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Silver Cruise Group Shore Excursion from Cochin Port

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Pass By: Carnival Tours & Travels, 1/361 Princess Street Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

Itinerary A : Backwaters by Houseboat  & Fishing Nets  

After pickup from Kochi Port by 8.45 Hrs transfer to Alleppey (approx 1 hour 45 minutes) to board your houseboat.On arrival check in and short motor boat transfer to the houseboat . Houseboat Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms and traditional wooden houseboats. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide who will ensure that your experience is relaxed and comfortable. 

Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cuisine lunch with rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken and more as you gently cruise. The houseboat cruise will for approx 2.00 hours and  then you will disembark and transfer to Fort Kochi by air-conditioned coach. See and learn about the Chinese fishing nets which have dominated the coastline for more than 150 years.Later transfer to Cochin Port to reach by 16.30hrs 

Itinerary B :Backwaters by Houseboat 

Pickup from Kochi Port transfer to Alleppey (approx 1.45 hrs) to board your houseboat.On arrival check in and short motor boat transfer to the houseboat . Houseboat Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms and traditional wooden houseboats. There will be 3 staff members along with your guide who will ensure that your experience is relaxed and comfortable. 

Enjoy Local Snacks with Tea or Coffee on board. The houseboat cruise will be  for approx 2.00 hours and  then you will disembark and transfer back to Cochin Port.  

Itinerary C : Glimpse of Cochin 

We will pick you from Ships Berth by 09.00 Am and transfer to Mattancherry to visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese, The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Jewish Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India.Also go for a short stroll along the Jew Street/Jew Town shops.  

Later transfer to Fort Kochi for a short walking tour visiting St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships sailed directly from Europe to India.  

Next we will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one of the largest and most impressive churches in India. Stroll along the street of Fort Kochi to see Chinese fishing nets that were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use the fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Later transfer to cochin port to reach by 13.00 hrs.  

(The Jewish synagogue is closed on Fridays/Saturdays and all Jewish holidays. The Dutch palace is closed on Fridays)

Pass By: Cochin Backwater Day Tours, Kochi (Cochin) India

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Departure Point
Kochi, Kerala, India

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Cochin Port -Ships Pier /Berth

Address: Cochin/Kochi Port, Kerala, India

Directions: Our staff will be waiting at Kochi Port (Ernakulam Wharf) ships berth/pier holding a "VIATOR" sign board.

Dates: Select dates only

Return point: Returns to original departure point

Ports
Cochin Cruise Terminal
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Kochi Port pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch (only for Houseboat Cruise Tour)
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time, re-boarding time
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please note that this itinerary includes visit to a church and, therefore, modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees are recommended. No casual clothing such as jeans, sportswear, joggers or sneakers
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
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