Toledo Full-Day Heritage Tour from Madrid
Explore the historic city of Toledo on an 8-hour sightseeing tour from Madrid. Known for its artistic beauty and happy coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures through the ages, see all the main sites along charming narrow streets.
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- Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe
- Discover the former capital of Spain and the happy coexistence of its Jewish, Catholic and Muslim inhabitants
- See El Greco's The Burial of Count Orgaz in St. Tome Church
- Admire a fine example of Spanish Elizabethan Gothic at the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes
- Get panoramic views of Castille La Mancha from the Alcazar
- Enjoy a typical lunch of Spanish tapas and roasted lamb (optional)
DescriptionDiscover one of the oldest cities of Europe on an 8-hour sightseeing tour of Toledo and see magnificent examples of Arab, Jewish and Catholic architecture from different epochs. The former capital of Spain, highlights of your tour include the Alcazar, looming over the city on its highest hill. One of the few buildings outside the city walls, the fortress provides a detailed history, from its time as a Roman palace to its role as a military academy during the Spanish Civil War. Once inside the city walls, admire the Cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary in her ascension to the heavens. Construction started in 1227 under order of the Archbishop Don Rodrigo Jumenéz. St. Tome Church is the most visited parish church in Toledo, thanks to its materpiece painting by El Greco, 'The Burial of Count Orgaz.' Formerly a mosque, the church was completely rebuilt in the 14th century. Go to the 13th-century Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, boasting all the characteristics of Mudejar architecture. See the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, the most important building erected by the Catholic monarchs, and a stunning example of Spanish Elizabethan Gothic. You can learn more about Toledo at the overlooking a dramatic gorge of the River Tajo. Finally, admire the Damascene steel handicrafts, for which Toledo is famous.
IncludesTransportation by Gran Comfort motorcoach Spanish and English-speaking guide Museum entrance fees Food and drinks as specified
- Vegetarian lunch available on request Comfortable shoes are recommended for this tour
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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