Day trips & excursions

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen skip-the-line tour from Madrid

Availability: Daily except Mondays
Duration: 7 hours
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • See the monumental palace of the Kings of Spain at El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Learn the history of the Spanish Royal Kings
  • Visit the Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos in the Cuelgamuros Valley
What to expect

Depart Madrid by a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and journey to the historical residence of the Kings of Spain at the monumental El Escorial. Learn the history of the Spanish royals at the magnificent palace, designed by King Philip II after the victory of the Battle of San Quentin.

Hear why it took 21 years to build, how its location at the foot of the Sierra Guadarrama mountain range was inspired by the biblical Solomon's Temple and how it also functioned as a monastery under the Order of Saint Jerome. See the amazing Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos and the world's tallest memorial cross, built in the Cuelgamuros Valley as a "national act of atonement".

Stroll in the Gardens of the Friars and nearby park. Admire the Italian-style gardens arranged in descending terraces at the House of Prince Don Carlos, where you will also get one of the most beautiful views of the monastery.

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What's included
  • Roundtrip transportation by comfortable bus
  • English-Spanish guide on board the bus
  • Entrance fees and guided tour to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance fees and guided tour to the Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos
What's not included
  • Food, drinks or other services not specified
  • Tips
Reduced price
  • Children (8-15 years)
  • Seniors (65+ years)
  • For infants (0-7 years) this tour is for free
Where

Plaza De España 7, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:

Tourist Bus Stop at Plaza de España, in front of number 7, across the street. Metro Station: Plaza de España. Line 3 or yellow. Look for the guides with a yellow umbrella or a yellow t-shirt.

What to remember
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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When
  • Daily at 11.00am, except Mondays
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Provider
Busvision - Jimenez Dorado Viajes SLU
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to a day before the activity begins.

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