Royal Monastery of El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen with Toledo Afternoon Tour

Royal Monastery of El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen with Toledo Afternoon Tour

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  • Enjoy the powerful complex housing Hapsburg Palace, the Mausoleum, and the Renaissance-style Basilica.
  • Visit the tribute site, including the Basílica de la Santa Cruz carved into the mountains.
  • Admire El Greco's 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' painting set over the genius painter's tomb.
  • Explore Toledo's Cultural Fusion
  • Explore the stunning Mudejar-styled museum reflecting the city's past.
  • Mobile Voucher accepted, no need to take the print!


Discover Spain's fascinating history on our guided tours from central Madrid. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, showcasing 15th-century governmental power. Marvel at Renaissance architecture, Habsburg’s Palace, Basilica, and the library. Visit the Valley of the Fallen, just 9km away, with its massive cross and underground church dominating the skyline. Continue to Toledo, a World Heritage City, blending Arab, Jewish, and Christian influences.


At first when you get to Madrid, make sure to go to our office 15 minutes before your tour starts. That way, you will not miss anything. Then, board on one of our comfy buses and get ready for some fun!

The first stop is the Royal Monastery of El Escorial. It is like a super old building from the 15th century that's so important, UNESCO calls it a World Heritage Site. Imagine that! It used to show off how powerful the government was back in the day. The tour guide will tell you cool stories about the place, like how it took 21 whole years to build! The building looks really cool with its Renaissance style and symmetrical design. You will check out places like the Habsburg’s Palace, the Chapter House, the Basilica, and even a fancy library. After that, we will again hop back on the bus and drive a bit to the Valley of the Fallen. It is about 9 kilometres away and has a huge cross on top that you can see from miles away. There is this underground church built into the mountain, and it is all topped off with the World’s Largest Cross.

Once we are done exploring, we will head back to our office in Madrid, but do not worry, there is more fun to come! After checking in again, we will jump on another cozy bus, this time heading to Toledo. Toledo is a super cool city, and it has been a World Heritage City since 1986. It used to be the capital of Spain, and it is like this mix of Arab, Jewish, and Christian cultures. Our guide will take you on a walking tour, and you will see amazing places like the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. This place has beautiful courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms. The Catholic Monarchs sponsored it to be a royal mausoleum.

Next up is the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca, which started as a synagogue but turned into a church a long time ago. Now, it is a museum with a cool Arabic style that you will get to explore. There is also a famous painting by a guy named el Greco at the Church of St. Tomé – it is called "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz." Did you know el Greco actually lived in Toledo? The walking tour keeps going until we reach the Cathedral, which is one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. You will see it from the outside, and then the guided tour will end. But wait, there's free time for you to explore Toledo on your own before heading back to Madrid.


Timings: 08:30am (Please reach 20 min prior to the start time) 
Duration: 10 hours approx. 
Meeting Point: JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid
Ending Point : Underground Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2
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  • Transportation in an AC coach
  • Professional guide
  • Bilingual Tour (Spanish & English)
  • Radio guide system
  • Admission to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Admission to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Admission to the Church of St. Tomé
  • Admission to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca
  • Admission to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the meeting location JULIÀ TRAVEL OFFICE: San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund. 
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair or stroller accesssible - No
Voucher info : Both Mobile and Printed Voucher are accepted!
It is MANDATORY to collect the tickets at Julia Travel office in Madrid, please refer to your documentation for detailed information. 
All travellers are advised to carry their Passport/ID card on the day of travel.
The tour includes walking long distances, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security Staff.
Due to restrictions inside the Basilica of the Valley, no guided tour will take place in the same.
Disclaimer  - Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions, cruise ship arrivals and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee applied within 24 hours of travel date.