Wheelchair Accessible Tour in La Granja and Segovia
Join us on this amazing private Wheelchair Accessible Tour in La Granja and Segovia.
This tour is targeted for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility and their families. We make it easy for you. On tour, you will travel safe and comfortably and will move at the same pace as the rest of your family.
We use a private wheelchair accessible minivan. This excursion involves some walking/rolling.
This private tour starts at your hotel in Madrid at 9am. Segovia and La Granja Palace are about 1 hour drive from Madrid (90 km). The return to Madrid is scheduled at about 7pm.
Go back in time and let yourself be amazed by the spectacular fountains of La Granja Palace, the magnificent Alcazar or the impresive aqueduct of Segovia!
Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso
Our first stop of this Wheelchair Accessible Tour in La Granja and Segovia will be The Royal Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso.
This beautiful Palace is located in the province of Segovia. It was built in 1721 in the name of Philip V of Spain (the first Bourbon king) who had a fondness of French-style palaces. Since it was built, it’s been the summer residence of various Spanish kings and queens.
The palace and was designed in the late baroque style by French architects who had previously worked on Versailles.
What makes La Granja impressive are the gardens, probably the most extensive of the royal palaces in Spain. The main garden comes down a small hill towards the palace, and it is full of fountains that have a lot of water that flow towards the palace by gravity. The palace overlooks the gardens and from inside the palace one has a good view of the gardens.
Although water conservation efforts normally dictate limited operation, there are several days each year when all the fountains are pressed into service and visitors can enjoy the gardens as they were meant to be. The fountains are turned on only once a week. Their gives more details on this website.
The second stop of our tour will take place in Segovia. This city is one of the most famous historical sites of Spain.
Segovia is a a must-see city due to its collection of historical monuments along with its beauty. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1985 Sights to visit: The Aqueduct, the Cathedral, the Alcazar of Segovia and the Royal Street.
We will stop for lunch in Segovia before we continue our visit. Segovia is well known for its delicious roast suckling pig (Cochinillo Asado). Restaurants cook the pig in a special oven with natural wood maintaining the old way and the real flavor.
Segovia is a city that elegantly fuses the best traits of its Roman and medieval past. Visitors flock to see the ancient roman aqueduct and the towering spires of the Alcazar, such a fine structure that it was a key inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle.
The Cathedral is notable for being the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain, and considered one of the finest ecclesiastic examples of the style in the country.
The Alcázar stands out as an awesome archetype of Gothic castle design. Historically, it served as a favorite residence of the Castilian monarchs.
Join us on this amazing Wheelchair Accessible Tour in La Granja and Segovia. This private excursion starts and finishes in Madrid city centre. This is a barrier-free private tour targeted for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility and their families.
Accessible Madrid has been successful in winning the award for Accessible Tour Operator of the Year – Spain 2017 in the Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards sponsored by The luxury Travel Guide.