Trail Overview

How Velha Goa Became Nova Goa

Old Goa or Velha Goa, the older capital, was earlier known as the Rome of the East and holds many unique monumental churches boasting of a beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Panjim or Nova Goa, the current capital of Goa, on the other hand, is known for its Indo-Portuguese style architecture that was one of the first to be established when the capital was moved. One beautiful little section that was built during the making of Panjim was Fontainhas, also called the Latin Quarters of Panjim. 

Let us welcome you to a unique experience of the two capitals of Goa -we start off by taking you to the lesser-known side of Old Goa or Velha Goa and introduce you to some iconic monumental churches in what used to be called the Rome of the East, each monument holding some beautiful art forms and stories the walls are waiting to share, after which you will be taken to one beautiful little section of Nova Goa - Fontainhas, also called the Latin Quarters of Panjim, resembling streets in Europe. Get ready to explore!

5 Hours Available on request Velha Goa, Goa
What's on Us and What's on You!

What is included in the tour

  • Guided Trail
  • Soul Travelling Goodies
  • Entry Fees & Permissions
  • Church Visits
  • Authentic Goan Snacks
  • House Visit

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Bottled Water
  • Transport
  • Personal Expenses & Medications
  • Extra Portions Beyond the Inclusions
What makes this tour special
  • A beautiful journey uncovering various parts of Goan History from the 3rd Capital of Goa to the 4th Capital of Goa
  • Visit to a working monument where cars still drive through - the Viceroy's Arch
  • Visit to St. Cajetan's Church
  • Visit to the seat of power during the Portuguese rule- The Se Cathedral
  • Move to Panjim and do a walking Trail covering the first Portuguese Settlement in Panjim
  • Re-discovering defining elements in Sao Tome locality
  • Colourful Lanes & Beautiful Architectural elements of Fontainhas
  • Snacks at a local Goan Bakery Operational from 1920s
  • Indo-Portuguese House Visit
  • Start at Old Goa
  • Viceroy's Arch
  • St Cajetan's Church
  • Se Cathedral/Basilica
  • Move to Fontainhas
  • St Sebastian Chapel
  • House Visit
  • Bakery Visit for Snacks
  • Walk through Colorful Lanes

FAQS about Velha Goa to Nova Goa

Can I bring a pet on the trail?

Yes, you can get your pet while you explore Velha Goa, however, based on previous experience, we have seen the guest dogs barking and causing a scene with the local dogs. The locality has tons of street dogs that are always moving around in the area. If pets are brought along, guests have to ensure the pet is taken care of and accompanied at all times.

Is there a guide or tour leader along the trail?

The Velha Goa to Nova trail is conducted by educated guides or tour leaders who can provide information about the location, history, and natural environs.

What should I wear on the Velha Goa to Nova Goa trail?

It's recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking outdoors. Depending on the weather, you may also want to bring layers or rain gear.

Can I participate in the trail if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?

Yes, you can attend the Velha Goa to Nova Goa trail even if you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you just need to inform the tour operator in advance.

What is the cancellation policy for the Velha Goa to Nova Goa Trail?

Following is the cancellation policy for the Velha Goa to Nova Goa Trail:

  • Cancellations made 24 hours prior to the tour start time will receive a 100% refund.
  • Cancellations made between 24 to 12 hours of the tour start time will receive a 50% refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made less than 12 hours before the tour start time.

This policy ensures flexibility for cancellations while maintaining fairness for travelers and Soul Travelling.



Meeting Point
GW47+8F Velha Goa, Goa, India View on Map