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Explore the Best of North Goa by Car (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour)
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Explore the Best of North Goa by Car (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour)

By Yo Tours Goa
Recommended by 91% of travelers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 8h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Highly trained and friendly Storyteller/ Guide who can speak English & Hindi
  • Great local tips and recommendations
What's not included
  • Entrance fee to any historical site
  • Pickup and drop outside the Panjim City center
  • Lunch at your own expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Old Goa
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa


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    Pickup details
    • There will be additional pickup and drop charges beyond the Panjim city limit.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Goa International Airport, Airport Rd, Dabolim, Goa 403801, India
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 205224P7

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 205224P7

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      About the operator
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      • Yo Tours Goa
        86
        Panjim, Goa, India
        Joined in October 2019
      • Camper615858
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        I definitely do not recommend this company
        I am very disappointed with this tour company and Viator. Our cruise ship was arriving later than planned, so I contacted the operator days before to arrange a time change. They agreed and then showed up at the original time and claimed we were a no-show. Despite me having a record of the conversation, Viator refused a refund. Very unprofessional conduct all round. I would definitely not recommend this company. I would have cancelled if I had known.
        Written March 2, 2024
      • lindacarolina
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely recommended
        Super informative tour with our wonderful guide Joaquim (Joe), we had 2 and a half hours packed with history and trivia. It's a great way to get a taste of this quaint old city
        Written January 6, 2024
      • treasurepv
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Scam Alert! Worst Experience I've Ever Had with a Tour Operator!
        Scam/bait-and-switch alert! 5 months before my planned visit, I booked a tour for 3 for $89, saying I was on a cruise ship. Confirmed everything 2 months later (via TripAdvisor's messaging.) 5 days before the tour I asked where I would be met at the port. No response. The night before the tour -- after I’d paid and online cancelation was no longer an option -- Yo Tours wrote to me via Whatsapp instead of thru TripAdvisor's messaging saying I was outside their range and they couldn't pick me up; instead I'd have to find a taxi at the port to go to a train station. There I would then need to take a second taxi provided by YoTours, which would charge me 4000 rupees ($50 USD.) 6 minutes later they sent another WhatsApp message saying I needed to confirm now, because they needed to book the taxi. I said I assume if I did not confirm they would refund my money and they said no, they would count it as a no-show. I kept asking why they hadn't said any of this to me before, but they ignored the question (and wouldn't answer my phone calls.) But the reason was clear: they wanted me to cancel so they could keep the money. I asked how I was to find them if I took these 2 taxis, and they said to meet them at a large church, but said they would not have a sign and that they would not have vehicles saying "YoTours." So I was supposed to meet unidentified people, without any proof that they worked for the company! The women I was to do the tour with got nervous, as this seemed extremely sketchy, so I told YoTours I was canceling and that I would complain to TripAdvisor and seek a refund. THEN the day of the tour, the provider wrote messages to me via TripAdvisor to create the false impression (if TripAdvisor reviewed the messages) that we had an agreed upon place and were waiting for me and didn't know why I wasn't showing up. In reviewing recent reviews I noted several in the past year that complained about last minute bait and switches by the company. Beware! They couldn't have been more unpleasant or more unethical.
        Written December 16, 2023
      • Culture464576
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cancelled by YoTours. Refund awaited
        The activity was cancelled at the last minute by the service provider. Refund is still awaited.
        Written August 25, 2023
      • 457vivia
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Recommended
        It Is we'll organized. The guide Is gentle and has a good conversation. The group also was ok. It Is suggested to visit latin city and best pubs.
        Written May 6, 2023
      • minakshij2013
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A walk through the streets of colonial times
        I have enjoyed exploring the Portuguese-influenced Goa on foot with Padmaj. A knowledgeable, well-spoken young man who knows his way around the Portuguese-influenced quarters. He even took time to taste pastries of the authentic bakery of Goa. He helped me to understand and gain knowledge of Portuguese-influenced Goa and answered all my questions and more.
        Written March 18, 2023
      • X9461SBaldod
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lovely all-around full-day Goa tour
        Lovely tour guided by Joaquim (Joe) and a driver. Joaquim is a Vasco local with tons of experience and knowledge. He introduced us to the next destination during our drive there and then we were also guided by others during 3 of the 6 stops (museum, Portuguese mansion and spice plantation). He recommended a Portuguese mansion tour instead of the Big Foot stop and we were very pleased. Lots of variety was appreciated. Large airconditioned car was great. Skip Colva beach if you're already going to another more secluded beach. Colva is a standard, fairly busy beach. Tour took roughly 8 hours. You'll be charged an additional reasonable pick up fee if your pick up location is not in/around Margao. Make sure you have WhatsApp installed on your phone (available on Android/Iphone) to communicate. The tour operator contacted as you via WhatsApp.
        Written February 26, 2023
      • Anamary85
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fascinating tour
        I took this tour with my mother during our first visit to goa. We had a lovely time with joaquim as our guide. Th depth of his knowledge of goas history and about goa, in general could fill books. He and the driver were also very warm and kind, a delight to spend time with. Any tour led by joequim would be worth taking!
        Written February 11, 2023
      • 1earthcitizen
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sells tours that do not operate (and haven't operated for years), then switches you to another tour after paying.
        I signed up and paid for the Art walking tour of Panjim, using Viator. Two hours before departure, I got a call that the tour was not operating, and was suggested a different tour, which I did. The new tour was far less expensive, but I had a very difficult time getting a refund. Then I thought I'd try for the Art tour the next day, since it was showing available on Viator. So I booked it and paid for it against was AGAIN told that it was not operating. Again I had to work for the refund (still in process a week later). I was told by someone else that the Art tour hasn't actually operated for two years (although I could not verify that). Selling something that does not exist is bad business. This is bad for a company's reputation.
        Written January 29, 2023
      • Sissi7808
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Last Minute Additional Cost
        I had terrible experience with Yo Tours. They charged me the additional costs at the last minute while they could have informed me earlier, I had no choice but to pay the extra cost. I had communicated with the owner on this matter, but his behavior and response were not nice at all. I really disappointed on Trip Advisor.
        Written January 17, 2023
      • lindajayned2017
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        SCAM SCAM SCAM. DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR
        This tour did not happen. No one arrived at our meeting point which was a restaurant and nobody at the restaurant knew anything of this tour. We arrived 10 mins early. We called the tour operator who replied by WhatsApp (10 mins after starting time) that tour was cancelled. In the 3 hours since, we have tried multiple ways to contact the tour operator, Yo Tours, who do not answer and do not reply. I guess we’ve been scammed!!
        Written December 30, 2022
      • Alicia_Laut
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        When in Panaji…
        We did the pub crawl on a Saturday night. Since it wasn't high season yet, we were only two participants plus the guide Padmaj. Padmaj speaks very good English and was super friendly. We had a very cool tour with him and he told us a lot about the Goan history. I can warmly recommend Padmaj as a guide. The only suggestion for improvement would be to visit a typical Indian bar. In general, 4 stops would be more appropriate for a pub crawl :-)
        Written November 14, 2022
      • nonomaster
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice tour despite instrasparent booking process
        The guide and the tour was nice and the tour. However the company yotours was bad: they called us 2 hours to inform about a minimum fee, after the booking was done while they advertised online that the tour is FREE. Totally confusing and instrasparent
        Written November 4, 2022
      • Vinodgrawal
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Short trip to Panjim
        Day's visit to city, had a motor bike tour of beaches and old city from Panjim Bus Stand. Nice, clean city with scenic view. Beaches are dirty due to monsoon and Dona Paula beach is converted to view point ( closed for the season). Old city is having good colleges and universities, old churches, shopping complexes and entertainment hubs. North Goa is also well developed.
        Written July 21, 2022
      • Anirban1301
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very informative and amazing experience!
        We were guided by Mario on the tour who was very curt and professional. He waited patiently as well as we were 5 minutes late. The introduction was really good and informational and as it progressed we came to know about a lot of new information. The walk was also a really nice one. It could have been a bit more engaging. Since we were just 2 folks, we had the whole walk to us but the experience was kind of stretchy a few times. Probably some kind of activity could have been introduced. We give it a 4/5. Thanks Anirban
        Written January 19, 2021
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      4.5 of 5 bubbles23 reviews
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      The day trip we had to North Goa was excellent. Our tour guide, Mr. Caesar Pareira , went with us and did a fantastic job of narrating the locations we went.

      We reserved a private tour for three-person in a sedan car. What we ended up with, though, was a small car, where the three of us had to cram into the back. When we asked the tour operator M/s Yo Tour (I believe they are the local operators that get contracts from Trip Advisor) to provide a roomier car, one of their staff members replied that was their standard procedure and that we would have to reserve a car for five people.

