Constellation 4 Indian Tours – 2019 Feb
SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS IN COCHIN GOA AND MUMBAI
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Cochin 23rd FEB 1 PM – 7.30 PM – Mormugao (Goa) 25th Feb 8.30 AM – 3.30 PM – Mumbai 26th & 27th FEB 0830-3.30 PM
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin ,Goa & Mumbai to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin , Goa , & Mumbai in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Constellation and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in cochin , Goa & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour of 12 people
Choose between a private or small-group excursion. You will not have to form your own group and we will be happy to place you with other cruisers from your cruise ship.
Expect top quality excursions or your money back! Everything is possible and we will be happy to accommodate many requests.
Please note that we can get fully booked in the high season, especially if you are arriving with a cruise ship. If possible, please contact us as early as possible.
COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH BACKWATER CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT BOLGATTY RESORT (23rd FEB 2019)
Today you will experience the real local life of Cochin during an Ethnic tour
This 7 HOUR city tour combines both Mini coach travel and a relaxing cruise on the backwaters, meaning you get to see this amazing city from every angle – easily the best way to soak up the charms of gorgeous historic Cochin.
Start with the visit of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin. The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks have become a hallmark that represents Fort Kochi on every postcards,Afterwards, you will visit the Dutch Palace, which is also known as the Mattancherry Palace, and is home to Keralan murals, Hindu temple art, and exhibits of the Rajas of Cochin. This pretty landmark is built in a quadrangle, with a courtyard in the middle featuring a small temple dedicated to the protective gods of the Cochin royal family.
After you have explored this simple oasis, you will drive to Fort Cochin, to view the churches, and old-fashioned Tudor-style homes that were constructed by the English merchants who once lived here. Here, you will view St. Francis Church, a pretty white-washed religious center, which was built by Franciscan friars in 1503, before heading to the harbor At a nearby Resort, you will enjoy a cooling drink/High tea before boarding a motorboat for a cruise around the harbor, which was once bustling with foreign traders seeking wealth on the Malabar Coast. Your tranquil guided cruise will take you around the picturesque islets of Gundu, Bolghatty and Vallarpadam, During your cruise you will be able to view many villages, churches and landmarks. At Vallarpadam, you will see a church built in 1676 that houses a Portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Traditional faith holds the picture has miraculous powers and has saved devotees several times from violent storms.
As you cruise around the harbor, you will also be able to glimpse the locals going about their daily lives. Your boat cruise will end at a Jetty close to the pier. A short transfer to your ship will be provided at the end of the tour.
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
Discover Goa Churches,Markets and Beach on 25th Feb
Explore Goa’s historical and religious highlights on this tour. visit the Portuguese-built UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fontainhas, Latin quarters and Panjim flower market as you learn about Goa’s colonial history and culture. You will also be visiting AND RELAX 2 HOURS AT the popular UTORDA BEACH and lunch at Zeebop by the sea Restaurant
A visit to the churches of Old Goa, the “Rome of the East”, which was the administrative seat of the Portuguese. We will visit Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), and the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the body of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary who was canonised in 1622. A brief walk through the heritage district of Fontainhas – this is a residential area, the Latin quarter of Panjim where the traditional colourful houses of the Catholic and Hindu community are still preserved. Here you will see the original fountain after which the area was named. Bazaar walk through the bustling Panjim fish and vegetable market – this is a large colourful market where you can see all sorts of interesting things on offer, including household wares, spices, fish, meat, vegetables and many other goods. It’s a great way to see daily life in Goa!Enroute to pier we will spend 3 hours at UTORDA BEACH
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 26th FEB 2019
Explore the unique local culture, industries and people in the frenetic sprawl known as Mumbai, the capital and economic engine of India, on this full day excursion.
09 AM Depart to Depart to Crawford Market (Fruit / Flowers / Vegetable / Pets Market)
Arrive and visit Crawford Market.
Depart to CST station (Victoria Terminus – World Heritage Site).
Arrive at CST station to see the Mumbai local lifeline.
Depart to the Dhobhi Ghat at Colaba (Open air laundry) enroute drive past Marine drive, Nariman Point, Mumbai
University and High Court.
Arrive and visit Dhobhi Ghat and enjoy a photo-stop of the washing place.
Depart to visit Dabawalla.
Arrive and visit Dabawalla.
Depart to Hotel Taj Mahal Hotel (If you wish you can have your lunch here)
Arrive at Hotel Taj Mahal (Time free for lunch on your own)
Walk up to Gateway of India which is just opposite Taj Mahal hotel.
Arrive and visit Gateway of India.
Depart to Churchgate railway station to take a short ride by the local train.
Arrive at Churchgate railway station and take a local train ride till Charni road railway station.
Arrive at Charni road railway station and later depart to Girgaum Iskcon Temple.
Arrive and visit Girgaum Iskcon Temple.
Depart to the ship en-route drive past via Marine Drive.
1545 hrs: Arrive back at the ship.
In the full day tour you may choose to stop off at a local restaurant for lunch. Ask your Guide for suggestions. There are some world class restaurants serving a variety of cuisines so there is so much to choose from.
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
The caves of Elephanta on ON 27th FEB 2019
Visit the unique Elephanta Caves in the Sea of Arabia
Cruise over to Elephanta Island
Enjoy round-trip transfers
See one of the best examples of Brahmanical rock-cut architecture
This 5-hour tour takes you from Mumbai cruise terminal to the rock art of the Elephanta Caves of Elephanta Island. You will be picked up from pier and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves. A panoramic boat ride takes you from Mumbai to this island of mystery and intrigue. Upon arrival, find yourself enveloped in a verdant green realm where monkeys scamper about and history looms overhead. Trek up the 124 steps leading to the Elephanta Caves to discover this extraordinary network of temples carved into the solid rock. Enter the enormous carved pillars of the main cave to find a remarkable sculpture of Shiva spanning some 18 feet and depicted the god in his three aspects, as Creator, Protector and Destroyer. Explore the temples before journeying back to Mumbai on a cruise that provides a stunning perspective of the Gateway to India and the city’s gleaming skyline – one more epic discovery to add to the day.
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
drop at 2 Pm at pier
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1200 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS (Private tour)
lunch at Cochin and Goa