Discover the splendor of Spanish history, architecture, and natural beauty as you escape the bustle of Madrid for a day. Our curated day trip to El Escorial & Segovia offers an unforgettable experience, immersing you in the grandeur of royal castles, the solemnity of an historic monastery, and the enchanting ambiance of two ancient cities.
El Escorial is famed for its breathtaking monastery which houses many of the Spanish royal family, as well as one of the most beautiful secret libraries in Europe. Segovia is home to a Roman aqueduct, which gave the city its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Known as one of the best-preserved monuments on the Iberian Peninsula, the aqueduct towers at 28,5 meters tall. Additionally, the gorgeous Alcázar of Segovia is rumored to be Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Cinderella castle!
Please be advised that in accordance with our terms and conditions the City Card membership cannot be used to obtain discounts for anyone but the card holder.
Click here to see a visual map of our route to El Escorial and Segovia!
We will start our day in beautiful El Escorial where you will have roughly 2 hours to explore. The town is very small and a perfect place for a coffee and snack on a terrace. If you’re feeling adventurous you can explore the monastery gardens for free or pay to enter the building and explore it’s beautiful halls. Entry is very affordable and there will be a reduced price for those with a student card.
Then we will say goodbye to El Escorial and make our way towards Segovia. As soon as we drop you off you will be free to enjoy the rest of your day as you wish. There are many things to visit in Segovia like its famous cathedral, its Disney-esque castle, various mini museums, shopping and of course, eating. Segovia is famous for its suckling pig dish, known as cochinillo.
After a beautiful day of exploration we will return to Madrid in the evening.
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Citylife offers a basic travel insurance package with every trip that can be purchased as an add-on to your ticket. The insurance is provided by Innovac and will cover basic medical emergencies for the duration of the trip.
It is not mandatory to take this specific insurance that we offer, but please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are travelling with proper coverage. If you decide not to take the insurance, we will consider that you are covered by another policy.
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