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St. Francis CSI Church: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

1. Kochi: Private Tuk-Tuk City Tour with Hotel Pickup

Discover the highlights of Kochi from a local’s perspective as you ride around in a traditional tuk-tuk. See the city’s historical monuments, learn about its colonial past, and benefit from a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. Travel to the spice markets and learn about Kochi’s central role in the Indian spice trade for many centuries and its popularity by foreign traders.  See the old buildings that most clearly reveal this deep-rooted colonial influence. Kochi was the first European colony for Portugal in India from the year 1500-1663, followed by the Dutch and later the British.  Explore the fishing village’s ancient Chinese fishing nets, historical European settlements like the Vasco de Gama church, and the Dutch cemetery and towards the Dutch palace. Stop by a museum under ASI and spend time walking through the historical Jewish district and visit the Jewish synagogue.

Full Day Cochin Tour

2. Full Day Cochin Tour

Visits the Dutch Palace (closed on Fridays), which was built by the Portuguese in 1555 and was presented to the Raja of Cochin as a gesture of goodwill. The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Fridays & Saturdays) was originally constructed in 1568, but was destroyed by Portuguese in 1662.This was rebuilt two years later when the Dutch took over Cochin. The St. Francis Church, said to be India's oldest European-built church was constructed in 1503. Having died in Cochin in 1524, Vasco Da Gama was buried here for 14 years before his remains were taken to Lisbon. Evening witness Kerala’s traditional & colourful dance form Kathakali at the cultural centre.

Glimpse of Cochin: Guided Tour

3. Glimpse of Cochin: Guided Tour

Experience Cochin on this full day tour with a professional guide. Meet at the Cochin Port cruise terminal or your Hotel at Cochin and transfer to to the vibrant Mattancherry to visit the Pardesi Synagogue, the Dutch Palace, the spice market and later visit Fort Kochi Chinese Nets ,Santa Cruz Basilica ,St Francis Church etc and various other must-see attractions. This fun and eclectic tour will show you the diversity that India and Cochin has to offer, exploring various cultures and traditions Your local guide will be able to teach you some of the fun facts and hidden gems of the area.

Fort Kochi, Mattancherry & Jewish Town. Private Tour.

4. Fort Kochi, Mattancherry & Jewish Town. Private Tour.

Explore the old city of Kochi in an air conditioned Sedan in the the privacy of youself, your partners and dear ones. This slow paced tour is suitable for all. The guide ( with licence ) cum driver with skill, enthusiasm takes you to the most popular attractions in the heritage areas of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry ( Jewish Town and Paradeshi Synagogue.). The tour starts and ends at your hotel. Itinerary. Meet at the hotel lobby and commence the tour. Drive to Fort Kochi. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets. Spend time taking phot graphs of the Chinese Fishing Nets and the Fort Kochi beach. Walk to Church of St. Francis ( wherein you will visit the first tomb of Vasco de Gama. ) Drive to Santa Cruz Bascilica Cathedral ( one of the most beautiful heritage edifices of Kochi.) Drive to Dhobkhana ( the washermen enclave where the time tested method of washing clothes of the city dwellers are done even today.) Drive to Mattancherry. Visit the Dutch Palace ( aka MattancherryPalace ) The Royal Palace of Cochi Royalty is a unique mixed architecture and walls inside are most beautiful mural paintings. Walk to Jewish Town and fascinate at the ancient residential houses of Cochin Paradeshi Jews. A slow pace walk there will give you tyime to take photgraphs both inside and outside these edifices. Visit the Paradeshi Synagogue, othe oldest in the British Common-wealth. Spend time shopping in Jewish town for Spices, Antigues, Handicrafts, Silks Pashminas carpets....list is endless.

Kochi Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

5. Kochi Tuk-Tuk Tour with Pickup from Cruise Ships

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of this coastal town as you zip through its narrow streets and alleys. Feast your eyes on the stunning colonial architecture and colorful street art that decorate the buildings. Savor the aromas of the bustling spice markets and indulge in the local cuisine at the best eateries. From the iconic Chinese fishing nets to the ancient St. Francis Church, our expert guides will take you on a journey that will leave you spellbound. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure on our Highlights of Kochi visite en tuk-tuk tour!

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What people are saying about St. Francis CSI Church

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 13 reviews

I really enjoyed the tour. Guide had knowledge About the monuments and the history it self. Friendly,well spoken in english I can only recommend him. Thank your for the tour

It was amazing. He took his time to explain and find the right spots. Couldn’t be more happier. Must do if you are in Kochi

Driver was very good and taken us to the places we wanted to go and recommended many others. Very good tour.