Varanasi Tours
Day Tour Varanasi
Visit Varanasi to experience the stunning sunrise and sunset at Bank of The Holy Ganges River. Your experienced local guide will reveal all the secrets about Holy Ganges and Hinduism in Varanasi including the magnificent , Vishvanath Temple in BHU, Monkey Temple, Bharat Mata Temple and Varanasi City. Your journey will start at Ganges in the morning and, before night falls, we take you to Bank of river for a beautiful view of Aarti ceremony at sunset. Your private guide will ensure a personalized and enjoyable experience at all time IMP : Boat ride not possible during flood, as per government instruction. Especially in rainy season.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 9-99
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, French, Spanish

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony
  • Boat ride ride at River Ganga. One Time
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Entrances
  • Gratitude (Tip to the Driver and guide)
  • Entry/Admission - Sarnath

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Varanasi Airport, Varanasi India
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • 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: 107051P88

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Sarnath remian closed on every friday
        • IMP : Boat ride not possible during flood, as per government instruction. Especially in rainy season.
        • 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: 107051P88

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          You will start your day with a morning boat ride at the dawn. Boating in the Ganges at the sunrise in Varanasi is one of the main attractions. Observe the Hindu’s way of life on the bank of the River Ganges (Ganga). There are a number of temples on the bank of the Ganges River in Varanasi. It is at the Ganga Ghats (Banaras Ghat) where you see life and death together. There are numbers of Ghat alongside Ganges river in Varanasi. Some of the prominent and popular Ghats at Varanasi are the Dasaswamedh Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, Harischandra Ghat, Assi Ghat,Shivala Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Darbhanga Ghat, Ahilyabai Ghat and Kedar Ghat. After boat ride, take a small walk to the oldest part of Varanasi, famous for its narrow street. Visit the Kashi Vishwnath Temple area, also know as the Golden Temple (open to Hindus only). Sarnath: (closed on Friday) After breakfast drive to Sarnath which is around 10 Km from Varanasi City. This is in Varanasi is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon in a DEER PARK. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices at Sarnath. In the evening, enjoy the Ganges boat ride and take a holy dip in river Ganga and explore the Ghats. Witness the chief attraction of Varanasi that is the grand Aarti Ceremony held on the banks of Ganges. Drop at any Varanasi Location (Airport / Hotel / Resort / Railway Station / Homestay)
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        • The Vision Holidays
          Agra, India
          Joined in November 2018
        • David B
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Absolutely tip-top in every regard. Excellent attention to detail & flawless delivery. A memorable holiday - superb!
          We had the most delightful experience through the careful planning and delivery of Narendra’s private tour-guiding business. Firstly, he was extremely helpful, proactive, attentive and prompt in all his work. Everything worked extremely well, as planned, and when any changes in local conditions meant a change was needed he was wholly and satisfactorily on to it - and extremely rapidly too. Secondly his contacts and introductions to different guides were top-notch. We met some really lovely and highly experienced guides who made this tour an absolute experience and delight. They were all a pleasure to be guided by. One or two were seriously impressive and went far above and beyond any call of duty. Thirdly, the car and driver we were given were fab. Excellent and safe driving; wholly reliable pickups and our driver was a really lovely person to spend time with. Finally, when Narendra met us in Agra he could not have been more delightful in person. We highly recommend and will, without doubt, use the services of this company again.
          Written February 27, 2024
        • nicolemM3273OK
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best way to travel and see the Taj Mahal…
          As this was our first time to India we wanted to have a stress free holiday and put our trust in a local tour guide company, which we are soooo glad we booked with The Vision Holidays tour company, as everything was as expected, promised! They are very professional and offer above and beyond services to make you feel comfortable and safe, the transport was smooth and modern and the driver and guides were very knowledgeable and welcoming!!! Highly recommend The Vision Holidays tour company and we will only book through them when we return to India for future holidays!!!
          Written February 12, 2023
        • kayleighkd
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing visit to Taj Mahal
          We booked a tour to Taj Mahal, a city trip and Delhi, and airport transportation. Everything was arranged perfectly, and they took into account some special requests that we had. The guide in Agra knew all the good spots for photo's and was very informative and helpful. The guide in Delhi also knew a lot about his city and gave us some good recommendations.
          Written December 27, 2022
        • Profitaenzer
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour even with teens
          Tour was perfectly organized. Guide/Driver allways helped us to find a clean restroom for the young teens. It was really perfect, good and safe driver, very nice guy. It was kind of magic to see these all places.
          Written January 8, 2020
        • ronthaks
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We had an excellent experience. The tour was customized as per our requirements and the guide was very detail oriented and knowledgeable which enriched our experience. Highly recommend the tour.
          Written November 9, 2019
        • Juhi1212
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          Agra trip
          It was very nice & amazing experience, the company people are so cooperative even the guide was very humble & he explained the history behind so well that we got amazed. So you can trust them & book packages through them as they customise it & give personalised services.
          Written August 25, 2019
        • Winnie L
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceptional Tour of Taj Mahal
          Our tour of the Taj Mahal was exceptional. Mr. Dilip and his staff are amazing. The communication process from Mr. Dilip was above and beyond from start to finish. He left no stone unturned. The tour guide, Mr. Atul, was very personable, compassionate and knowledgeable. The driver, Mr. Raghu, was wonderful. He took great care of us. He explained all of the points of interest, and he allowed us time to shop at a wonderful souvenir shop. If you’re looking for a company who cares about your experience, one who’s knowledgeable, professional and one who goes above and beyond, then look no further — Impressive Holidays is your company.
          Written June 24, 2019
        • Nakia K
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellence at it’s best!
          I recently took a tour of the Taj Mahal through Impressive Holidays tour group with family and friends. They made our day feel truly exceptional. Raghu (driver) greeted us promptly at 7:00am. He made the drive go by very fast with his knowledge of the scenery. We then met our tour guide Atul, who displayed an unparalleled knowledge of the Taj Mahal. You could tell he took pride in his work. He spoke with great passion. At the end of the tour Dilip, the owner personally greeted us and inquired about our tour experience. Overall, we enjoyed our tour immensely and will definitely recommend it to others!
          Written June 24, 2019
        • Kevin W
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, full of info
          Perfect tour. Guide was patient with us and showed us great locations for pictures. Guide was informative
          Written June 22, 2019
        • GHB59
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Delhi Tour
          We booked this tour to get an introduction to Delhi and it did not disappoint, we were contacted prior to the tour on WhatsApp and were informed on the schedule and it all went well. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour highly entertaining. It was brutally hot when we were there, 114F, but the had plenty of water in the car which was needed. We stopped off at a great Indian restauarant for lunch. I would definitely recommend this tour around Delhi.
          Written June 8, 2019
        • Laura B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Professional Tour
          Great communication from the time I booked the trip. The driver picked us up from our hotel on time. The car was very comfortable. I felt safe with the driver, if that is possible in India. He pointed out certain things along the long drive and explained them to us. When we arrived in Agra, Dilip and a knowledgeable english speaking guide met us. The guide joined us and took us to the Taj Mahal. He warned us to avoid the aggressive picture takers and sales stalls along the walk. He used our cell phones and ensured we had great pictures of us wtih the Taj Mahal in the background. He knew the history of the Taj Mahal and explained everything. After our tour he gave us a choice to visit a marble place, a rug maker, an embroidrier, or go to lunch. We choose the marble place and after a demonstration we each purchased a bearutiful piece to remember the trip.We then had lunch and were given the option to visit the Agra fort. We were feeling tired so the driver drove us around the fort and gave us some facts. We then headed back to Delhi. It was a wonderful tour. I highly recommend Dilip and his company.
          Written May 13, 2019
        • Rajumarigoudra
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          A dream trip to Varanasi
          My friend and I had a dream of visiting kashi from a year and time had come to visit on 9th of February. We didn't want to miss watching any major places in Kashi and Saranath. But time was a constraint. I came across vision holidays while surfing online. I contacted Mr. Narendra and he had given us a good package. Right from picking us up from airport to visiting sight seeing places to watching ganga arati by boat and early morning arati at assi ghat, everything was well organized and we felt our time was well spent. I strongly recommend vision holidays if you have a planned a trip. We are looking forward for chardham trip with Mr. Narendra and team. Thank you
          Written February 24, 2019
        • DipendraS8
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Adventures n joy full experience... Love to come again agra.. Staff are very supporting n caring... I request all tourist to give opportunity to them n enjoy class n joy of there services......
          Written December 24, 2018
        • JohanSalul
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          Excellent service.
          They maybe new but the staff are very experience and know Agra at their finger tips. All our questions were answered promptly and professionally. Will definitely use their services again not only for Agra but also other part of India as they have associates all over India
          Written December 21, 2018
        • Omashani
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Visit
          Mr Dilip arranged for the Express train from Delhi to Agra; a driver was punctually waiting and arranged for a knowledgeable guide to take us to The Taj and Agra Fort amongst other places on a private tour. The guide Ms Sheila was good, and knew all the spots for expertly angled photos; more than this it is wonderful to support women guides breaking into the patriarchal society of thus far dominated by males. After the fort we went off to a Zardosi trader who showcased how the intricate stitching is done on framed pieces, bags, jewelry etc, the leather shop, and Petha shop. Thank you for a memorable trip to Agra.
          Written December 8, 2018
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