El Escorial And Valley Of The Fallen Half-Day And Madrid Segway Tour

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Central Madrid
  • Return Details :
    VPT Tours Meeting PointC/ Ferraz 328008 Madrid
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Take this 5-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid. Delve into the fascinating history of the El Escorial Monastery, one of the King of Spain's official residences, with your expert guide. Gaze at the mesmerizing Valley of the Fallen, a colossal monument that memorializes those killed in the Spanish Civil War.This tour is complemented with an extensive 90 minutes segway tour guided by a professional guide and visiting the most important places of Central Madrid.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as El Escorial, is a historical residence of the King of Spain about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of the capital, Madrid. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school.

The Escorial comprises two architectural complexes of great historical and cultural significance: the royal monastery itself and a royal hunting lodge and monastic retreat about five kilometers away. El Escorial was, at once, a monastery and a Spanish royal palace. Originally a property of the Hieronymus monks, it is now a monastery of the Order of Saint Augustine. In 1984 UNESCO declared The Royal Seat of San Lorenzo of El Escorial a World Heritage Site. It is a popular tourist attraction, often visited by day-trippers from Madrid. The visit include the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapter houses, and the Basilica.

The Valley of the Fallen is a Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, near Madrid, conceived by Spanish General Francisco Franco to honor and bury those who fell during the Spanish Civil War. It was claimed by Franco that the monument was meant to be a "national act of atonement" and reconciliation. Located in a beautiful valley in the Mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work has a colossal cross over 150 meters (492 feet) high, and the Basilica and Crypt excavated in the hard rock under the mountain. This tour includes the entrance to the Valley and the visit inside the Basilica. After this visit you will return to Madrid.

This attractive tours is complemented by an extensive 90 minutes segway tour conducted by a professional guide and visiting the most important places of Madrid City Center, Gran Va, Plaza Espaa, Temple of Debod, Cathedral of Almudena, Royal Palace, Royal Theatre, Iglesia de Santiago, Plaza de la Villa, Mercado de San Miguel, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales and Plaza de Callao.

Segway tour starts at 10 Escalinata St. Your guide will take you there walking from the meeting point.

Inclusions

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up / drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

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