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El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-day tour from Madrid

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Madrid, Spain

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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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

Uncover the mysteries of magnificent landmarks, El Escorial Monastery and The Valley of the Fallen, on an enriching 5-hour tour from Madrid. Travel through the picturesque countryside surrounding Madrid, and embark on a guided tour of the King of Spain’s official residence on arrival at the UNESCO-listed El Escorial landmark. Then, gaze in awe at the monumental memorial of The Valley of the Fallen, a sculpture that commemorates the victims of the Spanish civil war. Gain valuable insight in Madrid’s rich history, and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Madrid.
  • El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen tour from Madrid
  • Visit the historical residence of the king of Spain, El Escorial
  • Catch sight of the catholic basilica, The Valley of the Fallen
  • Hear in-depth details of historical events from your guide
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Local guide
Air conditioned bus
Skip the line to the Monastery (group entrance)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Pick up /Drop off at hotels
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
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY VPT Tours

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-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 half-day tour from Madrid.
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What is the policy on sanitization during El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-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 half-day tour from Madrid.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-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 half-day tour from Madrid.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-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 half-day tour from Madrid.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen half-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 half-day tour from Madrid.

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Wonder of it all! Beautiful
moirita
, Feb 2020
Susana our tour guide was very good. The Escorial is truly the eighth wonder of the world. Breathtaking. The Valley if the fallen is another wonder for it is inside a mountain. Both worth seeing!!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear customer, Thank you very much for review us. We really appreciate your comments. We are very happy to know that you enjoy your trip and we hope to see you for a future activity. Best regards
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Mari Ikeda was my personal guide on...
Virginia G
, Apr 2018
Mari Ikeda was my personal guide on April 4, 2018, in Kyoto, Japan Mari was knowledgable and extremely helpful, especially in getting around the city using public transportation. I changed our itinerary a couple of times before the 4th, and she was extremely accommodating and flexible. We even went to the Kyoto train station in advance of my taking a bullet train back to Tokyo so I'd have a better understanding of the process. She also chose a great place for lunch! I highly recommend Mari!
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Really great to have been able to go...
Carolina Z
, Apr 2018
Really great to have been able to go through to see these both sites. The guides were extremely helpful and had great information.
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A great tour! I loved...
cameron.abaroa
, Apr 2018
A great tour! I loved it. I'm a gift shop junkie, so the only downside is that we didn't have time to go to the gift shop at El Escorial, but Valley of the Fallen carries a lot of the same stuff, so just know before you go!
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I was the only client but they still...
chris.sinclair08
, Mar 2018
I was the only client but they still took me - driver, bus, guide and me Julia Company cancels!. I enjoyed it. Guide good.
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The tour brings us to two of the...
James
, Jan 2018
The tour brings us to two of the interesting attractions that's approximately an hour plus away from central Madrid. Overall the tour is a convenient way to visit the attractions but felt that the tour should be slightly longer so that more time spent at each venue. We had the tour from 9am until around 230pm and there was no stop for lunch - this should have been communicated earlier on.
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I love the Escorial and I have been...
Robin R
, Aug 2017
I love the Escorial and I have been there many times with different tour operators. However, this visit was so chaotic and the time so short actually inside the Escorial, that I would recommend a more organized company. They picked us up from our hotel but shuffled us around to a different bus and all of this took over an hour. The actual time inside the Escorial was barely an hour. The tour guide was good, but her colleague was hurrying her up to get us through the building and back on the bus to see the Valley of the Fallen. We took the tour in Spanish and our guide was clever enough to get us into the chapel or church before mass had begun but the other group didn't even get into the church and they were finished with the whole tour before we were. If it's a half-day tour, I recommend at least two hours inside the Escorial. That is the bare mínimum. Also, it would be great to find a tour of the Escorial that didn't include the Valley of the Fallen.
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Both of these places are amazing...
Jennifer H
, Jun 2017
Both of these places are amazing! The tour guide was great, really knowledgeable and added so much to the tour. The only thing I would change is an extra half an hour at the Valley of the Fallen. It is so big it takes all the time just to walk through leaving you feeling rushed. It is a minor thing so don't let it put you off doing the tour - the sights are fabulous!
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Great tour. Guide was informative...
Kimberlee G
, Jan 2017
Great tour. Guide was informative and spoke English clearly. A little disappointing that both locations didn't allow for photographs inside, but still a very enjoyable tour.
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Excellent local guide! Diana made...
Patricia Y
, Dec 2016
Excellent local guide! Diana made the trip very enjoyable. I would have wished for 10 minutes to get a quick coffee or chocolate before we left the bus stop. Also, wished for 5 minutes in the gift shop.
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