Discover two of Spain's best-preserved medieval cities on this day trip to Avila and Salamanca from Madrid. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle with an expert guide, drive to the exquisite, walled UNESCO World Heritage site city of Avila. Discover top Avila attractions including the fortress-like Avila Cathedral and Basilica of St Vincent, and visit UNESCO-listed Salamanca, a sandstone-built city famous for its 12th-century university. Admire the gorgeous, sandstone Plaza Mayor, the richly carved university entrance fa'ade and other sights, and enjoy free time to have lunch, shop and explore independently.
Enjoy the scenery as you travel to two of Spain's most beautiful cities, Avila and Salamanca. Along the way, hear how UNESCO-listed Avila is one of Spain's best-preserved medieval cities and still girded by its original walls. Discover why it's known as the City of Stones and Saints, and on approach, admire the walls with their crenelated towers and gates. On arrival, explore some of Avila's attractions with your guide, including the fortress-like cathedral, the Shrine to St Vincent at the Basilica of St Vincent, and the well-preserved walls.
Drive to Salamanca as your guide sheds light on this UNESCO World Heritage site city, best known for its 12th-century university and glorious medieval and baroque architecture. Enter the historical center and ogle the sandstone-built Plaza Mayor, regarded as Spain's most beautiful grand square. Admire the Old and New Cathedrals; see the exquisitely carved fa'ade of the entrance to Salamanca University, and then capture the splendid city views from Salamanca's partly restored, arched Roman Bridge. Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) and to explore independently before your return to Madrid. Your tour then ends back in Madrid.