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First Visit Collection of Tours

The First Visit Collection is ideal for your first exploration of India, and is also great if you haven't been there for a while. Rapid progress, and the resulting changes and improvements in infrastructure, have altered India significantly from what you may have experienced a decade or two ago.

All the itineraries
in our First Visit Collection offer departure dates where you can be part of a small group (maximum of 12 guests). They can also all be enjoyed on your choice of dates as independent visits. The itineraries include visits to India's main tourist attractions, as well as many opportunities to observe local color and customs. They are available at three levels of luxury, ranging from luxurious to almost decadent.

Small Groups
First Visit Collection
Private Tours
First Visit Collection

Quality & exclusivity: We only use five star boutique lodging and luxury Hotels and Palaces (or other Heritage establishments) in our tours. The only exceptions to this are smaller cities & wildlife parks where no such establishments exist.

World Class Service: From the moment you are greeted by an ETI Visit Facilitator, you enter a world of impeccable service and hospitality. Your biggest decisions are what sights or events you'd like to spend your time exploring and what cuisine you will want to try that evening.

We have the finest service staff in India - from our Chauffeurs to the Guides and Tour Directors that will assist you, all our support staff is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about making your discovery of India the most cherished journey of your lifetime. We reward our staff with above average wages and a culture of recognition and bonuses, the result of which is almost no turnover and the fact that the very best Tour Directors, Guides and Chauffeurs want to work for us.

Best Selection - there are twenty seven itineraries that range from 8 days to 27 days - some of these itineraries are also available in our exclusive Culinary Collection and Pushkar Fair Collection. You can select to do just North or South India, or the best that all of India has to offer. There are 282 Small Group departures available every year.