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Activities in Madrid

Avila and Salamanca Day Trip

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A wonderful experience. Places that, in addition to being beautiful, have an important heritage value. The Estefani guide brings you closer to unsuspected historical contexts with her brilliant explanations, which make the excursion a luxury. Thanks!
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
(-20%) US$ 89.50
US$ 71.60
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Explore Salamanca, Spain’s most famous Renaissance city and then head to Ávila, surrounded by a perfectly well-preserved city wall during a full-day guided trip from Madrid.

Explore Salamanca, Spain’s most famous Renaissance city and then head to Ávila, surrounded by a perfectly well-preserved city wall during a full-day guided trip from Madrid.

Avila and Salamanca Day Trip

Greet your English-speaking guide in front of Las Ventas metro station at 7:45 am and board a comfortable coach that will head off to Ávila and Salamanca, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The first stop will be Salamanca, Spain’s most popular Renaissance city. You will wander through its main cobbled-stone roads until you get to the Plaza Mayor, one of the most impressive squares in Europe.

Then, you’ll continue to Plaza de Anaya, where you’ll admire the city’s two cathedrals: the New Cathedral of Salamanca and the Old Cathedral of Salamanca. You’ll also visit the city’s epicenter, where the University of Salamanca is located. Every year thousands of students from every nationality flock to study in this prestigious university. Don’t forget to look for the famous frog that is hidden in the building's façade.

You will have approximately one hour to eat at your own leisure. Your guide will recommend the best restaurants to try typical Spanish cuisine. 

With a full belly, you'll hit the road to Avila, famous for its medieval city walls. During your tour of the town, you’ll marvel at the exterior of the Ávila Cathedral, a spectacular fortified 12th-century church. You’ll also visit San Vicente Basilica, a beautiful Spanish Romanesque-style building and the 2,500 metres of medieval walls.

After visiting Ávila, you’ll be back in Madrid at around 7 pm.

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Price

Adults Children 3-11 years old Children under 3 years old
Tour in English
US$ 89.50 US$ 71.60
US$ 80.60 US$ 64.40
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 89.50 US$ 71.60
  • Children 3-11 years old

    US$ 80.60 US$ 64.40
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

11 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Transport by bus

Official English speaking guide

Entrance to the Cathedral of Salamanca

20% discount on the official ticket price.

Not included

Lunch

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

(-20%) US$ 89.50
US$ 71.60

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Las Ventas metro station. The exit is Calle Julio Camba.