One Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Trip by Cab

One Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Trip by Car
One Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Trip by Car (courtesy: vinaykumar)

Old or Velha Goa is a historical city with spectacular coastal sceneries, impressive architecture, colonial monuments, cobbled pathways, and beach sports. Situated on the southern bank of Mandovi River, it is an ideal getaway for vacationers. 

The churches and convents of the region have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can visit the historic churches upholding Baroque architecture or indulge in adventure activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. 
On your one day Old Goa local sightseeing tour by private cab, you can replenish yourself without worrying about transport. You can plan a one day trip with your family, friends, and colleagues without burning a hole in your pocket.

Quick Menu

Highlights of Old Goa City Tour by Cab

  • Full-day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Duration: 9 to 10 hours
  • Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
  • Pickup & Drop: Goa Hotel / Home
  • Places Covered: Basilica of Bom Jesus, The Archaeological Museum, Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Augustine’s Tower, Panjim, Miramar, and Dona Paula Jetty.

Book your 1 Day Old Goa City Tour Package!

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Package Price for 1 Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing by Cab

Hyundai i20 Hatchback Car for One Day Trip
i20 / Tata Indica
4 Seater / Hatchback

₹ 2,499/-

Honda Amaze Sedan Car for One Day Trip
Amaze / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan

₹ 2,599/-

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SUV Car for One Day Trip
Maruti Ertiga
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 2,799/-

Toyota Innova SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 2,999/-

Toyota Innova Crysta SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Innova Crysta
5-6 Seater / SUV

₹ 3,499/-

Toyota Fortuner SUV Car for One Day Trip
Toyota Fortuner
6 Seater / SUV

₹ 4,499/-

Tempo Traveller Mini Van for One Day Trip
Tempo/ Force Traveller
12 Seater / LCV

₹ 4,599/-

Package Inclusions

  • Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Goa
  • Cab for Old Goa sightseeing as per the above Itinerary
  • Vehicle Parking Charges
  • Toll-gate Charges if any
  • Driver Batta

Package Exclusions

  • Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places in Old Goa
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation in Goa
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to Expect on your Old Goa Sightseeing Tour

What to expect with Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Private Car

Booking a one day Old Goa local sightseeing tour helps you explore the most important sightseeing places in a short time. Pick up from your doorstep is arranged for early morning and we will start the tour with the prominent churches in Old Goa like the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina, and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. You can also explore the Archaeological Museum to learn more about Old Goa.

Our next stop will be St. Augustine’s Tower where you can witness the ruins of the Church of St. Augustine. Next, we will head to Panjim, where you can shop and enjoy lip-smacking meals. You can enjoy the views of the sea at Miramar and we will wind up the day at Dona Paula Jetty. Our cab will drop you at your Old Goa accommodation at the end of the day.

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Itinerary of Old Goa Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Hotel in Goa at 9:00 AM

S.NoSightseeing PlaceRecommended Duration
1Basilica of Bom Jesus40 minutes
2The Archaeological Museum30 minutes
3Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina40 minutes
4Church of St. Francis of Assisi30 minutes
5St. Augustine’s Tower30 minutes
6Panjim60 minutes
7French War Memorial40 minutes
8Dona Paula Jetty60 minutes

Drop back at your Hotel in Goa by 5:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the old Goa tourism places listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this old Goa local sightseeing tour by private car.


Places to Visit in Old Goa in 1 Day

Old Goa is home to some of the most beautiful churches and beaches in the country, and it’s a great place to learn about the region’s rich history. Even if you’re not into architecture or history, the setting alone is worth the visit. There are also plenty of restaurants and shops in Old Goa, so you’ll never run out of things to do.

So if you’re looking for exciting places to visit in Goa, be sure to book our one day old Goa sightseeing tour by private car. Below are the best places to visit in Old Goa in 1 Day.

1. Basilica of Bom Jesus

Visit Basilica of Bom Jesus with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Car

India’s 1st minor basilica, Basilica of Bom Jesus is an iconic landmark of Goa. Constructed in the 16th century, it is a World Heritage monument. It is a classic example of exclusive Baroque architecture and is the only church in Old Goa that has not been plastered from the outside. 

You will be mesmerized by the architecture of the Basilica. The triangle roofing of the church’s façade is delicately carved with the initials, ‘IHS’. The mosaic and precious stones on the floor, a black granite wall, basalt pillars and tiled roof with slopes are some other notable features. It is a must visit place on this old Goa sightseeing tour by private taxi.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Seek blessings of the almighty and witness the unique architecture.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week, Monday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and on Sunday from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

2. The Archaeological Museum

Visit The Archaeological Museum with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Learn about the history and culture of Goa as you walk through The Archaeological Museum. It is a prominent educational and informative site located on the premises of St. Francis of Assisi Church. You can browse through the appealing artifacts, paintings, portraits, and wooden books.

The museum also houses hero stones representing native battles along with wooden and ivory sculptures of Saints. Among other exhibits are coins, maps, inscriptions, stonework, and ceramics from the past. The 3.6 meters high bronze statue of Luis Vaz De Camoes is a prime attraction, and a place to be on this one-day tour by private car.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Deep dive into the history of Old Goa
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week (except Friday) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: INR 10 per person, Free for children up to 15 years

3. Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina

Visit Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Car

A World Heritage site, Sé Cathedral de Santa Catarina is the seat of the patriarch of the East Indies. Again, it is the largest operational church in Asia. 

