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Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

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Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

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Visit the historic cities of Segovia and Avila on a day trip from Madrid. Enjoy a guided tour of the most iconic monuments of these UNESCO World Heritage Centres, with entrance fees included.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English


  • Step back in time as you venture into Spain's rich and fascinating history
  • Take a day trip from Madrid to one of the last walled cities in Europe, Avila
  • Visit the birthplace of Saint Teresa, the Roman Catholic Church's great reformer
  • Explore the Alcazar of Segovia and spot its resemblance to a Walt Disney castle
  • See the Aqueduct of Segovia, the pinnacle of engineering for the Roman Empire
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Take a day trip from Madrid to visit two of Spain's oldest cities, Avila and Segovia. Explore the rich history of these UNESCO-listed cities with a guide. Admire Avila's walls, cathedral, and Basilica of San Vicente. Then continue to Segovia's Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, and Alcazar fortress.

Drive for an hour from Madrid and find yourself in Avila. See the stunning 11th-century walls surrounding the city. These fortifications are the most complete in all of Spain. Next, visit the interior of the Basilica of San Vicente to see the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the country.

Pass by the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral. At your next stop, enter the church-convent of Saint Teresa of Jesus that was built by the Order of the Discalced Carmelites in the 17th century, supposedly in the same place where Saint Teresa of Avila was born.

Following the visit to Avila, enjoy free time to have wine, beer, soft drink, and an aperitif or continue exploring the city on your own. Regroup at 2 PM to head to the city of Segovia.

Begin your tour of Segovia with a visit to its main symbol, the Roman Aqueduct, as evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms. Pass by the Casa de los Picos, Plaza de Juan Bravo and Plaza Mayor.

Arrive at the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and of San Frutos. Enter to see its size, elegance, blend of late Gothic style and Renaissance features, to understand why it's called the Lady of the Cathedrals.

Finally, go into the Fortress of the Alcazar of Segovia, a medieval castle, located on a rocky crag on the confluence of 2 rivers near the Sierra de Guadarrama. Witness one of Spain's most distinctive castle-palaces by virtue of its shapes, such as the bow of a ship or its likeness to Cinderella's Castle. After the visit, start the trip back to Madrid in a comfortable bus.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • WiFi and phone charger onboard
  • Official guide
  • Visit to Avila and Segovia
  • Audio guide and headset
  • Ticket to the Basilica de San Vicente de Avila
  • Tickets to the Cathedral of Segovia
  • Tickets to the Alcazar of Segovia
  • 1 aperitif
  • 1 drink
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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This trip was amazing. Well planned with the most beautiful sight seeing of Segovia and Avila. Oscar and Lola are wonderful guides with a lot of knowledge and charisma. I recommend this get away to everyone. Wear comfortable shoes because it is a lot of walking. Thanks to the guides and the bus driver.

May 26, 2022

I liked everything, in a day you can get an idea of 2 cities, which you can hardly do on your own in a day. This is both a plus and a small minus, since I would like a little more free time in each city, especially in Segovia. But overall a great trip.

May 13, 2022

Bus was ontime and well organized. Oscar (the Spanish guide) sounded like he really hated his job, but Herman was excellent and made loads of jokes. The bus does have chargers but only a couple, not at every seat, and there was no wifi. We saw a lot in one day! There is about an hour of free time in Avila (which was enough time for me to climb the Avila walls, but only because I brought my own lunch) but only half an hour in Segovia at the aquaduct.

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May 12, 2022

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