Heritage walk through Sao Tome and Fontainhas – Experience the Latin charms of Panjim’s oldest districts

Goa

Quaint painted bungalows, churches and charming cafés keep the Latin magic of Goa alive. Panjim, an idiosyncratic neighbourhood, retains its old world charm while incorporating present day shenanigans. All in all, a walk through this district is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Pricing:  INR 1,805 per person for minimum 2 participants.

Walking Tours
History and Culture

Quaint painted bungalows, churches and charming cafés keep the Latin magic of Goa alive. Panjim, an idiosyncratic neighbourhood, retains its old world charm while incorporating present day shenanigans. All in all, a walk through this district is a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

In this Tour:
• Walk through a quirky district of Panjim that still retains its Latin charm, and get mesmerised by its beauty and elegance.
• Walk through Sao Tome, the oldest ward in Panjim that still showcases its medieval charm.
• Experience the magic of the Fontainhas area that gets its name from the Phoenix fountain which originally supplied water here.
• While you walk through the lanes a knowledgeable resident of Goa accompanies you with a personalised introduction to Goa, its history, its people and gossip!
• At the end of the walk, stop at a popular local café for tea and watch life unfold in this charming part of Goa.

Duration of the Tour: 2 hours depending on your interests

TOUR STYLE: Heritage

MEETING POINT: at Panjim Post Office (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: at People’s High School

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 2 hours depending on your interest.

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide, entrance fees and transport as indicated.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: Every day at 9AM. Prior reservation required. Timings may vary slightly depending on weather / season. We will confirm the exact start time along with tour logistics once you book the tour.

WHAT TO WEAR: Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection.

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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