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St. Francis Church is the oldest church in India, built in 1516 by Portuguese settlers to replace an older wooden church constructed in 1503 on the same site. It was once the burial site of Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, who died in Kochi, and though his gravestone is still in place here, his remains have since been moved to Lisbon.

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Best of Kochi - Guided Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Best of Kochi - Guided Full Day Sightseeing Tour

Get a chance to explore highlights of Kochi, a major port city in Kerala. The biggest city in the state is a must-visit to discover the history of India of colonial times. Chinese Fishing Net, origin unclear, but said to be bought by a Chinese explorer Zheng He, is one of the major attractions. Dig in the history of Kochi by grabbing this opportunity to discover Fort Kochi Beach, Bastion Bungalow, Ernakulam Shiva Temple, Lulu Mall, and much more. This guided tour for eight hours and thirty minutes will leave you with memories you will cherish for years. The comfortable cars will help you reach all the places and allow you to have a seamless experience. Timings: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34
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Private Guided Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour by Tyndis

Private Guided Fort Kochi Tuk Tuk Tour by Tyndis

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Tyndis tuk tuk tour will take you to experience the rich culture and heritage of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry, which were under the colonial rule for more than 444 years. During this tour we will take you to a few unique places like Dhobi Khana (Manual Washing place of the washerman community), Freedom Struggle Prison, Spice Market etc. 500 Years of immigration has gifted Fort Kochi a deep sense of multiculturalism. At Least 32 communities live here speaking at least 16 languages. Our Tyndis story telling driver Mr. Karthik born and brought up in Fort Kochi itself, Other than local history he is very passionate about football and fitness. He has an experience of 10 years in storytelling, and you can hear a lot of unique stories about the locality from him
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.32
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$34.32
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Private guided VIP tour in kochi with pickup !

Private guided VIP tour in kochi with pickup !

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Discover the highlights of kochi like a VIP, in an Air conditioned premier vehicle with a private guide. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, because of her rich spice history, kochi was attracted by most of the foreign traders. Kochi was the first european colonies for Portuguese in the colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. It is the old buildings which most clearly reveal this deep-rooted colonial influence. In 1947, when India gained independence from the British colonial rule, Cochin was the first princely state to join the Indian Union willingly. During the tour in the old city , we will discover the traditional landmarks of historical Kochi, which includes ancient Chinese fishing nets, the historical European settlements like Vasco de gama church and dutch cemetry and later towards the Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and spend time walking through the historical Jew town towards the Jewish synagogue.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Private Tour : Glimpse of Kochi

Private Tour : Glimpse of Kochi

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This shore excursion is the perfect way to make the most of your time in Kochi. Tour the incredible sites on a four-hour journey through Fort Kochi, Mattanchery and the Jewish Synagogue. You'll learn about local life from your professional guide, get an up close look at the famous Chinese fishing nets that dot the coastline and explore the best this incredible Southern Indian city has to offer.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$78.00
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$78.00
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Walking Tour of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry with a Local Private Guide

Walking Tour of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry with a Local Private Guide

Fort Kochi and Mattancherry Walking Tour is a sightseeing tour in Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Walk along the street and explore all the main attractions from Chinese fishing nets to Jewish Synagogue. Also visit beautiful Mattancherry Palace built by Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.00
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$26.00
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Tropical South India Journey

Tropical South India Journey

Located on the tropical Malabar Coast of southwestern India, Kerala has been named as one of the ten paradises of the world by National Geographic Traveler. Peace and serenity await you. Visited cities: Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar & Mumbai
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  • 10 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,060.00
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$1,060.00
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Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul

Deep South of India - Kerala and Tamil Nadul

South India It is a land with beautiful temples reflecting how strongly its religion has been interwoven into the life of its people. Enjoy this Indian dreamscape surrounded with coconut palm trees, beaches, mesmerizing backwaters, and colourful traditions to make you live an unforgettable destination. Visited cities: Cochin, Alleppey, Thekkady, Munnar, Madurai, Thanjour, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram & Mumbai
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  • 17 days
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$1,600.00
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$1,600.00

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala.

