Private South Goa City Tour with Spice Plantation and Lunch from North Goa Hotel

This tour is designed for travelers who would like to explore 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 14th to 17th century, the temples attracted several deities and tourists towards them due to their brilliant structures and beautiful idols.
You enjoy Delicious meal at Spice Plantation.
You also visit another heritage site of Fontainhas, a vibrant street dotted with Portuguese styled houses

per adult from

$76

NZD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Tropical Goan Meal
    • Private transfers
    • Entry ticket
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
    • Entry/Admission - Se Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Mangeshi Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Shantadurga Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation
    What's excluded :
    • River cruise (Guest can pay INR 500 on the spot and avail this service)
    • Personal Expense
    • 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 immortalise 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

    Pass By: 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

    Stop At: Tropical Spice Plantation, Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda India

    Located around 6 km from Ponda Village, the unexplored and unpolluted Keri village has widespread land with varieties of plantations and delightful birds. Explore the nature at its best with our guide while taking the tour of these beautiful plantations and soak into the fragrances of the fresh spices growing around. End the tour with the delicious Goan style lunch served.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up is possible from centrally located hotels in North Goa & Panjim
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • 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
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • 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-272094P4

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