El Escorial Monastery And Madrid Sightseeing City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00am Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Madrid
  • Return Details :
    3 Ferraz St., Madrid (near Plaza de Espana)
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

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 !!

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Led by a local guide

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Following morning hotel pick-up, travel from Madrid to The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, commonly known as El Escorial. A historical residence of the King of Spain, it is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school. The El 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. 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 Chapterhouses 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.

By the afternoon, discover Madrid during a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour, where you will see the most important buildings, avenues and squares. Get to know the main monuments and its history, from the old Habsburg and bourbons quarters to the present modern city.
During the tour of Madrid, you will see places such as the Gran Va, Plaza de Espaa, University, Moncloa, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcal, the bullring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Caf for a complimentary soft drink refreshment.

Board the bus after the break and continue along the Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabu, Plaza Castilla, fountain of Cibeles.

Inclusions

  • Local guide
  • Bilingual Tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance tickets to Monasterio de El Escorial and Valley of The Fallen

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult