Ávila
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Our most recommended Ávila Day Trips

  • From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Full-Day Trip

    1. 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: Ávila with Walls & Segovia Full-Day Tour

    2. 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

    3. 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

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

    4. 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!!

  • From Madrid: Full Day Avila, Segovia and El Escorial Tour

    5. From Madrid: Full Day Avila, Segovia and El Escorial Tour

    Leave Madrid early in the morning and head towards Ávila, where you will stop at the Cuatro Postes viewpoint. After, travel to the city to start the walking tour, and pass by the Sanctuary of San Vicente, the cathedral and of course, the walls. Next head to Segovia and on arrival your guide will explain everything about the creation of the aqueduct by the Romans. Then continue your route through the streets of the city center, and pass through the Cathedral, continuing through the district of the Canonries, until you reach the famous Alcazar, a symbol of the art and history of Spain. Then you have free time to enjoy lunch, do some shopping or access some of the monuments on your own. Once the break is over, go to El Escorial, where you will visit the inside of its Monastery. There, under the guidance of your guide, discover the architectural complex that includes a royal palace, a basil...

    It's a full day, but there is time to explore the cities on your own. If you have not too much time to spend around Madrid, this is a good choice.

  • Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Tour At Your Own Pace

    6. Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Tour 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 Segovia. Armed with your tourist information pack provided by your escort guide, head to the Aqueduct of Segovia to start the tour of this fascinating location. Learn about the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this beautiful city. From the Aqueduct, head into the medieval part of town and enjoy the stunning views from the Canaleja, then continue onto the Plaza Mayor and marvel at the spectacular Segovia Cathedral. Next, walk towards the Alcázar of Segovia which was once the fortified residence to the kings of Spain and boasts a magnificent architecture inspired by palaces. After your stroll around Segovia, head back to the bus and to the next destination of the day, Ávila, another UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Immer...

    We were very pleased with everything except that we had expected the lecture about each of the locations to be longer than 2 - 3 minutes. We suggest you add the words "very brief" to your on-line description of what's included in the tour or lengthen the talk.

  • From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

    7. From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

    Depart from Madrid and travel 40 minutes before arriving at the Guadarrama National Park. Discover a serene natural environment of extraordinary beauty as you take a guided walking tour of the park. Be accompanied by an expert local guide who will show you the most prominent highlights such as La Pedriza, Puerto de Navacerrada, Puerto de Cotos, and Puerto de la Morcuera. The Guadarrama National Park is the fourth largest national park in Spain and home to 11 distinct ecosystems. Learn about some of the 1,280 animal species who live in the park, including deer, wild boar, Iberian wolf, roe deer, fallow deer, mountain goats, badgers, several mustelids, wildcats, foxes, and hares. The park also hosts more than 1,500 native plants and thirty different types of vegetation.

  • From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Boat Trip

    8. From Ajaccio: Sanguinaires Islands Sunset Boat Trip

    Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard. Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.

    The trip was well planned and the tours were informative and worthwhile. The only reason I gave this a 4* rating is the lunch was not very good. Nacho was an excellent guide and our bus driver Sous did a good job driving so many miles. We learned a lot about Spanish history.

  • Ávila: Segovia and El Escorial Tour With Drop-Off In Madrid

    9. Ávila: Segovia and El Escorial Tour With Drop-Off In Madrid

    Discover two of the main cultural and historical attractions of the Spanish plateau and World Heritage Sites: Segovia, where you can see one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in the world, and the Monastery of El Escorial and its basilica, the burial place of the kings of Spain. You will leave Avila at around 10:30am for Segovia, where your guide will explain everything about the creation of the aqueduct by the Romans, and you will continue your route through the streets of the city center, passing through the Cathedral, continuing through the Canonjías district, until you reach the famous Alcazar, a symbol of Spanish art and history. There you will have free time to eat, do some shopping or access some of the monuments on your own. Once the break is over, you will go to El Escorial for a guided tour of the interior of the monastery. There, under the guidance of your guide, you wil...

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What people are saying about Ávila

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 717 reviews

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.

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

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

The guide was very helpful and explained the historical part very well. It was a delicious day!

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