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Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

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Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

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Visit the historic cities of Segovia and Avila on a day trip from Madrid. Enjoy a guided tour of the most iconic monuments of these UNESCO World Heritage Centres, with entrance fees included.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Itinerary
9 hours
  • Madrid

  • Ávila (guided tour)

  • Walls of Avila

  • Basílica de San Vicente

  • Ávila Cathedral

  • Break, free time

  • Segovia (guided tour)

  • Aqueduct of Segovia

  • Plaza Mayor, Segovia

  • Segovia Cathedral

  • Alcázar of Segovia

  • Madrid

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Step back in time as you venture into Spain's rich and fascinating history
  • Take a day trip from Madrid to one of the last walled cities in Europe, Avila
  • Visit the birthplace of Saint Teresa, the Roman Catholic Church's great reformer
  • Explore the Alcazar of Segovia and spot its resemblance to a Walt Disney castle
  • See the Aqueduct of Segovia, the pinnacle of engineering for the Roman Empire
Full description

Take a day trip from Madrid to visit two of Spain's oldest cities, Avila and Segovia. Explore the rich history of these UNESCO-listed cities with a guide. Admire Avila's walls, cathedral, and Basilica of San Vicente. Then continue to Segovia's Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, and Alcazar fortress.

Drive for an hour from Madrid and find yourself in Avila. See the stunning 11th-century walls surrounding the city. These fortifications are the most complete in all of Spain. Next, visit the interior of the Basilica of San Vicente to see the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the country.

Pass by the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral. At your next stop, enter the church-convent of Saint Teresa of Jesus that was built by the Order of the Discalced Carmelites in the 17th century, supposedly in the same place where Saint Teresa of Avila was born.

Following the visit to Avila, enjoy free time to have wine, beer, soft drinks, and an aperitif, or continue exploring the city on your own. Regroup at 2 PM to head to the city of Segovia.

Begin your tour of Segovia with a visit to its main symbol, the Roman Aqueduct, as evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms. Pass by the Casa de los Picos, Plaza de Juan Bravo and Plaza Mayor.

Arrive at the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and of San Frutos. Enter to see its size, elegance, and blend of late Gothic style and Renaissance features, to understand why it's called the Lady of the Cathedrals.

Finally, go into the Fortress of the Alcazar of Segovia, a medieval castle, located on a rocky crag at the confluence of 2 rivers near the Sierra de Guadarrama. Witness one of Spain's most distinctive castle-palaces by virtue of its shapes, such as the bow of a ship. After the visit, start the trip back to Madrid in a comfortable bus.

Includes
  • Entry tickets & places visited
    • Basílica de San Vicente entry ticket

    • Alcázar of Segovia entry ticket

    • Segovia Cathedral entry ticket

    • Convent of Santa Teresa de Jesus visit

  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: Spanish, English

  • Transport
    • Transport by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Non-alcoholic drink, aperitif

  • Equipment
    • Headset to hear the guide better

Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 531 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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We visited in Avila the Cathedral,Basílica, Church of St Teresa where she was born. After an hour of lunch break where tapas and drink was part of our package. To our surprise we could choose any drink from hot chocolate to wine or beer. You can order more food if you like but we chose to spend the time exploring on our own. After lunch we moved on to Segovia where we went to Cathedral, Alcazar and aqueduct. Enough time was given to take photos and walk around the souvenir shops. Our tour guide Rafael was the best! Entertaining as well as informative, we broke into smaller groups with thus could easily follow our guide and ask questions when needed. His English is clear. In the bus you get to hear both Spanish and English but actual tour only in English which we really appreciated.

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December 1, 2022

This company is not worthy of a review. Aside from meeting in an alleyway To get the bus, the mass confusion of where to go and the lack of leaving Time for travelers to enjoy the town on your own (15 minutes) the tour guides We’re too focused on matters not dealing with the tour itself.

November 29, 2022

This is a great way to see two cities in one day. The pace moves pretty fast but it is necessary in order to see the prime places. If you have time and really want to get immersed in each city you need to stay the night but this is the best option for a day trip. Bus was comfortable and safe. The guides, ours was Raphael, are really great and informative. Although you are with others, you could meet some really nice people like we did which enhanced the experience.

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November 11, 2022

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