• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Uncover the mysteries of magnificent landmarks, El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen, on an enriching 5-hour tour from Madrid. Travel through the picturesque countryside surrounding Madrid and embark on a guided tour of the King of Spain’s official residence on arrival at the UNESCO-listed El Escorial landmark. Then, gaze in awe at the monumental memorial of The Valley of the Fallen, a sculpture that commemorates the victims of the Spanish civil war. Gain valuable insight in Madrid’s rich history and enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Madrid.


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a local guide

What You Can Expect

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Half-Day Tour from Madrid

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Customer Reviews

Marika M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This is a definite must do. The tour was fantastic as was the tour guide. Thank you!

Bernadette S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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.


4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

Excellent guide.

Jennifer H

4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

Both of these places are amazing! The tour guide was great, really knowledgeable and added so much to the tour. The only thing I would change is an extra half an hour at the Valley of the Fallen. It is so big it takes all the time just to walk through leaving you feeling rushed. It is a minor thing so don't let it put you off doing the tour - the sights are fabulous!

Kimberlee G United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended January 2017

Great tour. Guide was informative and spoke English clearly. A little disappointing that both locations didn't allow for photographs inside, but still a very enjoyable tour.

Patricia Y

4 star rating: Recommended December 2016

Excellent local guide! Diana made the trip very enjoyable. I would have wished for 10 minutes to get a quick coffee or chocolate before we left the bus stop. Also, wished for 5 minutes in the gift shop.

Laura D

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

Very good tour with knowledgeable guide. Confirmation notice advises there will be a hotel pick-up. There is no vehicle pick up. The representative comes to the hotel and walks participants several blocks to a bus, then you transfer to another bus where the tour actually starts. The tour and tour guide were excellent, but people who are considering this tour need to know there's a lot of walking.


4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

An easy ride from the city to see one of the more significant monastaries as well as the pantheon of the Spanish Royal Family. The monument of the Valley of the Fallen is extraordinary as a 20th century basilica carved into the side of a mountain.

jmac United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Great tour and great guide.


3 star rating: Worth doing January 2018

The tour brings us to two of the interesting attractions that's approximately an hour plus away from central Madrid. Overall the tour is a convenient way to visit the attractions but felt that the tour should be slightly longer so that more time spent at each venue. We had the tour from 9am until around 230pm and there was no stop for lunch - this should have been communicated earlier on.

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