Family Group Excursion to Backwaters of Kerala. This tour is for families with 4 people who want to ensure exclusiveness of just their family and friends. Thus it gives the convenience of avoiding a crowd of people and be safe in the present pandemic situation. The travellers have the comfort of meeting at the exact spot where the want ot be met...like by the side of their cruiser or at the lobby of the hotel where the stay. The tours are customised to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. Air conditioned car or small van is used with local guides who are skilled and experienced The tour covers the Backwater Houseboat Cruise combined with a city tour of Kochi. An early morning drive to Kumarakom and Cruise in the backwaters for 3 hours. After backwater cruise an orientation drive to Fort Kochi heritage area with photos stops at Chinese Fishing Nets. It is full day tour and option to stop for lunch in a local restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.00
per group
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$400.00
per group
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Kochi Excursion for Cruise passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

Kochi Excursion for Cruise passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

This half-day tour of the city will give you an idea of how years of visiting explorers and traders have made Cochin into the cultural melting pot that it is today Fort Cochin, the first European settlement in India. This region has changed hands between the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, each of which have left their mark on the architecture. In Fort Kochi at the beach you are taken to Chinese Fishing Nets. Chinese fishing nets dotted along the shoreline that are still used in the Kerala backwaters. Move on to St Francis Church, which was built by General Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1500. He arrived from Portugal with half a dozen ships to build the first European church in India You’ll head to Jewish town by coach. You’ll then move on to Asia’s best preserved synagogue, which is paved with hand-painted blue-and-white porcelain tiles, before perusing the shops in Jew Town The final stop is at Mattancherry at the Dutch Palace. It’s home to Hindu murals that cover entire walls
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.00
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$50.00
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Two day trip to Kumarakom - Cochin

Two day trip to Kumarakom - Cochin

A short 2 days tour giving travelers the essence of Gods Own Country in the most traditional authentic manner. All inclusive with transportation , accommodation and activities as specified. A chance to experience the famous backwaters of Kerala along with the culture and traditions in traditional accommodation and also take in the sights of the old historic part of the entry port city of Cochin.
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  • 2 days
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$246.12
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$246.12
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Shore Excursion for

Shore Excursion for "Nautica" passengers to Kochi: Pick & Drop @ ship:

Cruise ship passengers short on time on land will appreciate this well-designed tour of Kochi that maximizes your time. You'll be picked up directly from your ship, so you won't need to worry about getting lost in a new place. Choose from two itineraries to suit your interests: a tour of Kochi's highlights (including Jew Town, Fort Kochi, and the Chinese Fishing Nets), or a tranquil backwater cruise on a refurbished rice barge.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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Kochi Half Day City Tour

Kochi Half Day City Tour

Hello! Travelers ! Skip the expensive shore excursions ! Book a Thrifty small Group Tour of maximum 4 people.! You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.. Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience. The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship. 1. Kochi Over View. Chinese Fishing Nets, Church of St. Francis, Santa Cruz Basilica, & Jewish Town for synagogue and the ancient Jewish quarters and Spice market. An early morning drive to a suburban fishing Village.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Kochi Islands & Backwaters Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Kochi Islands & Backwaters Bike Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

This full day Bike Tour will take you across all the sightseeing spots in Kochi, starting from the busy Broadway market to Bolgatty Island to Vypeen to historic islands of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Experience the life of Kochi from close corners, visit all the historic heritage sites and shop in the spice and antique markets of Broadway and Mattancherry.
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  • 8 hours
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$88.40
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$88.40
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Kochi Shore Excursions for

Kochi Shore Excursions for "Norwegian Spirit" Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship

