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

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10 hrs

Max 20

Why take this tour?

This Segovia day trip from Madrid takes you to four of Spain's most iconic attractions. Admire Europe's most impressive Roman Aqueduct, tour the jaw-dropping Segovia Cathedral and explore Segovia's Alcázar, a castle so beautiful it inspired Walt Disney. End your day at El Escorial, the monumental palace that holds the tombs of Spain's monarchs. With private transport and a local expert to guide you, this is the perfect way to see Segovia, the Jewel in the Crown of Spain.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Private, air-conditioned transport from Madrid to Segovia.
  • Created with Sketch.Guided city stroll through Segovia's old town, A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Created with Sketch.Take in the best view of Segovia's world-famous Roman aqueduct, another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Created with Sketch.Segovia Cathedral tickets with full tour.
  • Created with Sketch.Alcázar of Segovia (your third UNESCO World Heritage Site) tickets with full Segovia Castle tour.
  • Created with Sketch.El Escorial Tickets with full Escorial tour (a 4th UNESCO World Heritage Site!).
  • Created with Sketch.Our expert guides are passionate about art and history. Many guides host Spanish and English-speaking groups at the same time, but ours give your tour exclusively in English, meaning you have plenty of time to interact and ask questions.

Take a day to experience Segovia and El Escorial

Your Madrid to Segovia day trip starts in Central Madrid, where you’ll meet your guide and small group in central Madrid and 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 World Heritage Site that will be familiar to anyone who likes Disney movies. You’ll enjoy a full Alcázar tour and learn about the ancient dynasties that built it from your expert guide.

Strolling through the narrow streets of the UNESCO world heritage Old Town, you’ll arrive at the Segovia Cathedral, a fantastic neo-gothic cathedral. Your guide will show you the most interesti...

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Your Madrid to Segovia day trip starts in Central Madrid, where you’ll meet your guide and small group in central Madrid and 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 World Heritage Site that will be familiar to anyone who likes Disney movies. You’ll enjoy a full Alcázar tour and learn about the ancient dynasties that built it from your expert guide.

Strolling through the narrow streets of the UNESCO world heritage Old Town, you’ll arrive at the Segovia Cathedral, a fantastic neo-gothic cathedral. Your guide will show you the most interesting parts inside, like a full-sized wooden sculpture of Christ, then take you on a short city stroll to the titanic Roman Aqueduct (another UNESCO World Heritage Site). 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 from your guide.

After a break for lunch with plenty of recommendations from your guide, you’ll hop back in the bus and head to El Escorial, a fourth World Heritage site and a palace that has to be seen to be believed. Part monastery, part cavernous 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.

Your Escorial tour lasts 1.5 hours, and also includes the basilica and private apartments of the royals. Then you’ll hop back into 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 Madrid to Segovia 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.

  • Sites Visited
  • Segovia Old Town
  • Aqueduct
  • Alcázar of Segovia
  • Segovia Cathedral
  • El Escorial
  • Tour Includes
  • Private transport from Madrid to Segovia
  • Alcázar of Segovia Tickets
  • Segovia Cathedral Tickets
  • El Escorial Tickets
The monumental Segovia Aqueduct
Segovia Cathedral
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Perfect tour, perfect guide, must say it was a great journey to some really nice places in Spain.

Thank you Alfonso for an amazing tour. Alfonso was so incredibly knowledgeable of the town as well as everything we visited, which allowed us to appreciate everything so very much. Alfonso was attentive to all of our needs and happily answered any questions we had. His professional and friendly personality made having him as our tour guide incredibly enjoyable.

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