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El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Journey through Spain’s history as you visit two UNESCO-listed attractions on this full-day tour from Madrid. Explore the grand Monastery of El Escorial, once a royal residence built by King Philip II, then learn more about the Spanish Civil War as you walk around the impressive Valley of the Fallen. Finally, admire the striking architecture and historic monuments of mountaintop Toledo.
  • Full-day tour of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and Toledo from Madrid
  • Tour the magnificent royal monastery of El Escorial
  • Pay your respects to the soldiers of the Spanish Civil War at the Valley of the Fallen
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Toledo
  • Travel by comfortable bus or coach
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Visit of a Damascene handcraft workshop
Lunch in Madrid (depending on selected tour option)
Entrances to not specified monuments.
Lunch (if option is not selected)
Hotel pickup & drop off.
Tips
Calle de Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Plaza de España, Madrid, Spain
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VPT Tours

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen & Toledo Day Tour from Madrid.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Worth the money for a really interesitng day with good guides." See review
  • "Lunch was mediocre, bus had no air conditioner in the summer, passengers felt like they had heat exhaustion" See review
  • "Not sure why you would offer afternoon tours in the off-season knowing the cathedral closes early." See review

Reviews

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philliesgirl2018
, Jan 2020
This is two separate tours. Escorial and Valley of the Fallen were great and by itself I would rate it a 5. After we got off the bus, we were told where to get the other bus (which we did not even realize we were back in Madrid except for the double decker tour buses) and this was not where we got on in the morning. Both cities are at least an hour away each from the city.Toledo's first part was basically an hour of shopping in a jewelry factory with a 2 minute demonstration of an older man making the jewely with no explanation. The town itself was nice. However, when we returned to Madrid the bus left us in a section of Madrid we did not know or recognize and the bus driver spoke no English just left us know we needed to get off. Thank heaven for Ubers or we would not have known how to return to our place since we did not speak Spanish. This is the only trip I was ever disappointed that I purchased from Viator.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear customer, We regret to read your comments, but appreciate your time for review us. We would like to clarify that all the information about departure and drop off places as well as intinerary are on the activity details. You can also find this info on our brochures and also the tour guide lets the group know about the activity itinerary when the tour starts. Please fee free to contact us if you have any question Best regards Best regards
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Not worth it if you speak English!
Explorer826478
, Sep 2019
I requested English as my Spanish is not that strong. 5 people on this excursion requested English everyone else spoke Spanish. The guide spent most of the time speaking in Spanish. Since we had to wait for the translation, the no English were allowed to walk around and view things while we were being told what we were viewing. We were not given time to look. First tour with VPT Tours and I will NEVER book with them again.
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Well organized and worthwhile
N6134AXbriand
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed the visit the tour guide was excellent and the timing was superb. We highly recommend this tour
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Great Tour, Poor Bus and Lunch
MicheleWG
, Jun 2019
The tours and tour guides were great! The restaurant for lunch was chaos with poor food and we road on a sweltering hot bus back from Toledo. Yikes! Recommend skipping the factory tour at the end. Instead, shop in the town of Toledo. I wish I had. There were so many great shops.
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Knowledgeable guides - mediocre bus and lunch
Graciela A
, Jun 2019
Tour guides were outstanding. Lunch was mediocre, bus had no air conditioner in the summer, passengers felt like they had heat exhaustion
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star-5
Great and informative guide
Explore30158101523
, Jan 2019
Diana our guide was very informative, paying attention to details and full of knowedge answering questions and nice. Good communication and clear info at all times. Tour on time and a serious agency. Enjoy this tour!!! Great Bilingual guide
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2 different guides made all the difference
Rita R
, Jan 2019
Guide of Escorial and Valley of the Fallen was NILLunch was awfulGuide for Toledo was WONDERFULIt is difficult to give a rate for both, nothing to do we really very much appreciated Toledo and not at all the first part
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Connector04330228132
, Nov 2018
Morning tour was great and our guide was enthusiastic. However, the guide information in English seemed to be an abbreviated version compared to the version in Spanish. The tour of Toledo was in the afternoon. We were very disappointed to learn during the visit that time would not permit a tour of the cathedral! We missed the major attraction!! Not sure why you would offer afternoon tours in the off-season knowing the cathedral closes early. Why did we not tour the cathedral upon arrival when it was still open? Our guide was very friendly, but needless to say we feel that we missed out.Lunch was included in our tour package and we wish it had not been. The restaurant that we were directed to was unappealing. The service was slow and our waiter was unfriendly. The bathrooms were unkept. We would have rather been on our own for lunch. Aside from not being able to tour the cathedral and the choice of restaurant, the day was enjoyable.
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Toledo
rqw1979
, Oct 2018
Toledo was an outstanding site that was extremely enjoyable. We had another English guide meet us at El Escorial and he was outstanding, providing great insights and explanations. it was a bilingual tour plus it was on a large bus. Not my favorite way to tour.
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El Escorial was gloomy and cold but the...
Eduardo C
, Sep 2018
El Escorial was gloomy and cold but the architecture was impressive. This was a separate tour returning to Madrid after El Escorial to wait for your tour to Toledo. Toledo on the other hand was amazing. I wish I stayed in Toledo for the whole day.
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