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Madrid to Avila and Segovia Day Trip

Tour Description

Our Madrid to Avila and Segovia Day Trip is by far one of the most popular for our clients.  This excursion takes you on a journey through the region of Castille Leon, one of the larger regions filled with pure and authentic Spanish culture. You will visit two important cities, Segovia, famous for its amazing Roman Aqueduct and 15th Century architecture, and Avila, whose well preserved medieval walls are the jewels of the city. Your driver  will give you a great introduction to the sights, monuments, original design, divine delicacies and breathtaking views.   If you would like to taste some local cuisine consisting of Roasted Pig, Stewed beans or a marzipan dessert, let us know and we can set you up with an appropriate reservation or point you out in the right direction.  This day trip comes highly recommended as you are seeing two destinations that would be otherwise difficult to reach by public transport together in one day.

  • 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)
    • Scenic Drive through majestic town of La Granja on the way to Segovia
    • Fairytale Castle in Segovia and 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct
    • Avila´s medieval wall, one of the best preserved in Europe
    • A-6 and over pass of Navacerrada, mountain pass
    • Segovia
    • Plaza de Azoguejo
    • Aqueduct
    • Calle Juan Bravo (the commercial street lots of shops)
    • Plaza de San Martin
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Cathedral
    • Alcazar
    • Drive to Avila
    • Viewpoints from car of the wall
    • St. Teresa´s convent
    • Main Plazas

    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 your specific requests.

    We are also happy to change the sequence of the drive and start by Avila and finish by Segovia.

    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 Segovia
    Entrances to Monuments 

    Local licensed guide who can accompany you into monuments for an extra $250 fee.  Your driver is very experienced and can point out important things but does not have the history like a local guide and does not accompany you into the sites.

    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.

    Conveniently located within a 2 hour drive from Madrid, Segovia and Avila make for a great escape from the city into a picturesque region of rolling hills and farmlands. You will actually be crossing into a whole different region of Spain, Castille Leon, which offers it´s own identity and traditions. Your private car and english speaking driver/guide will conveniently, pick you up at your accommodation in Madrid and head north. Crossing over the mountains of Navacerrada, you will immediately feel at ease with the scenic surroundings and abundance of forest and trees. You will pass through charming villages on the way including the Royal Palace and gardens of La Granja. Upon arrival to Segovia, your driver/guide will first take you on a panoramic tour to enjoy the viewpoints. You will have an opportunity to get out of the car and take photos if you like. Your driver will show you the highlights including the famous Gothic cathedral that towers over the city, a 2000 year old Roman aqueduct, a fairytale castle, and interesting architecture with unique stucco work. The comparison to Madrid is amazing and you won´t believe you are only 1.5 hours away.

    Segovia flourished in the 10th and 11th Centuries, as evidenced by its now-famous Romanesque architecture. It was here that Queen Isabel the Catholic was crowned, and the city has a noble feel to it despite its informal and laid-back locals, who will immediately make you feel welcome. But Segovia's history goes all the way back to Roman times, and the Aqueduct will leave you speechless. You have the option today of sitting down for lunch in a typical and traditional setting perhaps tasting the Roasted Suckling pig which is the most famous of Segovia. If you want to keep moving and leave more time for Avila, a quick sandwich is always an option and your driver will help out with choices.

    Next destination, Avila which does not require as much time as Segovia, but is well worth the trip just to get a glimpse of the well preserved medieval wall. Avila brags it´s own unique history from the long battle wounds between the Christians and the Moors to the famous birthplace of St.Teresa which you can go and view the convent named in her honor. This portion of the tour will be similar to Segovia in that the driver will take you on a panoramic tour with the car and you will have an opportunity to get out, take photos, look around or buy some of those famous ¨ Yemas¨ made by the Avila nuns that most tourists won´t pass up. At the end of your tour, your driver will return you to your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.

    Tour Type : Private Day Trip
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