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Madrid Combo: El Escorial Monastery and Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip

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9 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more
See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally... More
See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally stirred at the Valley of the Fallen monument, a moving sculpture that commemorates the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. In the afternoon, venture... More
See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally stirred at the Valley of the Fallen monument, a moving sculpture that commemorates the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. In the afternoon, venture to the royal city of Aranjuez and visit the regal residences and impressive monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed royal city with a knowledgeable guide. Save 15% percent when booking both of these enriching excursions.

Highlights

  • Combo day trip from Madrid to El Escorial and Aranjuez
  • Morning tour of El Escorial monastery and Valley of the Fallen and afternoon trip to Aranjuez
  • Visit the gorgeous Palacio Real (Royal Palace) in
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  • Combo day trip from Madrid to El Escorial and Aranjuez
  • Morning tour of El Escorial monastery and Valley of the Fallen and afternoon trip to Aranjuez
  • Visit the gorgeous Palacio Real (Royal Palace) in Aranjuez and discover the beauty of its gardens
  • Guided tour of El Escorial monastery, including the Pantheon of Kings and the basilica
  • Save 15% by booking this combo tour!

What To Expect

See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally... More
See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally stirred at the Valley of the Fallen monument, a moving sculpture that commemorates the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. In the afternoon, venture... More
See a selection of Spain’s incredible attractions at a discounted price with a Madrid combo tour. In the morning, discover the architectural grandeur of the El Escorial monastery and feel emotionally stirred at the Valley of the Fallen monument, a moving sculpture that commemorates the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. In the afternoon, venture to the royal city of Aranjuez and visit the regal residences and impressive monuments of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed royal city with a knowledgeable guide. Save 15% percent when booking both of these enriching excursions.

What's Included

Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Individual radio-guided system
Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
Entrance to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Return Details

Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Visitors are kindlyrequested to respect the instructions of the Security Staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Julia tour guides are very bad. with...
ROBERTO ACOSTA A
, Oct 2016
Julia tour guides are very bad. with very few exceptions
It's am unexpected combination of...
Boris K
, Sep 2016
It's am unexpected combination of two independent half-day tours into one, with different groups, buses, guides. Very inconvenient and tour senseless. But the worst thing is multi-lingual group and multi-language narrative. It's not a guide problem, but tour in three languages pronounced fast and mechanical is a big problem.
Poor quality, disorganized, no time...
Jerry D
, Oct 2015
Poor quality, disorganized, no time for pics, it was always running from this to this to that, do not book tours with this particular local tour operator, horribleeeee
El Escorial is a beautiful...
Duayne K
, Sep 2015
El Escorial is a beautiful structure. The Valley of the Fallen is something you have to see to understand the scale of the place, it is enormous. It is hard to think of the majesty of the setting and the grander of the basilica, and know that it was all done on orders of Franco, for his mausoleum, and was done with concentration camp labor. Truly a place to see and to contemplate. The Aranjuez place is magnificent
The places were definitely worth the...
Hal
, Aug 2015
The places were definitely worth the visit. Poor communication at Julia's travel. Guide did her best to work with a large group. We were the only couple who spoke English and part of the on- time minority. Most of the communication was in Spanish.
The sights are fascinating. The...
Amitava G
, Jul 2015
The sights are fascinating. The guide also knew her stuff. However she was very impersonal and fairly patronising and condescending to the tourists
Two problems. First, I booked a...
William L
, Jul 2013
Two problems. First, I booked a full day tour that was supposed to included lunch, only to discover at noon that my wife and I were not to be given lunch and would have to find a place to eat by ourselves. Second, the guide at Aranjuez was bored and boring, and responded with dismissive and annoyed arrogance to a very simple question (I looked up the answer myself after our return home, and found that I was right and the guide was wrong.)
This trip actually is a two-part...
EUGENE K
, Sep 2012
This trip actually is a two-part excursion provided by two different guides in two different buses. El Escorial itself is impressive but they take straight into the building. The scale of the building is so immense that it can be viewed only from some distance. The tour operator should adjust this visit to give tourists full impression this grandiose monument. Aranjuez is a jewel for those into baroque and palace architecture although the premises of the palace are run down.
Nice places to visit, with some...
Fernando L
, Apr 2012
Nice places to visit, with some drawbacks 1. This is a combination of two different tours, so you will spend two extra hour getting back to Julia's office in Downtown Madrid, waiting for the next departure and leaving again the congestion of Downtown 2. The departure to Escorial was a bit disorganized and we left 20 minutes late (not because any passenger was missing) 3. The driver had no idea where to go, he was constantly getting lost, taking wrong entrances...he almost took a wrong way when we exit Valle de los Caidos 4. The guide was a very unpleasant woman. She was shouting to the driver all the time, in front of all of us. Actually she was so mean that all the passengers were laughing. 5. She said she could not do the guide tour inside the Basilica at Valle de los Caidos for some political prescription, but there were another guide tour inside. 6. They did not give us time to walk around the gardens of El Escorial, which seems to be beautiful 7. The visit inside El Escorial was too fast, we were almost running. She kept repeating that we needed to be back in MAdrid because some passengers needed to go to some lunch before their tour to Toledo. The Aranjuez tour was much better, the guide was a nice laid back guy, with better attitude and a lot of humor.
La visite à Aranjuez a été trop...
jurout
, Sep 2014
La visite à Aranjuez a été trop court du fait que nous partions de Madrid seulement à trois heures. Quant à celle de l'Escorial , trop courte aussi .Ce serait primordial d'inclure la bibliothèque dans cette visite. La Vallée et la Basilique Mausolée de Franco offre très peu d'intérêt à mon avis.

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