Celebrity EDGE – INDIA
India shore excursions
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
MUMBAI 16 NOV & COCHIN on 18 NOV 2023
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers 4 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 Cochin & Mumbai in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Celebrity Edge and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Both city
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Licensed Tour 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.
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 16th Nov 2023
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 fastest growing, most affluent and industrialized city in India, Mumbai represents the ever-changing face of today’s India – the old coupled with the dynamic new. Begin with a drive along Marine Drive, a winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Due to its curved shape and many street lights, it was once called the Queen’s Necklace.
The first stop is a Jain Temple, built of white marble in 1904 and dedicated to Adinath, the first apostle of the Jain’s religion. On the first floor there is a striking black marble shrine dedicated to Parsvanath, and the ceiling is beautifully decorated with the different planets as personified in Hindu mythology.
Next, make a photo stop at colorful Dhobi Ghat, a once-in-a-lifetime sight where thousands of pieces of clothing are sent each day to be hand-laundered, dried and ironed by Mumbai’s dhobi wallahs or laundry men and women. Continue with a visit to Mani Bavan, the Gandhi Memorial. This famous house used to be the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi, and is where he was arrested in 1932. The memorial contains a reference library with over 2,000 books, memorabilia and a photo feature on the Mahatma’s life. Cross the city, with photo stops at the High Court, Churchgate Station, and the magnificent Victoria Terminus with its exquisite ornamentation and carvings of peacocks, gargoyles, monkeys, elephants and British lions mixed up among the buttresses. Spend time at the Colaba street your own
The last stop is the impressive Gateway of India. Another structure built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Gateway is considered the principal landmark of Mumbai. Standing over 85 feet high, the archway was built in the 16th-century Gujarat style, with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Return to the pier following your photo stop at the Gateway and Taj Mahal Hotel.
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
COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH BACKWATER CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel – 18th Nov 2023
BACKWATER TOUR ON-BOARD HOUSEBOAT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
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 $85 PER PERSON
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1350 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS
OVERLAND – TAJ MAHAL: THE ETERNAL MASTERPIECE
Visit one of India’s most renowned city of Agra—this 2 night adventure offers a discovery of Agra’s magnificent Delhi, Agra Fort and of course, Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in the unique culture of India and add to your memorable experience.
- 16th November 2023 –Arrive in Mumbai. Soon after completing disembarking procedures, transfer to the airport for a flight to Agra (Direct Flight) .On arrival proceeds to Agra Hotel and later Sunset visit of Taj Mahal , Overnight at Marriott Agra or similar
- 17th Nov Following breakfast we will travel to Delhi , On arrival we will have lunch at hotel and then proceeds to Delhi sightseeing, Dinner at Hotel
- 18th Nov Early this morning, transfer to the Delhi airport.At the airport, collect boarding passes and proceed through security and then onto the plane for the flight to Cochin. Breakfast is served aloft.Upon arrival in Cochin, transfer to the pier to rejoin your ship. An overview tour of Cochin can be enjoyed en route to the pier. It includes Chinese fishing nets and Jew town visits
Ps : Fridays Taj Mahal closed