Silversea Luxury Cruises A Mumbai

Mumbai
Mumbai
Mumbai

Delhi may be the capital city, but it's Mumbai that encapsulates all the dynamic, chaotic parts that make up modern India. This is where you'll find everything from succulent street food to haute cuisine, bargain-basement bazaars to the finest haute couture, humbling poverty to staggering wealth, sacred temples to hedonist nightclubs. Mumbai is India—vibrant, hectic, frustrating, enervating, and exhilarating, warts and all. Mumbai is a city of extremes, where slum-dwelling strivers making dollars a day serve Bollywood stars and industrial billionaires. View more

It's a 24-hour city stocked with some of the best late-night street food in the world, as well as fine-dining restaurants of renowned chefs. It's a cosmopolitan city of people from all over India that's nonetheless home to strident parochialism. It's a city of dreams for millions of Indians that, at the same time, affords so few any measure of comfort. And it's a beautiful city of silver towers when viewed by twilight from the new Bandra-Worli Sea Link bridge over the Arabian Sea that connects the Western suburbs to the city, but which quickly descends into a maze of winding—often dirty—streets and alleys when viewed up close. Sensory overload is the name of the game on the island formerly known as Bombay (and yes, many locals still call it by its previous moniker). The first thing that hits you when you arrive at the airport is the smell—spicy, fishy, and, to be honest, often not altogether pleasant. Next comes a crazed cab ride through the seemingly lawless streets (should your driver run a red light or, just as likely, drive on the wrong side of the road, remain calm). Then a traffic jam in the midst of a veritable symphony of honking, in which barefoot children, often holding infants, and tragically disfigured men and women knock at your window, begging for change. Persevere through, though; embrace and try to understand the natural hazards of the Third World, and you'll find yourself in the middle of a vibrant, often beautiful city. There's plenty to see in Mumbai, but it's not generally in the form of stationary monuments like those in London, Paris, or Delhi. The art of experiencing Mumbai lies in eating, shopping, and wandering through the strikingly different neighborhoods and the various markets. Think of Mumbai as a 50-km (30-mile) -long open-air bazaar. Colaba, headed by Gateway of India, is the tourist district and main drag for visitors, and from the Gateway of India to Colaba Market, along the main road, is a walkable stretch of hotels, pubs, restaurants, and interesting shops. Churchgate and Nariman Point are the business and hotel centers, and major bank and airline headquarters are clustered in skyscrapers on Nariman Point. The district referred to as Fort—which includes Mumbai's hub, Flora Fountain—is filled with narrow, bustling streets lined with small shops and office buildings, as well as colleges and other educational facilities. Another upscale residential neighborhood, Malabar Hill, north of Churchgate on Marine Drive, is leafy and breezy, with fine, old stone mansions housing wealthy industrialists and government ministers. Shopping and people-watching are most colorfully combined in Mumbai's chaotic bazaar areas, such as Chor Bazaar, Zaveri (jewelry) Bazaar, and Crawford Market (aka Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Market). Many of the city's newest and trendiest shops and restaurants are now out in the suburbs—where more and more people have been moving due to soaring real-estate prices and a lack of space—but South Mumbai still retains some of the very best. Some travelers opt to stay in the suburbs, either in Bandra, at the end of the new Bandra-Worli Sea Link, or in Juhu, a popular coastal suburb between Mumbai and the airports (about 20 km [12 miles] north of the city center). Juhu's beaches aren't clean enough for swimming, and the place can be scruffy, but staying out here is a good way to observe everyday Indian life beyond the shadow of Mumbai's skyline. Sunday nights bring families down to the beach for an old-fashioned carnival, complete with small, hand-powered Ferris wheels, and lantern-lit snack stalls hawking sugarcane.

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Excursions depuis Mumbai

An Enchanted Evening in Mumbai

Experience the spectacular city of Mumbai at night during this panoramic, half-day sightseeing excursion with dinner.


Gateway of India & Chowpatty Beach

Depart the pier for a scenic, approximately 75-minute sightseeing drive through Mumbai. Along the way, pass by a wide array of beautifully-lit monuments. See the city's most famous landmark, the Gateway of India, an Indo-Saracenic archway built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Continue along Mumbai's seaside promenade, Marine Drive, an eight-lane highway with a wide pavement. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. As the sun sets and the city is illuminated, it becomes a glittering necklace of a million lights. At the northern end of the drive is Chowpatty Beach, a Mumbai institution that comes to life at night.


Victoria Terminus

Next, pass by the Victoria Terminus, a railway station built during Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee year and inspired by St. Pancras Station in London. It is an extraordinary conglomeration of domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets. The first train in India departed from this station in April 1853; today, a half-million commuters use the station every day.


Taj Mahal Palace Hotel & Dinner

Following your sightseeing drive, proceed for a traditional Indian dinner at Masala Kraft, the Indian speciality restaurant inside the iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Your meal is created with freshly-ground spices and culinary innovations blended with traditional cooking and preparation methods. After dinner, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and six steps at the Taj Mahal Hotel. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible.

