Fully Guided Segovia Day Trip and El Escorial Royal Tombs

Fully Guided Segovia Day Trip and El Escorial Royal Tombs

Get to know Segovia and 3 incredible attractions: a magnificent Roman aqueduct, a gorgeous Gothic cathedral and a medieval castle.

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Get to know Segovia and 3 incredible attractions: a magnificent Roman aqueduct, a gorgeous Gothic cathedral and a medieval castle.

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  • Languages: Englisch
  • Participants: 1 - 20
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Your experience

Highlights

  • Experience the breathtaking Roman aqueduct in Segovia from the best vantage point
  • Visit two of Segovia's most popular sights - the cathedral and the castle.
  • Stroll with your experienced guide through the streets of Segovia and learn more about the rich history of the city.

Description

Discover Segovia, a real jewel in central Spain and its outstanding attractions. This exciting day trip from Madrid shows you in particular the monastery El Escorial, which the Spaniards also call the "eighth wonder of the world".

You meet your guide in the centre of Madrid, where you board a private, air-conditioned minibus for your transfer to Segovia. Soon you will walk under the medieval city walls and enter the breathtaking Alcázar, a medieval castle that will be known to anyone who likes Disney movies. The building served as a model for the castle of Cinderella. Thanks to your guide, you will get a complete tour of the castle and learn more about the ancient dynasties.

Next you'll experience Segovia Cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Europe. Your guide will take you to the highlights before taking you on a short stroll through the narrow, winding streets of Segovia, past the beautiful church of San Martín and the bizarre façade of the Casa de los Picos. Finally you will reach the Roman aqueduct, whose origins date back almost 2000 years, and listen to the history of the Roman conquest on the Iberian peninsula.

After a lunch break you drive to El Escorial, the former residence of the kings of Spain. The monastery castle will impress you with its incredible beauty. See its captivating rooms and learn how it was built by the Catholic Church, a visionary king and with the help of a flood of gold from America. The highlight of your visit is the Pantheon of the Kings, a huge chamber with the coffins of 26 kings and queens from the dynasties of the Habsburgs and Bourbons. Your tour lasts 1.5 hours and also includes the Basilica and the private apartments members of the royal family. Then get back on the bus and drive back to Madrid for one hour.

Please note

Additional information

Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time.

Unfortunately, the tour operator is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour.

Segovia Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular celebrations. In the case you'll receive an explanation from the outside. Please remember that Segovia Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace are holy places, and attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.

Photography is not permitted inside Segovia Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace. Please note that guests may only carry small handbags. Larger backpacks are not allowed inside Segovia Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace.

Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

Included in the price

  • Guided tour and tickets of the Segovia Alcazar Castle and Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace
  • Guided walking tour of Segovia
  • Round-trip transport from Madrid
  • Tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting point

This tour meets in front of Rodilla coffee bar in Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, 28012 Madrid. The closest metro station is Estacion del Arte - It is on Line 1 (blue line) of the Madrid Metro.

Cancellation Conditions

Cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to tour commencement lead to a full refund. For later cancellations no refund can be provided. Amendments depend on availability. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.

This deal can be cancelled for free up to 3 days before the date of the activity.

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