Great experience in historic Cochin

The historic city tour of Cochin invites you to explore the wonderful place, where the long history has harmoniously integreated many human societies and religious communities in one area. Ancient times are still reflected in lifestyle, architecture, eating habits and so on.

  • Visit Fort Cochin and Mattancherry
  • Drive in a local Tuc Tuc
  • See the St. Francis Church, the Mattancherry Palace and the Santa Cruz Basilica

Aditional information:

  • Available: daily except Fridays and Saturdays
  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Starting time: in the morning, precise time according to request
  • Language: English
  • Participants: private tour 
  • Dresscode: simple, airy clothes
  • To bring: Camera, sun protection
  • Bookable: from 2 persons
  • Last booking option: 5 days before your desired date

 

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Historical tour of Cochin

You will be accompanied by your English speaking city guide during this tour. Stroll through Fort Cochin, where you can walk among the historic Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old fort are still remarkably well preserved. In the Mattancherry district, Mattancherry Palace was built in the middle of the 16th century by the Portuguese. Visit St. Francis Church, the Dutch cemetery, Santa Cruz Basilica and the colorful streets. At the port you can still see the unique "Chinese fishing nets", which were used by the Chinese fishermen in the 14th century.

Included:

üPick up from your hotel in Cochin or Mattancherry
üEnglish speaking guide
üEntry fees according to the program
üTuk Tuk ride from Fort Cochin to Mattanchery
current taxes and duties

Not included:

ûPick up outside Cochin or Mattancherry
ûPhoto permit fee
ûfood
ûtips
ûpersonal expenses (for exmple, souvenir on a market)


Other notes:

  • In the Jewish Synagogue, the Church of St. Francis and the Dutch Palace, videokameras are not allowed.
  • The Church of St. Francis can be viewed from the outside only- until 12 noon on Sundays. Entry is possible only after 12 noon.
  • The timetable and the duration of the tours depend on local conditions.
  • Visitors should take off the shoes in Church of St. Francis and the Jewish Synagogue.
  • Smoking is not allowed in the monuments, in public places and in the vehicle.
  • The monuments unfortunately do not have wheelchair ramps and are therefore difficult to access for wheelchair users.
  • The toilets at the touristic places are very simple and fees are charged.
  • Since the tour involves walks in the sun, it is best to start in the morning, otherwise it will be too hot.
  • We recommend to use sun protection lotion and hats, loose cotton clothing, etc.



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