Upon seeing your name on a placard at the exit gate of the port, your freedom to explore Cochin begins. This exclusive tour provides you with an English- speaking guide who drives you to interesting landmarks, on your schedule.
A lucrative and vital port since Roman times, Cochin features Dutch, Portuguese, British, and Jewish influences continuing to make the city appealing today. Unsurprisingly, Cochin's religious structures portray the many influences.
There are a bevy of landmarks to visit. Below is a selection you might consider. Have your driver escort you to the legendary Chinese fishing nets brought in the 16th century by Kublai Khan's court, then observe the nearby village, designed with strong English influences.
Next, you may wish to see the Church of St. Francis, which provides architectural proof of a Portuguese presence. Nearby is the Santa Cruz Cathedral, submitting its Indo-Romanesque-Rococo design into Cochin's multicultural architecture.
Then, there's the Paradesi Synagogue, which you could explore prior to visiting the eclectic shops in a Jewish enclave nearby. Travelers with a flare for independence will find this private Cochin tour enjoyable. Book to day for an unforgettable India excursion.
Please Note: A tourist visa is required to debark in India. Since tourist visas are not provided by cruise lines to visit India, you will need to obtain one prior to your cruise. The e-Tourist Visa is NOT available for cruise line passengers.
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