El Escorial, Valley And Toledo Day Tour From Madrid

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • 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.

Overview

Discover the magnificent Monastery of El Escorial and visit the "Imperial City" of Toledo on this day tour. This full-day tour is a combination of 2 half-day tours. Start your visit of Escorial in the morning and after a break in Madrid at lunchtime you will begin a tour of Toledo in the afternoon.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

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Itinerary
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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

Stop At: Santo Tome, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Entrance to Santo Tomes church with guide

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha

Entrance to Santa Mara La Blanca Synagogue with guide

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

Official Guide (bilingual)

Air conditioned bus transportation

Toledo Walking tour

Admission Fee to El Escorial and The Balica of the Valley

Audio Headset to visit The Monastery

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

Exclusions

Entrances to not specified monuments.

Hotel pickup & drop off.

Tips

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

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 mask available for travelers for purchase

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Sep-2022

    Volví por unas pocas horas en agosto y septiembre a Madrid y fueron geniales. Me recibió de vuelta MAD y la encontré mejor que hace unos años, luminosa, radiante, calurosa, bella...

  • 07-Jan-2020

    This is two separate tours. Escorial and Valley of the Fallen were great and by itself I would rate it a 5. After we got off the bus, we were told where to get the other bus (which we did not even realize we were back in Madrid except for the double decker tour buses) and this was not where we got on in the morning. Both cities are at least an hour away each from the city.Toledo's first part was basically an hour of shopping in a jewelry factory with a 2 minute demonstration of an older man making the jewely with no explanation. The town itself was nice. However, when we returned to Madrid the bus left us in a section of Madrid we did not know or recognize and the bus driver spoke no English just left us know we needed to get off. Thank heaven for Ubers or we would not have known how to return to our place since we did not speak Spanish. This is the only trip I was ever disappointed that I purchased from Viator.

  • 06-Jan-2020

    This is two separate tours. Escorial and Valley of the Fallen were great and by itself I would rate it a 5. After we got off the bus, we were told where to get the other bus (which we did not even realize we were back in Madrid except for the double decker tour buses) and this was not where we got on in the morning. Both cities are at least an hour away each from the city.Toledo's first part was basically an hour of shopping in a jewelry factory with a 2 minute demonstration of an older man making the jewely with no explanation. The town itself was nice. However, when we returned to Madrid the bus left us in a section of Madrid we did not know or recognize and the bus driver spoke no English just left us know we needed to get off. Thank heaven for Ubers or we would not have known how to return to our place since we did not speak Spanish. This is the only trip I was ever disappointed that I purchased from Viator.

  • 01-Nov-2019

    My husband and I chose to do this full day tour and in hindsight it was not the best way to see all of these sights. In the morning we saw El Escorial and The Valley of the Fallen. Both were great and well worth the visit. We included the optional lunch- a delicious seafood paella. In the afternoon we drove to Toledo. I felt this part of the tour was too rushed. Toledo is very interesting and I would have liked more time there. As it was - the day was very long. I would recommend doing these as separate tours.

  • 09-Sep-2019

    I requested English as my Spanish is not that strong. 5 people on this excursion requested English everyone else spoke Spanish. The guide spent most of the time speaking in Spanish. Since we had to wait for the translation, the no English were allowed to walk around and view things while we were being told what we were viewing. We were not given time to look. First tour with VPT Tours and I will NEVER book with them again.

  • 08-Sep-2019

    Der Bus fuhr etwas verspätet los (35 Minuten) und ich bekam den Eindruck, dass diese Zeit fehlte um im Escorial wenigstens ein paar Fotos von der wunderbaren Aussicht zu machen. Es wurde die ganze Zeit nur gehetzt.das zog sich durch den ganzen Tag. Leider wurde in toledo die Basilika nicht von innen besichtigt. Die Erklärungen war sehr gut. Und das Personal sehr nett. Vielleicht lieber einen Punkt rausnehmen und dafür dem Rest mehr Zeit einzuräumen.

  • 07-Sep-2019

    I requested English as my Spanish is not that strong. 5 people on this excursion requested English everyone else spoke Spanish. The guide spent most of the time speaking in Spanish. Since we had to wait for the translation, the no English were allowed to walk around and view things while we were being told what we were viewing. We were not given time to look. First tour with VPT Tours and I will NEVER book with them again.

  • 27-Jul-2019

    Me vendieron un tour de día completo visitando ambos lugares y me lo cambiaron sin aviso por 2 tours distintos en un mismo día con lo que salí y entré a Madrid 4 veces en un día! Estuve más en el bus que recorriendo

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The tours and tour guides were great! The restaurant for lunch was chaos with poor food and we road on a sweltering hot bus back from Toledo. Yikes!

    Recommend skipping the factory tour at the end. Instead, shop in the town of Toledo. I wish I had. There were so many great shops.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Tour guides were outstanding. Lunch was mediocre, bus had no air conditioner in the summer, passengers felt like they had heat exhaustion

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