At the height of its splendour in the late 16th and 17th centuries, the former Portuguese capital of Goa was a city of extraordinary magnificence. Contemporary engravings delineate a skyline bristling with Baroque cathedrals and church spires, vast paved piazzas and a port heaving with the spoils of empire. Bigger even than Lisbon and London in its day, it was the first great colonial metropolis.
A holiday in Goa is all about sea, surf and sand! On the day you arrive in Goa, you will get a transfer from an agreed upon location to your hotel. Once you have checked-in, spend the day at leisure. After a tasty dinner, return to the room and get a comfortable overnight sleep at the Goa.
Day 02: North Goa Sightseeing
In morning after breakfast go for full day sightseeing tour to North Goa. Overnight stay at hotel.
A very famous western coastal state Goa is famous for its beautiful beaches across India. Covering as many beaches as possible is very challenging as there are many beaches in Goa. North Goa Tour is aimed to cover some of them in a day time.
Goa Tours Planner offers the best bus tour for North Goa covering famous beaches in North Goa. Beaches in Goa covered for the day are Calangute Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach, Ashvem & Morjim Beach. Beside Beaches it also covers Fort Aguada. Optional places covered are Dolphin Trip in Senquerim& Snow park in Baga for which you have to pay directly at the counter.
• Morning Pickup at 8:30 am from the fixed pickup point from Panjim, Calangute, Baga, Arpora, Candolim, Senquerim
• CALANGUTE TO FORT AGUADA :
A Tour start off with a visit to Fort Aguada Candolim. A Famous 17th Century fort now made even famous by the 5star Taj hotel complex.Fort Aguada in Goa is one of the most importanat Fort in Goa and most cruicial of all forts in Goa. Today its being used as a Goa jail.It was built by the Portuguese government in 1612 in order to protect Old Goa from enemy attacks. A spring within the aguada fort supplied water to all the ships that called there.
• SALIGAO CHURCH:
Unique in its architectural design and is being illuminated throughout the tourist season.
One of the most beautiful churches in Goa. It is the Parish Church for the Saligao village only 4 kms from World famous beach Calangute. The Goa Tourism Department has made arrangements to illuminate the church at night. It looks like a shimmering jewel in the fields as you drive by on the Chogum road from Panjim to Calangute.
• CALANGUTE BEACH :
Trip rounds off with a visit to the calangute Beach Widely known as queen of Goa’s beaches, picnic and musical groups draw hundreds of people. plenty of Water Sports Activities can be seen in calangute. Calangute has number of Luxury and budget hotels. These beach draws thousand of people every year from all parts of the world.
• ANJUNA BEACH (View point) :
Very popular among the foreigners and is a beautiful picnic spot also known for Trance parties and Hippies in 60’s and 70’s. Very famous for Night life and always crowded with Foriegn tourist. Today main attraction of Anjuna Beach is wednesdays market popularly know as “Flea Market”.
• VAGATOR BEACH :
A beach famous for its seclusion with the Chapora Fort, as its imposing back drop. Vagator beach is undeniably one of the best beaches in the world.Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. As you face the sea, on your right is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator)and on your left Ozram Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach
• MORJIM BEACH:
An isolated Beautiful of North Goa where you will find majority of Russian tourist. The beach streches of empty sand with lot of palms and casuarians trees in the background. You can spot some beautiful birds around.
• ASHVEM BEACH:
Rocky yet beautiful beach in north of Goa. many locals visit this beach for their family picnics.
• Return back to to the hotel by 5.30 pm
In morning after breakfast go for full day sightseeing tour to south Goa. Overnight stay at hotel.
Those who are on budgeted trip to Goa can opt for sightseeing AC luxury coach /Bus tour at very affordable rates. First of all we have tour covering all north side places another one is one which covers many important points in south Goa. This trip is very important one as it covers best of heritage places in Goa, few temples, beautiful beaches, Jetty and Boat cruise. Bus tour starts in the morning and get over by evening after Boat cruise in Mandovi river in Panjim
• Pickup at 08.30 am to 09.30 am from Calangute fixed point closest to your hotel / Resort
• CALANGUTE TO MIRAMAR BEACH
A Short but sweet beach. Here lies the Samadhi of Goa’s first Chief minister Late Dayananda Bandodkar.It is on the way to Dona Paula and just 3 km Away from Panjim – Capital city of Goa.This Goa beach is popularly known as “Gasper Dias”.
• BOM JESUS OF BASILICA (Old Goa Churhes)
Where lies the remains of St. Francis Xaviers body. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a World Heritage Monument as well as one of the finest baroque churches of Goa. The name of Jesus is symbolically represented by the letters ‘IHS’ and is found embellished throughout the Basilica
• ST. CATHEDRAL
One of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule in Goa under the Portuguese is the largest church in Asia. The largest of its kind in the East.
• MANGUESHI TEMPLE
Dedicate to Lord Shiva, being build in the 17th Century
• SHANTADURGA TEMPLE
One of the richest temples dedicated to Shantadurga the goddess of peace, also famous for golden palanquin.
• RIVER CRUISE (BOAT CRUISE)
While you watch the lively culture of Goa in songs and dance
• Drop to your hotel after the boat cruise by 7:00 pm.
After having your breakfast in the morning, get checked out of the hotel and get started driving towards to your onward journey.
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In order to cover our expected loss from the cancellation of the booking there is set scale of charges which must be paid by you or any one traveling with you:
From the booking date till 30 days prior to the departure date, 30 % of the package cost is chargeable.
From 30 days to 15 days prior to the departure date, 50 % of the package cost is chargeable.
From 15 days to 7 days prior to departure date, 75 % of the package cost is chargeable. For cancellations made within 5 days prior to the departure date, 100% of the package cost is chargeable.
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