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From Madrid: Day Trip to Ávila and Salamanca w/ Guided Tour

1. From Madrid: Day Trip to Ávila and Salamanca w/ Guided Tour

Explore the area surrounding Madrid with visits to Ávila and Salamanca on a guided tour. Enjoy tours of both of these historic cities and choose between private and shared tour options. Depart from Madrid in an air-conditioned bus and make your way to Salamanca first. Explore its charming streets and discover the most famous tourist attractions, including the Plaza Mayor, characterized by its impressive Baroque ornamentation and its cathedral. After visiting Salamanca and its cathedral, travel to Ávila to explore this dynamic city. Discover the famous Medieval Walls of Ávila, San Vicente's Shrine, and the Cathedral of Ávila, among other tourist attractions.

Salamanca Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide. Spanish

2. Salamanca Sightseeing Walking Tour with Local Guide. Spanish

The meeting point is in Plaza Mayor, in front of the Tourist Office. There the visit begins and it will continue to view the House of Shells, the Pontifical University and the Clergy, the University and its beautiful facade, the Courtyard of Escuelas Menores and the surprising Sky of Salamanca (interior included), we enter to visit the University (5€ per person) with a classroom that preserves the furniture from the 16th century and the impressive library. Finally, we will enter the two Cathedrals: the New and the Old (5€ per person). And in your free time you will have special prices to continue discovering the city in your own way!

eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

3. eSIM Europe and UK for Travelers

Whether you're a traveler exploring the UK or embarking on a multi-country European adventure, an eSIM card ensures you're always connected. Enjoy instant mobile delivery and 1- to 30-day coverage options with 500 MB to 10 GB. This eSIM is ideal for modern travelers using devices like the iPhone or other smartphones supporting the eSIM feature. Enjoy the convenience of prepaid coverage in all major European destinations with uninterrupted connectivity and no surprises. This eSIM covers the following locations: Austria (Österreich) Belgium (Belgien) Bulgaria (Bulgarien) Cyprus (Zypern) Croatia (Kroatien) Denmark (Dänemark) Estonia (Estland) Finland (Finnland) France (Frankreich) Germany (Deutschland) Greece (Griechenland) Hungary (Ungarn) Ireland (Irland) Iceland (Island) Italy (Italien) Latvia (Lettland) Lithuania (Litauen) Luxembourg (Luxemburg) Malta Norway (Norwegen) Netherlands (Niederlande) Poland (Polen) Portugal Slovakia (Slowakei) Slovenia (Slowenien) Spain (Spanien) United Kingdom (Vereinigtes Königreich) Czech Republic (Tschechische Republik) Romania (Rumänien) Sweden (Schweden) Switzerland (Schweiz) Ukraine

Salamanca: Cathedral of Salamanca Ticket with Audio Guide

4. Salamanca: Cathedral of Salamanca Ticket with Audio Guide

Discover the majestic beauty of the Cathedral of Salamanca with this ticket and audio guide experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history and architectural wonders of this iconic Spanish landmark, considered one of the most impressive Gothic cathedrals in Europe. As you enter the cathedral, be prepared to be awe-struck by its soaring vaulted ceilings, intricate stone carvings, and dazzling stained glass windows. The audio guide, available in multiple languages, will be your knowledgeable companion throughout the visit, providing fascinating insights into the cathedral's remarkable features and captivating anecdotes about its past. Explore the cathedral at your own pace, following the suggested route outlined in the audio guide. Marvel at the intricate detail of the altarpiece, a true masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance art. Admire the exquisite craftsmanship of the choir stalls and the grandeur of the transept. Don't forget to take a moment to gaze at the magnificent retablo Mayor, an impressive 53-panel altarpiece that is one of the highlights of the cathedral. As you wander through the cathedral's different chapels, each with its unique architectural style and decorative elements, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and devotion that went into creating this sacred space. Learn about the cathedral's role as a center of learning and spirituality, and discover the legends and stories that surround it. You'll have the flexibility to explore the cathedral at your own pace, lingering at the sights that captivate you the most. Take your time to soak in the serene atmosphere, to marvel at the play of light through the stained glass, and to reflect on the centuries of history contained within these sacred walls. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply a curious traveler, a visit to the Cathedral of Salamanca is an experience not to be missed. Book your ticket and audio guide today and embark on a journey through time and beauty in one of Spain's most cherished cultural landmarks.

Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

5. Salamanca: Monuments and Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

Get the perfect introduction to Salamanca's history and monuments on this guided walking tour. Admire the unique sandstone architecture of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the cathedral, and university buildings. Meet your guide in the sprawling Plaza Mayor and admire the square's restaurants and traditional Baroque architecture. Continue to the Clerecía, another classic example of Baroque architecture, to admire its bell towers and cloisters. Next, admire the facade of the Casa de las Conchas (shell house), a Gothic-style building covered in ornate shells. Continue through the patios of the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in the Hispanic world. Finally, visit a hidden building to admire the Sky of Salamanca, a beautiful ceiling painting, before finishing your tour with a visit to the old and new cathedral. With the extended tour, you can choose two extra monuments to visit. Choose from the historic university buildings, St. Stephen's Convent, the medieval cathedral towers, or the Monastery of the Dueñas or Las Claras.

Salamanca: Local Legends Evening Walking Tour in Spanish

6. Salamanca: Local Legends Evening Walking Tour in Spanish

Explore Salamanca at sunset in a different way. Curiosities and legends. We will also see underground galleries and a very interesting "snow well". We will start in Plaza Mayor, full of life in this typical university city. We will visit one of the most beautiful and unknown courtyards of the city in the Palacio de la Salina. We will walk to see romantic palaces, the beautiful plateresque facade of the convent of San Esteban, towers, gardens and citywalls. And we will go into some subterranean galleries and a snow well to discover secrets of Salamanca. All this and much more, through popular stories and legends to learn more about Salamanca and never forget it.

Salamanca: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

7. Salamanca: Guided Sightseeing Tour by Bicycle

Join a guided tour of Salamanca by bike and discover this Spanish city while being active. See the Old and New Cathedral, the Roman Bridge, and other important sights, and learn about the city's history from your guide. Meet your guide in the heart of Salamanca and set out to explore the city on the back of a bicycle. See the Tormes River and the ancient Roman bridge that crosses one of its widest stretches. Listen as your guide explains the significance of these important sights. Then, continue your tour as you pedal through the city to see Monterrey's Palace, Casa de las Conchas, the Salamanca Cathedral, and finally, the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in the Hispanic world. Your tour comes to an end near the university, offering you the option of continuing to explore Salamanca on foot. 

Salamanca: Monterrey Palace Audio-Guided Tour

8. Salamanca: Monterrey Palace Audio-Guided Tour

Discover the secrets of the Palace of Monterrey on a tour with an with a self-guided tour. Learn about the Monterrey family who first lived there and the House of Alba who owns it now. Visit their most intimate quarters, including rooms that they use daily. Marvel at an important collection of art and furniture while enjoying a fusion of music, voices, and images. Finish the tour with a panoramic view of Salamanca from one of its fortified towers. For a more comprehensive experience, select the tour that includes the kitchens and servants' quarters for the chance to see the palace through the eyes of the staff throughout history. Discover their way of life by walking through the corridor of servant rooms and other areas that are still used by Palace staff today. Stop by the kitchen where you’ll discover some of the recipes favored by the House of Alba.

Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

9. Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Salamanca with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-4 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Salamanca Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

10. Salamanca Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

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Excellent tour with very knowledgeable guide. You visit cathedral and university from inside. This is a must tour when visiting Salamanca for the first time. The same guides do an other tour in the afternoon which shows you other half of the town. We did both tours on the same day: highly recommended <3

Alexia is amazing. We were fortunate to be the only two people that morning, so we were able to ask so many more questions than we had originally anticipated. Alexia is highly knowledgeable and incredibly friendly which made for a intellectually fun and engaging tour. Brava! I highly recommend.

It would have been nicer if the bus has a free wifi and if there is separate for english tour as it is tiring for the guide to do it in Spanish and then english. So I understand if the guide will not explain it fully in english.

Miguel knows an incredible amount t of information about Salamanca. But, his passion for each topic makes the tour very interesting. You’ll want to spend more time with Miguel.

Martoke did great. She showed us around in a light-hearted manner and had a lot to tell us. I could have gone on for hours. Highly recommended!