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Great tour of two historical sites. Be prepared for a lot of walking.
Jorge, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, made things interesting and kept the momentum going. He narrated in three languages, but where most multi-lingual guides will begin a narrative as the topic site passes by; Jorge began his narrative well before we reached the site so that all three language participants knew ABOUT the site AT the site and not after the fact. We opted for the Gourmet Segovian lunch and were glad we did. It was more than we could consume and unfortunately doggy bags were not in vogue. The highlight of the tour was the Roman Aqueduct and Jorge generally explained the technical elements from construction technique to the engineering feat that it is. This tour is strongly recommended and hopefully, you will have Jorge as our guide.
Wonderful tour guide and the tour was definitely worth the price.
Loved the two cities we visited. Both had excellent and authentic sites from the past. I wish we could have walked a little of the wall, but the guide said no. The lunch package was delicious. The bus was comfortable and driven with skill. Having been to other countries, visiting Spain was at the top of my list.
Everything about this day trip was great. Could not fault and was good value for money. To see the cathedrals, the castle, and the roman aqueduct in real life was amazing. I learnt so much about the history from our guide - she spoke English really well and had so much information to share. Great.
The guide, Carmen, was both nice and knowledgeable, and the trip was extremely pleasant. Of the two lunch options offered, I recommend the slightly more expensive "gastronomico", for you get a really good value for your money (the first-class-quality Segovian suckling pig, wine etc.). Segovia is really special. The view from within the Alcazar is stunning and the aqueduct really amazing.
What a thrill to see a huge Roman aqueduct right in Segovia itself! It was built entirely without cement, and the stones were crafted to appear square, but each one slopes slightly so the water will flow. For lunch (included) many of us chose the option of a typical Segovian meal, which was excellent and plentiful. The local gastronomy is meat-heavy, with lamb and suckling pig as the main elements. We visited an impressive royal palace (Alcazar) in Segovia and the guide was very informative about Spanish kings and queens, especially Ferdinand and Isabella. There were busts of all the rulers around the walls of one room, near the ceiling.
St Teresa of Avila is probably the best-known personage connected with Avila. She was an educated woman who chose the life of the convent over the difficult life (and early death in childbirth) of married women at that time. In pre-Christian times, there was a cult of bull-worship in the area. Statues of bulls were placed in cemeteries to protect the dead. This tour was very interesting in demonstrating the long and diverse history of occupation in the region, and for the excellent historical commentary by the guide.
It was amazing !! Learned so much from our guide Carmen. She was thorough and patient. We were also blessed with great weather.
This was another well organised and operated tour. The guide was extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the cathedrals and monuments as well as really knowing her Spanish history. We had free time to explore in Segovia, and the aqueduct and alcazar were amazing.
Great tour - our tour guide, Nuria, was fantastic! The only negative was there was no time for shopping in Segovia if you booked the lunch. Otherwise, my mother, sister and I thought that the tour was wonderful!
This was an amazing full day tour. Highly recommend the traditional lunch. We were lucky enough to have a group of tourist from all over the world and had great conversations.