Dedicated to Saint Catherine, it reflects exquisite Portuguese-Manueline architectural style. It houses a massive Golden Bell, the biggest bell in Goa, with a rich sound. The 14 altars are intricately carved. Marvel at the beautifully arched interiors and striking courtyard. The church seamlessly blends peace and beauty and fills you up with positivity.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Soak in the spiritual bliss and peaceful vibe of the Church.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

4. Church of St. Francis of Assisi

Visit Church of St. Francis of Assisi with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Cab

A Roman Catholic Church built in 1661 by the Portuguese, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi is another world heritage site in Old Goa. The adjoining Archaeological Museum was formerly a convent forming an annexure to the church. 

You will witness the Tuscan order exterior and the Manueline-style interiors. The main altar has a Baroque architecture with Corinthian themes. The rich floral carvings on the wooden pulpit at the entrance, the rib-vaulted nave, statues of crucified Jesus and St Francis of Assisi, and the richly ornamented interiors will mesmerize you. It is a beloved spot for many on your one-day old Goa trip.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Marvel at the exquisite architecture of the Church and walk through the history of the region.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 7:30 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

5. St. Augustine’s Tower

Visit St. Augustine’s Tower with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Cab

St. Augustine’s Tower is the solo tower from the ruined complex of the Church of St. Augustine. Onlookers marvel at how it has withstood the test of time while the other three towers have crumbled. 

Dedicated to Our Lady of Grace, it was built in the 17th century. Looking at the lofty tower, you can imagine the imposing grandeur of the church in earlier times. It was held at par with the remarkable imperial cathedrals of the Renaissance Era, and you can’t miss it on this one-day old Goa tour by private car!

  • Must See / Things to Do: Witness the relics from the past and let your imagination run.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free

6. Panjim

Visit Panjim with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Cab

Panjim is the capital of the Union Territory of Goa, also known as Panaji.  Panaji is also Goa’s commercial, educational and cultural hub. It is well-known for its cobblestoned streets, vibrant villas, Portuguese-style buildings, and palm-fringed Miramar beach. 

Beautiful churches and an overall impressive landscape will enthrall you. The riverside esplanades, lush acacia, charming terraced hills, monolithic structures, and meadows make it a peaceful escape. The city is an eclectic mix of the modern and the old. You can visit the marketplaces and eateries for an enchanting experience of Old Goa.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Experience the best of Goa as you party, shop, and eat in Panjim.
  • Timings: Open on all days of the week
  • Entry Fee: Free

7. Miramar

Visit Miramar Beach with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Miramar is a bustling beach within the city of Panaji. It is the longest beach in Goa. It is located at the confluence of the Arabian Sea and the Mandovi River. You can visit this quaint location to enjoy views of the ocean from the palm-fringed seashore. 

Organize a picnic or set up a BBQ as you spend your time relaxing at the beach. It is the crowd favorite on this one-day sightseeing trip by private taxi. You may watch migratory birds in the winter and enjoy sunbathing. You can taste traditional food and buy some creative jewelry and fashionable clothes from the stalls on the beach. Don’t miss this fascinating attraction on your one-day sightseeing trip to old Goa by private taxi.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Spend time at the beach with your loved ones.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day
  • Entry Fee: Free

8. Dona Paula Jetty

Visit Dona Paula Jetty with One Day Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

Dona Paula Jetty is also known as Lover’s Paradise. It is a small neighborhood adjacent to the Dona Paula beach in Panaji. It is an idyllic rocky tourist destination. Enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Mormugao harbor and the Arabian Sea. 

The beach is the meeting point of the Mandovi and Zuari rivers. The whitewashed statue of ‘Image of India’ is also popular. You can also witness Dona Paula’s statue, a Portuguese landlady with a tragic love story.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy the splendid views and folklore around the destination.
  • Timings: Open throughout the day
  • Entry Fee: Free

Things to Do on your Old Goa Sightseeing Tour

Activities & Things to Do on your Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Car
Activities & Things to Do on your Old Goa Sightseeing Tour by Car (courtesy: mariamelnyk)

Old Goa is perfect for a laid-back vacation. The spiritual vibe and serene ambiance make it a pleasant holidaying destination.

What to Shop during your One Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

Visiting the various flea markets of old Goa is an amazing experience on your one day local sightseeing tour. You can find almost everything at affordable prices in these colorful marketplaces. You can purchase budget items from an extensive collection of souvenirs, fashion accessories, wall hangings, hammocks, footwear, wooden crafts, handicrafts, bed sheets, and clothes. 

You can also buy spices, pickles, port wine, curry paste, cashew nuts, fresh fish, vegetables, and fruits. Furniture, seashells, carpets, prayer flags, bells, beachwear, Goan pottery, and showpieces are also common. Ethnic jewelry made up of coconut shells, and animals’ bones and horns, will entice you.

What to Eat during your One Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing Tour by Cab?

A visit to Old Goa is incomplete without tasting authentic Goan food. Fish curry, fried fish, fish Suke, Kismur, and Shak or Bhaji are some notable dishes in Goan cuisine. You can also try the different varieties of sweets made from rice and lentils. 

There are several streetside eateries and beach shacks where you can get quick bites and beverages. You can also visit the upscale restaurants with relaxing décor and exceptional hospitality. The mouth-watering multi-cuisine food will soothe your tastebuds and refresh your soul.

Terms & Conditions

Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Old Goa Local Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day old Goa local sightseeing tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in old Goa local tour, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.

The time spent on each old Goa tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Please also note that if a particular old Goa sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.

FAQs

Is there any possibility to add / remove tourist places in this old Goa local sightseeing tour?

Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Goa cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.


On your one-day Old Goa local sightseeing tour by private car rental, you can capture the best of this picturesque destination. In a short time, you can travel to the most important sightseeing places in Old Goa. As you will not have to worry about local transport you can save time and effort. From scenic spots to local food and shopping, you will have enough time to truly relax with your family and friends.


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