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

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

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Ávila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, the writer of the Counter Reformation
  • Gaze upon the fortified walls and towers of Ávila
  • 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
Meet with your group in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of the tour. Travel towards the city of Ávila on an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival, embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town to discover the impressive history of the city. See Romanesque style churches, Gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral dating back to the the Middle Ages. Visit the well-preserved walls of Ávila hear of the events that they have witnessed throughout the centuries. Marvel at the fortification and towers, which have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the tour, enjoy some free time to explore the other areas of the town.

Meet your guide again at the designated time to continue the tour to Segovia. If you decided to include the option, enjoy a wonderful gastronomic menu for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy some free time in the city to see other sites, such as the Roman Aqueduct of Segovia.

Meet your guide again in front of the Cathedral for a guided tour of the city. Walk through the old Jewish quarter of the city, following your guide towards the Alcazar of Segovia. Enjoy a guided visit of the site and marvel at its spectacular architecture which served as inspiration for a famous Disney film.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Individual audioguide system
  • Monolingual or bilingual guide (depending on option booked)
  • Lunch (depending on option booked)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Segovia (until March 31, 2020)
  • Entrance to the Convent of Santa Teresa (until March 31, 2020)
  • Entrance to the Walls of Ávila
  • 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
• Until March 31, 2020: bilingual tour, guaranteed in English and Spanish
• From April 1 to October 31, 2020: monolingual tour in English or Spanish
• From November 1 to March 25, 2021: bilingual tour 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
• The local partner reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 294 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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Both locations are well worth visiting. The bus was comfortable and we got to see quite a lot. Sylvia was the guide and she was really friendly and knowledgeable and was really easy to understand. Her English was perfect and she catered for both Spanish and English speaking guests. The group was quite a bit older and slower then I would have liked so I think we could have done more but we still managed to see enough. Really lovely tour.

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February 17, 2020

We very much enjoyed our trip to Ávila and Segovia yesterday. The guide was very very knowledgeable and could answer all questions. We were disappointed that the guide had both Spanish and English guests that she had to interpret for. As guests it made the tour less personal as it was a bilingual tour. We do understand that this is not high season and therefore the need for a bilingual tour.

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February 15, 2020

Excellent - organisation was clear at the office we met in. The coach was clean and comfortable. Our guide Beatrice was really clear with her English and had a lovely calm tone. The tours were well organised and covered all the main points and places .Avila being so high in the mountains was extremely cold .We didn’t opt for lunch included as we preferred to spend that time at our leisure or they wasn’t a lot of free time .

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November 24, 2019

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 1575