Arrive in Goa
Arrive at Goa airport and meet with our representative and get transfer to your hotel. Check into the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. In the evening, you can go to enjoy a stroll around the beach or indulge in your favourite beach activity.
Overnight at Hotel
North Goa Tour
Breakfast in hotel, after breakfast get ready for a drive to North Goa. This part of the state is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches namely Calangute, Baga, Anjuna and many more. Along with that, North Goa is home to a number of tourist attractions like Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral.
Spend the day sightseeing around the region. You can begin with a visit to "Cidade de Goa", the original name given to the 'City of Goa' which was established long back and now it is called Old Goa. Pay homage at the Basilica Bom Jesus, which is dedicated to Infant Jesus. The church has the sacred remains of St Francis Xavier. Also, visit other churches including St Cajetan, St Francis of Assisi, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Monica. All these shrines feature a unique architectural style which speaks much about the heritage and craftsmanship of those times.
Visit the Museum of Christian Art, which is one of its kind museum in Asia. The art hub is best known to house a collection of items like gold and precious stones and Rosaries. You can also visit the Archeological Museum. Later, travel to "Solar Souto Maior", which is an aristocratic mansion which dates back to the year 1585. The mansion houses a treasure of artifacts.
Return to Panjim, the capital of Goa. As you drive through the city enjoy viewing its unique colonial architecture. Walk through the city and flip back the pages of the Portuguese history who ruled the state for nearly 450 years. Besides, visit the bustling markets of Goa and shop for gifts and souvenirs. Enjoy your lunch at Panjim.
Post lunch, head to Baga Beach, which is one the most popular, happening and beautiful beaches of Goa. Enjoy water sports and then you can go for a shopping spree at the Tibetan market.
Overnight at Hotel
South Goa Tour
Breakfast in hotel, after breakfast head towards South Goa. Today, you will be sightseeing the major attractions of South Goa including Colva Beach, Dona Paula, Miramar Beach, Mangeshi Temple, Santa Durga Temple and more. Begin with a visit to Margao, the capital of Salcette taluka and headquarters of the South Goa district.
Visit the historical "Largo de Igreja", the Church square of Margao, which once used to be its colonial quarter. The church square is dotted with beautiful old buildings on one side and the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit on the other. The Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the most grant churches of Goa, which was built back in the year 1564. It is one of the finest examples of Indian Baroque style of architecture.
Later proceed to "Ancestral Goa", which is a re-creation of Goan rural life. The village has a number of artifact centers, art galleries, and open-air museums. There is a laterite sculpture of Saint Mirabai in the village, which is one of the longest laterite sculptures in India. The star attraction of the region is the "Big Foot", which is a large footprint which was discovered on a rock while excavating the site.
Now it's time to visit the grand house- Menezes Braganza house, in Chandor. This palatial structure was built back in the 17th century. The house has now been divided into two separate parts, with a common entrance. The east wing is occupied by the Pereira-Braganza family, which has a small chapel with relics of St. Francis Xavier. It also has artifacts, collected by the family over a number of years.
Overnight at Hotel
Breakfast at hotel, check out from hotel and get transfer to Goa airport to catch your homebound flight.
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