Escorial Half Day Tour from Madrid


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Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Italian (fluent), French (conversational), English (fluent)

Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered the 8th wonder of the world.

One day tour from Madrid. Enjoy the highlights of this incredibly UNESCO World Heritage Site. The visit include the elegant basilica; the marble Pantheon of the Spanish Monarchs, where many kings and their relatives are buried; one of the most famous Libraries during the Reinassance period and many works of art that had been collected by the kings along the centuries.


We start the day by meeting you at the lobby of your hotel in the morning.
The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of powerful King Philip II. This Renaissance complex combines a palace and monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. We will tour the complex, including the Pantheon of Kings and basilica. It became a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire at that time. The monument was declared to be of artistic and historic importance and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll visit the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Royal Pantheon, the Chapter Houses, and the Basilica.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the lobby of your hotel.

End location: At the lobby of your hotel.

Duration: 5 hours


We can go by bus or train.

What’s Included

An official guide five hours at your disposal is included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 9€ - Price Basic Admission to El Escorial Monastery 10€
Bus return ticket 9€

What’s Extra

Entrance fees.


I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bea was very warm, engaging, knowledgeable and conscientious. Gave us a terrific, memorable tour of the Royal palace and the Renia Sofia. Would highly recommend her as a tour guide.
David O.

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