- All Entrance Fee
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- Pick-up & Drop from Cruise Terminal
- Small group Tour
Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides
Mumbai 12 & 13th Nov – Mormugao (Goa) 14th Nov – Mangalore 15th Nov – Cochin 16th Nov 2017
Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin , Mangalore, 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 , Mangalore, Goa & Mumbai in a short time.
This tailor made special tour for Nautica and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your world tour runs smoothly in cochin , Mangalore , Goa & Mumbai
This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour of 10 people
MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 12TH NOV
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.
0930 hrs: Depart to Depart to Crawford Market (Fruit / Flowers / Vegetable / Pets Market)
1000 hrs: Arrive and visit Crawford Market.
1045 hrs: Depart to CST station (Victoria Terminus – World Heritage Site).
1055 hrs: Arrive at CST station to see the Mumbai local lifeline.
1110 hrs: Depart to the Dhobhi Ghat at Colaba (Open air laundry) enroute drive past Marine drive, Nariman Point, Mumbai University and High Court.
1130 hrs: Arrive and visit Dhobhi Ghat and enjoy a photo-stop of the washing place.
1145 hrs: Depart to visit Dabawalla.
1200 hrs: Arrive and visit Dabawalla.
1215 hrs: Depart to Hotel Taj Mahal Hotel (If you wish you can have your lunch here)
1230 hrs: Arrive at Hotel Taj Mahal (Time free for lunch on your own)
1330 hrs: Walk up to Gateway of India which is just opposite Taj Mahal hotel.
1345 hrs: Arrive and visit Gateway of India.
1400 hrs: Depart to Churchgate railway station to take a short ride by the local train.
1415 hrs: Arrive at Churchgate railway station and take a local train ride till Charni road railway station.
1440 hrs: Arrive at Charni road railway station and later depart to Girgaum Iskcon Temple.
1450 hrs: Arrive and visit Girgaum Iskcon Temple.
1520 hrs: 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..
THE CULTURE AND FLAVOURS OF GOA AND A TOUR OF THE PLANTATIONS on 14th NOV
Goa is synonymous with the sand and sea, but it also conceals a cultural side which we mustn’t overlook. So why not discover the numerous places of historic and religious interest, the secrets of the spice plantations and the local flavours.
What we will see
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Pnjim Flower market
What we will do
Our excursion will start with a visit to two churches: the first is one of the largest churches in the city, Se Cathedral dedicated to Saint Catherine and the second is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which was built by the Jesuits in the 16th century and is home to the remains of Saint Francis Xavier. These are kept in a marble mausoleum and displayed to the public once every ten years.
After visiting the churches, we will head to the Panjim market to see the local life.
At this point, there is something truly unique in store for us as we discover the secrets of spice cultivation at the Spice plantations and enjoy a traditional lunch after the tour.
MANGALORE HIGHLIGHTS ON 15TH NOV
This tour takes you on a visit to the city of Mangalore where you will visit the Shri Manjunatha Shiva Temple at Kadri.
What we will see
The Shri Manjunatha Shiva Temple at Kadri
Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple
What we will do
The Shri Manjunatha Shiva Temple at Kadri is one of the ancient temple of Mangalore. It has a Bronze statue of Lord Shiva which is believed to be the oldest in South India. It has got 9 water Tanks situated above the temple level.
Further we visit Aloysius Chapel – famous for its breathtaking paintings and frescoes adorning the walls and ceilings. The Chapel was built in the year 1899-1900. The walls of the Chapel are covered with the paintings of the artist Antony Moshaini of Italy.
We move to Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple. This is dedicated to Lord Shiva built in the Chola style. Temple has white marble flooring.
You will also visit a Cashew Factory and a local market on this tour. Upon completion of the tour, you will return to the pier to board the ship enroute a brief shopping halt.
What you need to know
There are no professional guides in Mangalore. Guides are mainly English speaking students & Teachers.
Photography not permitted in Gokaranatha Temple, St. Aloysious Churc & Kadri Temple.
Dress code at Temples – shoulder and knees should covered. No wheel chair accessibility at Temple.
COCHIN CITY HIGHLIGHTS AND HARBOUR CRUISE (COCHIN VILLAGE BACKWATER) ON 16TH NOV
A wonderful opportunity to visit the magical Cochin, this fishing city that attracts visitors with its small islands, the different art centers and architecture with the nuances of European and Chinese origin. And finally, a lovely cruise in the port to admire its beauty from another perspective.
What we will see
St. Francis Church
Chinese fishing nets
Local fish market
Santa Cruz Basilica
Cruise in the Harbour
Vallarpadam, Gundu and Bolghatty islands
What we will do
We begin our excursion to the city of Kochi with a visit to the Mattancherry district, where we can admire the Dutch Palace, built by the Portuguese in 1555 and renovated by the Dutch in 1663.
We then go down Jew Street with its typical houses and shops of various kinds, from grocers to antiques sellers.
Our next stop is in the district where the first settlers were Portuguese: Fort Kochi, home to various vestiges of the colonial era, such as St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India, which houses the tombs of various important Portuguese and Dutch figures.
Continuing our visit we admire many more attractions, including the Indo-Portuguese Museum where a collection of Portuguese Christian artworks is held, the Chinese fishing nets, a powerful symbol of the centuries-old Chinese influence on this coast and the local fish market.
Towards the end of our day in Kochi we visit the Santa Cruz Basilica whose foundations were laid in 1505, again by the Portuguese.
It is now time for a truly evocative experience: at the Brunton Boatyard Hotel we will board a vessel for a cruise in the port, an opportunity to watch the fishermen at work and admire the islands of Vallarpadam, Gundu and Bolghatty, offering a glimpse of the local way of life.
COCHIN TOUR FINISH AT 2.30 PM
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