Hello! Norwegian Spirit‘ Passengers. Skip the expensive shore excursions ! Book a group tour for as little as USD 40 ! You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name.. Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience, and travelling sustainably. The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. We ensure your timely return after the tour. Tour # 1.Cochin City Overview. 5 hours.  All attractions are covered. Chinese Fishing, St. Francis, Jewish Synagogue,Dutch Palace. A slow paced tour full filling all your preferences. Tour # 2..Backwater Houseboat Experience. 7 hours.  Tour which give you the essence of Kerala.. An over land drive to backwater region.in the morning will give you chance to understand the country. Later on reaching the backwaters check into your private houseboat and cruise in the backwaters for 2 hours. Relaxed in the lobby watch the life.. .
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
Price varies by group size
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$40.00
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Cochin Heritage Tour

Cochin Heritage Tour

You will be received by our representative and private guide and taken to Old Cochin. Cochin heritage tour starts with Dutch Palace(closed on Fridays). Though Built by Portuguese in 1555, it is known as Dutch Palace. The main glory of the Dutch Palace is the art form of Hindu Temple. Dutch Cemetery was built in the year 1724 and the oldest cemetery in India. Nearby Bishop House we find out Indo- Portuguese Museum. Jewish Synagogue (closed on Friday noon and Saturday) another historic attraction of Cochin heritage tour. A number of Copper plates described in Hebrew script are maintained here. The next capture point is St.Francis Church built by Portuguese in 1510. Vasco-da-Gama was buried here and later 14 years his remains were taken to Portugal. Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica is nearby and it’s also by Portuguese in the year 1505 The Chinese Fishing nets are another famous spot in Fort Cochin. (Minimum 2 persons required. This offer is not valid between December 15 to January 10)
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34
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Cochin sightseeing with monuments entrances by Minivan, Car

Cochin sightseeing with monuments entrances by Minivan, Car

Cochin one of South India’s most interesting towns, still largely comprises low rise, picturesque buildings. Visit Mattanchery Palace, built by the Portuguese (1557) as a gift for the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights, it was largely rebuilt by the new occupants, the Dutch. Further visit Jewish Synagogue adjacent to the Palace. This gem of a synagogue dating from 1568 (rebuilt in 1662) at the heart of what is called locally Jew Town, now a fascinating mixture of shops (some selling antiques), warehouses and spice auction rooms. Later on drive to Fort Kochi beach area to visit St. Francis Church originally dedicated to Santo Antonio, the patron saint of Portugal, St. Francis Church is the first to reflect the new, European influenced tradition. Vasco da Gama died on the site in 1524 and was originally buried in the cemetery. Fourteen years later his body was removed to Portugal. Our final visit will be to huge Chinese Fishing Nets line the entrance to the harbour mouth.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.40
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$102.40
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Private Guided Tour Kochi Pickup from Cruise ship and hotels

Private Guided Tour Kochi Pickup from Cruise ship and hotels

Shore Excursions/One day tours Your guide will be waiting for you as you leave your cruise ship at Kochi Port. You will be taken back to your ship after a 6 – 8 hour tour depending on your ship’s timing. We regularly serve cruise ships and know how to meet their requirements. THE REAL MARIGOLD HOTEL EXPERIENCE This is an experience rather than an ordinary tour. Guide will take you safely through the bustle and cacophony of everyday life in Kochi just as we did for the group of celebrities in The Real Marigold Hotel series on the TV series. You will see and do things in Kochi similar to those experienced by the celebrities : local life, major sights, animated streets, colourful markets,tuk tuk ride and more. This is incredible India and you will probably witness unplanned surprises, a wedding, a celebration, a procession,… who knows ? You will be able to take in the atmosphere of Kochi and leave with wonderful memories of our amazing city. Do not forget your camera .
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$128.00
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$128.00

Kochi City Tour

Kochi City Tour

Experience your private city tour in Kochi with a trusted people, with guaranteed pick up and timely Drop off. Explore the historical monuments and learn more about Kochi's rich history from your Driver/Local Expert. Kochi was a fishing village in the Kingdom of Kochi in the pre-colonial Kerala. Kochi was the center of the Indian spice trade for many centuries. Because of its rich spice history, Kochi was a major attraction for foreign traders. During this tour, you will travel in a taxi to explore Kochi's most important landmarks like Chinese fishing nets , St Francis church, the Dutch Palace, Jewish synagogue, the Jain temple and more. And also some local places like Dhobhi Khana(Local Washing area), Ginger ware house(packing/drying of spices), and womens cooperatives spice markets, (spice making/ candle making, inscents making etc) to experience the life of local people. This tour includes monument entrance fees.
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  • 4 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
per group
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$80.00
per group

