Celebrity Millennium India Jewels
India shore excursions with 12 guests
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides For Celebrity Millennium
Cochin 2nd & 3rd – Mormugao (Goa) 5th – Mumbai 6th December 2024
Muziris Heritage India Experiences offers 4 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 , 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.
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 & Harbour Cruise on 2nd Dec 2024
2 PM to 7 PM
- Recognize the impact of the Portuguese through several architectural gems.
- Marvel at the highly unusual Chinese fishing nets that are operated from shore.
- Visit a Jewish community whose heyday was the late 1500s.
- Cruise the harbor, where you will see various islands and an 18th-century palace.
Explore key landmarks in cosmopolitan Cochin, a picturesque city of peninsulas and islands whose long history reflects influences from a multitude of traders and colonists. You will see evidence of that influence in the cantilevered Chinese fishing nets along the waterfront. These unusual fixed nets are on poles operated from shore, using counterweights and ropes. The Portuguese left their mark in St. Francis Church and in the medieval-style Mattancherry Palace, both of which they built in the 16th century. You will learn more about their influence by browsing the collection of artifacts in the Indo-Portuguese Museum in Fort Cochin. You will also discover how Jewish immigrants affected the history of Cochin by visiting a Jewish community that thrived in the late 1500s. Although few Jews remain, the beautifully preserved Paradesi Synagogue from that time period still stands. For a different perspective of Cochin, you will cruise throughout the harbor, taking in sights such as Bolghatty Palace, which the Dutch built in 1744. It is now a luxurious resort.
TOUR PRICE – $80 pp
Tranquil Backwaters Onboard Houseboat on 3rd Dec 2024
8.30 AM to 3.30 PM
- Cruise the scenic backwaters in Kerala, which stretch hundreds of miles.
- Observe daily life in the isolated villages along the rivers and canals.
- Linger over lunch at a resort.
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. Following the cruise, you will enjoy lunch at a waterfront resort before taking a scenic return route to Cochin
TOUR PRICE – $110 pp
Goa Highlights on 5th Dec 2024
7.45 AM to 1 PM
- Behold two extraordinary Portuguese-built churches in Old Goa that date to colonial days.
- Recognize the Portuguese influence that still dominates in one of Asia’s few Latin quarters.
- Panjim local Market
Explore several of the most historical churches in Old Goa and enjoy an overview of Panjim, the charming capital of the state of Goa. You will see the legacy of the colonizing Portuguese in Se Cathedral, an imposing church that is larger than any church in Portugal. Like Se Cathedral, the Basilica of Bom Jesus was built in the 17th century and is considered the finest example of Baroque architecture in India. Another church, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, awaits you in Panjim, as well as other highlights such as the colonial neighborhood Fontainhas, one of the few Latin quarters in Asia. The Portuguese settled here in the 18th and 19th centuries, and you will see their influence in the brightly colored houses with tile accents. For a glimpse into modern life in Panjim , We also visit Panjim Vegetable Market to see the local life
Tour price – $85 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.
8.30 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 $90 PP
The caves of Elephanta on 7th Dec 2024
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
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1350 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS