El Escorial Monastery and Toledo UNESCO Site Half-Day Tour

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Pay less and get more on this Madrid Super Saver tour, which combines a visit to El Escorial Monastery with a half-day tour of Toledo. Spend the morning at El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. Gain insights from your guide, who will accompany you all day, into the significance of these landmarks, which reflect the Spanish monarchy, church and 20th-century conflict. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Toledo, Spain's medieval capital and a treasure trove of architecture and El Greco art. The best part? By combining these two half-day tours, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount compared to purchasing the tours separately.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El EscorialWe will start our visit at El Escorial, symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, for years it had been considered for years the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Valley of the Fallen, San Lorenzo de El EscorialLocated 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Catedral Primada, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La ManchaToledo CathedralDuration: 1 hourStop At: Iglesia de Santo Tome, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha"The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", masterpiece of El GrecoDuration: 1 hourStop At: Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La ManchaSynagogueDuration: 1 hourStop At: Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La ManchaMonasteryDuration: 1 hour

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral Primada
  • Entry/Admission - Iglesia de Santo Tome
  • Entry/Admission - Synagogue of Saint Mary the White
  • Entry/Admission - Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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