Varanasi Full-day Tour with Guide & Boat Ride

Explore Varanasi on a private full-day tour that includes a sunrise and sunset boat ride on the Ganges River. Visit landmarks in and around Varanasi including Banaras Hindu University (BHU)'s Bharat Kala Bhavan museum, and Dhamekh Stupa in Sarnath — an important Buddhist site. Finally, watch the evening aarti ceremony from the sunset boat cruise.

• Private 14-hour tour of Varanasi with Ganges River cruise
• Take two cruises on the Ganges River, one at sunrise and one at sunset that includes the Ganga Aarti ceremony.
• Visit two Hindu temples, and a musuem on the Banaras Hindu University campus
• See Dhamekh Stupa, an important Buddhist site in Sarnath
• Includes private guide and vehicle, Ganges boat ride and hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Morning and Boat ride at Ganges
    • Engliah Speaking Tour Guide
    • Water bottel
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Accommodation
    • Any Entry fee
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

    5:30 AM - Pickup from Hotel/Airport/Train Station In Varanasi

    After early morning pickup at 5:30am from your hotel, take a sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River. Witness morning rituals performed at the riverside.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi 221001 India

    Afterward, follow your guide on a short walking tour of the old city's alleyways and catch sight of the Kashi Vishwanath, one of the holiest Hindu temples.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005 India

    Stop for breakfast (own expense), then head to Banaras Hindu University at 10am. Established in 1916, BHU is the largest university campus in Asia.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi Hindu University Opposit from Institute of Managemet Studies, Varanasi 221005 India

    Tour the campus and see the Bharat Kala Bhavan museum and the new Vishwanath Temple (Birla Temple), which is an exact replica of the original Vishwanath Temple.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Bharat Mata Temple, Vidyapith Road, Varanasi 221001 India

    Continue to Mother India Temple, built in 1918 and housing an unusual marble relief map of the Indian subcontinent.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sarnath Via-Anlabereni, Varanasi 759026 India

    At 12:30pm, learn about the silk weaving traditions of Varanasi, then take a break for lunch (own expense). Afterward, drive about eight miles (13 km) to Sarnath to take in Dhamekh Stupa, known as the place where the Buddha gave his first sermon.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Archaeological Museum, Near Chaukhandi Stupa Near Sangharama Monastery, Varanasi 221007 India

    You'll also visit the Archaeological Museum, which features treasures that date to the 3rd-century BC (closed  Fridays).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ganges River, Varanasi India

    At 5pm, take another boat ride on the Ganges to view the cremation grounds, then return to Dashashwamedh Ghat to watch the evening Ganga Aarti ceremony.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Varanasi Junction railway station, maa surge balika intermediate collage, Railwayganj Colony, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002, India

    Your tour ends with return to your hotel around 8pm.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup from any Hotel In Varanasi / Airport / Train Station
    Departure Time :
    5:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by Delhi Private Taxi

Activity ID: V-107075P11

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