El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen + Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Get the best of two tours on this full day trip! Discover Spain's history by visiting El Escorial, considered as the eight wonder of the World. Madrid shows the onlooker multiple faces that history has left behind, such as its medieval origins as an Arab-fortress characterized by its ancient buildings and the smell of the taverns. Take this exciting and jam-packed full day tour now!


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San Nicolas Street 15
7 hours and 30 minutes
daily except Monday at 8:45 AM
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This full day tour combines two of our half day tours: Royal Monastery of El Escorial and Basilica of the Valley in the morning, and Madrid Sightseeing in the afternoon.

Royal Monastery of El Escorial

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

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.

Sightseeing tour of Madrid

See Madrid's multiple contrasts inherited through the History. You will be able to find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings and the taste of its typical restaurants. We will also cover the Hapsburg Madrid of Felipe II, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings walking and making pictures on Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa.

Then, we will also see the Bourbon Madrid and the urban layout made by Carlos III, the Royal Palace, the Cibeles Fountain, Neptune Fountain and the Puerta de Alcala. We will also visit the works from the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte on the 19th century, such as Prado Museum. We will get to know the contemporary Madrid on areas such as Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Barrio Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as the commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, like the emblematic Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. During this tour, we will stop at the famous Hard Rock Cafe, where you will enjoy a free drink.


  • Air conditioned motor coach

  • Multilingual official guide

  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial

  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica

  • Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge. Maximum one child accompanied by one adult.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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