Posted July 15th, 2012, 09:55 AM
I've gone with both Mumbai Magic and Reality Tours and Travel. Did The People of Mumbai, Many Faiths, Many Cultures with Mumbai Magic. It was an excellent tour and the guide was very knowledgeable. I did think that it was a little expensive (maybe because I was paying for everyone - per person price was probably okay).
I LOVED Reality Tours! We did the Market Tour with them. Our guide was young and enthusiastic. Our tour was a walking tour (very small group - 6, I think) and he waited patiently while everyone took photos. I would definitely go back with them. I love that most of their profits go to their NGO to support the community.
As mentioned you can hire a taxi (negotiate a price with the driver before you get in the car and don't pay until the end!) and have him take you around. Have an idea of what you'd like to see. (I lived in Mumbai for 7 years so you'll find some info here...http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/8295b/10ce6e/
You can also take a taxi from the ship to Colaba. From here you can walk around and you'll see the Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Hotel, Prince of Wales Museum, art museums, Colaba Causeway (place for inexpensive souvenirs), etc. The Gateway is also the hopping off point for boat rides around the harbor or the trip to Elephanta Island.
Already Cruised:1970 Home Lines Homeric (Bahamas)**1977 Cunard Princess (Bermuda)**1986 Carnival Holiday (E Carib)**1987 Carnival Jubilee (E Carib)** 1988 Premier/Big Red Boat Starship Oceanic (Bahamas)**1991 Premier/Big Red Boat Starship Atlantic (Bahamas)**1991 Costa Riviera(W Carib)**1993 Carnival Fantasy (S Carib)**1997 Celebrity Century (W Carib)**1997 Celebrity Century (E Carib)**1998 RCI Grandeur of the Seas (E Carib)**1998 Disney Magic Inaugural Celebration (Bahamas)**2000 Carnival Destiny (Canada)**2001 Celebrity Infinity (Alaska)**2003 Royal Princess (S America)**2008 RCI Serenade of the Seas (repo -SF to Vancouver via Alaska)**2010 Caribbean Princess (S Carib) **2010 Caribbean Princess (b-b S Carib)**2012 Disney Magic (NY-Bahamas)**2012 Carnival Breeze Inaugural Season (Carib/Bahamas)**2012 NCL Epic (Carib/Bahamas)**2013 NCL Breakaway Inaugural Season (Bermuda)**2013 Disney Fantasy (W Carib)**2015 Disney Fantasy (E Carib)**2015 NCL Getaway Family Reunion (E Carib)**2015 RCI Oasis of the Seas (W Carib)**2016 RCI Serenade of the Seas (Baltic)**2016 Disney Magic (NYC to San Juan)**RCI Allure of the Seas Feb. 2017 (W Carib), **2017Disney Fantasy (Eastern Carib)
Upcoming: **Disney Dream Nov. 2017, **NCL Bliss August 2018 , **RCI Harmony of the Seas Nov. 2018