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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.

Madrid: Avila with Walls and Segovia with Alcazar

2. Madrid: Avila with Walls and Segovia with Alcazar

Discover the charming towns of Ávila and Segovia on this guided excursion. Visit the birthplace of Santa Teresa de Jesus, and take a guided tour of Segovia's enchanting castle. Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Ávila aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches. Our first stop for the day will be at the city of Ávila, one of the best-preserved fortifications in Spain. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the Old Town to discover the impressive history of this city. See Romanesque-style churches, Gothic palaces, and a fortified cathedral dating back to the Middle Ages. Visit the Walls of Ávila and and imagine the stories they have seen through the centuries. Marvel at the fortification and towers, which have granted the city a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. We will continue the tour to Segovia. On arrival, we will divide in two groups. If you have chosen the option to visit Segovia at your own pace, you will have approximately three hours of free time. The rest of the group will go to the restaurant. Those who have chosen the gastronomic menu will enjoy a gastronomic lunch with roast suckling pig that will not leave you indifferent. People who have not chosen the gastronomic lunch will have a typical courtesy tapa and a drink. After lunch, those who have chosen the tour with monuments will meet again with the guide to start the tour in Segovia. Walk through the old Jewish quarter of the city, visit the outside of the Cathedral and walk towards the Alcazar of Segovia. Enjoy a guided tour inside the castle and marvel at this spectacular fortification. Did you know that its architecture inspired Walt Disney for one of his films? Can you tell us which one? If you have visited Segovia on your own, meet the rest of the group at the agreed time to return to Madrid.

Madrid: Private 12-Hour Tour to Ávila and Segovia

3. 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.

Ávila: Tour Privado Casco Histórico y Basílica San Vicente

4. Ávila: Tour Privado Casco Histórico y Basílica San Vicente

Visit one of the most impressive medieval cities in Europe with a walled enclosure considered one of the best preserved in the world. Ramparts We will start from the San Vicente Gardens admiring the impressive towers and walls. Basilica of San Vicente (Inside) National Monument. It ended up being the most important temple of the medieval city of Avila. It is located in one of the places where more archaeological remains have been found in the city, which denotes the importance of the area for the various peoples and cultures that populated Avila. Surprise yourself with its light and beauty as you enter its interior and discover all the secrets hidden within its walls. Cathedral of Christ the Savior First Gothic cathedral built in Spain. Its tall and solitary tower stands out, revealing the dual function of this great temple. Polentinos Palace The most beautiful example of Avila's palatial buildings of the 16th century. It was the former academy of quartermaster of the army and currently houses the General Military Archive of Avila, as well as a very interesting museum of the Army. Santa Teresa's Birthplace Church The Church of Santa Teresa is part of the convent of the Carmelite monks located in the same square. We will know the figure of the most relevant and international woman of the city. An extraordinary character that influenció and transformed not only the Avila and Spain of the time, also crossed borders becoming one of the references of the Catholic Church. Santa Teresa Square We end the walk through the history and monuments of Avila in the center of the city, which was a meeting place for locals and visitors. In this beautiful square is the Church of San Pedro, another of the jewels of the Romanesque Abulense.

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Hi, I would like to say few things. First there was a lovely baby in the bus, sitting behind us, who was screaming the whole time of driving. you should consider a trip for families with kids and a tour for adults. You show us in the advertizing the best view of Segovia alcazar which we did not see at all !!! pitty. I was very very disapointed that the guide in Segovia did not mention in one word a part of the jewish history. prasing queen Isabel is not enough... On the way back we were taken off the bus in Plaza Neptun due to trafic... I dont understand that... we had to walk back to the meeting point. You should realy consider organize the tour to be more conveniat. Thank you.

Great tour. Very well organized. The sites were beautiful and views were gorgeous. Oscar is and Extremely knowledgeable guide. Only issue was that bus did not have cell phone charging ports. The phones died for a couple of people and they were not able to take pictures.

This is absolutely worth the money! We got to see two cities and get entry into the attractions. Our guide Rafael was great and very kind and funny!

Guide was very engaging. Pace for activities was well planned. Guide’s knowledge was extensive.

well organised & guides are experienced and explain very clearly.