Cochin Private Tour with Hotel or Port Pickup and Drop-Off

Day Trips & Excursions in Kochi (Cochin)

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Enjoy a private tour of Cochin and its many delights, accompanied by a professional guide. Explore the following 1. St. Francis Church, 2.Fort Kochi, ancient European settlement India. 3.Jewish Town the the earliest settlement of Jews outside Europe 4. On this half-day tour witness fisherman on the beach use Chinese fishing nets 5. Stroll through the Jewish spice market. 6. After this proceed to a neighboring fishing village and harbor to watch the people buy fresh fish from the fishermen return with day's catch.This tour includes port/hotel pickup and drop-off, transport by an air-conditioned vehicle and has a maximum group size of 10.
Following pickup, either from your hotel or from the cruiser terminal of the Kochi Port you will travel with your guide in an air-conditioned vehicle to Fort Kochi, the ancient European city, and explore the area with its colonial buildings which were once occupied by the Portuguese, Dutch and later the English. The, our first visit will be the Chinese fishing nets area at the beach and observe how the fisherman use them. You can also try your hand at pulling the ropes of these nets along with the fishermen. You'll have the option of buying fresh fish from the fishermen to have it cooked at a local restaurant. You'll then head to the St. Francis Church at Fortkochi, where the first tomb of the great sailor Vasco de Gama is preserved and where your guide will explain the story of the explorer. Next, you'll visit the Santa Cruz Cathedral, which is counted as one of the most important heritage edifices of Kerala. You'll then go to the Santa Portuguese Museum, wherein the statuary of the Roman Catholic Church is to be found. The next attraction is the ancient Jewish settlement at Jewish Town After parking the car you will be escorted to the Synagogue 1 among the four orthodox synagogues that now exists in the world. .The guided visit of the synagogue will last 20 t minutes. A stroll along the streets follows to explore  the ancient residential buildings of the Jewish settlers. Also you'll explore the spice market in the Jewish town.The Dutch Palace Museum is just walking distance fro Jewish Town which will be visited next. The building a mixture of Kerala and European styles of architecture is also the repository of the most beautiful murals in India. The visit lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

What’s included

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Local guide
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Entry/Admission - Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Indo-Portuguese Museum

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
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