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Cruise Ship


Cruise Ship


Cruise Ship


Cruise Ship


Cruise Ship


Cruise Ship
Duration: 04 Nights / 05 Days
Day 1 : Goa - Alleppey
Day 2 : Alleppey
Day 3 : Houseboat
Day 4 : Cochin
Day 5 : Cochin - Goa
Departures: Monday & Thursday
Day 01 : Goa - Alleppey :
Transfer from your hotel to Margoa Railway Station for train to Alleppey.
Overnight on board the train

Day 02 : Alleppey :
On arrival at Alleppey Railway Station you will be met and transferred to hotel. After check-in you are free for independent activities.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Alleppey:
After breakfast transfer to your house boat.
Cruise on the backwaters of Alleppey.
Overnight on board.

Houseboat- Before the trucks became popular, the main cargo transportation was through backwaters by 'Kettuvalloms'. Kettuvallom means, 'stitched boat'. They are 70 foot long, 30tonnes capacity, made with wooden planks joined and stitched together with Coconut ropes and painted with cashew nut oil outside. These Kettuvallom were converted to Houseboat and are designed for comfortable cruise and overnight stay. The boat has one and two bath-attached rooms with modern comforts, a living cum dining room and a kitchen. Eco-friendly materials construct the boat. A cook and two-member crew will be at your service. The boat moves through the backwaters with village tours and at night the boat is anchored at a beautiful part of the lake.

Day 04 : Alleppey / Cochin :
After breakfast drive to Cochin. After check in at hotel, proceed for half day city tour of Cochin, to include the St. Francis Church, which is the oldest European church in India. The church was built in 1503. Walk to the Chinese Fishing nets. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663. Drive to the Jewish Synagogue built in 1568 which is the oldest in the Commonwealth. You are free to walk around the Jewish town to visit the antique shops.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 : Cochin :
After breakfast transfer to Cochin airport for your flight to Goa. On arrival in Goa you will be met and transferred back to your hotel.

End of the tour.

 

Prices

Date Prices
13 Oct - 21 Dec '07
06 Jan - 30 Apr '08
£339
22 Dec '07 - 05 Jan '08
£449

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