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From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip

4.6 / 5

27 reviews

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip

From £43.70 per person

Discover the monuments and historic sites in Avila and Segovia on a guided excursion from Madrid. Spend the day learning about the history of the cities. See the Roman Aqueduct 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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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit historic Avila and Segovia, Heritage of Mankind cities
  • Marvel at Segovia’s magnificent Roman Aqueduct
  • Admire Avila’s medieval walls, dating from the 11th century
Full description
Avila is one of Spain’s oldest cities, and surrounded by well-preserved walls dating from the 11th century, it resembles an immense castle. The old quarters are home to a number of important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral, which is also fortified. On this full-day excursion from Madrid, you’ll see the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Ste. Therese. Continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. The elegant Cathedral, and its Alcazar fortress, the most spectacular castle in Spain, are among the highlights. Both Avila and Segovia are listed as Heritage of Mankind cities.
Includes
  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Live tour guide
  • Food (can be booked as an add-on)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
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

Bus terminal, Calle Ferraz, 3 Bus: line 74 Metro: Plaza España Station (lines 3 & 10) and Ventura Rodriguez Station (line 3)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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The tour was very good, the guide I think her name was Ana, was very nice and knowledgeable she answered every question. The only thing was that another participant did not wanted to follow the group and was very disruptive but the guide kept her cool and handle the situation. The driver Paco was very nice too.

14 August 2021

A happy day

Everything was very well organized, always thinking about the well-being of the travelers and avoiding possible problems, respecting the freedom and preferences of each one. The treatment of the people in the office was great, the people who delivered you in the coach, also very cordial and attentive, and the guide, Diana in our case, was great. Kind, nice, polite and attentive. Without overwhelming with explanations, all in due time and with the appropriate duration, but rigorous. With professionalism, and attending to moments of rest, freedom, attention. Effective and efficient. The driver is also very dedicated to our well-being. Pity about the tremendous heat, but that is another matter. We will take you into account when we decide our next outing. Without hesitation. Thanks.

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28 August 2016

Nice daytrip from Madrid

The female guide was extremely knowledgeable but ran the tour like a tight ship. There was no free time to roam on your own except for the washroom break and if you chose not to do the lunch option. You had you close to her in the churches and the castle as she moved around. For the morning visit to Avila, I informed the guide that I would like to walk the walls of Avila and meet up at the bus while my friend did her tour. She was OK with this. I enjoyed this immensely as I had already seen a lot of churches. The ticket is 5 euro. The Avila portion was very St. Theresa focused. There was no photo stop at the "4 posts" for a view of the walled city from afar which was disappointing. For Segovia, the aqueduct was the highlight. Not choosing the lunch, we were able to stay longer taking pictures and walking the stairs and a bit of the wall near it. We ate at a restaurant on our own, the traditional Segovia food: the bread/egg/ham soup, pork suckling and the ponche cake.

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25 April 2016

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