Please dress conservatively when going ashore. As a rule, women should not wear anything remotely revealing (miniskirts, shorts, capris, beachwear, and sleeveless or low-cut tops), and men should always wear a shirt and trousers in public. Coaches and guides are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Marvels of Mumbai

Experience the highlights of Mumbai during a scenic, half-day orientation tour of this fascinating city.


Gateway of India and Prince of Wales Museum

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


After a photo stop here, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which is crowned by a white Mughal-style dome. Upon arrival, view jade work, weapons from the Mughal Empire, clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C., Greek-influenced 4th- and 5th-century heads and figures, superb Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, and exquisite miniatures.


Marine Drive and Mani Bhavan

Next, proceed along Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. At the northern end is the lively Chowpatty Beach, a Mumbai institution. From here, a visit is made to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi's Bombay base between 1917 and 1934. Now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma, Mani Bhavan contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, along with personal artefacts, photos and letters. Gandhi's sitting room/bedroom is preserved behind glass.


Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus

Your tour continues with a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, an impressive operation where tons of clothing from all over Mumbai are laundered, pressed and bundled before being returned to their owners. During the 40-minute drive back to the pier, pass by the Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station built during the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus features impressive domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets, and serves a half-million commuters daily.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.8 miles (about 1.29 kilometres) over paved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 50 steps at the Prince of Wales Museum (only the first floor is accessible by elevator) and 35 steps at Mani Bhawan. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and sunscreen, glasses and hat. Bring local currency for camera fees (50 INR for mobile phones and tablets, 100 INR for cameras, 5000 INR for video at the time of printing) and books about Mahatma Gandhi at Mani Bhavan. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise normal caution.

Mumbai Panorama

See the highlights of Mumbai from the comfort of your coach during this 2.5 hour panoramic sightseeing tour of this bustling city.


Gateway of India and Marine Drive

Depart the pier for a panoramic sightseeing tour of Mumbai City. Begin with a drive past the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. From here, proceed along Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill, Mumbai's ritziest neighbourhood.


Malabar Hill, Jain Temple & Victoria Terminus

Since the 18th century, Malabar Hill's forested slopes, fresh sea breeze and panoramic views have attracted wealthy denizens who reside here in mansions, bungalows and luxury high-rise apartment blocks. Also on the hill is the Jain Temple, built of marble and dedicated to Adinath, the first of the twenty-four Jain prophets, or thirthankars.


Continuing on, pass by the Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station built during the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus features impressive domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets, and serves a half-million commuters daily.


The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel

Enjoy some leisure time at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel before your return drive to the ship.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 70 yards (60 metres) over paved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 6 steps at the Taj Mahal Palace. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sunscreen, glasses and a hat are recommended. Souvenir shops accept cash in US dollars, Pounds, Euros and local currency. Credit cards are accepted. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise caution.

Mumbai's Jewish Heritage

Explore the evolution of Mumbai's longstanding Jewish heritage during this memorable, half-day synagogue excursion through the city.


Gateway of India and Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 30-minute drive to the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue. En route, pass by the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Your first stop is at the Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, also known as 'Fort Synagogue'. Built in 1884 by Sir Jacob Sassoon, this splendid structure features interior with decorated pillars, magnificent stained glass and carved wooden doors. On the second floor is a spacious women's gallery.


Victoria & Albert Museum (Bhau Daji Lad)

Re-board your coach and drive to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the oldest museum in Mumbai. The Victoria and Albert Museum has a Jewish connection; prominent 19th-century businessman Sir David Sassoon was an early benefactor. The museum was founded by Dr. Buist as the Central Museum of Natural History, Economy, Geology, Industry, and Arts. Lord Elphinstone, Governor of the Bombay Presidency, was another early patron, and Sir George Birdwood, one of its first curators. In 1862, it was christened as the Victoria and Albert Museum in honour of the Queen Empress of India, and the Prince consort. Built in the Greco-Roman style and adjoining the Victoria Gardens, this lovely museum houses archaeological finds, maps and photographs depicting the history of Mumbai. Highlights include clay model equivalents of firka paintings, depictions of Indian costumes, trades and professions, finely-wrought silver and copperware, votive bronzes, fossils and minerals, delicate ivories, and models of temples made from pith.


Tiphereth Synagogue and Institute Of Science

Your tour concludes with a visit to the historic Tiphereth Synagogue, which was built in 1886. During the approximate 45-minute drive back to the pier, pass by the Institute of Science, better known as the 'Royal Institute of Science'. Sir George Wittet designed the building in 1925, and its construction funded by Sir Jacob Sassoon. This facility is world-renowned as a centre for education and research.


Arrive at the pier, where the ship awaits.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 250 yards (228 metres) over paved surfaces and with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 4 steps at the Magen David and Tiphereth synagogues, and 20 steps at the Victoria & Albert Museum. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, walking shoes, sun protection, sunglasses and a hat are recommended. Men are required to wear yarmulkes inside the synagogues and are provided at each stop. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise normal caution. Guests of non-Jewish faith are not permitted inside the synagogues on Saturday mornings. Jewish guests are required to carry copies of their passports as proof of identity for the synagogues on those days. Videography is prohibited inside the synagogues and depending on the management, photography may also be prohibited at any of the synagogues. A current charge of INR 200 is levied (at time of printing) as camera fee at each of the synagogues. Guests should carry some local currency for the same. Flash photography and videography are prohibited at Victoria & Albert Museum. Photographs taken should be for personal and non-commercial use only.

