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Royal Monastery of El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and Royal Site of Aranjuez

Royal Monastery of El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and Royal Site of Aranjuez

9 hours From
AU$180 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4716
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
9 hours From
AU$180 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    9 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4716
  • Operating Days
    Wed, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Admission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide InclusionInclusion Radio guide systemTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Immerse yourself with Spanish history as you visit some of the most historic monuments of Spain - Royal Monastery of El Escorial, Valley of the Fallen and the Royal Site of Aranjuez.

Departure Time: 8:45 AM

Meeting Point: San Nicolás Str, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales)

Itinerary

In this tour, you 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.

Royal Monastery of El Escorial:

You will start your tour with a visit to the 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.

Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen:

Located 9 km away from El Escorial, this enormous monument was built between 1940 and 1959 to honour the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1350 metres of altitude, where an impressive 150 metres high cross places itself over the magnificent nature reserve of Madrid mountain range.

Royal Site of Aranjuez:

Royal Site of the Crown of Spain 46 km south of Madrid, situated in a fertile valley on the banks of the River Tagus (Tajo), known for its Royal Palace, its numerous gardens and for serving as inspiration to the composer Joaquin Rodrigo to create the Concert of Aranjuez. UNESCO declared Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The Royal Palace, where you will appreciate the variety of decorative styles, especially the China Chamber Porcelain and the Throne Room of Elizabeth II; The Prince's Gardens, the Parterre and the Island which are characterized by great variety of vegetation and tree species.

The Museum of Royal Feluccas (a type of long and narrow light boats, used in ports and rivers) was built in 1963 and exhibits the boats used by the royal family to navigate the Tagus River. These include a gondola belonging to Philip V, although the ship actually dates to the reign of Charles II; and the boats of Charles IV, Ferdinand VII and Elizabeth II.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Bilingual official guide
  • Entrance to the Royal Monastery of El Escorial
  • Entrance to the Valley of the Fallen and the Basilica
  • Entrance to the Royal Palace of Aranjuez
  • Individual radio-guided system

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified.
  • Hotel pick up/drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • Visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security Staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
  • Guiding inside the Basilica of the Valley is not allowed.

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