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Plaza Mayor, Segovia: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

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.

From Madrid: Guided Tour to Toledo and Segovia

3. From Madrid: Guided Tour to Toledo and Segovia

The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Toledo. The guided tour begins in Toledo where monuments and unique enclaves await to complete an unforgettable day. Explore Toledo with your guide and visit the Toledo Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, a cultural treasure in the form of a labyrinth, the Alcázar de Toledo, and much more. Toledo is a true heritage jewel of humanity that maintains the legacy of the three cultures that have lived together. Get caught up in the city and transported back in time to centuries ago immersing yourself in a scenario full of palatial mansions, churches, mosques, synagogues, and towers, all surrounded by the impressive wall that overlooks the Tagus River. Head back to the bus and continue to Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Visit the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon of the city. From the Aqueduct, visit the main monuments, enclaves, and viewpoints that make Segovia a must-see. Admire the Plaza Mayor, where the Gothic Cathedral of Santa María shines its own light. Then, discover the viewpoint of Canaleja, and of course, the Alcázar de Segovia, a unique castle with the appearance of a fairytale palace.

From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

4. From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

Discover the hidden corners, authentic secret jewels, and local favorites in three cities on a full-day tour to Segovia, Ávila, and Toledo. Start in Segovia with a guided tour through the historic center. Find out why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the Plaza Mayor, and explore monuments such as the aqueduct and the cathedral before entering the Real Alcázar. Continue to Avila’s historic center. Learn the mysteries of the famous thick defensive city walls before heading to the Roman necropolis. Journey to Toledo, the third city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and known for its long Christian, Jewish, and Muslim historical tradition.

Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Alcázar Entry

5. Segovia: Guided Walking Tour with Alcázar Entry

Explore the city of Segovia on a guided walking tour starting from the impressive Aqueduct. During the walk, discover ornate historic buildings such as the Casa De Los Picos. See the medieval Church of San Martín, part of the old district of the Jewish quarter. Continue towards the central Plaza Mayor of Segovia where you can admire the exterior of the Cathedral of Segovia. Learn more about the many sights and buildings you will see from your expert guide. Finish the tour by discovering the Alcázar of Segovia with your guide. Learn about the history of this elegant palace which was the home of several notable Kings and Queens, including Isabella I of Castile. Explore its stately rooms and learn about the many functions of the castle throughout the centuries.

Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

6. Madrid: Flamenco Show with Tapas and Wine Tour

Experience Madrid through its food culture on a tapas walking tour through various bars in the center of Madrid. Together with a culinary expert guide, you’ll discover authentic signature cuisine, gourmet products, and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighborhood of Madrid. Start the tour at the famous San Miguel Market, where you’ll taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao. After the San Miguel Market visit, head to La Latina and enjoy traditional Croquettes in the renowned street Cava Baja. Continue the tour through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you’ll taste delicious Spanish omelet and cod tapas, mushrooms tapas accompanied by a glass of wine or cider. After your tapas walking tour, experience another side of Spanish culture. Flamenco, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, is the most authentic and popular expression of Spanish culture. Enjoy an intimate flamenco show surrounded by the fantastic atmosphere of The Tablao Flamenco, a hidden treasure in the center of Madrid. Enjoy a complimentary drink during the show.

Segovia: Nighttime Walking Tour

7. Segovia: Nighttime Walking Tour

Meet your expert guide by the impressive Roman aqueduct of Segovia. Enjoy a relaxed walking tour through the city at nighttime and see many beautiful buildings illuminated throughout the various districts. Stroll through the charming streets and learn more about lesser-known anecdotes and stories behind the famous monuments of the city. Discover the historic Knights' Quarter and hear of the myths and legends associated with historic figures. Discover the buzzing Main Square, where you will find the Town Hall and the Cathedral of Segovia. See the Palace of San Martín of Enrique IV and explore the old Jewish Quarter of the city, and discover hidden landmarks well off the beaten track.

Segovia: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

8. Segovia: 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

Meet your guide at a centrally located meeting point in Segovia to start your 3-hour walking tour of the city's most iconic sights. Benefit from the services of a local guide to get an insider's perspective of all the highlights, such as the Roman aqueduct, Segovia Cathedral and much more. Avail of the stunning views of the surrounding countryside before getting dropped off at a centrally located point in the city center. 

Segovia: Private City Walking Tour with Alcázar of Segovia

9. Segovia: Private City Walking Tour with Alcázar of Segovia

Discover the history and interesting facts about Segovia on this private walking tour. Snap pictures of an ancient Roman aqueduct and go through the halls of the Alcázar of Segovia castle.   Be greeted by your guide at your accommodation. Make your way to the well-preserved Roman aqueduct. Uncover the history behind this masterpiece of Roman engineering that has been standing for over 1,800 years. Continue to admire the granite points on the Casa de los Picos façade. Walk to the Sirenas and Medina del Campo squares, where you will find the Mozarabic church of San Martin which is built in the Romanesque-style. Visit the Jewish square next to the Plaza Mayor where you will be able to view a Gothic and Renaissance style cathedral. Arrive at the imposing remains of the medieval city walls of Segovia. Enter the royal palace and fortress of the castle Alcázar of Segovia. Appreciate its features from inside its beautiful halls. Gaze up at gilded ceilings and see how Castilian royalty once lived at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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What people are saying about Plaza Mayor, Segovia

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,305 reviews

We really enjoyed the whole experience. We had enough time to get to see both cities. The whole organization was on point. The bus we travelled was new, clean and very comfy. Our tour guide (Raffael) was a nice guy, he spent the whole time with us telling the history of both towns. It was nice that we had tickets to some tourist sites included in the overall price.

What a great experience! Rafael was incredibly knowledgeable, caring and charismatic (+ our loyal driver Henrique). I thought the day/time was very well organized - it was the perfect amount of time to visit two towns into one trip. Keep in mind that these towns are much colder than Madrid this time of year, so plan accordingly!

I recommend it. I have closed my vacation with this tour and I do not regret it. On the contrary, very good.

Beautiful landscape. Lot’s of enriched history and knowledgeable guides.

well organised & guides are experienced and explain very clearly.