Mumbai's Temples

Explore the Hindu religion and its influences in depth during this scenic and informative, half-day tour of the temples of Mumbai.


Flower Market

Depart the pier for a visit to a bustling local flower market. Upon arrival, experience an abundance of colourful flowers and the cacophony of sellers and buyers. This temporary market comes alive as early as 4 a.m. and disappears by 9 a.m. Orange and red marigolds, white champa and pink lotuses are all sold here. During your visit, pick a garland of your own to be offered to the gods at the Shri Siddhivinayak Temple.


Shri Siddhivinayak Temple

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for a visit to the historic Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. Inside is a figure of Ganesh that is visible from any point within the temple. One of Hinduism's most popular gods, Ganesh is revered as the remover of obstacles, and his name is invoked before every undertaking. The image of Ganesh is often placed above gateways, and in shops and houses.


Isckon Temple

Your tour concludes with a visit to the Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, an ISKCON temple. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, these temples are a tribute to Srila Parabhupada's perseverance to spread the Krishna consciousness. ISKCON comprises more than 400 temples worldwide, 40 rural communities and over 100 vegetarian restaurants. It also conducts special projects throughout the world, including 'Food for Life', the only free vegetarian relief programme in the world.


Following your visit, re-board your coach for the approximate 30-minute drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.8 miles (approximately 1.3 kilometres) over mostly paved surfaces with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 20 steps at the ISCKON Temple and 3 steps at the Shri Siddhivinayak Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Sun protection, sunglasses and a hat recommended. Proper attire is required to visit the sacred sites; shorts and short skirts are not permitted, and women must cover their shoulders. Shoes must be removed prior to entering the temples. Bring along a thick pair of socks, as the pavement may be hot. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Expect crowds and lines at the sites visited; the temples can be especially crowded on Tuesdays and Sundays. There is a 10-minute walk to access the Shri Siddhivinayak Temple. Roads at the flower market are muddy and dirty. Photography is not permitted inside the temples. Vehicles used are the best available in the city, they will not be of the same standard as vehicles found in Western countries.

Shades of Mumbai

Experience the scenic beauty and landmarks of Mumbai in a unique new way during a full-day, excursion through this bustling city.


Train Ride & Dhobi Ghat

Depart the pier for the brief drive to Church Gate Station, then board a local train for the ride to Mahalakshmi Station. Upon arrival, walk to the local laundry, Dhobi Ghat, an impressive operation where tons of clothing from all over Mumbai are laundered, pressed and bundled before being returned to their owners. After a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, drive past the Haji Ali Shrine and the racecourse en route to Khotachiwadi.


Khotachiwadi

Situated in the heart of the city, this urban village features an eclectic blend of new homes and 18th-century Portuguese houses. During your guided walking tour, a visit is made to an old restored home belonging to a local resident. Inside, view a collection of antiques and exemplary examples of traditional teak furniture. From here, re-board your coach and drive to the Crawford Market.


Crawford Market & The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

A blend of Flemish and Norman architecture, the market has a bas-relief above its main entrance and a frieze designed by Lockyard Kipling, father of the famous Rudyard Kipling; the Kipling's' cottage still stands in the market. Crawford Market looks like something out of Victorian London, with its sweet smell of hay, mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables, and a 50-foot-high (15-metre-high) sky-lit awning. Leaving the market, proceed for a buffet lunch at the historic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.


Mani Bhavan

After lunch, a visit is made to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi's Bombay base between 1917 and 1934. It is now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma. The walls are covered with photos of historic events and noteworthy people and there are a number of personal artefacts - including a letter to Hitler asking him not to go to war, and correspondence with Roosevelt, Tolstoy, and Einstein. Gandhi's sitting room/bedroom is preserved behind glass.


Following your visit, re-board the coach for the brief drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) over mostly paved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 4 steps at Church Gate Station, 30 steps at Mahalakshmi Station, 6 steps at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and 35 steps at Mani Bhawan. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, walking shoes, sun protection, sunglasses and a hat are recommended. Souvenir shops accept cash in US dollars, Pounds, Euros and local currency and some shops accept credit cards. Vehicles used are the best available in the city, they will not be of the same standard as vehicles found in Western countries. Guests will be travelling in the first-class compartment of the local train, which is very basic (hygiene standards are not the same as in Western countries), and pesky hawkers and beggars may be present at the stations. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise caution. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Photography is prohibited at the local railway stations.

Silver Shore Privato – Mumbai by Private Car with Driver & Guide – Full Day

Explore Mumbai at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Mumbai by Private Car with Driver & Guide – Half Day

Explore Mumbai at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Mumbai by Private Van with Driver & Guide – Full Day

Explore Mumbai at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato – Mumbai by Private Van with Driver & Guide – Half Day

Explore Mumbai at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 96 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

The Caves of Elephanta

Explore the ancient beauty and art of India during this scenic, half-day tour to the Caves of Elephanta.


