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

Product ID: 166094
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Don't miss the opportunity to get to know these three essential attractions in the surroundings of Madrid. Discover the cities of Ávila and Segovia, both declared a World Heritage Site and enjoy a guided visit inside the El Escorial Monastery.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

In the lobby of you hotel in the city center of Madrid.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Avila Cathedral
  • Learn about the creation of the Roman aqueduct in Segovia
  • Discover the Alcazar of Segovia, a symbol of the art and history of Spain
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the El Escorial Monastery
Full description
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 basilica, a pantheon, a library, a school and a monastery. Late in the afternoon, return to Madrid in your comfortable vehicle. Join the tour and learn about the history, the architecture and the culture of Spain.
Includes
  • Transportation on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual guided visit - simultaneously in English and Spanish
  • Entrance to the El Escorial Monastery
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (if private option chosen)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances to any other monuments
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This tour includes 3 cities in one day, so the schedule is quite tight, is very important that you follow the instructions of the guide at all times. Latecomers cannot be accommodated
• Please wear comfortable athletic or walking shoes, layered clothes and sun protection
• Please note that this tour is not fully accessible for people with mobility problems due to the numerous staircases and pavements that we may find during the itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Enjoyable tour, but perhaps not enough time in Avila and Segovia. Got to eat a great lunch in Segovia, but was watching the time so carefully that it felt a bit less than enjoyable. And in Avila you can't really stray too far away from where the bus is parked either. I would have preferred just a two city tour with more time to really see each of the cities. On the other hand El Escorial was pretty special - incredible art and lots of interesting information so I am very glad I went there. The guide had a wonderful, warm personality and a lot of enthusiasm for the subject.

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October 15, 2019

Lovely experience for those short on time and who want to see as much of the area surrounding Madrid as possible. Avila was chilly but quietly beautiful. We had the best photos in Segovia and an amazingly tasty fusion lunch in Restaurant Pasapan there. The El Escorial has stunning interiors and the walking tour that Paula conducted was comprehensive. Don't miss out on this!

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September 10, 2019

Gut organisiert aber zuviele Städte an einem Tag, sonst 5 Sterne.

Great giude - Belén te amamos - but the tour just bit off more than it could chew, with very little free time to do anything meaningful in the cities. Great if you want to see the maximum in the shortest time. Not so great if you want time in a museum or to stroll and shop.

February 24, 2019

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Amigo Tours Spain

Product ID: 166094