Enjoy on this private tour of two special places in the mountains near Madrid city. They are 'El Escorial' and 'El Valle de los Ca'dos' (the Valley of the Fallen). Don't miss the opportunity to have a fascinating time with lots of things to see and experience.
You will be collected at your centrally located hotel in Madrid and driven 50 Km to the Northwest to visit two of the most symbolic monuments in Spain: El Escorial monastery: a huge16th century palace and monastic complex built by King Philip II of Spain at the time when the Spanish monarchy controlled the world and the Valley of the fallen: an emotive example of totalitarian architecture, built after the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) by the victors (members of the coup d''tat) using the forced labour of the losers (prisoners of war). The monumental complex consists of a Basilica excavated in the rock, an abbey, a hostel, and an extremely tall cross (150 metres).
The tour will be led by a professional tour guide, and will last around 5 hours. This tour is for you and your party only and you can therefore undertake it in the morning or in the afternoon (the start time is set for 9:15 am, but once you have booked your tour and received the confirmation voucher, you will have the full operator information; at that point, please contact the local operator to change the start time if you prefer a different one. Please note that you should do this as soon as possible after receiving the voucher, otherwise the local operator may have no availability for a different timing).
And, of course, you will travel in a luxury Mercedes Benz (car, minivan, or 8-passenger van, depending on the number of people of your party).