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Full-day Chennai Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Apollo Voyages (India)

Full-day Chennai Private Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Apollo Voyages (India)

From US$ 120 per person

Experience the wonders of India with this sightseeing tour of Chennai. Marvel at the stunning gopuram at Shiva’s Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the lovely altar piece at St. Mary’s Church.

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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk around Fort St. George, the first British fort in India
  • See the colorful gopuram at Shiva’s Kapaleeshwarar Temple
  • View ancient currency at the Government Museum
  • Visit St. Mary's Church, a British church built at Fort St. George
Full description
Join a tour through the fascinating city of Chennai. This large Indian city, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, has its roots as a colonial city. In the 17th century the British built a town called St. George, which continued to thrive and grow until it was renamed Chennai in the year 2000 by the Indian government. Today, this energy-filled city has not only historic sights and shopping to offer tourists, but gorgeous white sandy beaches as well. Your professional English-speaking tour guide will lead you from Chennai’s past as St. George to its present state today, starting with Fort St. George. This is the first British fort built in India, constructed in 1639. Today, it houses the secretariat, legislative assembly of the Tamil Nadu state, and the Fort Museum. You will also see St. Mary’s Church. Standing in Fort St. George, the church is the oldest British building in India. This beautiful, tall white church has a stunning altar piece of the Last Supper. In addition, you will have the opportunity to visit culturally important museums such as the Government Museum and the National Art Gallery. The Government Museum, in particular, houses an extensive collection of archeological and numismatic artifacts. Last, but most certainly not least, you can marvel at the Kapaleeshwarar Temple, built for the god Shiva. Constructed in the 17th century, this temple has absolutely stunning, colorful gopuram that need to be seen to be believed. Don’t miss the chance! Chennai is not only a beautiful Indian city, it is a beautiful world city. Take the opportunity to visit this city on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal and experience the wonders of India for yourself.
Includes
  • Transportation services
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • People over 95 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Supplement of USD 10 per person will be applicable if you require a guide in any other language than English, such as German, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian etc. This is payable directly to the driver and is subject to a minimum of 2 paying guests.
  • If you are arrive by cruise ship, an extra supplement cost of USD 20 per person is applicable, and payable directly to the driver.
  • Please note that hotels located in the suburbs of Mumbai will incur an extra pick-up charge of USD $10 per person, payable directly to the driver and subject to minimum of 2 paying guests.
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disgusting

I feel we have been totally let down four churches in four hours including lunch for a tour that was advertised as 8 hours was emailed in England that the tour in India the next day was not as advertised

March 15, 2016

February 23, 2019

Product ID: 3251