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  1. Spain
  2. Community of Madrid
  3. San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  4. El Escorial

Guided Tour to El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and Segovia

Product ID: 239327
Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Madrid to El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and Segovia. You will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, the whole monument of the Valley of the Fallen and the interiors of the Alcazar in Segovia.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Royal Monastery of El Escorial with a skip-the-line ticket
  • Visit the impressive monument of the Valley of the Fallen
  • Discover the interiors of the Alcazar in Segovia
Full description
You will begin your day enjoying the landscape of the Madrilenian mountain range as you travel to your first stop of the day. Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and discover its impressive construction, historical, artistic and architectural value of the buildings that have served as a royal residence, monastery, basilica, and pantheon. 

After you will continue on to the Valley of Cuelgamuros where the highest Christian cross in the world indicates the location of the Valley of the Fallen. Here you will find an extraordinary and controversial site of architecture, sculpture and erected engineering in honor of the fallen in the Civil War that gave way to a long period of dictatorship in Spain. You will visit the interior of the Basilica carved into the rock and admire the grandeur of the monumental complex and its unique natural beauty.

You will then be off for an adventure in Segovia that starts with a guided walking tour under the imposing and world-famous Aqueduct. Then continue on, visiting the main monuments, enclaves, and viewpoints that make Segovia an essential visit from Madrid. You will see the Plaza Mayor, the spectacular Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria, the viewpoint of Canaleja and, of course, another of its tourist icons the Alcazar (entrance included), a unique castle with the appearance of a Disney fairytale palace where you will finish the guided tour of Segovia.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation on a 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
  • Guided walking tour in Segovia
  • Entrance and guided visit to the interiors of the Alcazar in Segovia
What’s Not Included
  • Any service not specified above
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is Calle de Ferraz, 1, 28008 Madrid, Spain. Google Coordinates: 40°25'27.5"N 3°42'57.8"W

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not completely accessible for people with reduced mobility
• It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
• It is very important that you follow the instructions of your guide all the time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.2 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Great tour with a very good guy. The first tour to El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen is separate from the second tour to Segovia. So it only goes from Madrid to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. Then back to Madrid :-( with a 1 hour break. Then it continues with a 1:30 hour drive to Segovia. By the return trip you lose approx. 2 hours !! We would not have booked the tour like this, but we would like to emphasize that the tour was made with full enthusiasm by the tour guide, who could provide a lot of detailed knowledge and background. SUPER JOB. All 3 places are definitely worth a visit. Impressive.

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December 23, 2019

A great day out

I booked this tour over the net as my hotel did not have a travel desk. The trip visits the first two differing sites and following a short wait back in Madrid its off to Sergovia for the late afternoon / early evening. I thought it was great value for money and the two guides were excellent.

October 7, 2019

It was a great tour to learn about the culture of Spain. We enjoyed it very much. The only suggestion is that we would have like to have lunch at El Escorial area and to continue the tour to Segovia. We didn't like the break-up of the tour into two sessions where we returned to Madrid to wait for the afternoon tour. We could have used the waiting time and the transporting time at Segovia.

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August 10, 2019

Organized by

AKI TRAVEL GROUP

Product ID: 239327