Constellation INDIA at Glance – Feb 2020
SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS IN COCHIN GOA AND MUMBAI
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Cochin 22nd FEB – Mormugao (Goa) 24th Feb – Mumbai 25th & 26th FEB 2020
Muziris heritage – Day Tours 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 Constellation 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
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.
COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH BACKWATER CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel 22nd FEB 2020
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.
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
Discover Goa Churches,Markets and spice plantation on 24th Feb 2020
Goa is a tourism hub of India and variously known as “Rome of East” or “Pearl of the Orient.” The magnificent scenic beauty, beaches and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made it a firm favorite with travelers around the world. On this 7-hour small group tour, visit Shri Manguesh Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enjoy lunch at the Tropical Spice Plantation, the perfect setting for you to soak in a pure unadulterated nature. Visit The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa’s most famous church, the Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria, also visit the colourful Panjim flower market
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 25th FEB 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.
10.30 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 $85 PP
The caves of Elephanta on ON 26th FEB 2020
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
drop at 2 Pm at pier
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1300 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS
lunch at Cochin and Goa