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$89.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Madrid to Segovia Full-Day Private Day Trip with Guide Option

Your private day trip offers a choice of just having a driver for the day or having a driver and guide, too. The Driver Only option gives you the freedom to explore Segovia at your own pace and see the sights that interest you most, with convenient transport from A to B. By upgrading to include a guide, you’ll enjoy a flexible tour of the city with transport to each of the sites. Read on to understand a typical Driver and Guide tour!Driver and Guide:Start with a pickup from your Madrid hotel, and then relax on the journey to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site of Segovia. This ancient Roman city enjoys an idyllic setting between the rivers Eresma and Clamores, bordered by the imposing Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range.First, take a look at impressive Segovia Cathedral, fondly known as the ‘lady of cathedrals’ for its elegance. Built in late-Gothic style, this Roman Catholic church sits in the center of the city and boasts a fascinating history. Then, continue with your guide to admire the impressive Alcázar Castle, one of the most remarkable castle-palaces in the country.If you want a break from exploring, enjoy a rest in the shade in Segovia’s grand central square. Here, the hustle and bustle of daily life continues as it has done for centuries, and you can soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the fine views. One of the benefits of a private tour is that the itinerary is relatively flexible, and you can take breaks or perhaps see other attractions, as you wish. Simply discuss with your guide on the day.As you continue to discover Segovia’s many wonders, take time to marvel at the city’s enormous aqueduct, one of the finest Roman monuments still to be standing on the Iberian Peninsula. The Aqueduct of Segovia’s precise construction date remains a mystery, though it’s thought to date back as far as the 1st century. The structure still carries water from the Fuente Fría River into the city to this day!Follow your knowledgeable guide through the city, and ask for tips for the best places to stop for lunch, perhaps enjoying local delicacies such as suckling pig or delicious Castilian soup. Any meals and drinks are at your own expense. At the end of your tour, say goodbye to your guide and travel back to your hotel in Madrid with your driver.

$185.10 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Balloon flights over Madrid, Segovia or Toledo

You can choose your city, Segovia Madrid or Toledo. Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1985. It is the most representative of the national territory both for its scenic flight as its peculiar interest aerology so perfect for our ballooning.The views snowfall of the main peaks of the Sierra de Guadarrama make during the winter months our flight takes an entirely different stamp. The balloon can admire both the Alcázar, the Cathedral and the Aqueduct dating from the second century after Christ. Segovia is located north of the Community of Madrid a few 80 km of the capital making it a tourist attraction of being grade. During the flight, and if the wind allows, we can go up to 2000m altitude.Toledo, historic town and declared a historical-artistic complex in 1940, UNESCO subsequently granted the title of World Heritage Site in 1986. From the air can spot the Rio Tajo passing through Toledo, El Alcazar and medieval architecture City enjoys it so important. Located south of Madrid 85km away. The height during the flight Toledo is max. 400m.Aranjuez, located south of the Community of Madrid. It is famous for its Royal Palace and its gardens prices and the cultural landscape of Aranjuez was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001.

$123.65 Day Trips & Excursions

Madrid to Segovia Private Full-Day Trip by High-Speed Train

Your round-trip train ticket will be sent to your Madrid hotel in advance of your tour. Simply make your own way to Madrid’s Chamartín Station, hop aboard your high-speed train, and then meet your guide in Segovia. The UNESCO-listed Roman city enjoys an idyllic setting between the rivers Eresma and Clamores, bordered by the imposing Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range. Gaze out of the window on the train and ogle the stunning sights as they slip into view.On arrival, travel with your guide by taxi into central Segovia, and then head out on your walking tour. First, take time to marvel at the city’s enormous aqueduct, one of the finest Roman monuments still to be standing on the Iberian Peninsula. The Aqueduct of Segovia’s precise construction date remains a mystery, though it’s thought to date back as far as the 1st century. The structure still carries water from the Fuente Fría River into the city to this day! Admire the sheer scale of this masterpiece of Roman engineering, and take time to photograph this important landmark.Continue onward with your guide to admire impressive Alcázar Castle, one of the most remarkable castle-palaces in the country. Built in the 11th century, this medieval fortress is often said to be an inspiration for Disney’s fairytale castle! As you explore the exterior of the site, imagine the many medieval tournaments, feasts and festivals that may once have taken place inside its walls.Your next stop is impressive Segovia Cathedral, fondly known as the ‘lady of cathedrals’ for its elegance. Built in late-Gothic style, this Roman Catholic church sits in the center of the city and boasts a fascinating history. Pose for photos in front of its attention-grabbing façade, and hear snippets of its past from your guide.After your walking tour finishes, enjoy some free time to see the city at your own pace. Perhaps ask your guide for tips for the best places to stop for lunch, and try out local delicacies such as suckling pig or delicious Castilian soup. Any meals, refreshments and admission tickets are at your own expense.At the prearranged time, make your own way back to Segovia station and board your train back to Madrid’s Chamartín Station. Please note: Guide will be available for 3 hours or 5 hours during tour

