This day enjoy a half-day tour of Cochin. Visit Fort Cochin… walk to the church of St Francis, the oldest European-built church in the country. Initially, St Francis was buried here, but later his remains were taken back to Portugal. The gravestone of Vasco-da-Gama, the first European to reach India by sailing around Africa, is a major attraction at the church. Continue your tour with a visit to Mattancherry, where you will visit the historic synagogue in the Jewish Quarter, built over 400 years ago. The Synagogue itself is elaborately decorated with Belgian crystal chandeliers and carved wood with blue and white Chinese ceramic tiles. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. You will also visit the Mattancherry or Dutch Palace, constructed in 1555. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. Thereafter, drive past the amazing Chinese Fishing Nets, strung out along the tip of the peninsula..