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

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Avila with Walls and Segovia Day Tour from Madrid with Optional Lunch
from USD $96.80
Admire the city of Ávila, where you can climb the walls, visit the outside of the Basilica of San Vicente and the outside of the Cathedral, and walk through the Convent and the Museum of Santa Teresa. Get to know Segovia, where you will visit the Roman Aqueduct, the Plaza Mayor and enter the Cathedral and then go to the Alcazar. Last but not least, you will be able to choose between three types of lunch with typical products of the area.
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In Brief

Madrid, Spain
8 hours
January 01 to March 31
Daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 1 to March 31
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Avila, Avila, Province of Avila, Castile and Leon

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

Stop At: Segovia, Segovia, Province of Segovia, Castile and Leon

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


  • 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
  • Entrance to the Convent of Santa Teresa (not included from April 2020)
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Segovia (not included from April 2020)
  • Touristic lunch (if option selected / not included from April 2020)


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

Departure Point

Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Returns To

Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain

Additional Information

  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • The Cathedral of Segovia visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Cathedral Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 03 Feb 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.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2020
Julia Travel through Viator did a great job with the tour. Everything was as expected - they delivered what they said they would. The guide was superb and was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. I was impressed. My only comment, more of a recommendation really is if you are taking this tour, do the lunch on your own! You will have plenty of time even though some reviews suggest you won't. We were given 1 hour and 45 minutes to eat lunch and get to meeting place which is 15 minutes from starting point. When you get the included lunch, there is no choice, they just serve it. And, quite honestly, the food was just ok. The people who ate lunch on their own and then met up with the group for the tour had a much better experience. But, bus was clean and smooth, tour guide excellent. Would book again.
• Submitted 24 Dec 2019
The tour was good. Beatrice was great! The lunch was average. Amazing sights, great history and serious wind!
• Submitted 23 Dec 2019
This tour was excellent and my wife and I would strongly recommend it. The bus was very comfortable and the places we visited were certainly places we were pleased to see on our recent tour of Spain. The Avila walls are magnificent to see and it is amazing how well they have been preserved. The highlights of Segovia were the amazing aqueduct which is also extremely well preserved and the castle which is brilliant. Just some advice for people considering this tour - there is a lot of walking involved.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Fabulous! Best of all the Viators we took. Saw things we did not know were going to be on the tour. Excellent tour guide; provided great historical content and answered questions. Also got our tickets for us in a jiffy.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Well organized from beginning to end. Had two guides, one who did the tour in Spanish and another who did the tour in English. Did not book the lunch but a tapa and drink was included for those who did not book the lunch and that was nice.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
I absolutely loved the trip. The gastronomic lunch is a must have!!!!! The tour guide couldn't better. Well worth it!
• Submitted 22 Oct 2019
Our tour guide Silva was awesome. We had headphones and she provided a narrative the entire time we we walking around Avila and Segovia. The lunch was great. We never felt rushed or that we missed anything. Learned a lot of history and walked through medieval castles! I highly recommend Julia Tours.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Our tour to Avila and Segovia was excellent. We were able to see everything that was listed by the tour company on our tour. Our tourist lunch was very satisfying.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
Our guide was superb (sorry I forgot her name, but she brought her son, and his name is Danielle) she gave alot of history and explanation of everything, which made the beautiful scenery even better. Avila and Segovia were just glorious and it was a beautiful day. We chose to skip the lunch after reading the reviews... But still had a dish and drink there, which the server speaks very little English and he's very busy so useful to at least learn "dos cola" to get a drink, else he'll just walk away... We walked to a place called Meson Don jimeno close to the plaza Mayor to eat the famous pork dish and it was superb... We had about an hour before need to meet up with the group again, it was tight but doable. Ask to eat at the bar if too many people waiting.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
This tour will wet your appetite for even more. If you have more time, visit the cities individually. However, if you have limited time, this tour hits the highlights in these amazing cities and are well organized by Julia tours. Our guide led competently although I would have appreciated just a little more description of how far away the cathedral was from the lunch point so we didn't nearly miss it. Speaking of lunch, I highly recommend opting for one of the lunch options.
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
This was an excellent tour. We had a group that was divided into two groups so those wishing to hear the descriptions in Spanish and English could with separate guides. The guide was well-informed and engaging. The material was interesting and the time allotted was perfect except it was hard to to figure out exactly where to meet once we viewed the aqueduct. The lunch was absolutely superb. One of the best meals we had on our month-long vacation.
• Submitted 26 Jul 2019
The guide did a great job on providing all the historic information about the region. We surprisingly received one complimentary hot eggy dish an one glass of beverage, even though we did not pay for the meal option. The 2 thousand years old roman waterway wall is amazing high and big. But guide's direction to get to the Catedral de Segovia was not very clear so we almost got lost in town and nearly missed the group gathering. Alcázar de Segovia is very beautiful. I wish I could have stayed inside longer to taking more photos. Highly recommend if you have one full day in Madrid without any where to go plan.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was wonderful, informative, helpful with a good sense of humor. Great trip overall! Would recommend absolutely recommend it.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide Manuelo spoke English well, was knowledgeable and answered questions. He let people take their time within the frame of the schedule. It was Sunday, so because of this we could not visit St. VIncent in Avila which was a pity. We had our recompense in Segovia with the cathedral and the Alcazar. Altogether a memorable tour.
• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
You see the Avila walls from a distant viewpoint, you explore Avila, there is adequate time to walk on the walls and look down. You don't really need to walk around the entire city to get the experience and I thought the time allotment was appropriate. The Segovia portion was very impressive. The lunch stop has many options available other than the one provided by the tour. We had a toddler with us so we went to a nearby fast food restaurant. We had plenty of time at the aqueduct, were able to explore the city some, then a wonderful tour of the cathedral and alcazar. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we went at a comfortable pace. This was a great tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
good experience, a very complete tours for a day ...
• Submitted 20 Jan 2019
We had the most fantastic guide, Manuel. I was able to understand him in both English and Spanish. He provided us with a wealth of history and knowledge about these two places. Both Avila and Segovia are must sees! We had the Tourist Lunch at El Cordero in Segovia. We were a little disappointed with our lunch but the restaurant was a beautiful one.
• Submitted 31 Oct 2018
It took about 1 hour 15 minutes to from Madrid to Avila. We have about 2 hours in Avila for a guided walk and 20 minutes on the wall. It is a bit short on the wall for our visit. Then an hour drive to Segovia. We got a tapa but did not opt for lunch. We ordered suckling pig and lamb leg ourselves. If you have meals, then there are only 20 minutes at the aqueduct which is a bit short. The walk to Alcazar is very nice and the visit to Alcazar was valuable. Overall, this is the only way to visit both places within a day unless you drive or have a private tour.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2018
Guide easy to understand, very knowledgeable. Although we did not sign up for lunch were surprised to be served one tapa and a drink.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2018
The tour was incredible!!! Great information. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. Definitely would recommend this to anyone that loves history and anecdotal experience!!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2018
Our tour guide was absolutely great and very informative - you don't want to be late returning to the bus between spots because she left 4 people behind at Avila as they were 20 min late - they joined us again when we got to Sergovia. The walls around the city at Avila are amazing as you can walk around them. The Aqua duct !!!! what can I say - it blows your mind to think that it was built all those years ago Highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 20 Jul 2018
Beautiful city and a great tour for us. Fit into our schedule well!
• Submitted 22 May 2018

In Brief

Madrid, Spain
8 hours
January 01 to March 31
Daily, except Tuesdays and Thursdays
April 1 to March 31