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Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

1. Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

Check-in at the office in central Madrid 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Toledo aboard an air-conditioned coach. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the city. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of the Historic City of Toledo, World Heritage City since 1986. Once Spain’s capital, it is a perfect mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures. Learn about its fantastic heritage and see how the coexistence of cultures through the centuries influenced its current architectural style. Walk amid the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms at the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Admire the building sponsored by Queen Elizabeth from Castilla to become a royal mausoleum, the most important construction built by the Catholic Monarchs. Right after the visit, walk to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca. Originally built as a synagogue, it was expropriated and became a Church only 211 years after it opened its doors. Today, it is a fantastic museum of the Mudejar (Arabic) style that you will visit. Admire the world-famous painting by el Greco – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz – at the Church of St. Tomé.  If you decide to include the option, relish on a wonderful tapas menu for lunch at around 1 PM. Those of you who did not add the option to your bookings will have 1 hour of free time for lunch. After that, meet your guide again for a visit to the Cathedral of Toledo. Considered one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. Admire the stained glass windows decorating the naves and discover the history of this great monument. See more than ten paintings by el Greco and wander around the location listening to your guide. Heading back to Madrid, stop for an artisan demonstration of the famous damascened technique.

Toledo Premium: Cathedral & 8 Monuments, with Hotel pick-up

2. Toledo Premium: Cathedral & 8 Monuments, with Hotel pick-up

You will leave Madrid heading towards the beautiful Imperial city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage by UNESCO. Toledo is one of the oldest cities in Europe with buildings that mix architectural styles including Arabic, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque, also it is called the “city of the three cultures” since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together here. The great painter El Greco lived in Toledo in the sixteenth century. Immerse yourself with our official expert guide and enter the heart of Toledo, and its most valuable monuments, visit the Jewish Quarter and the area of the convents, with stories and legends that will trace back to the centuries before the Muslim conquest gems. We will enter a monastery of cloistered nuns, where we will taste typical Toledan marzipan, the jewel of the city's pastries. The nuns will show us a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. We will discover the most emblematic places of the city, its history, its corners and anecdotes, and its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Toledo, whose architecture is a wonderful example of the Spanish Gothic style. Discover the magnificent Cathedral of Toledo on a guided tour accompanied by our official guide. Wonder at the beauty enclosed within its walls. Learn about the history and the arts of this unique cathedral. We will end the tour of Toledo revealing one of Toledo's magical hidden gems. The tour also includes free time for you to explore the rest of the city on your own, where you can return to places we have already visited. If you would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a beer or eat on a nice terrace you will also have time to do so, and your guide will recommend some good local or tourist places. At the end of your tour of Toledo (the experience lasts around 8 hours), you will return to the center of Madrid in a comfortable minibus, where your guide will be able to recommend things to do during the rest of your stay. Have fun and feel unique in your experience on a Premium Small Group tour.

From Barcelona: Andalusia and Toledo 8 Day Tour

3. From Barcelona: Andalusia and Toledo 8 Day Tour

Enjoy a 8-day sightseeing tour of several distinct areas of Spain, where you can learn about the Moors in Iberia. Departing from Barcelona, you will visit historic attractions in the cities of Cordoba and Seville, and stroll around the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. Drive through the mountains to Toledo, and discover the meeting point of 3 great cultures. Day 1 (Friday): Barcelona Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Day 2 (Saturday): Barcelona Half-day sightseeing tour around Barcelona, including stops at Las Ramblas, Cathedral Square, the Old Jewish Quarter. Later in the day there is a bus tour to Passeig de Gràcia Street (Where's Gaudi's famous 'Casa Batlló' and 'Casa Milà' are found), the Triump Arc, Olympic Village and Montjuic Mountain. Day 3 (Sunday): Barcelona - Madrid Depart from Barcelona. Detailed departure information will be provided. Day 4 (Monday): Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Pass through La Mancha country (Don Quijote's land) and travel towards Córdoba. There you will take a sightseeing tour of the historic city, visiting the famous Mosque and Cathedral, as well as the fascinating Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville and spend the night there. Day 5 (Tuesday): Seville Today, enjoy a morning city tour of Seville, visiting the Park of María Luisa, the fanciful mosaics of the Plaza de España, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, strolling along orange-scented streets. Day 6 (Wednesday): Seville - Granada Upon arrival in Granada, take a sightseeing tour of the extraordinary Alhambra, with its beautiful Nazari palaces and gardens. Day 7 (Thursday): Granada - Toledo - Madrid Depart for the imperial city of Toledo, where the 3 cultures of Spain - Christians, Moors, and Jews - have lived together for centuries. Wander the narrow streets, stopping at sights such as the Primate Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé, and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. See fine examples of the characteristic Damasquino iron, inlaid with gold and silver. Continue to Madrid for the end of your tour services. Day 8 (Friday): Madrid Hotel transfer to the airport

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What people are saying about Jewish Quarter, Toledo

Our guide, Jorge, was excellent. He never rushed his guests or left anyone behind. Please wear comfortable shoes! You will walk a lot and the cobblestone streets are not forgiving. Jorge’s knowledge and humor during the tour made it a great experience. It is a walking tour through the World Heritage Site that is Toledo. Over 1,500 years of history as it changed hands from one conquering group to another with each one leaving its impression on the city. Absolutely fascinating and a completely enjoyable day!

Excellent work of our guide Jesus. Very attentive, very communicative, always willing to help, very explicit throughout the tour, which allowed us to fully enjoy this wonderful tour to Toledo and learn much more about the history and culture of the first capital of Spain.

El viaje fue fantastico y el guia que tuvimos para Toledo excepcional. Me disculpa no recuerdo el nombre del guia se que es excepcional y muy conocedor de la cultura y costumbres y los monumentos de Toledo. Muy pausado y atento.

Jorge was an amazing guide. He explained everything really well and maintained the spirit in this long tour. Toledo has a rich history, worth visiting

Our guide was amazing. So knowledgeable. Excellent tour! Thank you.