From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
After the Middle Ages ended in Spain, the new Absolute Monarchy was in need of new buildings that would be representative of this new era. In the year 1563 this project of Philip II started to see the light under the wonderful mountains of Guadarrama, in the north of the Madrid region. 20 years later the biggest Catholic Monastery is finished and up to our days it is still used as the burial pantheon of the Spanish Royal family.
Let's visit together the city of Spain where Isabel, was crowned Queen of the Kingdom of Castile. That was a turning point in the history of not just Spain. The castle which was one of the favourite residences of her family and the beautiful maze of streets of this wonderful sample of our historyThe symbol of the city is the best kept aqueduct of the Roman Empire. Nearly 2000 years old. Did you know that it brought water to the city till 100 years ago?
A fully licensed driver and I will meet you with the van where agreed and we'll head to El Escorial for the Monastery tour, afterwards we'll travel together to Segovia, where after a local lunch experience, we we'll do the walking tour including the Castle -Alcazar.
After our day out, meet the driver and go back to Madrid.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Address or Intersection
Duration: 9 hours
Private Caravell or Ford Custom van. It will fit 6 participants, as long as you are not larger than the average, in that case I would get a larger one and there would be a slight difference in the price.
If you prefer car or bus depending on group size it can be customized too, and the price will be adjusted.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Eur - Entrance fee to Monastery: 10 Eur per pax
Alcazar: 5,50 Eur per pax
Lunch, from 10-15 Euros on
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks