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From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

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Discover Avila and Segovia in this guided tour from Madrid. See the Roman Aqueduct and the Alcazar in Segovia and take in Avila’s medieval walls dating from the 11th century.

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

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Avila and Segovia, Heritage of Mankind cities, on a day trip from Madrid
  • Admire Avila’s medieval walls, Muralla de Ávila, dating from the 11th century
  • Soak up the atmosphere of a historic Spanish city with a Segovia guided tour
  • Wander the streets and visit important sites like the Aqueduct and Cathedral
  • Go inside the Alcázar of Segovia with a guide to admire its architecture
Full description

Embark on a full-day guided tour to the UNESCO-listed cities of Avila and Segovia from Madrid aboard an air-conditioned bus. Marvel at Avila's cathedral and most emblematic monuments on a walking tour. Sep inside the Alcazar of Segovia with entrance tickets and a guide.

Take a walking tour of Avila, one of Spain’s oldest cities. Marvel at its well-preserved, castle-like walls dating from the 11th century. Enter the old quarters which house important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Walk by the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, admdire the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the central town square of Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Saint Teresa. Then, continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. Soak in its rich architectural heritage by following your guide to the Gothic-style Cathedral.

Finally, cross the Canonjías neighborhood until you come to the Alcazar of Segovia, one of the most spectacular fortresses in all of Spain. After admiring its exterior, step inside to discover its legends and glorious past.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Official guide
  • Walking tour of Avila
  • Walking tour of Segovia
  • Alcazar entry ticket
  • Audio Headset
  • Food and drinks (unless the option is selected)
  • Entry tickets to monuments (unless specified)
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

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Meeting point

Make your way to the activity provider's, VPT Tours, office to redeem your ticket at the front desk. Closest public transportation: Bus: line 74 Metro: Plaza España Station (lines 3 and 10) and Ventura Rodriguez Station (line 3)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring your own headphones (wire headphones 3.5) to make the tour of the Alcazar in Segovia. In case you do not own your own headphones, these will be lent to you by the supplier. They are disinfected after each use.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 301 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Maite was a superb guide, very knowledgeable and super friendly. Swift bus ride, lots of incredible views, and lots of things to learn. Thanks. I would have wished that the company had a restroom for clients. It is outrageous that for a day trip they would not have facilities at their offices for their clients.

August 4, 2022

Fernando is the best guide I had so far. Prepared nice and efficient. Is not easy to meet deadlines with 44 people. I didn’t give 5 star for the Avila part of the day tour. Is missing a view point to see the main attraction of the city the, the walls. I had a brilliant day and I learnt a lot. Thank you.

July 24, 2022

Generally speaking, I would recommend the trip. The tour guide was very professional and informative. Most of our group was Spanish speaking, so I was able to hear all the historic info in Spanish, then again in English in case I missed anything. As for transportation, except for the somewhat uncomfortable bus seats, the trip was fine, if a bit short. The description for the excursion said 9 hours, but we returned sooner than that by almost an hour. There were a couple of moments I felt I was being rushed. For lunch, I purchased the plan with a typical, I assumed Spanish, lunch. The food was good but I was very disappointed that the "typical lunch" included an American grade school cafeteria, canned mixed fruit cup. When I asked if it was a typical dessert of the city, of course the waitress said no. I traveled across the ocean to experience new cultural things, including food. If I want typical American cafeteria food, I could have stayed state side and gone to the store for a can.

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July 22, 2022

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