AVILA AND SEGOVIA & ROYAL PALACE OF LA GRANJA OF SAN ILDEFONSO
Our Avila and Segovia personalized tour in luxury Van unveils all about Segovia Aqueduct & Avila Wall & Royal Palace of la Granja.
This Day Trip from Madrid is a unique travel experience.
Our licensed guide will pick you up from your hotel to drive you on a luxury Van to fascinating Segovia Spain which was built over a calcareous rock located between the rivers Eresmas and Clamores remains unaltered by the passage of time.
Philip of Anjou (Philip V of Spain) , the first of the Bourbon Kings of Spain ordered to build the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso. It became the seat of the Royal family’s summer holidays. Your licensed guide will share with you amusing stories and royal anecdotes that took place here. Such as the many delusions of King Philip V of Spain. Only his second wife, Isabella de Farnese, managed to mitigate the King’s deliriums. Philip V of Spain son and successor, Louis I, ”The Well Beloved”, had some good reforms in mind. But the indecent behavior of his wife Louise, did not make it possible. To make things worse, the young King died of smallpox. He ”was in charge” for only 8 months.
The Royal Garden that embrace the Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso, form both a well-related house/garden unit. You will remember the stroll in the nice trails of the Royal Gardens as the most pleasant walk of your entire trip. And you will learn why these royal spots have an unquestionable historical meaning.
The grandiose Aqueduct of Segovia, nearly 15 miles long, makes itself visible in the final stretch of 918 yards long. It is equipped with 167 arcs, 120 pillars, 30 yards high, 20.400 pieces of granite and a top channel through water flowed at a speed of 8 gallons per second. The Aqueduct of Segovia date of construction is estimated around 112 years before Christ. It appears to remain oblivious to the passage of time. It presents itself intact to the astonished eyes of travelers.
The city of Segovia Spain takes exceptional good care of its countless treasures. We will enjoy strolling through the Barrio de los Caballeros, the Jewish district and the Canonjias. Highlight of Segovia’s personalized tour will be the lunch in a notable restaurant in town where you can taste, if you wish, the famous and tender suckling pig of Segovia, roasted at 392º Fahrenheit in a wood-fired oven.
Avila Spain will greet us with its 11th. century Avila Wall that, like the Aqueduct of Segovia, is a Unesco’s World Heritage Site and an identity sign of the city. The Avila Wall covers an area of roughly 75acres and serves as protection to the historic old town providing a belt more than 2,500 meters long. The average height of the Avila Wall goes up to 13 yards. Its 88 towers, 2,500 battlements and 9 gates amaze the tourists. Aside from its walls, Avila Spain is famous for being the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, founder of the Order of Barefoot Carmelite Nuns, in which there were no social privileges of any kind, as it was usual in other nun orders. At the same time, she was a woman well ahead of her time and could be considered a pacific but persistent fighter for women’s rights. In our private tour we will visit all spots where she lived in Avila Spain to get deeper into the life of this admirable person.
At the end of our Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid private tour, you will be an expert in the Origins of Spain history.
|1 – 2 persons||SMALL VAN||766 €|
|3 – 4 persons||SMALL VAN||927 €|
|5 – 6 persons||BIG VAN||1068 €|
*Prices in euros per tour, not per person (21% VAT to be added)
TOUR PRICES (7-14 persons)
*Prices in euros per person (21% VAT to be added)
Less than 7 days before the Tour: 100% cancellation cost.
Length: 12 hours from Mondays to Sundays, in Private Car or De Luxe Coach.
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
Pick up / Drop off: Your hotel in Madrid.
Tickets: Price includes tickets to the Avila Wall.
Lunch: Including Gourmet Menu in Segovia’s best restaurants.
Driver: Your driver is licensed guide of Madrid and Art Historian.
Cancellations: before 8 days of the tour: NO penalization.
- Less than 7 days before the Tour: 100% cancellation cost.
Book this tour: Please fill in the contact form and we will contact you within 24 hours to confirm it.