Northwest Treasures is private acessible half-day-tour visiting the Valley of the Fallen and the Monastery of El Escorial. This tour is targeted for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility and their families. This tour uses a private wheelchair accessible van and Involves little walking/rolling.
First, we will visit the Valley of the Fallen, the grand monument for Spain’s civil war casualties. This complex has the tallest memorial cross in the world. We will discover the inside of the basilica and admire a spectacular valley landscape around this massive monument, which is located lose to El Escorial. Our next stop will be The Monastery of El Escorial, which houses the Mausoleum of Spanish Monarchs. We will tour the monastery visiting the Royal Palace, the Basilica, the Pantheon, Pantheons of the Princes, the Chapter House and Library of the Kings of Spain. El Escorial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
9am. Pick-up at your hotel in Madrid. Transfer to the Valley of the Fallen.
Valley of the Fallen: visit to the Basilica in the valley of Cuelgamuros. The Valley of the Fallen is located about 9 kilometers from El Escorial. It is a huge monument built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the Spaniards killed during the civil war. The basilica carved into the mountain at 1,350 meters above sea level, where an impressive cross of 150 meters high is overlooking the magnificent nature reserve of the Sierra de Madrid where the valley is located. The inside of the basilica is not accessible by wheelchair.
Monasterio de El Escorial: This wonderful building is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. El Escorial was built as a symbol of the strength of the Spanish empire in the sixteenth century and commemorates the Battle of San Quentin. It is also the mausoleum of King Charles V. During the visit you enter the palace of the Habsburgs, to the Pantheon of the kings, Chapter Rooms, the Patio de los Reyes, the Crypt for the Princes and Princess, the impressive Library and the Basilica. Some rooms of the Monasterio de El Escorial are not accessible by wheelchair.
13h. Transfer back to hotel in Madrid
Visits inside the Valley of the Fallen, El Escorial Monastery are included in this tour.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: In case of cancellation between the confirmation date and 46 days before arrival, 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged. In case of cancellation between 45 and 31 days before arrival, 40% of the total cost of the trip will be charged. In case of cancellation between 30 and 15 days before arrival, 50% of the total cost of the trip will be charged. In case of cancellation less than 15 days before arrival, 100% of the total trip will be charged.
If the client postpone or modifies the dates of the trip, it will be subject to the cancellation conditions mentioned in the previous paragraph.
No refunds will be made for not having enjoyed any part of the trip, for cancellations made once the trip has begun or early terminations of the trip for any reason.
In those Tours or Packages with airline, boat or train tickets reservations, the customer will pay the entire cost the service. Also applicable for Hotel and Van reservation costs.
Not included: snack/meals and gratuities.
“Taxes included” - Not included: Catalan tourist tax which is payable on arrival in cash euros at Barcelona hotel reception) for tours in Barcelona.