$32.39 Cultural & Theme Tours

San Lorenzo de El Escorial Train Tour from Madrid

King Philip II (the Spanish King who ruled from 1543 to 1551) will be waiting at Príncipe Pío station, on Platform 7, to welcome passengers to the historical Train that bears his name. For 55 minutes, we will enjoy the pleasant journey to El Escorial station, at the feet of the Sierra de Guadarrama mountains. During this journey, we will discover the way people travelled by train in the 40s and get the chance to admire the powerful Diesel ALCO (American Locomotive Company) engine. Once we arrive in El Escorial, buses will be waiting to take us from the train station to the town centre of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (a 5-minute ride), where we will be offered a free drink. Shortly after, we will start our guided tour of the Monastery of El Escorial (Declared World Heritage by UNESCO) and the town that surrounds it. This way, we will learn all about how people lived in those times in which Spain was called the Empire on which the sun never sets. The tour takes about 2 hours. At the end of the tour, you can eat at one of the restaurants that offer us special discounts. Then you will have free time to appreciate the wonderful setting of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Once again, the buses will take us back to the train station to catch the train back to Madrid. PROGRAMMING DEPARTURE: Madrid-Príncipe Pío train station (10: 20h.) RETURN: El Escorial train station (18:20 p.m.) Historical Train + Guided Tour of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and its Monastery 09.50 Reception and entertainment at the Station Prince Pio (track 7) 10.10 Closing of boarding 10.20 Departure from the Felipe II train to El Escorial (50 min) 11.15 Transfer by bus to the center of San Lorenzo (Bus station)* 11.25 Guided visit to the historical complex of San Lorenzo de Escorial (45 min) 12.10 Guided visit to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial (1h 30 min) 14.10 End of guided tour. Start of free time 15.50 MEETING POINT at the Station Buses of San Lorenzo. Docks 19-21 ** till 2018 March 23rd or 17.55 MEETING POINT at the Station Buses of San Lorenzo. Docks 19-21 ** Since 2018 March 24rd Remind travelers who have a free drink at the Exit Restaurant of San Lorenzo (coffee, water, soft drink or beer) (**) If you wish, you can go to the El Escorial train station walking through of the Gardens of the Casita del Principe (20 ')

$135.43 Outdoor Activities

Snowshoe Hiking in Madrid - Private (1-2 pax)

Why not enjoy Madrid in a different way and take half a day in the beautiful Sierra de Guadarrama You can be picked-up by your guide at the hotel and then you’ll go to Sierra de Guadarrama only one hour away from the city. Your guide will take you on a route that for certain will impress you as you discover la Sierra during winter time. From the experienced hikers to the rookie ones there are a bunch of trails to choose from. It is easy to learn how to walk in the snow. You don’t need to do anything else than strap on your snowshoes to start straight away! Enjoy the amazing scenery and the silence of the white mountains. It will be an experience of a lifetime. It's recommended you bring: Cap, Food (energy bar, banana, nuts), Sunglasses, Sunscreen Lotion, Hiking Shoes, Water/Drinks, Wind Proof Jacket. No previous experience with hiking is required. However, hikers should be in sufficient physical conditions for an activity of these characteristics. Joining is at own risk. You will for sure be impressed with this unique part of Madrid!

$131.31 Outdoor Activities

Snowshoe Hiking in Madrid - Small Group

Why not enjoy Madrid in a different way and take half a day in the beautiful Sierra de GuadarramaYou can be picked-up by your guide at the hotel and then you’ll go to Sierra de Guadarrama only one hour away from the city.Your guide will take you on a route that for certain will impress you as you discover la Sierra during winter time. From the experienced hikers to the rookie ones there are a bunch of trails to choose from.It is easy to learn how to walk in the snow. You don’t need to do anything else than strap on your snowshoes to start straight away! Enjoy the amazing scenery and the silence of the white mountains. It will be an experience of a lifetime.It's recommended you bring: Cap, Food (energy bar, banana, nuts), Sunglasses, Sunscreen Lotion, Hiking Shoes, Water/Drinks, Wind Proof Jacket. No previous experience with hiking is required. However, hikers should be in sufficient physical conditions for an activity of these characteristics. Joining is at own risk.You will for sure be impressed with this unique part of Madrid!

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