Serenade of the Seas India Delight
Small group tours Cochin , Goa and Mumbai
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Cochin 1st May – Goa 3rd May – Mumbai 4th & 5th May 2024
Muziris Heritage INDIA Experiences offers 4 variety shore excursions in Cochin , Goa & Mumbai to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country during your world cruise with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Mumbai, Goa & Cochin in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Serenade of the Seas and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Mumbai, Goa & Cochin, We are Recognised by India Tourism & Accredited by Kerala Tourism
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour of 12 people in each coach
• Lunch at Cochin
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, Please note that we can get fully booked in the high season, please contact us as early as possible.(Evisa is fine)
COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH BACKWATER CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel – 1st May 2024
(Ship arrives 1 PM )
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
Goa(Mormugao) on 3rd May 2024
(8 AM to 2.30 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
Tour Price $85 pp
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 4th May 2024
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.
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.
ELEPHANTA CAVES TOUR OR Bollywood Tour ON 5th May 2024 (This tour finish at 2 pm)
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $950 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS