When docking on shore from your cruise, it can be hard to find tours that’ll make sure you're on time to meet your cruise before it heads out on the water again. This Celebrity Constellation Kochi shore excursion is a perfect solution as it meets you right at your boat and takes you back in time, too. Depending on the day of your tour, you’ll either ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey; ride on a houseboat through the backwaters of Alleppey and visit Fort Kochi; or visit multiple highlights such as the Dutch Palace, the Jewish Synagogue, St, Francis Church, and Santa Cruz Basilica.
This Kochi shore excursion caters to your cruise time
See some of India’s most interesting places while your ship is pulled ashore
All tours either get lunch or a snack provided (Itinerary A & B)
Depending on your day of travel, there are three possible itineraries
Amazing trip. The coach was waiting at the port for us and our brilliant guides, Crispin and Babu, kept us informed and entertained on the 2 hour journey to Allepey. Our party was split in to 2 groups of 16 for each houseboat which meant that there was plenty of room on board. The trip through the backwaters was incredible. Keralan curry buffet lunch on the boat was fantastic. The trip on the way back to the Chinese fishing nets was a bit disappointing to be honest. Looks nothing like the amazing images you see online. Very crowded, rubbish everywhere, a fish market that smells rank and a lot of hassle from hawkers who will just not take no for an answer. Didn't spoil the day though because the houseboat had been so good. Would definitely recommend it.
This was a rewarding trip from start to finish, You see the real India as you gently go round the different waterways. The houseboat we travelled on was a quite large boat and it was very roomy on board, there were two bedrooms with toilet facilities which were very clean and tidy. Three of crew cooked us a very nice meal, they were congratulated by all the tourist passengers. Well done.
I can recommend this tour to anyone calling at Kochi.
I would highly recommend this trip it is good value for the money compared to rip off prices aboard cruise liner.
We were on a lovely houseboat the trip lasted about two hours , there we were treated to Indian meal made on board
which was excellent. After the trip up river we were taken to a church then on to see the Chinese Nets, the guide was
very good explaining everything and he did not rush the trip unfortunately I have misled his name.
Coming off the cruise sehip it was easy to find the guide as he had a large blue umbrella with companys name on it.
This is a trip not to be missed.
We were meet from the cruise ship and taken on a 1:45 journey to the house boat. On way guide told us about the area. There were several Hindo festivals taking place. Not every day you get see an elephant being transported on back of truck. Boat ride was great. We were split into groups of 14. Plenty of room. On board toilets. Lunch was cooked on board tasty. It was good to have the. Chance to try local food. Usual comfort stops at local shops on route back. A bit more time at the fishing nets would have been nice
We were absolutely delighted with the tour. Was met off the ship as said . Was greeted with flowers by our tour guide Sanjay. It was quite a long journey to Alleppey, but Sanjay kept us informed all the way with the history of Kerala. The trip on the houseboat was so peaceful and the weather could not have been better as it was not too hot. We had a lovely lunch onboard cooked by the staff, it was delicious. On the way back to ship we had a stop at the Chinese fishing nets . We also stopped at a washing dobhi which was really interesting. There were 12 of us on this tour. I cannot praise Sanjay high enough. Would highly recommend the trip and would certainly use Viator again as from start to finish everything was great.
Extremely well-organised. Like the official cruise line excursion we expected to be on a large motor boat, with lunch at some hotel somewhere, but no! There were 2 groups of us - 14 and 16 - on 2 houseboats lazily sailing round the idyllic backwaters while two chefs prepared our delicious, Keralan-style lunch. Our houseboat had 2 en-suite bedrooms, a galley, and lounge/dining area. The whole was spotless, and our guide was friendly and informative. We couldn't believe that not only was the whole trip almost half the price of the official Celebrity Constellation excursion, but listening to Celebrity excursionists, twice as enjoyable!