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El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

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Overview
Get to know the history of the Spanish emperors by visiting the place from where they ruled the world for three centuries, and the place where they are buried. With the extensive walking tour inside the Monastery of El Escorial, totally explained by a professional guide, get a better understanding of a long part of the World history. Also visit the impressive Valley of the Fallen, and get amazed by the views from its Basilica, raised in the heart of the mountain, and by its Christian cross, the largest in the world.
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
  • Benefit from a professional guide’s commentary
  • View famous features, including the pantheon and the colossal cross
  • Round-trip transportation from a central meeting point
What to Expect
Meet your guide for the drive out to the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and listen as your guide shares insights into the historic landmark. On arrival, admire the wall paintings in the Pantheon de los Reyes, tour the monastery facade, and visit the Gothic basilica of San Lorenzo el Real. Next, head to the Valley of the Fallen, located in a preserved national park. Learn about the site’s history and explore the memorial’s crypt and basilica, before taking in spectacular views of the valley and the 490-foot (150-meter) cross itself. Return to your vehicle and relax on your journey back, as the tour concludes with drop-off in central Madrid.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle de San Bernardo, 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sara was simply amazing, she spoke in both English and Spanish and was very passionate about the history. I would highly recommend this tour!!

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Reviewed 25 June 2019

Excellent tour of both sites. Meeting point near Gran Via, they have a waiting area to wait for the tour to begin. Luxury coach to the Monastery, with wireless audio connected to the guide. Our host guide was lovely and informative, spoke in Spanish followed...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank trojanlord
TrapsaturExcursiones, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trapsatur Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read your comments. For us it is very important your options, and meet your expectations. Thank you very much for taking the tour with us, and we hope you trust us again. a greeting Customer Relationship Management

Reviewed 1 April 2019

We had a great day! Excellent pastime with this tourism company. It was a couple and with other people, very good explanations of the guide. It is an excursion of approximately five hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2017-Jond
TrapsaturExcursiones, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trapsatur Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read your comments. For us it is very important your options, and meet your expectations. Thank you very much for taking the tour with us, and we hope you trust us again. a greeting Customer Relationship Management

Reviewed 30 March 2019

We booked this tour ahead of our trip to Madrid on TripAdvisor and thoroughly enjoyed the two sites visited.We liked that the tour started at the Trapsatur Office that has a large reception/waiting room. It is just off Gran Via on Calle de San Bernardo....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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TrapsaturExcursiones, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trapsatur Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read your comments. For us it is very important your options, and meet your expectations. Thank you very much for taking the tour with us, and we hope you trust us again. a greeting Customer Relationship Management

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

The Escorial represents power austerity and religious fervor all at once. We booked our tour through Julia travel and it was conducted in a professional and insightful manner. We got the added bonus of visiting not only the crypts but Philips private library private chambers...More

Thank Mateo0333
TrapsaturExcursiones, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Trapsatur Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Customer, We are very pleased to read your comments. For us it is very important your options, and meet your expectations. Thank you very much for taking the tour with us, and we hope you trust us again. a greeting Customer Relationship Management

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We went directly to the Julia travel office near the royal palace from there by bus to El Escorial
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