Overall, we had a FABULOUS experience with Amin Tours, visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
We began our day being picked-up at 7:30am at our hotel. The driver was timely, extremely polite, and a safe driver. He also introduced us to masala tea during our pit-stop halfway to Agra. That tea was SO tasty and I would not have tried it if our driver did not insist how good it would be!!
We met up with our tour guide in Agra and immediately headed to the Taj Mahal. With his services, we cut ALL the long lines and smoothly made it to the Taj Mahal. Without the help of our guide, it would have been very hectic to get inside. The tour guide knew all sorts of fun facts about the Taj Mahal and took the BEST photos for us at numerous different locations. He was a fabulous photographer and historian!
Lunch was included. The restaurant was VERY tasty, had lots of offerings, and was clean. From there we headed to the Agra Fort, which our tour guide was equally knowledgeable about. Again, he took more fantastic photos for us.
The only downside of the day was being taken to a gift shop where they sell stone work similar what we just saw at the Taj Mahal. While it was fantastic to learn about the handiwork/craftsmanship that goes into stone work at the Taj Mahal, it was kind of awkward feeling slightly "pressured" to buy things. While the goods were high quality, it was a bit uncomfortable.
Anyway, Amin Tours provides an EXCEPTIONAL and SAFE sight-seeing experience that is DEFINITELY WORTH THE VALUE!!!