India & Sri Lanka Escorted Tours

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Let us invite you on a journey through sacred cities, rolling green hills of tea and the bustling modernity of India and Sri Lanka, exploring the hidden treasures and spell-binding diversity of these countries must-see destinations.

Stunning palaces, exciting game reserves and unparalleled natural beauty, take the Scenic route through India and Sri Lanka as the allure of an era of decadence and wealth beckons, where the majestic Taj Mahal and picturesque Ranthambore National Park are yours to discover.

At Scenic, we carefully handpick each and every unforgettable experience to ensure that our innovative itineraries continue to set the standard for 5-star luxury touring.

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5-star Luxury Inclusions 

With Scenic, the perks and privileges come included. Enjoy a full range of luxurious benefits that will enhance your experience throughout your journey.
  • Scenic Enrich
    Fully-inclusive, exclusive and unique, Scenic Enrich takes you behind-the-scenes to experience moments inaccessible to the ordinary traveller.
  • Scenic Freechoice
    Choose from a vast range of excursions and dining experiences to ensure you only see what you want to, at a pace that suits you.
  • Travel Tailored to You
    Enjoy complete peace-of-mind because all your travel is taken care of when you travel with Scenic.
  • World-Class Hotels
    Our hotels are selected for their location and character, to ensure your stay is truly reflective of the destination.
  • Cruise & Rail
    All of our cruise and rail experiences have been specially picked because of their cultural significance.
  • Wildlife Safaris
    Enjoy luxurious safari camps and accommodation across the wilderness of India and Sri Lanka.

Extraordinary Experiences

We have carefully curated a series of unique and exclusive experiences that will make your time in India and Sri Lanka truly unforgettable.
Our Scenic Enrich experiences are all-inclusive and exclusive, having been selected to take you behind the scenes for encounters that are simply inaccessible to the ordinary traveller, while still being included in the price you pay. Our Scenic Freechoice daily excursions will enable you to explore the bustling capital city of New Delhi and the spiritual, soulful Varanasi with the help of an expert guide.

Here is a small selection of the Scenic Enrich and Scenic Freechoice activities that we feature in India and Sri Lanka:

Scenic Enrich

  • Relax as you take a relaxing rickshaw ride down to the banks of the Ganges River, boarding a cruise when you arrive and releasing sacred offerings into the river.
  • Discover a traditional form of Indian wrestling in Varanasi, where the wrestlers all live and train together. 
  • Enjoy an exclusive experience as you take refreshments inside the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur, an area not normally accessible to tourists. 
  • Indulge in a traditional Sri Lankan style meal at a community-supported farm in Dambulla.
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Colombo’s growing metropolis and witness the old-world Colonial charm of the capital.

Scenic Freechoice

  • In Delhi, learn about the spiritual differences between the three main religions in India – Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. 
  • Discover the artisanal process of making black tea on a visit to a tea factory in Hatton. 
  • Enjoy picturesque views after you climb 1,200 steps to the top of Sigiriya Lion Rock fortress in Sigiriya.
  • Relax and unwind as you take part in a guided toga class with a private teacher in Varanasi. 
  • Witness the unique process of cinnamon harvesting in Galle and delight in delicious cinnamon tea.  

World Class Hotels & Special Stays

In India and Sri Lanka, you can look forward to accommodation that warmly welcomes you, delivers a relaxing experience and is right in the heart of your destination.
At Scenic, we have handpicked all of the accommodation we feature to ensure that our guests experience the best hotels in the best locations. From hotels that truly mirror the soul of India to accommodation that places you in the heart of natural wonder in Sri Lanka.   

