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Full-Day Goa Churches Spice Plantation and Old Bazaars Tour

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    Stop At: Se Cathedral, Old Goa, Panjim India

    The Se Cathedral is one of the oldest, most sought after buildings of Goa and is the largest church in Asia. Located on the banks of Mandovi River, it is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria, a canonized saint in the Catholic Church. This church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, perfectly depicts the opulence of the bygone Portuguese era and is graced with stunning Iberian façades, intricate mosaic work, beautifully-designed ceilings and wood carvings. Also, it has a church bell called the Golden Bell, which is the largest in the state.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Goa Velha 403402 India

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site enshrines the relics of Saint Francis Xavier (a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary) and is rich in architecture and history. It was India’s first Minor Basilica and is believed to be the finest example of Baroque architecture. It has simply beautiful interiors and has a marble flooring ornamented with precious stones. Made of basalt rock, it comprises of a huge altar with exquisite carvings. It also has an art gallery attached to it that includes many oil paintings of various saints.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tropical Spice Plantation, Arla Bazar Keri, Ponda India

    Goa spice tour. The tour halts at Tropical Spice Plantations in Goa, nestled amidst lush green landscapes, fruit trees and sparkling streams in North-eastern Goa, to connect with nature in the best possible way. Here, visitors are offered herbal tea and served food on a banana frond. A guided tour of this realm is a must to learn more about plantations of spices in Goa, like cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla and many more, in a natural environment and how they are processed.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Goa Market, Rua Heliodoro Salgado, Near Municipal Market, Panaji, Goa 403001, India

    Panjim’s local bazaar. It is popular for a variety of wines, cashew nuts, Goan spices and local handicrafts and authentic Goan eateries in its vicinity. After an eventful day in the streets of Goa, you will be returned to the hotel. En route, you will be driven to Miramar beach, a clean, soft sand beach popular for evening strolls and savoring beautiful sunset views.

    Duration: 20 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Goa, India
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional guide
    • Lunch
    • Round-trip private transfer
    • Walking tour of Old Goa churches
    • Walking tour of Panjim bazaar
    • Spice Plantation
    • Entry/Admission - Se Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
    • Entry/Admission - Tropical Spice Plantation
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Tours will not be conducted from Park Hyatt, Haathi Mahal, Ramada Caravela, Club Mahindra, RGBC Royal palms & Emerald palms or any other resort which have been affected by Taxi union problem
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    December 21, 2018|
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    Do you include lunch?
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