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Portuguese Mansions of Goa

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
  • Duration:
    3 days / 2 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 285.- per person (excluding flights)
Explore Old Goa, packed with candy-coloured houses and colonial spirit. A laid-back Portuguese pocket of India, it’s a great place for an atmospheric wander. Stay in classic townhouse or opt for a gorgeous mansion hidden in the rice paddies. With echoes of bygone Lisbon, you’ll be hooked in no time. There’s more to Goa than hippies, scooters and sunshine. Nowhere is this clearer than Panjim, the capital of the tiny province. An easygoing tangle of cobbled streets lined with colour-washed houses, it’s got a character all of its own. If you’re heading south, it’s an unmissable spot.
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Day 1 – Arrival in Goa

Today, you’ll be transferred from the airport to your charming colonial townhouse in the picturesque neighbourhood of Fontainhas. You’ll spend the next two nights in this atmospheric area, tucked away in a tangle of narrow streets lined with brightly painted houses. Your room will be furnished in Portuguese colonial style with its own balcony and meals will be served on the scenic veranda.

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Days 2-3 – Old Goa excursion & departure

After breakfast, you’ll be met at your hotel by our local guide for a walking tour of Fontainhas, one of the old Portuguese quarters in Panjim. You’ll then continue onto Old Goa, the former Portuguese capital, which lies a few miles inland. It’s a quiet place packed with colonial churches, giving you a glimpse into a totally different side of Goa. After the tour ends, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

The next day you’ll head for your next destination.

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Portuguese Mansions of Goa

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

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India Goa hotel bedroom
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Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    from £ 379.- per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-sized trip, select our In Style option below.

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