Avila and Segovia Day Trip from Madrid

Soak up Spain's fascinating history and legendary culture on an Avila and Segovia day trip from Madrid. Explore the walled city of Avila, Spain’s best-preserved 11th-century fortified town, and discover why it is known as the City of Stones and Saints. Then unravel centuries of history in the city of Segovia, from its two-tiered Roman aqueduct to its Moorish fort and stunning Gothic cathedral. With the option to indulge in a gastronomic lunch, your trip to these two UNESCO World Heritage sites is a feast for all the senses!

What You Can Expect

Segovia's incredible Aqueduct
Segovia's incredible Aqueduct

Your day trip from Madrid to Avila begins with a stop at hilltop Los Cuatro Postes to admire superb panoramic views over the city of Avila, dotted with church towers and Gothic palaces, and declared a UNESCO ‘Heritage of Mankind’ city.

Entering the 11th-century city walls encircling Avila, notice how the 90 fortified towers and circular turrets look like they’ve stepped out of a storybook, and hear how Avila is an important pilgrimage site as the birthplace of the mystic writer Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515–82). Then explore two of the best examples from the astounding array of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Avila, packed with one of the highest concentrations of Romanesque and Gothic churches in Spain.

Your guided visit to Avila’s churches takes you to San Vicente Basilica, a Gothic masterpiece and home to some of Spain’s most prized examples of Romanesque sculpture. Then see how Gothic and Romanesque architecture combine in Avila’s celebrated cathedral, with its fortress design and alabaster chapels and tombs.

Continue your Segovia day trip to see one of the finest Roman-era monuments in Spain -- Segovia's Roman aqueduct. Admire the scale of this incredible feat of engineering, built entirely without mortar during the reign of Augustus in the 1st century AD, and see how the aqueduct originally had 118 arches and was 10 miles (16 kilometers) long.

Your guided tour of Segovia also takes you to the famous Alcazar, a beautiful 11th-century medieval fort that inspired the design of Disney’s fairytale castle. One of the finest Moorish fortresses in Spain, it’s also at the heart of one of the most significant group of medieval buildings in the country. Step back in time and imagine the medieval tournaments that once took place here, and the heroic knights who fought in the court of the kings of Castile who ruled from Segovia.

Complete your Segovia guided visit with a look at the city’s impressive cathedral, the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain and known as ‘the Lady of the Cathedrals’.

On this day trip to Segovia you have the option of including a tourist-style lunch of stuffed veal or a superb gastronomic meal featuring local Segovian specialties such as roasted suckling pig.

Sample Menu (subject to change)

Tourist Lunch:

  • La Granja white beans
  • Beef cooked 'Segovian style'
  • Dessert
Gastronomic Lunch
  • La Granja white beans
  • Roasted baby pig
  • Segovian cake
  • Mineral water, wine and coffee

Days of Service

January 01 to March 31
Daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 1 to October 31
November 1 to December 31
Daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays

Meeting Time




  • Avila visit and entrance fee to Basilica of San Vincente
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Segovia visit and entrance fee to the Alcazar, with its Artillery Museum and Church of Vera Cruz


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • If the Cathedral in Avila is being used for exhibitions or other events, it may affect the normal flow of your visit. In this case, another monuments in Avila will be visited instead.
  • 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
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point



9 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

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Customer Reviews

Katherine S

September 2015

The tour guide was knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. I opted out of the tour lunch since I'm usually an independent traveler. There was plenty of free time for pictures and to just absorb the ambiance of these charming towns..

Judith S

September 2015

Excellent trip with friendly guide on crowded day in Avila and Segovia. Good lunch served - back to basics soup, casserole and icecream.

William H

September 2015

Excellent guide and itinerary.


September 2015

Great tour. I took it on Sep. 14. Our guide was very informative. The walls at Avila and the aqueduct at Segovia were very impressive. Just outside Avila, we had short rest break at hotel before we entered the town. The hotel location had a great view of the town.

Luis A

September 2015

This was a long, intense day. But, well worth it. These 2 cities are beautiful and breathtaking. I totally enjoyed this tour and the Segovian lunch was delicious. I wished for a few more minutes to be able to buy a souvenir, but we had to keep moving to be able to see both cities in one day.

Lincoln W

September 2015

Booked trip to see the wall in Avila and Segovia turned out to be more impressive than I expected. Great tour recommend taking a day out of your schedule to take this tour. You get on the bus right off the metro in the heart of Madrid.

Stacie H

September 2015

I really enjoyed this tour! Avila and Segovia were both beautiful and the lunch was very tasty! The only thing I would have liked better is the castle in Segovia was the main thing I wanted to see and it was it the last thing we saw and it felt a little rushed at the end of the day.

Pamela O

September 2015

Well organised and very good guide, Carmen.
I particularly enjoyed Avila it was an interesting city.
Segovia also good. It was a long day but that's expected when you cover two cities in one day.
Would recommend.

Rocky L

September 2015

Great trip.Even though we had a sudden downpour of rain and hail in Segovia.Our guide and group soldiered on to have a good time.

Martha D

September 2015

The tourn guide was very informative. We enjoyed touring these beautiful cities. The guide shared interesting stories and facts and was happy to answer all questions.

Ronald D

September 2015

This was an incredible trip Segovia is just a treasure, in fact my wife liked it better than Toledo. Avila wasnot in the sasme gategoru but since the Segovia trip was well worth the price of the whole tour, we really can't complain


August 2015

This tour was amazing!

tike c w

August 2015

Great guide who gave info and enjoyed the gastronomically delightful lunch. Service at that restaurant needs improving, slow. We end up hurrying for the dessert.


July 2015

This is the tour to do before leaving Madrid. It's a short trip away and full of wonders. I would definitely do this tour again.

James M

July 2015

The tour was great. However, if you are limited on time and can only choose one location near Madrid, I would recommend trying to see Toledo instead.


July 2015

The tour guide was most informative and since I was in a wheelchair she kept a good eye out for me. I truly appreciated that!

Fiona D

July 2015

This was a great day trip and I learned so much. I would recommend this tour to anyone :


July 2015

Avila is okay and needs to be visited to get a feel for the things of that period and to appreciate Segovia more in comparison. Segovia is fantastic, especially the Roman Aqueduct! Food in Segovia can be a bit boring though with very little variety. On the whole a tour very worth taking.

Kellen M

July 2015

A very nice day trip from Madrid. Tour guide was friendly and full of knowledge. We had a great day exploring these two great cities. If you love history and/or architecture, you will thoroughly enjoy this tour. Highly recommend.

Thuc-Quyen N

July 2015

Excellent tour. My family enjoyed the trip very much. Our tour guide is excellent, knowledgeable and fun. The selected restaurant for traditional lunch was excellent. We had roasted suckling pig which was much better from Botin in Madrid.

Simon S

July 2015

Great trip

Jose F

July 2015

It's almost a whole day long tour with lots of walking. But there is so much to take in that at the end of the tour you absolutely feel you got your money's worth. The gastronomic lunch is excellent.

Rosario I

June 2015

This tour was great and the tour guide was very good explain everything in both English and Spanish.

Isabel A

July 2015

A wonderful tour. Well organized and well paced. Our tour guide Luria explained everything carefully and clearly. We had lunch on our own at the main square on the top of the hill close to the cathedral.