Segovia is an enchanting city with a picturesque Old Town and a number of historic sites that has earned it the distinction of being named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the very center of town visitors can marvel at a Roman aqueduct that was built in the 1st C. and is considered one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive works of engineering. You can also tour a 16th C. Gothic cathedral that was the last one built in Spain, and wander through a 12th C. castle that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. It is said that the Alcázar was one of the inspirations for Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
The best way to explore this city is to take a walking tour with a local guide who will tell you about Segovia’s history, including how a Roman aqueduct built in the 1st C. without any mortar can still be standing today.
On this 4 hour private tour you can explore the main sites in this historic city, including the iconic Aqueduct and Alcázar Castle. Your guide will customize the tour to include the sites that are of most interest to you. A suggested itinerary could include visits to the following sites:
- Roman Aqueduct
- Alcázar Castle
- Gothic Cathedral
- La Muralla (ramparts)
- Iglesia de Vera Cruz
- Iglesia San Esteban
- Iglesia de San Martín
- Judería (Jewish Quarter) and the old Main Synagogue
- Plaza Mayor
- Casa de los Picos
2019 Prices (for up to 8 participants) and other info:
- US $370 – Monday through Friday (start time from 9:00-10:00am or 2:00-3:00pm)
- US $430 – Saturday, Sunday and Holidays (start time from 9:00-10:00am or 2:00-3:00pm)
- Price includes a tour with an official licensed guide for 4 hours
- Price does not include entrance fees and transportation costs (if any), which are extra
- Tours with more than 2 participants: Multiple taxis will be needed to get to the city center
- Common languages available: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German
- Gratuities are not included and are at the discretion of the client
- Prices are subject to change
Segovia is well known for its cuisine and signature dishes such as Cochinillo Asado (roast suckling pig), giant broad beans from La Granja, and Sopa Castellana (garlic soup), so be sure to ask your guide to recommend some of their favorite restaurants to you.
For more information and reservations, contact us.
Photo credit: Bernard Gagnon
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