1. India
  2. West Bengal
  3. Kolkata
  4. Victoria Memorial

Kolkata: Full-Day City Tour with Lunch

Product ID: 326177
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Set off on a full-day tour of Kolkata. Visit the Mausoleum of Job Charnock, St. John's Church, the iconic Writers Building, the Governor’s house, India’s oldest museum, and the legendary Victoria Memorial. Round off the experience with a river cruise.
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English

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Pickup from the lobby of your hotel

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic cruise over the River Ganges
  • Experience the essence of the Victorian Era at Victoria Memorial
  • Marvel at the "Last Supper" masterpiece at St. John's Church
  • Visit India's oldest and largest museum for a great collection of relics, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, and antiques
Full description
Begin your full-day tour of Kolkata at the Mausoleum of Job Charnock, the founder of modern Kolkata in 1690. Visit St John’s Church which was built in 1787 by architect James Agg. This majestic stone and brick structure became the principal Cathedral of Calcutta in 1815. A highlight of the Church is the “Last Supper” painting on its walls.

The next destination is the iconic Writers Building. Built in 1777, it was meant for the lower bureaucracy of East India Company. Today this Greco-Roman masterpiece is the seat of the West Bengal state government. Your guide will shed light on the landmark events which took place in India’s freedom struggle with the Writers Building as the backdrop. Since this is a working office, you will see it from outside.

Proceed then to the Governor’s House, a remarkable building which was built for Marquess of Wellesley in 1803 by the famous English architect Charles Wyatt. The Governor’s House follows a Neoclassical style with distinct Baroque overtones. Continue with a visit to India’s largest and oldest museum; the Indian Museum was built by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814 with Nathaniel Wallich, a Danish botanist as the founder curator. It has a magnificent collection of relics, ornaments, fossils, skeletons, antiques, armors, and paintings from different eras.

After lunch, visit the legendary Victoria Memorial built by George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston, and Viceroy of India. Dedicated to Queen Victoria, this architectural gem built in marble is a great place to experience the essence of the Victorian Era, set in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern Kolkata. On the last leg of the tour, take a cruise over the holy River Ganges and explore the City of Joy from its waters. Pass by numerous ghats and under the iconic Howrah Bridge before this magnificent experience comes to an end.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Private car
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast

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• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

From US$ 106.30 per person

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Product ID: 326177