Goa Small-Group Shore Excursion Trip with Lunch

Shore Excursions in South Goa

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Enjoy this 6-hour shore excursion in Goa, known as “Rome of East” or “Pearl of the Orient". Experience Goa, places of worship and world heritage architecture. Visit Portuguese-built Basilica of Bom Jesus. a lush spice plantation farm, and learn about the region’s history from Portuguese administration to the present day. A buffet lunch is included.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Se Cathedral, Panjim, North Goa District, GoaThe Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. The Se Cathedral was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa Velha, GoaThe Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rulesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Church of St. Francis of Assissi, Old Goa, North Goa District, GoaThe Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi, together with a convent, was established by eight Portuguese Franciscan friars who landed in Goa in 1517.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Shantadurga Temple, KavlemShri Shantadurga Temple is a Private temple complex belonging to Goud Saraswat Brahmin community.Admission may or may not be allowed by the temple authorities Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tropical Spice Plantation, Ponda, North Goa District, GoaEnthrall in a delightful spice plantation tour, Goa which is considered as one of the most preferred leisure activity in this coastal region by variousDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Fontainhas, Panjim, North Goa District, GoaGoa's Fontainhas Latin Quarter is one of the main attractions in the capital city, Panjim. It sits below Altinho, an affluent hilltop area in the center of the city, and gets its name (meaning "fountain") from Fonte Phoenix (the Fountain of Phoenix) spring at the foot of the hill.Fontainhas was declared a UNESCO Heritage Zone in 1984. You'll be transported back in time as you wander past colorful old Portuguese homes, belonging to the last surviving Portuguese families of Goa. Narrow winding streets and lanes, quaint shops, art galleries, bakeries, and restaurants give it undeniable character.Duration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Fontainhas

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Shantadurga Temple, Kavlem

Highlights

  • Small-group tour
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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