Gateway of India

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary. Upon arrival board the boat for the brief ride to the serene and densely-forested Elephanta Island.


Elephanta Island

Over 1,000 years ago, Hindu craftsmen excavated caves in the volcanic rock high up on the slope, depicting their beliefs in elegant, massive carvings. The Elephanta Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, was probably created during the 8th century A.D., though the caves may have had earlier Buddhist origins. From the landing area, walk up the long stairway to the top of the hill. In front of the main cave is a veranda with a pillar carved in one of the various manifestations of Shiva at each end.


Elephanta Caves

Upon entering the cave, see magnificent sculptures featuring various manifestations of Shiva. Included are Shiva as Nataraj, Lord of the Cosmic Dance, a powerful bust of Trimurti, the three-faced Shiva, Shiva bringing the Ganges River to earth, Shiva crushing the demon Andhaka, and Shiva with his consort, Parvati. Following your visit, walk back down to the landing area and embark your boat for the ride back to the Gateway of India.


Your tour concludes with a brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of walking for approximately 1.2 miles (about 1.9 kilometres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 125 steps at Elephanta Island. This tour is not suitable for guests with claustrophobia, guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, non-slip walking shoes, and bring sun protection from the ship. Expect crowds and lines at the sites visited; the caves are particularly crowded on Sundays. Videography is prohibited inside the caves, and a current charge of INR 25 is required for videography outside the caves. Sedan chairs are available for guests to go up to the entrance of the caves at their own expense. There is no scheduled shopping stop; guests can shop from the stalls along the walking route at the caves. Guests should carry some local currency for the camera fee, sedan chairs, etc. Guests should be advised of pesky hawkers around the boat landing area. The tour duration may vary due to pier activity and tides.

Tour & Airport Transfer - Marvels of Mumbai

This tour is for disembarking guests who wish to go to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport with flights after 5pm.


Experience the highlights of Mumbai during a scenic, half-day orientation tour of this fascinating city.


Gateway of India and Prince of Wales Museum

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


After a photo stop here, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which is crowned by a white Mughal-style dome. Upon arrival, view jade work, weapons from the Mughal Empire, clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C., Greek-influenced 4th- and 5th-century heads and figures, superb Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, and exquisite miniatures.


Marine Drive and Mani Bhavan

Next, proceed along Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. At the northern end is the lively Chowpatty Beach, a Mumbai institution. From here, a visit is made to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi's Bombay base between 1917 and 1934. Now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma, Mani Bhavan contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, along with personal artefacts, photos and letters. Gandhi's sitting room/bedroom is preserved behind glass.


Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus

Your tour continues with a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, an impressive operation where tons of clothing from all over Mumbai are laundered, pressed and bundled before being returned to their owners. During the 40-minute drive back to the pier, pass by the Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station built during the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus features impressive domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets, and serves a half-million commuters daily.


Re-board your vehicle for the approximate 1.5 hour drive to the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.8 miles (about 1.29 kilometres) over paved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 50 steps at the Prince of Wales Museum (only the first floor is accessible by elevator) and 35 steps at Mani Bhawan. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and sunscreen, glasses and hat. Bring local currency for camera fees (50 INR for mobile phones and tablets, 100 INR for cameras, 5000 INR for video at the time of printing) and books about Mahatma Gandhi at Mani Bhavan. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise normal caution. The order of sites visited may vary.

Tour & Hotel Transfer - Marvels of Mumbai

This tour is for disembarking guests who wish to go to The Oberoi/ Trident Nariman Point Hotel.


Experience the highlights of Mumbai during a scenic, half-day orientation tour of this fascinating city.


Gateway of India and Prince of Wales Museum

Depart the pier for the brief drive to the Gateway of India. The city's most famous landmark, this Indo-Saracenic archway was built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary.


After a photo stop here, visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which is crowned by a white Mughal-style dome. Upon arrival, view jade work, weapons from the Mughal Empire, clay and terracotta figures from the 3rd century B.C., Greek-influenced 4th- and 5th-century heads and figures, superb Indian paintings, illustrated manuscripts, and exquisite miniatures.


Marine Drive and Mani Bhavan

Next, proceed along Marine Drive, Mumbai's seaside promenade. Its graceful curve sweeps from the skyscrapers at Nariman Point to the foot of Malabar Hill. At the northern end is the lively Chowpatty Beach, a Mumbai institution. From here, a visit is made to Mani Bhavan, Gandhi's Bombay base between 1917 and 1934. Now a permanent museum and memorial to the Mahatma, Mani Bhavan contains a research library of more than 20,000 volumes, along with personal artefacts, photos and letters. Gandhi's sitting room/bedroom is preserved behind glass.


