Escorial and Valley of the Fallen and Toledo


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Escorial and Valley of the Fallen and Toledo

Highlights / General details
The Monastery of El Escorial was built under the reign of the powerful King Philip II to be a Residence for the Spanish Kings, Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family, becoming as a symbol of the great power of the Spanish Empire on the time. The monument was declared of Artistic and Historic interest, and “Mankind Heritage”. The visit includes the Monastery, the Cloister of the Four Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, and Pantheons of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is a monument built as a memorial of those who died during the Spanish Civil War in 1936. Located in a beautiful valley in the Mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work has a colossal cross over 150 mts. high, and the Basilica and Crypt excavated in the hard rock under the mountain. This tour includes the entrance to the Valley and the visit inside the Basilica. Afternoon tour of Toledo including the main buildings and monuments, such as the Church of St. Tomé, with the very famous painting of El Greco “The Burial of Count Orgaz”, the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, among other interesting places.

Hotel pick up at selected hotels in Madrid; Bilingual English and Spanish speaking guide; Transportation by modern coach; Entrances and guided visit to the Monastery of El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen; Tour guided tour including entrances to the Church of St. Tomé, and the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca
Visit to a handcraft factory.

Hotel drop off; Food and drinks; Items of a personal nature; Gratuities.

Hours of operation
Available daily except Monday from April to March departing at 9:00am.

Approximately 11 hours.

Tour departs from VPT Bus Terminal: C/ Ferraz 3, 28008 Madrid. Metro: Plaza de España, Ventura Rodríguez.

Additional Information
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes; Please bring your camera because you’re sure to have special memories.

Participant restrictions
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cancellation: 1 day prior 100% penalty. No show 100% penalty.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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