- Explore the historical San Lorenzo de El Escorial
- Visit the Valley of the Fallen and enjoy spectacular views of Madrid
- Stroll through the streets of the old town of Segovia
From our headquarters drive for approximately an hour to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The sixteenth century monastery, built under the command of Felipe II, has taken on many-a-roles: the royal palace, the Pantheon of the Kings and the Infantes, chapter rooms, Cloister of the Four Evangelists and the Basilica.
After a ten-minute bus ride, reach the Valley of the Fallen, where you can appreciate the colossal 150-metre high cross, the Basilica and Crypt and spectacular views of Madrid’s mountain range.
Return to Madrid for lunch (available as an option) and a short break.
Our next destination will be Segovia. Departing at 3 pm, you'll visit the Plaza del Azoguejo and its impressive Roman Aqueduct. Continue walking through the old town to appreciate the town hall square, the exteriors of the Gothic cathedrals. The highlight is a visit is the Alcazar of Segovia, the former fortified residence of the kings of Castile.
Enjoy the town on your own on the way to the starting point of the tour at Madrid.
- Professional, bilingual guide
- Air-conditioned transfer coach
- Entrance to the monastery
- Entrance to the Basilica
- Segovia walking tour
- Entrance to the Alcázar de Segovia
- Lunch (if option is not selected)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrances to monuments not specified
- Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section of the itinerary
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