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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
  • Bilingual 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 492 reviews

Review summary

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

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This was a great value for money. The best part about this trip was the tour guide, Robert, who was extremely accomodating and had great insight and knowledge into the history and culture of the places. His English was very good and he did storytelling in a passionate, captivating way.

November 17, 2022

The tour guides were excellent for the most part. In Segovia, they split the group into two, one for those who speak English and one for those who speak Spanish. When we got to Avila we only had one guide. The guide did a good job switching from Spanish to English, however there were some descriptions of sights that were never translated to English, and some when translated seemed much shorter explanations than in Spanish. Luckily, i know some Spanish and could follow along enough when needed. However, I still think they did a great job navigating a group of 50+ people who speak different languages. I wish we had more time in both areas and I wish I saw more. Avila felt particularly short, maybe 45 minutes. If I had known what I know now, I would have tried to do each as their own tour. I would recommend to go on your own for lunch and not buy the lunch. The views and sites at both places were like no other. So I would recommend to go on a tour and visit these places!

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October 30, 2022

It is a very quick tour and has to be, taking in two cities in a day. the good points were the speedy transfers between stops and the sights on show. on the negative side, the coach was cramped and uncomfortable for taller people, while on the Avila leg of the excursion we were left with one guide to 70 people, explaining everything in Spanish and then English which slowed everything down.

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October 29, 2022

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