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From Madrid: Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen

1. From Madrid: Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen

Embark on a guided tour to the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial and enjoy skip-the-line entry. Explore the Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen and hear the history behind each turn from your guide. Leave Madrid in the morning and travel 50 minutes to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit the baths upon arrival and then begin the tour of the San Lorenzo Monastery. Learn the long history of Spain, specifically the reign of Felipe II. See the building that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age” and is named a World Heritage Site. See places like the Patio de Reyes, Cloister, Chapter Rooms, The Basilica (except on Sundays), The Pantheon of Kings and Infants, and the Royal Rooms. Travel to the Valley of the Fallen located in the Peña de Cuelga Muros after leaving San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit its surroundings and the basilica carved into the rock, and the burial place for 33,847 people who died in the Spanish Civil War. Be amazed by the great granite cross that is visible from kilometers away.

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

2. 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.

Avila: Guided City Tour in Tuk Tuk

3. 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.

Avila: Cathedral Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

4. Avila: Cathedral Entry Ticket with Audio Guide

Walk around the Cathedral of Avila with your own audio guide. Learn about the history of the oldest Gothic cathedral in Spain. Admire distinct Romanesque and Gothic architectural features, paintings, and the 13th century cupola in the shape of a star. Arrive at the Cathedral of Avila, initially part of the city walls. Enter and listen to your audio guide. Witness the architectural change as you see Romanesque red and white stones, and pure white Gothic stones. Walk through the nave to the baptistery. Visit the chapels of piety and conception. Marvel at the Chapel of Saint Ildefonso and Saint Teresa. Discover the star-shaped cupola over the 13th century sacristy. Appreciate paintings by Pedro Berruguete and Juan de Borgoña in the chapel. Complete your tour at the peaceful cloister and see the ribbed vaults and large Gothic-style windows.

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What people are saying about Ávila

This was easy. The coach ride to and from was comfortable and we loved seeing the aqueduct and the castle in Segovia and then the medieval walled city of Avila with a tasting of a local holiday treat. It was an easy day trip and we were back in time to rest a bit before a tapas tour that evening.

Well organised from the meeting point, the drive, tour guide and time at both venues. There are a lot of steps in the monastery which need consideration for those less mobile. Otherwise a great trip we would recommend.

Very well organised, though it is not easy to go around two cities in 9 hours. Our guide Amalia was very good in giving all the information and eveything we asked. We came back tired but satisfied!

Excelente excursión la guía muy buena a pesar que tuvo que hacer la excursión en dos idiomas

Excelente opcion, la empresa muy puntual y sus guias de primera, totalmente recomendable.