Shopping in Mumbai 101 (Four hours in a chauffeur-driven A/C Toyota Innova)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

60607


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Shopping, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Hindi (conversational), Mandarin (basic)

The no-holds-barred guide to bargaining and buying the right stuff


You've been here a few days or are on a whirlwind trip. Either way, you're not sure where you can buy things for your loved ones back home. That's where I come in. I can show you where all the best buys are. . . be they authentic or ironic. Having written for newspapers and magazines in the lifestyle and retail space for almost 20 years, I know exactly where all the good stuff is. AND I'm not getting a cut from the stores like all the drivers/touts are. I'll take you around for the sheer love of pretty things. And help you bargain them down to a decent price too (in street shops where bargaining is necessary). Apart from the usual silk stoles, real and costume jewellery, embroidered slippers, cushion covers, bags, brass bric-a-brac, etc etc, Mumbai also has a host of very quirky, original stores that stock Indie kitsch made by young designers. These make for attractive souvenirs and gifts. In clothes too, there's a vast variety of options. Come on, let's go shopping!!!

Itinerary

This would depend on your shopping list. . . Your budget, how many things you need to buy, how many things you want to buy once you're out shopping, and your own energy levels. As for me, I can go on and on when it's to do with buying nice things! We can figure out the perfect itinerary for you once you book the tour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

If you think you'll need longer, perhaps you can book two tours, back-to-back...

Transportation

For groups of 1-4, I use only Toyota Innovas, as they are clean, modern, air-conditioned, with sufficient legroom and space for people of height and girth and good ground clearance to give you a smooth ride.

What’s Included

  • Private Transportation

Other: My insider knowledge of the best places to shop at (a skill honed to perfection over the years!), the interesting stores, pop-up shops, etc that are on at the moment, and how to deal with the various shop attendants.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Rupees (INR) - Stopping for a bite en route will cost about INR 1000 per person. The rest depends on your own shopping budget, of course!

What’s Extra

Other: All meals, shopping expenses, etc. Insurance of any sort is not included in the tour price.

A Recent Review of this tour

Priya was excellent and arranged my tour to suit my exact needs. She even got her driver to drop off the sunglasses that I had left behind in her car!
Mercedes (Maggie) Scott

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    Tour Price

    300 USD PER TOUR(for up to 4 people) (duration: 4 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    60607


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Shopping, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (basic), Hindi (conversational), Mandarin (basic)

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