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Portuguese Trails

Witness The Essence Of Portuguese History In Goa

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Let's trace out the Portuguese heritage and history with this tour that transports you between the dispersed churched of Panaji and Old Goa. Explore the best of Colonial Goa benefiting from the insider knowledge of your travel guide. Your first stop will be at Basilica Of Bom Jesus, which houses the mummified body of the patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier. Proceeding further, Se Cathedral, which is one of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa. Proceeding further, we take show more

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A Dive Into The Portuguese World

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Basilica Of Bom Jesus
It houses the mummified body of the patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier.
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Se Cathedral
It was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese under Afonso de Albuquerque over a Muslim army, leading to the capture of the city of Goa in 1510.
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Fontainhas
Pass through the famous statue of Abade Faria or Jose Custodio de Faria trying to hypnotize a woman, next to the Government Secretariat, which was sculpted in 1945 by famous sculptor Ramchandra Pandurang Kamat of Madkai.
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Dona Paula Beach/ Jetty
A brief walk will get you to the main point of view, enjoy the sea breeze and the panoramic view of the Arabian Sea.

Quick gist

What is the activity?

  • Trace out the Portuguese heritage.
  • Explore the best of Colonial Goa benefiting from the insider knowledge of your travel guide.
  • You start off with a visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus.
  • Next stop is Se Cathedral.
  • Then we go on for a stroll in Fontainhas.
  • We conclude the journey at Dona Paula beach/ jetty.

With whom?

  • This is a private tour.

Where does it start?

  • You'll be picked up from your hotel/ meet-up point.
  • It's a 5-hr long tour.

You get

  • Transportation is provided.
  • A local guide to accompany you.
  • Water is provided.

Things to remember

  • Food at your own expense.

Something unique

Explore and behold the magnificent Portuguese influence in Goa through history and architecture with a proficient guide - something that you're unlikely to find in a guide book.

Tips from insiders

  • Pack lightly but have your essentials with you.
  • Bottled water is necessary for hydration!
  • Keep a sun-glass and a hat.