Journey through Spain’s history as you visit two UNESCO-listed attractions on this full-day tour from Madrid. Explore the grand Monastery of El Escorial, once a royal residence built by King Philip II, then learn more about the Spanish Civil War as you walk around the impressive Valley of the Fallen. Finally, admire the striking architecture and historic monuments of mountaintop Toledo.
Full-day tour of El Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen and Toledo from Madrid
Tour the magnificent royal monastery of El Escorial
Pay your respects to the soldiers of the Spanish Civil War at the Valley of the Fallen
Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Toledo
The tours and tour guides were great! The restaurant for lunch was chaos with poor food and we road on a sweltering hot bus back from Toledo. Yikes!
Recommend skipping the factory tour at the end. Instead, shop in the town of Toledo. I wish I had. There were so many great shops.
Diana our guide was very informative, paying attention to details and full of knowedge answering questions and nice. Good communication and clear info at all times. Tour on time and a serious agency. Enjoy this tour!!! Great Bilingual guide
Guide of Escorial and Valley of the Fallen was NILLunch was awfulGuide for Toledo was WONDERFULIt is difficult to give a rate for both, nothing to do we really very much appreciated Toledo and not at all the first part
Morning tour was great and our guide was enthusiastic. However, the guide information in English seemed to be an abbreviated version compared to the version in Spanish. The tour of Toledo was in the afternoon. We were very disappointed to learn during the visit that time would not permit a tour of the cathedral! We missed the major attraction!! Not sure why you would offer afternoon tours in the off-season knowing the cathedral closes early. Why did we not tour the cathedral upon arrival when it was still open? Our guide was very friendly, but needless to say we feel that we missed out.Lunch was included in our tour package and we wish it had not been. The restaurant that we were directed to was unappealing. The service was slow and our waiter was unfriendly. The bathrooms were unkept. We would have rather been on our own for lunch. Aside from not being able to tour the cathedral and the choice of restaurant, the day was enjoyable.
Toledo was an outstanding site that was extremely enjoyable. We had another English guide meet us at El Escorial and he was outstanding, providing great insights and explanations. it was a bilingual tour plus it was on a large bus. Not my favorite way to tour.
El Escorial was gloomy and cold but the architecture was impressive. This was a separate tour returning to Madrid after El Escorial to wait for your tour to Toledo. Toledo on the other hand was amazing. I wish I stayed in Toledo for the whole day.
These locations are must-visit and really amazing.
The tour guide for the morning portion was amazing and thorough in explanation. The only issue was that it was bilingual as opposed to English only as specified in the voucher.
Another issue was that it was not clear that the lunch would be back in Madrid. If I had known that, I would not have selected the lunch option. Especially, since the lunch was provided at one of the worst restaurants in Madrid. It is hard to find a bad restaurant in Madrid, but this tour managed to do that lol.
The tour guide for the afternoon session Toledo was terrible. It was very hard to follow her as she constantly switched back and forth between English and Spanish again the tour was specified as English not bilingual, and basically, we learned nothing! We were really disappointed about the tour guide. Another comment about her was that the bus diving us to Toledo had a faulty AC and it was very hot inside. Few people complained to her about it and instead of acknowledging the situation and expressing any apologies, she basically said 'it is what it is'.
At the end, make sure you visit these sites, but not with this company.