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Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

Chennai (Madras), India
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7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Explore the highlights of Chennai on a full-day private tour of the city. See the St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, San Thome Church, Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and the Government Museum, and get photo ops of architectural gems like the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the High Court.
  • Private full-day tour of Chennai
  • Visit the St. George Museum, which includes the historic St. Mary Church
  • Learn about the history of San Thome Church and Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • See art and natural history exhibits in the Government Museum of Chennai
  • Snap photos of landmarks during a driving tour
  • Includes private guide and vehicle, entrance fees, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off
After  morning pickup at your hotel, the cruise port, or the airport in Chennai, travel in an air-conditioned private vehicle to your first destination, St. George Fort Museum and St. Mary’s Church. 

St. George Fort was the first English fortress in India, built in 1640 on the Bay of Bengal. Tour the complex, which contains important buildings such as St. Mary's Church and a museum with British-era artifacts. After about one hour, continue to San Thome Church, a Roman Catholic Cathedral originally built by 16th-century Portuguese explorers to mark the tomb of St. Thomas, then rebuilt by the British in 1893 as a Neo-Gothic style church. 

Next up, visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple, a beautiful temple built in the 7th century that features a giant gopuram (tower). Take a break to purchase lunch at a local restaurant, then stop into the Government Museum of Chennai, one of the oldest museums in India, with various galleries that contain a variety of natural history and art, and one of the world's finest bronze collections.

Drive past landmarks such as the Central Railway Station, Parry's Corner, and the Chennai High Court, one of India's three High Courts. In the late afternoon, your tour ends with drop-off at your starting point in Chennai.


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Private tour of Chennai
, Mar 2019
6 of us did this tour. The guide was excellent and took us to the main sights in Chennai. The Hindu temple was amazing and the churches very impressive. We also went to Fort Kochi which was interesting. We went to a lovely hotel restaurant for lunch which was a welcome break from the heat. All in all a good tour

Product code: 8173P52

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