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Toledo and the Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid
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Availability: Depending on the season
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English, Spanish
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  • Visit some of the most important sights near Madrid: El Escorial and the Basilica of the Valley of The Fallen
  • Discover the beauty of Toledo: the City of the Three Cultures
What to expect

Combine 2 half-day tours.

In this tour you will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a World Heritage Site; and the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica that stands out for its gigantic size.

ROYAL MONASTERY OF EL ESCORIAL (AM): We will start our visit at El Escorial, symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, it had been considered for years the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.

BASILICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE FALLEN (AM): Located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.

You have approximately 1 hour between both parts of the excursions to have lunch. The different options of the tour excursion are listed below:

  • Without Lunch – No lunch included and return to Madrid.
  • With Lunch – The menu includes: a starter and a main course to choose, bread, a drink and a dessert. Continue to Toledo.

TOLEDO HALF-DAY TOUR (PM): Discover the “City of the Three Cultures”! Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

The tour includes the outside view of the Cathedral; Church of St. Tomé (*) with El Entierro del señor de Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco; Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca; Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes; demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and Panoramic Sightseeing of Toledo.

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What's included
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Bilingual official guide (English and Spanish)
  • Entrances to the monuments included in the tour of Toledo as detailed: Church of St. Tomé, Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Lunch (optional)
Reduced price
  • Children: 0-5 years old: free (meals and consumptions not included)
  • Children: 6-15 years old: reduced.
  • Senior +65: reduced.
Where

Calle San Nicolás, 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:

Julia Travel office at Calle San Nicolás, 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales)

What to remember
  • The tour ends at Bus Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
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When
  • April to October: Tuesday to Sunday
  • November to March: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Departure Time: 8.45am / Check-in time: 15 minutes before departure

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Provider
Julia Travel
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