Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Our tour to El Escorial Monastery Was Excellent! We had informative guides and when we reached our destination they devided us into english and non english which was very helpful!!! We were also lucky that the Valley of the Fallen had just recently opened so were able to have a wonderful tour there as well!!!!
My comments ditto from my submission regarding the Toledo half-day tour.
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Marina T. Rodriguez
Excellent and informative guide. And what a monastery/palace/place of learning. A must for anyone interested in Spanish history! Very memorable.
Windy cold day, El Escorial is at a higher elevation so be prepared dress-wise depending on the time of year. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating.
The Valley of the Fallen was closed for renovations, so we spent an extended time at El Escorial which was great! The guide was fantastic. I was impressed because she had to give the tour in English, Spanish and Italian and did it phenomenally!
El Escorial is fascinating and the small town there is very beautiful. This is a must see location. The tour didn;'t go to the Valley of the Fallen. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable.
Excellent tour guide and itinerary! My best friend and I enjoyed having extra time at El Escorial since we were not able to visit the Valley of the Fallen.
Escorial Monastery is a beautiful place...tour leader Julia was excellent...it's a pity we couldn't go to Valley of the fallen cause they told us it was closed for the last year
Great Trip. Wonderful Guide. I learned a lot and would recommend this company and trip to anyone.
Alan D N
The excellent guide spoke English very well and gave lots of interesting information both on the bus ride to the Monastery and while on the tour itself inside the Monastery. The tour lasted longer than expected because the guide took extra time during the tour to answer questions or give additional information besides a simple recitation of the facts.
I do wish that we were able to have a bit more time to take exterior photos: once the tour was over there was not a lot of time left and we could not walk around the exterior of the building or on the grounds. We were also not allowed to take any interior photos, with or without flash, which was somewhat disappointing.
Overall, it was a great way to spend a half-day and was one of the highlights of my trip.
Very nice trip. The guide was excellent and made a great difference in our enjoyment of the trip. She took special pains to make certain that we and only one other English speaking couple were totally informed.
Highly recommended tour! The Departure Point is easy to find in a popular area of Madrid. The coach taken to El Escorial is big and nice. The tour guide was fantastic and the Escorial is breathtaking.
Not only did the site provide for a great tour, all of the incidentals were great. The bus was very clean and comfortable, but best of all, the tour guide was fantastic. I highly recommend this tour and this company.
just great, the valley of the fallen has been closed with no reopening date notified yet.
Another piece of art outside Madrid. The history behind El Escorial walls is magnificent. A tour that will take you back and deep in the history of Europe and the Spanish Monarchy.
enjoyed trip, guide very knowledgable, and made this very large place managable and understanable.
It was nice, and even though the valley of the fallen was closed, we still got to see a very extensive visit of the Escorial's Library.
Definitely easier to take a tour than to go there on my own. Escorial is beautiful and the tour guide was really detailed in info. I recommend it.