Private Full-Day Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Show with Dinner

Private Full-Day Kochi City Tour and Kathakali Dance Show with Dinner
from USD $45.10
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Discover the historical city of Kochi. Visit the churches, synagogues and museums in the city. Also a gateway to Kerala, Kochi is situated on the south-west coast of the India. The city was the first European settlement in India. Its location between blue waters of the Arabian Sea and Kerala’s emerald backwaters, its rich medley of Indian and foreign architecture make it a favorite tourist spot. It is also the industrial and commercial capital of Kerala.
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In Brief

Location:
Kochi (Cochin), India
Country:
India
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
See the sights illuminated at night
Treat a loved one on a special occasion
Overview
Important InfoInfo
Pricing
Your guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam at 2pm and proceed for the Kochi city tour.

The first stop on your tour will be the Jewish Synagogue. The Synagogue is the oldest synagogue in India built in 1568, it attracts tourist all round the year. The synagogue is decorated with Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers.

Next you will visit St Francis Church, the first European church of India. The church was built in 1516. it is famous for being the initial burial place for Vasco de gama which was later taken to Lisbon. Then see The Dutch Palace- built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Raja of Cochin. It is a 2-storied building around a central courtyard and also has numerous temples. It is also known as Mattancherry palace.

Next, you will see the Indo-Portuguese Museum- established by Dr. Joseph Kureethra to protect the rich heritage of Portuguese influence on the city. The museum has five main sections including the Altar, Treasure, Procession, Civil Life and Cathedral.

Your tour will take you next to see Chinese Fishing Nets- set up on teak wood and bamboo poles, these fishing nets has its origin in China. These were introduced by Chinese explorer Zheng He. It has become a major tourist attraction.

After sightseeing, your driver will take you to the theater for Kathakali Dance Show. Kathakali is a classical dance form, and is deeply embedded in the culture of Kerala. One of the important cultural icons of Kerala is this majestic dance. After the show enjoy dinner at a popular local restaurant and then be transferred back to your hotel around 9pm.

Inclusions

  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off, transport in private air-conditioned minivan
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry/Admission - Mattancherry Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Paradesi Synagogue
  • Entry/Admission - Church of Saint Francis
  • Entry/Admission - Chinese Fishing Nets
  • Entry/Admission - Indo-Portuguese Museum

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

Your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam

Returns To

Your hotel in Kochi or Ernakulam

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Group discount is available
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

In Brief

Location:
Kochi (Cochin), India
Country:
India
Duration:
7 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Romantic experience, perfect for couples
See the sights illuminated at night
Treat a loved one on a special occasion