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- Super Saver day trip from Madrid to El Escorial and Toledo
- Morning trip to El Escorial monastery, and afternoon tour of Toledo
- Admire masterpieces by El Greco, including The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in the Church of St Tome
- Take a guided walking tour through Toledo's typical cobbled backstreets
- Visit El Escorial monastery, including the Pantheon of Kings and the basilica
- Enjoy a 10% discount by booking this combo tour!
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What You Can Expect
Start your day trip with a visit to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real, built by King Philip II to house the remains of his parents, Charles I and Isabella of Portugal. The austere Renaissance complex combines a palace and monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. Follow your guide on a tour of the complex, including the Pantheon of Kings and basilica.
Located six miles (9.5 km) north of El Escorial lies the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica built into the side of a mountain and topped by a gigantic granite cross. The monument was built by Spanish dictator General Franco to remember the casualties of Spain's Civil War. Take a guided tour inside the basilica, and admire the valley surrounding the complex.
Next, if you have chosen this tour with the lunch option your guide will take you to a traditional Spanish restaurant in Madrid. Alternatively, enjoy free time to wonder around the city at your own leisure, or grab a snack at a local cafe (own expense).
Afternoon Tour: Toledo
In the afternoon, travel to Toledo and enjoy a walking tour of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of wonderful architecture, churches and museums. Toledo is known for its art and history, and it has a landscape that combines Arabic, Mudejar, Gothic, medieval and Renaissance architecture.
A highlight of your visit will be the sight of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, the famous painting by 16th-century master El Greco, located in the Church of St Tome.
See the exterior of the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, the medieval castle, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan of the Kings Monastery and the Victorio Macho Museum.
Please note: The Valley of the Fallen basilica is currently closed for renovation work. In its place, you will enjoy an extended visit of El Escorial monastery and the library.
Good value ! but if want to spend more time in Toledo take a separate tour
Very well organized and good coverage of subject matter. However, the guide could be more friendly. Although she knew her subject, she has a "I do not care for you" attitude. When she collected us from the tour office, she just announced the tour quickly and quickly turned around and went out and left a number of us wondering if it is the tour for us.