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El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

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Overview
Get to know the history of the Spanish emperors by visiting the place from where they ruled the world for three centuries, and the place where they are buried.

With the extensive walking tour inside the Monastery of El Escorial, totally explained by a professional guide, get a better understanding of a long part of the World history.
Also visit the impressive Valley of the Fallen, and get amazed by the views from its Basilica, raised in the heart of the mountain, and by its Christian cross, the largest in the world.
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You'll start at
Calle de San Bernardo, 7
Calle de San Bernardo, 7, 28013 Madrid, SpainDeparture point: Trapsatur Terminal, Calle San Bernardo 7, 28013 Madrid (inside the Commercial Gallery). The closest metro stations are Santo Domingo (Line 2) and Callao (Lines 3 and 5) Telephone terminal: 34 91 541 63 21. Email: terminal@trapsatur.es
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    Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Valley of the Fallen
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Skip-the-line access to El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
  • Benefit from a professional guide’s commentary
  • View famous features, including the pantheon and the colossal cross
  • Round-trip transportation from a central meeting point
What to Expect
Meet your guide for the drive out to the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and listen as your guide shares insights into the historic landmark. On arrival, admire the wall paintings in the Pantheon de los Reyes, tour the monastery facade, and visit the Gothic basilica of San Lorenzo el Real. Next, head to the Valley of the Fallen, located in a preserved national park. Learn about the site’s history and explore the memorial’s crypt and basilica, before taking in spectacular views of the valley and the 490-foot (150-meter) cross itself. Return to your vehicle and relax on your journey back, as the tour concludes with drop-off in central Madrid.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Calle de San Bernardo, 7, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Pick-up at selected hotels. Tell us the name of the hotel to check the expected pick-up time
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • tickets to monuments
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • WiFi on board
  • Restroom on board
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 52 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Great trip through Viator. Our guide was terrific. Explained everything in detail. Very knowledgeable.
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Response from trapsaturexperiencia, Front Office Manager at El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Dear customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed it. Thank you for trusting Trapsatur
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The tour bus which transported us was top of the line. Cristina was our tour guide and did a wonderful job as she gave the tour concurrently in Spanish and English. She efficiently took us around El Escorial and El Valle de los Caídos monument, giving great reviews of history.
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Response from trapsaturexperiencia, Front Office Manager at El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Many thank's for you comment!!! You did an amazing choice, we think that El Escorial is a wonderful place that nobody should't miss for learn more about spanish history. We hope see you again.
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Although I would have loved to have spent more time in the El Escorial palace, we got to see all of the major highlights and learn the stories behind the king and queen's lives there. We actually saw a lot more than what I was expecting for such a short tour. The Valley of the
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Response from rodo2212, Front Office Manager at El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
Responded 5 Dec 2019
We appreciate your comment, and we are glad you enjoyed the tour, the snowy valley is beautiful. We hope to see you soon
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Mega size engraved Basílica in the heart of a mountain was initially built to commemorate the victims of the Spanish civil war (1936-139). Topped with a breath taking giant cross standing 150 meter highs, this place accommodated also the remains of the late Spanish dictator
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Response from rodo2212, Front Office Manager at El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
Responded 5 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for your interesting information.
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Enjoyed this half day tour visiting the tombs of Spanish kings. Carolina our guide was well-informed and funny. Be careful on the steep steps going to the basement. Overall it was worth the visit!
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By: Trapsatur Day Tours
TOMOYA K
Suita, Japan
10
I could not visit Toled on account of the tour company.
4日間のツアーに参加しましたが、旅程を渡されることなく、不安になって何度かドライバーにマドリードに行けるのか、そしてトレドに行けるのか尋ねたが、結果的に最終日前日にグラナダからマドリードに電車で帰ってくれとチケットを渡された。
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ncsu997
41
Find a different tour company
Any tour company with a bus can get you to Avila and Segovia and that's basically what this tour was. First, the
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Amy R
New City, New York
161
El Escorial
Great trip through Viator. Our guide was terrific. Explained everything in detail. Very knowledgeable.
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CECIVON G
College Station, Texas
80
Beautiful tour
The tour bus which transported us was top of the line. Cristina was our tour guide and did a wonderful job as she
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Idalmis T
10
Great company, honest and helpful people!
My girlfriend and I booked a half day tour to Toledo thru our hotel in Madrid (Double Tree by Hilton); we were
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Frequent traveler
11
Not recommended!
We chose the combination of North of Spain plus Portugal, departing from Madrid to Bilbao through Zaragoza and
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Veronica
10
Great Experience
My husband and I really enjoyed our tour. Cecilia was our guide - was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Highly
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Toxoman
New York City, New York
170115
A Lot to See in Only a Few Hours
Although I would have loved to have spent more time in the El Escorial palace, we got to see all of the major
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m r
61
Avila and Segovia
Had a great time on the Avila and Segovia tour, our guide Pilar was great👍🏻👍🏻!!!, She took the time to explain
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EgyCaptain
Cairo, Egypt
11621
Interesting structure with a touch of modern history
Mega size engraved Basílica in the heart of a mountain was initially built to commemorate the victims of the
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