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Mumbai: Private Car Hire with Professional Driver

1. Mumbai: Private Car Hire with Professional Driver

Book a private, air-conditioned car and professional driver to plan your day in Mumbai. Choose from flexible options and only pay according to your usage. Sit back and relax as you drive around the city according to your convenience and make as many stops as you wish. Mumbai is the financial capital of India and its largest city. A private car charter in Mumbai is the best way to see the entire city and all it has to offer. Multiple car sizes are available for couples, families, or small groups. Your driver will pick you up from your preferred location and take you anywhere within Mumbai. You can go sightseeing to iconic landmarks such as the Gateway of India, enjoy the sunset at Marine Drive or explore the different museums in the city. It is highly recommended that you plan a draft itinerary in advance to avoid driving back and forth through the heavy Mumbai traffic. Your driver speaks basic English and will be happy to help you with some local tips.

Mumbai: Private Full-Day City Tour

2. Mumbai: Private Full-Day City Tour

Get to know Mumbai with a local on a private full-day tour by air-conditioned vehicle, and see all the major monuments along with some hidden sights. Benefit from a flexible itinerary that can be adjusted to your needs and interests, including the duration of the tour and the activities you want to do. You will see all the attractions you would on an ordinary tour, but you will also get a personal insight into the things that make Mumbai so great. Inform your guide if you have any special requests, and then sit back and relax as you explore the city's many attractions. Discover the Gateway of India and its surrounding area, admire the heritage buildings of the Regal Circle, explore the Kala Ghoda Art Precinct, go to Gandhi's house at the Mani Bhavan or visit Crawford Market to experience the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take a drive to Malabar Hill to see Mumbai’s upscale residential district and enjoy spectacular views of the city, be mesmerized by the world's largest laundry at the Dhobi Ghat and much more. The full itinerary covers all of Mumbai's must-see places, but your guide will be happy to create a customized itinerary based on your interests. Sights you can see include: • Gateway of India (and surrounding area) • Regal Circle and its heritage buildings, including the Prince of Wales Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Police Headquarters • Kala Ghoda Art Precinct • Bombay University and Oval Maidan • Flora Fountain • Town Hall • Victoria Terminus and Municipal Building • Crawford Market • Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach • Mani Bhavan • Malabar Hill • Dhobi Ghat • Minara Masjid (Mosque) • Local Markets

Mumbai: Private Nightseeing Tour

3. Mumbai: Private Nightseeing Tour

Explore Mumbai as day becomes night in an air-conditioned car with a local guide. Admire the vibrancy of the city, and visit some of its most famous landmarks. Meet your guide at your hotel, and head first to Mumbai's top tourist attraction, the Gateway of India on the Mumbai Harbor waterfront. From here, take a look at the Taj Mahaj Palace Hotel, a luxury, five-star hotel whose unique architectural design is protected by an image trademark. Next, drive to the most romantic and beautiful area of Mumbai, Marine Drive, before stopping at Nariman Point to enjoy the sea view. Marvel at the entrance to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station, formerly known as Victoria Terminus. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's one of the largest train stations in India and is noted for its Gothic design. Finally, travel to the Bandstand Promenade via the Worli Sea Link Bridge. Take a look at the glamorous side of Mumbai, the city that is home to the world's biggest film industry, Bollywood. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

4. Elephanta Caves: Private Half-Day Tour from Mumbai

Start the day with an optional pickup from your hotel or meet your guide at the Gateway of India. First take the ferry to Elephanta Caves, which is a must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology aficionados. After an hour-long ferry ride, climb 120 steps to the plateau where these caves can be entered. Dive into the history behind the artifacts and structures found in seven major excavation sites. Enter the hall, a masterpiece of 6th-century architecture which is supported by huge pillars. Explore 3 caves and learn interesting facts about India's religious history. Each cave is has a unique feature: one is a large Hindu Cave, the other is a Buddhist cave, and the final cave is dedicated to the God Shiva, with an immense, three-headed Shiva sculpture. After the Elephanta Caves, you'll go back to Mumbai by ferry. If you've opted for the accommodation option, you will be dropped back off at your specified address.

Dharavi Walking Tour with Options (Private)

5. Dharavi Walking Tour with Options (Private)

Engage in an award-winning ethical tour through the slums of Dharavi. With an annual turnover of approximately $665 million, Asia's largest slum is home to more than one million people. Book a private walking tour with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off facility. The first portion of the tour is by car as way we make our way north from Colaba to Dharavi. On the way you’ll receive some information on the history of Mumbai. As we drive past the historical textile mill area, for example, we’ll learn about this once crucial Mumbai industry and how it helped make the city what it is today. We’ll also discuss some of the city’s ongoing social issues as we pass by areas like the red light area of Kamathipura. This added information will help you better understand the historical and social context of Dharavi. We’ll also stop off at Dhobi Ghat, the largest open air laundry in the world. Your friendly local guide will help you navigate the narrow maze-like alleys of Dharavi as they recount the stories of entrepreneurship and community that define its inhabitants. Profits from this tour are re-invested in community initiatives such as education, skills development, and healthcare projects. The guide takes great care to ensure the walking tour is non-intrusive to local residents and safe for visitors. The area is home to more to more than 20,000 businesses. Observe recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap making, leather tanning, poppadom-making among other ways of living is done here. Climb on a rooftop to get a view of the entire settlement. Navigate through the maze-like alleys and stop to talk to friendly locals. The tour will also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. This diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques, churches, and pagodas that stand side by side. This private tour is ideal if you want a more personal interaction with your guide and the locals.

Mumbai: Private Tour with a Local

6. Mumbai: Private Tour with a Local

Get an exclusive welcome to Mumbai on a private tour with a local guide. Transform your way of traveling to make it as much about the people you meet as the places you see.  Follow your friendly local as they share their passion for the place they live. Learn all the tricks to make the most of the city and get tips on the best things to see. Meet in the neighborhood where you are staying to get familiar with the best places to eat and buy groceries. Hear about the easiest ways to get around, and the top things to do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable and confident navigating the city on your own, secure in the knowledge that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.

From Mumbai: Half-Day Shore Excursion

7. From Mumbai: Half-Day Shore Excursion

Discover the essence of the city on this comprehensive panoramic half-day tour. See landmarks like the Gateway of India, a colossal structure built in 1924 overlooking the Mumbai harbor. Learn about the most distinguished High Courts in India and observe the gothic style architecture of the University Bombay. Discover the modest 2 storied building, Mani Bhavan, once serving as the nerve center for Ghandhijiï’s activities, now as his memorial. Also, see the sculpted greenery of the Hanging Gardens and the Kamla Nehru Park, containing the giant Old Womanï’s Shoe. Check out the world’s largest open air laundromat of Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat. This vision will leave a lasting impression on you for the next time you do your own laundry. The Gothic style Victoria Terminus Train Station, now known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) is located in the heart of Mumbai and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site declared in 2004. Built in 1888, the station is a grand reminder of the British Raj pre-independence period and still one of the most historical landmarks within the central business district of Mumbai. There are so many unusual facets of the city you will discover on this culturally immersive Mumbai tour. Don’t wait, book this tour now and let this tour truly make your trip memorable.

Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

8. Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

You will be picked between 09:30 – 10:00 from your hotel to start your sightseeing trip through the amazing city of Mumbai with a local English-speaking guide. The first stop is the Gateway of India, one of the most famous architectural structures in Mumbai and a popular tourist attraction. Its stunning construction portrays both Muslim and Hindu styles of architecture. You will take in the Royal Taj Hotel, which is located opposite the Gateway of India. This place is indeed a treasure trove of invaluable memories of the heritage of Mumbai and of the Taj Towers, which are an amazing architectural structure worth seeing. Listed next on your trip is the exclusive Prince of Wales Museum,(closed on Monday). Built between 1904 and 1914, this museum was used as a hospital during the First World War. The museum stores an invaluable collection of some of the best art found in India including antiques, miniature paintings, jade, china and many other artifacts. Then, you will catch a glimpse of the other famous buildings of Mumbai as we drive you past the University of Bombay, High Court of Bombay and Crawford Market. Situated at the crest of the Malabar Hills are the Hanging Gardens, where you can enjoy the much wanted greenery amidst all the concrete and cement structures. As the tour drives through the Malabar Hills, you will catch a glimpse of the posh residential area of Mumba, before being taken to visit the esteemed Gandhi Memorial Museum (Mani Bhavan) and the religious Jain Temple. Recognized as the world's largest outdoor laundry, the Dhobi Ghat is unique to the city of Mumbai. Watch the washer men or the 'dhobis' provide an efficient service, gathering dirty laundry, cleaning it and returning it perfectly ironed, all at an exceptionally small price. They remove persistent stains by soaking the clothes in a boiling vat of caustic soda. They then dry the clothes on long, brightly colored lines and use heavy wood‐burning irons to neatly press them. The spectacular site this dhobi ghat provides is a photographer's delight, though the locals here find it bewildering that their daily work arouses such interest among visitors. After visiting the Dhobi Ghat, the tour heads towards the drive past Bandra Worli Sea Link. Later in the day, around 16:00 – 17:00, we will take you to the beautiful Marine Drive, popularly known as the Queen's Necklace. Here, you can sit and relax (for 30 – 60 minutes) and take in breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea. This is one of the favorite places of all Mumbaikars and becomes a favorite of every person who visits the spot due to its captivating aura. After spending a splendid day in this lovely beautiful city of Mumbai, We drop you back to the hotel marking the end of your trip here.

Mumbai: 3-Hour Bar Hopping Tour with Drinks

9. Mumbai: 3-Hour Bar Hopping Tour with Drinks

Hop from one pub to another and experience nightlife in Mumbai. Taste local beverages and food, and hear fun facts and anecdotes from your local guide along the way. Travel to three of the best bars in the heart of the city with stops at the 3 Wise Monkeys, Hoppipola Bar, and Khar Social. Meet new people and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Tade stories with your group over a complimentary beer, play games to break the ice, and be ready to dance.

Mumbai: Karla and Bhaja Caves Full–Day Tour

10. Mumbai: Karla and Bhaja Caves Full–Day Tour

After pick–up from your hotel in Mumbi, travel roughly 3 hours in an air-conditioned private vehicle to reach Karla around 10:00am. Take a walk through the impressive site, ascending 200 steep steps to reach the caves, excavated thousands of years ago from a hillside in the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. The rock–cut shrines were developed for Buddhist monks to use during the monsoons. They feature chaityas (prayer halls) with intricate carvings, the largest of the halls measures 148 feet and was created in the 1st century B.C. After exploring the caves, take a break to purchase lunch at a restaurant of your choice. Then head to the Bhaja caves, another religious site near the Karla Caves. At the end of a full day, drive back to your Mumbai hotel where your tour ends with hotel drop off.

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What people are saying about Mumbai

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based on 4 reviews

My guide, Daiwat, is from Elephanta Island and was very knowledgeable. He knew all the tricks to make the trip to the island as easy as possible. At the cave he gave very thorough and interesting explanations of all the statues, structures, and significance of each. Daiwat also showed me all the best angles for photos! Overall excellent!

We had in mind that you meet, but our driver informed us beforehand via what`s up how we would meet. Then we did a spectacular tour of Mumbai. A great taxi driver who led us safely through Mumbai and showed us the most important sights. We were able to communicate with him in English. Great tour, always recommended!

Mukesh was our tour guide and he is excellent. He drove us around to the various spots in Mumbai and did it with enthusiasm, a wealth of knowledge and keen interest in showing us a good time. He was extremely polite and respectful.

The driver Shiva was punctual on all three days. He was friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend the services to my friends.

We had an interesting day with our taxi, everything went really well. We recommend