Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

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Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

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Marvel at the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dive right into Spanish history and visit the Hapsburg’s Palace, the Ba

Marvel at the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dive right into Spanish history and visit the Hapsburg’s Palace, the Basilica, and the Valley of the Fallen, an underground church topped with a 152-meter cross

Free Cancellation Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure
5 Hours Duration of experience
Tour Guide / Driver Type of tour leader

Experience

  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial is an architectural complex built in the 16th century. Is a ‘must see’ to visit the Hapsburg Royal Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum and the Basilica. All built following the Renaissance style.
  • The Valley of the Fallen was built to commemorate the combatants who died during the Spanish Civil War. The Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is carved into the mountain.

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Admission to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica.

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation.
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.
  • Important information: due to restrictions inside the Basilica of the Valley, no guided tour will take place in the same.
  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen visitors are requested to respect the following statement: photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our comfortable air-conditioned coaches.
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Restrictions
  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
Highlights
  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial is an architectural complex built in the 16th century. Is a ‘must see’ to visit the Hapsburg Royal Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum and the Basilica. All built following the Renaissance style.
  • The Valley of the Fallen was built to commemorate the combatants who died during the Spanish Civil War. The Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is carved into the mountain.
Includes
  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Admission to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica.
Excludes
  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
Essential Information
This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation.
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.
  • Important information: due to restrictions inside the Basilica of the Valley, no guided tour will take place in the same.
  • The Royal Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen visitors are requested to respect the following statement: photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
Restrictions
  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.
Itinerary
Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our comfortable air-conditioned coaches.

Enjoy your visit through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built in the 16th century, it is a symbol of the power of the government at the time. Accompanied by your guide, you will discover the most important areas of the monument. Of Renaissance style, you will marvel ... See more
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Customer Reviews

3.6
based on 8 verified reviews
Jan 10 2023
The arrangements were good but the commentary seemed skant. The Spanish version was lengthy but the English version very short in comparison.
a Gray Line customer
Jan 5 2020
Great tour of th monestary and basilica
a Gray Line customer
May 8 2018
Our guide was well informed and gave us background information and history which helped us to understand what we were seeing. Her command of the English language was excellent making her easy to understand.
a Gray Line customer
Oct 2 2017
Bien conducido y bien explicado
a Gray Line customer
Mar 4 2017
Good tour overall. On,y about 16 people on the tour so llenty of spacd on the bus. Guide easy to understand but was translating into 3 languages, not 2 as described. A bit rushed around El Escorial, would have liked maybe another 30 minutes here.
a Gray Line customer
Sep 9 2016
Good
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