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Full Day Tour to El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and Toledo

Availability: Daily except Monday
Duration: 11 hours
Language: English, Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
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  • Discover the Unesco site of El Escorial with this comfortable bus tour
  • Learn the history behind every monument with an expert, local guide
What to expect

The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II as a residence for the Spanish kings. Used also as a monastery and pantheon for the royal family, it became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish empire on the time. The monument was declared of artistic and historic interest, and inscribed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list. The tour include the visit to the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica.

The Valley of the Fallen is a monument built as a memorial of those who died during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Located in a beautiful valley in the Mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work has a colossal cross over 150 m high. Here you will also see the Basilica and Crypt carved into hard rock under the mountain. This tour includes the entrance to the Valley and the visit inside the Basilica.

Get back on board and continue your journey to Toledo. We will start the tour in Toledo with a panoramic walking tour of the city. We will stroll in the old quarters to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall. We’ll continue our walk through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of St. Tomé, where you will see the very famous painting of El Greco “The Burial of Count Orgaz”, the old Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca, which remains a symbol of the coexistence of the “Three Cultures", and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

We’ll also visit a typical factory of Damasquino, the well-known handicraft art of the city of Toledo.

Itinerary: Departure from Madrid- Escorial & Valley of the Fallen - stop in Madrid time to eat- Toledo- Madrid

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What's included
  • Local guide
  • Entrance and visit in Toledo, to the Santa Maria and Santo Tomé churchs
  • Entrances to the Valley of the Fallen and the Monastery of El Escorial
  • Transport by bus
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Reduced price
  • Infants 0-5 years: free (without seat)
  • Children 6-15 years: reduced
Where

Calle Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:
  • VPT Terminal, Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid
  • Free pick up (selected hotels only) start 30-60 minutes prior to tour departure
What to remember
  • We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes
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When
  • Daily except Monday at 9.00am
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Provider
VPT Tours (Viajes Para Todos)
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Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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