Segovia And Avila Guided Day Tour From Madrid

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Calle de Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Unravel centuries of history visiting two of Spains oldest cities, where just by witnessing the majestic and well preserved Walls of Avila, and the monumental Roman Aqueduct of Segovia, will be worth the experience, and many other attractions on these two World Heritage Sites granted by UNESCO.


Comprehensive tour of the city

Comprehensive tour by bus/coach

Hotel pickup included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Be ready to drown in the rich Spanish history as you take a guided day tour from Madrid to two of Spain’s oldest cities - Segovia and Avila. Touring with a knowledgeable guide, you will be told about the historical, religious, and political importance of these two cities registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The first stop of your tour will be the Azoguejo square. Here, you will see the Segovia Aqueduct which dates way back to the 2nd Century, A.D. You will then be taken on a walking tour of the old town where you will pass by the Mayor Plaza. Known to be one of the most popular squares in Segovia, Mayor Plaza is surrounded by chic cafes, bars, and restaurants.

The next stop will be Cathedral of Segovia, wherein you will have 20 minutes to step into the Gothic cathedral and thoroughly discover it. Your guide will also provide you a lot of information about the cathedral during the stop. Your next stop in the day-trip from Madrid will make you step into a fairytale. The Alcázar of Segovia is a fortress that gives you a glimpse of Spain’s royalty during the olden days. You will be given a total of 30 minutes to explore the interiors of the castle while our guide tells you about its significance.

It is now time to make our way to Avila and pass by its historic walls. Built between the 11th and 14th centuries, these fortifications will leave you awe-inspired. Our next stop in the day-trip to Avila from Madrid is Basilica de San Vicente. The intricately built structure is said to be one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in Spain. We will be stopping for a duration of 10 minutes at this basilica. The guided day tour from Madrid to Segovia and Avila will end with our last stop at Iglesia-Convento de Santa Teresa in Avila.


Professional guide (bilingual)

Air-conditioned vehicle

Walking tour in both cities

Entry/Admission - Cathedral of Segovia

Entry/Admission - Alcazar de Segovia

Entry/Admission - Basilica de San Vicente


Food and drinks


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Convento de Santa Teresa

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

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  • 03-Jul-2019

    If you have the extra time in Madrid these cities are a great choice. Beautiful ruins and a lot of history. Our guide Tamara was good but I felt that the additional time of the commentaries in Spanish took away from the depth of background that could have been provided. OVERALL RECOMMENDED.

  • 17-Sep-2018

    Tour ran on time and the guide was very knowledgeable, lunch recommendation was also pretty good, enjoyed the trip very much.

  • 19-May-2018

    This tour provided us with an excellent day trip out of Madrid. Our guide, Catherine, had a large wealth of knowledge to share with us and at the same time, operated the tour with efficiency keeping us on-track at all times. We consider both Segovia and Avila a must see!

  • 16-Apr-2018

    We enjoyed this tour very much! the guide was excellent Tammy and gave us a very thorough explanation of what we were seeing, the history surrounding it, and it's significance both historically, religiously, or politically. both cities are very significant religious/political sites, and the tour revolves around viewing the historical buildings, art work, and infrastructure of a 12th century city. we were only 12 or 15 people in our group. The walking was difficult uphill, bad weather, high elevation in Avila so if you have older folks, you may want to reconsider. The reason I didn't give this tour 5 stars: The tour was supposed to be english speaking. there was one person added last minute who only spoke Spanish. Our tour guide wasted a great deal of our time saying everything in 2 languages. The young lady also was 35 minutes late back to the bus after lunch. This gave us very limited time in Avila, so we could not see The church of St. Theresa as Mass had already started by the time we arrived. The tour clearly states that anyone who is late will be left behind. I am very glad our tour guide did not do that, but I felt it was very rude of our joiner to not have followed directions, which were explained clearly to her in Spanish. This, along with a snow storm as we drove up the mountain to Avila limited our visit to about 1 hour there. She also did not always stay with the group, causing us to look for her a number of times as we moved on. Again, not the tour's fault per say, but if we had stuck with English only it would not have impacted much or at all. We did not take the lunch option, choosing a nice sit down space very near our meeting area. we had a fabulous lunch of Paella at a restaurant that had 2 Michelan stars. The others on our tour said their lunch option with the tour was very good too.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    I truly enjoyed the tour.

  • 28-Mar-2018

    Excellent tour.

  • 23-Mar-2018

    Definitely worth going to see the walled city of Avila and beautiful Segovia! Avila is a site that could be something straight out of 'Game of Thrones'! The aqueduct in Segovia is an engineering marvel and the Alcazar was great. We also enjoyed the gastronomic lunch, which was very good and included some great local favorites and a nice wine.

  • 28-Feb-2018

    Excellent--learned so much history and had beautiful weather to see the sights.

  • 18-Jan-2018

    The trip was quite good, worthwhile and informative.

  • 30-Nov-2017

    The locations visited were really, really cool. Our guide was the worst guide that we had during our 3 week vacation. She was nice but offered little if any insight or historical fact that I couldn't quickly glean from Wikipedia the tour again ended up being bi-lingual which in general down grades the tour. Also, Avila is this awesome, walled city and the extent of our time in Avila was to stop and take pictures of the city from a distant viewpoint to hear very basic Wikipedia type facts on the history of the city we then walked in and heard some information about a church and a convent and then left. I was very, very disappointed - we didn't even take time to climb the stairs to the top of the wall.

    The tour redeemed itself once we got to Segovia. The tour guide upped her game a bit and we spent a lot of time in Segovia to learn about the historical items there, including the Roman aqueduct. My wife and I found a wonderful place to have lunch.

    If the guide was more engaged and effective, particularly on the drive there, and if more time was spent in Avila, this tour would have been a 5.

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