Day1/–Goa Upon your arrival at Goa airport railway station, our tour representative assists you in smooth transfer to the hotel for a pre-booked stay. The first day of your Goa trip will acquaint you with the rich Portuguese culture and heritage of this tiny Indian state. There are several remnants in Old Goa in the form of century old cathedrals such as Basilica of Bom Jesus and Chapel of St. Francis Xavier. Goa is also known for its massive forts which were built by Indian rulers and Portuguese colonies which settled in Goa in the 15th century. Besides, you can visit the famous /‘Fort Aguada/’ whose major portions have been converted into a return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
This morning, you have your breakfast and then start driving towards North Goa. North Goa is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches of Goa. Dona Paula, Calangute, Baga and Miramar Beach are popular beaches of North Goa. 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 North Goa. 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 of North Goa including St Cajetan, St Francis of Assisi, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Monica. All the churches 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 museum is best known to house a collection of items like gold and precious stones and Rosary/’s. You can also visit 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 and as you drive through the city enjoy viewing its unique colonial architecture. Walk through the city and flip back the pages of the Portuguese days. Do 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 some shopping at the Tibetan market. Stay overnight at the hotel.
This morning, you have your breakfast and then start driving towards grand Island boat trip.Trip Start 08:30AM - 03:30PM . What is Included?
/• Pick and Drop from North Goa Hotel in AC Shared Vehicle /• Boat Trip with sightseeing of famous location /• Life Jackets /• Monkey Beach /• Snorkelling /• Bottom Fishing /• Dolphin Sighting
/• Snorkelling Equipments /• Snacks and Fruits /• Mineral Water Soft Drinks Beer (Kingfisher or Kings depending on availability) or Old Monk Rum /• Buffet Lunch with Veg or Non Veg Option /• BBQ (Fish Chicken Veg) if prepared
Later proceed 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 houses, 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. The house also has a large ballroom and a Salon. Tiles from Portugal, antique chandeliers from Europe and beautifully carved, ornate rosewood furniture adds to the beauty of the house. A few things which give a distinct look to the house include a pair of high-backed chairs, which has the family crest, which was given to the Pereira-Braganza family by King Dom Luis of Portugal. Most of the furniture items set in the house date back to the 18th century and have been prepared using local seeso (martel wood) and lacquered with mother of pearl by craftsmen from Curtorim village. The house also has many items coming from antique aficionados. The west wing of the house belongs to the Menezes Braganza family. The house not only features exquisite furniture and Chinese porcelain from Macau, but also a collection of family portraits, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. There is also a library which is believed to be the first private library of Goa. The library has a collection of 5,000 leather bound books which were personally collected by Luis de Menezes Braganza (1878-1938), a reputed journalist, well-known for playing a key role in Goa/’s independence movement. After the long sightseeing tour of South Goa, head back to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
The Six day of your Goa holiday takes you to the glittering Dudhsagar Waterfalls and aromatic Spice Plantations. Have a hearty breakfast and head out for the majestic Dudhsagar Waterfalls on Enjoy splashes of the gushing water and feed the monkeys roaming around. While coming back, enjoy a walk into the aromatic Spice Plantations. Towards the end of the day, come back to the hotel. Leave with sweet memories of your beach vacation that you/’ll cherish for a lifetime. check-out from the hotel and proceed to the international airport and your amazing trip to Goa.