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Madrid to Toledo and El Escorial Day Trip

Tour Description

One of our more requested day trip´s out, the Madrid to Toledo and El Escorial trip is comprehensive, filled with history and impressive monuments from two very influential cities that would shape Spain´s history.  Commissioned and built under, Phillip II, El Escorial was his prize architectural wonder and one of the main reasons to visit El Escorial.

Your driver/guide will provide explanation as you go.  Following El Escorial, your driver will take you to Toledo, where you will marvel at the well preserved medieval buildings including a fabulous Cathedral filled with treasures. You will be exposed to the Moorish influence, the Jewish Legacy and the Catholic dominance all wrapped into one.

  • Private Driver
  • Sedan, Minivan, Minibus or Bus depending on the size of your group.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel, general commentary.
  • Groups of more than 9 people will also have a private guide at destination for 3h. (Guide available for additional cost for groups smaller than 9)
    • Beautiful Monastery of El Escorial built under Philip II
    • City of 3 cultures, Toledo that will include the Cathedral, and historic Synagogue
    • El Escorial
    • Toledo Panoramic
    • Toledo old town (by foot, pass by Synagogues, San Juan de los Reyes Monastery, Cathedral and Zocodover Square)
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our driver/guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance your specific requests.

     

    Duration: 9.5-10h
    Start: 9am
    Start point: Your hotel or accommodation
    Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

    Optional for this tour:
    We are happy to book a traditional lunch in Toledo
    Entrances to Monuments 

    Local licensed guide to accompany you into monuments in Toledo for 3 hours, extra $200 fee.

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you.

    This tour offers a very complete version of smaller towns located outside Madrid and their Royal importance they offered to the monarchy and ruling powers of their day. Our driver guide will conveniently pick you up at your hotel. First destination may change pending both weather and the day. Driver will decide.  Typically, you will start with Toledo enjoying a panoramic of the city and its wonderful views from the River Tajo. Your driver will then take you inside the city walls where you can enjoy this medieval town to its fullest walking the streets and narrow passages. Of course, we recommend sites that you should visit along the way including San Juan de los Reyes, The Cathedral, and one of the Synagogues.

    We are happy to provide you with a recommendations for lunch that is both typical of the region of Castilla La Mancha and delicious. After lunch, you may have a little time on your own for shopping or to buy some marzipan before you go on to visit El Escorial. Upon arrival you will start with a panoramic of the city and its charm followed by an opportunity to enter into the Monastery of San Lorenzo on your own.  Driver will stay with the car.  Filled with a rich collection of famous paintings, the dwellings of Philip II and the famous Crypt where all of the former Kings and Queens of Spain are buried.  Following your visit in the Monastery, if the guide deems there is time, you can go for a quick visit to the Valley of the Fallen built in honor of the people who lost their lives during the Spanish civil war. 

    Tour Type : Private Day Trip
    Price per Group
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    Group Size:
    $720.00

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    As former guides of Rick Steves Europe through the back door, Jennifer and Carlos pride themselves on years of experience taking groups around Spain and Portugal. While still guiding, Carlos Galvin who was born in Madrid, started ¨Letango Tours¨, specializing in Luxury Travel and Guiding services in Spain. Jennifer, his wife, who is from Seattle Washington, has been guiding and organizing tours and itineraries around Spain and Portugal for more than 15 years.

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