Heritage Trails of Goa

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  • Sightseeing tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 5 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 8
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Goa, India
  • Ends Goa, India
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Private tour of Goa's Portuguese sites with an expert private guide
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritagelisted Basilica of Bom Jesus, dedicated to St Francis Xavi
  • Learn about the importance of Christian St Catherine of Alexandria at the Se Cathedral
  • Explore the narrow streets and colorful old villas of Panaji's Latin Quarter, Fontainhas
Gain a deeper understanding of Goa’s colonial history of Portuguese heritage on this private half-day tour. Learn how to Portuguese impacted the region’s religion, architecture, and food from your expert guide as you explore some of the most iconic places in Goa. Meet your guide at your Goa hotel and travel in private, air-conditioned comfort to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Basilica of Born Jesus. Walk across the marble floor that’s inlaid with precious stones and visit the remains of Catholic missionary St Francis Xavier. Learn about this man’s life from your guide, as well as from the detailed paintings that decorate the interior. Head upstairs to a gallery of surrealist paintings from Dom Martin, a Goan painter. Travel by foot to Se Cathedral, known by locals as Se Cathedral of Santa Catarina. This gothic-style Portuguese architecture houses one of the largest bells in Goa and is dedicated to a saint who was martyred in the 4th century for her Christian devotion. Afterward, travel about 15 minutes in your private car to the city of Panaji. Wander the Latin Quarter, known as Fontainhas and experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of Portuguese influence first hand as you explore the streets. Make a stop at St Sebastian Chapel, where statues of historical figures like Abade Faria, a Roman Catholic monk, are displayed. Next, travel in comfort to Dona Paula Jetty, a peaceful bay where epic views of Mormugao Harbor and the Arabian Sea make for the perfect photo op. Take in the natural wonder of the scene that’s unique to this out of the way treasure before heading to a tiny market on the waterway. Finally, choose to stop at the O’Coquerio restaurant for a traditional Portuguese and Goan mean (own expense), before heading back to your hotel in the comfort of your private vehicle.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT GETS HOLIDAYS PVT LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 102 reviews
Derek's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Derek
  • On Apr 20 2019
“I would like to say an enormous thank you to GetS for organising an incredible tour of India for us to celebrate our Ruby wedding anniversary. We were extremely well looked after by everyone, guides, drivers and office staff, throughout the whole tour and nothing was too much trouble for you. We have brought back home so many fond and happy memories all thanks to your thoughtful, caring and well organised company. A massive thankyou again for creating so many wonderful and special moments for us to remember.
We will certainly recommend gets to our family and friends and we will definitely travel with you again in the future.”
Ben's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ben
  • On Jul 14 2019
“I had an excellent tour exploring North India all thanks to Gets Holidays for their excellent services. I could explore the city at ease and taste delicious Indian dishes. The guide was very informative and toured me around on a private car. I definitely recommend Gets Holidays for your next vacation in India.”
Bobbi's review for another GeTS Holidays PVT LTD tour
5 - Excellent
  • Bobbi
  • On Oct 28 2019
“With a private driver, we spent nearly 16 amazing days touring the northern parts of incredible India; from Delhi to Rishikesh (you HAVE to try the white water rafting and hike up Neer Gaddu Falls), to Agra (Taj Mahal at sunrise!), to Jaipur (cooking class!), to Deogarh (Stay at the "maharajah's" ancestral palace, and make sure to get yourself out into the countryside and small villages here on jeep and walking tours, or book the Aravali Hills train trip), to Udaipur (Diwali!). GeTS was great, and, when they were not, they fixed nearly every issue in the most conscientious and generous way AND called us every, if not every other, day to insure we were having a good time. Our driver, Mahipal Yadav was truly the face of the company: on time, made us feel safe, well taken care of, concerned for our well-being, drove terrifically (and that is no small feat in this car/tuk tuk/bicycle/motorbike/beeping-horn-crazy, chock-filled highway-lanes country) and friendly, yet laid-back mellow. All around, we felt GeTS Holidays created the perfectly-tailored and organized trip for us and made our more-than two-week trip truly Incredible India.”
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Se Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Dona Paula Beach and Viewpoint
  • Entry/Admission - St Sebastian Chapel
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.

Other Practical InformationConfirmation will be received at time of booking A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended No strict dress code is enforced to enter places of worship. However, please be advised to dress accordingly; short shorts or sleeveless tops are not recommended Lunch costs including drinks usually range between USD $2 and USD $15 COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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