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  3. Walls of Avila

From Madrid: Full-Day Segovia & Avila

Product ID: 86894
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Journey from Madrid to Avila and Segovia by comfortable bus and explore the monuments of these historic cities at leisure.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore historic Avila and Segovia, heritage of mankind cities
  • Gaze upon the fortified walls and towers of Avila
  • Discover the Aqueduct of Segovia, one of the best preserved monuments on the Iberian Peninsula
  • See the monuments of Segovia such as the Alcázar and cathedral
Full description
Explore two historic cities of Spain with this fantastic bus tour to Segovia and Avila of the Castille y Leon. Journey to Segovia by comfortable bus and get dropped off at the impressive aqueduct on arrival. Admire one of the best remaining examples of Roman engineering, built over 2,000 years ago to transport water to the city. Go to the visitor center to see a model of Segovia and watch a presentation which can help you decide which monuments you want to visit.
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, the buildings of the "Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct" include Romanesque churches and the unusual fortress of the Alcázar. Stroll down the streets of the Jewish Quarter, where a number of the city's landmarks can be spotted. 

After Segovia, continue your journey to Avila. Located approximately 70 miles (110 kilometres) northwest of the Spanish capital, Avila is completely encircled by 11th-century walls. Upon arrival, you will learn about Santa Teresa de Jesus, a great mystic woman of the Roman Catholic Church and 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 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 from the 12th-century. Experience the spirituality that led Santa Teresa to found a small convent of Carmelites, where the mystic San Juan de la Cruz conducted his first mass.
Includes
  • Round trip transportation by comfortable bus with air conditioning
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide on board
  • Guided visit and walking tour of Ávila and Segovia
  • Free time to enjoy the cities
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tickets to Basílica S. Vicente (Ávila)
  • Tickets to Cathedral & Alcázar (Segovia)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Plaza de España, tourist bus stop, in front of number 7. Metro Station: Plaza de España, Line 3 or yellow. Your guides will be wearing yellow T-shirts with yellow umbrellas.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• This tour is free for children younger than 7
• Please note this is a bilingual tour held simultaneously in English and Spanish
• The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.2 / 5
based on 193 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.1/5
Organization
3.8/5
Value for money
4.2/5
Safety
4.5/5

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MADRID BUSVISION

Product ID: 86894