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From Madrid: Tour of El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen

Product ID: 249732
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Enjoy a half-day tour from Madrid to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen on a luxury bus with an official tour guide. Visit the majestic Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the monument of the Valley of the Fallen.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the majestic Royal Monastery of El Escorial, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen, an extraordinary and controversial monument of the Spanish Civil War
  • Enjoy one of the essential tours from Madrid with an expert guide and comfortable transport
Full description
Start the tour by enjoying the landscape of the Madrilenian mountain range as you make your way to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial on a luxury bus. Arrive at the historical residence of the King of Spain, now declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent palace that King Philip II had built in 1584 as a symbol of Spanish power in the world.

Learn the history of the Spanish royals and see the Royal Pantheon, a chapel containing the bodies of Spanish kings since the 17th century. This tour also includes the Hapsburg Palace, the King's and Prince's Mausoleum, the Chapter Houses, the Architecture Room, the Weapons Room, the Library, and the Basilica.   

After the guided tour, continue to another beautiful enclave of the Madrilenian mountain range, the Valley of the Fallen. Excavated in the mountain at 1,350m above sea level and with an impressive 150m-high cross, the site is in honor of the fallen in the Spanish Civil War that gave way to a long period of dictatorship in Spain.

Absorb the history of the Basilica and take time to admire the wonderful views of the Sierra de Madrid before returning to Madrid.
Includes
  • Round-trip transportation by luxury bus from Madrid
  • Official tour guide
  • Entrance and guided visit to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance and guided visit to the Valley of the Fallen Basilica
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Tourist Buses Parking at Templo de Debod. Google Coordinates: 40°25'27.5"N 3°42'57.8"W

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• The tour is in one language, but sometimes can be carried out in two languages
• It is very important that you follow the instructions of your guide on the day
• This tour is not totally accessible for people with reduced mobility
• Those who do not arrive on time and miss the tour will not be able to do it at another time
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Organized by

AKI TRAVEL GROUP

Product ID: 249732