What To Expect
Save money with this Super Saver that combines a full-day City Tour of Madrid with the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and a full-day tour to Salamanca and Avila.
Meet your guide in downtown Madrid for a morning City tour of Madrid in small groups.
Our first stop will be at the iconic Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family in Madrid but that is only used for state ceremonies.
From there, you will enjoy a guided walking tour to the famous Plaza Mayor, one of the oldest squares of the city. Marvel at this impressive rectangular square surrounded by three-story residential buildings with balconies facing the Plaza and at its nine entranceways.
Continue to Puerta del Sol, one of the best known areas of Madrid where the symbol of Madrid, the Bear and the Madroño Tree is located as well as the symbolic center of Spain with the kilómetro cero plaque and the famous clock where Spanish people gather to celebrate New Year's celebration.
Then, the minibus will take you to the Gran Via, the most famous and busiest street of Madrid full of shops and restaurants.
Your next stop will be at Puerta de Alcala next to the main entrance of Parque del Retiro, one of the largest parks of Madrid where the beautiful Crystal Palace is located.
Do not miss Plaza de Cibeles, a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains, which is a symbol of Madrid where the Real Madrid team celebrates its victories.
You will also pass by the Plaza de España square, at the western end of the Gran Vía and other highlights of Madrid.
Enjoy some free time in La Latina to have lunch.
In the afternoon, we will head to the Escorial, located at about 45 kilometres of Madrid. The Escorial, also known as the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain and therefore a royal palace but also a monastery, museum and a school that was built between 1563 and 1584.
Your guide will take you to the Courtyard of the Kings, the basilica of San Lorenzo el Real, which is the central building in the El Escorial, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheon of the Kings and of the Princess, the Escorial library and to the Escorial Gardens. After a 1-hour guided visit you'll have time to explore the place by your own.
You will be dropped off in downtown Madrid at the end of the day.
08:45 to 12:30 - Madrid City Tour & Walking Tour
12:30 - Free time for lunch
13:15 - Departure from Madrid
14:00 - Arrival to El Escorial
14:00 to 17:00 - Guided visit of El Escorial & free time
17:00 - Departure from El Escorial
Meet your guide at Madrid Las Ventas bullring, the meeting point for your full day tour to Salamanca and Avila.
You will have time to relax during our 2 hour journey to Salamanca, a famous university cities in Spain that was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
Upon arrival to Salamanca you will enjoy a guided walking tour of the city. You will get to know its oldest squares squares and gardens and its many churches including the Old and New Cathedrals of Salamanca that join in a place known as Patio Chico, one of the most charming corners of the city. You will learn that the Old Cathedral is of the 12th century and of Romanesque style while the New Cathedral is much larger, and was built in the 16th century of Gothic style and completed in the 18th century.
You will also stop at the Plaza Mayor, which is the main square in the heart of the city.
After that, you will have free time to explore the city at your own pace and have a delicious lunch at one of the restaurants the guide will recommend you.
We will leave Salamanca at the beginning of the afternoon to continue our tour to Avila, notable for having complete and prominent medieval town walls that we will visit during our walking tour of the city. You will be impressed by this imposing medieval structure that dates from the 11th century and encloses an area of 31 hectares! We will also visit the romanesque and gothic Cathedral of Avila that was built as a cathedral-fortress.
Before returning to Madrid you will also have free time to walk around the city and visit what you want!
08:00 - Departure from Madrid
10:00 - Arrival to Salamanca
10:00 to 13:00 - Salamanca City Tour and free time in Salamanca
13:00 to 13:45: Free time for lunch
14:00 - Departure from Salamanca
14:45 - Arrival to Avila
14:45 to 18:00 - Avila City Tour and free time in Avila
18:00 - Departure from Avila
Professional Tour Guide
Transportation from meeting point
Half-day City Tour and Walking Tour of Madrid
Tickets to the Escorial
Half-day tour of the Escorial
Half-day Tour of Salamanca including a Walking Tour and free time
Hotel pick up and drop off
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Your meeting point on Day 1 will be at the Opera House Square in downtown Madrid
Your meeting point on Day 2 will be at Madrid Las Ventas bullring
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