El Escorial Monastery half-day tour from Madrid
Day trips & excursions

El Escorial Monastery half-day tour from Madrid

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 5 hours
Do this because
  • Admire the marvelous Monastery of El Escorial
  • Learn about the unique "Escurialense" architecture
  • Enjoy a comfortable trip by bus
What to expect

If you're planning to stay in Madrid and you are an architecture passionate you can't miss this half-day experience. Get ready to explore the unique El Escorial Monastery which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Located almost 45 kilometers away from the Spanish capital the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial is a must-see for those who are visiting Madrid as it used to be the historical residence of the King of Spain in the past.

This 5-hour tour will begin in the morning departing from the heart of Madrid on a comfortable bus to reach the town of San Lorenzo del Escorial where this majestic palace is located. Accompanied by a tour guide, the visit include the monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, as well as the Basilica. Don't miss the opportunity to admire the breathtaking views of the palace located in the middle of a valley, the majestic gardens, and the building reflection in its pool. On this tour, you'll also learn more about the "Escurialense" architecture, a typical style born after the construction of this palace. On this experience, you'll also have the opportunity to visit the library.

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What's included
  • Local guide
  • Transport from Madrid
  • Admission to the Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Admission to the library
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infant (0-5 years): free
  • Child (6-15 years): reduced
  • Senior (65+ years): reduced

Calle de Ferraz 3, Madrid 28008 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:

In front of the VPT office

What to remember
  • No wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
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  • From Tuesday to Sunday at 9.00am
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VPT Tours (Viajes Para Todos)
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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