1. Spain
  2. Province of Avila
  3. Madrid
  4. Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Avila and Segovia: Full-Day Guided Trip from Madrid

Product ID: 44412
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.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Food (can be booked as an add-on)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

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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Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.3 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Una jornada feliz

Todo estaba muy bien organizado, pensando siempre en el bienestar de los viajeros y en evitar posibles problemas, respetando la libertad y preferencias de cada uno. El trato ya de las personas de la oficina fue estupendo, las personas que te repartían en el autocar, también muy cordiales y atentas, y la guía, Diana en nuestro caso, estuvo genial. Amable, simpática, educada y atenta. Sin agobiar con las explicaciones, todas en su momento y con la duración adecuada, pero rigurosas. Con profesionalidad, y atendiendo a momentos de descanso, de libertad, de atención. Efectiva y eficaz. El chófer también muy dedicado a nuestro bienenestar. Lástima del calor tan tremendo, pero ese ya es otro tema. Os tendremos en cuenta cuando decidamos nuestra próxima salida. Sin dudarlo. Gracias.

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28 August 2016

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Great experience

Caterin our very friendly guide and an excellent professional

14 September 2019

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Product ID: 44412