El Escorial & Valley Half-Day Morning Tour From Madrid - San Lorenzo De El Escorial

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:45 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    C. de Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take this 5-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed El Escorial from Madrid. Delve into the fascinating history of the El Escorial Monastery, one of the King of Spain's official residences visiting its surroundings with your expert guide.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Visit the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and enjoy the spectacular views from The valley of the fallen, all accompanied by our expert guide. Tickets included !!
Starting from our headquarters, well drive for approximately one hour to San Lorenzo de El Escorial to show you the inside of the Monastery, built in the sixteenth century under the command of Felipe II, the Royal Palace, Pantheon of the Kings and the Infantes, Chapter Rooms, Cloister of the Four Evangelists and the Basilica

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Valle de los Caidos, San Lorenzo de El Escorial

After about ten minutes by bus, well go to The valley of the fallen, where you will appreciate the colossal cross over 150 meters high, the Basilica and Crypt excavated in the rock of the mountain and of course, we will enjoy spectacular views of the Mountain Range.

Duration: 1 hour


Local guide

Air conditioned bus

Entry admission to the Royal Monastery

Entry admission to the Valley and Basilica

Audio guides system

Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen


Food and drinks


Pick up /Drop off at hotels

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Face mask available for travelers for purchase

Traveler Reviews

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  • 31-Oct-2022

    Interesante y informativo, aprendí muchas cosas que desconocía . Silvia, la guía, muy conocedora y informada.

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Valley of the fallen Cathedral cut into the stone of the mountain was amazing. It is truly a must see.

  • 27-Aug-2022

    This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. El Escorial is magnificent in every way. The final resting place of former kings and queens was my favorite part. The Valley of the Fallen’s modern architecture, while appearing to imitate religious buildings, provides its own stark and impressive commentary on Franco’s narcissistic purpose. Our guide, Mayte was simply wonderful. Her commentary on both places we visited really made them come alive.

  • 22-Jun-2022

    O local é de uma beleza única, tanto o mosteiro quanto o Vale dos Caídos. Quem tiver tempo, faça essa excursão. Além de cultura, história, guerras, as belezas do local são de tirar o fôlego. O único ponto negativo do dia foi que nossa guia estava sempre com pressa. Não tivemos muito tempo livre.

  • 27-May-2022

    Tour operator messaged me saying couldn’t go on the day I had booked. So, I made other plans. Then, Viator messaged saying it was available after I had spent money on something else. I want a refund!!!

  • 25-May-2022

    Espectacular! La arquitectura y la historia de los lugares son asombrosos. Incluso los paisajes, tanto en el recorrido como en los lugares a visitar. Súper recomendable!

  • 02-May-2022

    The royal crypt in El Escorial was amazing and the huge underground basilica at the Valley of the Fallen was an impressive surprise.

  • 27-Apr-2022

    Son fiables y se puede tener confianza para volver a viajar, guía muy majo y sabe explicar bien, horarios perfectos al igual que la atención

  • 27-Apr-2022

    El recorrido muy bonito y el guía da muy bien su explicación de cada detalle en los espacios aparte divertida que hace que no sea nada monótono

  • 22-Mar-2022

    Excursion bien organisée,très intéressante malgré des pluies diluviennes. De très bonnes explications par le guide très sympathique.

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