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Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai provided by St Thomas in Chennai Tours

Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai

Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Tours are led by cultural ambassadors who will bring alive the history and culture of the times when St Thomas came to India in the first century AD.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 161547P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - San Thome Church
  • Entry/Admission - Little Mount Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all centrally located hotels in chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop to Chennai hotel
  • Guide
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - San Thome Church
  • Entry/Admission - Little Mount Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up from all centrally located hotels in chennai
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    San Thome Church
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Little Mount Shrine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    St. Thomas Mount National Shrine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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douglas_johnson638
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Dec. 2021
I never knew that apostle Thomas came to India! This tour was illuminating to say the least. Our guide was very knowledgeable and a great story teller. He told us about the adventures of St Thomas and how he managed to create space for a new religion in this ancient land. We saw the Magnificent basilica of St Thomas with his relics. We also saw 2000 year old hand prints of Thomas in a small cave and that was a very poignant moment. Overall, it was a very enjoyable tour indeed.
Written 27 December 2021
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Lucy
New York City, NY10 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Solo
Following the foot steps of St Thomas was a very insightful tour. We had an excellent time listening to the 2000 old story of St Thomas. We saw the apostle's relics at the magnificent St Thomas Basilica. It was a fantastic building with spectacular stain glass work. The highlight of the tour was the opportunity to look the hand prints of St Thomas in the little cave where he was martyred. The guide was brilliant and this is a highly recommended tour for visitors to Chennai.
Written 25 December 2021
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Nancy Potter
London, UK3 contributions
Dec. 2021
I had a half day off and so wanted to explore Chennai a little bit more. My previous visits were hectic and I really never got to see the city well. I read about fantastic reviews for this tour about following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai. It caught my attention and i booked myself. Kannan was our culture guide and he was brilliant. We learn about the visit of St Thomas the apostle way back in 50AD and how he introduced Christianity to India. We saw a magnificent Basilica and the highlight was a visit to see his relics. It was goose bumps to see 2000 year old relics. I also loved the ambience at the St Thomas cave at Little Mount. Kannan showed us 2000 year old hand prints of the apostle which got etched when he was fleeing a miscreant. The whole experience is amazing and a must do while in Chennai. Highly recommended.
Written 4 December 2021
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Kendra j
New York City, NY6 contributions
Sep. 2021
Our guide was right on time and picked us from the lobby of our hotel in a comfortable AC car. We first visited a magnificent Basilica which had the relics of the apostle Thomas himself. Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us the amazing story of St Thomas and his adventures in South India! Next we visited a cave which had the actual hand prints of St Thomas. It was awesome to see 2000 year old hand prints. The church on top of St Thomas hill was the last agenda on the tour and it was excellent. This half day tour is a fantastic way to know more about the city's heritage and an interesting part of Chennai. Our guide also cleared many doubts about Doubting Thomas including how St Thomas came to be known as doubting Thomas and the origin of the phrase!
Written 25 September 2021
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Nancy Peters
New York City, NY3 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Following the foot steps of St Thomas in Chennai was an incredible experience. Our guide was right on time with a comfortable car and met us in the lobby. We visited the gorgeous San Thome Basilica first. What a majestic landmark. The guide told us not only the history of the basilica but he told us about the incredible journey of St Thomas in India and what challenges he faces. We also visited St Thomas church on St Thomas mount. The most moving part for the tour was at the cave in little mount where we could still see the apostle's hand prints after 2000 years. It was a remarkable day. I would recommend this tour very highly.
Written 11 September 2021
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Neville N
Chennai (Madras), India2 contributions
Dec. 2019 • Family
This was an amazing spiritual experience as we walked through the life of Thomas in India. I would encourage people to be part of this journey.
Written 27 December 2019
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Sheldon L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
A bit over due but here it goes..... This tour was amazing, it was so surreal at what we were actually witnessing. When you put things into perspective you are getting a chance to witness the mortal remains of an actual apostle of Christ (similar to St Peters Basilica in Rome) minus the crowds.

The tour was well organized the car was clean and the driver very professional. Kannan our guide was Polite, Professional and Polite and really took the time to explain everything to us as well as give us time to take in all we were seeing and to really experience everything.

Our flight was delayed and we had a couple of extra hours to spare so Kannan took us to a museum and the light house which was a pleasant surprise as well as helped us beat the Chennai heat..

All in all a wonderful day spent. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone travelling through Chennai, its definitely worth it...
Written 30 July 2019
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Aida B
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We did the ‘Following the footsteps of St Thomas’ tour and it was amazing. Our tour guide Kannan is knowledgeable and taken time to show and explain properly. I came away with an interesting insight into St Thomas. As our flight was delayed, Kannan also showed us the ice house and the lighthouse, and a temple and beach which added to the wonderful tour. Also, the car was very comfortable and had AC. It was planned properly so that we could make it to the airport on time.

I highly recommend this tour without hesitation.
Written 26 July 2019
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Basant R
4 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Solo
This was a well organised tour by kannan. He told us about how St Thomas introduced Christianity in India and the struggles had. We even saw his hand prints in a cave. The Basilica was outstanding. Highly recommended
Written 15 July 2019
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Hello and thanks for this opportunity to host you. I am delighted you enjoyed following the footsteps of St Thomas in chennai tour. I am also happy you found Kannan to be an able guide. Thanks once again for taking time out for this review.
Written 17 July 2019
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Maya Krishnamurari
London, UK9 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
Following the footsteps of St Thomas in Chennai is a fascinating way to explore Chennai. Its a very well organised tour showing all the landmarks involved with St Thomas like the Basilica, little mount cave and the shrine. Kannan was an outstanding guide regaled us with stories about doubting Thomas! Very highly recommended
Written 14 July 2019
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Hello and thanks for taking time out for this review.. I am delighted you found "following the footsteps of St Thomas in chennai" tour to be a delightful one. . I am also happy you enjoyed Kannan's company. It was our pleasure
Written 17 July 2019
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