Cultural tours in Varanasi

Top Cultural Tours in Varanasi, India

Cultural Tours in Varanasi

  • Traveller favourites
    Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
Product Categories
Flexible booking
Book risk-free with fully refundable, free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
COVID-19
Price
₹0 - ₹40,000 +
Duration
Languages
Filter to see tours in the language(s) you’re looking for.
Special offers
251 places sorted by traveller favourites
Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
Walking Tours
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹2,240.93
per adult
Bus Tours
3 days
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹16,964.47
per adult
Luxury Car Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹2,423.50
per adult
Walking Tours
2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹800.00
per adult
Bus Tours
2–4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹2,248.42
per adult
Private and Luxury
3 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
₹2,000.19
per adult
Showing results 1-30 of 251

What travellers are saying

  • David
    20 contributions
    What an incredible experience. Varanasi was our favorite experience of all during our India visit. While it is a long day with both a sunrise and sunset component, it is well worth it. The Aarti experience was almost sensory overload. Highly highly recommend this tour.
    Written 25 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • kaushal g
    1 contribution
    It make me happy and experience new things here of different kind and specially cusin of here was great.
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jenna A
    5 contributions
    My wife and I traveled to Varanasi for three days and we found them from my cousin, who gave them a glowing recommendation to use Banaras Wala Tours as a guide to show us the sights, history, and culture of Varanasi.

    Our guide Vikash was amazing. He was on time and took us to all the places that you can only find with local knowledge. Walking the alleys and visiting local eateries were favorites. The mango Lasi was such a treat, I am glad we were able to have some while we were in town.

    Anup, out tuk-tuk driver was epic. Riding in his auto rickshaw was one of my favorite experiences from my two-week trip in India. His driving is utterly amazing. Not sure why he isnt driving in formula-1 with his overtaking skills. He was safe, precise, and the ride was so much fun!

    The time spent along the Ganges was so impactful. Having a local guide who could explain the layers of tradition and history of all the ghats enriched our experience. Our visit was wonderful and would not have been as good had we not used Banaras Wala tours. Thank you!
    Written 18 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Meena K
    7 contributions
    My tour guide was Lalit. Very nice amiable person who made sure I got an ola drinking water....bought chaat for me to eat in the hotel. Both the darshan of ganga aarti and the Kashi Vishwanath temple were done really smoothly. Especially if you see how long the lines. Very friendly person.
    Written 6 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kiley C
    Gainesville, FL15 contributions
    We had a fantastic food tour with Anant! He has an infectious smile and an it's obvious he loves showing people his city! We tried tea, lassi, dhosa, jalebi, gulab jamun, among other things. Anything we saw that looking good or interesting he was able to explain and help us try it safely and with good quality! It gave us the confidence to be able to buy street food on our own the next few days! The only problem was meeting up in the beginning. We ended up waiting an hour at the meeting spot before connecting with the guide. Luckily the company has WhatsApp and was responsive. It was worth waiting for. We would definitely recommend this tour!
    Written 10 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • PablitodelMondo
    Porto Alegre, RS203 contributions
    My wife and I did 2 excellent tours (morning boat and Sarnath) with the great guide Rahi. Many thanks, our friend Rahi!!!
    Written 31 December 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Vinod V
    Bengaluru, India27 contributions
    What a wonderful find and what a hidden Gem...the best tour guides in Varanasi.... highly recommend you call and bespoke planning at a different level. Kunal was so kind, helpful and went beyond everything including getting up at 5 am and getting us a box of sweets because it was our anniversary...they took us around and gave us the best local experience in terms of wak, boat ride and a gastronomic morning walk...the darshan to Kasi Viswanath temple was also arranged seemlesly...
    Written 8 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • travelnomadNZ
    Cambridge, New Zealand3,603 contributions
    It was so amazing and totally unexpected but delightful. It will not be forgotten and it will always be with me forever.

    Hints : warm clothing in December, good footwear, appropriate clothing and a good camera. If you want a good seat arrive early
    Written 15 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Marilyn S
    3 contributions
    Wonderful experience. This company really made our visit to Varanasi a pure joy! They were very dependable, knowledgeable, and very easy to be with. I really recommend them for your visit to Varanasi.
    Written 13 April 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Patrik Pavelka
    3 contributions
    Varanasi is a unique place and we had unfortunately limited time to spend there. To maximise what we see and learn we booked guide by Tour Varanasi and were again and again excited about how great decision it was. Our guide Bharat took care of everything and showed us many amazing places we would otherwise miss, being knowledgeable, kind, attentive to details. Very recommended!
    Written 1 May 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Saulo C
    2 contributions
    Wonderful experience. The guides was very good and explained with details all the thinks and very helpful. The cars were very good and drivers were professionals. The host invite us to came in his house and we enjoy a very nice diwali night with them. The city is very interesting and amazing. Hotel was perfect. Very indicated!! Book and enjoy.
    Written 10 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • GerryPal
    Hiogh Wycombe42 contributions
    They say that Varanasi is the India that you always imagined - and it is. And this, plus a walk along the Ghats are the highlight of it all. Amazing!
    Written 3 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deborah
    1 contribution
    Great tour!! Guides made it a lot of fun. Felt like I got to see the real India not the tourist only one. They went out of their way to make sure that I went to every place I wanted to go and constantly made sure I was doing well...
    Written 16 March 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Varanasi