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Well worth the day trip!! Beautiful places (truly like a Fairy tale), and interesting history. our Guide, Anna, made the trip fun, not rushed (even though you are on a tight schedule to see everything in a day). Anna's cadence for explainations went in sentences, not in paragraphs - 2 or 3 sentences in Spanish repeated in English, then visa versa, so that no one lost interest between the two, making the history very enjoyable. Get the lunch option; the roasted pig and lamb offered with this trip was wonderful with generous portions of food and wine. Be prepared to walk -a lot- on cobblestone roads and walkways. HINT: wear comfortable, flat shoes.We watched a young lady twist her ankle in the wrong shoes -ruined her trip and disrupted everyone elses!! Have fun and Safe Travels
Amazing tour wish it could have been longer it is a wonderful experience seeing such lovely ancient cities. regards Robyn W
Both cities are a short bus ride out of Madrid and the scenery heading to Avila (the first stop) was really beautiful. Jorge, our amazing guide, had so much information to share that really made the journey meaningful and fun. He conducted a bi-lingual tour (Spanish and English) which was really impressive. I felt as though I had enough time in each city to enjoy it (I wish I had maybe a little more time in Avila), but this trip is definitely worth making if you have time while in Madrid.
There is a lot of walking involved in this tour,mostly uphill,but well worth the effort. The walled city of Avila,Sergovia and the Alcazar were lovely. Fantastic scenery,the countryside and snowcapped mountains were beautiful.Take a warm coat and scarf no matter what time of year you go.It is also quite a long day,so maybe take water bottles also. Our guide Arthur,was good. We had plenty of time on our own in Sergovia to explore and take photos. The wall is certainly impressive.Dont miss this tour.
We had a fantastic time on this two centre tour. It was well paced and full of interesting gems - from the impressive walls of Avila to the wondrous aquaduct of Segovia. Our guide had a lovely, gentle way about him and we never felt rushed even though we covered lots of ground on the day. The scenery, the history, the whole experience was wonderful. We thoroughly recommend this great trip.
Excellent tour. Arthur was a great guide. Although I think Avila could be missed and the entire day spent in Segovia.
This tour involves a lot of walking and I managed it because the guide suggested we get a taxi for one part (broke my leg 11 weeks before tour and was using a walker). The guide, was very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. The tour information was given in both English and Spanish. We booked the included lunch and it was 3 courses and very good. We were even offered seconds on the suckling pig!
Great tour. The guide was terrific. Would have liked a little more time to explore on our own.
This is a fantastic tour, a must do when in madrid. The segorvian lunch was excellent and very good and knowledgable guide.
Great tours. worth the money. your guide was informative. Beautiful cities and we had extra time for shopping.
The tour guide(Carmen) was extremely knowledgeable and communicated well to us in English. It was a great way to see more of spain.
It is very difficult to describe the emotions I experienced looking at a Roman aqueduct. That this edifice has stood for 2 millennia with no mortar is a marvel. The Cathedral in Segovia as well as the walls of Avila make this tour well worth the trip. I must also commend our guide Jorge for his knowledge and organizational skills in keeping the tour moving.
The tour guide, Jorge, was fantastic. he was extremely knowledgable and told you enough about all the sites without over doing it.
I think this one of the highlights of out trip to Spain..
Highly recommend this tour
It was a great tour and i recommend to everyone who is interested to go :)
However, i recommend that the tour guide to be more friendly and patience.
Great day trip! We met the group at a very convenient location in Madrid to begin our trip. The bus was very comfortable. The tour guide was excellent and we did not feel rushed in any way. They made plenty of stops for refreshments and bathroom facilities. We had the "tourist" lunch with the group and the food was excellent. We had gone to Toledo the day before on our own, but we really enjoyed joining the tour group. I highly recommend.