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Shore Excursion in Goa Architectural Odyssey: Churches and Temples

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 5 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich architectural heritage of Goa with our “Shore Excursion in Goa Architectural Odyssey: Churches and Temples” tour. This full-day excursion takes you on a captivating journey through the state’s diverse religious structures. Discover the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, marvel at the grandeur of Se Cathedral, and witness the unique fusion of Hindu and Christian elements at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Explore the historic ruins of the Church of St. Augustine and the iconic Church of Mary Immaculate Conception, all while immersing yourself in Goa’s rich spiritual history.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, home to the preserved remains of St. Francis Xavier.
  • Explore the grandeur of Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia, featuring giant bells and exquisite architecture.
  • Admire the stunning blend of Hindu and Christian elements at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.
  • Explore the historic ruins of the 46-meter-high Church of St. Augustine, built by 12 Augustinians in 1602.
  • Discover the iconic Church of Mary Immaculate Conception, one of Goa's earliest and most famous landmarks.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 284
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 533
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 818
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 1004
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1244
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1528
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1812

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 5:00 PM

Itinerary:

Pick Up: You will be picked up from your hotel in Goa at 9:00 AM to begin your day.

Begin your day with a visit to the Basilica Of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This magnificent church, constructed around 1695, houses the preserved body of St. Francis Xavier, making it a place of great reverence.

Next, head to the Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia. Marvel at its giant bells and exquisite architecture as you explore this grand place of worship dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria.

Proceed to the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, a stunning blend of Hindu and Christian architectural elements. Built during 1517-1521 AD, this church exudes charm and historical significance.

Explore the Church of St Augustine Ruins, where a 46-meter high tower stands as a testament to the combined efforts of 12 Augustinians who built this church in 1602. Adjacent to the church, you'll find the remains of a convent, adding to the historical ambiance.

Your journey continues to the Church of Marry Immaculate Conception, one of Goa's most famous landmarks and one of the earliest churches constructed in the region. Admire its timeless beauty and historical significance.

In the afternoon, venture to South Goa and visit the Shree Manguesh Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Located on a hillock amidst lush green hills, this temple boasts distinctive elegance and is marked by its lofty white tower at the entrance.

Conclude your spiritual and architectural exploration with a visit to Shree Mahalsa, located a short distance away from the Shri Mangueshi temple. This temple venerates Vishnu and provides a serene and culturally rich experience.

Drop Off: After a day filled with cultural and spiritual immersion, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Goa at 5:00 PM, carrying with you the memories of Goa's rich heritage.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to your Goa Port
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Any flight tickets.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Languages

English

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