Dhobi Ghat and Victoria Terminus

Your tour continues with a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, an impressive operation where tons of clothing from all over Mumbai are laundered, pressed and bundled before being returned to their owners. During the 40-minute drive back to the pier, pass by the Victoria Terminus, a remarkable railway station built during the year of Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Inspired by St. Pancras Station in London, the Victoria Terminus features impressive domes, spires, Corinthian columns and minarets, and serves a half-million commuters daily.


Re-board your vehicle for the approximate 40-minute drive to the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.8 miles (about 1.29 kilometres) over paved surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, 50 steps at the Prince of Wales Museum (only the first floor is accessible by elevator) and 35 steps at Mani Bhawan. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing and sunscreen, glasses and hat. Bring local currency for camera fees (50 INR for mobile phones and tablets, 100 INR for cameras, 5000 INR for video at the time of printing) and books about Mahatma Gandhi at Mani Bhavan. At some sites, depending on traffic and parking conditions, it may be necessary to cross busy streets. Sites may also be crowded and guests need to exercise normal caution. The order of sites visited may vary.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis Mumbai

Mid-Voyage Land Adventure: Delhi, Agra, the Taj Mahal and Colombo

Delhi and Agra are home to some of the most important landmarks in India, and around the world. After flying into Delhi, explore New Delhi and Lutyen's Delhi, pass by the 'India Gate', Rajpath and Presidential House, and visit Humayun's Tomb and a Sikh Temple. The next day, drive to Agra, once the capital of the great Mughal Empire and repository of some of the Mughals' most famous monuments, the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Both the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Experience the mesmerising beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset, enter the mausoleum and stroll around the extensive grounds. Inside the red, sandstone walls of the massive, 16th-century Agra Fort, see fairy-tale palaces and audience halls whilst exploring the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. Following an overnight stay in Colombo, your Mid-Voyage Land Adventure concludes on Day Four with a tour of the city, National Museum and Gangarama Temple before embarking the ship.



Duration: Four Days/Three Nights

Departure: Mumbai

Re-join ship: Colombo

Reserve by: At least 90 days prior to sailing.


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the program price is subject to change. Payment-in-full is due within 120 days prior to sailing. Booking made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.



Guests must be in possession of Indian visa obtained prior to joining the cruise.



Experience the mesmerising Taj Mahal, massive, awe-inspiring Agra Fort and a treasure trove of other 'crown jewels' of India during this unforgettable, four-day, three-night excursion to Delhi, Agra and Colombo.


DAY ONE - Mumbai/Delhi

Depart the ship and transfer to Mumbai airport for a scheduled, approximately two-hour flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you are met and taken to The Taj Mahal Hotel for lunch. The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi is nestled in the bustling heart of New Delhi, and combines elegant, old-world luxury with the most modern amenities.


New Delhi, Lutyen's Delhi, War Memorial Arch, Raipath, Presidential House

After lunch, depart for a guided orientation tour of New Delhi. Along the way, drive through 'Lutyens' Delhi'. Commissioned in 1911 and inaugurated as recently as 1931, this magnificently-planned area of Delhi is an architectural combination of British and Indian architecture. From here, travel past the War Memorial Arch, better known as the 'India Gate', then drive down Rajpath and past the Presidential House.


Humayun's Tomb, Sikh Temple

Next, a visit is made to Humayun's Tomb, a magnificent monument built in red sandstone by Haji Begum, Humayun's first wife and mother of Emperor Akbar. Her design was way ahead of its time, and is the basis for the design of the famous Taj Mahal, built almost a hundred years later. Leaving Humayun's Tomb, re-board your coach and proceed for a visit to a Sikh temple. Following your visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the hotel for check-in.


Dinner and overnight at The Taj Mahal Hotel - New Delhi.


DAY TWO - Delhi/Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, board a coach for the scenic, approximately 3.5-hourd drive to Agra, with a comfort stop en route. Agra was the capital of the Mughal dynasties in the 16th century and 17th centuries, and repository of many of the Mughals' most famous monuments. The city has long astonished visitors with sites dating back to the Mughal Empire.


Agra Fort

Upon arrival in Agra, a visit is made to the Agra Fort, the town's second-most important attraction after the Taj Mahal. This massive fort's 1.5 mile-long (about 2.5 km-long), red sandstone walls contained the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It is comprised of fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two beautiful mosques. Founded in the 16th century, the vast complex underwent many additions by subsequent rulers. Here, Shah Jehan was held captive by his son, and spent his days gazing out from his room towards the Taj Mahal across the river. Following your visit, re-board your coach and proceed to your hotel for lunch and check-in, followed by some free time at your leisure.


Sunset Taj Majal Visit

In the late-afternoon, depart for a special sunset visit to the Taj Mahal, Shah Jehan's enduring monument to love. This beautiful mausoleum of pure white marble is an architectural marvel of astonishing beauty, and offers a breath-taking image as soon as you emerge from the arched entry gateway. Emperor Shah Jehan, fifth of the great Mughals, was devoted to his wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace). She died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. He resolved to build his wife a memorial surpassing anything the world had ever seen in terms of beauty and extravagance. Twenty-thousand labourers and skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy were put into action to construct this unrivalled masterpiece. The rays of the setting sun make this monument a wonder to behold. You can enter the mausoleum, and stroll around the extensive grounds. Following your visit, re-board your coach for the drive back to the hotel.


