Full Day Goa Shore Excursion

Begin the tour with a drive to Shri Mangueshi Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this 400 year old temple is considered one of the most beautiful temples in Goa and features a 7-story Deepa Stambha (decorative lamp tower) at the gates of the temple complex.

Proceed towards Shree Shantadurga Temple. This temple is located on a hillock and is famous for its statue of the Hindu goddess Shree Durga.

Have lunch at a Tropical Spice Plantation. Afterwards, spend some time strolling around the grounds, taking in the butterfly garden and looking out for some of the 75 spices of birds that can be found there.

In the afternoon, proceed towards Old Goa. Visit the World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus. This basilica was completed in 1605 and is home to Saint Francis Xavier, who is said to have brought Christianity to this region.

Visit the Se Cathedral. This cathedral is a magnificent 16th century monument and is the largest church in Goa.

Finally, stop at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. This church was built in the 17th century and is now a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1964.

In the evening, return back to the hotel/airport/port with good memories.

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Inclusions:

Transport in an air-conditioned car
English speaking guide
Professional driver
Lunch - Buffet lunch
Bottled water

Exclusions:

Personal expenses
Entrance fees (if any)
Gratuities

Highlights:

Full-day Goa shore excursion with lunch
Visit the historical Hindu temples and Christian churches
Explore the gardens and have lunch at a spice plantation

Notes:

Dress code - Temples are a sacred houses of God and a place worship. To preserve there sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the dress code within temple complexes. One must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms. One must be at least below knee-length.
Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, one can keep wearing them.
Mobiles & cameras should be in waterproof bags.
Please wear rubber slippers or floaters, that you don't mind getting wet, as you board from the jetty at Morjim. You may have to walk a few steps in the water to access the boat.

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