Avila And Segovia From Madrid

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Overview

Take a tour from Madrid and discover these two unique cities with outstanding monuments roman as the Aqueduct, gothic, etc which brings you a full vision of the most traditional Spain
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Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
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Your tour starts with hotel pickup from Madrid, and goes to Avila first.

Avila is one of the oldest cities in Spain, surrounded by very well preserved medieval walls from the XI century, resembles rather an immense castle, and it is the best sample of a fortified city. The old quarters has Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and a XII century Cathedral.

The city is the birth place of Ste. Therese, source of the Spanish Catholic mysticism. Visit the outskirts of the Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, Mayor Square, and go on a brief walk through its old streets to see the Convent of Ste. Therese.

Next up is Segovia. The city of Segovia is rich in historical monuments. The old Roman city, still preserves the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. See the elegant Cathedral, and its Alcazar fortress, which is known as one of the most spectacular castles in Spain.
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Inclusions for Avila And Segovia From Madrid

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)VPT list hotels only, please provide your hotel name and address in order to check the estimated pick up time or the nearest location to join us
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Exclusions for Avila And Segovia From Madrid

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was a very long day, but I think it was really a favorite tour in Madrid. I read the reviews so was prepared for what happened. Unfortunately this is a tour of two languages. Most of the people on the bus speak Spanish and then there were about 8 of us who were English speakers. So you have to listen to lots of dialogue we couldn't understand. It made the tour harder to follow. More complicated. But Avila's walls were fantastic! What a beautiful sight! There were a couple of interesting churches we went to as well. Segovia was really a great place. The aqueducts were really impressive! We did not opt for the lunch so ate on our own. I would recommend that. We ate at a great restaurant that served the local speciality, Cochinillo. It's delicious! The Gothic cathedral and the Alcazar of Segovia are wonderful places to visit. Loved this tour! The ride home was long because of an accident, but still so glad we went! Highly recommend!

  • Katherine our tour guide was excellent. She was very informative and upbeat. We loved that there were only 8 people in the group so we had plenty of time to explore. We all got along so well and shared pictures. We also had a chance to sample their specialty in Segovia which is cochinilla roast pig.. The restaurants in Segovia were all packed. The places that were highly recommended were full and could not seat us until after a couple of hours. Not a big deal because all the other restaurants were good too. You just have to walk fast so you can find a place to eat since all places are packed. Avila was beautiful. We were very fortunate to see this beautiful and religious place. The Aqueduct in Segovia was amazing and Alcazar was so grand and beautiful. We are all in awe that all these places are so well maintained. Beautiful and Blessed experience. These tour is worth it. We went in October thinking that it will be less crowds and cooler. Wrong! It was hot but not humid like September and Madrid is beautiful so you just cant keep the crowds away. Loved this tour and highly recommended.
    Gerri and company

  • Really enjoyed the tour. Great way to see highlights of 2 Unesco heritage sites. Pablo was kind and pleasant. Good English. But as others have said a lot of walking on cobblestone. I booked this trip with TVP specifically because it said it had hotel pickup. But found out no one on the tour got the hotel pickup. Maybe because of holiday day Oct 12 but I don't think so because tour was running. Then I thought it was because my hotel small but asked for pickup at larger hotel but not available. So don't book this company based on ease of hotel pickup.

  • As it says. Takes you to both cities and leaves you in center.

  • This was a wonderful tour! I was picked up at my hotel promptly at the scheduled time and taken to the meeting spot. Since I speak Spanish fluently, it didn't matter to me if the guide spoke English or Spanish. As it turned out, I was in a group of all Spanish speakers, with our wonderful guide Barbara. She and the driver had a really good relationship and they kept us entertained while we were on the bus. There was so much to see and so much to do, but we didn't waste any time and didn't miss anything important. We even had enough time to shop and to have lunch in Segovia. I highly recommend El Desván if you find yourself looking for a place to eat in Segovia.

  • A great opportunity to visit the historic towns of Avila and Segovia by leaving Madrid. The bus tour with tour guide Barbara was excellent. Barbara spoke good English too. Walk through the historic monuments was fantastic. Good value for money too as I chose this trip without lunch.

  • Our day excursion to Avila and Segovia was supposed to be a normal bus tour but it turned to be a private one because it was only me and my wife who booked for that tour that day. The bus had a capacity of 56 passengers and yet they did not cancel the tour and went ahead. Really a big compliment to VPT Tours and they even had a hotel pick-up service. Not to mention the places we visited, which were excellent, I praise VPT Tours for this once in a lifetime experience. We had a wonderful time and great fun the whole day with our driver Edu, our guide Cristina not sure of the name, and a trainee Sabrina???. Cheers!!!

  • The start of the day was rather chaotic and unorganized. I understand that they are picking up all over the city for different tours, but it took so long for people to be changing buses, getting tickets, needs to be more streamlined and organized. A group of people starting clapping when we finally got on the road.
    The bus was warm in the morning and VERY HOT in the afternoon. Ride was uncomfortable.
    The 2 cities are very interesting. I think more information and detail could have been given to us and walking routes varied more - not walk the same way coming and going in the city.
    Our tour guide was very nice, friendly and tried very hard. This was a Spanish/English tour. She seemed to struggle with the English, not always knowing what word to use. Needs more practice.
    We normally travel on our own, using other resources for our information. These cities were not that easy to get around from Madrid, so that is why we signed up for this tour.
    We have had other great side trips with Viator, so most likely will not be our last.

  • Excellent tour. Our guide was very good and spoke excellent English

  • If i could give a poorer review of this tour i would. Its absolutely terrible, and i caution all tourists to the region from taking this tour via VPT travels.

    There were a total of 13 on this trip, including my parents and myself. The tour was offered in both Spanish and English, and we selected the latter. Bear in mind, this is what we selected, and paid for, the very same rate the Spanish speaking tourists paid.

    The guide was an elderly woman, who was clearly much more interested in selling more tours rather than actually giving a good tour on the one we had already paid for. She spent about 80 of the time talking in Spanish, and once in a while she'd throw us a courtesy translation in English. Again i reiterate though, she'd spend hours chatting with the tour group in Spanish, and then turn to us because we were staring in earnest hoping she would give us an explanation as well, and say something to the degree of here are the chapels in the church- they are very very beautiful. look at the lovely high ceilings. So apart from pointing out the obvious, in English, we really walked away from this tour no further educated nor enlightened.

    Additionally, the overall booking process was very poor from the getgo. I never received any sort of itinerary that laid out what we would cover. Perhaps this tour is much better suited for the laziest of travelers, who have no interest in being aware of where they are being taken, or doing any research ahead of time of the trip. We arrived in Avila, excited to climb the city walls, only to be informed by the guide that we would not get to do so. The Avila tour covered a church, and a walk through the old town. This, is terribly disappointing, as the highlight of Avila is really walking the 13th century walls that remain in excellent condition. As such, we had to skip the tour through the old town, so we could actually climb the walls for a brief 15 mins as the window was very tight. The guide, clearly dissatisfied wit

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