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  • From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour

    1. From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour

    Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Toledo and Segovia. Choose between a small-group or private tour, equipped with a personal headset to enhance the guided experience.  Your journey into Toledo begins with a breathtaking view of the city at the Mirador del Valle, a perfect opportunity to snap a stunning panoramic photo. As you enter the old district of Toledo, a walking tour will guide you through the historical Jewish quarter. Next, be treated to a visit to a traditional Damascene workshop to see swords made exclusively for the Lord of the Ring movies and Game of Thrones. The second half of your excursion takes you to the historical city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Admire the beautiful Roman aqueduct, its impressive Cathedral, and marvel at the architecture from ancient Roman and medieval times.  Saving the best for last, you’ll b...

    El guía Juan fue excelente muy receptivo a las preguntas y de buena actitud, el recorrido muy completo y muy bien programado el itinerario, muy recomendado!

  • From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip

    2. From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip

    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.

    Great experience with great tour guide in Avila and Segovia. We learned lots of information of those wonderful towns. Recommend it!

  • From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

    3. From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

    The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Toledo. Armed with the tourist information pack provided by your guide, head to the square of Zocover in the heart of the city to start the tour of this fascinating location. Enjoy around 3.5 hours to explore Toledo and learn about its culturally rich legacy that has been influenced by the Arabs, Jews and Christians who lived here together for centuries. Visit the admirable Toledo Cathedral, the cultural labyrinth of the Jewish Quater, and the Alcázar of Toledo among other monuments. Wander through narrow streets and alley ways, palatial mansions, churches, mosques and synagogues. Head back to the bus and continue to Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Visit the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this b...

    It worth every penny to take this tour. Both towns, Toledo and Segovia are incredible. To many things to see in a few hours walk. I definitely will come next time to spend a full day in each of them. In Toledo lastimously we couldn’t visit the church where the famous paint of el Greco is kept because it was monday. They don’t open mondays.

  • Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral & Alcázar Entry

    4. Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Cathedral & Alcázar Entry

    Explore the city of Segovia on a guided walking tour. Discover the inside of the beautiful Catedral of Segovia. Enter the Alcázar and learn about its historical importance as you stroll through its elegant rooms and chambers. Start from the impressive Aqueduct. During the walk, discover ornate historic buildings such as the Casa De Los Picos. See some Romanesque churches from outside, such as the Church of San Martín, as well as part of the old district of the Jewish quarter. Continue toward the central Plaza Mayor of Segovia. Visit the Cathedral of Segovia and admire it from inside. Learn more about the many sights and buildings on the way from your expert guide. Finish the tour at the Alcázar of Segovia. Learn about the history of this elegant palace which was the home of several notable kings and queens, including Isabella I of Castile. See its stately rooms and learn how the castl...

  • From Madrid: Ávila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

    5. From Madrid: Ávila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

    Meet with your group in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of the tour. Travel towards the city of Ávila on an air-conditioned bus. Upon arrival, embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town to discover the impressive history of the city. See Romanesque style churches, Gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral dating back to the the Middle Ages. Visit the well-preserved walls of Ávila hear of the events that they have witnessed throughout the centuries. Marvel at the fortification and towers, which have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After the tour, enjoy some free time to explore the other areas of the town. Meet your guide again at the designated time to continue the tour to Segovia. If you decided to include the option, enjoy a wonderful gastronomic menu for lunch. Alternatively, enjoy some free time in the city to see other sites, such as the Roman Aqueduct of...

    El guía fue muy amable y bien informado. Me gusto bastante pero la una razón por ir a Ávila era ver el convento de Santa Teresa. No nos lo enseñó y estuvimos ahí. Yo no sabia y hubiera ido sin el grupo pero pensaba que quizás estaba en otro sitio y nos iban a llevar después. No lo hicieron y estoy pero bien triste porque no puedo regresar.

  • Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

    6. Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

    Start your tour in Salamanca, where you will have the opportunity to visit the patrimonial legacy with its charming corners and details. Get to know the city’s oldest town squares, and get an important reference point for the business life of this beautiful metropolis. Located in the center of Salamanca, the Plaza Mayor has become a major tourist attraction. The square is characterized by its impressive Baroque ornaments — spend some time admiring the sights, including the cathedral.  Next, travel to Avila where you can explore the city in a dynamic, friendly and fun way. Get to know the ramparts of Avila, San Vicente's Shrine, and the Cathedral of Avila.

