Madrid Super Saver: El Escorial Monastery and Toledo Day Trip from Madrid Madrid, Spain

Madrid, Spain 11 hours Electronic Voucher

Pay less and get more on this Madrid Super Saver tour, which combines a visit to El Escorial Monastery with a half-day tour of Toledo. Spend the morning at El Escorial monastery and the Valley of the Fallen monument, erected in memory of the millions who died in the Spanish Civil War. Gain insights from your guide, who will accompany you all day, into the significance of these landmarks, which reflect the Spanish monarchy, church and 20th-century conflict. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Toledo, Spain's medieval capital and a treasure trove of architecture and El Greco art. The best part? By combining these two half-day tours, you’ll enjoy a 10% discount compared to purchasing the tours separately.

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Book this tour and save more than 10% compared to booking the tours separately.

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- All entrance fees included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Led by a local guide
- Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

What will you find?

Morning Tour: El Escorial Monastery
Start your day trip with a visit to the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo El Real, built by King Philip II to house the remains of his parents, Charles I and Isabella of Portugal. The austere Renaissance complex combines a palace and monastery, and features a wonderful collection of art. Follow your guide on a tour of the complex, including the Pantheon of Kings and basilica.

Located six miles (9.5 km) north of El Escorial lies the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica built into the side of a mountain and topped by a gigantic granite cross. The monument was built by Spanish dictator General Franco to remember the casualties of Spain's Civil War. Take a guided tour inside the basilica, and admire the valley surrounding the complex.

Next, if you have chosen this tour with the lunch option your guide will take you to a traditional Spanish restaurant in Madrid. Alternatively, enjoy free time to wonder around the city at your own leisure, or grab a snack at a local cafe (own expense).

Afternoon Tour: Toledo
In the afternoon, travel to Toledo and enjoy a walking tour of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of wonderful architecture, churches and museums. Toledo is known for its art and history, and it has a landscape that combines Arabic, Mudejar, Gothic, medieval and Renaissance architecture.

A highlight of your visit will be the sight of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, the famous painting by 16th-century master El Greco, located in the Church of St Tome.

See the exterior of the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, the medieval castle, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan of the Kings Monastery and the Victorio Macho Museum.

Please note: The Valley of the Fallen basilica is currently closed for renovation work. In its place, you will enjoy an extended visit of El Escorial monastery and the library.

Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants aged 5 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

What's included

- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Transport by air-conditioned coach

What's excluded

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Time


Departure Point

Central Madrid, near the Plaza de España


11 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point


Daily except Mondays

Reviews & Ratings

  1. Good value ! but if want to spend more time in Toledo take a separate tour
  2. Very well organized and good coverage of subject matter. However, the guide could be more friendly. Although she knew her subject, she has a "I do not care for you" attitude. When she collected us from the tour office, she just announced the tour quickly and quickly turned around and went out and left a number of us wondering if it is the tour for us.
  3. I am usually wary of tour companies that are advertised everywhere. But I took my chance and boy was I in for a surprise. People told me:"you can't do La Escorial, valley of the fallen and Toledo in one day?" But Viator did it. Excellent guide, fantastic service and great people. Would so do it again!
  4. Very interest tour with good guide
  5. A great trip; morning Escoreal and Valle de los Caides, afternoon Toledo. A little pity: the two hour lunchstop in Madrid. Better would be directly from Valle de los Caides to Toledo and have the lunch for overweighted tourists there. We would have had two more hours for sightseeing in Toledo.
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FROM: £87.22  £ 77.16
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Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.

Tour code: 2140MADTOLESC

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