Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid

Spanish, English
11 hours
08:45 am to 8:00 pm
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Download the voucher you will receive by email and show it on your smartphone on the day of the tour. Optionally, you can print the voucher.
Free! cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Cancellation up to 24 hours before the date of the activity: no charge & 100% refund / Less than 24 hours, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

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.

Included

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Air conditioned motor coach Madrid-Toledo-Escorial
  • Official guide
  • Entrance tickets to the Monastery of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica.
  • Entrance tickets in Toledo to Santo Tomé Church, Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and factory of Damascene
  • Lunch, if you choose the option Tour & Lunch
  • Ticket and tour to the Cathedral of Toledo, if you choose the option Tour with lunch + Catedral

Not included

  • Entrance ticket to the Cathedral of Toledo, except in the option Tour with lunch + Catedral
  • Hotel droppp-off (the tour ends in San Bernardo Street, near Gran Via)

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 San Lorenzo De 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.

After lunch (optional), you will begin the second part of your itinerary on a guided tour of Toledo, 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 a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style).

Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together.

Upon arrival you will start with a panoramic walking tour of Toledo, entering to the old quarters to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall.

If you choose the tour option with Cathedral, you will explore the inside of the monuemnt with thw guide. If you did not buy the supplement for the Cathedral, you will have free time in Toledo.

Later on, 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

  • 8.45h: 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.

Options

This tour has 3 options:

  • Tour without lunch.
  • Tour with lunch.
  • Tour with lunch + Cathedral (includes entrance ticket and guided tour).

Lunch will be held at Yube restaurant. You will have to choose between 4 starters, 4 main courses, drink, bread and dessert. Vegetarian menu is also available. Please, advise at time of booking.

More information

  • 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.
  • Children aged 0-5 are free of charge. Seat, drinks and food are not included.

Starting point

  • Meet your guide to begin the tour on San Bernardo Street. Madrid.
  • If you desired pick-up from your hotel in Madrid city center to the meeting point, please select the hotel from the hotel list available, at the time of booking.
  • The meeting point details will be available on your voucher.
Subway
Santo Domingo
Bus
San Bernardo - Pza. Sto. Domingo (L44)

Customer Reviews

Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
9 10 1 16
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
5 5 1
08/07/2018
"La experiencia ha sido muy agradable."
08/07/2018
Mucha puntualidad, excelentes guías En resumen un día perfecto.
Spain Spain
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
5 5 1
01/06/2018
"Gracias por una maravillosa experiencia."
01/06/2018
Ambos guías conocedores del tema, amables, amenos y muy profesionales. Muy buen manejo de grupos.
Colombia Colombia
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
5 5 1
27/05/2018
"Fui con mi marido y la pasamos genial!"
27/05/2018
Ya q fuimos a tres sitios unen poco tiempo.... lo único malo es que los domingos no esta abierto la basílica del Escorial y no la vimos ... en fin es una excelente excursión si tienes poco tiempo para estar en Madrid la súper recomiendo!
Mexico Mexico
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
5 5 1
10/11/2017
"Excelente"
10/11/2017
Maritere es apasionada con su trabajo y contagia con su emoción y su conocimiento, ademas de ser muy atenta y el vehículo muy cómodo, muchas gracias!
United States United States
Toledo, El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour from Madrid
5 5 1
23/10/2017
"Excelente"
23/10/2017
Spain Spain
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