El Escorial, Valley Of The Fallen & Toledo Day Tour From Madrid

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Calle de Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the magnificent Monastery of El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and visit the "Imperial City" 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, you'll begin a tour of Toledo in the afternoon finishing in Madrid. Tour with lunch is available, depending on option selected. Lunch will be taken in Madrid, between both half-day tours.

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

Tour guide (bilingual)

Air conditioned bus transport

Toledo Walking tour

Visit of a Damascene handcraft workshop

Lunch in Madrid (depending on selected tour option)

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

Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen

Entry/Admission - Santo Tome

Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Saint Mary the White

Exclusions

Entrances to not specified monuments.

Lunch (if option is not selected)

Hotel pickup & drop off.

Tips

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Children must be accompanied by an adult

May be operated by a multilingual guide

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 04-Jan-2019

    Guide of Escorial and Valley of the Fallen was NILLunch was awfulGuide for Toledo was WONDERFULIt is difficult to give a rate for both, nothing to do we really very much appreciated Toledo and not at all the first part

  • 19-Nov-2018

    Morning tour was great and our guide was enthusiastic. However, the guide information in English seemed to be an abbreviated version compared to the version in Spanish. The tour of Toledo was in the afternoon. We were very disappointed to learn during the visit that time would not permit a tour of the cathedral! We missed the major attraction!! Not sure why you would offer afternoon tours in the off-season knowing the cathedral closes early. Why did we not tour the cathedral upon arrival when it was still open? Our guide was very friendly, but needless to say we feel that we missed out.Lunch was included in our tour package and we wish it had not been. The restaurant that we were directed to was unappealing. The service was slow and our waiter was unfriendly. The bathrooms were unkept. We would have rather been on our own for lunch. Aside from not being able to tour the cathedral and the choice of restaurant, the day was enjoyable.

  • 05-Oct-2018

    Toledo was an outstanding site that was extremely enjoyable. We had another English guide meet us at El Escorial and he was outstanding, providing great insights and explanations. it was a bilingual tour plus it was on a large bus. Not my favorite way to tour.

  • 02-Sep-2018

    El Escorial was gloomy and cold but the architecture was impressive. This was a separate tour returning to Madrid after El Escorial to wait for your tour to Toledo. Toledo on the other hand was amazing. I wish I stayed in Toledo for the whole day.

  • 01-Sep-2018

    One of the best tours I've ever taken!!! A must see!! Our guide was excellent was great knowledge and passion.

  • 09-Jul-2018

    These locations are must-visit and really amazing.
    The tour guide for the morning portion was amazing and thorough in explanation. The only issue was that it was bilingual as opposed to English only as specified in the voucher.
    Another issue was that it was not clear that the lunch would be back in Madrid. If I had known that, I would not have selected the lunch option. Especially, since the lunch was provided at one of the worst restaurants in Madrid. It is hard to find a bad restaurant in Madrid, but this tour managed to do that lol.
    The tour guide for the afternoon session Toledo was terrible. It was very hard to follow her as she constantly switched back and forth between English and Spanish again the tour was specified as English not bilingual, and basically, we learned nothing! We were really disappointed about the tour guide. Another comment about her was that the bus diving us to Toledo had a faulty AC and it was very hot inside. Few people complained to her about it and instead of acknowledging the situation and expressing any apologies, she basically said 'it is what it is'.
    At the end, make sure you visit these sites, but not with this company.

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