    The tour guide was excellent!!! Her name was Stefa she was super patient, extremely knowledgeable and very humble. She had a great personality and would love to take another tour with her as guide. Thank you

  • Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Alcázar Entry

    7. Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Alcázar Entry

    Explore the city of Segovia on a guided walking tour starting from the impressive Aqueduct. During the walk, discover ornate historic buildings such as the Casa De Los Picos. See the medieval Church of San Martín, part of the old district of the Jewish quarter. Continue towards the central Plaza Mayor of Segovia where you can admire the exterior of the Cathedral of Segovia. Learn more about the many sights and buildings you will see from your expert guide. Finish the tour by discovering the Alcázar of Segovia with your guide. Learn about the history of this elegant palace which was the home of several notable Kings and Queens, including Isabella I of Castile. Explore its stately rooms and learn about the many functions of the castle throughout the centuries.

  • Segovia and Toledo: Alcazar with Cathedral & Lunch Options

    8. Segovia and Toledo: Alcazar with Cathedral & Lunch Options

    Depart Madrid and journey to the historic city of Segovia to see the UNESCO World Heritage Roman aqueduct. Marvel at the iconic 1st-century monument, considered the most important example of Roman-era civil engineering in Spain. Visit the royal palace of the Alcázar of Segovia, built on a rocky crag above the confluence of 2 rivers near the Guadarrama mountains. Continue to the imperial city of Toledo. During the bus journey, you have the option of making the most of these 2 hours by upgrading your experience to include a Spanish gastronomic lunch menu made up of 2 typical dishes, a dessert, and a drink. Once in Toledo, discover the medieval neighborhoods and historical monuments of the city on a walking tour, and come to understand why it is called the City of Three Cultures (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim). If you select an appropriate option, finish with a guided tour inside Toledo C...

    The tour was good. The plan ran perfectly but we didn‘t have much time for private walk and explore the city by ourself.

  • From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

    9. From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

    Discover the hidden corners, authentic secret jewels, and local favorites in three cities on a full-day tour to Segovia, Ávila, and Toledo. Start in Segovia with a guided tour through the historic center. Find out why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the Plaza Mayor, and explore monuments such as the aqueduct and the cathedral before entering the Real Alcázar. Continue to Avila’s historic center and tour its famous city walls. Learn the mysteries of the thick defensive wall that surrounds the city before heading to the Roman necropolis. Continue the trip to Toledo, the third city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and known for its long Christian, Jewish, and Muslim historical tradition.

    Estuvo muy bueno. El guía fue muy atento y contribuyó a que fuera una buena experiencia. Las ciudades buenísimas, Toledo es magnífica, las murallas de Avila y el castillo en Segovia son bellísimos. Hicimos varias paradas muy buenas, lo disfrutamos mucho. Eso sí… un tanto caluroso… hay que caminar bastante y bueno… llegamos de regreso a las 7pm. Pero era parte de la dinámica. Recomendado!!

  • Segovia: Nighttime Walking Tour

    10. Segovia: Nighttime Walking Tour

    Meet your expert guide by the impressive Roman aqueduct of Segovia. Enjoy a relaxed walking tour through the city at nighttime and see many beautiful buildings illuminated throughout the various districts. Stroll through the charming streets and learn more about lesser-known anecdotes and stories behind the famous monuments of the city. Discover the historic Knights' Quarter and hear of the myths and legends associated with historic figures. Discover the buzzing Main Square, where you will find the Town Hall and the Cathedral of Segovia. See the Palace of San Martín of Enrique IV and explore the old Jewish Quarter of the city, and discover hidden landmarks well off the beaten track.

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We had an amazing time! Kike was an excellent guide!! We enjoyed going to the 3 very different wineries and experiencing the wine and the wine making process in such different ways!!

The tour was awesome. Tour guy was amazing. Everything goes well and smooth. No waiting anywhere. Beautiful sightseeing. Segovia is beautiful. Highly recommended

El guía Juan fue excelente muy receptivo a las preguntas y de buena actitud, el recorrido muy completo y muy bien programado el itinerario, muy recomendado!

Really good tour with welcoming guides to lead the way + nice amount of free time

Excellent!! The driver Ramon, the guides Estefi and Alberto are amazing.