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TOURS OUTSIDE MADRID

Toledo, Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Aranjuez Palace, Alcalá de Henares, Segovia
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Toledo

City and museum, located at the top of a granitic hill, surrounded by the Tagus River. A historical city where Romans, Visigoths, Arabs and Christians left their mark. Considered as “the capital of the three cultures” during the medieval period (Jews, Muslims and Christians), it has now become also the capital of the Spanish Empire during Charles V’s reign in the 16th century. One of the most important Spanish painters, El Greco, lived here. You can appreciate his work in different museums. You can also visit old synagogues such as Santa Maria la Blanca, the Cristo de la Luz Mosque, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the most important monument, The Cathedral of Santa Maria, known as the treasure of all the Spanish Cathedrals, due to the richness of the treasure it keeps inside. Toledo has also been considered a National Heritage City since 1985. In the case you spend more than one day in Madrid, an excursion to Toledo is a must.
It is 70 kms away from Madrid. (For this visit we suggest to choose a one full day excursion.)

Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Pantheon and residence of many Spanish kings, this amazing monument of the 16th century was commissioned by King Philip II and is the first construction in Europe under the concept “palace-monastery”. Its architects, were Juan Bautista de Toledo, and his disciple, Juan de Herrera. The latter created a special type of architectonic style, called “Herreriano”, very appreciated in the construction during the 17th century. You will visit its amazing library, the basilica, the king’s quarters, and over all “the Kings’s Pantheon, main reason for construction of this monastery. This visit is a “must” in case you are staying in Madrid more than one day. Located 60 Kms away from Madrid.

Aranjuez Palace

This palace was built for leisure, for the kings during long spring seasons. Situated at the banks of the Tagus River, it is a privileged place, surrounded by beautiful gardens, similar to the French gardens style of the 18th century, splashed by fountains and sculptures. So beautiful are its gardens that in the year 1938, musician, Rodrigo composed his famous adagio “El Concierto the Aranjuez”. We will visit the rooms, studies, kings’s bedrooms, its original “smoking room” as well as its beautiful porcelain room. We will tell you about all the events and gossips that took place in this royal residence. Located 50 Kms away from Madrid.

Alcalá de Henares

World Heritage city, city of knowledge, cradle of the greatest Spanish writer, Miguel de Cervantes, author of the universal novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha”. In the year 1499 Cardinal Cisneros founded the university, its Colegio Mayor and Colegio Menor, and making it the model university city of Europe. History and wisdom are present in its streets, in the Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters. You can will visit the University of Alcala, the natal house of Cervantes and the Cathedral. Located 30 kms away from Madrid.

Segovia

Saying Segovia makes always bring you to think of its Roman aqueduct. Amazing construction from the 2nd century, with 167 arcs, more than 20,000 granite stones, joint just by balance of power – without cement. While walking the city, you will visit and live its history, its customs, its singular Segoviana architecture, as well as the Cathedral of Segovia, last gothic cathedral built in Spain in the 17thcentury. Lastly, the other Segovian symbol: El Alcazar, a fortress and palace, is the preferred residence of the Castilian kings.
If you have some free time and wish to have lunch in the city, we recommend to try the most typical and popular dish: “Roasted suckling pig”.
Segovia is located 96 kms away from Madrid.

Prices of our visits from/to Madrid, up to 6 persons:

HALF DAY (5 hours):

Working days 185,00€.

Weekend and holidays 210,00€.

FULL DAY (8 hours):

Working days 245,00€.

Weekend and holidays 270,00€.

Hora extra: 25,00€ días laborables y 30,00€ fines de semana y festivos.

Extra hour: 25,00€ working days and 30,00€ weekends and holidays.
From 6 persons or more, under request.
Not included: Entry tickets to monuments and transportation.
Some monuments need to be booked in advance. Please contact us if needed.