Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid
- Book by March 15, 2015 and travel by March 31, 2015 and save 10% off our previously offered price!
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
- Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Entering the 11th-century city walls encircling Avila, notice how the 90 fortified towers and circular turrets look like they’ve stepped out of a storybook, and hear how Avila is an important pilgrimage site as the birthplace of the mystic writer Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515–82). Then explore two of the best examples from the astounding array of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Avila, packed with one of the highest concentrations of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Spain.
Your guided visit to Avila’s churches takes you to San Vicente Basilica, a Gothic masterpiece and home to some of Spain’s most prized examples of Romanesque sculpture. Then see how Gothic and Romanesque architecture combine in Avila’s celebrated cathedral, with its fortress design and alabaster chapels and tombs.
Continue your Segovia day trip to see one of the finest Roman-era monuments in Spain -- Segovia's Roman aqueduct. Admire the scale of this incredible feat of engineering, built entirely without mortar during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century AD, and see how the aqueduct originally had 118 arches and was 10 miles (16 kilometers) long.
Your guided tour of Segovia also takes you to the famous Alcazar, a beautiful 11th-century medieval fort that inspired the design of Disney’s fairytale castle. One of the finest Moorish fortresses in Spain, it’s also at the heart of one of the most significant group of medieval buildings in the country. Step back in time and imagine the medieval tournaments that once took place here, and the heroic knights who fought in the court of the kings of Castile who ruled from Segovia.
Complete your Segovia guided visit with a look at the city’s impressive cathedral, the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and known as ‘the Lady of the Cathedrals’.
On this day trip to Segovia you have the option of including a tourist-style lunch of stuffed veal or a superb gastronomic meal featuring local Segovian specialties such as roasted suckling pig.
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Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid with English-speaking guide
Tour & Tourist Lunch
Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid including Tourist Lunch with English-speaking guide
Tour & Segovian Lunch
Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid including Segovian Lunch with English-speaking guide
Avila and Segovia
- Avila visit and entrance fee to Basilica of San Vincente
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Segovia visit and entrance fee to the Alcazar, with its Artillery Museum and Church of Vera Cruz
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for those with limited mobility
- If the Cathedral in Avila is being used for exhibitions or other events, it may affect the normal flow of your visit. In this case, another monuments in Avila will be visited instead.
- Infants aged 5 years and under, are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
- Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
- La Granja white beans
- Beef cooked 'Segovian style'
- La Granja white beans
- Roasted baby pig
- Segovian cake
- Mineral water, wine and coffee
Reviewed by: Cynthia L, February 2015
This was an excellent day trip from Madrid. The time spent in each location was adequate. Both locations are quite impressive. The guide was knowledgeable and understandable. The tourist lunch was fairly good. The time to Avila and between locations allowed time for a quick power nap if you are still dealing with jet lag. Overall, excellent say trip and we would recommend.
Reviewed by: Heather C, February 2015
My sister and I did the full day tour of Avila and Segovia. (approx. 9 hours). We first stop at a rest stop near Avila where we were given the opportunity to take breathtaking photos of the city. Our tour guide Carmen was fluent in both English and Spanish and she thoroughly explains everything in both languages! After Avila, we headed to Segovia. We opted out on the lunch. I suggest you do as well because you will have about a whole hour to explore for yourself,shop,take pictures and even grab your own food. Both cities are absolutely beautiful and if Carmen is your tour guide,you won't be disappointed.