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Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch
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Overview

Visit the UNESCO-listed cities of Segovia and Avila on this day trip from Madrid. Admire the picturebook old town of Avila with its stunning 11th-century walls, cathedral, and Basilica of St. Vincent. Then continue to the historical showstopper of Segovia. Behold its massive Roman aqueduct and explore its Gothic cathedral and fairytale-like Alcazar fortress-palace. Upgrade to include a simple, tourist-style lunch or a gourmet feast of Segovian specialties with drinks.
  • Day trip from Madrid to Avila and Segovia
  • Enjoy a photo stop with superb panoramic views of Avila
  • Tour Avila's UNESCO-protected city walls and towers
  • See Avila's San Vicente Basilica and cathedral
  • Visit Segovia's magnificent Roman aqueduct and Gothic cathedral
  • Optional tourist-style or gourmet Segovian lunch with drinks
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Air conditioned motor coach.
Bilingual Official guide.
Gastronomic lunch (if option selected)
Entrance to the Walls of Ávila
Entrance to the Alcázar of Segovia
Individual radioguided system
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
C. de San Nicolás, 15 , C. de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Julià Travel Office

8:30 AM
Plaza de España , Pl. de España, Madrid, Spain
Depart Madrid by air-conditioned coach and relax onboard as you travel toward your first stop, Avila.

En route, listen as your guide provides fascinating commentary about this beautifully preserved medieval city, the birthplace of the Spanish mystic, Saint Teresa, in the 16th century.

Stop at the viewpoint of the Four Posts (Cuatro Postes) for sweeping views of the UNESCO-protected, old walled city. Admire the 11th-century walls and towers, and then explore two of the town’s most impressive Romanesque and Gothic churches. Take in the fortress design and alabaster chapels of Avila Cathedral, and visit the Basilica of St. Vincent.

Then, continue to Segovia, a history-steeped city with Roman roots, set between the Eresma and Clamores rivers. Admire the stunning, 2-tiered Roman aqueduct, one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Spain. Learn about the construction of the aqueduct during the 1st century, and its 166 arches and 120 pillars.

Next, head to the Alcazar, a spectacular 11th-century fortress-palace that was one of the inspirations behind Walt Disney's Cinderella castle. Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed, building as you hear how it served as a royal palace, prison and artillery college.


Afterward, explore some of old Segovia’s other highlights, including Segovia Cathedral, the last Gothic cathedral to be built in Spain.

Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) during your explorations or opt to upgrade to enjoy either a simple tourist-style meal or a delicious gastronomic feast showcasing Segovian delicacies such as roasted suckling pig.

After your time in Segovia, return to Madrid where your tour concludes at the start point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Avila
Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Ávila aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches. Our first stop for the day will be at the city of Ávila, one of the best preserved fortifications in Spain. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the Old Town to discover the impressive history of this city. See Romanesque style churches, Gothic palaces and a fortified cathedral of the Middle Ages. Visit the Walls of Ávila and imagine the stories they have seen through the centuries. Marvel at the fortification and towers, which have granted the city a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. You will be given free time to explore on your own.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Segovia
Meet your guide again at the designated time to continue the tour to Segovia. If you decided to include the option, it is now time to relish on a wonderful gastronomic menu for lunch. Those of you who did not add the option to your bookings, will have 1 hour and a half of free time for lunch. Take advantage of this time and see the most important roman civil construction in the Peninsula, the Aqueduct of Segovia. Meet your guide again in front of the Cathedral for an exterior visit of the same. Walk through the old Jewish quarter of the city following your guide towards the Alcazar of Segovia. Enjoy a guided visit of the site and marvel at this spectacular fortification. Did you know its architecture served as inspiration in some Walt Disney films? Can you tell us which?
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Infants aged 5 years and under, are free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This day trip from Madrid is a must if you have the time." See review
  • "Dont have time to really take it all in They take you to a few areas for toilet break but most are tourist traps dont expect a quality tour, do a private tour instead" See review
  • "You start by meeting at the tour operators shop where you have to check-in alongside everyone else going on a tour that day, there were 5 tours starting at 9am, so be there early to check in." See review

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star-5
Well worth the money. Highly recommend.
Edwin_P
, Sep 2021
Our guide was excellent. Even though she had to do the presentation in two languages, she always took the time to make sure both groups understood. The walled city of Avila was stunning. In Segovia, the two highlights were the aqueduct and the Alcazar, although the entire town was beautiful.
star-5
Avila and Segovia
Laura_L
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour - very nice bus - excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about both places. Beautiful cities
star-5
Julia Tours gets an A+
David_M
, Aug 2021
This tour was amazing. We saw the highlights of both cities, and our guide, Jorge, hit the right tone for the tour. He transitioned seamlessly between Spanish and English throughout the day, even though my husband was the only one who didn’t speak Spanish. Interesting historical facts were shared and questions answered. We opted for the lunch included and felt it was worth the money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great trip!
Elizabeth_C
, Mar 2020
This was a great trip. We visited two beautiful cities. Sylvia was very nice and managed our trip well.
star-3
Avilla, Segovia tour
Bhuvana_R
, Feb 2020
Bus was very comfortable. Tour was on time. Guide was good but not clear on exact meeting point. Overall a good, but not great experience.
star-5
The Alcazar was the highlight of the trip.
designtrio
, Feb 2020
Very lovely trip through the countryside. Avila and Segovia make a great day trip from Madrid. Lots of history. Our guide was very good.
star-4
Comprehensive tour
t33napond
, Feb 2020
This tour is a great way to see these great cities in a day. Very well organised day. Our guide Beatrice has excellent English and kept the group moving. My only criticism of the tour was that it includes the wall and tower in Avila but we were literally on the wall for 5 minutes. I think if we were given at least 15 mins to walk along a section it would have been more enjoyable. One and a half hours allocated for lunch so 15 mins from this time could be used on the walls or add half hour to the duration of the day and add that into Avila.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
I’d do it again!
ajbrown
, Feb 2020
The pace was good. What we saw was fabulous. The guide Nouri was most helpful. Suggestion: have a place to ask for food allergies. I could not eat some of the things served for lunch but the restaurant tried their best to accommodate me. Highly recommend the trip and the tour company. Office is a nice place to wait and staff very helpful.
star-5
Avila amd Segovia full day trip from Madrid
socwklaw
, Jan 2020
The guide was wonderful. The day was amazing. This day trip from Madrid is a must if you have the time. Do the full day. We opted for the tapas and wine and then ordered a la cart off the menu for lunch. Avila’s history was Interesting and one highlight was waking on top of the walls of the city and walking on two or three towers of the 88 along the 2.2 KM of walls. Just incredible views and history. Segovia was Incredible. Buy the tour option where you go into Alcazar castle. It’s amazing. It’s the castle Disney modeled their castle on and the rooms inside and history from the tour guide won’t disappoint. The Roman aqueducts in Segovia are well Preserved. Both towns are quaint and weren’t crowded, but that’s likely due to our off season holiday. Gorgeous views all around.
star-2
Not for solo travelers
jerseygirl623
, Jan 2020
Maybe the worst tour I took on my holiday. Don't get me wrong, the views were beautiful, and the tour guide was knowledgeable, but the english tour was given in both english and spanish, so it just seemed like she spoke the entire time, so it left no room for questions, or getting to know the other tour members. I travel alone alot, and i never felt so isolated on a group tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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