Azamara Quest Indian Sojourn 2020
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
COCHIN 10th & 11th MARCH & MUMBAI 13 MARCH 2020
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Mumbai & Cochin to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Mumbai & Cochin in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for AZMARA QUEST and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Mumbai & COCHIN
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, If possible, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is acceptable)
The Cultures of Cochin With Harbour Cruise ON 10th March 2020
Journey to Cochin, an ancient trading post nestled on the main route between Europe and China. Explore the town’s historic landmarks, the simply adorned Church of St. Francis and the Chinese Fishing Nets. Travel to the two story Mattancherry or “Dutch
Palace,” where beautiful murals will capture your imagination. Immerse yourself in the bustle of the seafaring town’s commerce while the aroma of ginger, betel nut and other fragrant exotic spices delight your senses. After the high tea Begin your adventure with a boat ride through the spectacular palm shaded backwaters of the city, past the tropical forests and paddy fields of the Gundu and Vypeen islands. Get a glimpse of the ancient Chinese fishing nets that line the city shores. Your expedition will lead you to Fort Cochin, where you’ll explore nearby local villages.
•Discover an intriguing collection of Dutch maps of old Kochi, royal palanquins, weapons, and more in Mattancherry.
•Unearth the magic of the town’s unique Indo-Romano-Rococo traditions and commercial lifestyle.
•Stroll through the Jew Town’s with its charming mix of antique shops, godowns (warehouses) and spice auction rooms.
•Drift past old harbor buildings and private homes on a journey through Cochin’s idyllic waterways
• High tea at Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat ON 11th March 2020
Experience the splendor of one of India’s most idyllic landscapes on board a refurbished houseboat. Glide along shimmering waterways draped in thick greenery and lovely paddy fields as you make your way through Alappuzhas network of rivers and lakes. Watch as the lush foliage parts to reveal spectacular mosques and temples. Return to Cochin after your cruise through paradise for some lunch and leisure time, all the while being shrouded by the towns natural beauty.
•Explore Alappuzha’s majestic forest and city surroundings from a traditional yet modernized Kettuvallam
•Observe the rural lifestyle of the Kerala people, including farmers working knee deep in the paddy fields, Washing cloths and bathing
•Enjoy a delicious lunch ONBOARD
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 13th March 2020
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 or nearby restaurants (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 Cochin