Avila and Salamanca Tour from Madrid

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Duration: 11 hours

Departs: Madrid, Madrid

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover two of Spain’s best-preserved medieval cities on this day trip to Avila and Salamanca from Madrid. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide, drive to the exquisite, walled UNESCO World Heritage site city of Avila. Discover top Avila attractions including the fortress-like Avila Cathedral and Basilica of St Vincent, and visit UNESCO-listed Salamanca, a sandstone-built city famous for its 12th-century university. Admire the gorgeous, sandstone Plaza Mayor, the richly carved university entrance façade and other sights, and enjoy free time to have lunch, shop and explore independently.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Entrance to the Cathedral of Salamanca (only in the regular option)

Guided Walking Tour in Ávila

Guided Walking Tour in Salamanca

Professional guide

Transportation from the meeting point to Avila and Salamanca and back to Madrid

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off (included in the private option)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infant seats must be requested in advance and are subject to availability
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
  • Not recommended for travelers with reduced mobility
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you have reserved a private tour and you want to be picked up at your hotel please send us the hotel details
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • We recommend to take sun cream, a hat and water, specially in summer

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Capital of Spain and commonly known as Villa y Corte, Madrid is the largest city in Spain and the second largest in the European Union.

• Admission Ticket Free

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas
Neo-Mudejar style bullring from the 1920s where bullfights, concerts, and events are held.
Your meeting point will be around this area.
Be there at least 10 minutes before the date.

• Admission Ticket Free

Its history dates back to Celtic times and is known for its ornate sandstone architecture and the University of Salamanca. It was founded in the 12th century and was a key intellectual center in the 15th and 16th centuries. The university continues to add to the vibrancy of the city with its international student population.

• Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Mayor
The front of the plaza, showing the clock tower in the background and social gatherings in the front. Is a large plaza located in the center of Salamanca, used as a public square. It was built in the traditional Spanish baroque style and is a popular gathering area. Our guide will explain us here about the history on this square.

• Admission Ticket Free

New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva)
The New Cathedral is, together with the Old Cathedral, one of the two cathedrals of Salamanca. It was constructed between the 16th and 18th centuries in two styles: late Gothic and Baroque. It was declared a national monument by royal decree in 1887.

• Admission Ticket Free

Universidad de Salamanca
It is the oldest university in the Hispanic world and the third oldest university in the entire world still in operation. The formal title of "University" was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.

• Admission Ticket Free

The Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Déco of Salamanca, in the Casa Lis, is a museum that keeps a collection of furniture and representative objects of the decorative arts.

• Admission Ticket Free

Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo)
La Clerecía is the name given to the building of the former Royal College of the Holy Spirit of the Society of Jesus, built in Salamanca between the s. XVII and s. XVIII.

• Admission Ticket Free

Puente Romano
The Puente Mayor del Tormes, better known as the Roman Bridge of Salamanca, is a bridge that crosses the Tormes River at the height of Salamanca.

• Admission Ticket Free

Ávila is known for its intact medieval walls, with more than 80 semi-circular crenelated towers and 9 gates, including the arched El Alcázar.

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Plaza Mercado Chico
The Plaza del Mercado Chico, the main square of Ávila, is located in the center of the city, inside the walls. It is a rectangular square with arcades on three of its sides and opposite the church of San Juan Bautista, on the side without arcades.

• Admission Ticket Free

Catedral de Avila
You will have some free time to visit the inside on your own. Please note that the opening times of the Cathedral may change depending of the time of the year

• Admission Ticket Free

Basilica de San Vicente
The Basilica de los Santos Hermanos Mártires, Vicente, Sabina y Cristeta, best known as Basilica de San Vicente, is a church in Ávila, Spain. It is one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the country

• Admission Ticket Free

Siete Iglesias de Trabancos
The church of San Pedro is a Romanesque temple located in the Spanish city of Ávila. It was declared a national monument in 1914.

• Admission Ticket Free

Las Murallas de Avila
The Walls of Ávila in central Spain, completed between the 11th and 14th centuries, are the city of Ávila's principal historic feature. These fortifications are the most complete in all of Spain. We will have the chance to admire them and take pictures of the landscape.

• Admission Ticket Free

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