We will pick you up at your hotel to drive you by private car to fascinating Segovia, recently selected as one of the five Spanish candidates to European Capital of Culture. The city’s ancient historical neighbourhoods built over a calcareous rock located between the rivers Eresmas and Clamores seem to remain unaltered by the passage of time.
We will be met by the grandiose Roman aqueduct nearly 15 miles long which makes itself visible in the final stretch 728 meters long. It is equipped with 166 arcs, 120 pillars, 20.400 pieces of granite and a top channel through which water flowed at a speed of 30 liters per second. The Roman Aqueduct having been built more than 1900 years ago appears to remain oblivious to the passage of time and presents itself intact to the astonished eyes of the visitor. The city of Segovia takes exceptional good care of its countless treasures. We will enjoy strolling through the Barrio de los Caballeros, the Jewish district and the Canonjías, until we arrive to the beautifully reconstructed Alcazar, which is regarded as a marvel of medieval architecture. We will go back to our car and head to the La Granja Palace with its famous gardens commissioned by Philip V, first Bourbon king of Spain.
Avila will greet us with its eleventh century Wall, a National Monument since 1984 and a sign of identity of the city. The Wall of Ávila covers an area of roughly 75 acres and serves as protection to the historic old town providing a belt more than 2,500 meters long. The average height of the walls goes up to 12 meters. It is 3 meters thick. The 88 towers, 2,500 battlements and 9 frames are a source of amazement to all the lucky visitors who come before this medieval marvel. As in Segovia, we will take a nice walk through the city’s enlightening Theresian Route, stopping at the most relevant places where the great mystic poet St. Teresa of Jesus spend most of her life.
Prices in €uros per tour, NOT per person (21 % VAT to be added)