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El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour

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Madrid, Spain
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Venture outside Spain's vibrant capital city and explore two important monuments on this half-day tour. First, visit one of the Spanish royal sites at the El Escorial Monastery and explore its sprawling complex. Then, move on to the Valley of the Fallen monument, with its giant cross and basilica, built to commemorate those killed in the Spanish Civil War.
  • Half-day tour of El Escorial Monastery and Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
  • Learn how the royal site of Escorial was used for many functions
  • Gain valuable insight into Spain's fascinating history from your expert guide
  • Round-trip transport from central Madrid included
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Transportation
Pick up and drop off from Hotels located on the center of Madrid
Private guide
Tickets to the Monastery of El Escorial
Tickets to the Valley of the Fallen
Food and drinks
Entrances to the monuments
Ventas, Madrid, Spain

Departure Time

11/1/2020 - 12/30/2022
Tuesday - Saturday:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Greet your guide at a central Madrid location and climb aboard your vehicle for the journey to the outskirts. Receive an interesting introduction to Spain's rich history as you make your way to your first stop—El Escorial Monastery.

This structure is considered one of the most unique examples of Renaissance architecture in Europe. Wander around the Gothic cemetery; capture photographs of the basilica built into the side of a mountain; and see the monastery founded by the monks of St. Jerome.

Proceed to the Valley of the Fallen monument that was erected during the Francoist regime to commemorate those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Pay your respects and admire the location before heading back to Madrid to conclude your tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
It is one of the Spanish royal sites and has functioned as a monastery, basilica, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school and hospital. It is situated 2.06 km up the valley from the town of El Escorial.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Valley of the Fallen
The Valle de los Caídos is a Francoist regime monument, Catholic basilica and a monumental memorial erected at Cuelgamuros Valley in the Sierra de Guadarrama, near Madrid. You can choose to buy tickets and visit the interior
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the monuments have the right to close due to official events
  • Hotel pick up can be arranged if you Hotel is in the city center.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Amigo Tours Spain

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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 and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour?
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 and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Private Tour.

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Incredibly educational the Madrid...
eanglada
, Jul 2016
Incredibly educational the Madrid portion! The Escorial is simply awe inspiring!
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I highly recommend this tour. Elena...
omarviator
, May 2016
I highly recommend this tour. Elena was our tour guide and she was great. Very informative and great attitude to answer and help in anyway. Make sure you dedicate a few minutes to work around the town. To make this tour perfect it would have been nice to have a guide inside the Escorial.
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Our guide, Elena of Amigo Tours, was...
mian_munoz
, May 2016
Our guide, Elena of Amigo Tours, was very knowledgeable of each historical landmark she brought us to. The tour description, however, did not specify that half of the day would be spent walking. We assumed and would have preferred a panoramic coach tour as we had a 2-year-old in tow. Had we known, we would have picked a different tour. El Escorial was worth the long ride. The painted ceilings of the monastery were very impressive actually beats the Sistine Chapel ceilings in my opinion. When I entered the basilica, I was in awe of the beautiful Church one of the best I have seen!. Would have been better, though, if a guide accompanied us inside the monastery or at least a pre-recorded audio guide to explain the artifacts/art works. That would've made the experience richer.
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