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El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos and Toledo Full-Day Tour

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This combined full-day tour includes a half-day visit to the Monastery of El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen, followed by a half-day excursion to Toledo in the afternoon. Enjoy guided tours of the historic monastery and the old quarters of Toledo.

Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Monastery of El Escorial, built as a residence for Spanish kings
  • See the memorial to those who died in Spain’s civil war in the Valley of the Fallen
  • Enjoy a guided walk through Toledo and take in its many historic monuments

Description

Begin your full-day tour with a morning visit to the Monastery of El Escorial, built under the reign of powerful King Philip II as a residence for Spanish kings. See the Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family at this site that was declared a monument of Artistic and Historic Interest, and Mankind Heritage. Your tour includes the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheon of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Situated in a beautiful valley in the mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work features a colossal cross standing over 150 meters high, and Basilica and Crypt excavated in the rock under the mountain. This tour includes admission to the Valley and a visit inside the Basilica. On arrival in Toledo you’ll take a panoramic walking tour of the city, entering the old quarter to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the façade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice, and the City Hall. Continue your walk through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé, home to the famous El Greco painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. You’ll also visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the coexistence of the 3 Cultures. Afterwards you’ll visit a typical damasquino factory to see this well-known handicraft art form of Toledo.

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Transportation by deluxe motor coach Expert guide Entrances fees Lunch (if booked)
Meals and drinks Gratuities Hotel pick up and drop-off

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