Excursion | Tour of Ávila and Salamanca from Madrid

For travelers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of Madrid and immerse themselves in the enchanting history of Spain, a day trip to Salamanca and Ávila is an absolute must. Just a few hours away from the capital, these two captivating cities offer a journey back in time, where medieval charm, architectural wonders, and cultural richness await.

Para los viajeros que buscan escapar del bullicio de Madrid y sumergirse en la encantadora historia de España, una excursión de un día a Salamanca y Ávila es imprescindible. A solo unas pocas horas de la capital, estas dos cautivadoras ciudades ofrecen un viaje en el tiempo, donde el encanto medieval, las maravillas arquitectónicas y la riqueza cultural te esperan.

Target price | Precio Orientativo
405 $

Meet your guide at Plaza de las Ventas before heading to Salamanca, an exemplary university city whose historic center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover its important heritage, with countless magical corners, accompanied by a bilingual guide, and stroll through the oldest squares, including the Plaza Mayor, a baroque-style square with ornate decorations. Guided by a knowledgeable bilingual expert, travelers are led through the winding streets of the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site brimming with magical corners and hidden treasures. Discovering iconic landmarks like the captivating Salamanca University and the Old Cathedral, participants gain insights into the city's rich academic and cultural heritage.

As the day unfolds, the journey continues to Ávila, a picturesque city famous for its remarkably preserved medieval walls. Stepping through the ancient gates, visitors find themselves transported back in time, surrounded by an atmosphere of historical grandeur. Ávila's impressive Basilica of San Vicente, a stunning example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, stands as a testament to the city's artistic legacy. A highlight of the visit is the opportunity to walk along the formidable walls that encircle the old town, offering panoramic views of the charming city below. As the day winds down, travelers have the privilege of exploring the first Gothic cathedral in Spain, the awe-inspiring Cathedral of the Savior of Ávila, a true masterpiece of religious architecture.

Encuentra a tu guía en la Plaza de las Ventas antes de dirigirte a Salamanca, una ciudad universitaria ejemplar cuyo centro histórico ha sido declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO. Descubre su importante patrimonio, con innumerables rincones mágicos, acompañado de un guía bilingüe, y pasea por las plazas más antiguas, incluida la Plaza Mayor, una plaza de estilo barroco con decoraciones ornamentadas. Guiados por un experto bilingüe conocedor, los viajeros recorren las sinuosas calles del centro histórico, un sitio del Patrimonio Mundial de la UNESCO repleto de rincones mágicos y tesoros ocultos. Al descubrir lugares emblemáticos como la cautivadora Universidad de Salamanca y la Catedral Vieja, los participantes obtienen una visión de la rica herencia académica y cultural de la ciudad.

A medida que el día avanza, el viaje continúa hacia Ávila, una pintoresca ciudad famosa por sus impresionantes murallas medievales perfectamente conservadas. Al atravesar las antiguas puertas, los visitantes se transportan en el tiempo, rodeados de un ambiente de grandeza histórica. La impresionante Basílica de San Vicente de Ávila, un impresionante ejemplo de arquitectura románica y gótica, es testigo del legado artístico de la ciudad. Uno de los puntos destacados de la visita es la oportunidad de caminar a lo largo de las imponentes murallas que rodean el casco antiguo, ofreciendo vistas panorámicas de la encantadora ciudad. A medida que el día llega a su fin, los viajeros tienen el privilegio de explorar la primera catedral gótica de España, la impresionante Catedral del Salvador de Ávila, una verdadera obra maestra de arquitectura religiosa.

Hotel Avenida Gran Via

Hotel Avenida Gran Via is a well-known hotel located in the heart of Madrid, specifically on the famous Gran Vía street. Gran Vía is one of the city's main thoroughfares, known for its vibrant atmosphere, theaters, shops, and restaurants. Staying at this hotel puts you in a central location, close to many of Madrid's popular attractions. As a 3-star hotel, it offers a comfortable and convenient stay for both leisure and business travelers. The hotel typically provides essential amenities such as free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned rooms, and a front desk that operates 24/7 to assist guests. Some rooms may offer views of Gran Vía, giving you a glimpse of the city's bustling life.

El Hotel Avenida Gran Vía es un conocido hotel ubicado en el corazón de Madrid, específicamente en la famosa calle Gran Vía. Gran Vía es una de las principales vías de la ciudad, conocida por su ambiente vibrante, teatros, tiendas y restaurantes. Hospedarse en este hotel te sitúa en una ubicación céntrica, cerca de muchas de las atracciones populares de Madrid. Como hotel de 3 estrellas, ofrece una estancia cómoda y conveniente tanto para viajeros de ocio como de negocios. El hotel suele ofrecer servicios esenciales como Wi-Fi gratuito, habitaciones con aire acondicionado y una recepción abierta las 24 horas para asistir a los huéspedes. Algunas habitaciones pueden ofrecer vistas de Gran Vía, brindándote una visión de la animada vida de la ciudad.

 
Hotel + Excursion per person $203

 

This great getaway includes
viajes para niños 11 hour excursion
Accommodation 2 nights, 3***hotel  (you can upgrade the hotel)
viajes para niños Expert Guide that will show you the best of Ávila and Salamanca
experiencia viajacontufamilia Recommended by #Trip2Spain

Good to know...

  • Print and present the voucher to enjoy the activity.
  • Make sure to arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance. Meeting point: Calle Julio Camba Madrid ES
  • Tour: 07:45 - 18:45 hr
  • Ávila is famous for its remarkably well-preserved medieval walls, which encircle the entire old town. These walls are the most complete and best-preserved in Spain and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Ávila is the highest provincial capital in Spain, sitting at an elevation of around 3,715 feet (1,132 meters) above sea level.
  • Ávila is famous for its traditional dish called "Chuletas de Ávila," which is a type of veal chop that is a specialty of the region.
  • The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the third oldest in the world that is still in operation. It has a rich history and has been an important center of learning for centuries.
  • The University of Salamanca's facade features a small frog hidden among the intricate carvings. It is said that finding the frog with your eyes will bring good luck and academic success.
  • Salamanca is often referred to as the "Golden City" because of the distinctive golden hue of its sandstone buildings, which glow in the sunlight and give the city a warm and charming appearance.

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