Excursion to Avila and Segovia

Spires to inspire: Avila and Segovia

Among the many splendors of Spain is this excursion to UNESCO World Heritage sites Avila and Segovia. With this full day tour, you’ll travel by bus and enjoy a guided walking tour in each city. Avila is one of the most ancient and complete fortified cities in Spain. It’s 7,500-foot long wall and 90 towers surround the old city, home to Romanesque style churches, gothic palaces and a fortified cathedral. Segovia is home to a true engineering marvel, a 10-mile long Roman aqueduct made of 25,000 granite blocks and no mortar. Its cathedral, known as “the Lady of the Cathedrals” is stunningly beautiful and the last of the gothic cathedrals built in Spain. You can choose between free time or a local lunch with your tour, but either way you’ll return to the 21st century in time for dinner.

Here’s what’s included:

    • Choice of a Full Day Excursion with or without lunch.
    • Round-trip travel from Madrid in an air-conditioned bus.
    • Guided walking tour in Avila and Segovia which includes the fortified cathedral in Avila, cathedral and Alcazar in Segovia.
    • English and Spanish commentary.

 

Conditions:

    • Tour will depart and return to Plaza de Oriente 8, Madrid (in front of Madrid Royal Palace)
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase.
    • Travelers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their tour departure and present their Rail Europe Voucher upon arrival.
    • Tour operates daily from April 1 - October 31.
    • Tour operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 1 - March 31.
    • Full Day Tours depart at 9:00am and last approximately 9 hours.
      • Full Day Tour that includes lunch will served at a local restaurant in Segovia (beverages are extra).
      • Full day Tour without  lunch will allow free time for travelers to purchase lunch.
    • Tours do not operate on January 1 and December 25.
    • Child rates are valid for children ages 6-15.
    • Child under age 6 are free when lunch is not included.
    • Prices are subject to change.
What sights will I see on my Excursion to Avila and Segovia?

  • In Avila the tour will visit fortified cathedral that dates back to the 12th century AD.
  • In Segovia the tour will visit the cathedral in Segovia which is the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and dates back to the 15th century AD.
  • The tour will also visit the Alcazar in Segovia which was first documented in 1122 as the former residence of the kings of Castile.