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Royal Monastery of El Escorial provided by Julia Travel Madrid

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Royal Monastery of El Escorial

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You'll start at
Calle de San Nicolás, 15
Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, SpainJulià Travel Office
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    Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Check in at our office in central Madrid at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches towards the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Symbol of the Spanish power in the 16th century, the site was built to commemorate the victory on the battle of San Quintín. Promoted by King Felipe II, the construction took 21 years to complete and was aimed to be the family vault. Wonder at the architectural design, based on the symmetry and balance according to the humanist Renaissance style. That is the reason why it has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and still is one of the most singular buildings in Europe. Get to know the building formerly importance and functionality. Visit some of the site highlights, such as the Habsburg Palace, the Royal Library and the Pantheon for both Kings and Infantes. At the end of the guided tour you will have free time to visit the site Gardens and surrounding area. The architectural design was based on the symmetry and the balance according to the humanist Renaissance style. That’s the reason why it has been considered the eighth wonder of the world, and nowadays it is still considered one of the most singular buildings in Europe. The works made in this building by the Spanish architect Juan de Herrera gave place to consider it the paradigm of his architectural style because of its geometrical severity and the predominance of the horizontal lines. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House, the Basilica and the library. At the end of the guided tour you will be given free time to visit the gardens and the Palace of the Borbon family. At the fixed time you will meet the bus at the Escorial bus station for the way back to Madrid.
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Plaza de Oriente
Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, SpainUnderground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
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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
  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Individual radioguided system.
  • Tour operated in both English and Spanish.
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Exclusions
  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.
  • 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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Livia T wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is an important historical site and very interesting to visit. It is an easy 1/2 day trip from Madrid and you can be back for lunch. No photography inside. We ended up pairing this with the valley of the fallen (Franco monument to the fallen from the Spanish Civi war)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Julia Travel Madrid
Cosmopolitan794158
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Excellent transportation service!
My daughter had a early morning ride scheduled. Driver was at the hotel on time. Driver was courteous and profes
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Planetravellor
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I was not supported by employee but manager was very professional.
I went to but a ticket for 4 days tour. The lady on counter was rude. Other people are not much helpful. Manager wa
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384beny
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Knowledgeable Tour Guide & Professional Organization
We took a full day tour to Toledo on Feb 20. The coordination is professional, well organized. Great value. Pers
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karencC3937HJ
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It was okay.
The Segway experience in its own is pretty fun especially if it’s your first time. Loved it. However kind of expect
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263sarahk
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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
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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
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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 i
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x78240
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Absolutely awesome
This was a great tour, perhaps my favorite one we've done across Barcelona, Sevilla,,Cordoba, and Madrid. Chris wa
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passionflora
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Great tour of Avila and Segovia
This full day tour was well narrated in both English and Spanish. Manolo, our guide, repeated everything exactly i
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OCdance
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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
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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, and
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Justin B
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Nice short tour
Content was fascinating Tour guide was grand Great half day trip from Madrid we were back in time for lunch and had
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114tarao
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Honeymoon
Excellent tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting. I learned so much in the 2 hours
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deborah n
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Do not book this tour!
DO NOT BOOK THIS THROUGH SANDEMAN FREE WALKING TOUR- RIP OFF. We booked this tour assuming it was delivered by S
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Trygve K
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Nor a good guide .
the guide has done it too many times before and is tired of his own comments, so he tries to boost the experience b
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