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$102.81 Cultural & Theme Tours

Madrid to Avila and Segovia Sightseeing Tour with Lunch Option

Choose your preferred tour option when you book. Then, on the day, depart Madrid by air-conditioned coach and relax as you travel toward your first stop, Avila. On route, hear tales of this beautifully preserved medieval city, an important pilgrimage site for being the birthplace of the Spanish mystic, Saint Teresa, in the 16th century. Take in the fortress design and alabaster chapels of Avila Cathedral, and visit the Basilica of St Vincent, a sublime Romanesque church that houses the richly engraved tomb of the martyred saint also we will visit the Walls of Ávila, (On Mondays, form November 2018 to March 2019, we will visit inside of the Basilica of San Vicente due to the closure pf the Avila Walls). Back aboard your coach, continue to Segovia, a history-steeped city with Roman roots, set between the Eresma and Clamores rivers.Head into the elegant center, and admire the stunning, two-tiered Roman aqueduct, one of the best preserved ancient monuments in all Spain. Gaze in awe at the scale and symmetry of this engineering marvel, and learn how it was constructed without mortar during the 1st century AD, and consists of 166 arches and 120 pillars. Then, continue to the Alcazar, a spectacular 11th-century fortress-palace that was one of the inspirations behind the Walt Disney Cinderella castle. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed, 13th-century building as you hear how it served as a royal palace, prison and artillery college. Admire its distinctive turrets and courtyards, explore its artillery museum, and learn how Queen Isabella was crowned here in 1474. 
Next, see some of old Segovia’s other highlights, including Segovia Cathedral. The last Gothic cathedral to be built in Spain, this splendid church was finished in the 18th century and boasts a richly Gothic façade and unusually simple interior. Take free time for lunch (own expense) during your explorations. Alternatively, upgrade to enjoy either a simple tourist-style meal or a delicious gastronomic feast showcasing Segovian delicacies such as roasted suckling pig — the choice is yours! See the Itinerary for sample menus. After your time in Segovia, return to Madrid where your tour concludes at the start point. Itinerary Sample Menu (subject to change) Tourist Lunch: La Granja white beans Beef cooked 'Segovian style' Dessert Gastronomic Lunch La Granja white beans Roasted baby pig Segovian cake Mineral water, wine and coffee

$70 Cultural & Theme Tours

Avila and Salamanca Sightseeing Bus Tour from Madrid

Enjoy the scenery as you travel to two of Spain’s most beautiful cities, Avila and Salamanca.Drive to Salamanca as your guide sheds light on this UNESCO World Heritage Site, well known for its 12th-century university and glorious medieval and baroque architecture.Enter the historical center, and admire the sandstone-built Plaza Mayor, regarded as one of Spain’s most beautiful grand squares. Also see the Old and New Cathedrals and the exquisitely carved façade of the entrance to Salamanca University. Plus capture the splendid city views from Salamanca’s partly restored, arched Roman Bridge. Along the way, hear how UNESCO-listed Avila is one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval cities and still girded by its original walls. Discover why it’s known as the City of Stones and Saints, and admire the walls with their crenelated towers and gates.On arrival, explore some of Avila’s attractions with your guide, including the fortress-like cathedral, the Shrine to St. Vincent at the Basilica of St. Vincent.Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and to explore independently before your return to Madrid. Your tour then ends back in Madrid.

$85.48 Day Trips & Excursions

Avila and Segovia Guided Tour with Lunch Upgrade

Enjoy a complimentary pick up from your hotel to the departure point -only in selected hotels. Departure from Madrid at 9:00 am in an air conditioned motor coach, and through the beautiful Madrid mountain range to arrive in the old city of Avila. At arrival, you will start your walking tour in this medieval city, to admire its unique wall, the most well-preserved medieval wall in Europe, the Plaza Mayor, the outskirts of the Cathedral, the first Gothic cathedral raised in Spain, or the convent of Saint Therese, where she spent the most part of her life, and visit to the San Vicente basilica, a very important Romanesque monument. At mid morning, transportation to Segovia, to have a typical Castilian lunch -optional. If you do not wish to buy the lunch, you can enjoy a typical Spanish "tapa", accompanied by wine, water or soda -included. After lunch, walking tour in the narrow streets of Segovia, and visit to it´s Gothic Cathedral -one of the most beautiful in the country- and the Alzacar fortress, a fairy tale castle, and one of the images of our country.At mid afternoon, return to Madrid by air conditioned motor coach.

$86.64 Day Trips & Excursions

Segovia and Avila Guided Day Tour From Madrid

Discover two of the most important World Heritage Cities in Spain and mix them in this magnificent day-long visit.Starting  from our headquarters, we’ll drive to Segovia, visit the Aqueduct Square, the Town Hall Square, the Gothic Cathedral and of course the interior of the Alcázar of the 12th century, former fortified residence of the kings of Castile, as well as a walking tour through the city until lunchtime (optional lunch available)Then we’ll continue to Avila to walk through its old streets and admire the medieval wall, the exterior of the Cathedral, Mayor Square, and a short Teresian route through the Church of San Juan Bautista and the convent of Santa Teresa, in addition to entering the Basilica of San Vicente.Upon our return to Madrid, the visit will ends at Plaza España with Gran Vía.Optional Lunch:Tourist: White beans, Segovian style Stew veal and dessert (drinks not included)Gourmet: White beans, Roasted suckling pig, Segovian cake with ice cream, wine, mineral water and coffee. Vegetarian lunch available as well.

$738.35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Lisbon and Fátima Portugal 5-Night All-Inclusive Tour

1st Day (Tue.) MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA - PORTODeparture from JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation. 2nd Day (Wed.) PORTOBreakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". Accommodation. 3rd Day (Thu.) PORTO – COIMBRA – FATIMA Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation. 4th Day (Fri.) FATIMA – BATALHA - NAZARE – ALCOBAÇA - LISBONBreakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music. 5th Day (Sat.) LISBONBreakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel. 6th Day (Sun.) LISBON – CACERES – MADRIDDeparture to  Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICE.

$99.90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Avila and Salamanca UNESCO Sites with Madrid Walking Tour

The walking tour will start at the iconic Plaza Mayor. The Plaza Mayor is located in the center of Madrid, a few meters from the square of Puerta del Sol, and close to the High Street.Another interesting point on this tours is the Gran Via, you will visit the most famous street in the city of Madrid and knows the daily life of the people living in this city. Let amaze yourself with the colorful and spectacular source of trade.Equally fascinating is Puerta del Sol, the Metrópolis building, the Cibeles, the City Townhall or the Puerta de Alcalá. You will finish the tour at Retiro Park, where you will have some free time to enjoy it on your own.Schedule on a different day you will start the tour to Avila and Salamanca at Salamanca, you will have the opportunity to visit the patrimonial legacy with innumerable corners and details. Get to know the Plaza Mayor of Salamanca, which is characterized by its impressive baroque ornaments with details.. You will also have the chance to know the Cathedral. You will spend 3 hours in Salamanca before leaving to Avila.In Avila you will get to know the ramparts of Avila, San Vicente Shrine and the Cathedral. Spend time on your own and time with a guide to complete this amazing experience.