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PricesJNB: R 12,036.00
Valid From10th of April 2018 (Tuesday)
Valid To30th of September 2018 (Sunday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: YesEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview
Looking for a 7 night getaway that will excite the senses? This could be it!
About the Holiday
Combine the cultural and historical delights of the massive city of Mumbai with the laid-back tropical atmosphere of Goa on a 7 night adventure to kick-off the New Year.
- Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Bombay
- Prince of Wales Museum
- Jain Temple
- Pillar monastery
- Margao city
- Colva beach
Day 1 Arrive Mumbai
Arrive at Mumbai's international airport. Thompsons Holidays
representative will be waiting for you outside the exit gate of arrrival terminal, holding a placard. Meeting and assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning ( Approx at 09h30) proceed for half day city tour of Mumbai visiting Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visit to Bombay which is now a Museum displaying photographs, letters, and personal items used by him. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum and the Jain Temple. Drive past the Towers of Silence, Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slope of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Drve through Crawford market, Marine Drive and commemorate the visit of King George V. Afternoon is at leisure in Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Mumbai / Goa (BY TEJAS EXP-05h00/15h30)
(This train operates only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday). In the morning (Approx at 04h00) transfer to the railway station to board the train for Goa. Arrive in Goa, meet our representative and transfer to hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Goa
Breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for half day guided sightseeing tour: Pillar monastery, Margao city, Colva beach. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Goa
Breakfast at the hotel. Day is at leisure. (No Transport Service) Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Goa
Breakfast at the hotel. Day is at leisure.(No Transport Service) Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Goa - Mumbai (BY TEJAS EXP-07h30/19h25)
(This train operates only on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday)
In Morning (Approx at 06h00) transfer to railway station to board train for Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be driven to hotel and check in at hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Mumbai
Breakfast at the hotel.
A representative will transfer you to airport to board the flight for onward destination.
Check in 12h00, Check out 12h00
Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
Includes & Excludes
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Mumbai including airline levies
- Train fare between Mumbai and Goa (Day 3 and Day 7 on itinerary).
- 3 Nights accommodation in Mumbai - Hotel Garden
- 4 Nights accommodation in Goa - Regenta Resort
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeeing as per itinerary.
- English Speaking local guide shall be provided for sightseeing and excursions tours as per itinerary.
- A respresentative for assistance on arrival and departure transfers.
- Health and Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified
- Items of a personal nature
MumbaiMumbai formerly known as Bombay is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Mumbai is also the commercial and entertainment capital of India. Mumbai is located on the Salsette Island, in the west coast of India.
Present Mumbai was originally an archipelago of seven islands. Artefacts found near Kandivali, in northern Mumbai indicate that these islands had been inhabited since the Stone Age. Documented evidence of human habitation dates back to 250 BCE, when it was known as Heptanesia (Ptolemy) (Ancient Greek: A Cluster of Seven Islands). In the 3rd century BCE, the islands formed part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Așoka.
The climate of the city, being in the tropical zone, and near the Arabian Sea, may be broadly classified into two main seasons. They are the humid season and the dry season. The humid season is characterized by high humidity. The dry season, is characterized by moderate levels of humidity and warm to cool weather.
The multiple families of Indian cuisine are characterized by their sophisticated and subtle use of many spices and herbs. Each family of this cuisine is characterized by a wide assortment of dishes and cooking techniques. Though a significant portion of Indian food is vegetarian, many traditional Indian dishes also include chicken, goat, lamb, fish, and other meats.