SEABOURN ENCORE & OVATION
Seabourn excursion with tour guides
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Mumbai – Mangalore – Cochin
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin , Mangalore & 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 & 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 , Mangalore & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Licensed Tour guides
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour & Private 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 – MUMBAI AS LOCAL
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 or nearby Restaurants )
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.
Mangalore city Highlights :
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 local restaurant (own expense), 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 or hotel in the late afternoon.
Cochin – Backwaters of Alappuzha by Houseboat
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