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

By Pacific Classic Tours India
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Mumbai is the cultural capital of India, home to world-class museums, stunning architecture, and some of the world’s busiest streets. Most tours only cover the Elephanta Caves or Mumbai, but on this guided visit you tick off the highlights in both areas, including Marine Drive and the famous rock-cut temples. Because it’s a private tour, you get plenty of personal attention, and hotel pickup makes for a hassle-free experience.
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Duration: 9–10 hours
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Highlights
  • A guided tour of Mumbai with Elephanta Caves visit
  • Travel between sights in a private guided and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Cover all of Mumbai's top attractions in a single visit
  • Round-trip transportation from hotel or airport included

  • Airport / Hotel / Cruise 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
What's 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 - Mumbai

After a comfortable, front-door pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle, head to Mumbai’s iconic harbor, marked by the world-famous Gateway to India landmark. Hop a ferry for a short cruise to Elephanta Island, where you board a toy train to get a firsthand peek at the ancient, UNESCO World Heritage-listed rock-cut temples that have been carved into caves. Continue with visits to the city’s prized Victorian architecture and bustling outdoor markets. Cruise down Marine Drive—nicknamed “The Queen’s Necklace”—tour the world’s largest open-air laundry, and visit a Gandhi museum. Along the way, stop at prime spots for memorable photos. The tour ends back with drop-off at your departure point.

Start:
    Pickup details
    • From your Hotel / Airport / Cruise Port or other desired location in Mumbai
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Ballard Pier, Near, Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8173P44

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Dress code is smart casual
      • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
      • 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
      • Travelers should be vaccinated and carry the covid vaccination certificate
      • Note: Hanging Gardens is currently under reconstruction project and is closed for general public
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion price starts from ₹ 14,328.56. Discover and book Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion on Tripadvisor
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      Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion on Tripadvisor
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      Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion is hosted by Pacific Classic Tours India. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Pacific Classic Tours India on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Elephanta Caves Excursion on Tripadvisor

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8173P44

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        Elephanta Caves
        Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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      • 2
        Gateway of India
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 3
        Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 4
        Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 5
        Hanging Gardens
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 6
        Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 7
        Dhobi Ghat
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 8
        Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
        Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 9
        Marine Drive
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Pacific Classic Tours India
        74
        Mumbai, India
        Joined in June 2014
      • K2651MCkateb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Taj Mahal experience
        The trip from start to finish was excellent, very well organised & they kept us informed throughout the trip. The guide was really good & gave us lots of information especially about the Taj Mahal. Our driver for the trip Prem was really polite & helpful looking after us well in a very comfortable car. Definitely a trip to recommend!
        Written 22 January 2024
      • harboursidetravel
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This is the way to learn about the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort in depth
        Obviously the Taj Mahal. Mahesh, our guide, did an excellent job of describing the history behind the Taj, and the symmetry of the building. The Red Fort was also a truly interesting place with its connection to the Taj. Mahesh, was very attentive to our needs as seniors and showed compassion when I had a medical episode. I would highly recommend Mahesh to future travelers if you really want to learn, in depth about this magnificent monument . Also, our driver, Gummet was amazing navigating the traffic of both Delhi and Agra.
        Written 31 May 2023
      • SumetThai9898
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good time in Mumbai with temple tour
        Clean and Cosy bus. Very convenient. Friendly and Flexible tour guide. New interesting info provided by him. Good service.
        Written 20 January 2020
      • Maricoy O
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Architectural Marvels
        My husband and I were first-time visitors to India. We went as part of a cruise and docked in 4 ports on the west coast of India. Knowing little of what to expect, Mumbai was a revelation. We were impressed by the architecture of many buildings, a legacy from the British. Our private tour guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. The driver was a kind and courteous gentleman. I highly recommend this full-day private tour.
        Written 11 May 2019
      • ramblinwrek
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Day in Mumbai
        Visited several sites that we would not have seen without our guide (largest open air laundry, hanging gardens, Jane temple) and many of Mumbai’s classics (Gateway, Elephanta Caves, Victoria Station, Ghandi home and museum). All in one day. Ahad was an excellent and well informed guide and our driver Ram made sure we got where we needed to go safely.
        Written 6 February 2019
      • Jorge V
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great place which is in the heart of the city
        Amazing place that gives you an impressive glance of what were the roots of Indian culture. It's a perfect place to go with kids, as paths are easy to follow, if you don't mind several stairs. Monkeys everywhere, it's hard to realize it's in the middle of the city. We rented a car that waited for us outside the caves from the Hotel, and worked smoothly.
        Written 15 October 2018
      • Jeff S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great hike in Kanheri Caves about an hour North of Mumbai
        Led by great guide naturalist Mehul Dedhia, we enjoyed a day hiking in the Sanjay Gandhi Natl Park. The site is a sprawling group of over 100 caves spread across a hill. There are lots of steps if you want to see many of the caves, but well worth the hike to see a mix of natural and carved caves, Buddhist carvings, ornate columns, and sculptures. Well worth a visit and within a half to full day excursion.
        Written 2 June 2018
      • gmillaire
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        History-driven tour in the hearth of Mumbai
        I was looking for a tour that would take me not too far from the city of Mumbai, while still allowing me to discover something other than the usual tourist spots. This tour was perfect for that! At the half-day mark, it's easy to fit into a business trip, and easy to schedule around other visits if you have a full day to fill! There's a reason why it starts early, and you probably guessed it: it can get pretty hot towards mid-day! Since you're going to walk for a while, an early morning start is the way to go. Thankfully, the car ride stops pretty close to the actual caves, so no need to hike. Also, even though there are 110 caves in total, you only visit a few of them, up to number 45 or so, so not to the top completely. The ones we visited were enough to cover the historical importance of the site, and see a good variety of the caves used by Buddhist monks living there. The guide was very knowledgeable. He was mindful of the pace I had, was open to taking breaks and such if needed, and gave a perfect amount of information: enough to make it interesting and want to ask questions, but not too much that your brain stops listening. The driver that ferried us from my hotel to the site and back was also very good and handled traffic well. I would recommend this tour!
        Written 30 April 2018
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      onedertoby
      Denver, CO13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Rupali was such a great guide for our tour. Her knowledge of the city, country, influences and architecture were incredible and really added to the beautiful sights we were already getting to take in. This tour is great value for the money and Rupali has the fast track and timings planned to optimize your day.
      Written 27 May 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 28 May 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Sara D
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2024 • Solo
      I was in Mumbai for a short time and wanted to see the famous Elephanta caves, as well as other highlights of the city to get a feel for Mumbai. Throughout the day, my guide Anand Sharma did an excellent job explaining the history, architecture, and daily life of the city, and was personable and welcoming. The tour was also organized well to maximize places visited without feeling rushed, while also providing a good variety of experiences - ancient history, colonial history, markets, daily life, museums, and religious sites.

