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Devote a full day to Kochi’s highlights, history, and culture on this 8-hour private tour. See the famous Chinese fishing nets, and explore Kochi’s multi-layered colonial and religious heritage at the Portuguese-built St. Francis Church and Paradesi Synagogue. Plus, admire the Hindu murals at the Dutch Palace and the Keralan artistic treasures at the Folklore Museum. An à la carte lunch, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off are included.

Highlights

  • Private 8-hour Kochi sightseeing tour
  • View Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets, dating back to the 14th century
  • Visit the Portuguese-built St. Francis Church and 16th-century Paradesi Synagogue
  • Admire the Hindu murals at the Dutch Palace and the Keralan art and architecture at the Folklore Museum
  • Includes à la carte lunch, entrance fees, and hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Personalized attention from a private guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Full-Day Kochi Tour Including Chinese Fishing Nets, Jewish Synagogue, Dutch Palace, and Folklore Museum

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After pickup from your Kochi hotel or Kochi cruise port, set off by private, air-conditioned vehicle to explore the history-steeped city.

Stop to see Kochi’s famous Chinese fishing nets, believed to have been introduced here by traders from Khubla Khan’s court during the 14th century.

Take photos of the hammock-like structures and learn how they’re operated, and then pay a visit to St. Francis Church in Fort Kochi. Built in 1503 by the Portuguese, making it India’s oldest European church, this beautiful building was taken by the Dutch and then the British in 1751, bearing witness to Kochi’s changing colonial rulers.

Delve into the old Jewish quarter to see the Paradesi Synagogue, also called the Jewish Synagogue. View this 400-year-old place of worship, and then savor an à la carte lunch at the Killians Boutique Hotel or a similar establishment.

After lunch, head for the Dutch Palace to see its stunning Hindu murals and treasures from the days of Kochi’s rajas. Then, explore the beautiful Kerala Folklore Museum, a clutch of historical houses displaying more than 4,000 historical Keralan artefacts.

Admire the art, architecture, and cultural exhibits here before your tour then ends with a hotel or port drop-off.

Please note: Kochi's Paradesi Synagogue is closed on Friday afternoons. Tours on Fridays will therefore begin with a visit to the synagogue.

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