Celebrity Millennium – India with a Difference

Celebrity Millennium – India with a Difference

Small group tours with licensed National guides

$95 Per Person

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Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking National guides

COCHIN  2nd & 3rd Dec  , Goa at 5th Dec &  MUMBAI 6th & 7th Dec 2024

Muziris Heritage India Experiences 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 Millennium  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 Licensed Tour National guides
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour

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, especially if you are arriving with a cruise ship. If possible, please contact us as early as possible.

 

COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH HARBOUR CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel – 2nd Dec 2024

(1 PM to 7 PM)

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 boat 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. We will have a High Tea at Forte Kochi hotel situated on the Princess street

TOUR PRICE $80 PER PERSON

Tranquil Backwaters with Kerala Lunch onboard Houseboat 3rd Dec

  • Cruise the scenic backwaters in Kerala, which stretch hundreds of miles.
  • Observe daily life in the isolated villages along the rivers and canals.
  • Lunch onboard houseboat

Explore the tranquil, palm-fringed backwaters and byways of Kerala, which are often the only link between isolated villages and larger towns. The picturesque backwaters in Kerala include dozens of rivers, lagoons and lakes that stretch over more than 900 miles, so they are immensely important to the local lifestyle and culture. You will begin cruising the waters from Alleppey, the so-called Venice of the East. Along the way, you will pass coconut-frond thatched huts, colonial warehouses and tiny villages, where you will observe the locals going about their daily lives. It will be an enlightening glimpse into a world that most visitors to Cochin never see.

HELPFUL HINTS
  • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
  • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

$95 pp

PLEASE NOTE
THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO GUESTS WHO UTILIZE A WHEELCHAIR. THOSE GUESTS WITH MOBILITY CONCERNS ARE CAUTIONED TO EVALUATE THEIR PERSONAL LEVEL OF ABILITY AND STAMINA.

Goa(Mormugao) on 9th Nov 2024

GOA Highlights with Spice Plantation

(7.30 AM to 1 PM) 

Enjoy this marvelous old Portuguese city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches. Visit the stunning Baroque cathedral and quaint, colorful Panjim for a taste of Portugal in India. Explore the countryside  local markets and the region’s exquisite beaches  and a visit the historic neighborhood of Fontainhas, known as the Latin Quarter. Discover the area’s Portuguese influences as you walk with your guide down narrow streets and past old, colorful villas , We will also has a spice plantation visit and experience during this tour .

What the tour covers: 

The tour includes the following:

  • 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, vegetables and many other goods. It’s a great way to see daily life in Goa!
  • A visit to a Hindu temple to see the local architectural styles and prayer rituals
  • Relax at a  spice plantation for Goan Authentic lunch before heading to Pier (Beer Served)

TOUR PRICE US $95 PP

MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 6th Dec 2024

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.

Multi-faceted Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. Numerous migrant communities have influenced its development since the 17th century, With a population of over 20.5 million people, it’s also called the City of Dreams. You will discover the essence of the city on this comprehensive panoramic Full-day tour

8.30 AM Depart to Depart to Crawford Market (Fruit / Flowers / Vegetable )
Arrive and visit Crawford Market explore
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

Arrive at Hotel Taj Mahal (Time free for lunch on your own nearby famous restaurants , Will our guide recommend nice one

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.

TOUR PRICE $90 PP

MUMBAI- Second day 

Airport Drop also available on  request

MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request

TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1450 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS 


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