From grand cathedrals to colonial monuments, Goa has much to offer history wise. This tour takes in its two atmospheric capitals – the current one, Panaji, and the former seat of Portuguese power, Old Goa.
The morning kicks off in Panaji, where a stroll through its colourful Latin Quarter harks back to the days of Portuguese rule. With its rows of pastel-hued houses and wooden balconies, it's like a small slice of Lisbon washed up in India.
Then it's time to visit Old Goa. Enter via Vasco de Gama's impressive Viceroy's Arch and after admiring the Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral, you'll understand why the town was once known as the ‘Rome of the East'. In the afternoon, we'll visit a Hindu temple and a spice plantation. With a tour of the estate, you'll learn all there is to know about what they produce and enjoy a brew of its famous spiced tea. And to finish, you'll dine on a sumptuous Goan buffet followed by a chance to buy some spices to take home.