Example Booking: 6,000 Expectations points, February 2018, Hotel sleeps 2
Experience the grand Sterling Regal Vista resort situated in the heart of the intriguing city of Agra, India. This diverse location boasts incredible architecture including the magnificent Taj Mahal recently listed as one of the “New Seven Wonders of the World”.
Explore Agra’s mystical forts, tombs and monuments discovering the rich history hidden behind these majestic buildings.
Expectations members could have had this fantastic opportunity to experience a true taste of India for just 6,000 points by checking into the Sterling-Agra Regal Vista for 7-nights from 18th – 25th February 2018. This unique booking was available on the RCI website on 24/11/2017 within a delightful hotel suite sleeping 2 guests.
Agra lies on the banks of the river Yamuna in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state. The weather varies dramatically in different areas of India and generally has three seasons: winter, summer and the wet monsoon. The best time to visit Agra is from February to April with pleasant temperatures averaging 25-degrees Celsius and a low chance of rain.
The Regal Vista offers luxurious apartments designed for relaxation, comfort and pleasure. Enjoy spectacular views of the UNESCO World Heritage site Taj Mahal from the hotel’s rooftop restaurant and pool.
The hotel is ideally located for exploring the historical sites and absorbing the exciting atmosphere of this colourful city. Escape the hustle and bustle of Agra’s busy streets and relax around the outdoor pool with a cool drink or pamper yourself with a range of spa treatments. Enjoy special moments over a divine meal with romantic views of the city, whilst free Wi-Fi enables you to share your great holiday photos with friends back home.
The elegantly decorated rooms offer a relaxing atmosphere, providing an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower and complimentary toiletries. Relax watching satellite channels on the flat-screen TV or simply sit back and admire the city views. The property provides free parking and the friendly staff can assist with car rental and recommended excursions.
Agra is a culturally diverse city filled with bustling streets of friendly locals passionately selling their handmade crafts, including colourful jewellery and rugs made from fine silk threads. The Taj Mahal serves as a symbol to the “epitome of love” for the wife of the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, creating a romantic image of this incredible city.
The Yamuna River is one of India’s most sacred rivers with many annual festivals, including the famous Kumbh Mela celebration held every 12-years on the banks where the Yamuna joins the Ganges River. The 16th-Century Agra Fort, also known as the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal overlook the Yamuna River providing a beautiful setting, especially at sunset.
Visit the Agra Fort, an important historical building, in the year 1658 Shah Jahan (Persian King of the World) converted the old military fortress to a residential palace but in later years was sentenced to imprisonment within the fort himself by his own son. Enter the courtyard and admire the impressive red-sandstone and delicate designs engraved on the white marble walls.
The Taj Mahotsav 10-day festival is held annually on the 18th -27th February at Shilpgram situated at the east side gate of the Taj Mahal. This holiday offers Expectations members the once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a taste of Indian culture with talented performing arts, exhibitions and handmade crafts.
For those wishing to discover more of India then admire the scenery by catching a train or air-conditioned bus from Agra to the capital city, Delhi. Visit this incredible city to enjoy the historical sites and endless choice of shops. Indulge in delectable cuisine in extraordinary restaurants or simple snacks from street stalls and once the sun sets the city hosts excellent party venues. Your time spent in Delhi will be a unique and unforgettable experience.
We could not find any availability at Sterling Regal Vista in Agra, India, to compare prices, so instead let’s look at the overall cost of this booking for Expectations members.
Members of Expectations Plus could have booked this Hotel unit (sleeping up to 2 guests) during 18th – 25th February 2018 for just 6,000 points. To put this points value into perspective the total price for the booking featured came to just £320 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on: 24/11/2017). To calculate this we have included: the associated maintenance fees for 6,000 points, 1x annual membership and 1x online RCI exchange fee.
Based on 2 people sharing the price is less than £23PPPN for 7-nights within a Hotel unit at the Sterling Regal Vista during the dates featured in the example above.
Please note that only club members can book this resort on www.expectationsholidays.co.uk. Expectations Holidays offers you and your loved ones the opportunity to experience luxury holiday accommodation at affordable prices. Our members can explore the world by staying at any of our 4,500 specially selected resorts. All resorts are subject to availability.
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