'Seabourn Encore' Exclusive Kochi Tours

Tours & Sightseeing in Shikoku

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 Hello! Cruisers!Skip the line ! Book a Private Tour!You are met at side of the ship with Viator sign and pager board of Your Name..Itineraries are so customized to meet your ship’s arrival and departure schedule.Flexible Itinerary, comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience, and travelling sustainably. (your dollars are going back where it counts!)1 Harbor Cruise with Kochi city Boat ride to fishing villages.Jewish town & synagogue. break for tea/shopping, Dutch Palace, St. Francis, Chinese Fishing Nets, 2 Shore of Kochi Attractions. 6 hours. Jew town, synagogue, break for tea/shopping, Dutch Palace, St. Francis, Chinese Fishing Nets, 3 Backwater Houseboat. 8 hours. Overland drive to Backwater region. Cruise in the backwaters. Buffet Lunch on board houseboat while cruising. Plus orientation tour of Fort Kochi on the way back.
1.Harbor cruise with Kochi Tour. 6-7 hoursThe tour is a combination of a river cruise and overland drive in a Van / Car to visit the popular attractions of Kochi.The river cruise goes towards the Fishing villages off Kochi harbor. The morning hours witness with hustle and bustle of this fish harbors with arriving trawlers with catch of the day and ensuing fish auctions. The buyers are the fish vendors and local hoteliers and local residents. (Duration of Harbor cruise – 2 hours)The boat ride will end at Jewish Town. Walk through the ancient Jewish street. The street is studded with ancient residential buildings.Upper stories were the residential quarters of the earlier Jewish traders and lower stories their spice warehouses. These ancient buildings are shops now  At the end of the street,the ancient synagogue and we visit that.The group will break tour for a tea / coffee at a boutique restaurant. Sitting in balcony, sipping a hot tea watch loading and unloading of spices to the ware houses downstairs.Later the tour will continue with visit of Fort Kochi. Chinese fishing Nets at the beach. Wait to see the operation of old fishing technique which was introduced by the Chinese traders in 14th Century.  From the beach the group will do a soft walk to St. Francis’ Church the first European church built in India.(wherein is the first tomb of Vasco de Gama), Santa Cruz Basilica etc., (Counted as one of the heritage edifices of Kerala, this church is one of the finest and most impressive of churches in India.Back to pier. Shore of Kochi Attractions.5-6 hoursThe tour goes to ancient Jewish Town. On reaching explore the area. The streets studded with ancient Jewish residential buildings. Upper stories were the residential quarters of the Jewish traders and lower stories their spice warehouses. These buildings are now shops for tourists. Reach the synagogue and visit.Tea break at a boutique restaurant. From the balcony, sipping tea watch loading  spices to the ware houses downstairs.  Optionally you can also spend time for shopping in Jew town.Later drive to Fort Kochi. Visit Chinese fishing nets at the beach. See the operation of these nets. Visit St. Francis’ Church, (the first tomb of Vasco de Gama), Santa Cruz Basilica, nee of the heritage edifices of KeralaBack to pier.Backwater & Houseboat.7-8 hoursThe tour is a combination of overland drive to the backwater region and a cruise in houseboat and visits to the popular attractions of Kochi.Drive to Backwaters. Check in to a waiting houseboat exclusively booked for you..Cruise along the palm studded backwaters flanked by paddy fields.(2 hours.)Drive to Kochi and go to Heritage areas of Fort Kochi and Jewish Town.Return to Pier. 

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities