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Kochi: Full-Day Mein Schiff Special Shore Excursion

Product ID: 117079
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When your Mein Schiff 5 ship docks at Kochi on December 11, 2017 or February 26, 2018, make the most of your time with a Kerala houseboat and Fort Kochi shore excursion.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Board a traditional houseboat on Kerala’s backwaters
  • Savor an on-board buffet lunch
  • Cruise the placid waters past paddy fields, coconut groves and rustic villages
  • Have a tour of Fort Kochi, the city’s waterfront colonial era quarter
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Board a traditional houseboat on Kerala’s backwaters, and savor an on-board buffet lunch as you sail by palm groves, villages and fields. Afterward, tour colonial era Fort Kochi, seeing the Chinese nets, St. Francis Church and more.

Meet your guide at the portside. Then, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned coach through Kerala’s countryside to Alleppey (Alappuzha), the main gateway to the area’s inland rivers and canals. After roughly an hour and 45 minutes on the road, arrive at a waterway where your charming wooden and bamboo houseboat awaits you. Step aboard the traditionally built craft, find a spot on deck and drink in the scenery as you cruise the placid waters past paddy fields, coconut groves and rustic villages.

Savor a delicious Keralan buffet lunch as you sail, enjoying dishes like fish, chicken, vegetables and rice against the rolling backdrop of the greenery. After about 2.5-hours on the water, disembark and return to Kochi for a tour of Fort Kochi, the city’s waterfront colonial era quarter. View the Chinese nets as you discover their exotic history, admire St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European church, and the impressive 19th century Santa Cruz Basilica, standing on the site of the original Portuguese built cathedral. Your shore excursion then finish with a port drop-off at about 17:00.
Includes
  • Lunch
  • All entrance fees
  • Tour guide
  • Round trip coach transport with port transfers

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Muziris Heritage - Day Tours

Product ID: 117079