Chennai Shore Excursion - Full Day Private Chennai City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from Chennai Cruise Port
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Chennai or Madras as it was called before, is a metropolitan city blessed with a wealth of tourist attractions. During this 8-hour tour with a professional guide, visit some of the city's most prominent sites in Chennai including Fort St. George Museum, St. Mary Church, The Santhome Cathedral Basilica Church, Kapaleeshwarar temple, The Government museum and drive pass Central railway station, Paris Corner and High Court.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

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9am - You will be picked up fromthesea port, your hotel, the airport or your desired locationin Chennai to start your full day tour with aprofessional guide.

9.15am - Visit St. George Fort museum & St. Marys Church
St.George Fort museum located on the banks of Bay of Bengal built by British in 1640 AD. This is the first English fortress in India that houses many important buildings inside the fort including St. Mary's church and a museum. St. Mary's church is also the former Anglican church of India and the Museum exhibits Armory, coins, medals and other artifacts used by the British.

10.45am - Visit The Santhome Cathedral Basilica Church
Santhome Church in Chennai is a Roman Cathedral Church built over the Tomb of St. Thomas, one of the 12 apostles of Jesus. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, and rebuilt again with the status of a cathedral by the British in 1893. The British version still stands today. It was designed in Neo-Gothic style, favored by British architects in the late 19th century.

11.30am - Visit Kapaleeshwarar temple
The peaceful Kapaleeswarar Temple of Chennai is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful temples in Chennai built in the 7th century. The temple is dedicated to lord Shiva (The supreme god). The temple is an emblem of Dravidian style of architecture with giant gopuram (tower).

12.30pm - Lunch Break, Lunch will be provided at one of the best Local AC Restaurant (On your Own expense).

2pm - Visit The Government museum
The Government museum of Chennai is one of the oldest museum of India. The Museum was originally established in 1851 by Dr. Edward Balfour having various galleries: Archeology, Zoology, Botany, Geology, Numismatics, Anthropology, Chemical Conversation, Childrens Museum, National art gallery, and Contemporary Art Gallery. The museum houses one of the finest bronze collections in the world.

3.30pm - Drive pass Central Rilway Station, the main railway terminus in the city of Chennai. Paris Corner, one of the busiest place in chennai which is known for shopper's delight. Chennai High Court, one of the three High Courts in India.

4.30pm - You will be dropped back off at thesea port, your hotel, the airport or your desired location in Chennai.


Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

Professional local tour guide

Bottled water


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

Dress code is smart casual

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-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