UNESCO-listed Segovia is one of central Spain's most fascinating cities, home to historic marvels such as the ancient Roman Aqueduct, the Gothic Segovia Cathedral, and the grand Alcazar of Segovia. Here’s how to see it on a day trip from Madrid.
One of the most cost-effective and fun ways to explore Segovia is on a group tour, many of which often combine a visit to Segovia with a stop at another nearby town, such as the walled city of Avila, UNESCO-listed Toledo, or the medieval village of Pedraza.
Private day trips offer a personal experience with greater freedom to explore at your own pace. Head out on your day trip with a private driver, or hop on the high-speed train with a knowledgeable guide. Spend the entire day taking in the Roman ruins and Gothic masterpieces of Segovia and possibly include a visit to the Royal Palace of La Granja.
Segovia From Above
Those looking for romance (or those pressed for time) can get a bird’s-eye view of Segovia on a hot air balloon ride over the city and its surrounding landscape, topped off with a celebratory glass of cava.
Things to Know
- Segovia is located about an hour’s drive outside of Madrid.
- Most day trips from Madrid last upwards of 8 hours, so be prepared for a full day.
- Hot air balloon excursions generally last 3 hours, with 1 hour of flight time.