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Avila and Segovia (Full Day Tour - Private)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 155 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 155 Euro (EUR)

On this tour you will visit Avila, the best preserved walled city in the world. Its walls, which form an impressive monument, are rectangular in shape, with a perimeter of about two and a half kilometers, some two meters high and three broad. The walls are reinforced by stout turrets at intervals of roughly twenty-five meters, ninety of them altogether, and the most important of them all is the one called "Cimorro" or cathedral apse. It has nine gates, each of them open between strong turrets, among which the most outstandingly monumental are the ones called the gates of San Vicente and the Alcázar.

Segovia has been awarded a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list and the city is no doubt one of the most beautiful in Spain. It lies on a rock with the rivers Eresma and Clamores at its foot. It was inhabited in the remote past and Rome turned it into a military base, of which the famous aqueduct has survived the passage of times as a unique example of the mastery of engineering in the Empire. It begins 14 km from the city above the Puente Alta reservoir. The roofless channel, used to descend the slope of the sierra as far as the first purification plant in the outskirts of the town. From there, a double row of granite arches, which reaches its greatest height at the Azoguejo, took the water in a pipe to the Alcázar, the fortress. The aqueduct is the symbol of Segovia and the reference point of its urban layout.

Tour Itinerary:

Madrid/ Avila/ Segovia/ Madrid (Duration: approx. 9 hours)

Meet your Private English-Speaking Official local guide and Chauffeur in the lobby of your hotel. Departure from Madrid. Drive by highway to Avila, source of the Spanish mysticism, is the birthplace of Santa Teresa and well known-in the world because of its treasures in art and tradition with its medieval walls and its Cathedral, the first one built up in Gothic style in Spain. This morning you will visit the city's important monuments: San Vicente, architectonical medieval jewel. The Medieval walls, with its 88 towers and 9 gates. The Cathedral & museum, designed both as a temple and a fortress. The Church of St. Theresa of Avila, an interesting museum containing relics of the Saint.

Drive by highway to Segovia, this old town is rich in historical monuments. Ancient Roman city, it has the Aqueduct built in time of Augustus. The Gothic Cathedral, and the Alcazar from the 11th century are two of its most important monuments. We have reserved a table for you lunch at a recommend restaurant. After lunch visit: The Azoguejo square (Aqueduct), The Cathedral, The Alcazar and a walk around the streets of the city. Return to Madrid.

Notes: Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people. Please inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
Client Request Served: 2941

We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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