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Old Goa (Goa Velha) Tours and Activities

Old Goa (Goa Velha)
From the sixteenth to eighteenth century, Old Goa (Goa Velha) served as the colonial capital of Portuguese-India and was one of the richest cities anywhere in Asia, with a population exceeding that of both Lisbon and London. While repeated cholera and malaria outbreaks eventually forced the capital to be moved to Panaji in 1843, the old, atmospheric churches, cathedrals and convents of Old Goa (Goa Velha) remain largely intact.

All the sites of Old Goa (Goa Velha) can be reached by foot, but give yourself at least a half-day to soak up the history and the atmosphere. Old Goa (Goa Velha) highlights include the Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the remains of Francis Xaviar, patron saint of Goa, are kept. Another must-see attraction is St. Catherine’s Cathedral (Sé Cathedral), the largest church of those in Old Goa.

Food and accommodation options are rather limited in the Old Goa (Goa Velha) area, so it’s best to base yourself in nearby Panjim (or somewhere else in Goa) and either take a bus or hire a taxi for a day to Old Goa.
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Old Goa (Goa Velha)

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Capital City, Churches & Forts Of Goa, Old Goa Churches, Panaji City.

Capital City, Churches & Forts Of Goa, Old Goa Churches, Panaji City.

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A view of the breath taking Forts of Goa and the magnificent churches of Old Goa. Enjoy a tour of the marvelous Panjim City.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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CULTURAL & HISTORIC DAY TOUR ATTRACTIONS - Churches, Temples & Spice Plantation

CULTURAL & HISTORIC DAY TOUR ATTRACTIONS - Churches, Temples & Spice Plantation

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A unique tour of the beautiful Panjim city, the magnificent Old Goa churches, the architectural beauty of temples.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Walk Through the Ruins of Old Goa (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

Walk Through the Ruins of Old Goa (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour)

The land of fun and frolic, Goa has more to it than its beaches; Its magnificent churches relics of Portuguese colonization and these brilliantly preserved buildings & landmarks transporting you back in time to a bygone era. On this amazing walking tour discover magnificent churches old Goa also known as “Rome of the East” because of its beautifully designed churches and wide open piazzas. Old Goa's magnificent architecture is heavily influenced by the prevailing Portuguese design which ruled over it for around 450 years. Walk around the ancient place that is riddled with history and heritage, gain insight from the 15th century churches to monasteries lying in ruins, an unmatched local experience with awesome stories that you to remember for lifetime. We follow a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that you enjoy the tour and don't get bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not, this walking tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for you.
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  • 2 hours
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$11.34
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Explore the Best of North Goa by Car (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour)

Explore the Best of North Goa by Car (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour)

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Experience the city of sun, sand and beaches like never before on this tour which is a fine blend of sophisticated Catholic and Portuguese architecture, beautiful Indo-Portuguese buildings, old Goa's churches which are part of World Heritage sites and off-course some stunning beaches. Walk through the history that they represent from where they stand on this private guided sightseeing tour by car and delight with amazing highlights that provides you glimpses of vintage city. 1. Discover Old Goa which mostly designed by Portuguese or Italian architects & architecture style ranges from Baroque to Renaissance. 2. Explore Portuguese influenced happening Panjim Church, Fontainhas Neighbourhood & Lord Hanuman situated on top of of Altinho hillock. 3. Explore a offbeat ship-shaped museum showcasing region's cultural & architectural history of beautiful Indo-Portuguese era. 4. Visit well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese Fort Aguada and Reis Magos Forts, Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches
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  • 8 hours
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Private Heritage Walk in Old Goa

Private Heritage Walk in Old Goa

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A two hour walking tour of what is known as Old Goa. Old Goa is a World Heritage site housing some of the most historically significant buildings and churches in the region. Among these are the Basilica of Bom Jesus where the remains of St. Francis Xavier are to be found, the imposing Sé Cathedral, the Church of St Francis of Assisi, the Chapel of St Catherine, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Mount, the Church of Our Lady of Rosary, the Church of St Cajetan, the Chapel of St Anthony and the ruins of the Tower of St Augustine’s Church.
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  • 2 hours
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Crocodile spotting with walking tour of local plantation in Goa

