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Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

1. 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.

From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Activities

2. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Activities

Stroll through the medieval streets of Toledo on a guided walking tour. Spend some free time roaming the streets. Add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments or choose the option with a ziplining adventure.  Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday and embark on the journey to the historic city of Toledo. Take in panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC.  Be welcomed by your guide then set out on a guided walk through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your guide. Explore the city at your own pace after the walking tour and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Enhance your trip with the option for a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, which provides unparalleled views of the city.  Select the option of a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above-mentioned religious sites. Return to your meeting point in Madrid by bus at the end of your tour. 

Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

3. Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

Your walking tour starts at Plaza de Zocodover (the main square), or alternatively your guide can pick you up from the train or bus station, or your accommodation in Toledo. Throughout this 3-hour tour, you will walk through the Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters of Toledo. You will visit the Alcázar, the synagogues, the mosque, and the 13th century cathedral, throughout this eclectic trip covering many aspects of this diverse city. Your guide will have years of experience up their sleeve, and will be on hand to answer any questions which might arise throughout your tour. You will also become familiar with the fantastic works of El Greco, visiting his masterpiece "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz" (at the Church of Santo Tomé). You will also experience exclusive underground sites and archaeological remains, such as 13th-century wells, Roman thermal baths, and many more magical places.

From Madrid: Toledo Guided Tour with Cathedral Visit

4. 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. Depending on the option you choose, enjoy access to Santo Tome's Church, Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, Cristo de La Luz Mosque, The Synagogue of Santa María, Jesuitas Church, Doncellas Nobles College, and El Salvador Church, with a skip-the-line bracelet.

From Madrid: El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Day Trip

5. From Madrid: El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Day Trip

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.

Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

6. Toledo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & Walking Tour

Get to know Toledo at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (download instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an adventure to 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. As you explore, stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Gain a new perspective of Toledo as you learn local history and facts. See the best of the city at your own personal pace while enjoying the freedom to start or stop whenever you want. Grab a bit to eat, stop to snap some photos, or simply sit to take a break —explore your way. Start your tour at the much-photographed Zocodover Square! Visit the magnificent Holy Church Cathedral, while the Ayuntamiento de Toledo will give you a taste of life in the city center. Take a photo at the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the second largest church in the city. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Church of Santo Tome. Visit the El Greco Museum, dedicated to the great Greek painter who associated his name with the city of Toledo. You will also pass by the oldest synagogue in Europe, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Admire the iconic Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes, it will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the mesmerizing Mezquita del Cristo de la Lu with its vast history.

Toledo: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. Toledo: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour at the much-photographed Zocodover Square! Visit the magnificent Holy Church Cathedral, while the Ayuntamiento de Toledo will give you a taste of life in the city center. Take a photo at the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the second largest church in the city. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Church of Santo Tome. Visit the El Greco Museum, dedicated to the great Greek painter who associated his name with the city of Toledo. You will also pass by the oldest synagogue in Europe, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Admire the iconic Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes, it will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the mesmerizing Mezquita del Cristo de la Lu with its vast history.

Toledo: Escape Game and Tour

8. Toledo: Escape Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in Toledo. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour at the much-photographed Zocodover Square! Visit the magnificent Holy Church Cathedral, while the Ayuntamiento de Toledo will give you a taste of life in the city center. Take a photo at the Iglesia de los Jesuitas, the second largest church in the city. Let yourself be lost in the beauty of the central Church of Santo Tome. Visit the El Greco Museum, dedicated to the great Greek painter who associated his name with the city of Toledo. You will also pass by the oldest synagogue in Europe, the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Admire the iconic Monasterio San Juan de los Reyes, it will enchant you and your camera! The icing on the cake of this unique experience will be the mesmerizing Mezquita del Cristo de la Lu with its vast history.

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What people are saying about Church of Santo Tomé

Family of three here. We really enjoyed the tour and love the fact that we have extra time to explore the old town by ourselves after the walking tour. Jesus our tour guide was fantastic. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring lots of water

Original style of guide and very popular with teenagers, a small problem for the geolocation of places which is sometimes difficult

Fun activity to do as a family and that helps you get to know Toledo and its legends. Highly recommended.

The tour is a little exhausting because I took three destinations in one day, but it is worth it

Susana was wonderful! We had a great time touring the cathedral. :)