Monastery of El Escorial, Valley Of The Fallen  and Royal Site of Aranjuez Full Day Tour

El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and Aranjuez Full Day Tour

Language
English, Spanish
Duration
9 hours
Free! cancellation up to 24h

Highlights

  • Discover the Monastery of El Escorial, a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire on the time.
  • Admire the Basílica and Crypt excavated in the hard rock under the mountain.
  • Enjoy Royal Site of Aranjuez, famous for its Royal Palace.

Description

Explore three emblematic places surrounding Madrid with our Monastery of El Escorial, Valley Of The Fallen and Royal Site of Aranjuez Full Day Tour.

You will depart from Madrid in air conditioned motor coach towards San Lorenzo de el Escorial. There, you will appreciate a symbol of Spanish power in the sixteenth century: The Monastery of San Lorenzo De El Escorial.

The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II to be a Residence for the Kings, Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family, becoming as a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire on the time. The monument was declared of Artistic and Historic interest, and "Mankind Heritage".

The visit includes the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Royal Palace of Philip II, Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses and the Basilica.

Your next stop is The Valley of the Fallen, a monument built as a memorial of those who died during the Spanish Civil war. Located in the beautiful Cuelgamuros Valley, in the Mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work has a colossal cross over 150 mts. High and the Basilica and Crypt excavated in the hard rock under the mountain.

Finally, you will visit the Royal Site of the Crown of Spain, 46 km south of Madrid, situated in a fertile valley on the banks of the River Tagus (Tajo): Royal Site of Aranjuez. UNESCO declared Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site in 2001.

Aranjuez is famous for its Royal Palace, where you can appreciate the diversity of decorative styles: China Chamber Porcelain, built under the orders of King Charles III, and Queen Isabel´s Throne Room.

Its gardens, considered the most important gardens of the time of the Habsburgs in Spain: The Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island, are distinctive for great variety of vegetation and tree species.

Finally, you will visit the Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats, used in ports and rivers). It exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus river, including a gondola belonging to Philip V, the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Elizabeth II.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach Madrid-Escorial-Valley of the Fallen
  • Official guide
  • Tour and Entrance ticket to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance ticket to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Tour and Entrance ticket to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and Museum of Royal Feluccas

Not included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up

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COVID-19 Measures

  • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.

Additional details

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Occasionally, for practical reasons, the tour could take place in two languages simultaneously, in the selected language and a second language.
  • Have free time for lunch in Madrid without your guide from 14:00 to 15:00 approx.
  • Children aged 0-5 are free of charge. Seat, drinks and food are not included. Maximum 1 child per adult.

Cancellation

Free! cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity with 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Starting point

  • This tour begins from San Nicolás Street, 15 (corner with Plaza de Ramales). Madrid.
  • The meeting point details will be available on your voucher.
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    Customer Reviews

    "Recomendable."
    22/06/2019
    Muy bien organizado y los lugares imprescindibles.
    Jorge
    Spain Spain
    "De película"
    24/04/2017
    Una experiencia fantástica, lástima que no se puedan tomar fotografías de los interiores, pero mejor para conservar la integridad y magia de las obras de arte.
    Leonor
    Peru Peru
    "Realmente aprovechamos ambas excursiones."
    02/10/2017
    Las guías fueron muy claras. Quizá lo que hay que mejorar es la atención de las empleadas en la oficina (Madrid)
    Patricia Susana
    Argentina Argentina
    "Muy bien en general."
    17/09/2017
    Tiempo adecuado. El lugar de recogida no es el de salida y se retraso la partida. Resto bien.

    Respuesta de Nattivus: Muchas gracias por compartir su opinión. Le recordamos que aunque se le recoja en un hotel de Madrid, se le lleva desde su hotel hasta la terminal de autobuses, que es el punto de reunión de todos los viajeros y de allí es que sale el tour a la hora indicada. Por eso siempre la hora de recogida en hotel es anterior a la hora de salida del tour desde la terminal. Muchas gracias.

    Nelson
    Colombia Colombia
    "Escorial y Valle súper recomendable."
    22/09/2016
    El tour al Escorial y al Valle de los Caídos súper recomendable. El tour al Sitio de Aranjuez estuvo de FLOJERA, Nada recomendable. La guia cero interacción con los clientes. NUNCA contestó preguntas, se veia que se había aprendido el script y solo lo repetía cual merolico. PÉSIMO inglés. Las personas que no entendían español batallaban mucho en entenderle y repito nunca contestó pregunta alguna, simplemente nos ignoraba. Creo que se llama Silvia, no estoy segura porque ni se presentó.
    Pamela
    Mexico Mexico
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