Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid
- Duration: 5 hours
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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Online registration with confirmation and voucher worked perfectly. At the meeting point, no bus with number 74 could be found 20 minutes before departure, as announced. No other sign or sign on the blocked actual bus. So wandered around soaked in sweat ... Then back again and asked all the buses. Ultimately found The tour guide did an excellent job. Toledo and the timing were perfect. The half-day tour was just right for us.
Very beautiful place is much nice then Madrid you just get back in time a really nice history and I suggest to get a tour for all day The guide she was really good to and very nice person we are with two children and she left us very close where we staying in Madrid If you going to Madrid and no visit Toledo you lose something very important and a very old city
Extraordinary history and beauty. If you enjoy history and architecture, take a full day. Amelia, our guide, kept us on schedule and conducted a bilingual tour perfectly.
A good overview, definitely great to get away from the second hand smoke cesspool of Madrid streets!
All in all excellent guide, places to visit for lunch instead of bad