Insignia Incredible India
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Mumbai 30th April & 1st May 2023
Goa 2nd May
Mangalore 3rd May
Cochin 4th May 2023
Taj Mahal overland Tour from Mumbai to Goa $950 per person with 5 star hotels & Flights (small group of 8 )
Muziris heritage – India Experiences offers four variety shore excursions in Cochin ,Mangalore ,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 , Mangalore ,Goa , & Mumbai in a short time With our experienced tour guides & We are recognised by India Tourism by Government of India & Accredited by State Government
This tailor made special tour for Oceania Insignia for her Maiden voyage to India after pandemic and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your world cruise in India tour runs smoothly in cochin , Mangalore, Goa & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Licensed Tour guides
• 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.
MUMBAI AS LOCAL 0n 30th April 2023
(9 AM to 3.30 PM)
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.
09 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.
1st May at Mumbai Elephanta Caves tour (9 AM to 2 pm)
Begin your Mumbai tour with a pleasant drive from your port toward the Gateway of India, a prominent arch monument. Transfer onto a ferry and enjoy a relaxing cruise to the Elephanta Caves. A professional guide will provide fun facts about the scenic landmarks you see on the way, such as Butcher’s Island, a historic jetty for oil tankers.
As you reach the north point of the coast, Elephanta Island will emerge as a lush green paradise. From there, you’ll walk about a mile to the Elephanta Caves. A cluster of masterfully sculpted caves awaits your exploration.
Marvel at perhaps the greatest example of Indian rock-cut art and architecture dating to the fifth century. The sculptures are noteworthy for their forms, dimensions, alignment, execution, and spiritual themes. Cave 1 is the most prominent sight, with a 23-foot high Sadashiva monument dominating the entrance. The stunning sculpture represents the three aspects of Shiva: Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer. All works in the Elephanta Caves are preserved in their natural setting, allowing you to appreciate Western India’s most historic achievement in the field of rock architecture.
After exploring the Elephanta Caves, your guide will lead you on a short walk to the top of the island. Cannon Hill is a verdant setting, ideal for memorable photographs. Afterward, you’ll navigate back to the Gateway of India and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch and beverages at a nearby restaurants ,
The Elephanta Caves are an intricate network of beautifully sculpted caves, six miles east of Mumbai. On this guided Mumbai tour, you’ll witness unbelievable sculptures and understand why The Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, you’ll drive by noteworthy sights and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch. This unique Mumbai tour is ideal for newcomers to India , We back at pier by 2 pm , Our cruise sail at 5 pm so we back to ship plenty of time before it’s departure
GOA – THE CULTURE AND FLAVOURS OF GOA AND Spice Plantation on 2nd May 2023
(9.30 AM to 4 .30 PM)
Goa was among the most important centres of the ancient and medieval world, trading in calico, spices, precious metals and many other goods.
The tour covers some of the popular tourist must-see’s in Goa, including a heritage walk in the interesting Latin quarter of Panjim. It also includes a visit to a vibrant and colorful traditional bazaar to experience the bustle of daily life in Goa.
- 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, meat, 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
- We will also have a tour to Spice plantation and lunch over there (Included)
Mangalore city Highlights on 3rd May 2023
(8.30 AM to 3.30 PM)
Mangalore Land Excursion with Artisans village Discover India’s Mangalore highlights and Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village on a 7-hours tour.
Enjoy a ride past the city of Mangalore’s main-highlights, including Gokarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Town Hall, and a local fish and vegetable market. Visit Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village and experience the area’s rich tradition of craftsmanship. Explore traditional cottages dedicated to preserving various arts and see the traditional manor house of the coastal landlords, the Guthu House.
A traditional manor house of coastal landlords, with intricately carved woodwork; built for climate extremes by skilled artisans.
You will also come across the Blacksmiths, woodworkers, and stone carvers talking about their business. Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village was created to keep the region’s age-old skills alive in the modern world, your knowledgeable guide will take you around the Artisans Village to give you lots of interesting facts and information about the tour.
Cochin – Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat 4th May 2023
(8.30 AM to 3.45 PM)
Experience the splendor of one of India’s most idyllic landscapes on board a refurbished houseboat. Glide along shimmering waterways draped in thick greenery and lovely paddy fields as you make your way through Alappuzhas network of rivers and lakes. Watch as the lush foliage parts to reveal spectacular mosques and temples. Return to Cochin after your cruise through paradise for some lunch and leisure time, all the while being shrouded by the towns natural beauty.
•Explore Alappuzha’s majestic forest and city surroundings from a traditional yet modernized Kettuvallam
•Observe the rural lifestyle of the Kerala people, including farmers working knee deep in the paddy fields, Washing cloths and bathing
•Enjoy a delicious lunch ONBOARD
Fort cochin & Jew town orientation tour with a visit to Chinese fishing nets if time permits
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
PRIVATE TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1450 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS
Small group tour
Licensed tour guides
Lunch at Goa & Cochin
All entrance fees