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  1. Spain
  2. Community of Madrid
  3. Madrid
  4. El Escorial

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen: Skip-the-Line Tour

Product ID: 152856
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Join a tour from Madrid to El Escorial that also includes a guided visit at the Valley of the Fallen. Learn about Spanish history from your guide.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour the UNESCO-listed Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Learn about the history of the Spanish kings
  • Marvel at the enormous basilica at the Valley of the Fallen
Full description
Travel from Madrid with your guide by comfortable bus with air conditioning to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On this 7-hour excursion, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Monastery. See the Basilica, the Royal Library and the Pantheon with the tombs of most all the kings of Spain.

You’ll have free time for lunch before continuing to the nearby Valley of the Fallen. See the tallest Christian cross in the world, at 150 meters, that marks the location of this extraordinary and controversial architectural work erected in honor of those who died in the Civil War.

Visit the interior of the basilica carved into the rock and admire the grandeur of the monumental complex.
  • Round-trip comfortable bus transportation from Madrid
  • English and Spanish-speaking tour guide on the bus
  • Admission and guided tour of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Admission to the Valley of the Fallen and guided tour inside the basilica
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

At the tourist bus stop across the street from Plaza de España, 7, 28008 Madrid, Spain. Look for the bus company “Jimenez Dorado.”

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Children under 7 years old go free of charge
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Please note this is a bilingual tour held simultaneously in English and Spanish
• The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
• This tour will make a 10-minute stop at Las Rozas Village
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From US$ 68.35 US$ 54.68 per person

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Product ID: 152856