Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion
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Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

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Stop At: Elephanta Caves, Mumbai India

Your day starts with morning pickup at your hotel, airport or sea port and transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle to the Gateway of India and harbor. There, board the ferry for the ride to Elephanta Island, home to the World Heritage-listed Elephanta Caves. The ancient cave temples date to the fifth century, carved with stunning reliefs and statues that honor the Hindu god Shiva.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gateway of India, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai 400001 India

Return to the city and visit the Gateway of India, This bold basalt arch of colonial triumph faces out to Mumbai Harbour. It was built to commemorate the 1911 royal visit of King George V.

Later enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, DN Road Mumbai CST Area, Mumbai India

View the UNESCO-listed Victorian Gothic masterpiece of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST), Imposing, exuberant and overflowing with people, this monumental train station is the city’s most extravagant Gothic building and an aphorism of colonial-era India.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market, D. Naoroji Road at L. Tilak Road, Mumbai India

Previously known as Crawford Market is the largest in Mumbai, and contains the last whiff of British Bombay before the tumult of the central bazaars begins. Fruit and vegetables, meat and fish are mainly traded, it's also a touristy spot to stock up on spices.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marine Drive, Chaupati, Mumbai 400021 India

Photo stop at Marine Drive - Lined with flaking art deco apartments, it’s one of Mumbai’s most popular promenades and sunset-watching spots. Its twinkling night-time lights have earned it the nickname ‘the Queen’s Necklace’.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hanging Gardens (Ferozeshah Mehta), Malabar Hill, Mumbai 400075 India

Also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park. They provide sunset views over the Arabian Sea and feature numerous hedges carved into the shapes of animals.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 19 Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum Laburnam Rd Gamdevi, Mumbai 400007 India

As poignant as it is tiny, this museum is in the building where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during visits to Bombay from 1917 to 1934. Exhibitions include his personal room, a photographic record of his life, along with dioramas and documents, such as letters he wrote to Adolf Hitler and Franklin D Roosevelt and tributes from Ho Chi Minh and Albert Einstein.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dhobi Ghat, Dr. E. Moses Rd. near Mahalakshmi Station, Mumbai India

This 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed) is Mumbai’s biggest human-powered washing machine, every day hundreds of people beat the dirt out of thousands of kilograms of soiled Mumbai clothes and linen in 1026 open-air troughs. The best view is from the bridge across the railway tracks near Mahalaxmi train station.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, 159-161, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Lion Gate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400023, India

Formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, it was designed by George Wittet — who incidentally was also the brains behind the Gateway of India. Apart from the gorgeous architecture, the museum is known for harbouring artefacts from the Mughal empire, as well rare heirlooms from Europe, Nepal, Tibet, Japan, and China.

After viewing some of India’s most precious historical art here, your tour concludes at the starting point or other desired location in Mumbai.

After viewing some of India’s most precious historical art here, your tour concludes at the starting point or other desired location in Mumbai.

Duration: 1 hour

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  • Airport / Hotel / Sea Port Pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional local private tour guide
  • Round-trip ferry ride to Elephanta Caves
  • Toy Train ride to reach Elephanta Caves steps
  • Bottled water
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Elephanta Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Pick-up Time is subject to change depending on the pick-up location, the same will be advised one day before the pick-up
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Elephanta Caves are accessible only by ferry. Ferry ride operation is subject to clear weather conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Jacqueline F
5 | 2019-03-22

Ms. Nassem gave a great tour in the perfect amount of time. She was very knowledgeable of the city and the attractions. She was flexible for the changes we made on the fly. The driver was very attentive and the car was very clean. We would recommend this tour.

Hillary W
5 | 2018-12-07

Elephanta caves and Mumbai tour really came alive for us due to the Knowledge of, Naina Shah, our guide for the day. Naina’s knowledge which she readily shared was incredible, from the history of the carvings in the Hindu Temples, to the attractions in and around Mumbai. Without Naina we would not have seen, or understood all that is central to Mumbai and its history. A long day but well worth the experience!

3 | 2018-03-05

Mumbai is really a very interesting place to be. Unfortunately there was the holy Festival and a lot of attractions were closed. Guide was o.k but with room for improvement.

Carla B
5 | 2018-02-08

Wonderful day in the care of our expert guide, Chetan, and his driver. We saw many areas of Mumbai and learned a great deal about the city's history. The ferry ride and our time on Elephanta Island was very pleasant and interesting. It was just our guide and the 2 of us, so we were able to individualize our day...amazing given the good price. Well worth it, and we'd highly recommend this tour.

5 | 2018-01-16

Rupali was an excellent guide! She was caring like a mother and very informative like a good teacher. She was doing much more than her job for me. Definitely request her to be with you :)

Abhishek P
5 | 2017-12-29

Highly recommend this tour. Our guide for the day, Chetan, was absolutely brilliant. He had a wealth of knowledge about all the sights we visited during the day and provided deep insights to all of our questions. We have been to Mumbai many many times but we learned so much about the city that we never knew. Thank you Chetan. Also the local guide we had at the Elephanta caves was amazing. He provided a thorough and detailed explanation of everything and not only was he a great guide but also a superb photographer. I will be recommending this tour to all my frlends and family that plan to visit Mumbai as it is totally worth the time and money spent.

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