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Insignia – Through the life of India

Duration 7 hours


  • All Entrance Fee
  • All Transferes
  • Experienced Guide
  • Lunch & Drinks
  • Lunch at Cochin & Goa
  • Pick-up & Drop
  • Pick-up & Drop from Cruise Terminal
  • Small group Tour
  • Spice plantation visit


Pricing Details

  • $80

Tour Details

Cochin – Mangalore – Goa

Our Small Group Tours of 10 or less mean you’ll spend less time waiting for others from Oceania Insignia, enjoy more time with your guide and have room to spread out on the bus – smaller groups really do give you a better holiday experience.

Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides

Cochin, India (24 Apr 0900-1700); Mangalore, India (25 Apr 0830-1500); Mormugao (Goa), India (26 Apr 0830-1600)

Muziris heritage – Day Tours offers three variety shore excursions in Cochin , Mangalore & Goa to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, April 24th Cochin , Mangalore on 25th , 26th at Goa 2017 with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin , Mangalore & Goa in a short time.

This tailor made special tour for Insignia and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your world tour runs smoothly in cochin , Mangalore & Goa

This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Tour guide
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Lunch in Goa & Cochin
Backwater cruise on Houseboat : + Fort Cochin city tour (24th April 2017)

Explore the famous Kerala backwaters of Alleppey on board a traditional houseboat.

Following a pick-up from Cochin Port at 09:00, transfer to Aleppey to board your houseboat at 10:30. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be 3 staff members to look after you and make sure your experience is as relaxed as you could wish for.

Enjoy a lunch of Keralan cusine as you gently cruise, ending at approximately 13:30 for the transfer back to fort Cochin and visit so called Chinese fishing nets and Santa cruz Basilica , Port by 17:00 hrs

Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is located between the Arabian Sea and a web of rivers flowing into it. In the early 20th century, the then Viceroy of the Indian Empire, Lord Curzon was so mesmerized by the scenic beauty he declared that Alleppey was The Venice of the East.

All Houseboat tours are exclusive and private tours

What’s Included :

Pick-up and drop off at Cochin Port (Ships Berth)
Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
3-hour backwater cruise
Lunch on board
Private guide for whole day
Mineral water on the van
Fort cochin orientation tour

Rate is $80 pp

Cochin Jewish Heritage Tour available on request

Mangalore Land Excursion with Artisans village (25th April 2017)

Discover India’s Mangalore highlights and Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village on a 5-hours tour. Enjoy a ride past the city of Mangalore’s main-highlights, including Gokarnath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Town Hall, and a local fish and vegetable market. Visit Pilikula Nisargadhama’s Artisan Village and experience the area’s rich tradition of craftsmanship. Explore traditional cottages dedicated to preserving various arts and see the traditional manor house of the coastal landlords, the Guthu House.

• Mangalore: A panoramic ride takes you past points of interest, including Gokarnath Temple, Town Hall, and local markets.
• Artisan Village: Experience the area’s rich traditions of craftsmanship, watch live demonstrations and shop for souvenirs.
• Guthu House: A traditional manor house of coastal landlords, with intricately carved woodwork; built for climate extremes by skilled artisans.

Rate is $80 pp

The Life of Goa with Spice Plantation (26th April)

Goa is renowned for it’s churches which have now become UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here you can explore the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St Francis Xavier lie,Visit panjim Market and a spice plantation on a guided 6-hours tour. Travel away from Portuguese influence through small towns and villages for large elegant homes and hidden Hindu temples of the lush valleys and forests of Ponda. Take a guided spice plantation tour and learn about the myriad spices for which India is renowned.

•Bom Jesus: A magnificent church, guarding the partially exposed body of St. Francis Xavier who died in 1562.
• A walk through Panjim flower and vegetable Market
• Spice Plantation: Learn about countless spices as you identify, smell and taste them with a detailed guide.
• Spice Lunch: Enjoy an Indian lunch in an ideal setting where things are fresh, fragrant and prepared for western tastes.

Rate is $80 pp

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