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Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

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Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

Activity provider: Express Toledo
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Escape the busy city of Madrid and visit two of its nearby UNESCO World Heritage-listed cities, Segovia and Ávila. With an expert escort guide, learn about and explore these culturally and history-rich sites, and marvel at the iconic architecture.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Listen to your expert guide share anecdotes and stories about the history of Segovia and Ávila
  • Admire the Wall of Ávila and the Aqueduct of Segovia
  • Immerse yourself in history at two UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites
Full description

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.

  • Round trip from Madrid to Ávila and Segovia via high-end bus
  • An English & Spanish guided walking tour in Ávila and Segovia
  • Any service not specified
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  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at The Yellow Tours Office at the address of 7th Calle de San Bernardo. The closest metro station is Santo Domingo, accessible on the red metro line.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 49 reviews

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It was a good experience. However, the time available in Ávila is very limited in view of the wealth that the city offers. The timing could be the same for Segovia and Avila. In addition, everything went very well, the guide who accompanied us did her work normally. Worth it.

March 21, 2020

We chose the unguided tour in the cities of Segovia and Avila, because they were only in English and Spanish, so we organized what to see first. The guide a nice guy was very prepared, and gave several directions during the journey by bus. The bus was new and welcoming, the driver very good at juggling the peak return time. Only two notes, the appointment was at 8.30 am but between movements on foot, divisions in various couriers we left at 9.30 am. I would review the times between Segovia and Avila. Because coming to Avila at siesta time we found everything closed except the cathedral and little else. They reopened at 5pm and we had to leave at 5.20pm.

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November 29, 2019

We purchased only the transportation. It was the right decision since it is much better to explore these two beautiful towns yourself rather than to follow the guide (people that follow the guide never have a chance to buy a ticket enter the two amazing cathedrals of Segovia and Avila, while when you belong to yourself you can buy a ticket and enjoy any of the beautiful buildings). The reason I gave to the trip four stars is that the organizers leave too little time for Avila. This is very unfair to this wonderful town. P.S. the guides are trying to be friendly and to do their best.

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August 31, 2019

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