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Kochi Heritage Walking Tour provided by Muziris Heritage - Day Tours

Kochi Heritage Walking Tour

Kochi Heritage Walking Tour
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About
Book this half-day walking tour that gives you a glimpse into Kochi’s rich history and heritage, showcasing the mixed Dutch, Portuguese, British and Jewish influences that make the city unique. Visit some of the most popular attractions in Kochi including the Chinese Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin, Mattancherry, St. Francis Church, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, and Dutch Palace. All ages and fitness levels are welcome!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
  • You will be picked up from Fort Cochin hotel or Cochin Cruise Port at 9:00am and start this relaxing half-day walking tour in Kochi Before the walk commences, your guide will provide an introduction to the history of Kochi and the events that have shaped it. You will also be given notes/handouts for the tour. During the tour you will visit the old quarter of Fort Kochi to explore the quaint streets of this city on foot and also Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade to get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi. Stop by the St. Francis Church, one of India’s oldest European churches, built by the Portuguese Franciscan Friars. Also visit the famous Chinese Fishing Nets, Nehru Children’s Park area as well as the interesting houses that ring the park (Koder House, Tower House, Old Harbour Hotel), Santa Cruz Basilica, Union Club Building, Fort Immanuel as the bastion of the Portuguese and Dutch Cemetery now managed by the Church of South India. Take a brief walk past the seaside beach and Bishop’s House Road with its beautiful old-style homes. When the tour ends, you will be dropped off at Fort Cochi Hotel or Cochin Cruise Port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will be picked up from Fort Cochin hotel or Cochin Cruise Port at 9:00am and start this relaxing half-day walking tour in Kochi Before the walk commences, your guide will provide an introduction to the history of Kochi and the events that have shaped it. You will also be given notes/handouts for the tour. During the tour you will visit the old quarter of Fort Kochi to explore the quaint streets of this city on foot and also Fort Kochi’s seaside promenade to get a glimpse of daily life in Kochi. Stop by the St. Francis Church, one of India’s oldest European churches, built by the Portuguese Franciscan Friars. Also visit the famous Chinese Fishing Nets, Nehru Children’s Park area as well as the interesting houses that ring the park (Koder House, Tower House, Old Harbour Hotel), Santa Cruz Basilica, Union Club Building, Fort Immanuel as the bastion of the Portuguese and Dutch Cemetery now managed by the Church of South India. Take a brief walk past the seaside beach and Bishop’s House Road with its beautiful old-style homes. When the tour ends, you will be dropped off at Fort Cochi Hotel or Cochin Cruise Port.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13029P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cochin Cruise Port or Fort Cochin Hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Hotel/Port pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cochin Cruise Port or Fort Cochin Hotel Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Kochi (Cochin), Kochi (Cochin), Ernakulam District, Kerala
Duration
5h
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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MiltonKeynesTimbo
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A great day in Cochin
Aug 2019
Business bought me to Cochin giving me 1.5 days free for sight seeing. I used Muziris Heritage Tours to book a half day walking tour in Cochin and a full day backwater tour of the canals down at Allephey. Lijo organised everything in a professional manner, and I actually had a one to one tour by him on the half day walking tour. He picked me up and expertly weaved his way through the mad Indian traffic.

We took the ferry over to Fort Cochin (an interesting local experience) and then comprehensively covered all of the Fort Cochin area including the Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, the Chinese fishing nets and the various churches etc. He was knowledgeable, professional and also very flexible in terms of timings, etc.

The scenery down at the backwater tour was also great. I had a small boat all to myself and enjoyed the tour a great deal. The one comment I would make is that we didn't actually get any time for a quick look in the souvenir shops - frankly I have enough tat in my life anyway so it was actually quite refreshing not to be dragged into a shop and be subjected to Indian sales talk! We did pop in the Post Office to get a stamp for my postcard of the synagogue - and only because I asked to. So your tour will be 100% tour!

Both Lijo and the driver who took me to the canals on the second day were safe, competent local drivers which is very important on India's roads. I recommend his tours to anyone with just a little time to see the area - he will make the most of that time for you.
Written 31 August 2019
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