• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Discover the regal splendor of Spain’s vibrant capital city on a full-day tour of Madrid, led by an expert guide. Embark on an explorative journey to Madrid’s cultural and historical highlights, visiting landmarks like El Escorial and the Royal Palace of Madrid. Absorb the bustling ambience of Plaza Mayor; relish Spain’s artistic heritage in Museo del Prado; and gain valuable insight into the city’s intriguing history from your expert guide.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Madrid’s historical and cultural highlights, led by a professional guide
  • Visit arresting landmarks like El Escorial and the Royal Palace of Madrid
  • Gain valuable insight into Madrid’s fascinating history from your expert guide

What You Can Expect

El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Afternoon Express from Madrid

Valle de los caidos

Greet your guide at a central Madrid location and receive an interesting introduction to the Spanish capital’s rich history as you stroll over to your first destination, the grand Museo del Prado. Be amazed by the incredible collection of artwork, admiring oeuvres by great painters, and then head over to the Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real) to marvel at the royal residence’s ornate façade.
After soaking up the ambience of Plaza Mayor, make your way to El Escorial, a structure considered one of the most unique examples of Renaissance architecture in Europe. Wander around the Gothic cemetery; capture photographs of the basilica built into the side of a mountain; and see the monastery founded by the monks of St. Jerome.
At the end of your tour, bid your guide farewell at another central location and continue exploring independently if you so desire.

Customer Reviews

Gil

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our Tour guide was Alfonso. He did a great job of explaining EVERYTHING we saw. He was patient with my in-laws which requires a special kind of virtue. After finishing our walking tour we were transported in a luxury bus to the Escorial with a very good driver. We walked the whole thing at a very calm pace and Alfonso and #39;s passion for every detail was contagious. Great tour.

eanglada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Incredibly educational the Madrid portion! The Escorial is simply awe inspiring!

omarviator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

I highly recommend this tour. Elena was our tour guide and she was great. Very informative and great attitude to answer and help in anyway. Make sure you dedicate a few minutes to work around the town. To make this tour perfect it would have been nice to have a guide inside the Escorial.

mian_munoz

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2016

Our guide, Elena of Amigo Tours, was very knowledgeable of each historical landmark she brought us to. The tour description, however, did not specify that half of the day would be spent walking. We assumed and would have preferred a panoramic coach tour as we had a 2-year-old in tow. Had we known, we would have picked a different tour.

El Escorial was worth the long ride. The painted ceilings of the monastery were very impressive actually beats the Sistine Chapel ceilings in my opinion. When I entered the basilica, I was in awe of the beautiful Church one of the best I have seen!. Would have been better, though, if a guide accompanied us inside the monastery or at least a pre-recorded audio guide to explain the artifacts/art works. That would've made the experience richer.

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