Francis Brennan's Grand Tour
Genre
Factual Entertainment
Format
6 x 30 mins
Transmission
July 2016

Francis Brennan's Grand Indian Tour

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Francis Brennan, star of RTÉ’s At Your Service, is Ireland’s best known hotelier. He’s also a man with a serious passion for travel.

This summer he’s putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on a surprise trip of a lifetime – to India!

Francis has planned a 1000km round trip of India’s Golden Triangle –beginning in the capital city Delhi,  then onto Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.  The group then travel to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, followed by a Tiger Safari in Ranthambhore National Park.

With temperatures reaching a record breaking 51 degrees during the Tour – the heat is on for Francis to keep his cool as he deals with fistfuls of facts, figures and a jam-packed 24/7 schedule that leaves no room for error - not to mention the threat of Delhi Belly!

Francis Brennan’s Grand Indian Tour is a 6 part series, airing on RTÉ One, beginning Sunday 17 July 2016. 

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Episode Guide

Episode 1 In tonight’s programme Francis’s guests assemble at Dublin Airport and their mystery destination is revealed – India! The news goes down well with some, less so with others. Francis has organised an intense ten-day journey to the heart of India, a land of great beauty and extraordinary contrasts. They’ll soon be seeing New Delhi, the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and the breathtaking Taj Mahal. But how will Francis and his guests cope with the 50 degree heat, spicy food and intense poverty?

Episode 2 This summer Francis Brennan is putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on the surprise trip of a lifetime – to India! This week Francis’s tourists experience the extremes of this incredible country with a walking tour of the backstreets of Delhi, followed by a visit to the majestic Taj Mahal. But how do they cope with the searing 51 degrees heat?

Episode 3 This summer hotelier Francis Brennan is putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on the surprise trip of a lifetime to India’s Golden Triangle! In this week’s episode we see the group struggle with a crack-of-dawn Yoga class, take in the sights and heat at the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and go for a bumpy elephant ride up to the amazing Amber Fort. In between times Francis gets a dose of the famous Delhi Belly!

Episode 4 Hotelier Francis Brennan is putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on the surprise trip of a lifetime – to India! This week Francis’s tourists are in the Pink City of Jaipur where they visit the Palace of the Winds, put their impressive haggling skills into practice in the bazaars of Jaipur, have afternoon tea on a movie set, go on a bumpy camel ride and get their fortunes told by one of Jaipur’s leading astrologers!

Episode 5 Hotelier Francis Brennan is putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on the surprise trip of a lifetime – to India! This week Francis’s tourists have a giggle while trying out Laughing Yoga in Jaipurs Central Park and Francis takes them on a once in a lifetime safari in the amazing Ranthambore National Park, but will Francis and his 12 travel companions be lucky enough to spot a rare Indian Tiger?

Episode 6 Hotelier Francis Brennan is putting his 5 star day job on hold and taking 12 paying guests on the surprise trip of a lifetime – to India! In this last episode Francis and his group take an unforgettable train journey from Ranthambore to the capital Delhi. The group go shopping for Henna tattoos, try traditional Aryurvedic therapies and Francis books them in for a Bollywood dance class – what could possibly go wrong?


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