Madrid to Segovia Day Trip With World Heritage Castle, Roman Aqueduct, and El Escorial Tour

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Location: Madrid
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
Duration: 10.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Madrid
Highlights - Travel in a private, air-conditioned mini bus with only 19 other people an an expert local guide who gives the tour exclusively in English.
- See the stunning Roman aqueduct in Segovia from the very best viewpoint.
- Visit two of Segovia’s most popular attractions - the Cathedral and Castle - and enjoy fully-guided experiences inside both.
- Stroll the streets of Segovia with your expert guide and learn about the rich history of the city.
- Enter El Escorial, one of the Ancestral Home of Spain’s monarchs, and see their traditional burial place.
Summary
Segovia is the jewel in the crown of Central Spain and home to three of its most incredible attractions: a magnificent Roman Aqueduct, a jaw-dropping gothic cathedral, and a medieval castle so beautiful it was used as the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle by Walt Disney. This exciting day trip from Madrid with private transport takes you inside of all three with guided visits and features a bonus visit to El Escorial - the ancestral home of Spain’s Monarchs.
Description
Segovia is the jewel in the crown of Central Spain and home to three of its most incredible attractions: a magnificent Roman Aqueduct, a jaw-dropping gothic cathedral, and a medieval castle so beautiful it was used as the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle by Walt Disney. This exciting day trip from Madrid with private transport takes you inside of all three with guided visits and features a bonus visit to El Escorial - the ancestral home of Spain’s Monarchs.

You’ll meet your guide and small group of 19 fellow travelers in central Madrid, where you’ll hop on a private, air-condition minibus for the drive to Segovia. In just over an hour, you’ll be passing under the medieval city walls and entering the stunning Alcázar, a medieval castle and that will be familiar to anyone who likes Disney movies. Here you’ll enjoy a full tour of the castle and learn about the ancient dynasties that built it from your expert guide.

Strolling through the narrow streets of the old Jewish Quarter, you’ll arrive at the Segovia Cathedral, one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Europe. Your guide will show you the most interesting parts, like a full-sized wooden sculpture of Christ, then take you on a short city stroll through the narrow, winding streets of Segovia, passing the lovely Church of San Martín and the bizarre facade of the Casa de los Picos. Your destination is the city’s titanic Roman Aqueduct. This nearly 2,000 year-old watercourse is one of the finest surviving Roman aqueducts in the world and you’ll enjoy an amazing view of it from our favorite viewpoint while learning about the history of Roman conquest in the Iberian Peninsula. 

After a break for lunch with plenty of recommendations from your guide, you’ll hop back in the bus and head to El Escorial, the one-time residence of the kings of Spain. This is a palace that has to be seen to be believed. Part monastery, part immense, opulent palace, you’ll explore some of its most impressive rooms while learning how the building was willed into existence by the Catholic Church, a visionary king, and a flood of gold from the Americas. The highlight of the visit is seeing the Pantheon of the Kings, an enormous chamber holding the coffins of 26 kings and queens from the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties, and learning about the burial practices of European royals. 

Your tour lasts 1.5 hours, and also includes the basilica and private apartments of the royals. Then you’ll hop back in the bus for the hour-long drive back to Madrid. 

Segovia and El Escorial are two of the most beautiful and history-rich attractions in Spain. This day trip lets you explore it without worrying about any of the logistics; all you have to think about is what to ask your guide next.


Commentary English: Guide
Included Guided tour & tickets of the Segovia Alcazar Castle & Cathedral
Guided walking tour of Segovia city
Guided tour and tickets of El Escorial Royal Palace, including the Basilica & royal chapel, Royal Tombs & the bedroom of King Philip II
Round-trip transport from Madrid
Expert Walks tour guide
Excluded Lunch
Hotel Pick-Up / Drop-Off
Gratuities
Know before you book Unfortunately we are 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 where sites are closed, we will give you explanations from the outside.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no shows after tour commencement or departure.
Segovia Cathedral and El Escorial Royal Palace can be subject to unforeseen closures due to particular celebrations. In the case where sites are closed, we will give you explanations 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. Walks 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.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.

Dress Code: 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.
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Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-04-12
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 24 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 20 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
April 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 8:30 AM Departure - Sun, Fri (except 01 May 2021)

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.4086004, -3.693413
Address: RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Plaza+Emperador+Carlos+V,+9,+28012+Madrid,+Spain/@40.4086004,-3.693413,18.54z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0xd422628a87fcbb5:0xb1156c0a2eb75048!8m2!3d40.4087684!4d-3.6929061?hl=en
Notes: Arriving by Metro: The closest metro station is Estacion del Arte - It is on Line 1 (blue line) of Madrid Metro.
Start Location Notes RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
End Location Address RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 40.4086004, -3.693413
Address: RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
Notes:
Start Location Notes RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES
End Location Address RODILLA coffee bar, Plaza Emperador Carlos V, 9, Madrid, 28012, ES

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

2020 PRICING RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €140.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €130.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

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