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India Church Tour package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package

 

About India Church Tour package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage

Old Goa is filled with churches and covenants of Old Goa that remind of Portuguese rule in this area, these churches were built mainly in 16th and 17th century that included Basilica of Bom Jesus , Se Cathedral, Church of Lady of Rosary, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Church of St. Augustine. The churches are aesthetically designed and consist of paintings done on wooden borders that were fixed between beautifully designed floral panels. This churches and buildings remind of the legacy of the Portuguese culture and social life, and are still maintained by the Christians of this area. Many of these Churches are now a part of world heritage sites and now stand at protected monuments.

                   St. Alex Church

 

Ideal time to visit Goa for Pilgrimage

The best time to visit Goais between late October and early April. The peak tourist season is from mid-December to mid-January, when the weather is near perfect. However, Goa is at its most beautiful during the monsoons from June to September, when the hotels offer the best discounts.

 

Why you should choose our Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package

This package is designed especially for tourists who want to explore the religious side of Goa that consists of a rich Goan history with beautifully designed and carved Churches and Cathedrals. This trip will take you through the most beautiful churches located in every part of Goa holding historical and religious importance. We intend you to provide the best transport and stay experience covering the most romantic spots in the way.

 

India Church Tour - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package – Overview

This 4 day trip itinerary will take you across the most the most religious and historical locations in and around Goa. These places are pristine and divine where you can spend a lot of time exploring the religious side of Goa that will prove an experience worth it when you return from the trip.

 

India - Chruch tour - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package – An Overview

Goa is located on the co-ordinates of 15°29′56″N73°49′40″E and is spread in an area of 3,702 km2.Panjim is the Capital of Goa and the coast is formed by Arabian Sea. The weather here is moderate and the main languages spoken here are Konkani, Marathi and Portuguese.

 

How to Reach Goa 

 

By Air- The Dabolim Airport lies just 29 kilometres from the state’s capital, Panjim. It is well connected by daily flights from Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin and Bangalore.

By Road- Goa is well connected from Mumbai and Bangalore via Road and there is a frequents bus service that goes from Goa to nearby cities like Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Mangalore.

By Train - it is quite easy to reach Goa as the major railway stations in Goa are located in Margao. The main railway station is known as Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. These railway stations are well linked with Mumbai and then other major parts of the country as well.

 

Goa Chruch Christian - Fairs and Festivals

 

Christmas- Christmas is celebrated in Goa as the birthday of Jesus Christ with traditional joy and festivity. Christmas is undoubtedly the most popular Christian festival in Goa that attracts a lot of tourists.

Bonderam Festival - The Bonderam Festival is celebrated in Goa in the memory of the protests that were made by the local villagers against the unjust and unreasonable system they adopted to settle land disputes and ownership issues of land. There is a carnival ambience that is created with the melody of the music reaching even the mainland of Old Goa. Flocks of people come to take part in the carnival and rejoice in the celebrations of the Festival of Bonderam in Goa.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier - The Feast of St. Francis Xavier in Goa begins each year from 21st November and continues up to 2nd January. The Feast of St. Francis Xavier hosts a variety of ceremonies to honor the Saint's death. It has gained more importance this year due to the 16th Solemn Exposition of holy remnants of the Saint from November 21 to January 2.

 

India Chruch Tour - 4 day Itinerary for Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour package

 

Day 1 – Arrival Goa + Tour of Old Goa

Our representatives will pick you up from airport/railway station and transfer you to the hotel for check in. After freshening up you’ll be taken for the tour of Old Goa which is famous for its churches that are few of the most important ones in the country and are the oldest ones.

We will start our tour with Se Cathedral which is the largest church in the whole of Asia. Dedicated to St. Catherine, this church was built in a pure Portuguese Gothic style. Nearby this place we have Basilica of Bom Jesus which is listed as a world heritage site that was erected to pay homage to Bom Jesus.

From here we will proceed to Church of St Francis of Assisi that was built in 1521, today this church houses rich collection of beautiful paintings and is notable for its Mosaic Corinthian interior design. The tour will be followed by the Church of Lady of Rosary that is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.

The trip shall continue around few more churches like Tower of St. Augustine and Church of Saint Cajetao after which you’ll return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

                       Se Cathedral Church

                                                                                   (Se Cathedral Church)

 

Day 2 – The Church of Mae de Deus, Rachol Seminary+ Dona Paola

Today after breakfast we will proceed for The Church of Mae de Deusthat isSituated 13kms. fromPanaji  covered with picturesque surroundings, in the village of Saligao. The shrine of the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa. From here we will visit Rachol Seminary that was built in 1521 by the Portuguese and is situated on the banks of river Zuari, 12 Kms from Margao in south of Goa.

