Tour days: Thursday-Saturday
Collection points: 09.00, Spain Square
“Amenities & Services” Includes bilingual Tour Guide and Private Bus (VIP bus available at an additional cost). Please note: translations are in english or spanish and up request we can organise other languages.
Duration: 8 hours
We travel west across the Sierra de Guadarrama to the old city of Segovia, for a tour of the ancient Roman aqueduct which has become the symbol of the city. We will visit the Alcazar (Castle) of Segovia, which was the model for the fairy tale castles of Walt Disney. It was the residence of Queen Isabella the Catholic, the instigator of the Jewish expulsion from Spain. We will visit the home of Avraham Shneour, Isabella’s finance minister and confidant, and hear fascinating stories. We will also tour the ancient Cathedral of the city, then make our way to the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja (a copy of the gardens at Versailles), where we will have a guided tour before returning to Madrid.