This enjoyable tour is a perfect family-friendly introduction to the contrasting highlights of Mumbai and Goa. We experience exuberant Indian culture in the country’s largest metropolis - from the Shiva temples at Elephanta Island to the glamour of Bollywood - before experiencing tropical beaches and colonial heritage of Goa.

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After arriving at Mumbai we spend three days exploring the city. We get to see all the major sights including the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, the attractive Hanging Gardens, the famous Dhobi Ghat (city laundry), Gandhi Museum and the iconic Victoria Terminus. A boat trip out to Elephanta Island to visit the sacred caves also makes an exciting day in this bustling city. We also have time to enjoy a national pastime with a game of cricket in a local cricket ground, and to pay a visit to the showbiz razzmatazz of a Bollywood film studio.

An enjoyable overnight train ride takes us south to the tropical beaches and faded colonial architecture of Goa, revealing a very different side to India from the busy metropolis. Highlights include a dolphin-watching trip, an elephant ride, an excursion to beautiful Miramar beach, and of course, the rich heritage architecture of Panaji.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit to famous Bollywood Film Studios.
  • Elephanta Island for its sacred caves.
  • Goa - for its sandy beaches.
  • Dolphins playing in the sea.

Tour Itinerary

  • Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.

  • DAY 01 - Mumbai

    Arrive at Mumbai international airport. After traditional welcome we transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 02 - Mumbai

    Sight-seeing of Mumbai. Drive to Gateway of India and take catamaran to visit Elephanta Caves of 7th century. Return to the city and explore the market in the evening. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 03 - Mumbai

    In the morning make your way to the local playing field/ground for a game of cricket. After lunch visit Bollywood studios to watch Bollywood numbers/series or movies being shot. Watch a movie in theatre in the evening. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 04 - Mumbai

    Mumbai – Goa (overnight train) Today visit Gateway of India and Prince of Wales Museum. Drive past University of Bombay, the High Court and Crawford Market. Then visit the Hanging Gardens and drive through the residential area of Mumbai’s rich and famous on Malabar Hill. Visit Dhobi Ghat (the renowned city laundry), the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Victoria Terminus. Evening transfer to the railway station to board the overnight train to Goa. Overnight Train

  • DAY 05 - Goa

    Arrive in Goa early in the morning and check-in. Rest of the day free to relax or to explore the local area/market or have been and fun on the beach. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 06 - Goa

    Today go on dolphin-watching trip into the seas. Visit Ponda region to see organic farming of spices and taste the same. Enjoy the rest of the day free doing whatever you like. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 07 - Goa

    Goa sight-seeing. A full day sightseeing in Goa. Visit Fort Aguada and proceed to Panaji. Travel on to Miramar beach and spend the rest of the day at the beach. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 08 - Goa

    Free day today. In the evening attend a cookery class in nearby coaching centre to learn how to cook Indian dishes. Cook and eat with the local chefs. Overnight Hotel

  • DAY 09 - Goa

    Morning flight back to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, departure transfer to the International Airport.

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