Full-Day Private South Goa Sightseeing Tour with Port Pickup

This tour is designed for travelers who would like to explore the best of Goan culture along with its natural beauty in a day. You visit Dona Paula, the village famous for its legend of star-crossed lovers Dona and Paulo who committed suicide after jumping off a rocky cliff there. Proceeding further, Bom Jesus Basilica Church and Se Cathedral are the next stops. Both are amazing churches of old Goa, while the former being a world heritage site. The beautiful Portuguese architecture gives it a unique style. The Mangueshi temple and then the Shri Shantadurga temple are the second last and the last stops on the tour. Both build between the 14th to 17th centuries. The temples attracted several deities and tourists towards them due to their brilliant structures and beautiful idols. You also visit another heritage site of Fontainhas, a vibrant street dotted with Portuguese styled houses.

per adult from

$60

NZD

Duration

8 hours

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  • What's included :
    • Entry ticket
    • Private transfers
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
    • Entry/Admission - Se Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Mangeshi Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Shantadurga Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Personal Expenses
    • River cruise (travelers can pay INR 500 on the spot and avail this service)
    • Tips & gratitude
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Miramar Beach, 3 km from Panaji Centre Near Dayanand Bandodker Marg, Panjim India

    Formerly known as Porter de Gasper Dias by the Portuguese, the beach was renamed Miramar after Goa joined the Indian states. It is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. It is situated right at the confluence of the Arabian Sea and Mandovi river.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Dona Paula, Dona Paula, North Goa District, Goa

    If you are a fan of star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet, this place will definitely spike your interest. It is named after the legend of Dona and Paulo, two star-crossed lovers who committed suicide by jumping off a cliff in the village. When asked about Dona Paulo, the villagers will point you marmorite images of a man and woman on the cliff.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Goa Velha 403402 India

    India’s first small basilica, Bom Jesus of Basilica is a part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in Goa’s old capital i.e. Old Goa and holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Se Cathedral, Old Goa, Panjim India

    The Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina was built by the Portuguese to immortalize their victory over a Muslim army in 1510. Located in Old Goa, its beautiful Portuguese-Manueline structure is something you cannot miss. It has a certain dress code for the visitors to maintain the decorum of the place

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mangeshi Temple, Mardol, Goa 403115, India

    Shri Mangesh temple was built 150 years ago under the Maratha rule with its original site being Kushasthali. Due to a Portugal invasion, the Mangesh linga was shifted to the current site in 1543. It is one of the largest temples of Goa and also one of the most visited.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Shantadurga Temple, Kavalem Village, Ponda Taluka, Panjim India

    Shri Shantadurga or ‘Santeri’ is a family deity of many Goud Saraswat Brahmins in Goa. As a result, this temple was built by the community after its original temple at Keloshi was destroyed in 1566.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Mandovi RIver, Panjim 403001 India

    Enjoy landscape with backdrop of dense forest and ocean.

    Stop At: Fontainhas, Panjim India

    Fontainhas was founded in the late 18th century by a wealthy Portuguese named Antonio Joao de Sequeira. He used this land for coconut plantations. But, in the early 1800s, due to the spread of epidemic in the Old Goa, the Portuguese government headquarters was shifted to Panjim. As a result, this area was transformed into the residential area for Portuguese administrative officers and rulers. In 1984, UNESCO recognized Fontainhas as a Heritage Zone. A common visual reminder of Portuguese remnants here are the houses and cottages built in colonial architecture and painted in fluorescents and pastels. In addition to that, the names of the narrow cobbled streets can also be traced back to the Portuguese time in Goa, for instance, Rua 31 de Janeira (31st January Road) is named after the day when Portugal got independence from Spain on January 31, 1640; and 18th June Street is named after the day in 1946 that marked the beginning of the end of Portuguese rule in the country.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please meet our representative at the exit gate.Ports
    • Mormugao Port, Mormugao, Goa 403806, India
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by TripBea

Activity ID: V-272094P57

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