Half day trip to a Unesco Site
Starting in Madrid we will drive Nort-west to get, in around 50 minutes, to the village of San Lorenzo del Escorial where the unique Monastery stands. This Monastery was commissioned in the 16th Century by the powerful King Felipe II. You will get to know all the history about it visiting the Basilica, Library, Monks Chapters, Royal Residence and of course the Mausoleum.
The Monastery is now one of the UNESCO sites in Spain.
After that we will drive to the Valley of the Fallen, this huge construction built to commemorate Spanish soldiers who died during the Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939). The amazing Basílica de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos is carved into the mountain and leaves no one indifferent.
The tour will finish back at your hotel in Madrid.
Monastery of El Escorial:
Basilica, Library, Patios, Monk's Chapters, Mausoleum, Royal Residence
Valley of the Fallen:
Basilica, Patios, View of the mountains
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel Lobby if it is in city center or anyplace that we can arrange in advance
End location: Hotel Lobby or any convenient place for you
Duration: 5 hours
Privante Mercedes or Viano Van
My services as an Licensed Guide of Madrid and National Trust.
Professional Driver with car (Mercedes type), full insurance for transportation of tourists.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
14 14 euros per ticket per person - The only local payment are the tickets for the Monastery (8 euros per person) and the tickets for the Valley of the Fallen (6 euros per person)
Tickets to the monuments (El Escorial 8 euros per person, Valley of the Fallen 6 euros per person).
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.