Private Tour: Hidden Treasures of La Martiniere

Cultural & Theme Tours in Lucknow

Tour description provided by Viator

Embark on this half-day private tour to La Martiniere. Explore the legacy of one of India’s most prestigious schools, which is renowned for its historical glory and French connection. On this curated tour, an expert will take you through the hidden nooks and corners of this renowned architectural marvel. After which, you enjoy some refreshments at the cafeteria.
At approximately 9am, a private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your short drive to La Martiniere. Begin your walk of this iconic complex to discover the hidden treasures. An expert will take you around the history and architectural legacy of the prestigious school of India. With declining French influence, Frenchman Claude Martin started working with the East India Company and built this castle as his palatial home. He later bequeathed a large part of his fortune to build educational institutes. Today, walk around this legendary structure, renowned as an emblem of French inheritance in Lucknow. Soak up the exciting stories about how Claude Martin, a Frenchman rose to prominence as an employee of a British establishment, while serving the then Nawab of Awadh or Oudh. Learn about many interesting facts about the school, how it became one of the most prestigious institutes of the country. To end your visit, enjoy tea and snacks at the school’s cafeteria. After this experience of approximately two hours, you will be dropped back off to your city hotel.

What’s included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Afternoon refreshments

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Snacks and Beverages included
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