Old Goa with Spice Plantation
You will be met at the cruise port by one of our representative or Me who will guide you to your transportation. 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 & 19 centuries & their red tiled roofs are what attracts tourists to this area year after year.
We will then proceed to the old Goa Churches – Old Goa or Velha Goa (Velha means “old” in Portuguese). 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.
We will visit colourful Panjim market also
The tour will then take a drive to the Spice Garden/Plantation where we will be welcomed in a traditional way before heading back to the cruise port.
(Note: The program is just a guide line, it can be amended as per the cruise arrival/departure timings).
This is a small group tour with a maximum capacity of 10 passengers.
Activity Level Scale: 2/3
1 – Easy going
2 – Light Walking
3 – Walking up to 2km which may involve steps and Inclines
Professional English speaking guide
Spice Plantation Entrance fee & Lunch