Goa, IN

Old Goa Heritage Walk

Activities — Culture

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: No Such Thing
  • Accomodation: No Accomodation
  • Solo Friendly

About the Experience

History buffs will love this heritage walk around Velha Goa (Old Goa), the former capital city of the Portuguese colonial empire. Abandoned after the outbreak of a deadly epidemic in the mid-18th century, this precinct is the last-standing relic of a long-lost past. Velha Goa houses some of the oldest churches and monuments in the state and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating history of Goa’s former Portuguese empire, as well as the origins of the old city. 
  • Explore an impressive collection of churches that have earned Goa its title as the ‘Rome of the Orient; including the Chapel of St. Catherine (the oldest chapel in Goa), the domed Church of St. Cajetan and the famed Basilica of Bom Jesus – each with their own unique backstories and breathtaking architectural styles.  
  • Immerse yourself in tales of Goa’s various Catholic orders and revered saints, as well as enthralling legends of sealed passages, hidden vaults and tombs. 
  • Visit landmark monuments – from the iconic Viceroy’s Arch to ancient temple ruins that date back to the 12th century Kadamba dynasty.   
  • Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of this former port town situated along the banks of the Mandovi river.

Inclusions

  • Local Expert for Old Goa Heritage Walk
  • A refreshing tender coconut water drink.

Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

How to Reach?

Arrive at the meeting point St Cruz, Goa. Here, meet our Local Expert who will accompany you throughout the trail.

How To Prepare?

Documents – ID proof,

Sunglasses

Flip flops

Comfortable shoes

Camera

Personal Hygiene

Host
WanderingJane

We are enthusiastic travelers ourselves and believe that women and girls need to travel more than they currently do in India. We provide exclusive women-only trips for Yoga, Scuba, Surfing, Spa, and other activities. We ensure that our trips are safer and well suite for girls-only travel. Each location and activity is well-curated and verified for being women-friendly

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Other Things To Do

Please follow all standard Covid-19 precautions - such as wearing a face mask and the use of sanitizers. Avoid the consumption of alcohol before the experience as we will be visiting holy/religious sites. Strict Dress Code: Do not wear sleeveless clothes, shorts or short skirts above knee length. Knees should be covered at all times. If you are wearing sleeveless clothes, please carry a stole/shawl to cover your shoulders while entering the churches. Photography & videography is strictly prohibited at the Se Cathedral & Basilica of Bom Jesus. It is also not permitted to take selfies or pose for pictures inside the churches.

Additional Notes

Please Note:

The Basilica of Bom Jesus will remain shut temporarily for visitors and devotees due to restoration work. We will instead visit the magnificent Church of Our Lady of Rosary.

2600  per guest


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