Viking Neptune Indian Bonanza
SMALL GROUP EXCURSIONS IN COCHIN GOA AND MUMBAI
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Cochin 28th March – Mormugao (Goa) 30th March – Mumbai 31st & 1st March 2023
Muziris Heritage experiences offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin ,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 , Goa , & Mumbai in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Viking and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in cochin , Goa & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• 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.
TAJ MAHAL OVERLAND TOUR
Goa – Delhi – Taj Mahal – Mumbai
Day 01 (30th March)
We will meet and greet from Goa pier then you will be driven to the Goa airport to fly to Delhi at 2 PM flight , Upon your arrival at Delhi airport the tour guide & our representative receive you and transfer you to Delhi Hotel . You will enjoy the comforts of your own private car. Upon your arrival you will be meeting and greeted by us. Thereafter we will assist you in your check in formalities. overnight stay at the Le Meridian Delhi
Day 02 (31st March)
Morning Delhi Sightseeing and have first hand life experience with our guide
- Experience Delhi, India’s capital city, and discover its essence and charms on this full-day guided tour
- Visit major landmarks and local hot spots, including historical monuments, temples, commercial buildings, and more
- Explore the India Gate, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, and other popular locations you can’t miss when in Delhi
After lunch we drive to Agra , Overnight at Hilton Agra
Day 03 (1st April)
Sun rise at Taj Mahal – Delhi – Departure
This morning you have to get up early to capture the best pictures of the Taj Mahal at dawn. The serene ambience with lovely gardens and architectural inputs would enthral you. Later return back to the hotel for breakfast. Post breakfast enjoy the guided tour of Agra fort and the tomb of Itmadud daula. Afternoon we drive back to Delhi airport to take our flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Mumbai airport our team will meet you and drop to the pier , We will back at pier 9 PM (Viking has 2 nights in Mumbai)
Flights we using Vistara (Tour Price $1200 per person, More than 4 people $950 pp)
PS: Taj Mahal closed on Friday’s
Tour Includes – Five star hotels with Breakfast, Both Flights , Accompanying Tour Guide , Private Car and all entrance fees
COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH BACKWATER CRUISE AND HIGH TEA AT Forte Kochi Heritage Hotel
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.
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
Discover Goa Churches,Markets and spice plantation
Goa is a tourism hub of India and variously known as “Rome of East” or “Pearl of the Orient.” The magnificent scenic beauty, beaches and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made it a firm favorite with travelers around the world. On this 7-hour small group tour, visit Shri Manguesh Temple, a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enjoy lunch at the Tropical Spice Plantation, the perfect setting for you to soak in a pure unadulterated nature. Visit The Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa’s most famous church, the Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria, also visit the colourful Panjim flower market
TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON
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.
First we visit 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.
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
Second day at Mumbai The caves of Elephanta
Visit the unique Elephanta Caves in the Sea of Arabia
Cruise over to Elephanta Island
Enjoy round-trip transfers
See one of the best examples of Brahmanical rock-cut architecture
This 5-hour tour takes you from Mumbai cruise terminal to the rock art of the Elephanta Caves of Elephanta Island. You will be picked up from pier and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves. A panoramic boat ride takes you from Mumbai to this island of mystery and intrigue. Upon arrival, find yourself enveloped in a verdant green realm where monkeys scamper about and history looms overhead. Trek up the 124 steps leading to the Elephanta Caves to discover this extraordinary network of temples carved into the solid rock. Enter the enormous carved pillars of the main cave to find a remarkable sculpture of Shiva spanning some 18 feet and depicted the god in his three aspects, as Creator, Protector and Destroyer. Explore the temples before journeying back to Mumbai on a cruise that provides a stunning perspective of the Gateway to India and the city’s gleaming skyline – one more epic discovery to add to the day.
TOUR PRICE $85 PP
drop at 2 Pm at pier
MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request
lunch at Cochin and Goa