Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

4.3 / 5

10 reviews

Full-day Mumbai Tour with Dhobi Ghat & Marine drive

From $76 per person

Spend a day discovering the fascinating city of Mumbai with a knowledgeable tour guide. You will be overwhelmed by the spirit of the city and the rich heritage it houses. Explore the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat and much more.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Our driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel Lobby
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous British-built arch, the Gateway of India
  • Explore the Prince of Wales Museum
  • Catch a glimpse of Mumbai's famous buildings
  • Witness the world's largest Open Air Laundry Dhobi Ghat
  • Take in the gorgeous views of the Arabian Sea at Marine Drive, also known as the "Queen's Necklace"
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Entry fee to all mentioned monuments
  • Sightseeing by private air-conditioned car
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • All taxes and service charges
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    • The order of visits to the monuments can change depending on the location of the guest's hotels.
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    Overall rating

    4.3 / 5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.7/5
    • Transportation
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      3.9/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5
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    Interesting but expected more

    The general guide was OK, but we felt we drove around in circles and kept driving in the same roads. Our guide was nice but biased and had quite a lot of negative comments about politics and money issues. Felt like it dragged out a bit and that we could have got more information or to things to se in the amount of time.

    19 August 2019

    Good guide and interesting visit

    We made the tour with Samir and was really interesting. He was open to any sugestion we made, like when to stop por lunch and where (he offered places) and in general the tour was really worth it. We visited places that we know by ourselfs we will never find or go. Complaetly worth it.

    10 December 2018

    Great sampling of the best of Southern Mumbai. Access to the sites was pre-arranged and easy. Ganesh, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Thank you!

    10 March 2019

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