There are some exceptional Madrid Excursions available which are all within easy reach of the capital. Below we’ve listed a selection of the most popular excursions which offer scheduled daily departures travelling by luxury, air-conditioned coach. You might also be interested in reading what Madrid City Tours are available.
Toledo Excursion (90km)
Toledo was the capital of medieval Spain until 1560 where Arabs, Christians and Jews once lived together in relative harmony. On this half or full day trip from Madrid you will discover the city’s many beautiful sites including the amazing 13th century Cathedral, the medieval Alcazar, the stunning Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue and the artistic masterpieces of El Greco.
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El Escorial Excursion (45km)
Dating back to the reign of Felipe II in the 16th century this Royal Palace is one of Spain’s most visited tourist attractions. It is located in the small town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and its ‘Panteón de los Reyes’ serves as a mausoleum for the Spanish monarchy. The excursion also includes a visit to ‘Valle De Los Caídos‘ (Valley of the Fallen) which is a monument to those who died in the Spanish Civil War and the burial place of General Franco.
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Avila & Segovia Excursion (200km)
This excursion first visits the walled, pilgrimage city of Avila which was the birthplace of Saint Teresa. It then proceeds on to the typical Castilian town of Segovia which is home to a 2000 year old Roman aqueduct and the fairy tale Alcázar which was reputedly the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella castle. A typical Segovian lunch of roast pork is optional on this tour.
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Other Madrid Excursions:
Toledo & El Escorial Excursion from Madrid (Tour Reference Nº: 1308)
If you’re pushed for time this long, full-day excursion takes you by coach to both Toledo AND El Escorial in the same day. Personally, I’d recommend focusing on one place or the other but the option is here if you’re interested.
If you’re looking for something more exclusive then take a look at our Private Madrid Excursions and Private Madrid City Tours. These are for small groups. You are met at your hotel by an English speaking guide and driver who will transfer you to your destination for a guided tour.