Kochi Super - The Best Of Kochi

Kochi Super - The Best Of Kochi

We always want the passengers to have a free and unique experience when booking with us. We try to customize the trip as much as possible as per the Guest requirement even when the tour has started. Nothing is impossible, book and enjoy the Kochi _ City.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.67
per group
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$106.67
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Tuk-Tuk Tour of Kochi - A Guide Sightseeing Tour

Tuk-Tuk Tour of Kochi - A Guide Sightseeing Tour

Get a chance to explore highlights of Kochi, a major port city in Kerala. The biggest city in the state is a must-visit to discover the history of India of colonial times. Chinese Fishing Net, origin unclear, but said to be bought by a Chinese explorer Zheng He, is one of the major attractions. Dig in the history of Kochi by grabbing this opportunity to discover St Francis Church, Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz basilica church, Jain temple, Dutch Palace, and Jewish Synagogue. Not just this get a chance to visit the Ginger warehouse and the Spice market as welland know about the culture of the city. This guided tour for eight hours and thirty minutes will leave you with memories you will cherish for years. The Tuk-Tuk will help you reach all the places and allow you to have a seamless experience. Tour Timings: Anytime between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • 4 hours
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$16.32
Price varies by group size
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$16.32
Price varies by group size

India's Tropical Malabar Coast Kerala Tour

India's Tropical Malabar Coast Kerala Tour

Enjoy this 6Days tour of Kerala, a state on India's tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It's known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations. This tour give you a chance to see beautiful sights in Kochi, Amazing hills of Munnar tea gardens. Enjoy a traditional Kerala dance show which is Kathakali a vibrant culture.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$528.00
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$528.00
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Kerala With Madurai

Kerala With Madurai

Kerala with Madurai This itinerary is a great combination of the Nature at Kerala and the Culture at Tamilnadu.Many interesting Responsible Tourism activities are included in addition to a visit to Meenakshi Temple Madurai.A short visit to Athirappally waterfall is an additional highlight.This itinerary can further be customised to extensions.This can be a great combination for women travellers and family groups.
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  • 12 days
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$1,694.16
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$1,694.16
Price varies by group size

Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Kochi Shore excursion for cruise passengers with a local guide and Tuk Tuk ride

Benefit of a private local guide from the same old city of kochi and also a fun ride in Tuk tuk through the local streets. Your guide will meet you at Cochin port and guide your team towards the oldest part of kochi called Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Kochi was the centre of Indian spice trade for many centuries, because of her rich spice history kochi was attracted by most of the foreign traders.Kochi was the first european colonies for Portuguese in the colonial India from the year 1500-1663, followed by Dutch and later by the British. During your tour in Fort kochi and mattancherry we will discover the traditional landmarks of Kochi,like Chinese fishing nets, Vasco de gama church and also the Dutch palace, a museum under Archeology and later walks through the Jewish street towards Jewish synagogue. Along with the historical places,you will also visit some other places like Dhobhi (local laundry), Spice ware houses etc to discover the life of the local people in the old kochi city.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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$150.00
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Kochi Shore Excursion for 'Silver Moon' Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

Kochi Shore Excursion for 'Silver Moon' Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

When the Costa Victoria docks at Kochi, make the most of Kerala on a pre-arranged backwater cruise or Kochi shore excursion that frees you from planning anything yourself. Choose to cruise Kerala’s backwaters by houseboat followed by a panoramic Kochi tour. Or delve deeper into Kochi: seeing its Chinese fishing nets and other sights by foot and tuk-tuk. Round-trip transport matching your ship arrival and departure makes everything worry-free.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. Francis Church costs USD 233.01. Guided St. Francis Church tours start around USD 233.01 per person. See all 81 St. Francis Church tickets and tours on Viator.
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