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Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

1. Panaji: Heritage Walk through Goa's Latin Quarter

Meet your guide at the Panjim Head Post Office near the Mala district of Panjim. Walk through the lesser-known but culturally-rich Fontainhas area of Goa, the oldest and largest Latin quarter in Asia. See heritage homes, appreciate Portuguese architecture, meet friendly locals, and experience the cultural side of Goa. Developed in the late eighteenth century, Fontainhas derived its name - "little fountain" in Portuguese - from the springs found at the base of the Altinho hills. A strong Portuguese influence still prevails in this neighborhood, evident from the architectural style and the road names. Begin your walk at Tobacco Square and trace the arrival of the Portuguese in Goa. Along the way, your knowledgable guide will be happy to share information based on your personal interests. Pass by the small Church of San Thome. Stop into the quaint 31st January Bakery for a quick bite. Take photos against the neighborhood’s colorful backdrop as you make your way to the Chapel of San Sebastian. Explore interesting buildings around Panjim Inn, Fundacao Orient, and Galerie Gitanjali. Lastly, visit a famous Goan musician and learn about the Portuguese influence on Goan music. Before heading back to the meeting point, you can stop by a studio which makes handcrafted ceramic souvenirs.

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Goa: Pub Crawl

2. Goa: Pub Crawl

You will meet your guide near the Immaculate Conception Church before embarking on an exciting pub crawl that will show you some of the best nightlife locations that Goa has to offer. This night out in Goa promises to be a rollicking good time where you'll meet new people in an energetic, fun, and friendly atmosphere. You'll visit three local pubs over the course of 3 hours as your guide shares unique stories about the city and local party culture. You'll also get one free drink at each pub.  Your bar journey will begin at a local bar serving fresh homemade draft beer. Alternatively, you can also try a local wine while watching the calm riverfront and admiring its beauty. From there, you'll head to the next venue where you can sip different varieties of Goan feni, a locally produced spirit. It's said that a trip to Goa is incomplete without a sip of a feni drink, which has been produced for 400 years in a typical Portuguese way. The third stop is situated on the riverside in a 19th-century building. Enjoy a local wine plus traditional Goan food with an amazing view. This place has a typical Goan feel to it. The tour employs a unique style of ‘infotainment’ to ensure that participants are constantly engaged, irrespective of whether you're interested in history or not. This tour will be a unique, fun and memorable experience for everyone. You're bound to make new friends as you exchange stories with your fellow travellers from all over the world.

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Goa Street Food Tour

3. Goa Street Food Tour

Explore the best of Panjim neighbourhood, one of the most popular districts in Goa. Begin at Panjim Church and walk through the stepped streets, passing through the Portuguese-influenced lanes, centuries-old buildings, and cute little cafes and markets where you will sample some local dishes.  Taste a variety of local street food of Goa including local dishes like Xacuti curry, sweet Peda, cucumber mint juice, and various types of chats, cutlets and more. Witness the preparation of these local favorites and get an in-depth understanding of local food culture. Eat in traditional, rustic restaurants and stalls that are frequented daily by the locals for an authentic experience. All locations are of a high-quality and work with the local partner to give you the best possible culinary experience.

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Goa: 5-Hour Coach/Taxi Guided Tour from Mormugao Harbor

4. Goa: 5-Hour Coach/Taxi Guided Tour from Mormugao Harbor

You will be met at the cruise port by our driver who will guide you to your transportation. We provide a shared air conditioned taxi/coach service from Mormugao Harbor Port to major tourist attractions in Goa. Your journey will take you to Panjim City which is the capital of the Indian state of Goa. Your walk will take you through the Portuguese Latin Quarters of Fontainhas (or Bairro das Fontainhas, in Portuguese). Many of the traditional houses were built in the 18th and 19th centuries, and their red-tiled roofs are what attracts tourists to this area year after year. You will then proceed Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means "old" in Portuguese) where the old Goa churches are. The remains of the city are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old Goa contains churches affiliated to various congregations, including the Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, the Church of S. Caetano, and notably, the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the relics of Saint Francis Xavier. The tour will then take a drive to the Spice Garden/Plantation where you will be welcomed in a traditional way before heading back to the cruise port. On the way back there will be a short visit to Bogmallo Beach.

