Day in Kochi
We were able to see the sights in Kochi which were the highlights of the city and also what interested us most. Our ship's excursions didn't really combine seeing the highlights of the Kochi with also going to the very old Synagogue in Kochi itself. This excursion allowed us to see all we wanted to see and as long as we wanted on a private excursion with an excellent driver and guide. This also allowed us the opportunity to run a few needed errands such as stopping at a shop to have my husband's watch batter expertly and inexpensively changed. We were also able to make a short stop to pick up a specialty souvenir for one or sons. The car was neat, clean, well driven, and always cooled for us to enter. We were given water bottles too. It was so nice to see what we dreamed of seeing, with excellent explanations of the historic significance, while being safe and comfortable. Shagi, the guide, was also very easy to understand and personable, wanting to make sure we were enjoying our day.
Queen Mary 2
San Diego ,California
Reviewed 17 May 2018
We booked this tour several months in advance, and all went quite well. My group was greeted with flower leis and a big smile from the tour guides; we we picked up on time, saw all that was on the agenda, and returned on time. We could not have asked for a better arrangement and tour program. Highly recommended.
A group of 12 of us booked Carnival Tours for our visit in Cochin when our ship RCCL Ovation of the Seas docked on June 1 and June 2. The booking process is smooth. Peter answered all my questions and was good in accommodating our flip flop changes of the number of people in the group. On the day of our tour, Cresbin (our tour guide) and Baisll (our tour driver) met us at the port. We were driven to Kerala for the back water cruise. Along the way, Cresbin give us some information on the culture of the country. The house boat cruise in the back water was fantastic. We had excellent Indian cuisine on board of the boat. The cool breeze made it quite pleasant in a hot weather environment. The next day we had the city tour of Cochin. Cresbin took us to a laundry plant where we saw how the local people does laundry for the public. It's quite and experience. A few of us in the group were quite happy shopping and bargaining. Cresbin was quite patient with us. Would definitely recommend this tour company to anyone visiting Cochin. The only suggestion we have is for Cresbin to get a portable microphone, especially for a tour group of seniors. Keep up the good work and your smile, Cresbin. You made our tour a pleasant one.
“A Perfect Day In Kochi”
We were a group of 6 seniors who engaged Carnival tours for a two day tour in Cochin (Kochi). Our pre-tour communication with Peter Dalgleish was very good. His replies to our emails - questions & concerns - in the planning phase of the tour were prompt. He met us at the port with our guide, Tommy and our driver.
We chose Carnival Tours based on the reviews we had seen on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed. We booked the combination tour of Cochin and Kerala backwaters, and it was superb. As everyone on Trip Advisor has noted, Peter is excellent at responding to questions you may have and staying in touch with you prior to your arrival. And not only was he there to greet us and introduce us to our guide and driver, but he was waiting for us upon our return, despite the fact that we were very late, having been caught in traffic on the return trip. He even had a farewell gift for us as a memento of our tour. The tour itself was excellent and was the highlight of the time we spent in India. Our guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. And the afternoon spent on the houseboat was wonderfully relaxing. I would highly recommend Carnival Tours to anyone visiting Kerala.
“Houseboat day trip on the backwaters”
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