Athens, Greece

India Christian Fellowship
& Ministry Tour
9 - 13 Day Tour

Join David and Wanda Nyce on a first class exotic tour package with an optional ministry time. The tour includes special commentary and study on the Hindu and Buddhist belief systems and how to understand and speak to their spiritual journey.


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Price Per person double occupancy

Dates Land Only
No Transfers
 
2017
February 23-March 3 $898  
4 Day Optional Ministry Package & Hyderabad
March 3-7 $364  

Single Supplement:

9 Day - Package: $396, Ministry Option: $182

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Price Includes: All motor coach and land transportation, sightseeing, admissions, services of tour director and driver, lodging, meals as specified in tour itinerary, taxes, gratuities to bellhops and waiters at included meals. Any profit from this tour will be donated to the ministry of PV & Aruna.


Not Included: Cost of obtaining passports or visa ($65.00), laundry, meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary, travel insurance, gratuity to guide, driver, communication charges, & excess baggage fees.


Airfare: Cost for airfare out of the east coast is currently under $1,000. Add-on fares will be available nationwide. Contact our office for information. Pilgrim will be confirming a group air contract for this tour as soon as we have enough persons interested.


Airport transfers are included only when airfare is purchased from Pilgrim Tours. Taxi service is available for those purchasing their airfare elsewhere.


Deposit Required: $300 per person will reserve your place. A $100 service fee will be charged for cancellation at any time in addition to our normal payment and cancellation policy.

Day 1: Thursday - Depart for India

Depart for India.


Day 2: Friday - Arrive in New Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone.
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Dinner


Day 3: Saturday - Old & New Delhi City Tour

Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence and also a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where he spent the last 144 days of his life. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for a briefing on the incredible journey in India that awaits you. Tonight is at leisure to begin your discovery of Indian cuisine at one of the fine regional restaurants.
Overnight: New Delhi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 4: Sunday - Travel to Jaipur

Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a bargain filled bazaar. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Monday - Amber Fort, Jaipur

Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep, or on the back of an elephant (if available). From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and texture are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city's delightful gardens, or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: Tuesday - Travel to Agra via Abandoned City

We drive to Agra via the Abandoned City of Fatehpur Sikri the former Capital of the Mughals. It was abandoned by Empreror Akbar due to lack of water. It is a must see monument and is again a world heritage site. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7: Wednesday - Taj Mahal

Memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture in the world. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones.
Overnight: Agra
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8: Thursday - New Delhi-Gurgaon

Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: New Delhi-Gurgaon
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 9: Friday - Return Home or Mission Visit

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to home or for those visiting our Missionary Friends, we fly south to Hyderabad.


Day 9-13: Mission Visit

PV and Aruna Joseph are residents of India which allows them to participate in mission work. The Lord has blessed them with a beautiful large property called Mt. Zion that includes training facilities for local pastors and around 600 Christian School students. Most of the students are not from Christian families. A number of families send their children as boarding students, which opens the door for greater influence. The pastor training program has been responsible for preparing over 100 men to go out and start local village churches. We will have the opportunity to share our vocational and personal testimonies, plus worship and work with the local staff. All meals at Mt. Zion, train transfers and lodging are included. The last day before departure will include a tour and free time for shopping in the handicraft section of Hyderabad.