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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 drinks, 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, and 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 at 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. After the visit, start the trip back to Madrid in a comfortable bus.

Avila: Guided City Tour in Tuk Tuk

2. Avila: Guided City Tour in Tuk Tuk

Ride on a Tuk Tuk tour through the entire monumental city. This renowned route takes you to the most emblematic places such as Torreón de los Guzmanes, Basilica of San Vicente, Cathedral of El Salvador, National Parador, and the church of Santa Teresa.  As you travel, your audio guide tells you the history of these places and legends of the city. If you have any questions, or seek further understanding, ask your driver who is equally as versed in the tales of the city. Stop at Mirador de los Cuatro Postes and absorb the fascinating views of the city from this vantage point. Take some photos here to remember the tour forever.  Choose between different departure timeslots, and see the city in the morning, in the afternoon or during the illuminated night.

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

3. From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

Embark on a full-day guided tour to the UNESCO-listed cities of Avila and Segovia from Madrid aboard an air-conditioned bus. Marvel at Avila's cathedral and most emblematic monuments on a walking tour. Sep inside the Alcazar of Segovia with entrance tickets and a guide. Take a walking tour of Avila, one of Spain’s oldest cities. Marvel at its well-preserved, castle-like walls dating from the 11th century. Enter the old quarters which house important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral. Walk by the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, admdire the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the central town square of Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Saint Teresa. Then, continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. Soak in its rich architectural heritage by following your guide to the Gothic-style Cathedral. Finally, cross the Canonjías neighborhood until you come to the Alcazar of Segovia, one of the most spectacular fortresses in all of Spain. After admiring its exterior, step inside to discover its legends and glorious past.

Madrid: Tour of Avila & Salamanca

4. 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.

Avila: Private Walking Tour

5. Avila: Private Walking Tour

Pass through the most emblematic places of Avila on a private walking tour. Discover the places, art and get lost in the medieval streets. See the city through the eyes of a local and soak up Avila's history and culture. Start in a centrally located meeting point of your choice with the possibility of personalizing the walking tour to fit your needs. Wander the streets and marvel at unique landmarks such as the Basilica de San Vicente, the Convento de la Encarnación, and its historic walls. Admire the views from the Cuatro Postes viewpoint or visit the Monastery of Santo Tomas.

From Madrid: Avila, Segovia & Toledo Private Tour

6. 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.

Madrid: Private 12-Hour Tour to Ávila and Segovia

7. Madrid: Private 12-Hour Tour to Ávila and Segovia

Enjoy the Avila and Segovia private tour from Madrid. It is a full-day experience that lasts 12 hours and it starts by picking you from your hotel in Madrid with a private luxury vehicle. Discover Segovia, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. See the famous Aqueduct of Segovia, the alcazar of Moorish and Christian architecture, the cathedral, and more. Enjoy lunch and then venture onto Avila. Avila, another city of Castile and Leon, is also a World Heritage Site. Find medieval places to visit and admire. Enjoy its sites in a private guided tour of two hours, discovering the city walls, the Basilica of San Vicente, the real Monasterio of Saint Tomas, and the Cuatro Postes.

From Madrid: Avila Private Tour

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Ávila Cathedral

Well paced tour with informative guides and enough time for food and rest breaks! For anyone considering the tour, it's a great way to see both cities and I'd highly recommend it. We got 15000 steps in so wear comfortable gear and get your naps in on the bus! Also get a good feed in Ávila, there won't be enough time for anything other than a light snack in Segovia before heading back to Madrid - we got a cochinillo asado and it was delightful (not for the veggies :D ).

Our family of 4 highly recommend this tour. It started and ended on time, guide Irene was well-versed on history, with a pinch of humour. Sights are made more interesting with guides like her. Nice touch to organise aperitif as part of the tour. Truly memorable`and would do similar tours in future.

Outstanding experience learning about these Spanish walled cities rich in history. Our guides were phenomenal. Irene and Herman was knowledgeable and very engaging. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and the bus was comfortable and very safe.

Great itinerary to see these two beautiful places. Perfect schedule, walking tour wasn’t too fast paced or too slow to be boring. Guides were excellent and very knowledgeable.

It was a great experience. Be prepared to walk but it is worth it! The guide, Maria, was great.