Goa City Tour from Pier

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Goa City Tour from Pier
from AUD $121.33
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This is a tour of Panjim (the current capital of Goa), combined with a visit to 'Velha Goa' or Old Goa (the previous capital). The tour covers some of the popular tourist must-see's in Goa, including a heritage walk in the interesting Latin quarter of Panjim. It also includes a visit to a vibrant and colorful traditional bazaar to experience the bustle of daily life in Goa.
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In Brief

Location:
India, India
Country:
India
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
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Goa was among the most important centres of the ancient and medieval world, trading in calico, spices, precious metals and many other goods. It has been under various Hindu dynasties for most of its history, with a brief period under Muslim rulers. When the Portuguese arrived in Goa, it was under the Muslim Bahmani empire. The Portuguese defeated the Bahmanis and conquered Goa in 1510; thus beginning 450 years of Christian rule. This rule ended when in 1961, the Indian army marched into Goa, and overthrew the Portuguese. These historical events have left their mark on Goa, influencing not only religion and architecture, but also the language, dress, cuisine and lifestyle of Goans. On this tour, you will see not only Goa's interesting monuments, but also its diverse cultures.

What the tour covers: The tour includes the following:
• A drive to the top of a hill for a panoramic view of Goa. Here, our guides will show you the layout of the land, highlighting the rivers, islands, transport systems, and providing an overview of life in Goa.
• A visit to the churches of Old Goa, the "Rome of the East", which was the administrative seat of the Portuguese. We will visit Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), and the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the body of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary who was canonised in 1622.
• A brief walk through the heritage district of Fontainhas – this is a residential area, the Latin quarter of Panjim where the traditional colourful houses of the Catholic and Hindu community are still preserved. Here you will see the original fountain after which the area was named.
• Bazaar walk through the bustling Panjim fish and vegetable market – this is a large colourful market where you can see all sorts of interesting things on offer, including household wares, spices, fish, meat, vegetables and many other goods. It's a great way to see daily life in Goa!
• A visit to a Hindu temple to see the local architectural styles and prayer rituals

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions

  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

CRUISE TERMINAL

Returns To

CRUISE TERMINAL

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is formal
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 2.67 out of 5 based on the last 3 recent reviews

Picked up from the port taken to the Latin quarter then on to old Goa to see the two big churches which was really interesting we then went to a spice plantation and had a tour explaining all about the different fruits and spices followed by a very nice meal and drink we finished off visiting a temple on the way back to port.The guide was friendly and informative we enjoyed the tour
• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
WE booked the city tour online which did not include the Spice Plantation or the Beach since we have two participants with difficulty walking on uneven surfaces . Upon arrival at the pier, we were told that the only two choices were city tour and beach or city tour and spice plantation. We were told that our tour would include everything on the city tour we had booked plus the spice plantation. We really did not want the Spice Plantation But since we had no other option we went. It was one hour to the Spice Plantation, one hour for lunch (which we did not want not did we eat) and one hour back to the pier. Additionally, the city tour did not cover two of the listed activities that we were promised. The tour guide was nice but this was not the tour we wanted or paid for.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2019
We have taken several tours thru Viator in the past which we throughly enjoyed. I’m sorry to say that this tour was almost boring. The guide seemed unsure of what to do or where to go. There was no plan. No admission fees, no water. We had to suggest sights to see. It acted as more of a private transfer then a tour.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2019

In Brief

Location:
India, India
Country:
India
Duration:
5 hours
Operates:
See Availability