This tour combines the active travel and relaxation. Mumbai has modern appeal of Bollywood, the world's largest moviemaker as measured by number of new releases. The city has the best range of cuisine in the country. A treat simply to walk through and soak in - Mumbai. Then, head to Goa; the Portuguese colony that existed for about 450 years (one of the longest held colonial possessions in the world), until it was taken over by India in 1961. The region still retains many features from the period of Portuguese rule, including many Catholic churches. A majority of these churches were built on top of Hindu temples that were razed during the inquisition of Goa in the 16th century. The region is famous for its excellent white sand beaches, and sun drenched weather. A wonderful addition to any itinerary to take a break before heading home.
You'll be met at the Mumbai airport and transferred to your accommodation by private vehicle and driver.
Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower is an architectural marvel that brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, the hotel is a landmark of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences. The Palace offers generously appointed suites and rooms, each adorned with original paintings and period furniture that exude an aura of old-world charm and elegance. Taj offers a distinctive dining experience, one that explores the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines, serving traditional and contemporary favorites. Blending ancient Indian wisdom with contemporary therapies, Taj Spa offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies.
Awards and accolades include being featured in the Travel+Leisure US Top 500 World's Best Hotels List, the Asia Category, with a score of 92.42 - Jan 2012 and Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2012 Awarded to The Zodiac Grill, Wasabi by Morimoto and Souk - Jan 2012.
This full day tour of Mumabi is the best way to experience the city at your own pace! The tour covers all the must-see places on any traveller's itinerary including visits to the Gateway of India, St. Thomas Cathedral, Prince of Wales Museum, Bombay University and the Oval Maidan, Town Hall, Victoria Terminus, Crawford Market, Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhavan the home of Gandhi, Malabar Hill and the Hanging Gardens and finally Dhobi Ghat.
Private guided tour of Bollywood, the center of the second largest movie industry in the world (the largest by volume of released films. The itinerary usually consists of the following:
10 AM Pickup from hotel
11.30 AM-1 PM Visit to BIG ND studios: Witness Asia’s largest bollywood studio with sets that showcase some of India’s greatest architectures.
1.45 PM – 2.45 PM Lunch
3.30 PM – 4.30 PM Visit to famous films studios with a live shooting experience: Begin our bollywood studio tours and also watch a live shoot. Sets which are built to resemble reality enthrall the audience with its minute detailing to showcase different cultures inIndia.Guests are shown sets chosen according to the schedule of shootings taking place.
5.30 PM – 6.15 PM Post-Production Module: Get live into the editing/dubbing room and watch how things become larger than life
7.00 PM Drop at Hotel
Enjoy your flight from Mumbai to Goa today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.
Airport transfer with private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking assistant.
Taj Holiday Village soaks you in the hospitable, relaxed and fun-loving ambience of Goa, where charming terracotta cottages, pretty pathways and fragrant gardens unfold an easy pace and style. The perfect combination of modern elegance and Goan – Portuguese architecture, the resort is a picture-postcard hamlet fringing the beach. The vista has been redesigned with the gardens styled to complement the inherent essence of the resort, offering a feeling of a home away from home. Come, discover the quintessential charm of Goa lulled by the strains of the mandolin, the murmur of waves, the rustling of palms and the call of birds at the Taj Holiday Village.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy your flight from Goa to Mumbai today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hr.
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Alton J Hundley ,
March 14, 2011
"Our trip to India was a wonderful and magical event! We owe our gratitude to Kensington Tours for making the trip run so smoothly. The guides were exceptionally friendly and caring towards our four year old son and our driver was absolutely amazing!"
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Glenn Dorfman ,
March 10, 2010
"Our two weeks in India and Nepal doing the Golden Triangle, Varanasi and the Ganges, and Kathmandu went precisely as planned. Airport greetings and transfers, the drivers and especially the guides were all just great; highly qualified, interesting and dedicated to see that you have an interesting and safe experience. I have many examples to share of this. The itinerary was perfect. We have no complaints at all. Would be glad to share more details with prospective travelers."
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Mohmud Kassam ,
February 24, 2010
"Very helpful from the beginning and helped us change our itinerary so many times until we got it right. We really appreciate your effort. All guides were somewhat knowledgeable. We found that they were not as forthcoming as we would have liked and therefore we had to ask many questions to get more out of them. They were however very pleasant and patient. Vehicles were excellent! We chose Kensington Tours because you gave us the option of a “private guided trip” which is exactly what we were looking for. We have been on many tours and did not want a tour package where we had to go with a big group. Overall our experience was very good. The trip was exactly what we were looking for. The accommodation, cars and guides and agent reps were all very good and helpful. India was incredible!"
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Claudia Pedreira ,
February 09, 2010
"Sorry for the late response, I've been meaning to write to you since we came back to thank you so much for your assistance with coordinating our trip. India was such an amazing experience and truly a fascinating country. We appreciate the upgrades and the travel by private car as it made a difference in our trip. All three hotels were excellent and we found the local tour service to be prompt and very accommodating. I will certainly be using Kensington Tours again for any future travel. Thanks again!"
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