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Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

Toledo: Full-Day Guided Bus Tour from Madrid

From US$ 80.59 per person

Travel from Madrid on a full-day trip to the imperial city of Toledo, one of Europe’s oldest cities and home to famous works by El Greco. Tour the Gothic cathedral, and see the Church of Santo Tome, the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the imperial city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe
  • See the works of El Greco, including his masterpiece "El Entierro del senor de Orgaz"
  • Tour the interior of the Gothic Cathedral
  • See Santa Maria la Blanca, the oldest synagogue building in Europe that's still standing
  • Visit the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Full description

Check in at the office in central Madrid before 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, a 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 and became a Church only 211 years after it opened its doors.

Today, it is a fantastic museum of the Mudejar (Arabic) style that you will visit. Admire the world-famous painting by el Greco – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz – at the Church of St. Tomé. 

If you decide to include the option, relish on a wonderful tapas menu for lunch at around 1:00 PM. Those of you who did not add the option to your bookings will have 1 hour of free time for lunch. After that, meet your guide again for a visit to the Cathedral of Toledo.

Considered one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. Admire the stained glass windows decorating the naves and discover the history of this great monument.

See more than ten paintings by el Greco and wander around the location listening to your guide. Heading back to Madrid, stop for an artisan demonstration of the famous damascened technique.

Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Individual radioguided system
  • Expert guide
  • Admission to the Cathedral
  • Admission to Santa Maria la Blanca, the oldest synagogue building in Europe
  • Admission to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes in Toledo
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
  • Tapas lunch menu (optional)
  • Food or drink, unless option selected
  • Additional services
  • Drop-off to your accommodation
Covid-19 precautions

You 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Julia Travel next to Plaza de Ramales, Calle de San Nicolás, 15, 28013 Madrid, España

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination
  • The Cathedral of Toledo and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions
  • The operator reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 72 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Good tour - Toledo’s history is fascinating. The day felt very long and in retrospect the 1/2 day tour would have worked. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. He had to say everything in Spanish and English; I believe that a Spanish-only tour and an English-only tour would be preferable. We stayed at the monuments longer because of the need to cover both languages. The included lunch was very good - more than we could eat.

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October 9, 2022

Really good experience, the guide was really good but need 2 guide for 30 peoples and more The problem was specially all the street are small and when your are at the end the microphone doesn’t work. The other thing is bizarre is for the lunch. If you did bot take the option, you cannot be with the group. We have to find something with no clue where we are and where is the restaurant. We lost 25 minutes waiting at the end for someone

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September 9, 2022

Toledo was worth visiting- full of interesting history and very beautiful. The lady guide explained clearly in both Spanish and English. We all enjoyed the day. We were disappointed at the end when we had to wait at least one hour standing for the bus to come pick us up. The guide should have at least, let us know what was going and how long we had to wait. The sun was very strong, but luckily there were some small shades, but nevertheless we were so tired from walking up hill down hill all day.

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May 18, 2022

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