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Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

1. Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo with Cathedral Visit

Discover the treasures of Toledo on a guided day tour from Madrid. Soak up the views of the medieval city from the Mirador del Valle and withness El Greco's masterpiece in the Church of Santo Tomé. Depart from Madrid and travel to the Mirador del Valle. Here, admire the views of Toledo from across the Tagus River. Next, head to Toledo's historical center, recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Learn about the coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims who shaped the city over the centuries from your guide. Step into the Church of Santo Tomé, and see El Greco's "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue to the Synagogue of Saint Mary and finish your tour at the imposing Primada Cathedral.

Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

2. Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

Come and discover Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain and a UNESCO world heritage site. In addition to a walking tour through the main streets of the city with a Spanish-speaking guide specialized in the history of Toledo, you will get to discover three of the city's main monuments. After you have met your fun and friendly guide, your tour will start near the Cathedral, crossing the narrow streets while your expert guide shares fascinating details about the history of Toledo. Your first stop will be the Cristo de la Luz Mosque. Continuing on your tour, you will visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see the work of well-known painter El Greco and his famous 'Burial of the Lord of Orgaz.' In the Jewish Quarter, you will be impressed by the beauty of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Pay 3€ per person for entry to each site or buy a Toledo tourist bracelet for 10€ per person covering the sites in this tour plus the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, the Church of the Jesuits, the Royal College of Noble Maidens, and the Church of El Salvador.

From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

3. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

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 the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, providing unparalleled views of the city. You can also add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above mentioned religious sites and more.

Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

4. Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Explore Toledo with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Move through the city while solving location-based riddles. See the architecture in Plaza de Zocodover and the 1000-year-old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an adventure to 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. As you explore, stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Gain a new perspective of Toledo as you learn local history and facts. See the best of the city at your own personal pace while enjoying the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. Grab a bit to eat, stop to snap some photos, or simply sit to take a break —explore your way. The tour route includes the Plaza Zocodover, Toledo Cathedral, Toledo Town Hall, the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, the Monument A El Greco, the Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz.

Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

5. Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

Your walking tour starts at Plaza de Zocodover (the main square), or alternatively your guide can pick you up from the train or bus station, or your accommodation in Toledo. Throughout this 3-hour tour, you will walk through the Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters of Toledo. You will visit the Alcázar, the synagogues, the mosque, and the 13th century cathedral, throughout this eclectic trip covering many aspects of this diverse city. Your guide will have years of experience up their sleeve, and will be on hand to answer any questions which might arise throughout your tour. You will also become familiar with the fantastic works of El Greco, visiting his masterpiece "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz" (at the Church of Santo Tomé). You will also experience exclusive underground sites and archaeological remains, such as 13th-century wells, Roman thermal baths, and many more magical places.

El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos and Toledo Full-Day Tour

6. El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos and Toledo Full-Day Tour

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 walking tour of the city, entering the old quarter to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the façade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice, and the City Hall. Continue your walk through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé, home to the famous El Greco painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. You’ll also visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the coexistence of the 3 Cultures. Afterwards you’ll visit a typical damasquino factory to see this well-known handicraft art form of Toledo.

Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

7. Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo to discover the historic meeting of traditions and faiths. For centuries, the city has been a universal model of religious cohabitation and tolerance. The imperial capital of King Carlos V, home of El Greco, city of convents, the Visigothic capital, and the religious seat of Spain today, its privileged location and natural embrace from the Tajo River provides a fascinating mix of history, art, and culture. Start at the Cathedral, built in a Gothic style between 1226 and 1493, originally for King Fernando III. Admire its mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles, passing through aisles to see the choir, sacristy, chapter house, and cloister. Learn about the painter El Greco at the Church of Santo Tomé, home to his masterpiece, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.” Then, explore the Medieval charm of the Jewish Quarter, site of El Greco´s house of birth and the Synagogue del Tránsito, Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca, and Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. The Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca is one of 11 originally located in the Jewish Quarter and dates from the 13th century. Promoted by the open-minded monarch, Alfonso VIII, it is surrounded by gardens of cypress trees and boats 5 white aisles that express the spirit of the Sefardí people. San Juan de los Reyes Monastery was built to commemorate the 15th century victory of the Battle of Toro and succession of Queen Isabella to the throne of Castile. Marvel at one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Spain, and the intense decorations that praise the Catholic kings.

Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

8. Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

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 Moors.

From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

9. From Madrid: Toledo Cathedral & Jewish Quarter Half-Day Tour

Set out from Madrid to discover a city where Christians, Jews, and Muslims intermingled hundreds of years ago in this half-day tour of Toledo. Visit the High Gothic cathedral, Plaza de Zocodover, and Church of Santo Tomé. Walk the same streets described in Cervantes’s Don Quixote. The tour starts with a bus ride from Madrid. Upon arrival in Toledo, stop first at the Mirador del Valle. Snap a picture of the panoramic view. The historic center of Toledo stands on the other side of the Tagus River. Spot the Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral with their prominent towers. In the old city, stop in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Learn about the Toledo Cathedral before entering. Look for features in the mudejar style. They are one example of the influence Islamic architecture had on the church’s design. Don’t miss the ornate retable while walking through the cathedral.  From the Cathedral, wind along the streets into the Jewish Quarter. The buildings showcase the mixing of cultures hundreds of years ago, such as the Church of San Tome. Go inside to see a large painting by El Greco. Note the elongated faces and hands. They are the painter’s trademarks. Continue further to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca. Look around to find the various Jewish, Christian, and Islamic influences. Learn more of Toledo’s history and contributions to Spanish culture before heading back to Madrid. 

Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

10. Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

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.

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What people are saying about Church of Santo Tomé

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 317 reviews

excellent tour. The guide Arantza a love of person and made us know the most important of Toledo in one day. The visit to the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca and the church of Santo Tomé impressed us with his story about the El Greco painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" and he also gave us an incredible tour of the Cathedral, showing us his most valuable jewels and explaining to us in a very clear and entertaining way what we saw. We loved the ride!!!

It was very practical to join this package. In addition to not having to take the train (which was crowded and practically no time available), on this tour we had a guide who went through the main points and explained the whole history of that place. I believe that without the guide I would not have known so much about Toledo.

Friendly guide, of simple speech and perfectly understandable, with total availability to answer questions, even outside the topic of the visit. Very interesting visit to get to know the streets and other places along the way.

The tour started on time. I didn't like the first stop at the shop. The guide was good and the city itself is wonderful.

Great guide. We were lucky to enjoy a nice weather. Beautiful cathedral. Definitely a must to visit Toledo - full day.