Visit the cities of Salamanca and Avila on a private, full-day tour from Madrid for up to 8 people, with a flexible combination of guided tours and independent time to explore. Boasting historic ramparts, distinctive architecture, and one of Europe’s oldest universities, both cities are designated UNESCO World Heritage Centres, and you’ll see the highlights on hour-long guided tours of each destination. This full-day Salamanca and Avila tour includes pickup and drop-off in central Madrid and entrance fees, with the personal experience of a private guide.
- Full-day, private excursion from Madrid to Salamanca and Avila
- Visit two UNESCO-listed cities
- Hour-long guided tours in each place
- Time to explore on your own
- Private tour for individual service and flexibility
- Pickup and drop-off at a central location in Madrid
What You Can Expect
Make your way to a central location in Madrid, and board a climate-controlled van for the 137-mile (220-km) trip to Salamanca, whose historic center blends Romanesque, Moorish, and Baroque designs. Departures are available starting at 7:45am, and exact schedule is up to your group.
Stretch your legs on a one-hour guided tour of the historic center, learning about Salamanca history, architecture, and culture along the way. In Salamanca and throughout the tour, your guide will share stories that help bring Spanish history to life, pointing out details that are easy to miss. Finish the guided tour at the Salamanca Cathedral, then enjoy 1.5 hours on your own to walk around the cathedral, take photographs, or eat in one of Salamanca’s atmospheric cafes.
Meet back up with the guide for the 68-mile (110-km) drive to Avila, a walled city founded in the 11th century. Start with an hour-long guided tour of Avila’s ramparts, the elaborate Shrine of San Vincente, and the Cathedral of Avila, among the first Gothic cathedral in Spain. Following the tour, you’ll have 1.5 hours to explore the UNESCO-listed old city on your own before the return trip to Madrid.
This full-day tour concludes drop-off at the original departure point.