• Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 122.55 View price calendar

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Enjoy two of the top attractions near Madrid, El Escorial monastery and the picturesque town of Toledo, for one great price during this 11-hour Super Saver tour. Check out El Escorial in the morning, visiting its Valley of the Fallen monument commemorating the dead of the Spanish Civil War, and hearing insights into Spain's monarchy and 20th-century history from your guide. Continue in the afternoon to the gorgeous hilltop city of Toledo, the country's medieval capital, where you'll view priceless art by El Greco. Best of all, you'll save 10% by combining these two half-day tour options. This Super Saver tour also includes all entrance fees, coach transport and optional lunch upgrade.

Highlights

  • Super Saver day trip from Madrid to El Escorial and Toledo
  • Morning trip to El Escorial monastery, and afternoon tour of Toledo
  • Admire masterpieces by El Greco, including The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in the Church of St Tome
  • Take a guided walking tour through Toledo's typical cobbled backstreets
  • Visit El Escorial monastery, including the Pantheon of Kings and the basilica
  • Enjoy a 10% discount by booking this combo tour!

What You Can Expect

Royal Monastery of El Escorial + Toledo Half Day Afternoon Tour

Madrid Super Saver: El Escorial Monastery and Toledo Day Trip from Madrid

Enjoy an in-depth tour of two of the top attractions near Madrid for one low price on this Super Saver tour combining two half-day excursions to El Escorial and Toledo. These two attractions, offering a wealth of insight into Spain's monarchy, medieval art and the country's Civil War, are a must for any history-loving visitor to Spain's capital city.
Start your day at 8:45am in Madrid near the Plaza de España, after which you'll spend your morning visiting El Escorial Monastery. This sprawling complex, built by King Philip II as a burial site for his parents, offers a wealth of beautiful architecture and art. You'll also have the opportunity to visit the Valley of the Fallen, a religious site built by Spanish general Francisco Franco into the side of a mountain and topped by an enormous cross. Those that have selected the lunch upgrade will stop at a traditional restaurant back in Madrid following the Valley of the Fallen visit.
Continue your excursion In the afternoon in Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed town with a wealth of beautiful architecture, art and churches. During your visit you'll have time to admire the paintings of famous Spanish painter El Greco, including his work "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz," along with the beautiful Cathedral of Toledo and the town's medieval-era castle. Full itinerary details are listed below.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Sheena E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Although it is essentially 2 separate trips undertaken in one day, a long day, we enjoyed the day very much and felt it well worth it. We were blessed with beautiful weather and saw El Escorial at it's very best. A really interesting building being both a palace and a church. There are some lovely original paintings that have not yet been removed, I am thinking particularly of a stunning Titian in a small chapel. I found the Royal Family's apartments especially interesting.
The Valley of the Fallen was a revelation, especially the church, I felt I was walking through the Channel Tunnel! It is beautifully situated with a panoramic view.
Toledo is not to be missed, a lovely old town with narrow steep streets and lots of interesting buildings. There is a wonderful El Greco painted on a church wall.
We had a different guide for each trip. I would like to mention the gentleman who led the Toledo trip, Manuel, he was knowledgeable and good humoured and was especially helpful and attentive to all.

Rosangela G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Very nice excursion, worth it. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. I would not include lunch next time, very poor food choice and quality. You do not have much time between 1 excursion and another, but it is better to have a quick sandwich than the lunch provided.

Wes P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Good tour

Nisha V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very kind and courteous staff. Always punctual and ensured that they did their best to ensure our comfort. The lunch was good as well ! All in all a good experience.

Edward W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide was very well informed. Bus trips were comfortable. Opted for lunch included and it was delicious.

Ahmed H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The trip was amazing, I liked it very much and the guide was very good. Really I enjoyed this day. but Toledo part was with limited time that we didn't take our time to enjoy this amazing city.

Alina N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour! Toledo is a jewell to visit

Haydee I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide for El Escorial Monastery, Nuria, was very knowledgeable about the place, I would say the same for Ana at Toledo. Both had very good English . Both places were wonderful, a must to visit while in Madrid. I wish they could give you a little more time at la Cruz de los caidos and Toledo. The lunch was not so good though. The office organization at the beginning of the tour is a little bit chaotic and crowded. Be aware of that.

Bob M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very informative and friendly guides on both parts of the tour. You get to see a lot in one day.

Julia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour guides and perfect timing.

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