Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid
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- Duration: 8 hours
Discover the attractions of Toledo at your own pace on an 8-hour semi-guided tour from Madrid. On arrival get a “Tourist Bracelet” that provides privileged access to many of the city’s major sites, which you are free to explore at your own pace. Depart Madrid on an escorted transfer to Toledo. Upon arrival, see the sights that interest you the most. Your “Tourist Bracelet” gets you inside the Jesuit Church, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Learn more about the happy existence of the three religions at each and every one. Wander the narrow streets to the Mudejar-style Santo Tomé Church. Go inside to see the monumental painting of the “Burial of Corde Orgaz” by El Greco. Enter the Church of San Salvador and Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and explore the artistic heritage of the “City of Three Cultures,” named for the peaceful co-existence of Christ...
There was a lot to see I this full day tour and it was well worth it. Guide spoke English well
Visit the historical city of Toledo on a 5-hour trip from Madrid. The city itself is like an immense museum, home to some of Spain’s top monuments. Toledo is also known as the City of 3 Cultures, as for an extended period Christian, Islamic and Jewish residents lived together peacefully within its walls. Its old Gothic and Renaissance architecture and narrow streets and alleys, along with its well-preserved condition has led to its listing as a National Monument, and as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. If you prefer to discover Toledo on your own, you can visit the city at your leisure and discover its important monuments and historic neighborhoods. Take a comfortable ride on the Tourist Train to see the sights of Toledo and enjoy commentary about the city's history along the way. Discover the longest zip line in Europe and enjoy this unique experience in a breathtaking setting.
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.
Guide only joins the group once in Toledo, and the walking tour is not long. Olga was great though!!
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 Co...
Me perdi yendo sl punto de reunión y llegue tarde, me ayudaron cambiando mi tour para la tarde
Visit the historical city of Toledo on a 5-hour trip from Madrid. The city itself is like an immense museum that’s home to some of Spain’s top monuments. Known as the City of 3 Cultures, as for an extended period Christian, Islamic and Jewish residents lived together peacefully within its walls. The city is listed as a National Monument, and a UNESCO World Heritage City. Wander through the narrow streets and alleys to explore the city’s culture and history on a guided tour. Admire the Gothic and Renaissance architecture, along with the well-preserved monuments. If you prefer to discover places your own, you can visit the city at your leisure to discover its monuments and historic neighborhoods without a guide.
The reservation was easy, everything is very simple and clear. There were two tour guides, one for spanish and one for english groups. You have a lot of free time and you can do whatever you want.
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 walkin...
El Escorial is a must see place. The arrangements were very good but the guide was in a mighty rush and was walking well ahead of the group, mostly talking to herself. A little more patience on her part would have left a much better impression on all in the group.
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 a...
Great all day tour. My only negative comment is that we didn't stop in Toledo for a bathroom so it was uncomfortable ...please give a better break for bathrooms! and water!
Watch the sunset from one of Corsica's best sunset locations on this boat trip from Ajaccio. Get the chance to explore the largest of the Sanguinaires Islands, Mezzu Mare, and enjoy a glass of wine and charcuterie board onboard. Board your speedboat in Ajaccio and set sail for Mezzu Mare, where you will moor for an hour. Explore the island on foot and visit a 19th-century lighthouse for panoramic views of the entire archipelago or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters. On your return to the boat, sit down to a delicious charcuterie tasting board served with Corsican rosé wine. Relax as the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea. Finally, enjoy one last dip in the warm waters of the sea before returning to the port.
The trip was well planned and the tours were informative and worthwhile. The only reason I gave this a 4* rating is the lunch was not very good. Nacho was an excellent guide and our bus driver Sous did a good job driving so many miles. We learned a lot about Spanish history.
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 M...
Sol, the tour guide was in my opinion quite disorganized and was unable to sustain the attention and interests of the group. With limited time, she could have managed the tour better. At times we would be walking for long periods of time in extreme cold weather. We had to switch buses. She was knowledgeable but lacked people skills. I would prefer someone far pleasant and interesting. We were not able to visit the inside of churches except maybe for one so my goal to compare churches was not fulfilled.
Begin your tour in El Escorial. This was the symbol of the Spanish power in the 16th-century and commemorates the battle of St. Quentin. It is also mausoleum for Charles V. Due to the symmetry and balance of its construction, according to the humanist Renaissance style, for years it had been considered for years the eighth wonder of the world. Explore Habsburg Palace, the Kings and Princes Mausoleum, the Chapter House, and the Basilica. Next, 9 kilometers away from El Escorial, discover an enormous monument built between 1940 and 1959 to honor the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. The basilica is carved into the mountain at 1,350 meters where an impressive 150 meters high cross places itself over the magnificent landscape of Madrid’s mountain range. Discover the City of the Three Cultures, 70 kilometers from Madrid. Toledo is a beautiful city-museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site...
The tour was in Spanish and English. First part of the day Escorial, one hour break and Tolido in the afternoon. I didn't like the shopping stop (isolated store with very expencive items) at the end of the day for about 1 hour, which was not mentioned anywhere.
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We were in Toledo on August 14th, apart from the heat everything went beautifully. The meeting point was easy to find. As soon as we arrived in Toledo the guide (Jesus) immediately told us about the city and then arrived at a panoramic point (5 minutes for photos). We then entered the city center. Jesus accompanied us explaining the history of the places of Toledo (about 1 hour and a half). Too bad for the free time (too little to be able to see everything). Overall, however, we were very satisfied. Driving was the highlight. Do not miss the synagogue and the monastery with the bracelet
My experience was fantastic, Maite was the best guide, she spoke to us in English and Spanish, she took great care of us. The group arrived and divided, there we met with another guide, it was very brief, short-sighted and let us do what we wanted. Then I met up with Maite, she was fanatastic, she was in charge of taking us to the bathroom and locating people who could not move well by taxi, to the bus, the comfortable bus, Gabriel the driver was very kind to everyone. I will return to Toledo.
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!
Tamar was a wonderful guide for our tour of these three beautiful cities and our driver Suso was superb. If all the guides and drivers are this good, this is a must do tour for anyone looking to explore the countrysides surrounding Madrid.
All in all excellent guide, places to visit for lunch instead of bad