Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

From US$ 65.85 per person

Join a half-day tour to the beautiful city of Toledo and stroll around its Old Town in wonder at the fascinating mix of cultures. See one of the most important Gothic cathedrals in Spain and enjoy free time to explore the city on your own.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Travel to the imperial city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe
  • Discover the coexistence of the three cultures throughout the centuries
  • Make the most out of the free time provided and explore the city
  • See Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, one of the oldest in Europe
  • Wander around the Old Town, declared a World Heritage City in 1986
  • Learn about the famous technique of Damasquinado, the art of metal inlay
Full description
Located just 40 miles (70 km) away from Madrid, Toledo is famous as the 'city of three cultures' – Christians, Muslims, and Jews – as they have lived together in this imperial city for generations. Experience the melding of religion and culture firsthand and see buildings from numerous periods including: Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style.  Toledo Half-Day Morning Tour itinerary: • Departure at 8:45 AM • Santa María la Blanca Synagogue • Outside view of the Cathedral  • Church of St. Tomé with 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', masterpiece of El Greco • San Juan de los Reyes Monastery • Damascene demonstration (incrustation of precious metals in steel) • Panoramic sightseeing of Toledo Toledo Half-Day Afternoon Tour itinerary: • Departure at 3:00 PM  • Outside view of the Cathedral • Church of St. Tomé with 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', masterpiece of El Greco • Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and tour through the Jewish Quarter • San Juan de los Reyes Monastery • Panoramic sightseeing of Toledo Toledo Half-Day Morning Tour with Guided Tour in the Cathedral  Follow your guide through the city's cobbled streets until you reach the cathedral. Built on the remains of an Arab mosque, its construction started in the 13th century. Admire the magnificent façade and the huge bell tower before going inside. Visit its interior and the sacristy, full of masterpieces from the former art museum it once was. Amongst them, see fifteen paintings by El Greco. At the end of the guided tour, you have some free time to enjoy the city at your own pace before returning to Madrid.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Expert guide
  • Individual radio-guided system
  • Entrance to the Cathedral of Toledo (if option selected)
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé (if option selected)
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca (morning and afternoon tour) (if option selected)
  • Entrance to San Juan de los Reyes Monastery (morning tour only) (if option selected)
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English (depending the option selected)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch and other services that are not specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • In the half day afternoon tour, the Damascened demonstration will not be included
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Please note, comfortable shoes are recommended for all tours
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change without advanced warning
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Alhambra is a massive complex and it was incredible to navigate it with a guide. Although we didn’t get to Nasrid palace, we saw everything else and learned so much. I would definitely recommend this tour! You will have to walk up the hill so make sure your legs are well rested!

December 28, 2019

Awesome tour

Our tour guide was excellent. She translated everything in English and Spanish and spoke both languages great. I wish I could remember her name. I am writing this about three weeks post tour, but I think it started with a C. (My apologies for not remembering). Anyway, what a great tour of Toledo. She was very informative and provided us with a wealth of information. It was an easy, comfortable trip to get there.

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July 10, 2019

We really enjoyed Toledo. Trip was very well organized.

Guide was knowledgeable and functional, however, showed no enthusiasm and did not engage with the group. She answered questions begrudgingly. The sword factory was diappointing as was shopping there. We would have liked 15 or 20 minutes to shop near the Sinogoga de Santa Maria however there was no time included in the tour.

September 29, 2018

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