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Divar Island: Local Goan Village Tour with Traditional Lunch

5. Divar Island: Local Goan Village Tour with Traditional Lunch

Go on a tour of Divar Island and discover the mix of paddy fields, ancient temples, pretty churches, Indo-Portuguese houses, and winding roads that speak to the region's complex history. As you disembark the ferry, meet locals sitting with their fishing rods cast in the Mandovi River and learn about the methods they use to snare a catch.  Then follow your local guide into the village, appreciating the rainbow of colorful houses lining the streets. Learn how the Portuguese occupation of the area shaped the village for centuries to come. Check out the 16th century St. Mathias Church, the quaint Our Lady of Candelaria Chapel, and the ancient Saptakoteshwar Temple. Stop into a traditional Goan bakery to see how the local bread is baked and snag a few recipes from the chef. After touring the village, fill up on a delicious lunch in a traditional Portuguese house. At the end of the tour, head up into the island hills and stop for a magnificent view of the Old Churches of Goa and the river below before taking a ferry back to the mainland.

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Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

6. Highlights of Portuguese Influenced Goa: 2-Hour Guided Walk

Experience authentic Goa on this amazing walking tour of the old town with a fun and entertaining storyteller guide. You will explore the best of the Panjim neighborhood - the most happening neighborhood in Goa. Discover hidden places and admire beautiful views of the old town. Set off from Panjim Church and walk towards the Archbishop's Palace, passing by the Portuguese influenced lanes, centuries old buildings, and historic cafes. You will also visit an art gallery with Scandinavian art and original work by locals. Your guide will make sure that you have a walking tour that is unique, fun, and memorable. Listen to heart warming stories about the city and get amazing insights into the lives of locals. You will learn all about the colorful Indian culture, customs, and traditions. By the end of the tour, you will have gained an overall perspective of the city and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to save money and to explore the best of the city.

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Old Goa: Walking Tour of Heritage Churches

7. Old Goa: Walking Tour of Heritage Churches

Meet your guide at the Viceroys Arch in Old Goa. Explore the significant buildings of the area with a local expert guide and storyteller. Experience Goa's Portuguese heritage on a walking tour filled with historical stories and personal anecdotes. Learn about the history of Goa’s former capital. After visiting the Viceroys Arch, continue to the Church of St. Catherine. Trace the arrival of the Portuguese in India, who called the area “the Rome of the East.” Walk past the ruins of Old Goa to Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia. Admire the decorative frescoes in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, which depict the life of the patron saint. Afterward, enter the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which houses the remains of St. Francis Xavier.

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Goa: Cultural Fontainhas Walk

8. Goa: Cultural Fontainhas Walk

Your guide will meet you at your tour meeting point, from where you will be taken to your first attraction of the Panjim Church. Following that, head to the stepped street of the Altinho Hill and the Archbishop's Palace. You'll then see one of the oldest High Courts of India, before encountering the Goa's Chief Minister's Official Residence. You'll then walk through Portuguese-influenced lanes and centuries-old buildings and cafes, before encountering the Chapel of St. Sebastian in the Fontainhas neighborhood. Following that, take in a modest art gallery consisting of both Scandinavian art and original works by locals. You'll finally visit the Hindu neighborhood in Fontainhas, before encountering Lord Hanuman, situated on top of the Altinho hillock. At the conclusion of your experience, your guide will be happy to recommend further places in Goa for you to visit depending on your interests.

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Goa: Guided Campal Heritage Walk

9. Goa: Guided Campal Heritage Walk

Your guide will meet you at your tour meeting point, from where you will be taken to your first attraction of the Menezes Braganza Institute. This will be followed by the Maquinez Palace Theatre, before you continue to the Entertainment Society of Goa. Santa Inez Creek will be next on your agenda, before your tour advances towards the Francisco Luis Gomes Garden, also is also known as Campal Garden. You will then have time to explore the Campal Houses and the Kala Academy Beacon, before your tour concludes. At the end of your experience, your guide will be happy to recommend further activities for you to do in Goa dependent on your interests.

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What people are saying about Goa

Overall rating

2.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

We had a very fun and informative walk with Lata Rodrigues. She was very pleasant and took us walking around the Latin Square lanes which we enjoyed a lot. A stop by at Uncle Chico's home was like an icing on the cake. He was such a sweet soul who entertained us with Goan Songs in his pretty little home! Highly recommend anyone visiting Goa to take this stroll with Lata!

The tour was very very interesting and our guide, Amreen, was well prepared and a witty one! I recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in visiting the churches of old Goa and wants to know more about the history around them.

This tour exceeded all expectations. Competent guide with very well-founded knowledge. Great tour not only over the island, but also through the history of Goa. And finally, a fantastic meal with a very educated lady.

fantastic ! my guide was amazing with little care! I had a great time . I would even be ready to redo ♥ ️ Divar Island is a place to preserve, far from noise and the city .. a real haven of peace on Goa

Highly recommended for all foodies! my guide was Vrushali who knows everything about Goan food and Indian culture as well!