                       The Church of Mae de Deus

                                                                           (The Church of Mae de Deus)

 

Later we will visit The Church of St. Ana locatedat Talaulim which is a remarkable piece of ancient Christian architecture dedicated to St. Ana was built in 1695. This church is covered with picturesque surroundings.

After lunch we will proceed to Museum of Christian Art, Racholand spend some time exploring this place. Later we will proceed for Panjim and visit Dona Paola which is a famous tourist destination near Capital of Goa, enjoy the sunset and later return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 3 - Church of St.Thomas, Monte hill, NossaSenhora de Penha de Franca Church + Goa Cruise Tour

Today after breakfast we will proceed for Curtorim and visit St. Alex Church that was built in 1597 and is one of the oldest churches in Goa, from here we will proceed for NossaSenhora da Penha de Franca this church is dedicated to a Spanish saint and is todayheld in very high regard by seafarers, who had managed to survive the tough voyage to India.

We will visit a few more churches like Monte Hill and Church of St.Thomasand later to a local museum called Palacio do Deao.

The trip shall end with a luxury cruise tour on River Mandovi that will be accompanied with local Goan dance and cuisine with a view of sunset behind the mountains after which you’ll return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

                     St. Alex Church  

                                                                                      (St. Alex Church)

 

Day 4 – Departure

Today you’ll be checking out from the hotel and will be dropped at the station/airport and the trip shall commence.

 

Trip package Inclusions:

  • Hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Food according to the itinerary
  • Vehicle Charges for surface transfers & sightseeing. Petrol, toll & parking.
  • Tickets for the places listed in the itinerary.

 

Trip Package Exclusions

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages.
  • Airfare/Train fare for Bangalore.
  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, or other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc.

 

Accommodation

Deluxe

Shangrila Beach Hotel –1000/night (+91 832 288 1542)

Tropicano Beach Resort – 1150/night (+91 99309 16152)

The Orange House – 1015/night (www.orangehousegoa.com+91 98221 52450)

Hotel Surya Palace –1067/night (www.hotelsuryapalacegoa.com +91 832 274 2122)

Luxury

Jessica Saffron Beach Resort –2307/night +91 832 319 3334

Sharanam Green Resort –2500/night (www.hotelsharanam.com+91 832 227 9940)

Palacete Rodrigues –4000/night (www.palacetegoa.com +91 832 227 3358)

Rates

Deluxe

9,600/night

Luxury

12,800/night

 

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India Church Tour Package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package: Cost Inclusion

 

Trip package Inclusions:

  • Hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Food according to the itinerary
  • Vehicle Charges for surface transfers & sightseeing. Petrol, toll & parking.
  • Tickets for the places listed in the itinerary.

 

Trip Package Exclusions

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages.
  • Airfare/Train fare for Bangalore.
  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, or other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc.

 

Accommodation

Deluxe

Shangrila Beach Hotel –1000/night (+91 832 288 1542)

Tropicano Beach Resort – 1150/night (+91 99309 16152)

The Orange House – 1015/night (www.orangehousegoa.com+91 98221 52450)

Hotel Surya Palace –1067/night (www.hotelsuryapalacegoa.com +91 832 274 2122)

Luxury

Jessica Saffron Beach Resort –2307/night +91 832 319 3334

Sharanam Green Resort –2500/night (www.hotelsharanam.com+91 832 227 9940)

Palacete Rodrigues –4000/night (www.palacetegoa.com +91 832 227 3358)

Rates

Deluxe

9,600/night

Luxury

12,800/night

 



India Church Tour Package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package: Cost Inclusion

 

Trip package Inclusions:

  • Hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Food according to the itinerary
  • Vehicle Charges for surface transfers & sightseeing. Petrol, toll & parking.
  • Tickets for the places listed in the itinerary.

 

Trip Package Exclusions

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages.
  • Airfare/Train fare for Bangalore.
  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, or other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc.

