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From Madrid: Day Trip to Guadarrama National Park

1. 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.

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Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Ávila. Armed with your tourist information pack provided by your escort guide, step back in time in this fascinating city. Immerse yourself in this medieval experience and discover the history, curiosities and legends of this mythical and mystical city, known as the birthplace of Santa Teresa - a proclaimed doctor of the Catholic Church. Wander along the incredible medieval wall and admire the city’s stunning cathedral, the romantic Basilica of St. Vicente, the small Market Square and the Baroque church of Santa Teresa among other places of interest. After your stroll around Ávila, head back to the bus and to the next destination of the day, Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. 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.

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From Madrid: Avila Private Tour

3. From Madrid: Avila Private Tour

Take a day out of visiting Madrid to enjoy a guided tour of nearby Avila. Customize your tour and visit some of the town's most interesting places, including its famous walls and 12-century cathedral. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup in Madrid and take the drive out to Avila. Choose from a variety of fascinating medieval sights, such as the Basilica of San Vicente and the Convent of Santa Teresa, the birthplace of St. Teresa of Avila. Admire the views from the Cuatro Postes viewpoint or visit the Monastery of Santo Tomas. Have some free time after your guided tour to explore the town at your leisure.

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

4. 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 will discover this architectural complex that includes a royal palace, a basilica, a pantheon, a library, a school, and a monastery. You will return to Madrid around 6:30pm in the afternoon.

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Avila: Private Walking Tour

5. Avila: Private Walking Tour

Pass through the most emblematic places of Avila on a private walking tour. Discover the places, art and get lost in the medieval streets. See the city through the eyes of a local and soak up Avila's history and culture. Start in a centrally located meeting point of your choice with the possibility of personalizing the walking tour to fit your needs. Wander the streets and marvel at unique landmarks such as the Basilica de San Vicente, the Convento de la Encarnación, and its historic walls. Admire the views from the Cuatro Postes viewpoint or visit the Monastery of Santo Tomas.

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What people are saying about Ávila

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 253 reviews

An interesting excursion, our guide Javi was very nice and explained very well, it shows that he handles the matter ... The impressive views although we did not have much luck at first with the fog ... I would repeat again, a pity that it is not seen and can enter the castle, I wanted to enter but the town is confined.

A good way to get closer to what this national park is, discover spectacular corners, and visit many iconic places, with a good and friendly guide. Highly recommended as an alternative day plan to the city if you visit Madrid.

Excellent the guide Javier, very complete excursion, giving us time to enjoy and see the Sierra, delicious hiking through Peñalara ... the place of lunch in Rascafria ... adorable villages ... all excellent !!!

Javier is a great guide. Very professional, funny and nice. He explained many things with passion and answered all questions with patience. I had fun and recommend this tour very much!

We really liked Segovia. In Ávila, we had less time but also very beautiful.