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Ávila and Segovia - Tour from Madrid

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    March to October 22: Daily.

    November 22 to March 23: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

  • Duration

    8 hours

  • Start time

    8:30am

    Please reach 15 minutes before the start time.

  • Meeting Point
    Tour starts from San Nicolas street nº15 (Corner with Plaza de Ramales).
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Key Highlights

  • Visit two of Spain’s charming medieval cities in one day
  • Your expert guide will give you a tour of the main points of interest in both cities
  • You have the choice to include a wonderful Spanish lunch or enjoy time at leisure
  • The tour is conducted in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Both printed and e-voucher accepted
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English

Overview

Ávila is one of the finest remnants of Europe's medieval era and a World Heritage site. It is the oldest and most complete walled city in Europe. The city walls are symbolical of the city. Ávila lies a short distance to the west of Madrid.

Ávila is a city of contrasts, the hustle and bustle of the mercado (market) contrasts with the quiet of the temples, churches and convents. The beautiful palaces and the impressive cathedral provide Ávila's character and identity, Avila also is renowned for being the home of St. Teresa of Avila.

Segovia, founded as a Roman pleasure resort, became a religious centre and seat of the Castilian court. Through the ages it has been a melting pot of Roman, Arabic, Jewish and Christian cultures. Its steep streets lined with quaint houses built of granite and many monuments remind one of its long and notable history.

The great aqueduct is the crowning glory of Segovia. 2,000 years on it is still in perfect working condition, bringing potable water to Segovia.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from designated meeting point. Accompanied by a multi-lingual guide, you will travel by deluxe air-conditioned to Ávila and Segovia.

This tour offers three options:
Tour without lunch
Tour with Tourist Lunch of white beans, roasted veal and caramel custard/fruit.
Tour with Gastronomic Lunch: this consists of Castilian soup/white beans/cold cuts, roasted suckling pig, Segovia cake, wine, mineral water and coffee.

On this scenic journey you will get to visit and see many beautiful sights. Some of which are:

Ávila:

The Cathedral de Ávila (outside only) – This incredible church is distinguished by its exquisite Romanesque and Spanish Gothic architectural styles.

"Los Cuatro Postes" – An ancient site for festivities and the place to enjoy a panoramic view of Avila.

St. Teresa’s Convent – A breathtaking complex and monument supposed to mark the birthplace of this famous saint.

The Basilica of San Vicente – Begun in the Romanesque and finished in the Spanish Gothic style it is a perfect example of this fusion of architectural styles.

After the tour of Ávila we then move on to Segovia.

Segovia:

On arrival in to Segovia some of the most important sights you get to see are:

The Aqueduct of Segovia - It is about 16 kilometres long and the symbol of Segovia. This amazing piece of Roman engineering was constructed without the use of mortar or clamps!

Among the city’s monuments is the Cathedral of Segovia built in the late gothic style. It is a delicate construction with some very fine stained glass windows.

The Alcazar – Is a beautiful and world famous fusion of a medieval fortress and palace that was built during the 10th century where you can also explore the new Artillery Museum.

At the end of your splendid tour you will return to the Plaza de Espana, 7, Madrid.

Inclusions

  • Admission to the Alcazar of Segovia
  • Admission to the Walls of Ávila.
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Gastronomic lunch 

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.

We reserve the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.

This tour will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Mirna Ball

    Great trip! Again... skip the meal! Terrible food and left us with NO time to shop at any of the quaint little stores.

    United States 01/07/2018
  • Mrs Michelle J Hill
    Great day out!

    A fun and informative day out, highly recommended. Thank you....

    United Kingdom 01/22/2016
  • MA THERESA QUIRINO
    Avila and Segovia Trou

    was a good tour with tourist guide very knowledgeable and very good driver as well. no hassle encountered with Julia Travels - very professional people....

    Philippines 05/08/2014

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