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

1. 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.

From Madrid: Toledo Guided Tour with Cathedral Visit

2. From Madrid: Toledo Guided Tour with Cathedral Visit

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.

Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

3. 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.

Medieval Toledo: City of Three Cultures Exploration Game

4. Medieval Toledo: City of Three Cultures Exploration Game

Discover Toledo's fascinating history and attractions while you solve clues around town. Explore this beautiful medieval city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family.  Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Toledo for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

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

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Jewish Quarter, Toledo

If you are on holiday in Madrid for 1 week, you should definitely not miss Toledo. A beautiful medieval city with churches, palaces and monasteries on every corner. You can discover the city with a booked bus tour either alone or with a short city tour or with a city and basilica tour. I would recommend the latter, even if not that cheap. But a visit to the really incredibly beautiful basilica is simply a must and without a guided tour you simply don't learn enough. On my next visit, however, I will take the train or a rental car so that there is simply more time. The 7 hours were just way too short!

Very good, quite interesting, it hurts that I could not see everything, but it will be next time, the guide is very professional and friendly at all times

What a fun way to get to know a city. The app should be able to run on multiple phones at the same time

All in all excellent guide, places to visit for lunch instead of bad

The guide -Tamara- was very friendly and made the tour enjoyable.