India & Nepal-Madeline's 50th Trip - 2025

Fully Guided tour with Bill Ball, host of 2 Travel Series: Journeys in India and Journeys in Africa, seen Nationally on Public Television will guide your tour from start to finish. He has guided tours on all 7 continents and over 100 countries. Join him on this new offering from Passport Travel Tours.

15 Day Tour: September 1-15, 2025


Double Occupancy, Per Person
  • Base Pricing is always calculated for double occupancy.
Solo Traveler
  • $1100 supplemental for Solo Travelers.

Tour Highlights




Places to see
before you die

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  • · New Delhi
  • · Agra
  • · Taj Mahal
  • · Sariska Tiger  Reserve
  • · Ranthambore NP
  • · Jaipur
  • · Kathmandu
  • · Chitwan NP
  • · Flight Around Mount Everest
  • · Tiger, Sambar, Blue Bull, Jackal, Leopard, Gaur, Indian Rhino, & Hundreds of Bird Species!

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago
  • Internal Flights
  • Flight Around Mount Everest
  • First Class Hotel Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts, All Lunches & All Dinners
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions to all listed Attractions
  • Round trip airport transfers in the Chicago land area
  • Guided by Bill Ball,
  • Baggage Handling
  • All Gratuities

Tour Itinerary

Day One  We fly today to one of the most incredible destinations in the world—it’s one of the architectural and historic greats and has one of the best wildlife collections—this amazing area is the Indian Subcontinent –India and Nepal.

Day Two  We arrive in New Delhi—the capital of  India.  New Delhi is one of the great cities of the world.  We will overnight here to begin our adventure.

Day Three  We tour New Delhi visiting this iconic city.  From the amazing British-built government buildings to the national monuments, ancient palaces and one of the wonders of architecture—the Red Fort, Delhi has it all. We end the day heading to Agra– the home of the Taj Mahal.

Day Four  We tour the Taj Mahal this morning.  Considered one of the 7 Man-made Wonders of the World.  You will marvel at the symmetry and perfection that makes it more than a building.  This represents one of greatest love stories ever told.  Best of all, you can have your picture taken from the very bench Princess Diana sat on for her famous picture when she visited the Taj.  After the incredible visit, we head to Sariska National Park.

Day Five  We have a full day to safari in one of the great Tiger Reserves of India.  Sariska has one of the best wildlife numbers in India.  Sambar, chital, blue bull and other big game are found in large numbers.  Among the predators—leopards, caracal and jackals are found in abundance.  The big catch, though, is the tiger.  There is no better feeling than seeing your first tiger in the wild.

Day Six  One more morning safari at this exquisite park.  There are ancient temples within the park that give it an Indiana Jones feel.  This is a special place.  We head to our second park today—Ranthambore.

Day Seven  Ranthambore is the best place in the world to see wild tigers.  It was at this park that we filmed the tiger show for Journeys in India.  But the park has much more—over 220 species of birds—some of the most colorful on earth, wild boar, multiple species of deer, antelope, monkeys, leopards, jungle cats and much, much more.  It is a wildlife photographers and lovers paradise.  More than that, it is surrounded by ancient fortifications—long abandoned by people, but repurposed by the wildlife.  Monkeys, deer and tigers walk through aging ramparts.

Day Eight  Another morning safari to get that species list up with the likes of monstrous Mugger crocodiles and giant squirrels.  We head to the pink city today—Jaipur.

Day Nine  We tour the pink city—yes, most of the buildings are painted in a pink/terra cotta tone.  The mysterious Hawal Mahal—one of the wonders of India—is our first stop.  We will also tour the beautiful Amber Palace–a carving masterwork.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime “wow” you won’t want to miss.

Day Ten  We fly to Nepal and it’s exotic capital Kathmandu.  Bob Seger wasn’t the only one awed by its magnificence.  The temples, palace and monuments make this one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  On top of that, here is the only place to see a living goddess.  That’s right–a true living goddess.  The city is in a valley surrounded by the world’s tallest mountains—the Himalayas.   

Day Eleven  We fly, boat and jeep to one of the most remote and wild national parks in the world—Chitwan National Park.  Here is where big game gets bigger!  Home to the rare Indian Rhinoceros, this is nature at its best.  New deer species, rare primates, and the giant Gaur—a buffalo-like bovine that is unique to this part of the world—are just some of the creatures that make this park remarkable.

Day Twelve  A full day to safari by jeep and by boat to see the full range of mammals, reptiles and the nearly 250 species of birds found here.  This is the park Hollywood stars and the rich and famous flock to so they can experience nature at its best.

Day Thirteen  One last safari before we head back to Kathmandu.  Kathmandu is the refuge of the Tibetan monks who fled Chinese take over and their temples are shrines that should not be missed.

Day Fourteen  We have one super final adventure—fly around Mount Everest—the tallest mountain in the world.  Not only do we see the peak of this wonder of nature, but most of the ten tallest mountains in the world.  We begin our flight home with memories of tigers, rhinos, ancient palaces and forts, the Taj Mahal, the architecture of Kathmandu and people of one of the most wonderous places on earth.

Day Fifteen  We land in Chicago with stories that will last a lifetime.