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Streetwise Varanasi Tours - Day Tours

Varanasi 221001, India
+91 97925 97869
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Incredible 24 hours in Varanasi

It was a whirlwind of a tour made possible by Rahul! He is extremely knowledgeable and took very... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Sylvia V
via mobile
Spiritual Tour of the Holy City of Varanasi

Incredible quick 24 hour tour of Varanasi with Rahul of Streetwise Varanasi Tours. We were touring... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Dan V
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Brownsville, Texas
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Learning and living in Varanasi like a local, this is how you will feel during the tours of Rahul Cristoforo, an honest storyteller. Incredible streetwise. Don't expect facts from the books. But wisdom from the heart. Accompanied with daily life stories. Rahul started his work as a child and knows the city like no anyone else. Are you ready to feel at home and experience the magic of Varanasi's holiness like a local? Take a day tour, or even better, go a step deeper and learn of the daily life during a 3 days no-worries package. Feel welcome. Namaste.
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Varanasi 221001, India
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

It was a whirlwind of a tour made possible by Rahul! He is extremely knowledgeable and took very good care of us, thank you Rahul!!!

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RahulCristoforo P, Eigenaar at Streetwise Varanasi Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, very much welcome. Namaste. Rahul Cristoforo.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Incredible quick 24 hour tour of Varanasi with Rahul of Streetwise Varanasi Tours. We were touring India, Nepal, and Bhutan with Gate 1 Tours which did not go to Varanasi so my wife and I decided to arrive a couple of days early in India...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Rahul's knowledge is spectacular, he knows the in's and out of Varanasi, his English is great and it is always money well spent. You can't put a price tag on this tour, I feel I under paid for how much I receive out of it....More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Be sure to print out what would be done on your trip.Rahul met us at the place we stayed. We walk trough the streets. I asked about the Tuk Tuk.. and only then he got one to take us around. The tours we did ......More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I found Rahul and his company Streetwise Varanasi Tours from a search on TA. His reviews were positive so I reached out via email. He replied back with a full 3 day tour as I requested. As a solo female traveler I was nervous about...More

1  Thank carriesue
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

My guide was Rahul, head of company. He gave me advice on everything. Even on food eating place. Surprisingly, Varanasi was first place in India, where my digesting problems ended. Had been on the night seing and bout tour, morning tour, city seeing and one...More

1  Thank Никита Ц
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It was a booked as a private tour, scheduled by agreement to start at 3:30. The guide Rahul, sent me a message saying he'd changed the time to 4 p.m. Then nearer the time, another message to say it was now at 4:20. I waited...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Rahul brought me off for the day around the narrow streets that make up the maze of Varanasi.It was unlike any tour I had done before.IT was not even like a tour it was more like hanging around with a mate for the day.We walked...More

Thank Mark Q
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Jan 23 for 3 days my group of 8 women had the pleasure of being taken care of by Rahul walking and riding the streets of Varanasi. We had every experience possible. Now Varanasi the oldest city in the world and the holiest holds mysteries...More

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Rahul is an awesome, fluently english speaking guide. We enjoyed getting to know the spiritual side of the city and its background. Can highly recommend chosing this handsome dude. :)

Thank Hannes M
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PushkarFan
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Response from tim w | Reviewed this property |
contact him through facebook or his page on here he will soon get back to you Rahul Cristoforo
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Jeepster12
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Response from Mazze83 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you to contact him through his Facebook profile ( "Tourguide Varanasi Rahul Cristoforo" ). You can send him a private message: he usually aswer very quickly.
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