Escorial & Valley From Madrid With Optional Afternoon Tour To Toledo Or Segovia - San Lorenzo De El Escorial

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:45 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • 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.

Overview

The Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of The Fallen, one of the most known and impressive monuments in the province of Madrid. You will have the option to combine this experience by enjoying an afternoon tour in Toledo or Segovia.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The first stop will be the Monastery which was built in the sixteenth century under the reign of the powerful king Felipe II and conceived as a royal residence, a monastery, and a pantheon for the royal family. It became a symbol of the greatness of the Spanish Empire, and has been declared a Historical Heritage Monument. You will be visiting the following areas: the monastery, the Royal Palace, the Royal Pantheon, the Basilica, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists and the Chapter Houses.

Duration: 50 minutes

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

The valley of the fallen erected in the beautiful Cuelgamuros Valley in the Guadarrama Sierra.
It is an impressive monument erected in memory of those who died during the Spanish Civil War of 1936.
This colossal work consists of the basilica and the crypt excavated in the rock of the mountain crowned by an impressive cross of over 150 meters.
Once you have visited the interior of the landmark, make your way back to the departure point in Madrid.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casco Historico de Toledo, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Optional. Upgrade your experience and after the morning tour in San Lorenzo del Escorial, make your way to the city of Toledo 70 Km. south of Madrid. Stroll through its streets with your guide and discover the rich history and culture behind its walls.

Duration: 5 hours

Inclusions

Professional guide

Air-conditioned vehicle

Segovia Tour (if option is selected)

Toledo tour (if option is selected)

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

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Casco Historico de Toledo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Comfortable shoes recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

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 masks for travelers for purchase

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Sep-2021

    Het was totaal misleidend bij boeking was de ingang in de prijs inbegrepen en een gids bij werkelijkheid hadden we geen gids ter plaatsen en moesten we de ingang nog betalen als je iets boekt dan verwacht men toch dat je dat dan krijgt dus laat u niet beetnemen en boek deze formule niet

  • 05-Jan-2020

    Pouco tempo par. Visita a toledo. Vale mais a pena um dia para Escoeial e Vale e outro dia para Toledo.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    La empresa normal, los lugares fantasticos. No se puede ir de Madrid sin haber conocido estos dos lugares.

  • 06-Nov-2019

    We only choose to go to El Escorial and El Valle de los Caídos. It was excellent! Great trip, calm and the tour guide, I believe it was Toby, did a great job! Just the right talking and information.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    The tour lasts all day, but you cover a great deal. My only issue was the guide gave the tour in both English and Spanish. He ran both languages together so following along with what he was saying was difficult. Also be aware that this tour involves a great deal of walking and climbing stairs, especially in Toledo.

  • 29-Sep-2019

    The tour lasts all day, but you cover a great deal. My only issue was the guide gave the tour in both English and Spanish. He ran both languages together so following along with what he was saying was difficult. Also be aware that this tour involves a great deal of walking and climbing stairs, especially in Toledo.

  • 06-Jul-2019

    The tour takes you to two important places in Spanish history and culture. El Escorial is much bigger than you think and it really takes a tour guide to give you all the important details of the place. It is beautiful and interesting. The Valley of the Fallen features a scenic view over the entire valley. The Basilica is dug into the mountain and is the longest Basilica outside of the Vatican. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes since most of the day is spent walking. Take water and a hat if touring in the summer. The tour lasts about six hours and is really not suitable for younger children. There is no break for lunch.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Mediocre tour at best. It was rushed, and the guide did not allow sufficient time at each site. I would recommend taking the train to El Escorial and then taking an Uber or Taxi to Valley of the Fallen from El Escorial so that you can have enough time at each site. The bus is comfortable and convenient, however.

  • 22-May-2019

    Excelente excursión, y una guía que nos atendió de maravillas Cecilia, siempre muy bien dispuesta. Es una excursión para recomendar

  • 13-Apr-2019

    We didn't know much about El Escorial and nothing about the Valley of the Fallen before we went on our yellow bus tour but thanks to our guide Campo we knew a lot at the end of the day. We would highly recommend doing this trip. The only thing that we didn't know was just how many stairs we would be going up and down and it would not be possible if you were in a wheelchair. But if you are interested in Spanish history and past kings and queens then this is the tour for you. The Valley of the Fallen was an amazing building and the only thing with doing this after Escorial was that it was a bit too rushed to see all its splender.

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