Avila and Segovia Monumental Tour

 
 
avila-segovia-tour-full-day230.jpg Avila Walls
avila-segovia-tour-full-day289.jpg Segovia Aqueduct
avila-segovia-tour-full-day28.jpg Segovia Cathedral

Full Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)

Madrid

Price from: 115.00 euros

 
On this private tour you will visit Avila, the best preserved walled city in the world. Then visit Segovia city with its famous aqueduct, no doubt one of the most beautiful in Spain.
 
Highlights
 
  • English speaking local guides and transportation in a fully-equipped vehicle
  • Discover the old city of Segovia, a city full of history and culture, and its aqueduct, one of the most spectacular legacies of the Roman Empire in Spain.
  • Explore Avila's old city, its cathedral and its Medieval walls
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Madrid
City: Madrid
Duration: Full Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 1 - 18 People
Price from: 115.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Avila, has kept a unique historical legacy. It  was named a World Heritage Site in 1985 and this Castilian city is still surrounded by its Medieval walls, 2.5km in length in total. The Old Town is the fine result of interaction between the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians.

Avila's old city, enclosed by imposing city walls comprising eight monumental gates, 88 watchtowers and more than 2500 turrets, is one of the best-preserved medieval bastions in Spain. In winter, when an icy wind whistles in off the plains, the old city huddles behind the high stone walls as if seeking protection from the harsh Castilian climate. At night, when the walls are illuminated to magical effect, you'll wonder if you've stumbled into a fairy tale. It's a deeply religious city that for centuries has drawn pilgrims to the cult of Santa Teresa de Ávila, with its many churches, convents and high-walled palaces. As such, Ávila is the essence of Castilla and the epitome of old Spain.

Ávila Cathedral: The apse of the Cathedral actually forms part of the walls, which reminds us of its defensive nature. The interior contains Romanesque sections, while the newer ones show a Gothic style. In fact, Ávila was among the first Castilian towns to use Gothic elements.

Then we will drive to Segovia, also a  World Heritage City with unique monuments that make the visit well worthwhile. However, in Segovia you will find much, much more than that. It has a marvellous old Jewish quarter, stately homes, amazing views and a green,ideal for a pleasant walk at any time of the day 

Its Roman aqueduct is its main landmark and it was probably built c. A.D. 50, an still remains very well preserved nowadays. This fascinating construction forms part of the setting of the magnificent historic city of Segovia. It is one of the most spectacular legacies of the Roman Empire in Spain.Legend says that Segovia's Aqueduct is the result of a pact between a girl and the devil in which she offered him her soul in exchange for water to reach her house before the crack of dawn.

Its cathedral also stands out, whose construction of which began in 1525 and marks the boundaries between the Plaza Mayor and the Judería Vieja (Old Jewish Quarter). Inside, the 16th century stained glass windows and the Altarpiece designed by Sabatini are particularly noteworthy.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
MADRID - AVILA - SEGOVIA - MADRID

  • Meet your Private English-Speaking Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel.
  • Departure from Madrid
  • Drive by highway to Avila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa and well known-in the world because of its treasures in art and tradition with its medieval walls.
  • Here you will meet with our local guide
  • This morning you will visit the city´s important monuments: San Vicente, architectonical medieval jewel. The Medieval walls, with its 88 towers and 9 gates. The Cathedral & museum, designed both as a temple and a fortress. The Church of St. Theresa of Avila, an interesting museum containing relics of the Saint.
  • Drive by highway to Segovia, this old town is rich in historical monuments. 
  • We have reserved a table for you lunch at a recommend restaurant.
  • After lunch you will meet our local guide to visit: The Azoguejo square (Aqueduct), The Cathedral, The Alcazar and a walk around the streets of the city.
  • Return to Madrid

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Prices and Dates

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From
115.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included)
  • English Speaking Official Guides: 1 guide for half-day tour in Avila and 1 guide for half-day tour in Segovia.
  • (LR) *Lunch Table Reservation in a recommended restaurant with fine cuisine (*Meal not included must order directly at the restaurant)
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees when with guide
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance 
  • Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur and Local guide

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Mercedes Benz V (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 18 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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