver, and a tour guide that would pick up and drop off at our hotel in Agra. We had asked that we get a bigger car as my parents were accompanying us, and that we needed a wheelchair and attendant at the Taj Mahal for my father. Bharat took note of everything and assured me he would arrange for it - and promised to send the name of the tour guide and driver later that evening. Mr Nadeem (tour guide) and Mr Raj (Driver) arrived promptly at 10am the next day, with a nice clean Toyota Innova (comfortably sits six people with three rows, kind of like a low-to-the ground SUV). The tour was wonderful - Nadeem was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, and curated the tour to our liking. My parents were a bit tired after the Taj and Nadeem and Raj had no problems bringing them back to the hotel and then taking us to the Agra Fort. Everything was well done and very well arranged,

The only slight complaint I would have (and trust me, this is very minor) is that we did not realize that we would have to physically go up to the counter and buy the tickets at each attraction, nor did we anticipate that they would not have credit card availability. Luckily we had enough Indian rupees but this is something that the tour might want to share in advance and/or offer to take care of for the tourists (the lines get a bit long and can be overwhelming for non-Indian tourists).

Otherwise, I can wholeheartedly recommend Bharat and his company, Sam Tours. Very good and reliable service.
Written December 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guneet223
Rudrapur, India29 contributions
Had a great visit to the Taj
Nadeem was our tour guide for our day trip to the Taj. We were short of time and only had time for the Taj. Nadeem was knowledgeable and helpful. He arranged all our tickets and was easily able to handle our group of 12 people.
Even the recommendation for the restaurant for lunch was amazing. We had great food and returned to Delhi quite happily satisfied.
Written October 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks and regards for kind appreciation.
Written November 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Linda
1 contribution
Agra day tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
Provided great support and a well informed guide for the tour. Pick and drop from railway station provided. A good your with great memories. They gave us good lunch also as part of the package. The guide helped us buy authentic Agra pettha.
Highly recommend this tour.
Written October 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks and regards for kind appreciation.
Written November 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Abdi G
1 contribution
Visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Sep 2019 • Family
As we concluded our trip to AGRA, I thought to write this review to thank SAM Tours and Travel for the great experience they gave us.

The driver is a very good and disciplined person.

The Taj Mahal guide is extremely knowledgeable, an expert historian and masterful in presenting the detailed information regarding the buildings and the people. It was an experience of a lifetime indeed.

I’ll definitely recommend them.
Abdi Gonjobe
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your appreciation .We look forward to serve you again on your next trip.
Written September 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andru
Canggu, Indonesia7 contributions
Absolutely fantastic! This tour made our visit to Agra
Sep 2019
This tour was worth every penny. Shyam Bir absolutely made our trip to Agra with his knowledge, humour and kindness.

I spoke to Sunny from Same Day Tours via the very helpful live chat on their website and asked if they could accommodate doing a tour to see the sunset at the Taj, which they could!

We were picked up at our hotel in Agra at 2pm by Sunny and our driver, and went off to pick up our tour guide Shyam Bir. After him and Sunny swapped places we headed off to Agra Fort.

It was unfortunately hammering it down with rain when we got there, but it did not dampen our spirits, least not Shyam's. We'd brought light raincoats which were perfect, as the rain stopped shortly after and these were simple to carry.

He offered to get our tickets for us (we provided the cash) to save us queuing which was nice – there was barely any queue, but it saved any hassle.

Standing at the gates Shyam started with the first of all his fantastic knowledge of the history of the fort, telling us all about the moat and how well fortified the fort is and was when it was first built.

As we went round he gave us such a rich, funny and interesting history lesson for all of the different buildings inside the fort, constantly giving great insights into the uses of each area of the buildings inside and really brought each room to life.

Shyam not only gave us a fantastic tour of the fort, but also made sure to take some wonderful photos of us both which we will treasure. He was even kind enough to hold our coats for us when he did so too.

We then got picked up again by the driver and headed to the Taj Mahal at around 4pm. Shyam made the entrance to the Taj a breeze, ensuring we got on the shuttle buggy from the entrance gates to the ticket hall, and similarly got our tickets for us as it was very crowded.

With our entry coins, bottled water and our shoe covers we headed in and Shyam continued to bring even the entrance buildings to life, explaining all about where the construction workers lived, even down to why there are that amount of buildings and that many rooms.

As we headed in Shyam made sure we got great pictures from the entrance area and then throughout the gardens. He gave us plenty time to get some great snaps in the walk up to the Taj, and when we were ready he took us to one of the side gardens away from the crowds and gave us a fantastic introduction into the history of Shah and Mumtaz.

We then headed up to the main building (which is worth the 200 INR extra ticket cost), to go inside, see its magnitude from outside, and get a great view of the river behind.

We had some time whilst the sun was beginning to lower get some photos outside, and then we headed in and Shyam showed us the incredible craftsmanship that went into all the gemstones that make up all the artwork on the walls of the Taj Mahal.

Afterward we caught the tail end of the golden hour and got some truly awesome shots, just what we were after from a sunset at the Taj Mahal. Shyam left us to it and let us sit and soak in the sunset. We then met up where we came in and headed home.

Our driver met us all after we walked back to the entrance, and we headed to our hotel, thrilled with the fantastic day we just enjoyed. They were even kind enough to stop off at an ATM for us and made sure we safely got our cash out too.

I can't recommend this tour enough!
Written September 10, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sure Mr Shyambir is very good a guide not only he is professionally educated but he has been trained by Ministry of Tourism (We only use Guides trained and recognized by Department of Tourism-Govt Of India)Thanks a lot for your kind appreciation. Thanks and regards.
Written September 20, 2019
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MrMadge17
2 contributions
Truly amazing experience!
Jul 2019 • Couples
My fiancée and I booked this guided tour as part of our visit to India. We travelled from New Delhi to Agra by train. When we arrived in New Delhi, we almost fell victim to a scam and I mentioned this to Sunny when talking about our tour. He said he would make sure we felt safe and he was absolutely right!

We arrived in Agra at 8am and were greeted by a representative with a name card. He showed us to the vehicle and we set off on our tour in a lovely air-conditioned car (much needed!). We picked up our tour guide, Shyam and went to the Taj Mahal. Shyam was incredibly knowledgeable of the monument and told us all sorts of information about the Taj Mahal, from the Moghul times in India through to the impact it has today and everything in between. We spent a lot of time discussing the differences in education between England and India (all 3 of us are working in education) which helped us get to know Shyam.

Our guide was equally knowledgeable about the Agra Fort, going into the same detail as he had done so when talking about the Taj Mahal. Shyam also recommended some places to have lunch and to look at the art that goes went in to some of the masterpieces that were once found at both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

At the end of the tour, the representative who met us walked us to the platform at Agra Station to make sure we were confident in getting back to New Delhi.

I am beyond thankful for Sunny and how he organised our day, to Shyam for the incredible wealth of knowledge he passed on to us and for the representative and the driver for making sure we were well looked after. I would highly recommend using this agency for any guided tours in Agra as they will go above and beyond to make sure you have an incredible experience in this wonderful city.

PS if you have Shyam as your tour guide, he takes some incredible photos with your phone!
Written August 3, 2019
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Thanks and regards for your kind appreciation.
Written September 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sravs
1 contribution
Agra and Delhi tour by car
Jun 2019 • Family
We visited Agra and Delhi in a private car . Bharat really helped us out by customizing our itenary and the guides he assigned to us are really experienced and knowledgeable. Had a great time and thanks to Bharath for making our trip a memorable one. Will definitely opt for SAM tours in future
Written June 18, 2019
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Thanks for appreciation. Regards
Written September 21, 2019
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chrisknuet
4 contributions
Very informed tour of Taj Mahal
Nov 2018 • Couples
While it certainly would have been possible to visit the Taj Mahal on our own, it was so good to have a guide to provide us with history and information about how it was built. We were able to appreciate the intricate details so much more than had we been on our own. The guide was great - highly recommend!
Written November 27, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for appreciation we only use the guides approved by Govt of India and they are the best.
Written December 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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