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Joyce's Tours in Kochi for 'Costa Victoria' Passengers. Pick & Drop @ Ship.

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USD 30.00
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Pass By: Excel India Tours, No.30/354,Near Immaculate Heart of Holy Mary's Church, Nettoor, Kochi, Kerala 682040, India

Staff of Excel India Tours will meet you at the ship. You can see him holding the pager board with the name of lead traveler of your group. The staff will escort you to waiting Van /Car / Coach.

Then different tours start.

Tour # 1. Tranquil Backwaters Tour.

This tour is designed to introduce Kerala and its attractive backwaters to travelers.

In the morning the tour start with an overland drive from the Kochi harbor to Alleppey / Kumarakom Backwaters. ( 1 hour 45 minutes )

Tour reaches the Jetty of the houseboat.

Board a pre arranged houseboat and start the backwater cruise (3 hours.)

The houseboats are previous spices boats of Kerala innovated into houseboats for tourists with bedrooms kitchen and a spacious lobby. The kitchen of the houseboat under an enthusiastic Chef will cook for you our traditional food to your taste.

The cruising along the backwaters and palm fringed rice paddies and tiny villages will be an experience you will never have anywhere else.

After the cruise the tour will return to Kochi (drive is 1 hour 45 minutes.)

An orientation drive to Fort Kochi to Chinese Fishing Nets and Jewish Town for photo stops. ( 30 minutes )

Returns to the pier.

Tour # 2 .Glimpses of Cochin

The group travels to Fort Kochi (30 minutes)

At Fort Kochi, the group will be transferred to the waiting Tuk Tuks (two people in one)

Ride in Tuk Tuk to Church of St. Francis. Visit the church and pay homage to Vasco de Gama who had his first burial in this church before taking him to Portugal. (30 minutes)

Then do a soft walk (5 minutes) to Chinese Fishing nets. Watch the operation of these. Interact with the fisher men and try your hand in operating the nets. (20 minutes)

Return to waiting Tuk Tuks and ride in it to Jewish Town.

Walk around Jewish town along the ancient streets of the Jewish community studded with the fascinating Jewish houses once occupied by the European Jews before they leaving for Israel after the state Israel formed. (30 minutes)

At the end of the Jewish town visit the Paradeshi Synagogue belonged to the European Jews who still use this synagogue on Sabbath. (Three resident Jews and visiting Jews from other countries form minion.)

You can wander around the area for hunting gifts in the shops. (30 minutes)

Walk to Dutch Palace (10 minutes)

the seat of administration of the Koch Royalty now a museum for most beautiful mural on the wall.

Dutch Palace (30 minutes)

Return to ship in the waiting Van /Car / Coach
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
After tour we will drop you at the pier by side of your ship.


  • Kochi Harbor.
  • We will be at the harbor before your ship dock at he harbor. You can come down the ramp and as soon as you complete the immigration you can find our staff holding the pager board of your name by the side of the ship..
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Guide
  • Lunch - Buffet Lunch on board the houseboat for passengers booked the backwater cruise.
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking:, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A minimum of 02 people per booking is required.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


About the operator

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By: Excel India Tours
8 reviews
Great Kochin beach and city tour with Joyce
My wife and I encountered Joyce on a houseboat cruise boat on the Kerala backwaters. Joyce was very clear and
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Sights sounds and flavours of Cochin
We were on a business trip to India with only one free day which was thankfully in Cochin. My Joyce offered a
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Ngaire G
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Off the tourist trail
Joyce was a fantastic guide. I wanted to get away from the tourist places and see the real India. He took me to
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Dharam V G
Burlington, Ontario
Kerala back waters house boat cruise.
Our trip on Kerala back waters was organized by Mr. Joyce Xavier . We dad house boat to ourselves and the service
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San Antonio
Joyce Xavier was a great tour guide. Very professional, extremely knowledgeable and personable. We could not
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San Antonio, Texas
Excel tours in Cochin India
Our guide guide Xavier was excellent and we highly recommend him to to other travellers. He took us to some out of
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Baltimore, Maryland
Outstanding Guide
Our group of 5 traveled with Joyce for 3 weeks. He was very professional. Always on time, always organized, and
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San Jose, California
Excel India Tours in Kochi (Cochin)
My tour with Joyce Xavier was excellent. There is so much to learn about India and Kerala as a state that I would
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