Full-Day Avila and Segovia Tour from Madrid
Visit Avila, the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, the writer of the Counter Reformation
Gaze upon the fortified walls and towers of Avila
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
Get up close and personal with Spain and its rich history on a day tour to Avila and Segovia. Relax as you are taken to visit the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus in Avila. Then see the Aqueduct of Segovia and stop off at the stunning castle, Alcázar.
Begin with transport via an air-conditioned bus to Avila, where you will learn about Santa Teresa de Jesus, a great mystic woman of the Roman Catholic Church. 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 its 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 of the 12th century.
Next, continue on to visit the remains of the Roman Empire as seen at the Aqueduct of Segovia. Discover how this residence of some of the kings of Castilia is one of the most important medieval groups of buildings in Spain.
Finally, admire the "Lady of the Cathedrals" and view the most spectacular castle in Spain, Alcázar, which was built as a fortress but has also been used as a royal palace, state prison, college, and military academy.
• Transportation by air-conditioned bus
• Multilingual guide
• Entrances to the included monuments as described
What's Not Included:
• Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above
• Hotel pick-up & drop off
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