- 11 hours
- Meal included
- Included Tickets
A unique experience through a trip to the Roman Empire to discover the secrets of a civilization that will surprise you. In cuenqueando we have developed this experience to enjoy the pleasure of traveling, getting to know all our unique corners, with the help of specialized guides.
- 8.30 Departure from Madrid
- Guided visit to the Archaeological Park of Segobriga
- 12:30 Visit to the Roman Mines of Lapis Specularis in Saceda del Rio
- 14:00 Lunch
- 16:00 Guided visit to the Roman Villa of Noheda
- 19:30 Arrival at origin
Segóbriga Archaeological Park. One of the most important vestiges of the Roman world. The city was the center of economic control and commercialization of the lapis specularis mines, known as the Crystal of Hispania, which allowed its economic boom and its monumentalization from the time of Augustus. One of the best examples of a Roman city in the interior of the peninsula and which was the center of lapis specularis mining, the true economic engine of the area in Roman times, something that is clearly reflected in the urban planning of the city itself. There are only 7 Roman cities in Spain that have a theatre, an amphitheater and a circus, and one of them is Segóbriga. We will be able to enjoy an ancient Roman theater and step on the sand of an authentic amphitheatre, as well as visit and see the route of some Roman baths.
Lapis Specularis mines. The crystal of Hispania, in the district of Saceda del Río. In small groups of about ten people, our guide will contextualize the value that this material gave to this region in other times. An authentic Roman mine, where the form and technique of exploitation of these centers, the lighting, the work process, etc. can be observed in a very visual way. These mines are located in an incomparable natural space that makes this visit the perfect tandem between natural and historical excursion.
Lunch in the ancient Roman city of Opta, present-day Huete.
The Roman Villa of Noheda. This luxurious Roman Villa from the 4th century AD, known as the Spanish Pompeii, houses the largest mosaic in the world. In the villa's triclinium, measuring 231m2, we find this unique mosaic both for its dimensions, for its state of conservation, and for its rich figurative scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the great wonders of the Roman world. Not surprisingly, Katherine Dunbabin, emeritus professor at Oxford University and one of the great experts in mosaic art, declared that it was "the most impressive mosaic she had seen in the entire Roman Empire."
Tour duration11 hours
Offered languagesSpanish / English
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Offer valid for reservations until 12/31/2023.
The indicated schedule is indicative, depending on the starting point.
Departures every day of the week except Monday and Tuesday.
Possibility of modifying the excursion at the client's request
The driver will pick you up at the agreed point. The guide will be waiting for you at your destination.
Reservations up to 2 days before, subject to availability.
Price specified for a group of 54 pax.
Departures from 4 adults.
Children under 3 years free if they do not occupy a place.
Maximum 2 children under 10 years of age per adult, the third and following will pay adult price
Reservations paying 30% of the amount up to 7 days before departure. Rest of the amount up to 7 days before.
Cancellation fees: 10% up to 5 days before the date of the excursion, 30% during the 5 days before. There will be no right to a refund in the event that the traveler does not show up at the departure of the trip or cancels less than 48 hours in advance.
The order of the activities can be altered, as well as the restaurants we go to, due to the logistics of the trip itself.
Price based on departures from Madrid, other origins consult.