Overview

South Goa Sightseeing Tour by Ac Bus

Step back in time and experience the rich cultural history of Goa as you take a tour through our South Goa tour package one of the most affordable packages in Goa. Take a tour in an AC coach and visit the most popular attractions including beaches, churches built during the Portuguese time, temples, and a dolphin cruise. The attractions include the Church of St. Augustine which is a ruined church complex located in Old Goa. , walk on the silver sands and admire the glistening sea at the popular Miramar beach, learn about the Portuguese colonization and take in the mesmerizing architecture of Old Goa, visit the most popular Mangueshi and Tirupati BalajiTemples and end with a fantastic boat cruise in Goa across the sunset from Santa Monica. 

Itinerary

08:30 AM Coach leaves for the South Goa attractions 

 

Miramar Beach & Dolphin Trips

Also known as ‘Gasper Dias’, the beach is a popular tourist destination due to its easy accessibility from the capital and its soothing calmness of the waters. It fills you with tranquillity and solitude with its scenic landscape, you can also opt for a Dolphin Trip at Miramar to make the experience even more memorable.

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St. Augustine Tower

This church was abandoned in 1835 after the Portuguese government of Goa began evicting many religious orders in Goa under its new repressive policies. The subsequent neglect caused the vault of the church to collapse in 1842. The body collapsed soon after and by 1871, the bell was moved from the tower to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim, where it remains to date. The ruins were featured in the song Gumnaam Hai Koi from the 1965 suspense thriller movie Gumnaam and 'Saathiya' from the Bollywood hit Singham.

Old Goa Churches:

Bom Jesus Basilica

This beautiful church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the oldest churches of Goa. A silver casket shelters the body of St Francis Xavier in a mausoleum at the top. For the historical enthusiasts, the Bom Jesus Basilica Art Gallery exhibits the works of Dom Martin, a Goan painter.

Se Cathedral de Santa Catarina

One of the largest churches in India and dedicated the cathedral to Saint Catherine. The Se Cathedral has Corinthian style interiors and exteriors impress with their perfect Tuscan style architecture. 

Also See: North Goa sightseeing Tour By AC Bus 

Mangueshi Temple

This beautifully intricate, simple, well-designed, and elegant structure has interesting seven-storeyed lamp tower or deepstambha stands, posited in the temple complex. A tranquil and calm water body, which is said to be the oldest section of the temple soothes the senses and builds religious value.

Tirupati Balaji Temple

Tirupati Balaji temple one of the famous temple in India.The atmosphere on this temple is very much good. In there you can observe a fresh air and you can know many thing about the mythology. The temple is situated amidst verdant lawns and is enveloped by a sense of serenity.The temple has been blessed by His Holiness Jagadguru Sankaracharya of the Kanchikamakoti Peetam. Dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ganesha, and Goddess Padmavati.

Sunset Boat Cruise  (Extra 500/-) 

River Mandovi makes an adventurous cruise with a spectacular performance by the traditional Goan and Portuguese dances performers. Seek the thrill as the live musicians take the stage and tune in some scintillating music. A warm and friendly compere welcomes the guests onboard and provides interesting details of well-known landmarks on the shore.

07:30 PM Coach reaches back the meeting point after visiting the South Goa attractions

 

8 Hours 25 Jun, 26 Jun, 27 Jun, and more Panaji, Goa
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

  • Pick and Drop
  • Sightseeing  by AC Coach
  • English & Hindi Speaking guide

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Food & Monument Entries
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages
  • Personal Expense
  • Boat Cruise – Rs.500 directly payable
Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Best tourist attractions covered
  • Sunset cruise offers the best of Goa experience
Itinerary

Pickup at 09.30 am from Baga,Calangute, Candolim & Sinquerim only

CALANGUTE TO MIRAMAR BEACH (includes Dolphin trip)

  • A Short but sweet beach. Here lies the Samadhi of Goa’s first Chief minister Late Dayananda Bandodkar.It is on the way to Dona Paula and just 3 km Away from Panjim – Capital city of Goa.This Goa beach is popularly known as “Gasper Dias”.You can also opt for a Dolphin Trip at Miramar to make the experience even more memorable.

DONA PAULA

  • From its high point can been seen River Zuari meeting to Arabian Sea. A secluded bay situated on the Arabian Sea, the Dona Paula Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in Goa.Water sport facilities are the key attraction of this place. once a silent village today is one of the most commercialized areas of Goa. Named after the daughter of one of the viceroy’s of India Dona Paula de Menzes, who jumped off the cliff because she was not permitted to marry a local fisherman, this beach is haunted by mysticism and divine beauty

BOM JESUS OF BASILICA (Old Goa Churches)

  • Where lies the remains of St. Francis Xaviers body. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a World Heritage Monument as well as one of the finest baroque churches of Goa. The name of Jesus is symbolically represented by the letters ‘IHS’ and is found embellished throughout the Basilica

ST. CATHEDRAL

  • One of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule in Goa under the Portuguese is the largest church in Asia. The largest of its kind in the East.

MANGUESHI TEMPLE

  • The main temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Shiva. Bhagavan Mangesh is worshipped here as Shiva linga. According to the legend, Shiva had manifested into a tiger to scare his wife Parvati. Paravati, who was frightened at the sight of the tiger, went in search of Shiva and cried out, "Trahi Mam girisha!" (Oh Lord of Mountains, save me!). Upon hearing the words, Shiva turned himself back to his normal form. The words "mam girisha" became associated with Shiva and over time the words got abbreviated to Manguirisha or Manguesh

SHANTADURGA TEMPLE

Every Goan revers this most famous temple of Goa. It is a must-visit for every Hindu in Goa and is venerated and worshipped by the Goans as a whole. The beautiful deity of Shantadurga fills one with awe and respect and has an imposing presence.

RIVER CRUISE (BOAT CRUISE- Extra 500/-)

  • One of the main attractions in Goa are the evening cruises. Enjoy an evening sail along the Mandovi river, packed with entertainment, folk song and dance performances; giving one the real feel of Goa's traditional culture. Also bask in the panoramic view of Panjim from the top-most deck of the cruise as the ship passes by busy markets and beautiful old buildings,  making it an unforgettable experience for all.

Coach reaches back the meeting point after visiting the South Goa attractions 7:30 pm.

Pickup point
Directions.
Miramar Beach, Panaji, Goa View on Map