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Best Alcázar de Segovia Tours 2021

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Imagine Walt Disney’s magical castles and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Alcázar de Segovia.

If you’re looking for something with a little bit of history drizzled in panache, you won’t have to go very far. That is if Segovia in Castille y León isn’t considered far at all. At this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’re destined to find a family vacation that encapsulates the millennial creator as well as the medieval historian within.

Hot air balloon flying over Segovia

Although it is currently used as a museum, the history of the Alcázar of Segovia is profound.
The castle was originally created as an Arab fortress, made with mostly wood that outlined the foundations left from the Roman era. It has since been transformed into a royal palace, a state prison, and used as an Artillery college.

This beautiful piece of architecture was noted to be the inspiration behind Cinderella’s castle in the Walt Disney film and has noteworthy architecture and some stunning views. It was built on a hilltop and situated where two rivers meet. These rivers flow out of the Guadarrama mountains, which are about 20km away.

Just an hour from Spain’s capital city, there’s a little bit more adventure to be had in Segovia’s Castle after your bike tour through Madrid. Read further to learn more about prices and tours.

Prices 2021

Entrance into Segovia, Spain’s Alcázar will only cost you €9 ($11 USD) for full entry and €6 ($8 USD) for those who prefer not to climb up the Tower of Juan II. While the cheaper option only grants you access to the museum itself, various tour options are available if you’re looking to explore more than just Segovia’s Alcázar.

Some full-day tours from Madrid will cost you between €18 to €51 ($21 to $60 USD). Have a look at some of the walking tours and full-day town tours below.

Times

*Note: Ticket sales and admission are allowed up to 30 minutes before closing time

Summer Schedule: 10am – 8pm
Winter Schedule: 10am – 6pm

Best Time to Go

The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain is always available to the public and there is no bad time to visit this wondrous castle. The best time to go is determined by when you’re in the city and what kind of weather you prefer.

Warmer seasons in Segovia are from spring in March through to early autumn in September. The lowest temperatures have been recorded in January in the heart of winter.
Facts about Segovia, Spain.

Touring the Castillo de Segovia will take you less than an hour. However, walking about the actual city of Segovia is a spectacular way to truly appreciate Spanish locals and spend the rest of your day.

The city is well known for various delectable lamb or pork dishes, such as cochinillo asado, sopa Castellana, and judiones de La Granja. A must-try is the El Alcázar bakery which is close to the cathedral. Here, you’ll have to try a sweet pastry called ponche.

Alcázar de Segovia Tours

Since Segovia is about an hour away from Madrid, many day tours will start from there. You’re spoiled with options to city-hop from Madrid to Segovia to Toledo and back. Or to simply stroll through the majestic old-world city of Segovia until nightfall.

These tours offer you the very best of every option.

Guided Walking Tour with Alcázar Entry

If you’re a history buff and love to learn everything there is to know about unique cities, this tour is worth your time. Even if you’re not that big on history and architecture, this tour is perfect for any traveler looking to learn as much as they possibly can.

Walk through the castle and fall in love with Alcazar de Segovia’s interior, memorialized with Renaissance and Gothic influences. Or simply allow yourself to be humbled by the city’s grand architecture.

What we liked: Great tour that leaves enough time in the day for more adventure.

INCLUDES:
  • Guided Tour
  • Entrance Ticket to El Alcázar
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks

This tour takes 2 hours, it includes everything you’ll ever want to know about the city of Segovia. Make sure to brush up on your Spanish because the guides aren’t bilingual.

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Alcázar with Cathedral and Lunch – Segovia to Toledo

Cruise safely from one city to the next in an air-conditioned bus, accompanied by a bilingual guide and only 14 other people.

See everything that both Toledo and Segovia have to offer and spend 12 hours exploring the world beyond Madrid. This tour is for the true adventurer that loves to be out and about with a chance to make some new friends.

What we liked: Skip the ticket line and avoid waiting in queues.

INCLUDES:
  • Professional guide & walking tour
  • Entrance to the Alcázar Castle and Cathedral of Toledo
  • Gastronomic lunch menu (on the bus)

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff
  • Food and drinks (off the bus)

This 12-hour tour with a skip-the-line ticket gives you an opportunity to learn about two beautiful Spanish cities. The Toledo Cathedral is optional, in case you’ve already seen it before. But there is lots of time to move around the city of Toledo and take as many pictures as you’d like!

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Full-Day Trip to Avila and Segovia

If Romanesque, Renaissance or Gothic influences make your toes tingle, you’ll love this tour around some of the oldest cities in Spain. This tour is best for those who admire the architecture and love learning about the 11th century.

What we liked: Mobile ticketing that saves you and the environment.

INCLUDES:
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

While this appeals mostly to ancient history buffs and architecture lovers, the tour is suitable for anyone that loves an adventure. From one city to the next, you will learn some valuable insight into the origin story of Mankind as we know it.

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Night Time Walking Tour

This tour is perfect for the romantic couple looking to end their trip to Segovia under the stars. A nighttime walking tour provides a sneak peek into the one-of-a-kind history. As well as insight into local legends and obscure facts. Walk around the city and visit a variety of monuments such as the Alcázar, the Cathedral, the Jewish quarter as well as the Palace of San Martín of Enrique IV.

What we liked: Romantic and educational.

INCLUDES:
  • Spanish-speaking Tour Guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to other monuments

This tour only takes an hour and a half. Finish your day in Segovia by cruising through the hidden streets of this quaint town.