      Later on, though, we learned from the driver that M/s Yo Tour had the option to switch to one of their roomier vehicles. The driver also revealed that these tour companies don't have offices in Goa; instead, they outsource contracts. Here, we offer our insights to help our fellow travelers learn from our mistakes. Due to the fact that the tour companies' overall fees are far more than the value of the services they provide. If such a service is scheduled locally from Goa, the cost could be almost halved.

      Our tour guide, Mr. Caesar Pareira, was outstanding, and we heartily suggest other travelers seek him out.
      Written January 11, 2024
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      mjnorth
      Perth, Australia
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Family
      I would highly recommend this tour! We joined Anthony from a cruise ship with 2 children and our ship docked very late, but Anthony was fantastic at making the most of the time we had and being flexible with what we wanted to see and how long we wanted to stay at each stop. He was very knowledgeable about Goa and its history, and allowed us to feel very relaxed by making our safety and comfort his number one priority! He even RAN back to a market stall to collect a watch for my son who had desperately wanted it, but bartered too low 😅 The tour was also incredible value for money compared to the cruise ship excursions and covered all the “must see” sights. Anthony and Yo Goa Tours were also fantastic when it came to communicating our ship was arriving late and arranging a new start time and pick up place.
      Thank you, Anthony for a five star experience - according to my son, it was the best tour he’s every done! 🤩
      Written December 15, 2023
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      Kumar G.
      New York City, NY
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022 • Couples
      This was a solid tour by Joe. He gave us a good perspective into Goa, churches and the historical Portuguese influence in this wonderful city. He was amicable to any changes we wanted and was helpful in answering questions. Only suggestions is to have less in the itinerary as it can be too much to cover in one day. Regardless Joe and the team was accommodating to the changes we requested. I recommend taking this tour if you are in Goa.
      Written December 23, 2022
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      Savio F
      Sydney, Australia
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022 • Family
      Tour was very well organised and laid out, our guide Joe was very well spoken and knowledgeable about all areas.

      Arrived to our hotel on time and was friendly and had an excellent time. Would highly recommend to anyone coming to Goa
      Written October 29, 2022
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The tour is an amazing experience. Anand was very knowledgeable and showed us a true Goan experience with churches. We could spend as much or as little time at various stops.
      We had lunch at Viva Panjim and that was a delightful stop.
      Walk through Fontainas is a must. There are little bakeries that you go past and definitely worth stopping in them.
      Just need to ensure that you have something to cover up legs/shoulders while going through active churches.
      Written July 14, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Family
      We had an awesome tour of North Goa. Our guide Joe was extremely knowledgeable of Goan history and the impacts of the Portuguese. We tour many Catholic churches, a few Hindu temples and one of the highlights was the Dona Paula and forts. He answered all of our historical questions and was very friendly. We definitely recommend this tour and Joe!!!
      Written October 13, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our guide was Joe who took us to see the local historical and contemporary sites. He was extremely knowledgeable and flexible with the day’s arrangements. We learnt so much about the interesting history of Goa. Vinod was a great driver. We had a wonderful day and I would really recommend.
      Written November 16, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2019 • Solo
      I went to goa in December and did this full day sight seeing tour in goa with Yo tours. My guide Vrushali was really good, friendly and knows places quite well. She showed me around the city and while tour was well organised. Thank you.
      Written March 9, 2020
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      Dear Guest, thanks for writing such a wonderful review, it helps us at Yo Tours keeping the motivation of continue doing the good work that we do and it is all because of wonderful guests like you. We would be happy to take you on a tour again in Goa or any other city in India where we operate. Happy traveling.
      Written March 22, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Shashindra S
      Saint Louis, MO
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      we requested SUV for sight seeing with driver & guide. Instead guide came in a smaller sedan with driver. I was charged for SUV 100.00 $. They could not get replacement SUV. Guide was good. I was unhappy about this situation
      Written February 28, 2023
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      RUIS
      Switzerland
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very joyfully tour in Goa with guidance of Anthony and a pleasant driver. Anthony was the tourist guide. He provided good insights about the sights visited. He accommodated some of my requests (e.g. place to have lunch). Its certainly tour that i would recommended .
      Written December 7, 2022
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