Avila and Segovia Full-Day Tour from Madrid

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Avila and Segovia Full-Day Tour from Madrid

From US$ 97.37 per person

Explore the enclosed city of Avila and learn about the city’s knights and saints on an 10-hour sightseeing tour from Madrid. Continue to Segovia to discover an important military stronghold from Romans times, at sites such as the aqueduct and more.

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Duration 8 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic cities of Avila and Segovia in the fertile hills of Castille y Leon
  • Go to the 12th-century Basílica of San Vicente and see one of Spain's finest Romanesque monuments
  • Discover the birthplace of St.Teresa de Jesus
  • Visit the favorite summer residence of the Kings of Castille
  • Explore the medieval streets of Segovia and learn about its origins as a Roman stronghold
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical local produce (optional)
Full description
Explore 2 historic cities of Spain on a full-day coach tour to Avila and Segovia of the Castille y Leon. Located approximately 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of the Spanish capital, Avila is completely encircled by 11th century walls. Upon arrival, you will visit the fortified 12th-century Basílica of San Vicente, one of the most outstanding works of Romanesque architecture. Avila was the birthplace of St.Teresa de Jesus, one of the great mystics of the Catholic Church. Admire the convent, which opened in 1636 on her birthplace, and admire the baroque façade and Latin Cross plan. Stop at Cerro de Los Cuatro Postes for one of the best views of the city. Then, depart for Segovia to explore its Roman origins and subsequent development as one of the most notable medieval cities in Spain. Enjoy free time or opt for a lunch of authentic Spanish produce at a typical restaurant of your choice (when option selected). Tourist lunch: Large broad beans from La Granja, Segovian-style beef stew with accompaniments and dessert. Typical lunch: Large broad beans from La Granja, Roast suckling pig, Segovian tart with ice cream, Wine, Mineral Water and Coffee. After lunch, visit the 16th-century Gothic Cathedral, known as the “Lady of all Cathedrals” due to its size and elegance. Among the highlights of the chapel is a magnificent altarpiece by Jose de Churriguera, with an impressive Flemish triptych. Afterwards, move to the adjacent Alcázar, built between the 12th and 16th centuries on a rocky crag above the Eresma and Clamores rivers. During the Middle Ages, the Alcázar was a favorite residence of the Kings of Castille, before serving as a state prison until the reign of Charles II. Admire views of the Guadarrama mountains, before your journey back to Madrid. The tour finishes at Plaza de Oriente.
Includes
  • Transportation by Gran Comfort motorcoach
  • Spanish and English-speaking guide
  • Museum entrance fees
  • Lunch (when option selected)
  • Drinks (on standard tours)

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Meeting point

Tour departs from the tour operator's office located at 8, Oriente Square. The closest metro station is Opera (Lines 2 and 5).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Tour includes religious monuments, where entrance is not permitted to persons with uncovered knees and shoulders
  • Not recommended for those with physical limitations or walking difficulties
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and note that in winter the weather can be cold
  • Vegetarian or coeliac lunch available on request
  • Tour in Italian is only available on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday; Tour in French is only available on Wednesday and Saturday.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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Spectacular!

Great guide and awesome history combine for a wonderful experience. Take your camera!

May 10, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our day, which was informative & interesting. Beautiful scenery & friendly, competent guide.

March 15, 2019

Not great

The guide gave us the bare minimum information, the tour was a few hours shorter than advertised, and I had an AWFUL experience with Pullman tours. The people in my group were really nice which was a bonus!

July 7, 2014

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