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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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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

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 601 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.4/5

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We really enjoyed the whole experience. We had enough time to get to see both cities. The whole organization was on point. The bus we travelled was new, clean and very comfy. Our tour guide (Raffael) was a nice guy, he spent the whole time with us telling the history of both towns. It was nice that we had tickets to some tourist sites included in the overall price.

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January 17, 2023

What a great experience! Rafael was incredibly knowledgeable, caring and charismatic (+ our loyal driver Henrique). I thought the day/time was very well organized - it was the perfect amount of time to visit two towns into one trip. Keep in mind that these towns are much colder than Madrid this time of year, so plan accordingly!

January 16, 2023

This tour gives a good overview of Avila and Segovia! We went to all the main tourist spots such as the basilica in Avila and the aqueduct in Segovia. There were times we wanted to stay longer at a place but the tour group was moving so we felt like we couldn’t stop. This is a downside of almost all guided tours. The pace is fast since there are so many places to see in a limited amount of time (plus transportation time). If you are someone who wants to see the main sights in each city, then I would recommend this tour. If you’re someone who really likes to take their time when sightseeing, perhaps an independent trip would be better. Cristina, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable, funny, and personable. She communicated clearly with us about where to go, where to meet, when to meet, etc. I felt the organization and execution of the tour was good for the amount of sights we fit in in one day.

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December 11, 2022

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