Amsterdam in India
6 to 7 hours
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
COCHIN 29 Mar 0830-1630 – MUMBAI 31 Mar & 1st April 2019
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin & Mumbai to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin & Mumbai in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for MS AMSTERDAM and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Cochin & 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 IN MUMBAI we have another ship on same day. If possible, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is acceptable)
BACKWATERS CRUISE ONBOARD HOUSEBOAT & JEW TOWN ON 29th March 2019
An unmissable opportunity to discover the natural beauty of the backwaters of Kerala in total comfort, sailing peacefully along the glistening canals with abundant tropical vegetation and observing the rural customs of Kerala.
What we will see
Cruise on the backwaters ONBOARD PRIVATE HOUSEBOAT
Activities of the village residents
JEW TOWN VISIT & Chinese Fishing Nets (OLD COCHIN)
What we will do
From Kochi we take the coach towards Alappuzha, previously known as Alleppey, making a brief stop on the way.
We arrive in Alappuzha, situated in a dense network of leafy tropical canals, and board the boat for an idyllic journey along the so-called backwaters, rivers, lakes and canals that connect the coast to the southern interior part of Kochi. For centuries these canals have been a secure, efficient mode of transport for goods and people moving from the interior to the coastal towns.
We enjoy a delicious welcome drink and, in the comfort of our boat, we will sail along the glistening canals with abundant tropical vegetation, admiring the majestic forests, lagoons and the outskirts of the city dotted with palm trees.
We also see the village residents bathing and washing their clothes, and the livestock on the riverbank.
Having feasted our eyes on so much beauty, we will now also indulge our palates with a typical lunch served on board,
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 31st MARCH 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 Chor Bazaar Tour & Slum Tour ON 1st APRIL 2019
Mumbai’s largest flea market or Chor Bazaar is located in Bendi Bazaar. Stolen Cars, scooter parts, antiques, bollywood posters, second hand shoes are sold in Chor Bazaar Mumbai.
They Say – “If you loose anything in Mumbai, you can buy it back from the Chor Bazaar” . Chor bazaar is located in South Mumbai, near Bhendi Bazaar and is one of the largest flea markets in India.
The word “Chor” means a Thief in hindi. You can buy antiques, hardware tools, wooden cravings, silver coins, vintage stamps, brass statues etc.
Chor Bazaar can be divided into many small sub markets. As you enter the chor bazaar you will first pass through the automobile section of the thieves market. In the automobile section you will see various old scooters, bikes and cars being brought in and chopped down into small pieces and their spare parts are collected and sold to other small traders and shops in the market. It takes only a few minutes to chop down a second hand or a stolen car by four people in this market. Various car and scooter parts like engines, car doors, bike mud guards, scooter tyres, car tyres, metal frames are collected and sold to other shops. These spare parts, brakes, horns, engines are then sold to people wanting to buy them at throw away prices.From this junk yard you could rescue broken down car parts and build your own car. This is a paradise for automobile industry and automobile makers who want to create their machines from scratch.
after that we proceeds to DHARAVI (THE SLUM)
Visit Dharavi and see why it is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai, Known to many as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. It houses about one million of Mumbai’s inhabitants and its industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million.
Through our educational walking tours, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more.
We’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. This diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques, churches and pagodas that stand side by side.
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 (SMALL GROUP)