Welcome to Vasco Da Gama

The city centre, along Swatantra Path and FL Gomes Rd, is actually quite nice by workaday Indian town standards, but with no sights of interest there’s really no reason for travellers to come here.

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Sines City the birthplace of Vasco Da Gama - Private Tour from Lisbon

We will make certain that you will experience an unforgettable experience in the Alentejo Coast in this Private Tour to Discover Sines and Vasco da Gama history from Lisbon with lunch included. Sines in Aletejo region are always worth visiting, if only to see the view from the top of the hill where stands the castle where it is said to have been born Vasco da Gama. Downwards, in the harbor, a mix of multicolored fishing boats and pleasure craft. The Alentejo coast is a beautiful part of Portugal, especially around Sines and Vicentina Coast Natural Park. Before arriving Sines, discover the impressing Alcacer do Sal and Santiago de Cacem castle a must-see while in Alentejo and enjoy some memorable views over the cities. Then visit Sines an old fishing town best known in Portugal as the birthplace of the explorer Vasco da Gama. See Vasco da Gama’s statue, with its square-like silhouette, faces the sea just a next Sines castle. Vasco da Gama earned his place in history during his voyage to India between 1497 and 1499, becoming the first European to get to India by sea, expanding the Portuguese Empire, opening up world trade and ushering in the colonial era. Alentejo region, is a must for food lovers you'll find delicious wines, olive oil, cheese, Alentejo bread and the famous black pork and tasty "Migas" (crumbs) with meat. Alentejo cuisine didn't stop in time. After lunch drive through the Alentejo Coast in the direction of Troia Peninsula, took the ferry to cross the Sado estuary to Setubal and in a lucky day you'll see the dolphins that live in the Sado river estuary. Along the ride to Troia see a natural protected area of Melides and Comporta beautiful beaches and follow a road that through the ups and downs goes through oaks and sandy hilltops. Then finish your tour crossing the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the longest bridge in Lisbon and Europe that a cross over the Tejo River

$40.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

City Tour

The first part  of the tour is in Alto da Memória, going down to the city garden (Jardim Duque daTerceira). After that, you visit the theatre (Teatro Angrense), the lookout to the Cathedral (Adro da Sé Catedral), and Pátio da Alfândega where you cansee the statue of Vasco da Gama. To finish the tour, you will visit the City Hall, on the main square of the city (Praça Velha), after passing by Rua Direita. Our guide specializes in Terceira island culture, we promise you will have a unique experienceThe pick up and drop off, are incluided in the price. The guide is a Specialist in culture and  HALF DAY WITHOUT LUNCH

$493 Multi-day & Extended Tours

07 Days Kerala Heritage with Tea Spice Backwaters

Day 1: Cochin ArrivalOn your arrival at Cochin Airport, our representative will meet you and assist you in your transfer to Cochin Hotel. Day 2: Cochin-Munnar (B)After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Cochin. First visit the beautiful St. Francis Church, India’s oldest European church built in 1503 by the Portuguese settlers. The church once marked the grave of the famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama, which was later transferred to Lisbon. Then, visit Fort Kochi, a testament to rich Portuguese past, a thriving city once, is now lined with old houses and ruins of the fort. Next visit the 450 year old Jewish synagogue, India’s oldest active synagogue, built in 1568 by Jewish settlers. Its beautiful interiors include antique Belgian chandeliers and lamps and exquisite Chinese floor tiles, among others. Later, visit one of Cochins’ most popular attraction of the Chinese fishing nets. These huge shore operated life nets are at least 10 m high and 20 m horizontally. It’s said that these nets were introduced by a Chinese explorer. Break for lunch, before embarking on a scenic drive to Munnar. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel. Day 3: Munnar Sightseeing (B)After breakfast, proceed for Munnar tour. Munnar is a sight to behold with exquisite natural beauty. Visit the lush and vast tea gardens, spend time at the scenic Mattupetty Lake and Dam, Echo Point, the serene Kundale Lake, famous for the rare Neela Kurinji flowers, which blooms once in twelve years, and Rajmalai Day 4: Munnar-Thekkady (B)Post breakfast, check-out of the hotel and proceed to Thekkady, a place blessed with elephants, unending chains of hills and aromatic spice plantations. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Later, visit the Periyar National Park, one of the best wildlife sanctuary in India, spanning an area of 935 sq km and replete with scenic beauty and rich biodiversity, set high at the Western Ghat Mountain ranges. Day 5: Thekkady-Kumarakom (B)After breakfast at hotel, check-out and take a journey to Kumarakom, a scenic village located on Vembanad lake. Upon arrival at Kumarakom, proceed straight to Kumarakom bird sanctuary, a haven for many exotic bird species and a paradise for bird lovers. Day 6: Kumarakom-Alleppey (B/L/D)After breakfast at hotel, drive to Alleppey that is also known as Allapuzha, and often called “Venice of the East” owing to the stunning backwaters, lagoons, lakes and houseboat. Day 7: Alleppey-Cochin (B)Enjoy an early morning breakfast and leisure time on the houseboat. Check-out, then get transferred to Cochin airport to board a flight to your onward destination.

