El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour
Day trips & excursions

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Tour

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 5 hours
Do this because
  • Discover the Unesco Site of El Escorial
  • Enjoy a bus tour
  • Visit the Valley of the Fallen with a local guide
What to expect

Join this half-day tour from Madrid and discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of El Escorial with an expert guide, and visit the Valley of the Fallen Memorial.

The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II to be a residence for the Spanish kings. Used as a monastery and Pantheon for the royal family, it became the symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire at the time. The monument was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list, having artistic and historic interest. Accompanied by your guide you'll enter the monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, as well as the Basilica.

The visit will continue visiting the Valley of the Fallen, a monument built as a memorial for those who died during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Located in a valley in the mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work has a colossal cross (over 150 meters high). Here you'll also see the basilica and the crypt carved into the hard rock under the mountain. Don't miss the opportunity to enter the Valley visit inside the Basilica.

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What's included
  • Local guide
  • Tickets for the Escorial
  • Tickets for the Valley of the Fallen
  • Entrance to the Valley
  • Guided visit to the Basilica
  • Hotel pick-up (available in selected hotels only)
What's not included
  • Hotel drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5 years): free admission
  • Children (age 6-15)
  • Senior (age 65+)

Calle Ferraz, 20, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Meeting point:

The tour starts at 9.00am in VPT Terminal:

  • Calle Ferraz, 20, 28008 Madrid, Spain

Hotel pick-up is available in selected hotels 30-60 minutes before departure. Please, indicate your pick-up location during checkout.

What to remember
  • Hotel pick-up is available in selected hotels 30-60 minutes before departure. Please, indicate your pick-up location during checkout
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  • Tuesday to Sunday at 9.00am
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VPT Tours (Viajes Para Todos)
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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