      I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to make the most of a short visit to Mumbai, and would also recommend Anand as an excellent guide to the city.
      Written 6 May 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the Viator/TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 8 May 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Joao Ledo
      Belem, PA62 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I had the remarkable opportunity to explore Mumbai with Akansha as our guide, and the experience was simply spectacular. Akansha's knowledge and attention to detail brought the city's history and culture to life. Whether it was the iconic Gateway of India, the mesmerizing Elephanta Caves or the bustling streets around Marine Drive, Akansha provided rich narratives and answered all our questions with ease.

      His adaptability in tailoring the tour to our group's interests made the day uniquely personal. She deftly navigated the city's traffic, adding comfort and efficiency to our journey. Akansha's professionalism enhanced our visit, making it a very nice day. For an authentic and immersive Mumbai experience, booking a tour with Akansha is a must. Their dedication to showcasing the city's splendor is commendable and highly recommended.
      Written 2 January 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the Viator/TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 3 January 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jude
      England, UK8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We booked this as we were getting off our cruise in Mumbai and wanted to have a private tour . Our representative was Blaise. We were over an hour late docking and I was worried that we would loose the trip but no problem! We were met at the gate and taken to our car. We had a driver and a tour guide. It was EXCELLENT. We went to the elephant caves , laundrette , temples , station etc etc and even asked him if he could take us to the synagogue at the end which he did . During the time we were given a verbal tour explaining all about each place , it was fabulous. The queues were huge in some places particularly when we went to the elephant cave and the crowd moved quickly but we were taken straight to the front of the queue and even given first choice of best seats on the boat !! We couldn’t have experienced Mumbai without our guide - he was excellent, knowledgeable , friendly and a funny guy.
      A most memorable day . We would throughly recommend you book your own trip with this company and ask for this tour guide . Brilliant day , we were looked after and guided through this amazing city .. thank you very much. 🙏🏼
      Written 26 December 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the Viator/TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 26 December 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Krishi P
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023
      The places we visited were serene, breathtaking, and full of culture especially Elephanta caves. Nayana, our tour guide is a very qualified tour guide, she explained in great detail about every place we visited. If you are looking for a tour of Mumbai (Bombay), I would definitely recommend Pacific Classic Tours India.
      Written 14 May 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 16 May 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Jenny W
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Friends
      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.
      Written 6 January 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 9 January 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Randy R
      Island of Hawaii, HI17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Family
      What a wonderful experience. Our tour guide Supha, was amazing!!! So much information she shared and kept us entertained for the entire 8 hour private tour. The Elephanta Caves were spectacular. Incredible to believe it was all hand carved with so much history. The tour of Mumbai was great, our driver was amazing! A lunch stop at Leopold Cafe (suggested by Supha) was incredible. The food amazing and such huge portions. Two of us ate (completely stuffed) with a pitcher of beer for $30 USD! The central laundry was incredible to see and experience. I don’t know how they keep all the laundry organized and returned to the owner.

      This tour was one of the best values we had on our entire trip. Supha, you’re amazing! We definitely want to come back to explore more of Mumbai.
      Written 10 December 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the Viator/TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 11 December 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      namitaw2016
      Ottawa, Canada14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      Elephanta Caves are a must do! Absolutely spectacular and our guide, Anand Sharma, was so knowledgeable and happy to share information with us. He coordinated with the driver and our transportation to and from the island and around the city was seamless. For lunch we went, at Anand’s recommendation, to a tiny restaurant serving the best Bombay sandwiches in the city. They were absolutely delicious along with the chai! Anand has a deep wealth of knowledge and is an excellent guide. Just wish we could have spent more time with him.
      Written 10 March 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 11 March 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Mariana G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022 • Solo
      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
      Written 16 October 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 17 October 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Cheryl D
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Couples
      We took this tour with Ida who was a wonderful guide. She was so knowledgeable, sweet and flexible. She catered to our interest, provided snacks and water and helped us with handling vendors. She could navigate large crowds and got us where we needed to be efficiently and effortlessly. We learned so much from our day with her!
      Written 5 May 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Dear Guest, Warm greetings from PCTI and thank you for sharing with us and the Viator/TripAdvisor community how much you enjoyed your tour with our services. Your positive feedback is a great source of motivation for us all, as we try to achieve even higher standards of service and care. We are extremely delighted to have you as an “ambassador” for PCTI and look forward to welcoming you back. Shakul Garg Call / Whats-app: +91 9837118670
      Written 6 May 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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