Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid
- Duration: 8 hours
per group up to 2
Begin your visit to Toledo with a panoramic view of the city from its outskirts. Then, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old town as your expert guide accompanies you on a walking tour. Wander through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé and see the old Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. These houses of worship have stood as symbols of Toledo as a "City of Three Cultures" for centuries. After the walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic style. After the tour, take some time to explore the city on your own.
Guide only joins the group once in Toledo, and the walking tour is not long. Olga was great though!!
Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday then embark on the 1-hour journey to the historic city of Toledo. Soak up panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide then set out on a guided walking through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your expert guide. After the walking tour, enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. To enhance your trip, you can also opt to take part in a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to t...
Begin your tour with an afternoon drive from Madrid to Segovia. See the famous Roman Aqueduct, then enjoy a guided walking tour through the city’s medieval streets. Visit the outside of the Gothic Cathedral, and the inside of the Alcazar Fortress – one of the most spectacular castles in Spain. Complete your experience with an optional visit to Toledo or El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen. An optional lunch is available as well. The Toledo option begins with a morning walking tour through the old quarter and entrance to two monuments. The El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen option begins with a visit to the Monastery of El Escorial, built as a residence for the Spanish kings. Continue to the Valley of the Fallen to see the monument built as a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War, before returning to Madrid.
The trip was wonderful. Very fast though. It felt rushed But if you don’t have much time and want to see a lot this is a great bang for your buck. Segovia was our favorite, especially seeing the Roman Aqueducts.
Begin your full-day tour with a morning visit to the Monastery of El Escorial, built under the reign of powerful King Philip II as a residence for Spanish kings. See the Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family at this site that was declared a monument of Artistic and Historic Interest, and Mankind Heritage. Your tour includes the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheon of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Situated in a beautiful valley in the mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work features a colossal cross standing over 150 meters high, and Basilica and Crypt excavated in the rock under the mountain. This tour includes admission to the Valley and a visit inside the Basilica. On arrival in Toledo you’ll take a panoramic walkin...
El Escorial is a must see place. The arrangements were very good but the guide was in a mighty rush and was walking well ahead of the group, mostly talking to herself. A little more patience on her part would have left a much better impression on all in the group.
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Toledo on a day trip from Madrid and learn the history of the multi-faith city. Stroll down medieval streets to find a diverse mix of Christian, Jewish and Muslim monuments. Learn more about the court of King Charles I and the life of Miguel de Cervantes from a professional guide with optional visits to emblematic sites such as the church of Santo Tome and the synagogue of Santa María La Blanca. Stroll through the Jewish District and hear more about the peaceful co-existence of the 3 faiths over the centuries. Learn about the history and tradition of wine making in Castilla La Mancha and enjoy a wine and tapas tasting. Upgrade your experience on booking and benefit from free entrance tickets to 7 different monuments in Toledo.
This is a nice day trip. The bus ride is about and hour long. The walking tour is informative and necessary as the little streets are confusing. The wine tasting was a nice way to socialize with other members of the group and the wine was tasty!
Discover Toledo's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. Explore this beautiful medieval city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Toledo for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure. Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against ea...
This was a really fun way to explore Toledo with my husband. The clues were just tricky enough and we felt very accomplished when we figured them out! An interesting storyline as well. I wish there was a little more general history included and maybe audio or video recording because it was a lot of reading but all in all would recommend!!
Depart Madrid for the medieval city of Toledo, picturesquely located on the banks of the River Tagus. The half-day tour provides a full introduction to the historic city, wandering winding streets to monuments that reveal its fascinating past. Start with a panoramic walking tour of the old quarters, and visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to see the magnificent façade of the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary, the old Palace of Justice, and Toledo City Hall. Continue through the former Jewish Quarter, wandering the narrow streets to the Church of St. Tomé, location of El Greco’s famous painting, “The Burial of Count Orgaz.” Visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the co-existence of Toledo’s “3 Cultures.” End with a visit to a typical Damasquino (Damascene) factory to see the precious jewelry perfected by the Arabs and brought to Spain by the M...
Sol, the tour guide was in my opinion quite disorganized and was unable to sustain the attention and interests of the group. With limited time, she could have managed the tour better. At times we would be walking for long periods of time in extreme cold weather. We had to switch buses. She was knowledgeable but lacked people skills. I would prefer someone far pleasant and interesting. We were not able to visit the inside of churches except maybe for one so my goal to compare churches was not fulfilled.
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The tour was wonderful. The buses were comfortable and our guide Irene did an amazing tour, in English and Spanish. Always attentive, she showed great knowledge and pleasure in showing us the city and some of the main monuments, which certainly made our day in Toledo unforgettable. The wine tasting was also great! A must-see tour is not tiring.
Our tou r guide Benny was great! Very informative and friendly! Take comfortable shoes there is lots of walking but we were never rushed. Beautiful and historical City. A must see in Spain!
My guide beni was an excellent guide he new everything and was funny loved the city and the tour
All in all excellent guide, places to visit for lunch instead of bad
Well organized tour with a great guide and safe driver.