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Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

1. Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

Start your tour in Salamanca, where you will have the opportunity to visit the patrimonial legacy with its charming corners and details. Get to know the city’s oldest town squares, and get an important reference point for the business life of this beautiful metropolis. Located in the center of Salamanca, the Plaza Mayor has become a major tourist attraction. The square is characterized by its impressive Baroque ornaments — spend some time admiring the sights, including the cathedral.  Next, travel to Avila where you can explore the city in a dynamic, friendly, and fun way. Get to know the ramparts of Avila, San Vicente's Shrine, and the Cathedral of Avila.

Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

2. Salamanca: Private Tour with a Local

Explore Salamanca with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and hints that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2-4 hour private tour options. Meet your guide at your accommodation and head out to get familiar with the neighborhood. Learn about the best places to eat and shop, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to thoroughly enjoy your stay.

Salamanca: Monterrey Palace Guided Tour

3. Salamanca: Monterrey Palace Guided Tour

Discover the secrets of the Palace of Monterrey on a tour with an expert guide. Learn about the Monterrey family who first lived there and the House of Alba who owns it now. Visit their most intimate quarters, including rooms that they use daily. Marvel at an important collection of art and furniture while enjoying a fusion of music, voices, and images. Finish the tour with a panoramic view of Salamanca from one of its fortified towers. For a more comprehensive experience, select the tour that includes the kitchens and servants' quarters for the chance to see the palace through the eyes of the staff throughout history. Discover their way of life by walking through the corridor of servant rooms and other areas that are still used by Palace staff today. Stop by the kitchen where you’ll discover some of the recipes favored by the House of Alba.

From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

4. From Madrid: Day Trip to Salamanca with Private Tour

Travel to the unique medieval city of Salamanca on this day trip from Madrid. Uncover legends and delve into the history of this city on a private guided tour. Be picked up from your accommodation in Madrid. Relax as you are transported in a comfortable car to Salamanca. Meet your guide and start your tour. Stroll through the streets in the historic center. Marvel at the baroque style of architecture at La Clerecía College. View the over 300 shells which decorate the façade of the library, Casa of las Conchas. See the ornate arches on the façade of the San Esteban covenant. Find out where Columbus planned his trip to the New World. Explore the oldest university in Spain, the University of Salamanca. Uncover the rich history of this university that was founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX.

From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

5. From Madrid: Avila and Salamanca Private Tour

Embark on a private guided tour of the historic cities of Avila and Salamanca from Madrid, with a chauffeur at your disposal. Learn about local history and visit some of the cities most famous sights. After a pickup from your place of choice in Madrid city, travel to Avila, located in Castile and Leon declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the iconic Medieval walls, the Gothic cathedral, the basílica of San Vicente, the church of San Pedro, and much more. Later, arrive in Salamanca, where you will marvel at the baroque style of architecture at La Clerecía College. View the over 300 shells which decorate the facade of the library, Casa of las Conchas. See the ornate arches on the facade of the San Esteban covenant. Find out where Columbus planned his trip to the New World. Explore the oldest university in Spain, the University of Salamanca. 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 Salamanca

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 90 reviews

Great for people who want to see as much highlights as possible. You won't be able to explore as much but you will get a great feel of every location.

Everything was very good: well prepared, nice and helpful guide , confortable bus, comprehensive program without being tiring.

Maria is an excellent guide. Her effort to explain everything in English was greatly appreciated! Very memorable trip.

Both sites were interesting. It was worth getting to Salamanca despite the long drive.

Steffi was an excellent guide-very informative and well paced tour. Highly recommend.