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Toledo, Segovia, and Alcázar Small Group Tour

Suitable for small groups, this tour encompasses two of our favorite cities along with some cathedral and alcazar action.

What we liked: Pickup anywhere within the Madrid city center is available to you, all you have to do is ask.

INCLUDES:
  • Local guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tickets to the Alcázar of Segovia and Cathedral of Toledo

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (if shared option selected)
  • Food and drinks

This 11-hour tour takes you through the magnificent cathedrals and so much more! You’re even invited to peruse through a traditional sword and metal workshop.

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9.2Expert Score
These tours offer valuable insight into Spanish cities overflowing with heritage. You’re afforded experienced tour guides that will make you feel right at home. If you’re looking for the full Segovian experience, then you’re in the right hands.
Location
10
Value for Money
9.5
Level of Activity
8
PROS
  • Quality guides
  • Affordable prices
  • A wide variety of locations
CONS
  • Most tours don’t include pick up and drop off
  • Most meals are at an extra cost
  • Some tours are only offered in Spanish

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  1. dmlnyc

    Very good tour and visited great memorable places. Elena spoke in Spanish and English well. Nice clean bus ride. Worth it.

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  2. jenkellysb

    We are a family of four and we find that bus tours are an effective way to outsource planning: the coordination of what to see and how much time to spend at any site. We met this tour at the VPT office near the Temple of Debod/Parque de Oeste. The tour was on schedule [9:00am-6:00pm] and the bus was comfortable. We were fortunate to have Aranza was our tour guide. She was knowledgeable and friendly. She explained the history of the sites well, provided cultural insights, and kept us on time. We also appreciated her suggestion for a place to have lunch in Segovia. We recommend this tour if you are interested in visiting sights close to Madrid.

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  3. joanball

    What a wonderfully cultural and educational experience. Loved the opportunity to discover the region.

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  4. Isarelys_L

    In general, it was a good trip besides the fact that the bus was about 40-45 min late to leave Madrid! It was early and super cold, so that was not cool, especially if you go with kids. Also, this trip is advertised as cheaper than others because what you pay is just to take you to the cities, but the tour guide is not included and has to be paid additionally. We got it as a courtesy just for Toledo for the bus being late.

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  5. 2409Javier64

    Good day tour for travellers with a few time to knowing two cities in a day. We check in at 8.25 am and a person from the bus company accompanied to the bus stop. Departure at 9 am. We chose the option to be at our own pace and refuse to buy the guide walking tour on the bus. Congratulations to Ester and her high sense of humor. She made our trip enjoyable with histories and recommendations of the places to visit. Thanks.

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  6. rjhaver2019

    The bus was supposed be air conditioned. It was an hour and a 1/2 journey with outside temperatures of 103゚ and humidity of 76%. The air conditioner did not work on the bus and the company did absolutely nothing to rectify the problem. There was another tour bus available but they made no effort to accommodate us on the other bus. They did not even arrange enough time for us to get bottled water in order to cool ourselves down. The tour was extremely rushed. The tour guide spoke very little English and did most of the tour in Spanish. To be honest, less than 10% of the tour was in English where most of us had no idea what the relevance or significance of the different sites were. The tour guide was very abrasive and unfriendly. I would avoid this tour with this company.

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  7. Roam12580951754

    The aqueduct was much larger than anticipated and quite the architectural marvel. The Alcazar was spectacular to see as well. My suggestions: have separate tour guides for each language as a lot of time was spent waiting for the same description to be stated in the other language. Not enough time was then allotted to tour the Alcazar and it was a race to get back to the bus on time. Nacho did a nice job providing details of the history of Segovia.

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  8. katherine h

    First of all the bus left the meeting place 35 minutes late, with no explanation. It was a rainy day so that may have played into it, but no explanation was given. When we arrived in Segovia our guide (Maria) gave us 15 minutes to use facilities or get something to eat, since she was hungry and had to get something to eat. Then we were told at the end of visit we would get another 20 minutes to shop,etc. The castle was beautiful and the history very interesting. When the castle visit ended Maria, said, "now we head back to the bus" she then bolted in a fast speed walk back to the bus, leaving the people trailing behind a few blocks. It was a very long walk, up and down hills. She did not seem concerned about the ability of her clients to make this high speed walk back. My husband has back trouble and cannot walk very fast. He is not elderly, just has back problems and had a difficult time keeping up. After we finally made it to the bus, there were several people still trailing behind. Of course, we never did get our 20 minutes shopping time, nor did she mention it again or why it was cut off. There was definitely some kind of problem with this tour or the company, We were very rushed and I don't think it was worth the price we had to pay.

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  9. dklady34

    Cannot rate this tour as we missed it. Hotel we stayed at first booked a ride to get to the VPT office, but driver did not show up, Hotel then told a taxi driver where to take us and still could have made the tour, however the doorman spoke very little English and Cab driver did not speak English at all and dropped us at a tour bus stop, which still would have been alright, but no one there spoke English and could not direct us to the bus. Were stranded in the middle of Madrid. Thank goodness my daughter found a city map on here i-phone and we were able to walk about a mile to Julia Travel, and then to a cab back to the hotel.

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  10. Rosemary B

    I did this tour by myself and it was great! Rocio was very informative, caring and knowledgeable. Met some interesting, nice people. Avila and Segovia are a must see, beautiful and a nice get away for the day. Only issue was with the hotel pickup.

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