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From Madrid: Avila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 1575
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Get up close and personal with Spain and its rich history on a day tour to Avila and Segovia. Relax as you are taken to visit the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus in Avila. Then see the Aqueduct of Segovia and stop off at the stunning castle, Alcázar.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Avila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, the writer of the Counter Reformation
  • Gaze upon the fortified walls and towers of Avila
  • See the Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the best preserved monuments on the Iberian Peninsula
  • Admire Alcázar, a beautiful ancient castle that appears to be in the shape of a ship
Full description
Discover the history of Spain on a full-day excursion leaving from Madrid. Visit Avila and Segovia, learning about the rich cultural heritage of the country and its people.

Begin with transport via an air-conditioned bus to Avila, where you will learn about Santa Teresa de Jesus, a great mystic woman of the Roman Catholic Church. You will also see some of the city; Avila has the most ancient and completely fortified complex in Spain.

Its 8,200-foot-long wall (about 2,500 meters) and its 90 fortified towers surround the old city, which houses a great part of its monumental treasures, including a large number of Romanesque-style churches, gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral of the 12th century.

Next, continue on to visit the remains of the Roman Empire as seen at the Aqueduct of Segovia. Discover how this residence of some of the kings of Castilia is one of the most important medieval groups of buildings in Spain.

Finally, admire the "Lady of the Cathedrals" and view the most spectacular castle in Spain, Alcázar, which was built as a fortress but has also been used as a royal palace, state prison, college, and military academy.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Individual audioguide system
  • Monolingual or bilingual guide (depending on option booked)
  • Lunch (depending on option booked)
  • Entrances to the included monuments as described
  • Entrance to the Walls of Ávila
  • Entrance to the Convent of Santa Teresa
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Segovia
  • Entrance to the Alcázar of Segovia
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch (depending on option booked)
  • Drinks and other services not specified above

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Julia Travel office (next to Plaza de Ramales), Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Mondays from November 2018 to March 2019, this tour will visit the inside of the Basilica of San Vicente due to the closure of the Walls of Ávila
• From 1st April to 31st October 2019: monolingual tour, available in English and Spanish
• From 1st November 2019 to 31st March 2020: bilingual tour, guaranteed in English and Spanish
• Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended
• The duration of the tour includes the round-trip transfers to the destination
• Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 306 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.6/5

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 1575