Madrid Combo: El Escorial Monastery and Aranjuez Royal Palace Day Trip

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Stop At: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Av Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial Spain

Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our comfortable air-conditioned coaches.

Enjoy a guided tour through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage Site...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Av Juan de Borbon y Battemberg, 28200 San Lorenzo de El Escorial Spain

Check in at our office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city aboard one of our comfortable air-conditioned coaches.

Enjoy a guided tour through the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built in the 15th century, it is a symbol of the power of the government at the time. Learn about the impressive Royal Mausoleum it contains and the story behind the 21 years it took to build the site. Of Renaissance style, you will marvel at the building symmetry. Listen to your guide explanations as you walk along the site visiting the Habsburg’s Palace, the Chapter House, the Basilica and the remarkable library.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Valley of the Fallen, Carretera de Guadarrama/El Escorial, 28209 San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

Board your bus again at the end of the guided tour for a short drive to the Valley of the Fallen. The site is located 9km away from El Escorial, in Sierra de Guadarrama. You will be able to see it from far away thanks to the monumental cross built above the site. The monument is an underground church built into the mountain. The same is topped by the World’s Largest Cross, which can be seen from miles away.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Royal Palace of Aranjuez, Plaza De Las Parejas, 28300 Aranjuez Spain

Check in at our office in central Madrid at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Aranjuez aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches.

Discover one of the Royal Sites 46km south of Madrid, on the magnificent valley of the Tagus River. Famous for its Royal Palace, the site also has incredible gardens not to be missed. So much so that UNESCO declared Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The Royal Palace has a mix of decorative styles, clearly exposed at the China Porcelain Chamber and at the Throne Room of Elizabeth II. See the Prince’s, the Island and the Parterre Gardens; characterized by a great variety of vegetation and tree species. Visit the Royal Borges Museum built in 1963 and see the collection of ancient boats used by the royal families to navigate the Tagus River.

Duration: 3 hours

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Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Fallen
  • Local guide
  • Individual radio-guided system
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entry/Admission - Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
8:30 AM
Return Details
Plaza de Oriente, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Operated by a bilingual guide in Spanish and English
  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Visitors are kindlyrequested to respect the instructions of the Security Staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Please, note that guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.