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Absolutely loved the trip and would use this company again for future.
If you like medieval cities, this is for you. there is no place else with 88 bastions and full city walls as in Avila. Segovia Alcazar is the model for Rapunzel putting down her hair. The largest Roman aqueduct in the world? this isn't Disney nor Vegas but the Real Thing. It's a long ride, bring a newspaper, dont expect too much about St. Teresa in Avila, the guide could have even read us a few words of her writing on the bus or explained why she is a Doctor of the Church - because she Wrote. In Segovia you get some hours free - or to have the lunch - we got the tourist lunch because I was afraid of having a baby piglet on my plate but I saw it was just a baby pig's 'knuckle' also tough to get the meat off - tourist version was good old pulled pork tasty - otherwise both had same good lentil soup and same peas/carrots but the gastronomic version also had a lettuce salad and a bit of cake to go with the ice creams. beware no drinks are included.the Alcazar is lovely as all are..and the Cathedral. guide was professional - a few lingerers she saw in Avila, so in Segovia the post-lunch Cathedral tour started promptly and were told to meet at Alcazar if coming late. These are must sees Avila and Segovia. An easy way to see both. Probably you could stay in Segovia and go home on the next day's tour. Ask. many hours in the bus. They could play Spanish music....or the guide could read a bit of Don Qichote or St. Teresa to pass the time.
it was a beautiful and interesting trip well organised .We had a very good guide .She knew a lot of the history . We hope in the future to do another trip with your organisation.
Henriette and Roland De Raeve
I enjoyed this tour, especially the history and old quaint towns. Avila is a small walled town from 13th century, whilst Segovia is bigger with many restaurants and cafes for lunch as well as a beautiful old 15th century castle. Our guide was very knowledgeable however he did conduct the tour both in English and Spanish so patience was needed at times. He led the group very well. We had a new air-conditioned coach for transport and the group size was around 25 (possibly smaller today because it is sunday).
Wow, the scenery and the ambience was great. The escort was very polite, patient and knowledgable of the two cities. Great day :)
Wonderful, through exhausting day. I'd forgotten how tough the cobblestones are on the feet and legs! But our guide was so knowledgeable and especially Segovia is not to be missed. This was also a good value, with so much included.
Great tour with enough time to enjoy all the sites. The lunch was very good too.
Excellent tour. Our favorite was the aqueduct and the Segovia Alcazar - quite a history there. Our guide, Amalia, from Julia Tour was great and knowledgeable.
excellent and an hour and a half for lunch enabled you to find your own lunch eatery there being a great choice.i loved this tour and wanted to spend much more time here
Tour bus was very clean and comfortable. Our tour guide Cynti was very knowledgeable and her English was very understanding. We had enough time to explore the area. I opted out for the lunch on tour package. We found a nice restaurant off of the main square. The "il Tempietto ristorante" have very good prices and food.i would recommend this tour to others. With or without the lunch package.