Best Of India – March 2020
India shore excursions MUMBAI - GOA - COCHIN
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Mumbai 7th & 8th March – Mormugao (Goa)9th March – Cochin 11th March 2020
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers Four 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 Mumbai,Goa & Cochin in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Celebrity Constellation and enjoy the service of our friendly and experienced English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Goa, Cochin & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• 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.
Expect top quality excursions and we will be happy to accommodate many requests.
Please note that we can get fully booked in the high seasons, If possible, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is acceptable)
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 7th 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.
The tour covers all the must-see places on any traveller’s itinerary:
• The Gateway of India, and the area around it
• Regal Circle and the heritage buildings there, Museum, NGMA, Police Headquarters, etc.
• The Kala Ghoda Art Precinct
• Bombay University and Taj Mahal Hotel, cricket at the Oval Maidan
• A short train Ride
• Victoria Terminus and the Municipal Building
• Colaba Market
• Girgaum Iskcon Temple
• Mani Bhavan, home of Gandhi
• The popular Dhobi Ghat
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
Second Day at Mumbai
The caves of Elephanta on 8th March
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
GOA EXCURSION :
Discover Goa Churches,Markets on 9th March
Lush and lovely Goa was created as a place for relaxation. Studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches, Goa is a window to the religious history and eclectic blend of Portuguese and Indian cultures found in western India. On this enlightening half-day tour, discover two of India’s most captivating cities, Old Goa and Panjim.
Departing Mormugao, you will first come to Old Goa, where you will visit two historically important churches, the most prominent legacy of the Portuguese. Tour the Se Cathedral, dedicated to St. Catherine and consecrated in 1640. The most imposing church in Old Goa, the cathedral took over 80 years to build and is larger than any church in Portugal. Next, proceed to the Basilica of Bom Jesus, the first church in India to be elevated to the status of a minor basilica and a World Heritage Monument. Constructed in 1605, the church houses the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa. Covered with marble and inlaid with precious stones, the splendid Bom Jesus is considered the best example of baroque architecture in India.
Goa’s capital, Panjim is spread along the south bank of the Mandovi River, in a charming sprawl of red-roofed houses, sunny squares and gardens of bougainvillea and frangipani. Panjim town has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with streets lined with taverns and bakeries offering Goan cuisine,”Feni” (cashew nut liquor) and `Bebinca’, the delicious local cake. Explore the city’s highlights, including Church Square, the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Fontainhas, the city’s oldest district. Later, visit the market before departing to a heritage Goan-Portuguese mansion, the home of Otto de Oliveira Fernandes, to meet a ‘Goanese’ family over light refreshments.
Later, enjoy a relaxing drive back to the ship.
TOUR PRICE $90 PER PERSON
BACKWATERS CRUISE ONBOARD HOUSEBOAT ON 11th March 2020
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, This tour will finish at 2.30 PM
What we will see
Cruise on the backwaters ONBOARD PRIVATE HOUSEBOAT
Activities of the village residents
What we will do
Explore the fascinating complex of calm rivers, delightful canals, and shaded backwaters of Alleppey aboard a comfortable houseboat. Cruise past ancient fishing towns, pass by lush green landscapes, and immerse yourself into the peacefulness of the “Venice of the East.”
Drive along a scenic route into the verdant heart of Southern India and board your luxury houseboat at Alleppey Jetty. Make yourself at home and enjoy the comforts of a fully equipped house as you set sail along the region’s backwaters.
Cruise by centuries-old fishing villages and glide alongside chugging ferries and paddled dugouts carrying goods to market, as you hear stories from your private guide about ancient trading customs. Learn about the culture and customs of local life as you observe native villagers fish, swim, and wash their clothes.
Soak up the Indian sunshine atop the open sun deck before indulging in authentic Indian cuisine, freshly prepared by your private crew. Absorb the rich surroundings of rice paddies and coconut groves, and make sure to capture many images of this evergreen paradise.
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1350 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS
LUNCH AT COCHIN AND GOA