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Address: Panaji, India
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Visit Old Goa like an insider
Private Tour
$1,230*
and up
Private Tour: 5-Day Goa and Mumbai from Delhi

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This is the Goa you see in movies

This is the real Goa. Nice small streets, colourful buildings, beautifully dressed aunties. A perfect Portuguese setup.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Kushal R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This is the real Goa. Nice small streets, colourful buildings, beautifully dressed aunties. A perfect Portuguese setup.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

There are a lot of attractions in Old Goa and they are part of the UNESCO world heritage sites. A couple of museums are also present in Old Goa that displays Christian art

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was really amazed by the number of churches in this old town. My favorite one would be St Augustine, which is a ruin now, on top of a hill overlooking old Goa. St. Cajetan is modeled after St Peter's and we had the whole church to ourselves when we visited. Goa is a very interesting place and it is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

really amazing. worth visiting old goa when you are on goa tour. history with many churches. main attraction is st xaviers body.

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Bishop's Waltham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Great day out. Lovely architecture superb food. Easy to get to by local bus only 20 rupies. You can find there ferrys to Dr Ali bird sanctuary :)

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Full of history with many churches to visit, though just a little too touristy for my liking at some venues. But search around and go to the lesser known churches and sites for a more insightful view of the past. See St Augustin up the hill with part of its tower still standing, with many artifacts an displays showing its... More 

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Dehradun, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A visit to Old Goa reminds you of the Past and Architecture..One can see St.Francis Xaviers body kept in the old Church..If you are in search for Peace of Mind must visit this place and spend your time in church..

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Take time to find this part of town. The old style Portuguese houses churches and buildings are quite a surprise. Tere is a small but very good civic art gallery that is worth visiting.

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Paros, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

No matter if you stay in the far North or South of Goa, it is perfectly possible to visit Old Goa and Panaji on a daytrip and absolutely worthwhile. Our little group of friends decided to use only public buses, so it turned out to be a rather cheap outing as well. We took a direct early morning bus from... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I think we started at six in the evening, reached Goa at 7.00. Its all about what I saw, the fun we had and lots of secrets. It is always fun to be with friends and I am neither trying to explain what others have done over and it is all about my view about the trip. Bengaluru to Goa:... More 

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