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Royal Monastery of El Escorial + Toledo Half Day Afternoon Tour

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US$ 114.57
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    What to Expect
    Enjoy an in-depth tour of two of the top attractions near Madrid for one low price on this Super Saver tour combining two half-day excursions to El Escorial and Toledo. These two attractions, offering a wealth of insight into Spain's monarchy, medieval art and the country's Civil War, are a must for any history-loving visitor to Spain's capital city.

    Start your day at 8:45am in Madrid near the Plaza de España, after which you'll spend your morning visiting El Escorial Monastery. This sprawling complex, built by King Philip II as a burial site for his parents, offers a wealth of beautiful architecture and art. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Valley of the Fallen, a religious site built by Spanish general Francisco Franco into the side of a mountain and topped by an enormous cross. Those that have selected the lunch upgrade will stop at a traditional restaurant back in Madrid following the Valley of the Fallen visit.

    Continue your excursion In the afternoon in Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town with a wealth of beautiful architecture, art and churches. During your visit you'll have time to admire the paintings of famous Spanish painter El Greco, including his work "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz," along with the beautiful Cathedral of Toledo and the town's medieval-era castle. Full itinerary details are listed below.
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    Departure Point
    Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    Return Details
    Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain
    • Local guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
    • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
    • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
    • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
    • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
    • Individual radioguided system
    • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
    • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Santo Tome
    • Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral Primada
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot., comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
    • Royal Monastery of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen Basilic and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
    • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 26 July 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this tour although it helped to have a professional guide take us and explain all aspects of the monastery and its history. To take in all that history was almost overwhelming at times but well worth the visit.

    Date of experience: October 2017
    Thank pictuto
    Reviewed 16 May 2018

    I was not really expecting this to be such a beautiful place, I was just researching this for a project, until I visited, this place is amazing.

    Date of experience: August 2017
    Thank kaden l
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