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It was a great tour.
Friendly guide, excellent driver and awesome places to visit!
It was wonderful to hear all the history associated with El Escorial. The Valley of the Fallen gave us a different aspect of Spanish history which whilst different from El Escorial proved just as interesting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip a great experience. Not to be missed.
Alfonso was wonderful and we really enjoyed the walking tour of Madrid. He provided a lot of information and made it really fun. Good walking tours make you feel like you learned more than a guide book and Alfanso did that. We would highly recommend the walking tour portion of this tour. We did not enjoy the monastery portion as much.
Excellent tour which is a must when travelling to Madrid. Tour guide was knowledgeable. The overall tour was a bit hurried, really counted each minute. There is a lot to see in a very specified period of time. Nonetheless, the tour was very good.
Very interesting and quite spectacular seeing the basilica at valley of the fallen. The tour through the monastery was also very interesting but unfortunately we were not able to go into the basilica due to masses we were told but there was none happening at the time. However overall a very enjoyable few hours.
Awesomely me places to live history.
Excellent guide. Excellent lunch. Only problem was part of El Escorial was closed and the headphones were not available. Exceeded expectations.
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Great tour and great guide.
Great tour!! Andres was the guide and he was very knowledgeable.
A wonderful tour but a very moody and rude guide. She even engaged in a confrontation with a tourist from another group. Don't let this discourage you. This trip is worth every penny.
All of the sites were amazing! Our tour guide was polite but was not very relatable and lacked energy.
Great tour, just too bad we almost didnt make the bus back because we had lost track of time and we had no watch.
Wonderful tour, guide very knowledgeable.
An easy ride from the city to see one of the more significant monastaries as well as the pantheon of the Spanish Royal Family. The monument of the Valley of the Fallen is extraordinary as a 20th century basilica carved into the side of a mountain.
This was a terrific tour. It was easy to find the start location and the trip was executed as promised. The guide spoke English very well and was quite knowledgable. The coupling of Escorial and Valley of the Fallen was exactly what I wanted to see and they got us to both points quickly and safely.
Well organized, nice day.
the places were good the tour director was just okay
I was unhappy with the day trip to El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. The guides were pleasant but not very informative and the Escorial visit left no free time and did not include the library, one of the most important rooms in the monastery. Next time I would go it alone.
Thanks for collecting us from our hotel.
The bus was fine. But the tour of El Escorial was very hurried. There was a lot to see, but the guide kept moving us along, anxious to finish the tour on time.
A good enough tour. Two guides - a Spanish and an English speaking guide. It and #39;s a quick trot through El Escorial, where like most of these tours you and #39;re left wanting to have more time to look around. It and #39;s the only way you can visit the Valley of the Fallen outside of renting a car!
The tour guides were great very knowledgeable. The only negative point is that it would have been nice to be informed prior to booking the tour that we wouldn't be able to see the Cathedral at El Escorial since there was a Sunday service. If I had known this fact, I would have gone another day. I feel a bit misled and ripped off compared to other days.
This tour was a mixed one. The first half covering El Escorial was excellent, though a bit rushed. The second half was not good, with a hurried tour of a monument built by the dictator Franco to aggrandize himself and his murderous regime. A bit of unnecessary propaganda and thoroughly self serving.
The tour guide spoke very little English on this tour. It was unfortunate, but her explanations would be lengthy in spanish, and then she would spend about a minute in English. I felt cheated and would not recommend to any primary English speaking person.
Tour guide did a good job and the tour was interesting. The low rating is for the fact there was no provision to get us back to our hotel after the tour. The tour ended about 5 mikes from our hotel where they picked us up in the morning. We did not find this out until during the tour. The tour guide took pity on us and arranged for the bus driver to drive us to an area voids to our hotel.
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