Guests of this tour will be picked up at 9:00am in Madrid. We will depart for the small city of Avila, one of the oldest in Spain, which is surrounded by well-preserved medieval walls and home to an impressive castle. We will visit the city's Old Town, the Basilica of San Vicente, the Cathedral, the Convent of Saint Therese, and the Plaza Mayor. Afterward, we will continue to Segovia, which is full of historical monuments like the Segovia Cathedral and the Alcazar of Segovia, perhaps the most impressive castle in Spain. Guests will be returned to Madrid at the end of this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
Avila is a small town in Castile and Leon, Spain. Not much has changed since the Middle Ages, as far as the architecture is concerned, as the town's original medieval defense walls still proudly stand.
The medieval walls that surround the Castilian town of Avila, which boasts one of the highest numbers of Romanesque and Gothic churches in the whole of Spain, still stand, impressively guarding the city.
This Romanesque church in Avila is considered one of the best examples of that particular architectural style in Spain, named for one of the early martyrs of the Catholic church.
The Romanesque Cathedral of Avila is built right into the medieval walls that wrap around the old town, because it was originally planned as a dual cathedral and fortress, though no one is sure when it was constructed.
Built over the birthplace of its namesake saint in 1636, this convent is operated by Carmelite nuns and was constructed in the Baroque style of architecture.
Avila's Plaza Mayor is modest, but it still must be appreciated by any visitors, who will enter the area under the Romanesque/Gothic arches that line the plaza's exterior. Avila City Hall is the most prominent building.
Being one of the largest Roman structures in Spain, it was built in the period of "Flavio" around 50AD. With a profound culture and history in Segovia, you can visit Segovia Aqueduct, Alcazar de Segovia etc.
This incredible cathedral in Segovia was built towards the end of the Gothic period, between 1525-1577. The facility is built on a hill, towering over the rest of the city, and is brightly illuminated after dark.
Like the other Alcazars located throughout Spain, the one in Segovia was a renovated Arab fortress, converted to a magnificent castle after the Christian reconquest of Spain. It rests at the far-northern edge of town, atop a steep cliff.
Hotel pick up and drop off: Complimentary pick-up service available from various hotels. Please click here to check the pickup locations and time. You will be transfered back to the hotel you picked up after the tour ends.
For those not using the hotel pick up service, please meet at the departure point above.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Lunch Options: Tourist Lunch: White beans of La Granja, Stew veal Segovia style and dessert Gourmet Lunch: White beans of La Granja, Roasted suckling pig, Segovian Cake with ice cream, wine, mineral water and coffee
Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Transport in comfortable, air conditioned bus
Any private expenses.
Gratuities to guides, driver, and tour manager.
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Terms & Condition
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Tour Accommodations: The Tour Operator reserves the right, if necessary, to substitute other similar hotels for hotels listed. Such substitutions may be made at any time and without prior notice. The Tour Operator cannot be held responsible for hotel over-bookings; should such occur, the Tour Operator will undertake to find similar accommodations in the same area.
Passport and visas: A valid passport is required for United States citizens. Citizens of other countries require a valid passport and may require additional documents. Such persons should contact consulates of countries to be visited and obtain proper documents before departure. The possession of required and valid passport and visas is the sole responsibility of the traveler. The Tour Operator assumes no liability for lack of proper documents.
Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
Cancellations received within 14 days - No refund.
No refund will be made for abandonment of services. No refunds will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
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