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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride
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Private 5-Hour Varanasi Tour at Dawn Including Boat Ride

By GeTS Holidays
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Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Early morning boat ride
  • Heritage walk
  • Tea
  • Photography
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple (Golden Temple)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up from Varanasi Hotels. Please update your pick up address.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5588P145

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
        • Minimum age is 4 years
        • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5588P145

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        Kevin K-S
        Newbury, UK203 contributions
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        Dec 2019
        The guide was very knowledgeable about the history, religion and culture of the area and very keen to share. He was willing to answer any question I had and his passion was obvious. It really was a pleasure to learn from him!
        Written January 12, 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Dear Kevin, We are glad you had an insightful experience in Varanasi. Good to know that you found the guide to be knowledgeable. We make sure that all our guides and drivers are well-trained and experts at their jobs. The guides have in-depth knowledge about their subject. Hope you travel with us again soon and visit some other exciting destinations. Best regards, Team GeTS
        Written January 14, 2020
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