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Wow! Totally mesmerizing! In love with all the history of my ancestors! Highly recommend this tour! The cathedral and the monastery!
Excellent half-day tour. Carmen was wonderful and did an excellent job explaining the sites in both English and Spanish. This was my fourth visit to each location and I still learned new information.
Both El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen are beautiful. We they would extend this tour by 2-3 more hours so we could have more time to explore both locations. Our tour guide was great and informative at El Escorial. At Valley of the Fallen, they explain to you what you're going to see on the bus ride over and give you only 20 minutes to literally run in, see own your own, snap few pictures on the outside, and run back to the bus. No time to buy souvenirs in neither location. Very rushed, but still worth the trip.
It was very interesting experience with Stephany from Amigo tour company
Osvaldo M USA
Very informative. However, would had liked more time on the town
A well-organised tour with very knowledgeable guide. We visited fabulous El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen in the morning. Only small percentage of El Escorial is open to the public. Audio set sometimes didn't work Underneath the chapel and crypt in the narrow passageways. The tour of the Valley of the Fallen was comprehensive. We enjoyed a simple but adequate lunch in Madrid before the tour of magnificent town of Toledo in the afternoon. The group was smaller in the afternoon which allowed more personal tour. It was extremely hot -- apparently it is cooler in August and would advise doing tours on separate days rather than on the same day which is very long..
The Tour guides were almost impossible to understand . The tours were worth going on but you need to find tour guide to speak English more clearly.
Escorial it is a nice visit but there are other better things to do near Madrid
Tour guide in a rush, and smoking. A bit unorganised with pick ups, then waiting at site for other buses. After Escorial and valley you go back to Madrid for lunch (seafood - staff very helpful as my daughter is allergic) but this wasn and #39;t mentioned. Toledo needed more time. Wanted to look at shops.
Great trip. But-we signed up for a tour in English. If it's going to be bi- or tri-lingual, you need to advertise it as such. You mislead us- Very frustrating and time consuming.
VPT is the worst tour people,I have dealt with. This tour led by a lady who ran us thru everything!! She must have been in a hurry to get rid of us. We stopped to get pictures she was no where to be found. The bus had very little a/c. After running thru all three sites I was a little upset. Toledo is known for handicraft shops, we didn't have to catch our breathe much less shop. Then we went VPT gift shop, had all kinds of time. I have 2 more Viator tours, I hope you have better local guides. Samuel-R
Very kind and courteous staff. Always punctual and ensured that they did their best to ensure our comfort. The lunch was good as well ! All in all a good experience.
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.
jmac United States of ...
Great tour and great guide.
Great tour!! Andres was the guide and he was very knowledgeable.
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