 

Accommodation

Deluxe

Shangrila Beach Hotel –1000/night (+91 832 288 1542)

Tropicano Beach Resort – 1150/night (+91 99309 16152)

The Orange House – 1015/night (www.orangehousegoa.com+91 98221 52450)

Hotel Surya Palace –1067/night (www.hotelsuryapalacegoa.com +91 832 274 2122)

Luxury

Jessica Saffron Beach Resort –2307/night +91 832 319 3334

Sharanam Green Resort –2500/night (www.hotelsharanam.com+91 832 227 9940)

Palacete Rodrigues –4000/night (www.palacetegoa.com +91 832 227 3358)

Rates

Deluxe

9,600/night

Luxury

12,800/night

 

India Church Tour Package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package: Tour Itinerary

 
 

Day 1 – Arrival Goa + Tour of Old Goa

Our representatives will pick you up from airport/railway station and transfer you to the hotel for check in. After freshening up you’ll be taken for the tour of Old Goa which is famous for its churches that are few of the most important ones in the country and are the oldest ones.

We will start our tour with Se Cathedral which is the largest church in the whole of Asia. Dedicated to St. Catherine, this church was built in a pure Portuguese Gothic style. Nearby this place we have Basilica of Bom Jesus which is listed as a world heritage site that was erected to pay homage to Bom Jesus.

From here we will proceed to Church of St Francis of Assisi that was built in 1521, today this church houses rich collection of beautiful paintings and is notable for its Mosaic Corinthian interior design. The tour will be followed by the Church of Lady of Rosary that is listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.

The trip shall continue around few more churches like Tower of St. Augustine and Church of Saint Cajetao after which you’ll return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 2 – The Church of Mae de Deus, Rachol Seminary+ Dona Paola

Today after breakfast we will proceed for The Church of Mae de Deusthat isSituated 13kms. fromPanaji  covered with picturesque surroundings, in the village of Saligao. The shrine of the miraculous statue of Mae de Deus (Mother of God) was brought from the ruins of the convent of Mae de Deus at Old Goa. From here we will visit Rachol Seminary that was built in 1521 by the Portuguese and is situated on the banks of river Zuari, 12 Kms from Margao in south of Goa.

Later we will visit The Church of St. Ana locatedat Talaulim which is a remarkable piece of ancient Christian architecture dedicated to St. Ana was built in 1695. This church is covered with picturesque surroundings.

After lunch we will proceed to Museum of Christian Art, Racholand spend some time exploring this place. Later we will proceed for Panjim and visit Dona Paola which is a famous tourist destination near Capital of Goa, enjoy the sunset and later return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 3 - Church of St.Thomas, Monte hill, NossaSenhora de Penha de Franca Church + Goa Cruise Tour

Today after breakfast we will proceed for Curtorim and visit St. Alex Church that was built in 1597 and is one of the oldest churches in Goa, from here we will proceed for NossaSenhora da Penha de Franca this church is dedicated to a Spanish saint and is todayheld in very high regard by seafarers, who had managed to survive the tough voyage to India.

We will visit a few more churches like Monte Hill and Church of St.Thomasand later to a local museum called Palacio do Deao.

The trip shall end with a luxury cruise tour on River Mandovi that will be accompanied with local Goan dance and cuisine with a view of sunset behind the mountains after which you’ll return to the hotel for overnight and dinner.

 

Day 4 – Departure

Today you’ll be checking out from the hotel and will be dropped at the station/airport and the trip shall commence.

India Church Tour Package - Goa Christian Pilgrimage Tour Package: Rates/ Dates-Hotels

 

Trip package Inclusions:

  • Hotels on twin sharing basis.
  • Food according to the itinerary
  • Vehicle Charges for surface transfers & sightseeing. Petrol, toll & parking.
  • Tickets for the places listed in the itinerary.

 

Trip Package Exclusions

  • Extra and personal meals/Beverages.
  • Airfare/Train fare for Bangalore.
  • Personal transportation not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips, insurance, beverages, mineral water, telephone charges, or other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the inclusions.
  • Expenses caused by the factors like rail and flight delays, road blocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances, etc.

 

Accommodation

Deluxe

  • Shangrila Beach Hotel –1000/night (+91 832 288 1542)
  • Tropicano Beach Resort – 1150/night (+91 99309 16152)
  • The Orange House – 1015/night (www.orangehousegoa.com+91 98221 52450)
  • Hotel Surya Palace –1067/night (www.hotelsuryapalacegoa.com +91 832 274 2122)

Luxury

  • Jessica Saffron Beach Resort –2307/night +91 832 319 3334
  • Sharanam Green Resort –2500/night (www.hotelsharanam.com+91 832 227 9940)
  • Palacete Rodrigues –4000/night (www.palacetegoa.com +91 832 227 3358)

Rates

Deluxe

9,600/night

Luxury

12,800/night

 

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