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Old Goa Heritage Walk provided by Make It Happen

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Overview
The Old Goa Heritage Walk revisits some of the most fascinating facts during Portuguese rule. When Old Goa was Goa’s former capital city, it was a thriving city even during prior to Portuguese times. It was the capital of the Bahmani Sultan Adil Shah empire. The Portuguese arrived here in 1510 under their commander Afonso de Albuquerque, and captured the city from Adil Shah, the ruler of the Bijapur Kingdom. They came to the East in search of trade and to eventually spread Christianity. In our Old Goa Heritage Walk, explore the some of the most historically significant buildings. Old Goa is a World Heritage site housing some of most grandest and oldest churches in the region. Among these are the Basilica of Bom Jesus which houses the remains of St. Francis Xavier. The imposing Sé Cathedral, the Church of St Francis of Assisi, the Chapel of St Catherine and the domed church of St. Cajetan.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Viceroys Arch, Goa
    Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India
    Our Tour Presenter will be waiting for you at the Viceroy's Arch. We will share the presenters contact number after you complete your booking
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    Basilica of Bom Jesus
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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    Church of St. Francis of Assissi
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission included
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    Viceroy's Arch
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Viceroys Arch, Goa
    Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India
    Our Tour Presenter will be waiting for you at the Viceroy's Arch. We will share the presenters contact number after you complete your booking
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Viceroys Arch, Goa, Goa Velha, Goa 403110, India
Duration
2h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A friendly English speaking Host
  • Old Goa Heritage Map
  • Entrance Fee
  • Entry/Admission - Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Entry/Admission - Church of St. Francis of Assissi
  • Entry/Admission - Viceroy's Arch
Exclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Cover knees and shoulders
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Hasty wrote a review Yesterday
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It was so fascinating to explore the old Goa with Maria and Murli ! I was very excited about everything that I learned from them. They are very well informed and know how to tell the story of old goa to you in a very nice way so that you can remember every moment of it. It is
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from makeithappengoa, Owner at Old Goa Heritage Walk
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Thank you so much Hasty for a beautiful review. It was a pleasure hosting you in Old Goa and we look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well, like a village experience of Divar Island and Saligao.
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Ssingh wrote a review 14 Jan.
New Delhi, India3 contributions1 helpful vote
the Old Goa tour covers all the relevant sites and Churches of Goa and were talked about in great detail with appropriate historical references by our host Ameez. He basically delivered a short and crisp 2 hr history lecture on the architecture, politics and religion in Goa
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you much for the wonderful words Sakshi! It was a pleasure hosting you in Old Goa. We will share this with Ameez. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well next time.
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Christiane H wrote a review 9 Jan.
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A great walk work the nice guide Amreen through Old Goa to see the beautiful heritage of Goa. Amreen has explained us everything with passion and has deep knowledge. Absolutely recommendable !!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from makeithappengoa, Owner at Old Goa Heritage Walk
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you much for the wonderful words Christiane! It was a pleasure hosting you in Old Goa. We will share this with Amreen. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well next time.
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Gauri Yeram wrote a review 9 Jan.
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Our tour Guide Amreen knew everything about the place! She gave a very detailed explanation about everything from the architecture to history. She is a great storyteller and was super patient with all the questions I was asking her. Got to know old Goa like never before. We
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from makeithappengoa, Owner at Old Goa Heritage Walk
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Thank you much for the wonderful words Gauri! It was a pleasure hosting you in Old Goa. We will share this with Amreen. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well next time.
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Pushan S wrote a review 8 Jan.
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The tour was insightful with history of how Goa has shaped up. It starts with 14th century Adil Shah, Portugese, Churches, Prosecution and perspective into modern time. Anyone intending to understand nuances of Goan culture must attend this tour.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Thank you much for the wonderful words Pushan! It was a pleasure hosting you in Old Goa. We look forward to hosting you on our other experiences as well next time.
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