Crocodile spotting with walking tour of local plantation in Goa

Get yourself started for an adventure packed day. As you get ready to board the crocodile spotting boat, the excitement is sure to grip you and further on as the local experts guide you safely through the mangrove in search for Indian gators. In case your a bird lover, this tour would be sure to interest you as you will also get chances to watch migratory birds. Later, head towards the most tropical part of Goa which boasts of flora and fauna, the next stop is sure make you feel close to nature as you explore the local spice plantation. The vibe is simply great and the best way to explore the plantation is with the locals at the plantations, few common spice that you will spot are Green cardamom, Green Chillies, Black Pepper, Star Anise, Betul nut, Tropical fruits such as Jackfruit, Papaya, Love apples, Soursoup, Mango, Pineapple, and many more. After a brief walk, experience and savour the Goan delicacies prepared for you in authentic way by the local women.
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  • 6 hours
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BLive Electric Bike Tours - Once upon a Time in Old Goa

BLive Electric Bike Tours - Once upon a Time in Old Goa

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• Ebike experience in the former colonial capital of Goa • Entry to some of the most ancient churches that are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments • Panoramic view from the highest point in Old Goa • Indulge in delicacies from one of the old bakeries • Learn about the Portuguese and pre Portuguese history
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  • 3 hours
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Heritage Hues of Panjim : Panjim Virtual Tour by Make It Happen

Heritage Hues of Panjim : Panjim Virtual Tour by Make It Happen

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Unravel the real essence of Goa and discover it’s uniqueness with Make It Happen. Join me on amazing this journey through time and unfurl the history, admire the architecture, stumble upon legends and delve deep into the Goan way of life. Get to know more about some of the revolutionary thinkers that have shaped Goa's ethos. Discover the evolution of Panjim, the Capital city, from a fishing hamlet to thriving city today. Get insights into fascinating facts about the unplanned and planned parts of Panjim. Witness the traditional art of baking of delectable Goan sweets and Savories. Enjoy some soulful Latin music hosted by a renowned Goan musician.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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4-Day Private Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur from Goa with one-way Commercial Flight

4-Day Private Tour: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur from Goa with one-way Commercial Flight

9am Pickup from Hotel or Anywhere in Goa and Transfer Goa airport for flight to Delhi. Arrival in Delhi airport and Delhi city tour visit India Gate, Qutub Minar and Lunch. After Lunch we drive to Agra by expressway. Agra visit Taj Mahal and after Taj Mahal take a Lunch break. Second we visit Agra Fort and some shopping in Agra. Jaipur visit Amber Fort and City Palace. After Sightseeing drive back to Delhi and drop at Delhi Airport flight to next destination.
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  • 4 days
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$656.00
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Explore Highlights of North Goa with Divar Island (Guided Fullday Tour by Car)

Explore Highlights of North Goa with Divar Island (Guided Fullday Tour by Car)

Experience the city of sun, sand and beaches like never before on this tour which is a fine blend of sophisticated Catholic and Portuguese architecture, beautiful Indo-Portuguese buildings, old Goa churches which are part of World Heritage sites and beautiful little riverine Divar Island. Walk through the history that they represent from where they stand on this private guided sightseeing tour by car and delight with amazing highlights that provides you glimpses of vintage city. Highlights 1. Discover Old Goa which mostly designed by Portuguese or Italian architects & architecture style ranges from Baroque to Renaissance. 2. Explore Portuguese influenced happening Panjim Church, Fontainhas Neighbourhood & Lord Hanuman situated on top of of Altinho hillock. 3. Explore a offbeat Divar Island which appears to be a floating land of mangroves hugging the river, surrounded by marshy waters and checkout the ruins of three villages – Piedade, Malar and Naroa of Divar and enjoy the local food.
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  • 8 hours
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$85.05
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Deep-Sea Fishing Trip in Goa

Deep-Sea Fishing Trip in Goa

Set sail from Goa on-board a covered canoe for a 3-4-hour deep-sea fishing adventure. Learn how to set up your fishing tackle, then cast your line and try your luck at catching tuna, salmon, red snapper and king mackerel. Spend the afternoon relaxing and breathing in the sea air, and if you’re lucky enough to catch something, head back to shore to have it cooked for you at a local restaurant.
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  • 11 hours
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$461.33
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Goa

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Goa

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Goa, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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Hc Shore Excursions

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Hc Shore Excursions

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our service is one of the things we can do the best. we are based in goa and we know about it than anyone in India our guides are locals who have been working in this industry from last 20 years. value for your money. with us, you will share the coach with only 10 more persons and we do this so we can provide better service.
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  • 7 hours
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