Explore the historic city of Toledo on an 8-hour sightseeing tour from Madrid. Known for its artistic beauty and happy coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures through the ages, see all the main sites along charming narrow streets.
What to Expect
Discover one of the oldest cities of Europe on an 8-hour sightseeing tour of Toledo and see magnificent examples of Arab, Jewish and Catholic architecture from different epochs.
The former capital of Spain, highlights of your tour include the Alcazar, looming over the city on its highest hill. One of the few buildings outside the city walls, the fortress provides a detailed history, from its time as a Roman palace to its role as a military academy during the Spanish Civil War.
Once inside the city walls, admire the Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary in her ascension to the heavens. Construction started in 1227 under order of the Archbishop Don Rodrigo Jumenéz. St. Tome Church is the most visited parish church in Toledo, thanks to its materpiece painting by El Greco, "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Formerly a mosque, the church was completely rebuilt in the 14th century.
Go to the 13th-century Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, boasting all the characteristics of Mudejar architecture. See the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, the most important building erected by the Catholic monarchs, and a stunning example of Spanish Elizabethan Gothic.
You can learn more about Toledo at the overlooking a dramatic gorge of the River Tajo. Finally, admire the Damascene steel handicrafts, for which Toledo is famous.
- Transportation by Gran Comfort motorcoach
- Spanish and English-speaking guide
- Museum entrance fees
- Food and drinks as specified
Know Before You Go
Vegetarian lunch available on request
Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour