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.