Discover the ancient fortified city of Avila and the fairy tale sights of Segovia on this full day tour from Madrid.

• Coaches depart the Travel Office on Calle San Nicolás.

• Hear facts and stories from a professional guide.

• See the Walls of Avila, the Alcázar of Segovia and more.

• E-tickets are sent straight to your mobile device.

Details

About The Avila & Segovia Day Tour:

This wonderful day trip to two of Spain's most important historical cities reveals the true diversity of Spanish culture across the ages. The first stop on the journey is Avila, a city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its remarkably well-preserved medieval fortifications.

In Avila you will visit the Convent of Santa Teresa, the exterior of Avila Cathedral, Plaza Major, and the Basilica of San Vicente. Much of the architecture is Romanesque or Gothic in style, a testament to the town's enlightenment over the past 1000 years. It is the Walls of Ávila, however, that are the signature feature on this leg of the tour. The monument has a perimeter of over 2,500 meters, stands at an average height of 12 meters, and is dotted with 88 semi-circular towers. Your guide will narrate the stories behind each one of these national treasures.

The second stop is the city of Segovia, which elegantly fuses the best traits of Spain's Roman and medieval past. Here you'll visit the famous 16km long Roman Aqueduct, Segovia Cathedral, and the eye-catching Alcázar. The Cathedral is notable for being the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain, and is considered one of the finest ecclesiastic examples of the style in the country. The Alcázar stands out as an awesome archetype of Gothic castle design. Historically, it served as a favourite residence of the Castilian monarchs, and in later centuries was a key inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle.

*NOTE: On Mondays from Nov 2018 to Mar 2019, due to the closure of the Avila Walls, you will visit the inside of the Basilica of San Vicente.


Season:

  • Nov 1, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun.
  • Apr 1 - Oct 31, 2018: Daily.
  • Nov 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun.

Commentary:

  • English and Spanish Bilingual Commentary.

Departure Point:

  • Depart: Julia Travel Office, Calle San Nicolás, 15.
  • Return: Plaza de España.

Departure Time:

  • 09:00

Duration:

  • Approx. 9 hours.

Add A Lunch Option:

A choice of two lunches are available on this tour:

Tourist Lunch

  • Starter (La Granja White Beans).
  • Main (Segovian style stuffed veal with garniture).
  • Dessert (Unspecified).
  • Drinks Not Included.

Gastronomic Lunch

  • Starter (La Granja White Beans).
  • Main (Roast suckling pig).
  • Dessert (Ponche cake with ice cream).
  • Drinks (Red wine, mineral water or coffee).

Select your ticket type(s)

Helpful ticket usage instructions are listed below.

Important Information & Usage instructions

Please either print or present your ticket voucher on a mobile device to staff at the Julia Travel Office at Calle San Nicolás, 15. It will allow you to access the Avila and Segovia coach. Remember to give yourself at least 15 minutes to check-in before the tour starts at 09:00.

NOTE:

• Adult tickets aged 16-64 years.

• Child tickets aged 6-15 years.

• Senior tickets aged 65 years and over.

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