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Joyce's Shore Excursion for Vasco da Gama Passengers Picked & Dropped @ Ship.

Hello! Vasco da Gama cruise passengers to Kochi.

Skip the line ! Book a thrifty group Tour!

If you are cruise passenger you are met at side of the ship with "Viator"sign and 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.

Comfortable transportation, entertaining and enriching travel experience.

We have following tours in and neighborhood of Kochi.

1. Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.
2. Kerala Backwaters cruise in Houseboat Excursion.
3. Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour  

per adult from

$38

NZD

Duration

6 to 8 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan / car
    • Lunch - Buffet Lunch in Houseboat while cruising for those who book the Backwater Tour.
    • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
    • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Kerala Backwaters
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Excel India Tours, No.30/354,Near Immaculate Heart of Holy Mary's Church, Nettoor, Kochi, Kerala 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. Vasco da Gama’s Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.

    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

    Tour # 2. Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour

    Tours proceed to Chellanam fishing village by road (1 hour drive.) overseeing fish and rice fields.

    Reaching the Chellanam fishing harbor watch the early morning mob of fishermen and vendors indulged in the business of buying and selling fresh fish brought by the fishermen to the shore after the overnight fishing. The tour spends (1 hour here.)

    The tour proceeds from the fishing harbor to Fort Kochi. (30 minutes).

    Stop at the beach where the Chinese Fishing nets are operated. Watch fishermen operating these nets. (15 minutes)

    Walk to Church of St. Francis (5 minutes)

    Visit this first European church in India and more importantly it is in this church that Vasco da Gama the sailor first buried before taking him to Portugal. (15 minutes)

    Proceed to the Santa Cruz Basilica. (10 minutes drive)

    Santa Cruz is one of the heritages edifices of Kochi. You can get wonderful photos of the church both inside and outside of the marvelous building. (15 minutes.)

    From Santa Cruz Basilica the tour travels to Jewish Town. (20 minutes)

    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 them 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

    End of the tour and returns to ship. (30 minutes drive ).

    Tour # 3. Kerala Backwaters cruised in Houseboat Excursion

    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. (30 minutes.)


    Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.- From the port the tour goes to Fort Kochi the heritage area and visit the St. Francis Church where in is the first tomb of Vasco Da Gama.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour. After paying homage to Vasco da Gama fro st. Francis Church the tour will walk to The beach to see the Chinese Fishing nets.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.- From the Chinese Fishing Nets the tour will go to Santa Cruz Basilica one of the heritage edifices of India.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Jew Town, Old Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682002 India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.- From the Santa Cruz Basilica the tour will go to Jewish Town, the oldest jewish settlement of India.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town Rd Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.- The oldest Synagogue in the British Common Wealth is visited next at Jewish Town Kochi.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Vasco da Gama 's Tomb and Glimpses of Cochin Tour.- Mattancherry Palace Aka the Dutch Palace is a museum now used to be the Palace of the Cochin Royalty

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kumarakom, Kumarakom, Kottayam District, Kerala

    Kerala Backwaters cruise in Houseboat Excursion.- his tour will take you to Kumarakom for a cruise in kerala backwaters.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kerala Backwaters, India

    Kerala Backwaters cruise in Houseboat Excursion. After reaching Kumarakom the tour will board a houseboat for a 3 hour cruise in the backwaters.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Fort Kochi, Fort Kochi, Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala

    Kerala Backwaters cruise in Houseboat Excursion. After the backwater cruise the tour will return to Kochi. On the way back the tour will take an orientation tour to Fort Kochi which is the heritage area of Kochi.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chellanam Fishing Harbour

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - After receiving you at the port of Kochi the tour will proceed to Chellanam Fishing Harbor to watch the fishing activities of the village.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Kochi Beach Kochi-682001 Kerala India, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - The group after formal reception will proceed to Fort Kochi where at the beach will visit the Chinese Fishing nets.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, Parade & KB Jacob Road Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682001 India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - After St. Francis Church the tour will walk to Santa Cruz Basilica which is one of the cultural edifices of India.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church of Saint Francis, Old Kochi, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - After the Chinese Fishing nets the tour will walk to the St. Francis Church wherein is the first tomb of Vasco da Gama.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Paradesi Synagogue, Jew Town Rd Mattancherry, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour The tour will then visit the oldest synagogue in the British Common Wealth.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mattancherry Palace, Palace Road, Kochi (Cochin) India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - Mattancherry Palace aka Dutch Palace is a museum now. Which was the royal palace of the Kochi Dynasty.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Jew Town, Old Cochin, Kochi (Cochin) 682002 India

    Cochin and Fishing Villages Tour - The tour will then drive to Jewish Town, the oldest Jewish Settlemrnt of India.

    Duration: 15 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from the cruise Terminal of the Kochi Port. We will be meeting you by the side of the ship. Please look for our staff at the side of the ship with your name on pager board. Ports
    • Kochi, India, Port
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking,1. Docking time, 2. Disembarkation time and 3. Re-boarding time
    • A minimum of 2 person per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Excel India Tours

Activity ID: V-35151P20

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