Our Relaxing Beach Tour takes you to the beautiful beaches of Goa – an idyllic place to relax and recharge your batteries. Goa has a rich history and long association with the west. It was the first place in India to be colonised, by the Portuguese, in the early 16th century, and in the 60s drew the laid-back traveller in search of sun, sand and an easy-going lifestyle. The state today can be broadly divided into two regions: the north, which offers a plethora of beaches, bars, restaurants and things to do, though is generally thought of as busier and more commercial; and the south, which is quieter, more peaceful and relaxed, and home to most of Goa’s more luxurious properties.
Your Goa tour kicks off on landing at Goa airport, where you’ll be met by a member of our team at the airport and chauffeured the hotel. You have a number of choices to rest your head on Relaxing Beach Tour to Goa, our specialist will help you select the one best suited to your tastes.
Today you’ll be exploring charismatic Old Goa, accompanied by your local guide. A magnificent complex of cathedrals, churches and monasteries, spread along a 1.5-kilometre stretch, marks the site of Old Goa, the Portuguese capital until the mid-18th century. The walk through this area, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, takes in two of Goa’s most important religious monuments (the Basilica de Bom Jesus and the grand Sé Cathedral), ending on Holy Hill, where some of Goa’s oldest churches are located. Most of these buildings, designed by Italian or Portuguese architects, encompass a range of European styles, from sober Renaissance to exuberant Baroque and Portuguese Manueline.
This area was once a vast city, inhabited by more than 30,000 people. In the 16th century, it attracted missionaries and soldiers, merchants and horse-traders, and its elegant palaces and mansions were much praised by contemporary visitors. However, by the mid-18th century, a series of epidemics and the silting up of the Mandovi river forced the Viceroy to move his residence downstream to Panaji. Thereafter, decline set in and, by the 19th century, the city was finally abandoned and its houses demolished. Today, Old Goa is a mere shadow of its former self, but the few churches and cathedrals that remain are considered to be among Goa’s most significant monuments. Overnight stay at hotel.
The next two days of your luxury Goa tour are completely at your leisure to relax and explore the local beaches at your own pace. The number of days you spend here in Goa can be extended (or reduced) to complement your schedule.
After breakfast, you’ll continue to Panaji. Goa’s capital is situated at the mouth of the Mandovi river and is reminiscent of a provincial Mediterranean town. Earlier a port of the Adil Shahi kings of Bijapur, it became a military landing stage after the arrival of the Portuguese in 1510. Today, Panaji has a relaxed and friendly ambience especially along the leafy avenues of the old town. The old residential quarters of Panaji has an old-world feel, characterized by a jumble of painted, tile-roofed houses. The streets are lined with taverns offering authentic Goan cuisine, and feni (cashew nut liqueur), and bakeries serving bebinca, the delicious local cake. Many of the residents still speak Portuguese.
Today you’ll be chauffeured back to the airport in time for your onward flight. Some guests arrange international flights from Goa, whereas others depart from Delhi or Mumbai, in which case we’d be pleased to assist you with a suitable connection.
The tour cost includes:
- All transfer / sightseeing by LUXURY AC CAR as per tour itinerary.
- Cold Mineral water bottle, during your trip.
- Mobile phone to contact with us anytime from anywhere.
- Driver's salary, meals, allowances
- All government applicable taxes and service charges. All taxes, permits, parking, road tax, interstate toll tax and fuel costs.
- payment 30% advance + 70% on arrival
The tour cost does not includes:
- Personal expenses, i.e. telephone calls, laundry, drinks, food, etc.
- Tips for the guide and driver.
- All costs arising from unforeseen circumstances like flight delay, cancellation, strikes or any other Natural calamities.
- Does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
- Camera Fee & Entrance Fees to Monuments.
- Optional, suggested or unspecified activities.
- Visa, Insurance and Medi claim.
- Airfare & Hotel