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
At 8:30 am, we'll meet on Calle San Bernardo, near Madrid's famous Gran Vía. After introductions, we'll board the bus and set off at 9 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 palatial rooms, walk through the Hall of Battles, 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.
The tour will finish at 2 pm, arriving back at the starting point.
Tour in English
Seniors over 55US$ 61.30
Children 7-15 years oldUS$ 50.90
Children under 7 years oldFree
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A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
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.
The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit).
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Transport by bus
English speaking guide
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.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more
Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The show represents local culture.
The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Promotes local employment.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Frequently asked questions
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.
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Calle San Bernardo, 7