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Forts of Goa A Guided Tour

 Goa    6 Hours
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Trip Overview

Goa is a destination in India which has a variety of forts which were under the control of the Portuguese. Visit the forts like Chapora, Aguada and Reis Magos Fort with an archaeologist. 

Highlights

  • Explore the forts of Goa with an archaeologist.
  • Visit the fort which is well known as 'Dil Chahta Hain Fort' - Fort Chapora.
  • Complimentary Goan lunch during the tour.

 

Detailed Overview

Forts of Goa is an archaeologist led guided tour of 3 alluring forts of Goa. Having been a trading centre as well as the seat of power for several Indian kingdoms and the Portuguese, Goa has an enviable collection of forts. We will start the Fort trail at  Reis Magos Fort which served as a strategic location for the Portuguese army since the 16th century, then move on to Aguada which used to harbour political prisoners of the Portuguese and end at Chapora which is famous for being featured in the Bollywood block bluster film Dil Chahta Hain.

 

Itinerary

  • Your host cum guide for the tour will meet you at your hotel or residence in Goa at 8:45 AM.
  • After a formal introduction with the host, you will be driven to Reis Magos Fort. 
  • Reis Magos fort used to be a base for the Portuguese army since the 16th century. During Goa’s struggle for liberation, it was used as a prison for the political prisoners.
  • Next up be driven to the majestic Fort Aguada overlooking the Arabian Sea. Massive ramparts and bastions constructed using the laterite stone welcome you. 
  • You will visit the famous lighthouse of Aguada which has been guiding ships for centuries. During the Portuguese times, trade and warships used to be stationed here.
  • You will next visit the sea level portion which contains gunpowder storage rooms, prisons, barracks, officers and chaplains living quarters and a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Good Voyage.
  • The last destination is Chapora, a mighty fortress on the banks of River Chapora that separated Portuguese Goa and the Goa under the rule of local Marathas.
  • The fort is very famous among Bollywood movie fans because of featuring in the blockbuster ‘Dil Chahta Hai’.
  • You will have a traditional Goan lunch at a local restaurant.
  • At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to the hotel/residence in Goa by 4:00 PM approximately. 

Basic Details

Start Point
Goa Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Goa Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:30 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyCultural & Theme Tours
Trip Code
O844A2825

Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned cab for the duration of the tour.
  • Pick-up and drop to the address in Goa city limits.
  • Services of a knowledgable tour guide for the tour.
  • Entry charges to places of visit.
  • Lunch during the tour.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Toll and parking charges.

Exclusions

  • Any camera expenses.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.
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Important Information

  • Pick up can only be done within 15 km radius of the Reis Magos Fort.
  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking. 
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Kids below 2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Children of 2 years to below 12 years of age will be charged at 50% of the adult pricing.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 48 hour
  • 50% refund if cancelled before 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel / Residence in Goa.
  • The local person's contact details will be shared in the booking voucher which is sent via email.
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