El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen skip-the-line tour from Madrid
Excursions & day trips

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen skip-the-line tour from Madrid

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the monumental palace of the Kings of Spain at El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage
  • Learn the history of the Spanish Royal Kings
  • Visit the Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos in the Cuelgamuros Valley
What to expect

Depart Madrid by a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and journey to the historical residence of the Kings of Spain at the monumental El Escorial. Learn the history of the Spanish royals at the magnificent palace, designed by King Philip II after the victory of the Battle of San Quentin.

Hear why it took 21 years to build, how its location at the foot of the Sierra Guadarrama mountain range was inspired by the biblical Solomon's Temple and how it also functioned as a monastery under the Order of Saint Jerome. See the amazing Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos and the world's tallest memorial cross, built in the Cuelgamuros Valley as a "national act of atonement".

Stroll in the Gardens of the Friars and nearby park. Admire the Italian-style gardens arranged in descending terraces at the House of Prince Don Carlos, where you will also get one of the most beautiful views of the monastery.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Roundtrip transportation by comfortable bus
    • English-Spanish guide on board the bus
    • Entrance fees and guided tour to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
    • Entrance fees and guided tour to the Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de Los Caídos
    What's not included
    • Food, drinks or other services not specified
    • Tips
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 8-15)
    • Seniors (age 65+)
    • Infants (age 0-7): free
    Where

    Neptuno Fountain, Plaza Canovas del Castillo, Madrid, España

    Meeting point:

    Canovas del Castillo Square, at the Tourist Bus Stop in front of Madrid Tourist Office.

    Metro station: Banco de España, line 2 or red.

    What to remember
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Travel Tours Experience
    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 experience begins.

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