Enjoy a full-day insider’s tour of North Goa—India’s stunning, Portuguese-influenced region—and go behind the scenes to visit a working spice plantation. Get a peek at the largest church in Asia and wander through lush fruit orchards as you learn how spices are processed ... More info ›
Enjoy a full-day insider’s tour of North Goa—India’s stunning, Portuguese-influenced region—and go behind the scenes to visit a working spice plantation. Get a peek at the largest church in Asia and wander through lush fruit orchards as you learn how spices are processed. Tours include pickup from Goa port, complimentary herbal tea, and a savory lunch packed with local specialties.
• An action-packed walking tour of North Goa, with Se Cathedral, spice plantation visit, and more
• Tick off some of the region’s most celebrated attractions, including the largest church in Asia
• Discover how India’s famous spices are grown with a hands-on tour of a working spice farm
• Get a peek at sandy white Miramar Beach, and shop for spices at Panjim’s local bazaar
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Stop At: Cruise Terminal, Marmugao Port Trust Colony, Vasco da Gama, Goa, India
Depart Goa cruise port by your own private vehicle.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Se Cathedral, Old Goa, Panjim India
head to the Se Cathedral. 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: 30 minutes
Stop At: Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Road, Goa Velha 403402 India
Soon after, you will head to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. 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 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: Sahakari Spice Farm, Curti, Ponda India
Next, you will proceed with 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: Panjim Market, Panaji, Goa 403001, India
After a spicy experience, your tour ends with a walking tour to 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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Miramar Beach, Miramar Beach, Destin, Florida
En- route, you will be driven to Miramar beach, a clean, soft sand beach popular for evening strolls and savoring beautiful sunset views.
Your tour concludes with a drop-off at Goa port.
Duration: 20 minutes