Highlights / General details
In this tour we will visit the Royal Monastery of El Escorial, an architectural ensemble declared a World Heritage Site, and the Valley of the Fallen, a basilica that stands out for its gigantic size.
We will start our visit at El Escorial, a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century that commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also a mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, for years it had been considered the eighth wonder of the world. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House and the Basilica.
The Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen is located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 meters of altitude, where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.
Las Rozas Village Shopping Express:
Now you can enjoy a day of shopping just 30 minutes from the centre of Madrid at Las Rozas Village. We offer more than 100 national and international fashion boutiques with discounts of up to 60% (*) all year. Las Rozas Village has restaurants and cafes, a playground area, Tax free Shopping for non EU citizens, The Gift Card and 24-hour surveillance.
(*) Off the original retail recommended price.
Bally, Calvin Klein Jeans, Camper, CH Carolina Herrera Company Store, Custo Barcelona, Desigual, Diesel, Escada, Furla, Gant, Karen Millen, Lacoste, La Perla, L’Occitaine, Hackett, Hoss Intropia, Hugo Boss, Munich, Pretty Ballerinas, Samsonite, Spazio Dolce&Gabbana, Swarovski, TCN, Tommy Hilfiger, TOUS, Versace Company Store, Zegna Outlet Store.
Air conditioned motor coach; Multilingual Official guide (English and Spanish daily, Italian on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, French on Thursdays); Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial; Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica; Shopping Express Bus assistance (English and Spanish speaking); Vip Memberships & Special Discounts at Las Rozas Village Chic Outlet.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Lunch and beverages; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Tuesday - Sunday; Sightseeing tour departs at 8:45am, Shopping tour departs at 3:00pm.
Approximately 10 hours (5 hours each).
Departs from and returns to C/ San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).
Comfortable shoes are recommended.
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
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**