Get lost in the amazing history of Segovia and Avila.
Segovia is surrounded by both the Eresmas and Clamores rivers, and its historic Old Town has not been affected by time in the least. Avila has the most important Roman wall in Spain and has not yet been discovered.
You will be welcomed by the impressive 8-mile-long Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the most significant and best-preserved monuments left by the Romans on the Iberian Peninsula. It is among the most important symbols of Segovia, as is evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms.
From here you will enjoy a walk through the Knights, Jews, and Canons Districts to admire the precious Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments of Segovia. At the end of your walk through Segovia you will visit the Alcazar, a perfectly-restored fortified castle from the Middle Ages. You will be transported next to the impressive Granja Palace and its glorious gardens, which were executed by order of Phillip V, the first Bourbon King of Spain.
Next on to Avila, that is still guarded by its massive Medieval City Walls, now considered to be a National Monument of Spain. From paths along the Walls you will experience a wonderful view of the valley of Avila. Walking through the area you will encounter such things as the Santa Teresa Convent, the Palace of Nuñez Vela, the Convent of San Jose, and Monasterio de Encarnación.
This historical journey will surely prove to be a thoroughly enriching day out from Madrid.
- There will be an opportunity to stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included in the price).
- Admissions, food, beverages, gratuities are not included in the price.
- Please note that a supplement rate will be added on Holy Days (per group, not per person).
- Tickets to Alcazar of Segovia, La Granja Palace, and the Walls of Avila are included in the price of the tour.
Days offered: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday