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El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

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Overview
If you’re a history buff, no visit to Madrid is complete without ticking off the UNESCO-listed El Escorial. This hassle-free tour makes visiting the monument easy, and includes access to the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caidos). Exploring with a guide means you’ll hear insider commentary, while an early morning departure leaves you time for more sightseeing afterward.
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You'll start at
Calle de San Nicolás, 15
Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, SpainNext to Plaza Ramales
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  • 1
    Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Valley of the Fallen
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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You'll end at
Plaza de Oriente
Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, SpainUnderground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
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Highlights
  • Stress-free tour of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen
  • Eliminate the hassle of car hire or public transportation
  • Ideal for history buffs and first-time visitors to Madrid
  • Morning tour leaves the rest of the afternoon free for sightseeing 
What to Expect
Your half-day tour begins in central Madrid in the morning. Following the journey from the capital, embark on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered a striking symbol of 16th-century Spanish power. Inside the basilica, admire religious relics and a Baroque dome. See the marble tomb of Charles V and the final resting place of Isabella of Portugal before exploring the Pantheon of Kings and the Weapons Room. Then, continue to the Valley of the Fallen, home to a colossal granite cross and a basilica carved into the mountain’s side. Learn about the effects of the Spanish Civil War and descend to a vaulted crypt. Your tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point in the afternoon.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Duration
5h
Return Details
Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Inclusions
  • Bilingual Office guide
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Radio-guide system
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen Basilic visitors are kindlyrequested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Julia Travel Madrid
Ben Y
40
Knowledgeable Tour Guide & Professional Organization
We took a full day tour to Toledo on Feb 20. The coordination is professional, well organized. Great value.
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Karen C
Puerto Rico
75
It was okay.
The Segway experience in its own is pretty fun especially if it’s your first time. Loved it. However kind of
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Sarah K
Bath, United Kingdom
2811
A great way to spend NYE in Madrid
We were in Madrid to enjoy New Year's. The segway tour was a really enjoyable way to go around the park. Allen who
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nanbohlin
Falls Church, Virginia
1720
Toledo Lite - At Best
First, I’ll qualify this review by saying I arranged it quickly after deciding I didn’t want to make my own travel
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NPAMB
75
Madrid Segway tour downtown 1.5
Overall very disappointing. Saw very little of Madrid. We had booked a 1.5 hour downtown tour but the guide was
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bryan
50
Absolutely awesome
This was a great tour, perhaps my favorite one we've done across Barcelona, Sevilla,,Cordoba, and Madrid. Chris
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passionflora
Cambridge, Massachusetts
18264
Great tour of Avila and Segovia
This full day tour was well narrated in both English and Spanish. Manolo, our guide, repeated everything exactly
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OCdance
Toronto, Canada
3111
Positive Experience
My friend and I chose this tour at the last minute after deciding that trying to visit these sights alone would be
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Voyage791518
30
Toledo is beautiful and our tour was great
We took a half day trip from Madrid with Julia travel and while I want MORE time in this lovely city, our tour,
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justinbx
County Dublin, Ireland
424
Nice short tour
Content was fascinating Tour guide was grand Great half day trip from Madrid we were back in time for lunch and
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