Segovia Excursion from Madrid
Explore Segovia with an Expert
For a full-fledged multicultural experience, we recommend our Madrid to Toledo day trip—Toledo being known as "City of Three Cultures."
A Closer Look at Segovia's History
Looking for another historian-led day trip from Madrid? Try our Madrid to El Escorial tour.
FAQ About the Segovia Day Trip from Madrid
You meet in Madrid at the Moncloa bus station. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point into. The tour ends in Segovia. Your bus tickets are open-ended, so you can return to Madrid at your leisure. Most visitors choose to stay in Segovia, get lunch, and explore on their own.
You will meet in Madrid and take the bus with your expert. The journey is about 1 hour.
We can potentially organize a private walk on a special theme. Please contact us for more information.
For private tours, sure. Just mention this in the notes section of the booking, and we'll get in touch with a quote.
This tour is fairly walking-intensive and the route may include narrow sidewalks and cobblestoned streets. Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise. We are also happy to design a private, customized tour for visitors with mobility concerns.
Héctor was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He obtained a B.A. in Architecture and Humanities and an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, New York City, and in 1996 he studied at Rome’s International Centre for the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property. He returned to Puerto Rico to become Executive Director of Heritage Programs at the Institute of Culture, and then worked independently on research projects for historical and archaeological sites in the Caribbean. In 2003 he moved to Madrid, where he is currently working on his PhD thesis in Colonial Latin American History. Héctor has taught undergraduate courses in the History and Theory of Historic Preservation, Spanish and Latin American History, and Spanish Culture and Civilization at universities in Puerto Rico and Spain. He has a particular passion for Spanish cities and fortifications of the Middle and Early Modern ages. Héctor speaks Spanish and English fluently, and has an intermediate level of Italian.
Barbara Perucka has been living for more than five years in Madrid. She earned her Ph.D. in Art History, as well as her Bachelor’s degree in Italian Philology, at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Her research interests focus on medieval painting, art at European courts, and travel literature. Her doctoral thesis was dedicated to the decoration of a French manuscript "Livre des merveilles" (Book of Wonders, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, ms. fr. 2810). She has published papers about late medieval tapestries and medieval illustrated accounts of a journey, and was a professor of art history at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Nebrija University in Madrid. She also received several research grants in Paris, Dijon, Vienna, Pisa and Brussels.
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