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Full Day Toledo Tour from Madrid

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    April to October: Daily

    November to March: Monday, Thursday & Saturday.

  • Duration

    Approx. 8 hours

  • Start time

    8:45 am

    Please reach 15 minutes before start time .

  • Meeting Point
    Tour starts from San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Key Highlights

  • Explore the historic city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities of Europe
  • Admire the works of El Greco, including his masterpiece "El Entierro del senor de Orgaz”
  • View the stunning architecture of the Gothic Cathedral
  • See Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe
  • Visit the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and admire its interiors
  • Learn about the famous technique of Damasquinado, the art of metal inlay
  • Marvel at the blending of Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture
  • Tour operated in both English & Spanish
  • Both printed and e-voucher accepted!

Overview

The Imperial city of Toledo – A World Heritage city - appears like one large museum. Hardly any other town is so well conserved in its historical style. Toledo was once the capital of the Spanish Empire, and the old city stands on a mountaintop surrounded by the River Tagus, history is truly tangible here.

Just 70 kilometers from Madrid, the ‘Imperial Toledo’ is a city encircled by the river and home to three different cultures – Christian, Moorish and Jewish – that coexisted together for centuries. Their influences have left many architectural and artistic reminders all over the city. Toledo Cathedral is ranked among the greatest Gothic structures in Europe.

The best way to explore Toledo is to take a long walk through it and marvel at the buildings dating back centuries.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from designated meeting point. Accompanied by a multi-lingual guide, you will travel by deluxe air-conditioned coach to the imperial city of Toledo.

On this visit to Toledo you will get to explore and see many architectural and artistic styles such as Mudejar, Gothic, and Renaissance. You will see many of the great Renaissance painter El Greco’s works inside different churches and monasteries around the town. You will also get to see the world-famous art of damascening; the decorative application of gold or silver on iron or steel.

Some of the important and famous sites you will visit are:

The Toledo Cathedral contains many famous works of art including those of El Greco. It is one of the three 13th century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered to be the magnum opus of the Gothic style in Spain. The interior is as grand as the exterior and contains a mass of magnificent decorations, rooms and objects to be admired.

St. Tome Church: See the spectacular Mudejar Tower and El Greco’s most famous painting“The Burial of Count Orgaz”.

Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca: is a beautiful construction in the mudejar style located in the medieval Jewish quarter of Toledo.

Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz: Macho was a famous contemporary sculptor. His home is now a museum containing some of his best known sculptures and is situated right in the heart of the Aljama, Toledo's old Jewish Quarter.

The Monastery of San Juan of the Kings: A 15th century monastery in the Gothic-Spanish-Flemish style was built on the orders of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

As part of this tour you will also be taken on a panoramic tour of the city. At the end of the splendid tour you will return back to your original point of departure.

You can enjoy an optional lunch during your trip.

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Inclusions

  • Admission to the Church of St. Tomé, admission to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca and admission to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
  • Admission to Cathedral of Toledo and ancient mosque “Cristo de la luz”
  •  Transportation on an air-conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.

Photography and filming are not permitted inside the Church of St. Tomé.

We reserve the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.


This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers per guide.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Mirna Ball

    Great day trip! Very nice tour guide. Skip the lunch... terrible food, horrible facilities, bathrooms were dirty and smelled horrible! No time to shop at any of the quaint shops!

    United States 01/07/2018
  • margery j mcconnell
    Excellent tour - superbly expert guide

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour - just the right pace throughout and cleverly managed to avoide queuing at key sights. Our guide was attentive and instructive and had excellent...

    United Kingdom 05/05/2014

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