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Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation

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Goa, India
Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation
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icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

See the highlights of Goa on a 9-hour tour that visits temples, churches, a spice plantation, and more. Stop at Shri Manguesh Temple, Shree Shantadurga Temple, the Basilica of Bom Jesus — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Se Cathedral. You'll learn from your guide about the history of one of India's key trading ports as you tour this vibrant region.
  • Full-day Goa shore excursion with lunch
  • Visit historical Hindu temples and Christian churches
  • Explore the gardens and have lunch at a spice plantation
  • Includes lunch, guide, transportation, and port or hotel pickup and drop-off
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Port pick-up and drop-off
Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
Professional private English speaking guide
Buffet Lunch at Tropical Spice Plantation
Bottled water
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Any items not specified as included

Departure Point

Goa, India

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start your day with port pickup, then travel in your air-conditioned vehicle to your first destination, Shri Manguesh Temple.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the 400-year-old Shri Manguesh Temple is considered one of the most beautiful temples in Goa, and features a 7-story Deepa Stambha (decorative lamp tower) at the gates of the temple complex.

Continue to Shree Shantadurga Temple, located in the hills and noted for its statue of the Hindu goddess Shree Durga. Then, take a break for lunch at a tropical spice plantation. Afterward, have time to stroll around the grounds, taking in the butterfly garden and looking out for some of the 75 spices of birds that can be found there.

Visit the World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, completed in 1605 and home to Saint Francis Xavier, who is said to have brought Christianity to the region. Continue on to Se Cathedral, a magnificent 16th-century monument and the largest church in Goa. Finally, stop at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 17th century ad now containing a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1964.

In the evening, your tour ends with drop-off at the port.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mormugao Harbour
Your day starts with morning pickup from Goa Cruise Port, then set off in an air-conditioned vehicle to explore the city.
Stop At:  
Shree Manguesh Temple
A beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on a Hillock. The 400-year-old temple is known for its elegant structure and the pillars which are considered to be the most beautiful among the temples is Goa. A beautiful seven-story Deepa Stambha (decorative lamp tower), stands at the gates in the temple complex. 
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Shree Shantadurga Mandir, Kavlem
Set amidst lush emerald hills, this temple is dedicated to Shree Shantadurga Devi. The Temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva and stopped the fierce-full war going on between the two.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tropical Spice Plantation
Then, take a break for lunch at a tropical spice plantation. Afterward, have time to stroll around the grounds, taking in the butterfly garden and looking out for some of the 75 spices of birds that can be found there.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Visit the World Heritage-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, completed in 1605 and home to Saint Francis Xavier, who is said to have brought Christianity to the region.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Se Cathedral
Continue on to Se Cathedral, a magnificent 16th-century monument and the largest church in Goa. The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria hence it is also known as St. Catherine's' Cathedral.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Finally, stop at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in the 17th century , attached to the church is a convent, which has been converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India in 1964.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Mormugao Harbour
In the evening, your tour ends with drop-off at the port.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Dress code - Temples are a sacred houses of God and a place worship. To preserve there sanctity and spiritual ambiance one must follow the below dress code within temple complexes
  • Upper Wear: Must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms
  • Lower Wear: Must be at least below knee-length
  • Remove footwear outside the temple. Socks are fine, you can keep wearing them
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Pacific Classic Tours India

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Goa Shore Excursion Including Lunch at Spice Plantation.

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Jenny was an amazing guide and the...
vijurao
, Jan 2018
Jenny was an amazing guide and the -chauffer-guide combo of Jenny and Deepak was amazing. We messed up our booking dates and Viator along with the local partner were not only helpful, customer service was a class. Between Jenny, Deepak, Viator and their local partners they made the tour memorable.
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The highlight of our day in Goa was...
quetsch125
, Aug 2017
The highlight of our day in Goa was just as much the sights and city as it was our phenomenal guide. A well spoken, highly educated and dedicated gentleman who made our visit memorable. As per our request to purchase Indian spices, he went far out of his way to accommodate us even to the point of searching throughout a village market to find spice vendors and then assisting us on our purchase. We thank Viator for hooking us up with such a superb guide. He is A1.
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A fantastic tour from start to...
Kevin H
, Sep 2016
A fantastic tour from start to finish. Mr Anand our tour guide and Mr Ikbal (sp), picked us up from our hotel and privately drove us to Goa's finest attractions. It was an interesting mix of old and new, and provided us with a real insight into the real Goa. A brilliant journey, and the best day. Thx
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