Discover Goa’s historical Portuguese influences on this private half-day tour. Learn about Goa’s colonial history as you visit some of the region’s most Portuguese-influenced sites including the Se Cathedral and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus. Then, visit Fontainhas, the heavily Portuguese-influenced Latin Quarter in the city of Panaji, before marveling at fantastic views of the Arabian Sea from one of Goa’s hidden gems, the Dona Paula Jetty. After your tour, you can choose to enjoy a traditional Goan and Portuguese lunch at the popular O’Coquerio restaurant.
• 6 hours
Explore Goa, which was a Portuguese colony until 1961 and remains one of the most unexpected destinations in India, on this 8-hour private guided tour which includes Old Goa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 16th century churches, one of the largest Hindu temples in the state, and lunch at a spice plantation. Hotel pickup and drop-off, guide, private air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, and buffet lunch (vegetarian options available) included.
• 8 hours
In this heritage walk, we explore the past and present of the vibrant city of Panaji which boasts of a colourful history. From a sleepy little retreat for the elite to become the capital of Goa in 1843 after the outbreak of Plague in Old Goa, Panaji has come a long way. A cultural evangelist will lead this walk through the Latin quarters of Fontainhas, Tobacco Square, the Grand Palace of Maquinezes, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Mahalakshmi Temple.
• 4 hours