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Guided Heritage Tour of Panjim

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Trip Overview

Explore the streets of Goa with a culture evangelist by visiting Latin Quarters of Fontainhas, Tobacco Square, The Palace of Maquinezes and many other places. 

Highlights

  • Witness the tobacco square which was a trading point of tobacco during the Portuguese period.
  • Experience the Portuguese influence and cultural richness of Portuguese.
  • Visit the temple, palaces, museums, churches and many more. 

 

Detailed Overview

Panjim walk is led by a cultural evangelist as we trace the morphing of the city from a sleepy little retreat for the elite to become the capital of Goa in 1843 after the outbreak of Plague in Old Goa.  Panjim walk is through the Latin quarters of Fontainhas, Tobacco Square, the Grand Palace of Maquinezes, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and the Mahalakshmi Temple.

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you up from the hotel or residence in Goa at 8:00 AM.
  • The guide cum host for the tour will meet you here and after a quick introduction, the tour with start.
  • Begin your walk from the Latin Quarters of Fontainhas, which were the residential quarters designed for the Portuguese bureaucrats and servants.
  • The walk will take you past a wishing well, Chapel of St. Sebastian and the Temple on the hill dedicated to Lord Maruti and the Geetanjali Gallery of modern art exhibitions.
  • Next stop would be the Tobacco Square, which got its name for trading tobacco over the river. You walk past bright coloured buildings set on the backdrop of river Mandovi. 
  • Walk to the Mermaid Garden and the statue of the world famous hypnotist Abbe Faria. 
  • Next destination in this walk is the headquarters for the International Film Festivals of India and Entertainment Society of Goa. 
  • The Palace of Maquinezes or Palacio dos Maquinezes has been part of many Bollywood films. 
  • You will be visiting Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, this houses a large church bell which was brought here from the fallen monastery of Old Goa. 
  • In the end, you will be visiting Mahalakshmi temple, this was the only temple constructed after acquiring the permissions from the Portuguese government. 
  • You are dropped back to the hotel to end the tour at last.  

Basic Details

Start Point
Goa Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Goa Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Walking ToursTours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O844A2844

Inclusions

  • All transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Light refreshments
  • Monument entrance fees (as per the itinerary).

Exclusions

  • Any camera charges.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Pick up can only be done within 15 km radius of the Latin Quarters of Fontainhas.
  • The 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 child pricing.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • 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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