You will stay in remarkable properties that have been picked because they offer a unique experience that balances luxury, location and first-class facilities. We can safely say there’s nothing ordinary about any of these properties. What’s more, all of our Special Stays are included in the price of your itinerary.
  • Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
    With sweeping views of the iconic Taj Mahal, Oberoi Amarvilas is built in a style inspired by Mughal architecture, with terraced laws, fountains and reflection pools.
  • Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore
    Nestled in plush surrounds that are just minutes away from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Oberoi Vanyavilas offers luxury air-conditioned tents.
  • Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
    Surrounded by views of the lake, city palaces and the Aravalli Mountains, the Taj Lake Palace offers simplicity, elegance and attention to detail.
  • The Leela Palace, Chennai
    Set on the confluence of the Bay of Bengal and the Adyar River, The Leela Palace is Chennai’s only seafront city hotel.
  • Evolve Back Resort Coorg, Coorg
    Ensconced in the comforts of lush plantation paradise, Evolve Back Resort Coorg is perfumed with the aroma of coffee and spice.
  • Evolve Back Resort Kabini, Kabini
    Expect a wildlife experience unlike no other. Inspired by tribal villages, Evolve Back Resort Kabini offers sweeping panoramic vistas.
  • The Kandy House, Kandy
    Set in the heart of Kandy, this boutique manor house combines intimate luxury with an expansive infinity pool., chaise lounges and enticing hammocks.
  • Ceylon Tea Trails, Hatton
    Nestled between the lush green hills of Sri Lanka’s tea plantation region, Ceylon Tea Trails offers guests a taste of colonial-era luxury.
  • Residence by Uga Escapes, Colombo
    With its leafy gardens and private courtyards, Residence by Uga Escapes is a Victorian townhouse which once welcomed British governors and Indian maharajas.

Wildlife Safaris

In India, Ranthambore National Park and Nagharhole National Park are two of the best places for spotting the country’s beloved wildlife. Join expert naturalists in search of tigers, leopards and elephants.


In Sri Lanka, Minneriya Park is home to an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and is the perfect spot for a traditional safari.

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Cruise & Rail

Whether you’re sailing the Kerala Backwaters or travelling on the Sri Lankan Railway, our luxurious river cruises and handpicked rail journeys provide an incredible perspective on local life.
Step back in time as you explore the tranquil backwaters on board a Kettuvallum, a traditional houseboat. These once thatched-roof barges have been expertly converted into luxurious air-conditioned havens from which you can admire the passing scenery.
 
Sri Lankan train journeys are a cultural experience and venturing to Tea country is certain to be a highlight of your trip. Sit back and relax in your authentic carriage, watching out of your window as lush tea plantations nestled at the foot of impressive mountain ranges pass by.
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Travel tailored to you

When you travel with Scenic you can be confident that we’ll go further to ensure that every aspect of your journey has been carefully considered. It’s about going a degree beyond to ensure that your trip is a truly carefree experience.
Airlines you can count on
Flexibility is key when it comes to travel arrangements, which is why we offer a choice of flights through a range of established airlines. We only use the best airlines to ensure your long-haul journey is stress-free. Departing from a number of UK airports, we aim to provide a seamless journey that is one of complete luxury and comfort.

The personal touch
Travel in small groups of no more than 26 guests, so you’ll enjoy an intimate experience. We will personally greet you at the airport and arrange your transport to your hotel when you arrive in India or Sri Lanka.  And, at the end of your journey with us, we will transfer you to the airport and make sure that your return journey is just as luxurious as your arrival.
 
Travel in style
During your time exploring the bustling cities of India and the scenic beauty of Sri Lanka, your transport will be in First Class or luxury standard. This includes special luxury coaches. Likewise, no effort has been spared to ensure that the best touring options are available to you as you travel through these countries.


Local knowledge

We use knowledgeable local guides, experts and Scenic tour directors across all of our escorted tours because we truly believe that nobody knows an area as well as someone who calls it home. Make the most out of the knowledge that these people harbour as they introduce you to each spectacular destination and experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the cultures that surround you. 

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Featured Tours

Terms and conditions: FREE Business Class Flight Upgrade‡ is valid one way only, on our 21-day Grand China and 28-day Amazing China 2019/20 itineraries. Offer is available on qualifying flights and upgrades are subject to availability. Supplements may apply if travelling on non-specified routes and from regional departure points. Upgrades are non-transferable and no cash or credit alternative will be offered. The promotion has no cash value. Business Class offer can be removed at any time. 
≈£99 Business Class flight offer is one-way only and strictly subject to availability. Scenic cannot guarantee the airline or the sector for upgrade until time of booking. Valid on 2019/20 Southeast Asia river cruises only departing from June 2019 to May 2020. Guaranteed savings of £200pp are included in the price advertised.
*FREE cabin upgrade on board the Yangzi Explorer is subject to availability. 
^Private door-to-door chauffeur transfers are complimentary within 75 miles of an airport where flights are available from. For guests who live outside of 75 miles, an additional supplement of £2.00 per mile will be charged. Loyalty members who already receive this benefit will receive an additional discount. 
Offers can be withdrawn at any time and are only applicable to residents of the UK. Offers are applicable from 12 June to 31 August 2019. From prices include the additional £100 per person saving. Full itineraries and booking conditions can be found at scenic.co.uk/terms-and-conditions