Dinner and overnight at The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra.


DAY THREE - Agra/Delhi/Colombo

Depart for an early-morning visit to the Taj Mahal, and a sunrise view of the magnificent, world-renowned mausoleum. The most unusual story about the Taj is that there might have been two of them. The Emperor intended to build a second tomb in black marble, a negative image of the white Taj for his wife, Mumtaz. Tragically, before he could begin, he was deposed by his son and imprisoned in the Agra Fort, where he remained until his death, spending the rest of his life looking out along the river to the final resting-place of his wife. Shah Jehan and Mumtaz Mahal are now both buried in the underground chamber of the Taj Mahal.


Sunrise Taj Mahal

The rays of the rising sun that await you at the Taj Mahal are truly awe-inspiring. You can enter the mausoleum, and take a stroll around the extensive grounds. Following your visit, re-board your coach and drive back to the hotel.


After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the approximately 3.5-hour drive back to Delhi. After lunch at a local hotel, transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Colombo. Dinner is served in-flight. Upon arrival, transfer to the Taj Samudra for check-in.


Overnight at the Taj Samudra - Colombo.


DAY FOUR - Colombo

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for an orientation tour of Colombo. Along the way, drive past the commercial district of the city, and through Pettah's bazaar area. The views are more peaceful as you drive past Vihara Mahadevi Park, now renamed after a Sinhalese queen. It was formerly known as Victoria Park, when originally created by the British as a botanical garden for tropical species. Across the street is the imposing, neo-Classical Town Hall.

National Museum, King of Kandy Regalia Collection

Next, delve deeper into this culture during a visit to the elegant, white, colonnaded National Museum (closed on full-moon days and national holidays). View the fascinating and sometimes scary mask collection, which has its share of demons, including Prince Maha Kola, wearing a diadem of interwoven snakes. Another gallery contains a display of outstanding Hindu and Buddhist bronzes. One group of statuettes is connected with the cult of Shiva, and includes a fine sculpture of Shiva as 'lord of the dance'. Some of the images are mobile; not intended to be worshipped in the most sacred places, but destined for ritual processions around the temple or through the streets of the town. The museum also houses a collection of the regalia of the King of Kandy.

Gangarama Temple

Your final stop is at the bustling Gangarama Temple, the nicest and most intimate of all Buddhist temples in Colombo. At the conclusion of your visit, transfer to the pier and embark the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure requires an extensive amount of walking, at times over uneven, cobblestone and gravel surfaces, with many steps to climb at Humanyun's Tomb, the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Colombo National Museum, and Gangarama Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. The driving distance between Delhi and Agra is approximately 3-3.5 hours in each direction. Coaches, guides and equipment are the best-available in the area, but may not be up to the standards of those found on other excursions. Pack lightly; the luggage weight restriction is limited to 33 pounds (about 15 kilograms). Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Proper attire is required to enter the temples; shorts and bare shoulders are not permitted. Shoe covers are provided at the Taj Mahal to enter the mausoleum. Shoes must be removed for the visits to the Sikh Temple and Gangarama Temple. The tour itinerary and sequence are subject to change without prior notice, and airline alterations to the flight schedules may affect the tour itinerary, tour sequence and/or programme content.


Programme Includes:

· One-night stay at The Taj Mahal Hotel (or similar) - New Delhi

· One-night stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas (or similar) - Agra

· One-night stay at Taj Samudra (or similar) - Colombo

· Scheduled flights, Economy-Class: Mumbai/Delhi and Delhi/Colombo (Business-Class may be requested at a supplemental charge per flight, and is subject to availability. The availability of Business-Class flights is based on equipment utilised and each segment is quoted separately, if available)

· Three breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners, plus one in-flight dinner (lunch and dinner include choice of two beverages, local beer, house wine or soft drinks)

· Roundtrip transfer by battery operated vehicles to-and-from the Taj Mahal entrance gate

· Shoe covers at the Taj Mahal to enter mausoleum

· Still and video camera fees

· Bottled water on coach

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Gratuities on meals


Not Included:

Indian visa, any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

3NT POST-CRUISE TAJ MAHAL, AGRA & DELHI

A visit to India's treasured sites evokes images of erstwhile royalty and legendary tales of love and valor. There are few places in the world that compare with the memerizing Taj Mahal and the awe-inspiring Agra Fort. Enjoy a treasure trove of unforgettable sights that will enthrall even the most jaded traveler.



Guests must be in possession of an Indian visa prior to arrival in India.


DAY 1 - MUMBAI / DELHI

Disembark your Silversea cruise where you will be met by the local representative and transferred to the Mumbai airport for your flight to Delhi. Once you have completed customs and immigration formalities and collected your luggage take a short tour of a nearby Sikh Temple. After stopping for lunch the representative will assist with your transfer to the hotel where dinner will be provided later in the evening.


