Royal Rajasthan - RACS Post Congress tour - Jon Baines Tours

Royal Rajasthan - RACS Post Congress tour

10 - 18 May 2019
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

India is a land like no other in the richness and diversity of its people, its culture and its history. It is home to one of the world’s most beautiful man made structures – the Taj Mahal – and a vibrant and colourful society. Experience the grandeur of Rajasthan on this tour that takes in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. This tour has been designed to follow the RACS 88th Annual Scientific Congress in Bangkok from 6 – 10 May 2019.

Your tour leader

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Paul Wait

Paul Wait lived in the UK in his formative years and graduated from the University of Oxford (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) in 1971.  He and his wife, June, (who provides a talk on this tour) emigrated to Australia and, for over 40 years, he was a transport economist, consulting to the public and private sectors in Australia and for a range of international aid agencies principally in Asia, the Pacific Region and the Middle East, providing policy advice and evaluations of infrastructure proposals.  Paul has worked in many countries, including Singapore, China, Myanmar, Kuwait, Vanuatu, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Barbados and Tuvalu.  He and June also lived in Indonesia for two years while he was working on a World Bank project and they have travelled widely for pleasure to India, North America and many countries throughout the Middle East, Africa and Europe. 

Since retiring, Paul has enjoyed pursuing his interest in choral and classical music in addition to lecturing on a variety of historical subjects, including the Great Siege of Malta, the Fall of Constantinople, the Battle of Hastings and the Hanseatic League.  

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 10 May (Fri) Delhi: Arrive Delhi and transfer to Claridges Hotel.Orientation drive through New Delhi before a welcome dinner
  • 11 May (Sat) Delhi: Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi on foot. Take a tricycle rickshaw through the lanes of the Chandni Chowk Bazaar. Drive to Agra and check into the Trident Hotel. In the evening see the Taj Mahal at sunset from a viewpoint across the river
  • 12 May (Sun) Agra / Jaipur: Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal. Drive to the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur and visit by rickshaw. Explore the ancient abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to Jaipur and check into the Jaipur Trident Hotel
  • 13 May (Mon) Jaipur: Drive by jeep up to Amber Fort and explore. Visit the City Palace. At leisure until late afternoon. See the Palace of the Winds and Jantar Mantar Observatory and visit jewellery, silverware, textile and craft bazaars 
  • 14 May (Tues) Jaipur / Udaipur: At leisure until flying to Udaipur in the afternoon. Arrive and transfer to the Trident Hotel
  • 15 May (Wed) Udaipur: Orientation tour. Visit the lovely Saheliyon-ki-Bari Gardens and City Palace. At leisure before dinner on the waterfront 
  • 16 May (Thurs) Udaipur: Take a boat cruise on Lake Pichola. At leisure. Cookery demonstration and dinner at Deolia House with drinks
  • 17 May (Fri) Udaipur / Delhi: At leisure.Fly to Delhi and transfer to the Trident Hotel Guragaon
  • 18 May (Fri) Delhi: Transfer to the airport for departure *

*It is also possible to fly from Delhi the previous evening.

Tour cost

Ground only price is AUD $2,958 pp sharing (excluding international flights and transfers)