Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion

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Departs: Mumbai, Mumbai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Discover the wonders of Mumbai - some of the city's most popular destinations Including excursion to the intricate rock carved temples of Elephanta Caves and Mumbai city highlights like The Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) formerly Victoria Terminus, Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai Market (Crawford Market) earlier named after Arthur Crawford, Marine Drive also known as Queens Necklace, The Hanging Gardens also known as Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens, Mani Bhawan Highlighting Gandhi's life, Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai and Prince of Wales Museum.

What's Included

Airport / Hotel / Cruise Port Pickup and drop-off

Bottled water

Professional local private tour guide

Round-trip ferry ride to Elephanta Caves

Toy Train ride to reach Elephanta Caves steps

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

Entrance fees

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Elephanta Caves are accessible only by ferry. Ferry ride operation is subject to clear weather conditions
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Travelers should be vaccinated and carry the covid vaccination certificate
  • 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
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Pick-up Time is subject to change depending on the pick-up location, the same will be advised one day before the pick-up
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Elephanta Caves
Your day starts with morning pickup at your hotel, airport or cruise 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.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Gateway of 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 but wasn’t completed until 1924. Ironically, the British builders of the gateway used it just 24 years later to parade the last British regiment as India marched towards independence.

Later stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hanging Gardens
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Dhobi Ghat
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.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Marine Drive
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’.

After touring Mumbai's most magnificent sights, your tour concludes at the starting point or other desired location in Mumbai.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Elephanta caves and city tour with Annand
D4463UBjennyw, 06-01-2023
The cave tour. Anand, our guide had a thorough knowledge of all aspects of the history of the caves which he presented asan entertaining discourse. Questions were welcomed and answered expertly. There was nothing we requested that was too much trouble for him.
Amazing Tour!
Taylor M, 15-12-2022
Amazing tour hitting the highlights of Mumbai. I loved the Elephanta Caves the most. Ida was so knowledgable of the reliefs in the temples and I learned so much. Highly recommend!
Fascinating Mumbai
deborahpI9524XW, 13-12-2022
Nayana was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide! I had a delightful day exploring the city and learned a so much about the history and culture. Prakash did a great job driving. I always felt safe in the crazy hubbub of the traffic.
Great and well-balanced tour experience
paulsB2371JN, 10-12-2022
Great tour experience! Our tour guide Nayana was a pleasure to explore with. She had extensive knowledge of the area, and took great care informing us about all of the history. Recommended.
Great tour, highly recommended
marianagc162913, 16-10-2022
Very interesting tour, shows all of Mumbai 's highlights, including beautiful Elephanta Island. You can appreciate all the contrasts of the city. My guide Aakanksha was a very nice lady, with a lot of knowledge about everything we visited

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