Visit Toledo, the City of 3 Cultures, and tour its historical center that’s cherished as a national monument. You’ll travel from Madrid to one of the oldest cities in Europe, and learn how Christians, Jews, and Muslims lived harmoniously.
What to Expect
On this 8-hour tour you’ll travel from Madrid to Toledo by modern ecological bus. Once in Toledo you’ll enjoy a 50-minute Train Vision tour, and learn about the history of the city from narration available in 13 languages.
In a world where religion continues to act as a divisive force, Toledo is a refreshing throwback. Dramatically situated at the top a gorge overlooking the Río Tajo, it was known as the City of 3 Cultures during the Middle Ages, and a place where Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities peacefully coexisted.
Rediscovering the vestiges of this unique cultural synthesis remains modern Toledo’s most compelling attraction. Horseshoe-arched mosques, Sephardic synagogues, and one of Spain’s finest Gothic cathedrals are all found in its dense historical core.
But the layers go much deeper. Further sleuthing will reveal Visigothic and Roman roots. Toledo’s other forte is art, in particular the haunting canvases of El Greco, the influential, impossible-to-classify painter with whom the city is synonymous.
You will be back in Madrid by the evening.
- Transportation by luxury bus
- Expert guide
- 90-minute walking tour
- Pick-up route on request
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring sunglasses. The tour includes a lot of walking on uneven surfaces.