Historical Goa Itinerary

DAY 1: Panjim – Fontainhas – Beach
NoonTransfer to Hotel from Airport or Railway Station
Check inArrival at Panjim, 5 star property, Panjim
LunchAt the inhouse restaurant
VisitImmaculate Conception Church
ExperienceFontainhas and Latin quarter
EveningMiramar Beach
DinnerAt upscale restaurant/ inhouse restaurant
DAY 2: Divar Island, Reis Magos, Fort Aguada
BreakfastAt the hotel
ExcursionDivar Island- transfer by coach and ferry
Our Lady of Piety Church
LunchServed in a beautiful Indo Portuguese house
Fort 1Transfer to Reis Magos Church, Verem
Reis Magos Fort, Verem
Fort 2Fort Aguada
Sinquerim Beach, Candolim
DinnerAt upscale restaurant/ inhouse restaurant
DAY 3: Historical Goa
BreakfastAt the hotel
Check OutTransfer to Old Goa
Arrival at Bom Jesus Basilica
Se Cathedral & Museum
Church & Museum St Francis Assisi
Chapel of St Catherine
LunchAt Restaurant at Old Goa
Former Church of St Augustine
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
Church & Museum of St Cajetan
Transfer to Cavelossim
Check in5 star Resort, Cavelossim Beach
DinnerAt the inhouse restaurant
DAY 4: Heritage Homes
BreakfastAt the hotel
To LoutolimVisit three palatial heritage houses of Goa
ExperienceThe Figueiredo Mansion, Loutolim
ExperienceMenezes Braganca House, Chandor
LunchLunch served at the Palácio do Deão, hosted by the owners
ExperiencePalácio do Deão, Quepem
Drive back to beach resort
DinnerAt the inhouse restaurant
DAY 5: Beach/Boat Cruise and Check out
BreakfastAt the hotel
Option: Boat Cruise from Cavelossim
Check OutTransfer to Airport
Transfer to Railway Station

 

Having being insulated from the rest India for the 450 years that the Portuguese ruled it, the tiny Indian state of Goa has developed a culture and lifestyle that stands out for its colour and vibrancy.

Sao Jacinto Island

Blessed with an almost uninterrupted coastline of beautiful beaches that stretch mile upon golden mile, Goa casts a magic spell on those who seek its unspoilt beauty.

The state is a great place to unwind and soak in a Mediterranean ambience that has remained intact- a legacy from the colonial days. The laid back, unhurried and content lifestyle is best captured in the quintessential Goan term ‘susegad’- literally meaning quiet in Portuguese.

Historical Goa

Goa has all the elements that make it paradise on earth- sunshine, beaches, spectacular islands, seafood, feni (the traditional liquor) and great music. Being the fun capital of India, it is without doubt the topmost tourist destination.

But Goa has a lot more to offer than only beaches and feni- it has a rich heritage, relatively well preserved, providing a fascinating glimpse of an era gone by. This is the Historical Goa that escapes most visitors, yet provides much satisfaction to the ones who seek it out.

Historical Goa

Aerial view of Old Goa showing the Se Cathedral

From its beautiful Baroque style cathedrals, crumbling forts to the once opulent streets of the colonial capital of Old Goa, this is a mesmerising place that transports you back in time.

Historical Goa

A Portuguese mansion at Chandor

Take time off to visit stately residences, equipped with every luxury that the 16th century could provide. Pilgrim Stays has curated a set of experiences, catering to the discerning traveller. In doing so we aim to enlighten and entertain.

Historical Goa

Figueiredo Mansion

While the logistics of your stay are taken care of in first class accommodation, look to the varied options on offer to enhance your holiday. The Tour Directors on our panel are people who are passionate about what they do. You can expect to gain meaningful insights into what you see and take home beautiful memories of an unforgettable experience.