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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
This day trip from Madrid takes you to the two historic towns of Pedraza and Segovia for a splendid day of sightseeing and exploring. Travel back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets of Pedraza, one of Spain's most beautiful walled medieval villages. Enjoy a glass of local wine with tapas before heading to nearby Segovia to visit a preserved Roman aqueduct, elegant Segovia Cathedral and the Alcázar of Segovia (Segovia Castle), one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain (which inspired the castle in Disney’s ‘Cinderella').

This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Madrid to Segovia and Pedraza
  • Explore atmospheric cobblestone streets in the medieval town of Pedraza
  • Enjoy a glass of local wine with Spanish tapas at a tapas restaurant
  • Visit Segovia Cathedral and the famous the Alcázar of Segovia, one of Spain’s most iconic castles
  • Learn about the history and heritage of these cities from your knowledgeable guide
  • Upgrade includes a delicious lunch of Spanish specialties
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Pedraza and Segovia Tour from Madrid

Admire the decoration of Segovia Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Europe

Meet near Plaza de Espana in central Madrid in the morning to hop aboard a comfortable coach and make your way to Pedraza, a historic city located about 1.5 hours north.

One of Spain's most beautiful walled medieval villages, Pedraza is home to mazes of narrow cobblestone streets just waiting to be discovered. Walking along the narrow streets with your guide, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time.

Learn about the unique history of this carefully preserved town as you admire rustic buildings and emblazoned houses. Head to a typical Spanish tapas restaurant to enjoy a glass of local wine paired with some tapas such as pan con tomate (bread with tomato spread), tortilla Española and serrano ham croquetas (fried, breaded roll). Then, it’s off to Segovia!

A scenic 45-minute drive will take you to the capital of the Segovia Province, famous for its well-preserved Roman aqueduct that runs 10 miles (16 km) long. As you’ll learn on your guided walking tour, Segovia has hosted several kings of the Kingdom of Castile, one of the medieval kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. Due to its important royal heritage, this city preserves one of the most important medieval groups of buildings in Spain.

Enter Segovia Cathedral and marvel at the elegant interior. Known as ‘The Lady of Cathedrals,’ this was the last Gothic cathedral built in Spain, and is considered the masterpiece of Basque-Castilian Gothic architecture.

At midday, you’ll have time for some lunch. Depending on the option you select, you can have lunch on your own or enjoy a provided lunch of typical Spanish specialties (see sample menu below).

Continue to the Alcázar of Segovia (Segovia Castle), one of the most spectacular and iconic castles in the country. Located in Old Town, the Alcázar of Segovia is nestled in a beautiful setting, rising out of a rocky crag above the Eresma and Clamores Rivers near the Guadarrama Mountains.

Explore the castle's interior as you learn about the history of the Alcázar, which was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, a state prison, a Royal Artillery College and a military academy since then. Because of its distinctive shape, the castle is one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's Cinderella Castle.

At the end of your time here, hop back in the coach and relax on the drive back to Madrid.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu

Tourist Lunch
La Granja white beans, Segoviana-style stuffed veal, and dessert.
*Beverages not included

Gastronomic Lunch
La Granja white beans, roasted suckling pig, and ponche cake with ice cream for dessert. Served with red wine, mineral water and coffee.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had a great tour with a wonderful guide, Jorge! I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone visiting Madrid.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Our trip was excellent. We did not have a car, nor were we keen to join a large group and this tour seemed like a good efficient option to see both Segovia and Pedraza. Marta, our tour guide, was well informed and seemed relaxed and comfortable responding to our questions. She was also a warm person with very attractive sense of humour. Highly recommend this trip with Marta.
Alan ( from Australia)

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