Private tour of the Royal Monastery of Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen

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Tour Number

Activity Level

567226


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
Unfortunately, this is not a tour for people using wheelchairs. Only they could visit a little part of it.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Escorial & Valley.


This tour is directed to people who really enjoy history and have a lillte (or big) previous knowledge of the period of time of the Hausbourg Royal Family (King Philippe II). Escorial is an impressive monument that was commissioned by this king. He created there his own Universe, and a place where to bury the future kings of our country: THe Royal Pantheon.
History, Art, Frescoes, Knowledge of that time, austerity, renaissance architecture and many steps during the tour (take note of this please!!) and you will visit what is was known at its period of time as the "Eigth Wonder of the World".
5 miles away from this place is the Monument called The Valley of the Fallen. Comissioned by Franco as soon as the Civil War ended . And it is still a controvertial place for spaniards where the remains of thousands of people killed during the Spanish Civil War were brought during its construction. And Franco, the dictator of Sapain, is bared in this church.

Itinerary

Madrid-Escorial by private car or local taxi. (1 hour driving)
Tour of the Escorial: 1. 5 hours
Transfer to the Valley of the Fallen. (15' driving)
Visit of this place. 1 hour.
Back to Madrid.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 5 hours

The tour duration may depend on traffic conditions.

Transportation

Private car or local taxis.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - a little drink or meal

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Ticket entrance to the monuments NOT INCLUDED:
Escorial: 10€ per person.
Valley of the Fallen: 6€ per person
You can pay with credit card.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I can arrange for a separate car and driver on request.

A Recent Review of this tour

Mariluz was an excellent friendly and informative guide. Particularly at the Valley of the Fallen her insights into the emotions and attitudes of the Spanish people towards this monument really helped to put it into proper perspective. Escorial is definitely for the more mobile visitor (a lot of stairs) but well worth the effort.
Gary Spencer

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    Tour Price

    658 USD(for up to 6 people) (duration: 5 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    567226


    Categories

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

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    Unfortunately, this is not a tour for people using wheelchairs. Only they could visit a little part of it.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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