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Avila and Segovia day trip

Escape the modern metropolis of Madrid and travel back in time to the ancient cities of Avila and Segovia with this fascinating day trip. While each one is famed for a particular landmark, both are packed with sights and attractions. You’ll be accompanied at all times by a professional guide and you’ll have plenty of time to discover their treasures and traditions. Avila’s outstanding attraction is the ancient walls, which have a perimeter of more than 2.5km dotted with 88 towers and nine gates. Behind this medieval bastion lies a city of immense beauty and heritage. Visit the fortified Gothic cathedral, the Convent of St Teresa of Jesus and then wander around the ancient streets. Continue to Segovia, itself famed for its majestic Roman aqueduct. Other attractions are the Gothic cathedral and the famous Alcazar, which was one of the inspirations for Disney’s Cinderella castle. Visit Plaza Azoguejo and admire the aqueduct, which dates from the reign of Emperor Augustus. Enjoy a walking tour through the ancient streets before settling down for lunch with the choice of a tourist or full gourmet menu. Alternatively, you can try one of Segovia’s many charming restaurants; the local speciality of roast suckling pig is renowned throughout Spain. Architecture buffs will love this full day, fully guided to two of Spain’s most romantic, atmospheric and ancient cities. First stop is Avila, home to Saint Teresa of Jesus. Visitors will have plenty of time to explore this well-preserved medieval walled-city with its ancient Gothic Cathedral before being driven on to Segovia, an ancient Roman town rich in historical monuments. Its main sights are the Gothic cathedral and the famous eleventh century Alcázar. Duration: Nine hours. Start/opening time: At 9.00am. End/closing time: Returning to Madrid between 6pm and 6.45pm. Languages: English, French, Italian and Spanish Depending on the option chosen:

Tour with tapa includes: one drink (soft drink, beer, wine, mineral water or coffee) and one Spanish omelette tapa.

Tour with touristic lunch includes: ‘La Granja’ butter beans, Segovian style beef stew with side dish and dessert (drinks not included).

Tour with gastronomic lunch includes: `La Granja’ butter beans, roast pork, typical Segovian ponche cake with ice cream, wine, water and coffee.

Includes:

· Tickets to Santa Teresa de Jesús Convent

· Tickets to San Vicente Basilica.

· Tickets to Segovia Cathedral

· Tickets to Alcázar de Segovia