English-speaking local guide, car and driver for private half-day tour of Cochin
Private sightseeing of Cochin’s best-loved attractions
Half-day private guided tour of Cochin with visits to Mattancherry Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St Francis Church and the Chinese fishing nets.
Private shore excursion in Cochin
Meet your English-speaking local guide, car and driver at your hotel or cruise ship for a half-day city tour of Cochin. Visit St Francis Church, the oldest church in India and built by the Portuguese in 1503. Visit Mattancherry Palace, again built by the Portuguese and now known as the Dutch Palace, housing some fine murals depicting legends, royal portraits and temple art. Admire the Great Scrolls of the Old Testament and the hand-painted Willow Pattern floor tiles from China on the floor of the Jewish Synagogue, and the huge Chinese Fishing Nets all along the coast, a system of cantilevered nets on bamboo poles said to have been brought over from the court of Kublai Khan.
- Guide, car and driver
- Entrance fees as mentioned above
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not mentioned above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to driver, guide