Avila and Segovia from Madrid
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See the most spectacular castle in Spain, Alcázar.
Discovery Avila and Segovia, two of Spain’s finest medieval cities; homes to the oldest and most complete fortified complex in the country, the incredible Segovia Aqueduct and the most spectacular castle in the country.
Our guide to Avila and Segovia from Madrid
This full day excursion from Madrid takes you to the medieval city of Avila which proudly boasts the oldest and most complete fortified complex in Spain. The town is surrounded by an ancient wall that stretches for 2,500 metres and includes 90 fortified towers that date back to the 11th century. Avila was the birthplace of the mystic writer Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515 - 1582) and has been a pilgrimage site ever since. Within the city walls you will discover a large number of Romanesque style churches, gothic palaces and a fortified cathedral from the 12th century. There is an opportunity to visit Avila Cathedral and also enjoy wonderful panoramic views at the hill of ‘los Cuatro Postes’.
Next you will visit Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, most famous for its incredible Aqueduct - a relic of the Roman Empire. Dating from the time of Augustus, it spans for ten miles and has one hundred and eighteen arches. Segovia is also renowned for its Alcazar, a stunning 11th century medieval castle, set on a rocky outcrop. A favoured royal residence for many Spanish kings, this fairytale castle was reputedly the inspiration for the Disney Castle.
The tour also includes an option to add on a lunch. You can choose between a tourist-style lunch or a Segovian gastronomic lunch at the Solaire Restaurant.
Sample Tourist-style lunch
La Granja White beans, Segoviana-style stuffed veal with garniture and dessert.Red wine, mineral water and coffee.
Sample Segovian gastronomic lunch
La Granja White beans, Roasted suckling pig, Ponche cake with ice cream. Red wine, mineral water and coffee.
Daily Jun to October. November to May: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays
Around 8 hours.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Avila and Segovia from Madrid
- Lunch menus are subject to change.
- Children aged 5 years and under travel free, however please note lunch is not included.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- If the walls of the Avila are not available to view, the interior of the Basilica of San Vicente will take its place.
- Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.
Frequently Asked Questions for Avila and Segovia from Madrid
- Does this tour include hotel transfers?
No, unfortuanatly hotel transfers are not included. Please meet at JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).