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Local Heritage and Architecture Tour of Chennai (Madras)

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in the morning and climb aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle for your tour through Chennai. As you stop at a number of buildings, hear informative commentary about the melding of architectural influences from Hindi, Islamic and Gothic sources.

    See important buildings such as the Madras High Court, Chennai Railway Station, the Government Museum, and the Ripon Building. Then continue to landmarks like the Senate House, Victoria Hostel, the National Art Gallery, and more.

    Your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your driver and vehicle details will be sent to you in message (you are requested to please contact your hotel concierge / bell desk / front desk to call the driver from car parking area to portico (entrance) at your pick-up time).
    Return Details
    Drop-off at your hotel in Chennai after the tour ends.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Gratuities
    • Bottled water
    • WiFi on board
    • Parking Charges
    • Food and drinks
    • Entrance Fees (wherever it's necessary)
    • Entry/Admission - Light House
    • Entry/Admission - Vivekananda House
    • Entry/Admission - Fort Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Government Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Shoes must be removed at places of worship, Dress code is smart casual (Please be advised to dress accordingly for places of worship; shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended)
    • Government Museum and Fort Museum closed on every Friday and National Holidays
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Important notice about Tour Guide: All place of worship and museums has basic standard of "keep silence", so there is no possibility to give any commentary on that place, All possible information and assistance will be provided (if you have asked for it in advance), Tour operator (Uvamai Niche Tourism) never ever arrange tour guides for their tours
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    Our driver was flexible and shared historical insights. He even persuaded one of the on duty policemen at the Court to show us around the grounds of the courthouses. Got a good appreciation of many of the historical buildings which are in urgent need of...More

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    Reviewed 9 June 2019

    I Visited several places Kapaleeswarar Temples, SanThome Cathedral, Marina beach, University of Madras and Goverment musuem. And saw St. Goerge Fort, Goerge Town, railway station, various historical via the car. During this tour, I could experience way of praying at Hindu (though I can not...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Yukkies_8080
    Questions & Answers
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    25 September 2019|
    Response from Uvamai-com | Property representative |
    Yes, you can customise your visit as per preferred attractions
    I am asking some questions about Madras Heritage and Architecture tour, one question about total cost, one question about the split of information from guide compared to any self-guided tours, and one question about shopping. 1 - For the cost, in the details, it is mentioned entrance fees are excluded from the booking cost, and then at least four locations are mentioned where there is some entrance or admission fee. Please, in addition to the booking cost, can you describe to me the remaining practical cost for all these entrance or admission fees ? 2 – how many stops are the sort where we arrive and then I am sent on alone with a audio guide and headset ? how many stops are the sort where the guide stays with me and talks to me about the details ? I don't see this detail mentioned in the stop-by-stop itinerary. 3 – How many times would this tour stop in order to try to have some local shop sell me something? This happens to me many times in the past and really I would like to avoid as I generally don’t buy many things and the time in shops alone with someone really wanting to sell me something can be quite uncomfortable. If this affects the tour price I would prefer you just tell me the increased tour price where I can avoid the shops as I do not enjoy this kind of pressure during a tour.
    24 September 2019|
    Response from TomSipher |
    OK, well, no response despite a response to a question posted after mine. I did try also to send the internal tripadvisor message with the same questions. I've gone ahead and booked the tour, please, could you tell me now... More
    Tiziana Z
    17 August 2019|
    Response from Uvamai-com | Property representative |
    Requesting you to please check the availability you will come to know all the details tour starting times
    Key Details
    • Duration: 5h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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