El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid
Reviewed by: beattynorah, May 2015
Well worth doing. Excellent guide and informative. Franco's basilica at Valley of the Fallen very disturbing but a must see. Hard to imagine that people actually worship in this austere forbidding environment. Would be a much too long day to add Toledo onto the afternoon.
Reviewed by: Larisa G, April 2015
Reviewed by: mckymaniac, April 2015
This is a trip worth taking. You can see the enormous cross on the mountain at the Valley of the Fallen from a great distance, and the basilica is built into the mountain and very unique. Our guide was Claudia, and she had Spanish, English, and French tourists to keep informed. She handled it like the professional she is and could go from Spanish to English to French without hesitation. This trip also included the El Escorial Monastery, which is still in use as a monastery and a school. The highlight there was the room where the former kings and queens of Spain are laid to rest though the entire tour was enlightening and enjoyable.
Reviewed by: Lisa R, March 2015
Our guide, Sofia, was extremely knowledgeable and brought the history to life. She let us know what was coming up and how long each part of the tour would take. I highly recommend this tour to others and only wish we had more time in Madrid to take another one!
Reviewed by: Joanna N, December 2014
An excellent tour and highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Russell S, December 2014
Wonderful trip. The guide was great. Would highly recommend.
Reviewed by: Vincent E, December 2014
Loved this trip, very informative, and tour guide was great.