A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Segovia vs. Santillana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Segovia or Santillana?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Segovia and Santillana. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Segovia or Santillana?


Segovia is a historic town of Spain, predating the Roman Empire to a time of Celtic possession. The town is also capital of a province of the same name, and was declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 for its multitude of historic structures, including a Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, and royal palace.


A quaint town outside of Santander in northern Spain, Santillana de Mar is renowned for its medieval architecture. One of Spain's prettiest villages, Santillana del Mar and its cobbled streets are lined with palaces, churches, and balconies full of flowers. There are plenty of traditional shops selling local specialties, and it is nearby the UNESCO world heritage site of the Altamira Caves for something a little different.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours from Madrid, The Best 10-Day Tours from Barcelona, The Best 2-Week Tours from Madrid, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Barcelona.

Which place is cheaper, Santillana or Segovia?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Segovia is €145, while the average daily cost in Santillana is €105. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Segovia and Santillana in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Segovia 75
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Segovia 150
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Segovia and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Segovia or Santillana? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Segovia

Hotels in Santillana

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Segovia Hotel Prices and Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Segovia 24
    Santillana 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Segovia

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Segovia:

  • Hot Air Balloon over Segovia with Optional Transfers from Madrid: $225
  • Private Transfer from Toledo or Avila to Madrid MAD by Minibus: $211
  • Private transfer from Segovia to Madrid city/airport: $154
  • Balloon Ride with Transfer Option from Madrid: $265
  • Hot Air Balloon flight with Optional Transfer: $221

Is it cheaper to fly into Segovia or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Segovia change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Segovia 48
    Santillana 30

Typical Food Prices in Santillana

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Santillana:

  • Breakfast

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Segovia 34
    Santillana 23

Tours and Activities in Segovia

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Segovia are as follows:

  • Segovia Cathedral Entrance Ticket: $4.32
  • Skip the Line Admission Ticket to Cathedral of Segovia: $4.68
  • City on the Rock: Segovia Self-Guided Walking Tour: $5.99
  • Cathedral Tower Guided Tour: $7.56
  • Segovia Cathedral Guided Tour: $7.56
  • Segovia from the Aqueduct to the Alcazar: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $7.99
  • Guided Tour to Tower / Guided Tour of the Tower: $8.53
  • Segovia Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.92
  • Segovia Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.12
  • walking tour with views Eresma River Valley: $11
  • Nighttime Walking Tour: $13
  • Guided Tuktuk Tour with Stops and Drop-off in Ávila: $16

Tours and Activities in Santillana

Here are a few actual costs in Santillana for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Memorable Family Walking Tour in Ancient Santillana del Mar: $432

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Segovia 24
    Santillana 4.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Santillana

Also in Santillana, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Santillana Uncorked: A Wine Tasting Adventure: $1,033

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Segovia and Santillana, we can see that Segovia is more expensive. And not only is Santillana much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Santillana would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Santillana and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Segovia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Segovia than you might in Santillana.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Segovia Expensive? and Is Santillana Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Segovia or Santillana?

Segovia has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Santillana. When comparing the sizes of Segovia and Santillana, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.