Guided tour

Old Goa: Walking Tour of Heritage Churches

Activity provider: Make It Happen

Old Goa: Walking Tour of Heritage Churches

Activity provider: Make It Happen

From US$ 11.38 per person

Explore the grandest buildings in Old Goa on a walking tour. Learn about the region with visits to Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral and other churches.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Visit Goa's most important landmark and significant churches
  • Learn about the evolution of Portuguese rule in India through Goa's architecture and religious practices
  • Hear local's perspective and listen to personal anecdotes
Full description

Experience Goa's Portuguese heritage on a guided walking tour filled with historical stories and personal anecdotes. Learn the history as you admire historical monuments, including the Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Se Cathedral.

Meet your guide at the Viceroys Arch in Old Goa and begin your walking tour. Marvel at the impressive buildings in the area and listen to insightful stories and facts from your guide, including Goa’s history as a former capital.

Continue to the Church of St. Catherine and trace the arrival of the Portuguese in India, who called the area “the Rome of the East.” Walk past the ruins of Old Goa to Se Cathedral, the largest church in Asia.

Admire the decorative frescoes in the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, which depict the life of the patron saint. Afterward, enter the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which houses the remains of St. Francis Xavier.

  • English-speaking Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs

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Meeting point

Viceroys Arch, Goa. ( Velha Goa, Goa 403110, India). Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of your tour. This place is easily accessible by taxi.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for infants and toddlers.
  • Please note that the churches have dress codes. Guests are requested to dress appropriately. Please cover your knees and shoulders.
  • Photography inside churches and museums may be restricted. If you are unsure whether you can take a picture, please ask your tour guide before you do.
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The tour was very very interesting and our guide, Amreen, was well prepared and a witty one! I recommend this tour to everyone who is interested in visiting the churches of old Goa and wants to know more about the history around them.

December 30, 2019

Such splendid experience. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained everything so nicely. Really put spirit into the beautiful architecture and history.

September 13, 2022

Product ID: 283357