Nautica in INDIA
small group tour
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Cochin on 20th APRIL – Mangalore 21 Apr – Mormugao (Goa) 22 Apr – Mumbai 23 Apr 2019
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin , Mangalore , Goa & Mumbai to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Mumbai, Goa, Mangalore & Cochin in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Nautica and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Goa, Mangalore , Cochin & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour
• Lunch at Cochin & Goa
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.
Please note that we can get fully booked in the high season, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is acceptable)
COCHIN CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND HARBOUR CRUISE (COCHIN VILLAGE BACKWATER) ON 20th April 2019
A wonderful opportunity to visit the magical Cochin, this fishing city that attracts visitors with its small islands, the different art centers and architecture with the nuances of European and Chinese origin. And finally, a lovely cruise in the port to admire its beauty from another perspective.
What we will see
St. Francis Church
Chinese fishing nets
Local fish market
Santa Cruz Basilica
Cruise in the Harbour
Vallarpadam, Gundu and Bolghatty islands
What we will do
We begin our excursion to the city of Kochi with a visit to the Mattancherry district, where we can admire the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663.
We then go down Jew Street with its typical houses and shops of various kinds, from grocers to antiques sellers.
Our next stop is in the district where the first settlers were Portuguese: Fort Kochi, home to various vestiges of the colonial era, such as St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, which houses the tombs of various important Portuguese and Dutch figures.
Continuing our visit we admire many more attractions, including the Indo-Portuguese Museum where a collection of Portuguese Christian artworks is held, the Chinese fishing nets, a powerful symbol of the centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast and the local fish market.
Towards the end of our day in Kochi we visit the Santa Cruz Basilica whose foundations were laid in 1505, again by the Portuguese.
It is now time for a truly evocative experience: at the Brunton Boatyard Hotel we will board a vessel for a cruise in the port, an opportunity to watch the fishermen at work and admire the islands of Vallarpadam, Gundu and Bolghatty, offering a glimpse of the local way of life.
Mangalore Land Excursion with Artisans village on 21st APRIL
Discover India’s Mangalore highlights and Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village on a 6-hours and 45-minutes tour. Enjoy a ride past the city of Mangalore’s main-highlights, including Gokarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Town Hall, and a local fish and vegetable market. Visit Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village and experience the area’s rich tradition of craftsmanship. Explore traditional cottages dedicated to preserving various arts and see the traditional manor house of the coastal landlords, the Guthu House.
• Mangalore: A panoramic ride takes you past points of interest, including Gokarnath Temple, Town Hall, and local markets.
• Artisan Village: Experience the area’s rich traditions of craftsmanship, watch live demonstrations and shop for souvenirs.
• Guthu House: A traditional manor house of coastal landlords, with intricately carved woodwork; built for climate extremes by skilled artisans.
GOA – THE CULTURE AND FLAVOURS OF GOA AND A TOUR OF THE PLANTATIONS on 22nd APRIL 2019
Goa is synonymous with the sand and sea, but it also conceals a cultural side which we mustn’t overlook. So why not discover the numerous places of historic and religious interest, the secrets of the spice plantations and the local flavours.
What we will see
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Pnjim Flower market
What we will do
Our excursion will start with a visit to two churches: the first is one of the largest churches in the city, Se Cathedral dedicated to Saint Catherine and the second is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century and is home to the remains of Saint Francis Xavier. These are kept in a marble mausoleum and displayed to the public once every ten years.
After visiting the churches, we will head to the Panjim market to see the local life.
At this point, there is something truly unique in store for us as we discover the secrets of spice cultivation at the Spice plantations and enjoy a traditional lunch after the tour.
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 23rd APRIL 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.
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1200 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS
lunch at Goa and Cochin