$104.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Évora - The heart of Alentejo region

Departure to the South driven in a luxury car, through the biggest cork region of the world, in an exciting journey to the past;Arriving to Évora, province capital of Alentejo and World Heritage site of Humanity;Take a long walk through the ancient and medieval streets of the historical centre;Time to visit the Saint Francis church, the bones chapel and the place where Vasco da Gama received the order to discover the sea route to India;After lunch, with traditional Portuguese food (not included), we will visit the main square conquered by the great knight Giraldo Geraldes.Afterwards, we'll see Portugal's biggest gothic cathedral and the Roman Temple;Visit the Chapel of Bones, A 16th century chapel decorated with bones, skulls, and entire bodies hanging from the wall. ( ticket included);Before we head back, nothing better than a wine tasting from Alentejo at the Cartuxa wines cellar.

$607 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Exotic Experience in Kerala

Day 1 : Cochin (Arrival)On arrival at Kochi Airport you will meet our representative and you will transferred to your respective hotel. Check-in at the hotel, later proceed for sightseeing tour of cochin visiting to the famous Dutch Palace - built by the Portuguese in 1557 and subsequently renovated by the Dutch after 1663.. Overnight stay in Cochin.Day 2 : Cochin - Munnar (135kms/4 hrs approx.)After early breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Cochin visit Dutch Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Vasco Da Gama and Chinese Fishing nets and afternoon proceed to Munnar. Munnar is 1800 mts above sea level and also the home of South Indias highest peak (anamudi-2695 mts). Afternoon visit Rajamala (eravikulam National Overnight stay at Munnar.Meals Included: BreakfastDay 3 : Munnar : After breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Munnar. Mattupetty dam, Echo Point, Kundala Dam, Pothenmedu View Point, Blossom Park etc are some of the highlights of the sightseeing & Overnight stay at Munnar.Meals Included: BreakfastDay 4 : Munnar - Thekkady (110 kms/3.5 hrs approx.) : Morning have breakfast at resort later check out resort and drive to Thekkady. Thekkady is a world famous wildlife sanctuary and it is also called as Periyar. Meals Included: BreakfastDay 5 : Thekkady - Alleppey (130 kms/4 hrs approx.) :After Breakfast check out from Thekkady and transferred to Alleppey. Check in at hotel and Proceed to Local sight seeing.alappuzha has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala. Overnight stay at hotel.Meals Included: BreakfastDay 6 : Alleppey - Kovalam (160 kms/6 hrs approx.) : Alleppey - Kovalam - After breakfast check out from the hotel / houseboat and transfer to Kovalam. Check in at Hotel. Kovalam is an evergreen and pleasant climatic beach resort. Kovalam is a dreamland for tourists all over the world.  Relax at the hotel and Overnight stay.Meals Included: BreakfastDay 7 : Kovalam - Trivandrum - Kovalam (15 kms/45 mins approx.)  : After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of Trivandrum visiting Lord Vishnu temple {Mandatory dress code to enter temple}, Kuthiramalika palace, Zoo, Art Gallery and Museum, S enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.Meals Included: BreakfastDay 8 : Departure from Trivandrum : After breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Trivandrum for transfer to Airport/Railway Station for your onward journey.Meals Included: Breakfast

$125 Private & Custom Tours

2 Days in Cochin (Kochi) Private Tour

Day 1 :We will pick you from hotel in Cochin by 09.30 am .First we visit the  Chinese Fishing Nets. Chinese Fishing Nets were introduced by traders from the court of Kublai Khan in the 14th century. Kochi fishermen still use the fishing nets to earn their livelihoods. Continue your stroll down to St. Francis Church, the oldest European church in India. The church was constructed in 1503 by Portuguese friars and is now the burial place of Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who led the first ships that sailed directly from Europe to India. Next you will visit Santa Cruz Basilica, one the largest and most impressive churches in India. The church has two soaring spires and a bright, white-washed exterior. Inside, you will find walls decorated with frescoes, murals, and large paintings depicting scenes from the life of Jesus Christ. Visit the Mattancherry Palace, built by the Portuguese and presented to the Raja of Kochi in 1555. The palace is famous for its stunning murals portraying scenes from Hindu tales, such as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Next door is the Paradesi Synagogue, the oldest active synagogue in South India. Admire the ornate brass pulpit, the Belgian glass chandelier, and hand-painted Chinese porcelain floor tiles. Before the tour is concluded, you can wander around Jew Town and Jewish Synagogue, a central location for the spice trade and inhale the aroma of ginger, cardamom, turmeric, and cloves. Later transfer back to your hotel  (Please note : The Jewish Synagogue is closed on Friday after noon , Saturday and on Jewish holidays. The Dutch Palace is closed on Friday and government holidays.) Evening watch live Kathakali dance from 05.00 to 07.00 PM at Greenix Cultural Centre (Tickets will be provided by our driver ) Day 2 : Pick-up from your hotel in Cochin at 10:15am and transfer to Alleppey to board your houseboat at 12:00pm. Cruise slowly through the backwaters and village areas to marvel at the lush vegetation, paddy fields, coconut palms, and more. There will be three staff members (Guide is optional) to make sure your experience is as relaxed and satisfying as you could wish for. Enjoy your lunch of Keralan cuisine that includes rice, vegetable dishes, fish, chicken and everything is freshly prepared on the houseboat. As we gently cruise, the tour will end at approximately 4pm and you to be dropped off at your hotel by 5:45pm.