Overnight at The Oberoi Hotel - New Delhi


DAY 2 - NEW DELHI / AGRA

Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will assemble the Silversea group for an early lunch there as well before your departure for the 3.5 hour drive to Agra (with a comfort stop en route).


Proceed to Agra Fort, the town's second important attraction after the Taj Mahal. The massive fort contains within its 1.5 mile-long (2.5 km-long), red sandstone walls the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two beautiful mosques. Founded in the 16th century, the vast complex experienced many additions by subsequent rulers. Here Shah Jehan was held captive by his son and spent his days gazing out from his room toward the Taj Mahal across the river. Leave Agra Fort and head to The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel for check-in and lunch.


The luxury hotel is a mere 650 yards (600 meters) from the Taj Mahal, thus offering you a first glimpse of the stunningly beautiful mausoleum. Check-in and freshen up before departing for a sunset visit to the famed Taj Mahal. The unique beauty of this magnificent mausoleum in pure white marble provides a breathtaking image as soon as you emerge from the arched entry gateway. Return to the hotel at the end of your visit and enjoy dinner served at the hotel.


Overnight at The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra

DAY 3 - AGRA / NEW DELHI

Early this morning, return to the monument - a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal - Shah Jehan's enduring monument to love. Emperor Shah Jehan, fifth of the great Mughal emperors was devoted to his wife Mumtaz Mahal, meaning literally jewel of the palace. She died at the age of 39 giving birth to their fourteenth child. The shah envisioned a memorial that would surpass anything the world had ever seen. Thousands of labourers and skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy were commissioned to construct this incredible masterpiece. The rays of the rising sun make the monument a wonder to behold.


Return to the hotel for breakfast.


After lunch, return to New Delhi (3.5 hour drive) with enroute comfort stops. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon sightseeing in New Dehli. Highlights include Humanyun's Tomb, one of the most beautiful tombs of the Mughal era; Lutyens Delhi, the cities poshest neighborhood that dates from the days of the British Empire, among others. After dinner, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.


Overnight at The Oberoi Hotel - New Delhi


DAY 4 - NEW DELHI

After breakfast this morning, check-out of the hotel and be transfer to the Delhi airport for your international flight home.



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Programme Includes:

· Two 1 night stays at The Oberoi - New Delhi

· One-night stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra

· Scheduled flight, Economy-Class: Mumbai/ Delhi (Business Class may be requested at a supplemental charge per flight and is subject to availability. The availability of Business class flights is based on equipment utilised and each segment is quoted separately, if available)

· Three breakfasts, two lunches plus one lunch in-flight, and three dinners (lunch and dinner include choice of two beverages, local beer, house wine, soft drinks)

· Roundtrip transfer by battery operated vehicles to and from the Taj Mahal entrance gate

· All transfers to/from airport to pier

· Still and video camera fees

· Bottled water on coach

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Gratuities on meals


Flight Details:

Day 4: Mumbai/Delhi - approximately 2hr25min



Luggage Information:

Please pack one small bag to take with you to Agra. Larger pieces of luggage can be left at the hotel in New Delhi, so please plan to travel with a small overnight bag. Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Indian flights (maximum 33lbs/15kg for checked luggage). Include lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat and your camera. Shoe covers are provided for the interior visit of Taj Mahal mausoleum.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details about an Indian visa. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This Land Program requires an extensive amount of walking with many steps to climb at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. This programme involves fairly long drives. The driving distance between Delhi and Agra is now 3-3.5 hours. All vehicles utilised are the best available; they may not always be to western standards.


Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.


Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

3NT PRE-CRUISE TAJ MAHAL, AGRA & DELHI

A visit to India's treasured sites evokes images of erstwhile royalty and legendary tales of love and valor. There are few places in the world that compare with the mesmerizing Taj Mahal and the awe-inspiring Agra Fort. Enjoy a treasure trove of unforgettable sights that will enthrall even the most jaded traveler.



Guests must be in possession of an Indian visa prior to arrival in India.


DAY 1 - ARRIVE DELHI

Upon arrival at Delhi's Indira Ghandi International Airport you will be met by the local Silversea Cruises representative once you have completed customs and immigration formalities and collected your luggage. The representative will assist with your transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day and all meals are on your own.


Overnight at The Oberoi Hotel - New Delhi


DAY 2 - NEW DELHI / AGRA

Enjoy a leisurely morning with breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will assemble the Silversea group for an early lunch there as well before your departure for the 3.5 hour drive to Agra (with a comfort stop en route).


Welcome to Agra! As the capital of the Mughal dynasties in the 16th and 17th centuries, Agra also was the repository of many of the Mughals most famous monuments. The city has long astonished visitors with sites that date back to the Mughal empire. On arrival, transfer to The Oberoi Amarvilas. The luxury hotel is a mere 650 yards (600 meters) from the Taj Mahal, thus offering you a first glimpse of the stunningly beautiful mausoleum. Check-in and freshen up before departing for a sunset visit to the famed Taj Mahal. The unique beauty of this magnificent mausoleum in pure white marble provides a breathtaking image as soon as you emerge from the arched entry gateway. Return to the hotel at the end of your visit and enjoy dinner served at the hotel.


