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from £4,139pp
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Far East Mystique

Mid-sized, elegant ships with a high staff to guest ratio to take care of your every need , Finest cuisine at sea, served in a variety of distinctive open-seating restaurants, all at no additional…

09 April 2019 | 18 Nights
Oceania Cruises : Nautica

Itinerary
Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia, Phuket, Thailand, Rangoon, Myanmar, Cochin (Kochi), India, Mangalore, India, Goa (Mormugao), India, Mumbai, India, Fujairah, United… ...Read More

from £3,500pp
Cabin type: Inside

Vasco da Gama's Maiden Grand Voyage

Comfortable cabin accommodation , Full board cruising plus afternoon teas and late night snacks , Welcome and farewell Captain’s cocktail , Stylish entertainment, cabarets and popular classical…

22 April 2019 | 45 Nights
Cruise and Maritime Voyages : Vasco da Gama

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Singapore, Penang, Malaysia, Phuket, Thailand, Columbo, Sri Lanka, Cochin, India, Mormugao (Goa), Mumbai, India, Salalah, Oman, Safaga (for Luxor), Egypt, Aqaba (for Petra), Jordan, Ashdod, Israel,… ...Read More

from £51,709pp
Cabin type: Suite

Navigate the World in 2021 | Miami To Barcelona

FREE flights included where applicable , FREE business class flights (in penthouse suites and higher on Europe voyages) , Wi-Fi throughout the ship for all bookings, Transfers between airport and ship…

05 January 2021 | 118 Nights
Regent Seven Seas Cruises : Seven Seas Mariner

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Miami, Florida, USA, St. John's, Castries, St. Georges, Grenada, Oranjestad, Manta, Guayaquil, Salaverry, Lima (Callao), Pisco, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, Bora Bora,… ...Read More


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The culture of Goa


Anjuna flea market in Goa

Anjuna flea market in Goa

Traditional Indian boats near Palolem beach

Traditional Indian boats near Palolem beach

Goa Beach

Goa Beach

Goa Sunset

Goa Sunset

Se Cathedral, Old Goa

Se Cathedral, Old Goa

Sweet Lake on Arambol beach

Sweet Lake on Arambol beach

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1. Soak up Goa’s incredible beach culture

With a 70km coastline, the lure of Goa’s beaches is undeniable and there are around 50 of them in total. Most popular is Calangute, also known as the ‘Queen of Beaches’, where restaurants, bars, music concerts and market stalls jostle for space on the sand. Yoga lovers and Ayurvedic obsessives will love Anjuna, while southern Goa's three favourites of Palolem, Patnem and Agonda beaches are all popular relaxation spots too. 


2. Visit the capital, Panaji 

Goa’s capital city, Panaji, is a laid-back riverside spot filled with classically Portuguese architectural wonders. Don’t miss the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the oldest church in the city, and the magnificent Se Cathedral, one of the largest churches in Asia, which holds the remains of Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa, in a silver casket. While in Panaji, you can visit Old Goa – the former capital under Portuguese rule until the mid-nineteenth century. The city is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its stunning churches, chapels and crumbling cathedrals. 


3. Let your hippy side free in Anjuna

Of all the market opportunities in India, Anjuna’s famous flea market is one of the most well-known. It’s held every Wednesday by the beach and dates back to the sixties, when Goa was the favoured haunt of hippies from all over the world. Nowadays you can shop for handicrafts and souvenirs sourced throughout India and nearby countries, from saris and spices to Tibetan jewellery and hand-carved sculptures. Wandering through Anjuna’s clustered market stalls and haggling for a decent price is a truly Goan experience. 


4. Explore the spice plantations

India is often called ‘the land of spices’, and there are many plantations in Goa which grow all types of spices. Wander through the plantations amongst nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves and cloves, while learning from local farmers about the harvest process and how each spice's properties allow it to be used in Indian culture and further afield.

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