- 6 to 8 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
'AIDA Club Schiff Passengers.
Skip the Group ! Book a thrifty group Tour! You are met at side of the ship with pager board of Your Name..
The tours are customized to suit the arrival and departure schedule of your ship to ensure you have a worry free Shore Excursion. We ensure your timely return after the tour.
Flexible Itinerary, comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience.
Excursions are for first time visitors to India. It is also for ammeter photographers and nature enthusiasts.
Attractions of heritage, backwaters, houseboats, lakes, rivers, villages, farms and much more.
Following are the Shore Excursions.
Tour # 1. High lights of Kochi..Tour to ancient Kochi. Visits Chinese Fishing Nets, Dutch Palace, Jewish Town and Synagogue, 6 hours.
Tour # 2. Tranquil Backwaters. Tour to backwaters and cruise in houseboat with a tour of Fort Kochi and Jewish Town.
Tour # 3 German-Over View of Kerala.Backwaters and Houseboat Cruise..
- Kochi Port Port pickup and drop-off
- Buffet Lunch in Houseboat for those who buy Excursion to backwater and cruise in Houseboat.
- Transport by air-conditioned private car / minivan / coach.
- Gratuities ( Optional )
Traveler pickup is offered
We will be at the harbor before the ship docks at the wharf. You can find us with the pager board of the name of the lead traveler.
You will be dropped back at the pier by the side of the ship.
We will meet you at the Kochi harbor by the side of the ship
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
Valid from the time of first use, for the consecutive days selected.
Cruiser Terminal of the Cochin Port./ BTP ( Boat Terminal Port)
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Excel India Tours, Kochi (Cochin) 682040 India
Staff of Excel India Tours will meet you at the ship. You can see him holding the pager board with the name of lead traveler of your group. The staff will escort you to waiting Van /Car / Coach.
Then different tours start.
Tour # 1. Tranquil Backwaters Tour.
This tour is designed to introduce Kerala and its attractive backwaters to travelers.
In the morning the tour start with an overland drive from the Kochi harbor to Alleppey / Kumarakom Backwaters. ( 1 hour 45 minutes )
Tour reaches the Jetty of the houseboat.
Board a pre arranged houseboat and start the backwater cruise (3 hours.)
The houseboats are previous spices boats of Kerala innovated into houseboats for tourists with bedrooms kitchen and a spacious lobby. The kitchen of the houseboat under an enthusiastic Chef will cook for you our traditional food to your taste.
The cruising along the backwaters and palm fringed rice paddies and tiny villages will be an experience you will never have anywhere else.
After the cruise the tour will return to Kochi (drive is 1 hour 45 minutes.)
An orientation drive to Fort Kochi to Chinese Fishing Nets and Jewish Town for photo stops. ( 30 minutes )
Returns to the pier.
Tour # 2 .High lights of Cochin
The group travels to Fort Kochi (30 minutes)
At Fort Kochi, the group will be transferred to the waiting Tuk Tuks (two people in one)
Ride in Tuk Tuk to Church of St. Francis. Visit the church and pay homage to Vasco de Gama who had his first burial in this church before taking him to Portugal. (30 minutes)
Then do a soft walk (5 minutes) to Chinese Fishing nets. Watch the operation of these. Interact with the fisher men and try your hand in operating the nets. (20 minutes)
Return to waiting Tuk Tuks and ride in it to Jewish Town.
Walk around Jewish town along the ancient streets of the Jewish community studded with the fascinating Jewish houses once occupied by the European Jews before they leaving for Israel after the state Israel formed. (30 minutes)
At the end of the Jewish town visit the Paradeshi Synagogue belonged to the European Jews who still use this synagogue on Sabbath. (Three resident Jews and visiting Jews from other countries form minion.)
You can wander around the area for hunting gifts in the shops. (30 minutes)
Walk to Dutch Palace (10 minutes)
the seat of administration of the Koch Royalty now a museum for most beautiful mural on the wall.
Dutch Palace (30 minutes)
Return to ship in the waiting Van /Car / Coach
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
- Not wheelchair accessible
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
- A minimum of 02 people per booking.
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.