Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation

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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
from USD $176.00
See the highlights of Goa on a 9-hour tour that visits temples, churches, a spice plantation, and more. Stop at Shri Manguesh Temple, Shree Shantadurga Temple, the Basilica of Bom Jesus — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Se Cathedral. You'll learn from your guide about the history of one of India's key trading ports as you tour this vibrant region.

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In Brief

Ponda, India
8 to 9 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Mormugao Harbour, Alto Desterro, Vasco da Gama, Goa 403803, India

Your day starts with morning pickup from Goa Cruise Port, then set off in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the city.

Stop At: Shree Manguesh Temple, Bicholim, Goa 403504, India

A beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a Hillock. The 400-year-old temple is known for its elegant structure and the pillars which are considered to be the most beautiful among the temples is Goa. A beautiful seven-story Deepa Stambha (decorative lamp tower), stands at the gates in the temple complex. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shantadurga Temple, Kavlem, Kapileswari - Kavlem Rd, Donshiwado, Ponda, Goa 403401, India

Set amidst lush emerald hills, this temple is dedicated to Shree Shantadurga Devi. The Temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva and stopped the fierce-full war going on between the two.

Duration: 1 hour

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

Then, take a break for lunch at a tropical spice plantation. Afterward, have time to stroll around the grounds, taking in the butterfly garden and looking out for some of the 75 spices of birds that can be found there.

Duration: 2 hours

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

Visit the World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, completed in 1605 and home to Saint Francis Xavier, who is said to have brought Christianity to the region.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Se Cathedral, Old Goa, Panjim India

Continue on to Se Cathedral, a magnificent 16th-century monument and the largest church in Goa. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria hence it is also known as St. Catherine's' Cathedral.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi, Off National Highway 4, Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India

Finally, stop at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 17th century , attached to the church is a convent, which has been converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1964.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Mormugao Harbour, Alto Desterro, Vasco da Gama, Goa 403803, India

In the evening, your tour ends with drop-off at the port.


  • Port pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional private English speaking guide
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Any items not specified as included
  • Entry/Admission - Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
From Cruise Port, your hotel or other desired location in Goa


  • Goa

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code - Temples are a sacred houses of God and a place worship. To preserve there sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the below dress code within temple complexes
  • Upper Wear: Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms
  • Lower Wear: Must be at least below knee-length
  • Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep wearing them
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

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

Jenny was an amazing guide and the -chauffer-guide combo of Jenny and Deepak was amazing. We messed up our booking dates and Viator along with the local partner were not only helpful, customer service was a class. Between Jenny, Deepak, Viator and their local partners they made the tour memorable.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2018
The highlight of our day in Goa was just as much the sights and city as it was our phenomenal guide. A well spoken, highly educated and dedicated gentleman who made our visit memorable. As per our request to purchase Indian spices, he went far out of his way to accommodate us even to the point of searching throughout a village market to find spice vendors and then assisting us on our purchase. We thank Viator for hooking us up with such a superb guide. He is A1.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2017
A fantastic tour from start to finish. Mr Anand our tour guide and Mr Ikbal (sp), picked us up from our hotel and privately drove us to Goa's finest attractions. It was an interesting mix of old and new, and provided us with a real insight into the real Goa. A brilliant journey, and the best day. Thx
• Submitted 27 Sep 2016

In Brief

Ponda, India
8 to 9 hours