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Avila and Salamanca Tour from Madrid

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  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Travel from Madrid to Spain’s medieval, UNESCO-listed cities Avila and Salamanca. Visit the Avila Cathedral and Basilica of St. Vincent in Avila, and then head to Salamanca to see its famous university and Plaza Mayor. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with comfortable round-trip transport from a central meeting point in Madrid and all of your entrance fees included.
  • Avila and Salamanca tour from Madrid
  • Explore Avila’s UNESCO-listed old city, one of Spain’s best-preserved medieval gems
  • See Avila Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Vincent
  • Visit UNESCO-listed Salamanca, famous for its medieval university and enchanting sandstone architecture

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Salamanca (only in the regular option)
  • Guided Walking Tour in Salamanca
  • Guided Walking Tour in Ávila
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation from the meeting point to Avila and Salamanca and back to Madrid
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (included in the private option)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Calle de Julio Camba
    C. de Julio Camba, 28028 Madrid, Spain

    The guide will be waiting for you at the corner of Julio Camba Street with Alcalá Street with a sign of Amigo Tours. Metro station VENTAS. Please be at the meeting point at leat 10 minutes before the tour departs

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • We recommend to take sun cream, a hat and water, specially in summer
  • If you have reserved a private tour and you want to be picked up at your hotel please send us the hotel details
  • Infant seats must be requested in advance and are subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers with reduced mobility
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • 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.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

