El Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

294 Reviews

  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2140JTEMA09

Reviewed by: Greg C, November 2014

Excellent. If you are interested in history, this is for you. Enough time in both locations and the guide was very good. There is a fair bit of walking involved.

Reviewed by: Glenn C, October 2014

Thought small knapsacks provided by the tour company were very useful and thoughtful. Well organized, easy to locate starting point, efficient. Our guide Anna was well organized, very knowledgeable, however her communication style was monotone and less enthusiastic in comparison to other viator tour guides. As tour required the group to be close together, her smokers breath was horrible. Monastery was fantastic, beautifully maintained and the tour moved at a steady pace. Disappointed that the rule was to not have pictures even without flash as unable to bring home memories as we could from all palaces, etc. in other Spain cities. Valley of the Fallen was equally amazing. We would highly recommend this trip, it was an excellent value.

Reviewed by: Agnes E, October 2014

Our trip to El Escorial Monastery was most enjoyable and informative. Our tour director was excellent.

Reviewed by: ANNA C, October 2014

Loved the trip especially the Valley of the Fallen, as I subsequently discovered that very few tour operators go there. The tour guide was lovely the driver was fine and the bus very comfortable.
My only complaint was that nowhere on our ticket was there a reference to ' Julias tours' . So we almost missed the bus as we were searching for ' Viator tours' .

Reviewed by: Sheila O, September 2014

Great tour the guide could have spoken a little more English

Reviewed by: OLGA J, July 2014

The tour guide was very kind and knowledgeful

Reviewed by: Margaret H, July 2014

Jorge was an excellent guide. Very patient with his English-speaking visitors such as us. Thank you! He did a wonderful job addressing the very delicate and sensitive subject of the Civil War, during our visit to Valley of the Fallen - respectful, informative. Escorial was magnificent, we learned a great while simply enjoying this incredible place. A visitor to Madrid really should see these places, and Viator did a great job for us. I hope we get to visit Spain again.

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Tour code: 2140JTEMA09