Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour

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

Highlights

  • Explore the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen, two emblematic places of Spain.
  • Admire the impressive Gothic Cathedral of Toledo.
  • Visit a factory of Damascene, known Toledo art inherited from the ancient craftsmen.

Description

Explore historic and emblematic places of Spain on a full day trip from Madrid: the Monastery of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and Toledo, the City of the Three Cultures. Enjoy a tour aboard climatized motor coach and accompanied by an official guide.

In the moorning, you will appreciate the symbol of Spanish power in the sixteenth century: the Monastery of El Escorial.

The Monastery 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 tour 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 will be the Valley of the Fallen, 9 km from El Escorial, a monument built as a memorial of those who died during the Spanish Civil war. Located in the beautiful Valley of Cuelgamuros, 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.

We will return to Madrid for lunch (not included). Later you will begin the second part of the tour in Toledo, the “City of the Three Cultures”.

Toledo is a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style).

Upon arrival you will have free time and later you will enjoy a walking tour of Toledo, stroll by the old quarter to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall.

You will continue the guided walking tour by the Jewish Quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of St. Tomé, with the famous painting of El Greco "The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the old Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, which remain as a symbol of the coexistence of the "Three Cultures".

You will also visit a typical factory of Damascene, well known handicraft art of Toledo.

Itinerary

  • 9.00h: Departure from Madrid
  • 09.45h: El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen tour
  • 13.15h: Return to Madrid
  • 14.00h: Arrival in Madrid and time for lunch
  • 15.00h: Depart from Madrid to Toledo
  • 16.00h: Arrival in Toledo. City Tour
  • 19.00h: Return from Toledo
  • 20.00h: Arrival in Madrid

Please note that the indicated schedules are approximate and may suffer variations due to traffic conditions and other causes.

Included

  • Hotel pick-up.
  • Air conditioned motor coach Madrid-Toledo-Escorial.
  • Official guide.
  • Toledo walking tour.
  • Entrance tickets to the Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Entrance tickets in Toledo to Santo Tomé Church and Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca.

Not included

  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral of Toledo
  • Lunch
  • Hotel droppp-off (the tour ends in Plaza de España)

Price

Tour

Adult
(age 16-64)
133.50 $
105.50 $
Senior
(age 65+)
114.50 $
88.50 $
Child
(age 6-15)
94.50 $
73 $
Free Child
(age 0-5)
Free!

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Language

  • The tour is guaranteed in the selected language. However, sometimes the tour could take place in two languages simultaneously, in the selected language and a second language.

Accessibility

  • The tour is not suitable to people in wheelchair.

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.

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

  • Meet your guide to begin the tour on Calle Ferraz 3. Madrid.
  • If you desired pick-up from the hotel in Madrid city center, please select the hotel from the list available when booking.
  • The meeting point details will be available on your voucher.
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour
21% discount
from 133,50 $ 105,50 $

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Customer Reviews

"Rafa estuvo estupendo"
02/11/2019
Reina
Israel Israel
"Carmen, es una guía espectacular!"
08/10/2019
Pablo
Mexico Mexico
"Excelente."
30/05/2019
Tanto las guías como el operador de autobús Sr. Dionisio. Gracias.
Carmen
Spain Spain
"Es la 2° vez que voy con mi esposa a Toledo, nos gustó mucho."
27/05/2019
Viendo esta vez cosas nuevas, respecto del Escorial, muy impresionante. Esperamos la próxima vez visitar el Alcazar de Toledo, que sé que es imprescindible. Respecto al Valle de los Caidos fue muy lindo e impresionante.
Edgardo Emilio
Argentina Argentina
"Cumplieron con lo prometido."
13/09/2018
Es una excursión imperdible y te quedas con ganas de quedarte todo el día en Toledo.
Mariana Elisa
Argentina Argentina
21% discount
from 133,50 $ 105,50 $
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