This is a long day but is well worth it and the places you visit and see such as the cathedrals are a must do just fascinating and beautiful!!
This is how live/day tours in other countries/key cities are conducted such as in Rome, Paris, and New York.
The early start time and less running subway cars on a saturday almost made me miss the tour so be careful.
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Great cities
Pedro_P, Nov 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable! Both cities were incredible. The ancient walls in Avila were impressive.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Pedro_P, we are delighted to know you had such an incredible time with our fantastic guide, hope to see you again on tour with us! Ivana, Amigo Tours
Overall a good trip
Amado_E, Oct 2022
Salamanca and Avila were both breathtaking for different reasons. We were a little rushed in Avila and not allowed time to go inside basilica of St. Teresa. Unfortunately in the rush to leave some people were left behind.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Amado; Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, we truly appreciate it and hope to have the chance of seeing you once again. Mariana, Amigo tours
Salamanca and Avila from Madrid
Allan_M, Aug 2022
The walking tour of Salamanca was interesting and the visit to the Cathedral was fantastic - the new cathedral built around the ancient one. The walled city of Avila really worth visiting. My only complaint was I booked an English speaking tour and it was a bi- lingual tour. At every stop the explanation was in english and Spanish which wasted a lot of time.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Amig@ Allan_M Thank you very much for being part of this experience with amigo tours. We are glad to know that you had a great experience and we are satisfied to know that you had a good experience. We will take your comments into consideration. Dulce, Amigo Tours
It was memorable, Spain is the best full of history..
Luis_G, Jul 2022
Salamanca is an spectacular city full of history. I would had preferred to spend more time in Salamanca..
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Luis_G, we are incredibly happy to read you enjoyed this experience; thank you so much for sharing your opinion with us, we truly appreciate it. Mariana, Amigo tours
Good taste of two cities, but needed more free time
Matt_N, May 2022
Nice trip to be able to see Salamanca and Avila in one day. I did not like how the tour was English and Spanish, especially once we got to each city. The walking tour took twice as long to repeat all the info again in the second language, and really cut into the free time to explore. I really wanted more time in Avila to walk around atop the walls. But our guide was very nice, and very knowledgeable about each location.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Amig@ Matt_N We are very sorry to hear that this experience was not to your complete satisfaction. Dulce, Amigo Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful but long day
Richard_G, Apr 2022
Salamanca and Avila are beautiful and worth the trip. The tour however could use some revising. Firstly pickup location, instructions should state uproad by bullring side, not just the cross street corner names (or at least to come out and look for clients). Would have liked the maps and some directions during the 2 hour trip so we could familiarise our selves with the area. We were there during heavy rain/windy so maps were mostly useless. The tour guide was pleasant but failed to bring the town (s) alive. Felt that the church in Avila admission should be included.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Richard, Avila and Salamanca are far from Madrid and also from each other, this is way the tour is 11 hours and we indicate it very clear in the description, this is only a small bite of two great cities but our guides explain all the important details and show the highlights in the time that we have. People with small time in Madrid will get the change to know this two beautiful cities in a comfortable vehicle and reach all the main corners in one day, what would be impossible on your own without our bus and the knowleadge of our guides. We are sorry that you feel like you will have stay longer but we invite you to come over to Spain soon and repeat. Have a nice day!
April's vacation
osvaldo_r, Apr 2022
Salamanca is a wonderful city. It's filled with wonderful buildings filled with history. i wish that I had more time available to feel it.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you very much for sending us your comments. It has been a great pleasure to be able to serve you and to have borne fruit our efforts reflected in your satisfaction. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Tour of Avila and Salamanca
teresitacomandante, Feb 2022
Very nice tour. Our tour guide Carlos is very knowledgeable! Avila snd Salamanca are beautiful! The bus was on time.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments, we love to hear that you had a great experience with us. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Very nice Tour our tour...
Jose_I, Dec 2021
Very nice Tour our tour guide Belen is an extraordinary tour guide lots of beautiful places and good food
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for telling us about your experience, we will forward your comments to our colleague. It was a pleasure to serve you. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Pretty towns
Katherine_S, Dec 2021
I came by myself. I'm glad I joined this group, it was small and the tour guide was energetic about the history. I learned a lot! The towns are small so you get to explore both really well!
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments. We love to hear about your experience. We look forward to serving you again on your next trip to any of our destinations. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Well organized tour with great guide
Yifan_T, Nov 2021
Stefanie was our tourguide and she was great! She was attentive and eloquent, and gave us great recommendation for lunch. Here is the itinerary of the day: 7:45 take off, no traffic going out of the city 9:30 break for 20 minutes 10:45 arrive in Salamanca, 1 hour walking tour 11:45 visiting the new and old cathedral on your own with an audio guide, the price is included in the tour 13:45 take off for Avila 15:00 arrive in Avila, 30-45 minutes guided walking tour, then explore on your own. The price for the cathedral is not included in the tour. 17:00 leave for Madrid, some traffic entering Madrid 18:40 back in Madrid
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comments, and for your input for future travelers. Dulce, Amigo Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
A fun day
Margaret_E, Oct 2021
Beautiful places, a great guide and bus driver. It was a fun day, full of awesome sights. Our guide was very caring and personable.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are glad to read from you and know that you had a pleasant experience. Dulce, Amigo Tours
A truly enjoyable and uplifting day!
Adelberto_B, Sep 2021
It was a dream come true for me, as I have always wanted to visit Avila. The visit to Salamanca was very enlightening, gave us a history of the university and how it’s on par with the other very old universities in Europe like Sorbonne.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Dear Amig@ We are very happy to have been part of your trip, thank you very much for your comments, it has been a pleasure to serve you. Valeria - Amigo tours.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very average, lousy bus
Gabriel_P, Sep 2021
Bad: The Bus was lousy and small, very uncomfortable. The same company sent big buses to other tours, while they provided a small one rather very uncomfortable for this one... The guide never stoped talking with the bus driver. At 7:40am and with more than two hours to get there, everyone wanted to sleep. Again I compared the tour from the previous day with this one, and the day before the guide kindly stated that otherwise asked upon, he would remain silent to give us space to sleep on the road. But our guide just kept talking for the complete two and a half hours with the driver. Also, while she was kind and had good explanations at the sites, they were rather short and simple. From over hearing other guides at the sites, we could tell that ours didn't had that much information, which is always interesting to hear.
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for your comment. We are very glad that you were part of this great experience, we are very sorry that this detail has overshadowed the great effort we put in making you have a great experience. We hope to continue improving and have the pleasure of being at your service again. Dulce, Amigo Tours
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wonderful tour
Bernadette_S, Aug 2021
We had the most wonderful time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and we learned a lot of history of the 2 cities. Very much worth it. Thank you Amigo Tours. We shall see you again.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you for being part of this experience, we are very happy to have served you, we hope to serve you again on your next trip. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Jessica_M, Jul 2021
This was a wonderful day trip from Madrid with enough to see to leave you wondering at the beauty just outside of the city. Our guide was very knowledgeable & funny. Thank you so much for an incredible experience!!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Dear Amig@ Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to provide you with an incredible experience! Thank you for letting us know your comments. We look forward to serving you again at any of our destinations. Dulce, Amigo Tours
Salamanca and Avila Tour
bogdan_k, Mar 2020
It was ver good and interesting only instruction where to meet wasn’t clear they should put meet us at bus island with bus sign amigo tours
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Bogy Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Madrid and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
Beautiful cathedrals and medieval walls in one day
ManuelGerardo_V, Feb 2020
Great experience, times were a bit short for two cities but was fine as we didnt have more days available. Special thanks to our guide, Minerva.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Dear Amigo Manuel Thank you very much for your great words. We love that you liked our tour from Madrid with Minerva and we hope to welcome you again soon. Thank you Best regards
justinang, Jan 2020
This is the most disappointing tour that I have ever booked. I had been told on the spot at meeting point that it was cancelled due to injury of tour guide. The tour operator did not even provide advance notice or try to find a replacement. They have not refunded me as promised and am still chasing for the refund. Don't recommend this tour operator to anyone.
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Amigo, we are sorry about the incidence we had with this tour. Normally, if this kind or problem arises, guide injury, we do our outmost to find a solution but usually we have not many options, overall if it is an accident. Please, contact us on the telephone number of our website and we will help you to obtain your refund. Many thanks Kind regards AMIGO GROUP
Awesome Experience!
Alma_C, Jan 2020
It was an amazing trip! Walking through the streets of these magnificent cities was a wonderful experience. Our guide was totally awesome and so knowledgeable! I would definitely return
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Dear Amigo Cruz, Many thanks for your great words. We love you liked our tour with our guides and we look forward to receiving you soon again. Many thanks Kind regards


Product code: 228699AVILASALAMANCA