I enjoyed this tour, but I don't speak Spanish, and the tour is only in Spanish. I was the only non-Spanish speaker on the tour the day I went. So just beware. The tour starts with a train ride to El Escorial. You are met by a tour guide dressed and acting as King Phillip II of Spain. But again, all his greeting and explanation is in Spanish. The train is mid-century vintage, not really that interesting. In the village of San Lorenzo the guests are given headsets for the guide's narrative during a walking tour. My guide was accommodating enough to give me a private synopsis each time after her explanation of what we were seeing. She was terrific, but I think this was above and beyond what should be expected on the tour. In the monastery, the tour company provided the audio/visual pad experience for me, which is available in many languages, while the others had a live guided tour. This wasn't a problem. The monastery/palace is AMAZING, and after the tour you have free time to shop in the small town or perhaps have lunch. There are a lot of wonderful looking small restaurants with indoor and a outdoor dining to choose from. I think if this tour company starts marketing some English language dates for the tour, it would rate 5 stars for me.
A excursão a SAN Lorenzo del Escorial, comprada em 20/04/2019 booking #1101143112, a ser feita com a Alsa SAU, booking #697973676, no dia 31/05/2019, simplesmente NÃO ACONTECEU! Contatada a Alsa informou que não mais operava com a Viator. Solicito a Viator providências para que me seja reembolsado o valor de Euros 90,00 pagos. Espero que a TripAdvisor/Viator honrem os seus princípios éticos