After pickup at the cruise port in Mumbai, ride in your air-conditioned minivan to the Gateway of India, constructed in 1924 and overlooking Mumbai Harbour.
See the World Heritage-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), the historic railway station, then continue to Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), the popular wholesale market, before cruising down Marine Drive (aka the Queen’s Necklace), which arcs along the Arabian Sea from Nariman Point to Malabar Hill. Visit the Hanging Gardens (Ferozeshah Mehta) on Malabar Hill for views over South Mumbai, then head to the Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum.
Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), then go to Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, a 140-year-old unmechanized laundry facility with more than 1,000 open-air washing troughs. Your tour proceeds past Mumbai University, the colonial-era Mumbai High Court, and Haji Ali Dargah — the tomb of the Muslim saint that sits on an offshore inlet like a mirage. For your final stop of the day, browse exhibits from all over India at the Prince of Wales Museum, located in a handsome Gothic-style building.
Your full-day tour ends with port drop-off in the late afternoon. Alternatively, you can choose a drop-off location anywhere in Mumbai.