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Full-Day Toledo Tour from Madrid

Product ID: 14873
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Visit one of Spain’s most historic cities on this full-day trip to Toledo from Madrid. The former capital of the Spanish Empire has been home to Muslim, Christian and Jewish cultures, and you will learn about their complex coexistence.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pickup from selected hotels according to bus route. Please indicate the name of your hotel and get in touch with the local tour operator before your tour.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of Spain's most significant cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Stroll through the narrow streets of Toledo and learn about its Islamic, Christian and Jewish heritage
  • See inside the impressive Gothic Cathedral
  • Visit a Damasquino factory to buy some intricate Damascene metalwork and handicrafts
Full description
Known as the city of 3 cultures, Toledo is one of the most significant cities in Spain. For a long time Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived peacefully within its walls and it was once one of the capitals of the Spanish Empire. Your day trip from Madrid heads through the Castile La Mancha countryside in an air-conditioned coach. The tour then embarks on a panoramic walk around Toledo’s UNESCO-protected streets. You will visit the historic Cathedral, Spain’s Primate church, and a magnificent example of flamboyant Gothic architecture.

Continue through narrow streets to explore the old Jewish quarter and visit the Church of St. Tomé. Take a moment to observe El Greco’s famous painting “The Burial of Count Orgaz” and the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, an intact symbol of the three diverse cultures’ coexistence. Walk through the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding countryside as you take souvenir snapshots.

After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, you move on to the local Damasquino factory, where you will see examples of Toledo’s famous Damascene metalwork. Known for its beautifully decorative swords and daggers, the city continues to produce inlaid jewelry and decorative handicrafts that you can safely purchase to take home.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up at selected Madrid hotels
  • Admissions to monuments as described
What’s Not Included
  • Tips and gratuities

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Meeting point

Please see the hotel pick-up description below, alternatively, our coach departs from the bus terminal located in San Bernardo 7, close to Madrid's famous Gran Via. The closest metro stations to the bus terminal are Santo Domingo (Line 2) and Callao (Lines 3 and 5), located 2 and 5 minutes walking distance respectively from the terminal.

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Important information
Know before you go
Enjoy a short movie about Toledo before visiting a typical factory at Damasquino, known for the typical handicraft of the city.

The 8-hour excursion departs in the morning at 09:15, getting you back to the city by about 18:00.

Tourist Lunch option: Vegetable stew, veal steak with garnish, vanilla ice cream with fruid salad
Typical Lunch option: Hors d'ouvre and tapas, roasted lamb with vegetables, truffle cake with ice cream, wine, mineral water and coffee.

Vegetarian menu available.