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From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

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Tour the medieval cities of Avila and Segovia on this full-day excursion from Madrid. Discover the ancient monuments and stories of the Roman Aqueduct, Alcazar de Segovia and Avila's 11th century walls.

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Duration 9 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore 2 of Spain's oldest cities, Segovia and Avila, in one day
  • Marvel at Segovia's magnificent Roman Aqueduct, the symbol of the city
  • Explore the Alcazar of Segovia, considered the most spectacular castle in Spain
  • Admire Avila's medieval walls, one of the last walled cities in Europe
  • Enjoy a three-course lunch at a traditional Segovian restaurant (if option selected)
Full description

This history-packed excursion from Madrid tours two of Spain's oldest cities in one day trip. Journey past Segovia's Roman Aqueduct, the Alcazar de Segovia and Avila's 11th century walls with a knowledgeable guide on this big day out.

Board the bus for Avila, an ancient city surrounded by spectacular city walls. One of the last walled cities in Europe, wander the old quarters to discover Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and a 12th century Gothic cathedral.

Avila is famous as the birthplace of Saint Teresa, one of the most influential Catholic saints. Your guide will lead you past the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, through Plaza Mayor and to the Convent of Saint Teresa.

Before lunch the bus will arrive at Segovia. When booking there is the option to add a three-course lunch at a traditional Segovian restaurant, where you can taste typical local dishes and desserts.

After lunch, meet your guide again to tour Segovia's historical monuments. Learn about the magnificent Roman Aqueduct, explore the elegant cathedral and journey up to the Alcazar.

Considered one of the most spectacular castles in Spain, the ancient Alcazar of Segovia is both shaped like the bow of a ship and likened to Cinderella's Castle. Once finished at the fortress, the bus will return to Madrid.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Official guide
  • Walking tour of Avila
  • Walking tour of Segovia
  • Alcazar entry ticket
  • Audio Headset
  • Food and drinks (unless the option is selected)
  • Entry tickets to monuments (unless specified)
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

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Date

Meeting point

Make your way to the activity provider's, VPT Tours, office to redeem your ticket at the front desk. Closest public transportation: Bus: line 74 Metro: Plaza España Station (lines 3 and 10) and Ventura Rodriguez Station (line 3)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring your own headphones (wire headphones 3.5) to make the tour of the Alcazar in Segovia. In case you do not own your own headphones, these will be lent to you by the supplier. They are disinfected after each use.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 301 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Maite was a superb guide, very knowledgeable and super friendly. Swift bus ride, lots of incredible views, and lots of things to learn. Thanks. I would have wished that the company had a restroom for clients. It is outrageous that for a day trip they would not have facilities at their offices for their clients.

August 4, 2022

Fernando is the best guide I had so far. Prepared nice and efficient. Is not easy to meet deadlines with 44 people. I didn’t give 5 star for the Avila part of the day tour. Is missing a view point to see the main attraction of the city the, the walls. I had a brilliant day and I learnt a lot. Thank you.

July 24, 2022

Generally speaking, I would recommend the trip. The tour guide was very professional and informative. Most of our group was Spanish speaking, so I was able to hear all the historic info in Spanish, then again in English in case I missed anything. As for transportation, except for the somewhat uncomfortable bus seats, the trip was fine, if a bit short. The description for the excursion said 9 hours, but we returned sooner than that by almost an hour. There were a couple of moments I felt I was being rushed. For lunch, I purchased the plan with a typical, I assumed Spanish, lunch. The food was good but I was very disappointed that the "typical lunch" included an American grade school cafeteria, canned mixed fruit cup. When I asked if it was a typical dessert of the city, of course the waitress said no. I traveled across the ocean to experience new cultural things, including food. If I want typical American cafeteria food, I could have stayed state side and gone to the store for a can.

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July 22, 2022

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