Overnight at The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra

DAY 3 - AGRA / NEW DELHI

Early this morning, return to the monument - a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal - Shah Jehan's enduring monument to love. Emperor Shah Jehan, fifth of the great Mughal emperors was devoted to his wife Mumtaz Mahal, meaning literally jewel of the palace. She died at the age of 39 giving birth to their fourteenth child. The shah envisioned a memorial that would surpass anything the world had ever seen. Thousands of laborers and skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy were commissioned to construct this incredible masterpiece. The rays of the rising sun make the monument a wonder to behold. You can enter the mausoleum and stroll around the extensive grounds.


Return to the hotel for breakfast.


Proceed to Agra Fort, the town's second important attraction after the Taj Mahal. The massive fort contains within its 1.5 mile-long (2.5 km-long), red sandstone walls the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises fairy-tale palaces, audience halls and two beautiful mosques. Founded in the 16th century, the vast complex experienced many additions by subsequent rulers. Here Shah Jehan was held captive by his son and spent his days gazing out from his room toward the Taj Mahal across the river. Leave Agra Fort and return to The Oberoi Amarvilas Hotel for lunch.


After lunch, return to New Delhi (3.5 hour drive) with enroute comfort stops. After dinner is provided, the rest of the evening is at your leisure.


Overnight at The Oberoi Hotel - New Delhi


DAY 4 - NEW DELHI / MUMBAI

Following breakfast at the hotel, check-out and enjoy a morning of sightseeing in New Dehli. Highlights include Humanyun's Tomb, one of the most beautiful tombs of the Mughal era; Lutyens Delhi, the cities poshest neighborhood that dates from the days of the British Empire, among others. Late morning will find you on your way to the airport for the short (approximately 2 hour) flight to Mumbai. An in-flight lunch is served.


Following your arrival in Mumbai, once you have collected your luggage, the local Mumbai-based representative will meet you and direct you to the motorcoach that will deliver you to the waiting Silversea ship. Bon Voyage!



For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises


Programme Includes:

· Two 1 night stays at The Oberoi - New Delhi

· One-night stay at The Oberoi Amarvilas - Agra

· Scheduled flight, Economy-Class: Delhi / Mumbai (Business Class may be requested at a supplemental charge per flight and is subject to availability. The availability of Business class flights is based on equipment utilised and each segment is quoted separately, if available)

· Three breakfasts, two lunches plus one lunch in-flight, and two dinners (lunch and dinner include choice of two beverages, local beer, house wine, soft drinks)

· Roundtrip transfer by battery operated vehicles to and from the Taj Mahal entrance gate

· All transfers to/from airport to pier

· Still and video camera fees

· Bottled water on coach

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

· Gratuities on meals


Flight Details:

Day 4: Delhi/ Mumbai - approximately 2hr10min



Luggage Information:

Please pack one small bag to take with you to Agra. Larger pieces of luggage can be left at the hotel in New Delhi, so please plan to travel with a small overnight bag. Weight restrictions are very strict on domestic Indian flights (maximum 33lbs/15kg for checked luggage). Include lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Remember to bring sunscreen, a hat and your camera. Shoe covers are provided for the interior visit of Taj Mahal mausoleum.


Visa Information:

Please check with your travel professional for details about an Indian visa. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain appropriate visa documents before your cruise.


Accessibility:

This Land Program requires an extensive amount of walking with many steps to climb at the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. This programme involves fairly long drives. The driving distance between Delhi and Agra is now 3-3.5 hours. All vehicles utilised are the best available; they may not always be to western standards.


Vaccinations:

Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.


Minimum Participation:

All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.


This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.


Please note: Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour.


All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. This description is a general overview of this programme. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. The programme described here is provided by independent contractors. Silversea acts solely as ticketing agent. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.

Hôtels depuis Mumbai

PRE-CRUISE-GRAND HOTEL-TAJ MAHAL PALACE

POST CRUISE GRAND HOTEL TAJ MAHAL PALACE

MUMBAI GRANDE HOTEL

Grande Hotel is for those who want to begin or prolong their Silversea holiday - luxury accommodations, exclusive service and impeccable attention to detail in style. Grande Hotel guests appreciate the finer things in life. These properties have been chosen not only for their prime location but for their outstanding service and their exceptional quality.


For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.


Hotel groups that are frequently featured in our program include Shangri-La, Four Seasons, Peninsula or Fairmont to name just a few.

MUMBAI SIMPLY HOTEL

Our Simply Hotel selection is the perfect choice for those who want a centrally located setting from which to discover - or rediscover - the city. Rooms in these 4.5 and 5-star properties are generally Standard Double or King rooms that provide comfortable accommodations and superior service for those who wish to extend their trip with a cultural or shopping experience in some of the world's most iconic cities.

For your convenience, we can easily organize transfers between the airport and hotel or between the hotel and the pier so that you only have to decide how much or how little you wish to do.

Hotel brands that we consistently feature include Intercontinental, JW Marriott, Fairmont or the Conrad Group.