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Avila, Segovia and El Escorial Day Trip
Activities in Madrid

Avila, Segovia and El Escorial Day Trip

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Minerva was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
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  • 33% off
  • English and Spanish
  • 11 hours

Ávila and Segovia, both World Heritage Sites, are cities with legendary histories. Discover them with this day trip from Madrid which also includes a visit to El Escorial.

Itinerary

After leaving Madrid, the tour will head west towards the stunning mountain landscape of the Sierra de Guadarrama.

The first stop will be Ávila, one of 15 Spanish cities belonging to the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll begin by looking out over its famous walls from the Cuatro Postes (Four Posts) viewpoint, one of the best locations from which to view the defensive walls that circle the ancient town. A walking tour through the historic centre will allow you to admire the architecture of important monuments such as the Basilica of San Vicente and the Ávila Cathedral.

The tour will continue in the nearby Castilian city of Segovia, where you'll explore the old town on foot. Here, you'll learn about the curiosities of the city's Roman and medieval history, and walk alongside its most significant historical symbols, amongst which the iconic Aqueduct is a particular highlight. 

You'll then have an hour and a half of free time in Segovia to enjoy lunch (not included). You may also choose to visit monuments such as the Alcázar, one of Castile's best preserved castle-palaces.

After eating, you'll set off back towards the Community of Madrid. Before returning to the Spanish capital itself, you'll enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. As you explore its majestic rooms, you'll learn surprising stories about the different kings and queens who have lived here over the course of its history.

Following the tour of El Escorial, you will return to Madrid.

Price

Adults Children between 3 and 11 years old Children under 3 years old
US$ 77.90
US$ 70.10
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 77.9
  • Children between 3 and 11 years old

    US$ 70.1
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

More information

Duration

11 hours.

Language

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.

Included

Transport on bus with air conditioning.

English and Spanish speaking guide.

Entrance to El Escorial Monastery.

33% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Lunch.

Entrance to museums and monuments that can be visited during free time.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Madrid).

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 77.90
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Plaza de Las Ventas.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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