Celebrity Constellation - Houseboat Day cruise at Backwaters (Group Tour)

Duration: 7 hours
Destination: India, Kerala, Kochi
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  • 7 hours
  • Kochi
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

You must have heard about the Houseboats in Kerala or Kerala backwaters. Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the place where you can experience them. This tour showcases the beautiful backwater region of Kerala for a Houseboat cruise and the ancient town of Kochi. Houseboat, Traditionally known as Kettuvallom, these houseboats offer you a unique experience. Traveling in these Kerala Houseboats is not just a matter of majestic window views but it is an enchanting experience in itself. The cool and pleasant breeze, the sound of water, seasonal rails and the occasional migratory birds make this boating as a lifelong experience for you. Experience ‘God’s Own Country’ while meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, villages and markets along the Alleppey backwaters. 

Itinerary A - Heritage Tour of Kochi 

We will pick you from the Kochi Port / Berth and transfer to Fort Kochi. A Perfect place for history buffs and Europen charm, Fort Kochi houses various edifices of the bygone era. As one makes his way through the different corners of this wonderland, he would be likely to come across historical sites and natural harbors. Prime ancient structures in the vicinity of Fort Cochin are St Francis Church - A perfect specimen of Portugese architecture, St Francis Church in Cochin is believed to be first of its kind among the numerous European churches built in India over the time. , Santa Cruz Basilica, Dutch Palace - Dutch Palace is among the most popular and iconic buildings to visit in Kochi, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue - The Jewish Synagogue in the Jew Town of Kochi is a popular attraction in Kerala. More than a hundred years old, the synagogue houses many rare antiques and Chinese Fishing Nets - Introduced by Chinese explorer, Zheng He, Chinese Fishing Nets are one of the unique and unusual methods, used for fishing. These fishing nets are among the most popular tourist attractions in Kochi attracting a lot of visitors to this place. Besides the architectural marvels, the region also offers to have a glimpse of Kochi’s rural life. Later transfer to Kochi port / berth and drop on time. (The Jewish synagogue is closed on Fridays/Saturdays and all Jewish holidays. The Dutch palace is closed on Fridays.)

Itinerary B - Houseboat cruise with Lunch

You will pick from Kochi port (pier) and transfer to the Houseboat cruise point, it will take around 1 Hour 30 Minutes Drive. On arrivalcheck in the to the Houseboat, Later cruise slowly through the meandering narrow backwater pathways on the Vembanad Lake via canals, paddy fields, coconut palms, villages and markets along the Kerala backwaters. The best view of these Kerala backwaters can be experienced from the Houseboats. Traditionally known as Kettuvallom, these houseboats offer you a unique experience. Traveling in these Kerala Houseboats is not just a matter of majestic window views but it is an enchanting experience in itself. There will be three experienced and trained staff members to make sure your backwater cruise is as relaxed and satisfying as you could wish for. Lunch on board, served on traditional banana leaves. Cuisine that includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish fry, Chicken and everything is freshly prepared on the Houseboat. Later return back to Kochi after Houseboat cruise (Aprox. 1 Hour 30 Minute Drive). If time permits you can cover the Chinese fishing nets at Kochi before dropping at port/berth

Inclusions
  • Port pickup and drop-off by A/c vehicle
  • Deluxe Houseboat Cruise (Approx. 03 Hrs)
  • Lunch on board.
  • Round-trip transfer
  • Bottled water
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of two people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • This is a group tour, other guest will participate on this tour from the same ship itself.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Departure Point

Cruise Terminal of the Cochin Port.


Departure Time

Depends up on the cruise ship arrival schedule.  Time may vary between 8.00 A.M - 9.30 AM.


Return Details

Tour ends back to the cruise ship terminal or back to centrally located hotels in kochi

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

7 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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