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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
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • WiFi Onboard
  • Official Guide
  • Visit to Avila and Segovia with Radio Guide and headphones
  • Ticket to the Basilica de San Vicente de Avila
  • Tickets to the Cathedral of Segovia
  • Tickets to the Alcazar of Segovia
  • Church of St. Teresa of Jesus
  • 1 Aperitif
  • 1 Drink
  • Lunch
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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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 366 reviews

Review summary

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

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This trip was a beautiful day trip in the country with some interesting history lessons. Our guide Raffa was an encyclopaedia full of information - all you had to was ask if you wanted to know more and Raffa would provide you with more than expected - along with his jovial personality. This trip was well worth it.

September 9, 2022

Rafael was a fabulous guide, he shared so much knowledge, not only of Avila & Sergovia but also history & landmarks along the journey. We had free time to exlpore the cities as well as so much information during the guided parts of the tour. Most definitely a tour to do if you are visiting Madrid

September 8, 2022

I would have liked more historical information about the places visited, beyond “this is to the right, that is to the left”… For the rest, the two cities are a spectacular thing!!! Suggestion: avoid doing the tour on Sunday, because in addition to what there are more people, in the churches it is mass day and the visits are very short so as not to interrupt the worship!!! Aurora our guide was super friendly and answered whoever asked her questions!!

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September 4, 2022

Product ID: 409545