Royal Monastery of El Escorial + Toledo Half Day Afternoon Tour

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Spain, Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid

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  • 10 hours
  • Madrid
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Pay less and get more on this Madrid Super Saver tour, which combines a visit to El Escorial Monastery with a half-day tour of Toledo. Spend the morning at El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. Gain insights from your guide, who will accompany you all day, into the significance of these landmarks, which reflect the Spanish monarchy, church and 20th-century conflict. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Toledo, Spain's medieval capital and a treasure trove of architecture and El Greco art. The best part? By combining these two half-day tours, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount compared to purchasing the tours separately.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Av Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial Spain

We will start our visit at El Escorial, symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, for years it had been considered for years the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Valley of the Fallen, Carretere de Guadarrama, 28209 San Lorenzo de El Escorial Spain

Located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Catedral Primada, Calle del Cardenal Cisneros 1, 45002 Toledo Spain

We will apreciate the Cathedral from the outside

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Iglesia de Santo Tome, Plaza Conde 4, 45002 Toledo Spain

You will be able to visit "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", masterpiece of El Greco inside the church

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Calle Reyes Catolicos 4, 45002 Toledo Spain

You will be able to visit the interior

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Calle Reyes Catolicos 17, 45002 Toledo Spain

Enjoy the interior of the monastery

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Damasquinados Suarez, Paseo Circo Romano 8, 45004 Toledo Spain

Once these visits are finished we will go to a demonstration of the famous technique of damascened (Inlay of precious metals in steel). Once finished the demonstration you have free time to buy something if you want.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Santo Tome
  • Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral Primada
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot., comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Royal Monastery of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen Basilic and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Departure Point

Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Sheena E

15 Apr, 2017

Although it is essentially 2 separate trips undertaken in one day, a long day, we enjoyed the day very much and felt it well worth it. We were blessed with beautiful weather and saw El Escorial at it's very best. A really interesting building being both a palace and a church. There are some lovely original paintings that have not yet been removed, I am thinking particularly of a stunning Titian in a small chapel. I found the Royal Family's apartments especially interesting.
The Valley of the Fallen was a revelation, especially the church, I felt I was walking through the Channel Tunnel! It is beautifully situated with a panoramic view.
Toledo is not to be missed, a lovely old town with narrow steep streets and lots of interesting buildings. There is a wonderful El Greco painted on a church wall.
We had a different guide for each trip. I would like to mention the gentleman who led the Toledo trip, Manuel, he was knowledgeable and good humoured and was especially helpful and attentive to all.

Rosangela G

30 Jan, 2017

Very nice excursion, worth it. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would not include lunch next time, very poor food choice and quality. You do not have much time between 1 excursion and another, but it is better to have a quick sandwich than the lunch provided.

Wes P

18 Jul, 2016

Good tour

Edward W

31 May, 2016

Guide was very well informed. Bus trips were comfortable. Opted for lunch included and it was delicious.

Ahmed H

15 Dec, 2015

The trip was amazing, I liked it very much and the guide was very good. Really I enjoyed this day. but Toledo part was with limited time that we didn't take our time to enjoy this amazing city.

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