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Madrid to Salamanca Day Trip

Tour Description

Located just over 2 hours from Madrid, Salamanca makes for a great day trip. While it is a little farther than some of the other day trips we offer, once you set your eyes on the Plaza Mayor, arguably one of the prettiest in Spain, you will be happy you made the trip. If that is not enough to entice you, imagine visiting one of the oldest Universities in Europe where people like Christopher Columbus and Miguel Cervantes studied. Wow!
Your driver will conveniently pick you up at your accommodation and off you go!  Relax and enjoy the ride and views of rural Spain, a topography that will surprise you. You will begin with a panoramic tour of Salamanca followed by a ride through the old quarter, reflecting both Renaissance and Plateresque architecture style exemplified in the University buildings that date back to the 13th Century.  The  history and the special culture of the students in this University town gives it a very special energy.  The traditions run deep and today you will earn an appreciation for this centuries old University town.  Your return to Madrid will reveal beautiful sunset views of the medieval wall of Avila.

  • Private Driver
  • Sedan, Minivan, Minibus or Bus depending on the size of your group.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel, general commentary.
  • Groups of more than 9 people will also have a private guide at destination for 3h. (Guide available for additional cost for groups smaller than 9)
    • Salamanca´s fascinating Cathedral old and new
    • Centuries old University
    • Beautiful Plaza Mayor
    • Views of Avila medieval wall

    • Outside Main entrance of New Cathedral
    • New Cathedral
    • Old Cathedral
    • University campus
    • House of Shells
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Walls of Avila
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.


    As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our driver/guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: a particular building or the famous frog found in the grand door of the Cathedral.

    Duration: 9.5h
    Start: 9am
    Start point: Your hotel or accommodation
    Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

    Optional for this tour:
    We are happy to book a traditional lunch in Salamanca.

    Entrances to Monuments 

    Important:  This tour includes an experienced driver.  He speaks basic to good english.  If you would like to include a local guide who can take you into monuments in Salamanca, please inquire as we can arrange it.  The additional cost would be $250.

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

    There are many things to love about the city of Salamanca located in the heart of the region of Castille Leon.  Some say the entire city is like a museum and every street and corner holds something fascinating. The Cathedral and Plaza Mayor will leave you with a lasting impression.  As one of the larger cities in the region, Salamanca offers a mix of distinguished University prestige, impressive architecture style and also a fun student atmosphere inviting for any visitor.  It´s location takes you deeper into Spain, and  you will find a lot less tourists here adding to its authenticity and immersing the visitor closer to the locals.  Salamanca is one of the most important University towns in the country and the students give it a life on it´s own and a special energy that you can feel while walking the picturesque streets. 


    Tour Type : Private Day Trip
    Price per Group
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    Group Size:
    $880.00

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