Today post breakfast at the hotel transfer for sightseeing. Much of the real Goa is in its interiors, both inside its buildings and in the hinterland away from the coastal area. Morning half day visit to Panjim City. Panjim, a former fishing Village, was made the capital of Goa by royal decree from the court of Lisbon. It's spread around 'Altinho' meaning hillock, a residential area with Portuguese style bungalows where the dominant structure is the Patriarch's Palace with the statue of Christ the King on its lawns. From Altinho one gets a panoramic view of Panjim.
The oldest monument in Panjim is the Idalco or Adil Shah's Palace built in 1490 and there is also the beautiful Church of our Lady of Immaculate Conception.
Afternoon half day visit to Miramar Beach and proceed onwards to Dona Paula en route the Quaint fishing village of Caranzalem. The Dona Paula Bay overlooks Marmagoa, the largest natural harbour in India and the expanse of the Arabian Sea.
On the return, drive down through 'Fountainhes' with its Latin atmosphere and quaint houses to Old Goa, the heartland of ancient Christianity, once a bustling metropolis now in ruins. Visit the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus where the incorruptable body of St.Francis Xavier is enshrined in a silver casket. Visit the majestic Se Cathedral, which is the largest church in Goa, with its booming golden bell and other churches. Later proceed onto the bustling city of Mapusa noted for its colorful Friday market. Back to hotel in the evening for overnight stay at the hotel.