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  1. Spain
  2. Madrid
  3. Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Madrid and Toledo Full-Day Coach Tour

Product ID: 1493
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See 2 cities in 1 day on a 7.5-hour tour of Toledo and Madrid. Learn about the harmonious coexistence of 3 religions in Toledo’s labyrinth of streets, and marvel at El Greco masterpieces. Then, spend the afternoon in Madrid, exploring its medieval heart.
About this activity
Duration 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the historic coexistence of Jews, Muslims, and Christians in Toledo
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid's different epochs
  • See paintings by El Greco at Toledo's Church of Santo Tome
  • Tour the labyrinthine streets of Toledo to see monuments such as the Gothic cathedral
  • Walk the new Madrid Rio urban park to the Royal Palace
  • Visit a Damasquino factory to see the typical precious jewelry of the Moors
  • Stop for a free drink at the Hard Rock Café Madrid
Full description
Combine 2 of Spain’s most historic cities on a full-day tour of Toledo and Madrid, traveling by comfortable air-conditioned coach.

Start in Madrid for an morning tour of the Spanish capital, exploring its medieval origins at sites such as the Arabic fortress and Barrio de la Moreria. See the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of Hapsburg Madrid, walking along Calle Mayor and Plaza Mayor.

Learn about the town planning of Carlos III during the days of the Bourbons, taking in historic monuments such as the Cibeles Fountain and Puerta de Alcalá. Pass the legendary Prado Museum, built during the kingdom of Joseph Bonaparte.

Then, admire the contemporary architecture along the Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, and Barrio Salamanca, as well as the commercial areas around the Ventas Bullring or Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Your tour also includes a walk along the impressive new Madrid Rio park, strolling from Puente del Rey to Puente de Segovia to see the Royal Palace.

Then take an afternoon drive to Toledo, famous for the happy coexistence of Christians, Muslims, and Jews through the centuries. Marvel at architecture influenced by the Arabs, and of Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, including the 13th-century Gothic cathedral.

Go to the Church of Santo Tome to see El Greco's masterpiece "El Entierro del Senor de Orgaz" (The Burial of the Count of Orgaz), and discover the oldest still-standing synagogue building in Europe at Santa Maria la Blanca. Wander the Jewish Quarter to the Museum of Victorio Macho to admire the works of one of Spain’s most famous sculptors.

Learn about the historic victory over the army of Afonso V of Portugal at the Battle of Toro by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile as you explore the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Then, visit a Damasquino (Damascene) factory to see the precious jewelry brought to Spain by the Moors.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Santa Maria la Blanca (the oldest synagogue in Europe)
  • Tour of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Toledo
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at the Julia Travel office at C/ San Nicolás 15 (next to Plaza de Ramales).

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Infants are free; meals and drinks are not included
• The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
• St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
• You will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide
• Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour
• Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the city, including demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, official acts and public works
• Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, so comfortable shoes are recommended
Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.0 / 5
based on 4 reviews
Review summary
Service
3.7/5
Organization
2.7/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Julia Travel Gray Line Spain

Product ID: 1493