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Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

1. Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

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.

From Madrid: Avila Private Tour

2. From Madrid: Avila Private Tour

Take a day out of visiting Madrid to enjoy a guided tour of nearby Avila. Customize your tour and visit some of the town's most interesting places, including its famous walls and 12-century cathedral. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup in Madrid and take the drive out to Avila. Choose from a variety of fascinating medieval sights, such as the Basilica of San Vicente and the Convent of Santa Teresa, the birthplace of St. Teresa of Avila. Admire the views from the Cuatro Postes viewpoint or visit the Monastery of Santo Tomas. Have some free time after your guided tour to explore the town at your leisure.

From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

3. From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Avila, Segovia, and Toledo on this private guided tour from Madrid. After a pickup from your hotel, travel to Ávila, a city located in Castile and Leon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the iconic Medieval walls, the Gothic cathedral, the basílica of San Vicente, and the church of San Pedro. Your second visit of the day will be Segovia, where you'll appreciate the Roman architecture and art that surrounds the place. Admire the 2000-year-old Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar fortress, the Medieval walls, and the Gothic cathedral. Finally, go to Toledo, the former Imperial capital with plenty of cultural influences of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Have the opportunity to visit important places like Puerta de Alcántara, the cathedral, and the plaza Zocodover while you wander the streets. Once you finish, your private chauffeur will drive you back to your hotel in Madrid or place of preference inside the city.

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What people are saying about Plaza Mercado Chico

The tour is highly recommended, they are beautiful cities, and Rafa, our guide, was very attentive and loving with the whole group. The only medium-negative thing was that when they give you the drink and the cover, the people from the restaurant pressure you to ask for lunch, which is on your own and this is made clear from the beginning, but it was the attitude of the girls who they took care of us, otherwise! A good plan for someone who wants to take advantage of seeing two magical cities in one day.

This tour covers a lot of sights in one day. Our guide Rafa was great. He was very knowledgeable, responsive to questions, and made learning about history fun. The bus was very comfortable and clean. I highly recommend this tour as a way to see highlights in both Avila and Segovia in one day. This means that the itinerary can feel a bit rushed and doesn’t leave much time on your own in both towns. I expected this and really enjoyed a full day tour that was professionally done.

Taking a tour to Avila and Segovia is a wise choice. It is difficult to arrange public transportation and the drive time is 4 hours of the trip. I would recommend taking the tour But staying over night in Segovia. It’s charming at night and it is very easy to take the 30 minute train back into Madrid to the Chamartín station. The tour guides were so informative and personable, as well.

The tour was in english and spanish. Herman our guide managed the time well, he was friendly and explained the history of significant landmarks. Our coach driver was also very good, drove carefully and at a pace which got us through the sites and back to Madrid in good time. Highly recommended!

Great day, Herman was an excellent tour guide. We really enjoyed the visits to Avilla and Segovia, the bus was comfortable and we got some food and drink and Avilla also included