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El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen Half-Day Trip

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Visit two monuments in the same day with this excursion to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. A journey through time from the 16th century to the Spanish Civil War.

Visit two monuments in the same day with this excursion to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. A journey through time from the 16th century to the Spanish Civil War.

El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen Half-Day Trip

We'll meet on Calle San Nicolás, next to Plaza de Ramales in Madrid. After introductions, we'll board the bus and set off at 8:30 am for El Escorial.

The first stop will be the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Here, we'll journey back in time to the 16th century, specifically to the time of King Philip II, to learn why this area of the Sierra de Guadarrama was chosen to build this solemn construction. 

As we walk through the different rooms of the monastery, we'll learn many interesting facts about this impressive monument. We'll visit several rooms of the Habsburg Palace, visit the pantheon and see the emblematic library of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial - a visit you'll never forget!

Next, we'll make our way to the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen, carved into the rock and topped with a huge cross standing over 100 meters tall. As we access its interior and visit its chapels, we'll go back in history to the Spanish Civil War to learn about the origins of this controversial monument.

After a five-hour tour, we'll return to Madrid, and say goodbye in the bus parking lot at Plaza de Oriente.

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Price

Tour in English
Adults Seniors over 65 Children 6-15 years old Children under 6 years old
US$ 57.10
US$ 51.30
US$ 42.60
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 57.10
  • Seniors over 65

    US$ 51.30
  • Children 6-15 years old

    US$ 42.60
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

* The price varies based on the chosen date

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

Included

Transport by bus

English speaking guide

Entrance tickets

Earphones

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Physical: Accessible only for folding chairs. Accessible toilets. An accompanying person is required. Show more

Visual: Varies according to the attraction included.

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Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is there any physical exertion during the activity?

    A - Yes, there is a lot of walking and stairs to climb. Due to the length of the tour, there are no breaks during the tour to sit down except during free time.

  • Q - How much time is spent on visiting each of the sites?

    A - The visit to the Escorial lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes and the visit to the Valley of the Fallen lasts about 1 hour.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

  • Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Where does the activity end?

Calle San Nicolás, 15

Plaza de Oriente

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Where does the activity end?

Plaza de Oriente