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
Experience the dynamic city of Panaji both by water and by land on this 6-hour, private evening tour. First, enjoy a scenic cruise on the Mandovi River while watching cultural performances. Then, tour Panaji by private vehicle and by foot. Visit several religious sites including the Mae De Deus Church, the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church and the Maruti Temple situated on the hilltop of the Altinho neighborhood. Admire how these structures radiate against the night sky while listening to informative commentary from your expert local guide. A traditional Indian dinner and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
• 5 hours
Take a private tour of Goa, a state in western India with coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea. Its long history as a Portuguese colony prior to 1961 is evident in its preserved 16th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. Goa is also known for its beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda. In the tour, cover Old Goa Churches, Mangueshi Temple, Spice Plantation, Portuguese Latin Quarters, Shanta Durga Temple, Miramar Beach, Dona Paula with lunch at Spice Plantation.
• 8 hours