Toledo and the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid
Excursions & day trips

Toledo and the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid

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Language: English , Spanish
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: up to 10 hours
Do this because
  • Visit some of the most important sights near Madrid: El Escorial and the Basilica of the Valley of The Fallen
  • Discover the beauty of Toledo: the City of the Three Cultures
  • Admire the world-famous painting by El Greco, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, at the Church of St. Tomé
What to expect

Combine 2 half-day tours!

In this tour you will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a World Heritage Site; and the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica that stands out for its gigantic size.

Royal Monastery of El Escorial: You will start our visit at El Escorial, symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also a mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, it had been considered for years the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.

Basilica of The Valley of the Fallen: Located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.

In the afternoon, you will depart to Toledo. Discover the City of the Three Cultures! Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the City of the Three Cultures since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived there together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

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What's included
  • check Air-conditioned coach
  • check Bilingual official guide (English and Spanish)
  • check Entrances to the monuments included in the tour of Toledo as detailed: Church of St. Tomé, Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • check Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • check Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
What's not included
  • x_not_included Lunch
Where

Calle San Nicolás, 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:
Julia Travel office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales).
What to remember
  • The tour ends at Bus Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
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Provider
Julia Travel
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

What people say about this experience

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - January 2023

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Amazing visit! Just needed some Extra time for shopping and walk in the surroundings which we didn’t have. Guide was knowledgeable putting everyone on ...

  • Anonymous

    From Switzerland - August 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Belle excursion et organisation efficace. merci a conseiller

  • Anonymous

    - March 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Servizio rapido e puntuale

  • Anonymous

    - February 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Biglietti sempre a disposizione, possibilità di scegliere date e orari.

  • Anonymous

    - January 2018

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Réservation faite depuis Musement, suivi du service client en réponse à nos questions.

  • Anonymous

    - November 2017

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    Tutto ok, rapidi ed efficienti

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