Combine 2 Half Day tours and save money!!!
ROYAL MONASTERY OF EL ESCORIAL (AM): We will start our visit at El Escorial, a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also a 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 the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.
BASILICA OF THE VALLEY OF THE FALLEN (AM): 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 nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.
TOLEDO (PM): Discover the “City of the Three Cultures”! Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco.
Outside view of the Cathedral; Church of St. Tomé (*) with El Entierro del señor de Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco; Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and tour through the Jewish quarter; Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz; demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and panoramic sightseeing of Toledo.
(*) The Church of Santo Tomé could be substituted by the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
You have approximately 1 hour between both parts of the excursions to get lunch. The different options of the tour excursion are listed below:
Without Lunch – No lunch included
With Lunch – The menu includes: a starter and a main course to choose, bread, a drink and a dessert.
PERIOD: 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018
FRENQUENCY: April to October: Tuesday to Sunday
November to March: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday
DEPARTURE TIME: 08:45 AM
CHECK IN TIME: 15 minutes before departing time
DURATION: 10 hours, approx.
DEPARTURE POINT: San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid
ARRIVAL POINT: The tour ends at underground Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
TYPE OF SALE: Free Sale
CANCELATION POLICY: 100% cancellation fee applies if canceled less than 24 hours or no show
BLACKOUT DATES: 01 May // 10 Sep // 24, 25, 31 Dec // 01, 05, 06 Jan
VOUCHER TYPE: Printed voucher and E-voucher
- Air conditioned motor coach.
- Bilingual Official guide.
- Entrances to the monuments included in the tour of Toledo as detailed: Church of St. Tomé (or Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz
- Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
- Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
- Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.