El Escorial and Toledo: Full-Day Tour from Madrid

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El Escorial and Toledo: Full-Day Tour from Madrid

From US$ 123.14 per person

Enjoy a full-day of discovery on this jam-packed tour from Madrid and see some of the most fascinating sights in the region, including the spectacular El Escorial monastery, the memorial statue at the Valley of the Fallen, and the charming city of Toledo.

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Duration 11 hours
Starting time 8:45 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English


  • Explore the stunning monastery and royal palace of El Escorial
  • Admire the Pantheon of the Kings and the Pantheon of the Princes
  • Go to the Valley of the Fallen to see Franco's memorial to the Civil War
  • Enliven your artistic senses in front of El Greco's paintings at St Tome Church
  • Understand the roots of Judaism within Spain at the Santa Maria la Blanca
  • Visit the beautiful 16th-century church, Monasterio de San Juan de Los Reyes
Full description
Begin the day with a drive to the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, home to the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The stunning site consists of the historical residence of the King of Spain as well as the striking monastery of El Escorial, considered by many to be the 8th Wonder of the World. Continue the tour with a brief visit to the Valley of the Fallen, where a 150-meter cross stands in the mountainside to commemorate those who perished in the Spanish Civil War, and then continue on to the beautiful city of Toledo. Walk through the medieval maze-like streets of the city, and discover the merging of Arabic, Jewish, and Christian cultures at the heart of Toledo's right art heritage. Admire the stunning church of St. Tome, adorned with the paintings of Spain’s 16th-century renaissance master, El Greco, and pay a visit to the Santa Maria la Blanca, the oldest synagogue in Europe, among many other exciting sights.
  • Transportation in comfortable motor coach
  • Official English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to museums

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    Tours departs from our offices located at 8, Oriente Square. The closest metro station is Opera (Line 2 and 5) at only 2 minutes walking. From our underground Bus terminal located at Bailén Street, Oriente Square

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    • Due to longer walking distances, comfortable shoes are recommended.
    • Tour is not recommended for those with physical limitation difficulty walking.
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    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 12 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.0 / 5
    • Transportation
      4.5 / 5
    • Value for money
      3.9 / 5
    • Safety
      4.3 / 5
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    Would appreciate more information about the tour ahead of time. We did not realize that we had two half day tours from Madrid - we might have scheduled differently. Also, while we asked for English, we did not realize that the tour would be given in both English and Spanish- I always wondered whether our guide was giving more Spanish information than English. The tour to Ztiledo was quite controlled - the stops ( even at the gift shops) were the ones the tour company picked out - I had no opportunity to look at the linens I wanted to see. Finally, we arranged for this tour through get your guide. I did not realize that we would be out together with most people from Julia tours. I wish I had received more detailed information.

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    24 October 2019

    El Escorial, simplemente magnifico. La visita y la guía muy bien. Igual ir al Valle de los Caídos, realmente vale la pena. Toledo en cambio, bastante decepcionante. No por la ciudad, la cual es sencillamente espectacular, sino por la guía. Una visita a la carrera, cero disfrute de las bellezas arquitectónicas y menos aún tomar una buen foto. Eso si, todo el tiempo lo utilizan llevándote a una tienda que no tiene nada de interes pero si, en la que te quieren vender de todo por precios mucho más elevados de lo usual. Decepcionante esta parte del tour, exclusivamente por el afán mercantil de la guía asignada.

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    5 January 2020


    The trip lived up to expectations and the guide was good.

    27 October 2017

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