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From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

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

Avila is one of Spain’s oldest cities, and surrounded by well-preserved walls dating from the 11th century, it resembles an immense castle. The old quarters are home to a number of important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral, which is also fortified. On this full-day excursion from Madrid, you’ll see the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Ste. Therese. Continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. The elegant Cathedral, and its Alcazar fortress, the most spectacular castle in Spain, are among the highlights. Both Avila and Segovia are listed as Heritage of Mankind cities.

From Madrid: 3 Cities in 1 Day – Segovia, Ávila and Toledo

2. From Madrid: 3 Cities in 1 Day – Segovia, Ávila and Toledo

Discover three cities in one day on a full-day tour of Segovia, Ávila and Toledo from Madrid. Depart early and head to Segovia, where you start with a guided tour accompanied by an official guide, taking you around Segovia's historic center. Find out why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stroll through the city’s main square - Plaza Mayor, beholding monuments such as the aqueduct and the cathedral. Then leave for Ávila, visiting the Ávila's historic center and discover the legacy of this city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Be amazed by its fascinating history! The route will continue along a stretch of the famous Walls of Ávila. How has it been preserved to the present day? The answer will be revealed these questions on the thick wall that surrounds the city's entire historic center as you head toward the Cathedral and other monuments.Then make a stop to have lunch in a local restaurant in the old town, where you will enjoy a typical “Iberian Traditional Meal”. Continue your trip heading to Toledo, your third stop of the day and your third city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Toledo has a long-standing Christian, Jewish and Muslim tradition. Therefore, it is also known as the city of three cultures. Not only visit the most representative places of each one of these cities on this tour, but also visit some precious hidden nooks and crannies only known to a few locals. Discover the secrets of Spain's second-largest cathedral with your official guide. The tour ends in Toledo, visiting one of the city's most magical and hidden gems. Cross the city through its narrow and picturesque streets, memorable to treasure unforgettable images, in addition, you will be taken to one of the best panoramic views of the city, where you will surely capture your best photo. At the end of your tour, you will return to the center of Madrid in a comfortable minibus, where your guide will be able to recommend things to do during the rest of your stay.

Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

3. Madrid: Segovia and Ávila Highlights Guided Tour

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.

Avila: Private Walking Tour

4. 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 Private Tour

5. 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

Ideal to visit these two historic cities. During the trip, the guide provided the necessary information and showed and told about the main highlights during the tour in these two cities. She did it very professionally, which gave the excursion more depth. We had lunch as an option in this excursion and enjoyed a typical Segovia three-course meal. All in all, well worth it!

Visiting cities is good. The guide Núvia was very attentive and friendly. The first part of the trip was in Segovia with lunch in the city. The second part was in Ávila, the visit was faster because it is held after lunch and practically everything in the city was closed for their basket after lunch. The bus is comfortable and the journey is smooth.

This was a great tour. Plenty of time to see all the sights. The operator was with us the entire time, with free time for lunch. I would highly recommend it. Warning: lots of steep, uneven walking, so if this is an issue, consider another option.

This tour was a great way to spend the day! The day felt organized and went smoothly. More time to explore would have been nice, but I understand this can't always happen for day-long tours like these.

Absolutely amazing!!!! Exceeded our expectations !!!