Oceania Nautica – Indian Sights

Oceania Nautica – Indian Sights

SMALL GROUP TOUR

$95 Per Person

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What you can expect during your visit

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized by Driver
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments   

 

Mumbai on 18th Dec 2021

(8.30 AM to 3 PM)

Multi-faceted Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. Numerous migrant communities have influenced its development since the 17th century, With a population of over 20.5 million people, it’s also called the City of Dreams. You will discover the essence of the city on this comprehensive panoramic Full-day tour..

Drive throughout Mumbai, admiring its most representative landmarks.
Stop to watch prayer chanting and launderers hand-wash and iron piles of clothing.
Behold the extraordinary Gateway of India archway, a Mumbai icon and Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.
Enjoy a higher level of personal attention and flexibility on this Exclusive small group tour of 8 people on 15 seater Mini Coach

DESCRIPTION:

You’ll pack all of Mumbai’s must-sees into a day on this tour. First, you’ll drive past Mumbai University, the main railway station, the seafront promenade and the exclusive Malabar Hill neighbourhood. You’ll then pull up at the Iskcon Temple to see  and hear  the Hare Krishna devotees perform their chanting prayers. Next it’s on to Mani Bhavan, where Father of the nation Gandhi lived from 1917 to 1934. Inside this home-turned-museum, you’ll find walls covered with photos and a huge library. After, you’ll visit the city’s open-air laundrette known as Dhobi Ghat. Every morning, washing from all over the city’s brought here to be soaped, soaked, boiled and thrashed. There’s time for lunch, before you check out the  famous Gateway of India and Taj Mahal Palace hotel , before reaching your final stop  Colaba Causeway Market. Here, you’ll have some time to pick up souvenirs and trinkets, or just take in the buzzing-with-life atmosphere.

Goa(Mormugao) on 19th Dec 2021

(8.30 to 3.30 PM)

Enjoy this marvelous old Portuguese city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches. Visit the stunning Baroque cathedral and quaint, colorful Panjim for a taste of Portugal in India. Explore the countryside  local markets and the region’s exquisite beaches  and a visit the historic neighborhood of Fontainhas, known as the Latin Quarter. Discover the area’s Portuguese influences as you walk with your guide down narrow streets and past old, colorful villas. 

  • Behold two extraordinary Portuguese-built churches in Old Goa that date to colonial days
  • Gain a different religious perspective of Goa by visiting one of its largest Hindu temples and Visit Panjim Flower market
  • Relax at a  beachfront resort for lunch before heading to Pier

MANGALORE ON 20th Dec 2021

 

(9 AM TO 3 PM )

Your day starts with morning pickup at the port in Mangalore by your private guide. Ride in comfort in a private air-conditioned vehicle to your first destination, a cashew factory, a signature industry of Mangalore, which is the largest cashew producer and exporter in India. Take a factory tour to learn about the process of preparing the cashews from sorting to cooking and packing. After 30 minutes at the cashew factory, proceed to the hills of Kadri to see Kadri Manjunath Temple, a popular Hindu temple that dates to the 10th or 11th century. Your guide shows you around the ponds, gardens, and ornate buildings of the temple complex. Continue to Sri Gokarnanatheshwara Temple (Gokarnath Temple), which is devoted to Lord Shiva, and decked out with white marble floors, gold paint, and extensive murals depicting Hindu gods and goddesses. After two hours of temple hopping, take a break for lunch at a Ocean Pearl Hotel , then head to the Central Market to experience the colorful bustle of local people shopping for fruits, vegetables, and other household items. Next up, go up Lighthouse hill to visit St. Aloysius Chapel, which is know for superb frescos painted in the late 1800s by the Italian artist Brother Moscheni. Your tour ends with drop-off at your cruise ship port  in the late afternoon .

 COCHIN ON 21st Dec 2021

Tranquil Backwaters

  • 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 onboard.
  • See landmarks such as Fort Cochin OR Jew town on the return drive if time permits depends on the arrival time at cochin.

(8 AM TO 2.45 PM )

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 past Fort Cochin and the unusual cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that dot the shoreline

 

JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR AVAILABLE IN COCHIN AND MUMBAI ON REQUEST

OVERLAND – TAJ MAHAL: THE ETERNAL MASTERPIECE 2021

During your voyage, enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the world’s most fascinating destinations in small, private groups, with knowledgeable guides to help you discover off –the-beaten- path gems. On an Overland Program, you’ll disembark the ship for one-night or more to enjoy a more authentic insider’s view, experiencing firsthand the colorful cultures, dramatic landscapes and exquisite landmarks before rejoining your ship.

One of the best-known structures in the world, Agra’s fabled Taj Mahal will awe your senses and forever capture your heart. Considered to be the finest example of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is a glistening mass of white marble and semi-precious stones set amid impeccably landscaped grounds.

 

Please Note: A tourist visa is required to debark in India. Cruise lines do not usually provide this visa, therefore, you will need to obtain one prior to your cruise.

FOR ALL TOURS : There is generally no shopping on the visit except if you explicitly requesting it, there is such a great amount to see and experience that we like to concentrate on touring. However, if you need to purchase something our guide can advice you as he knows the best places and can support you well.

Lunch included Goa , Mangalore & Cochin

All entrance fee's

English speaking tour guide

Port pick up and drop


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