El Escorial Day Trip

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El Escorial Day Trip. Visit to El Escorial Private Tour.

  • Tour typeWalk Tour / City Tour
  • Duration 4 hours
  • Min / Max1 to 50 people
  • AvailabilityTuesday to Sunday
  • Discover the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a National Heritage monument.
  • Visit the Monastery of El Escorial, royal chambers, the magnificent Basilica, Pantheon of the Kings, Royal Library and the Art Collection with an Official Licensed Guide.
  • Extend your visit to the royal gardens or El Escorial old town at your own pace.

Tour DescriptionEl Escorial Day Trip



The Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a symbol of the Spanish power in the XVI century and the past residence of King Philip II. El Escorial has functioned as a monastery, church, royal palace, pantheon, library, museum, university, school and hospital.

This architectural treasure also contains a superb old library, royal chambers and a permanent exhibition of the royal collection of painting masterpieces. El Escorial is also famous for housing the Royal Mausoleum, the burial place for the kings of Spain.

Enjoy the personalized attention of a private guide to make the most of your time in Madrid and El Escorial with Dreampeaks.


-Pick up at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid and 1 hour drive to El Escorial.
-2 hours guided Visit to Royal Site of El Escorial with an Official Tour Guide.
-Optional 1h 15min lunch break. Our team will arrange your reservation on the best restaurants in El Escorial to taste the delicious Castilian Gastronomy.
-1 hour drive back to Madrid and drop-off at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.

If you don’t have more days left and you also want to visit other sites, you can combine El Escorial with a Visit to Segovia, Avila or the Valley of the Fallen in the same day. Check our Combined Tours.

What's included?
  • Certified Official Tour Guide.
  • 2 Hours guided full visit to the Royal Site of El Escorial.
  • Entrance Tickets to Royal Site & Monastery of El Escorial.
  • Pick up and drop of at your hotel or accommodation in Madrid.
  • Transfers Madrid-El Escorial-Madrid by car, minivan or bus depending on group size.
What is not included?
  • Food & Drinks.
  • Optional entrance tickets to other attractions or monuments.
  • Tips & Gratuities.

NotesPlease, read carefully

-Custom Guided Tour on multiple languages: spanish, english, french, german, italian, dutch and more. Ask for availability.

-For large groups please enquire directly with the company and ask for a quote.

-100% tailor-made experiences for groups of leisure and business travellers.

-Suitable for Families with Children.


Winter hours (October to March). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00.
Summer hours (April to September). From Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00.
Box office and admission to the Monastery close one hour earlier.
Weekly closing: Mondays

Dates closed

1 January: closed entire day
6 January: closed entire day
1 May: closed entire day
8 September: closed entire day
24 December: closed entire day
25 December: closed entire day
31 December: closed entire day
In addition to the planned closings, there may be additional closings motivated by the holding of official acts. You can consult the list of closures for official acts

Special openings 2019: 9 December

What do I need to bring?Practical Information

-Light day pack.
-Casual or sport relax wear according to the season.
-Don´t forget Sun hat, sunglasses and sun screen in summer season.
-Don´t forget Warm hat and warm gloves in winter season.
-A small bottle of Water.
-Personal medication (asthma, allergy, diabetes,…).
-Camera and phone.

Gallery: El Escorial Day Trip. El Escorial Private Tour.