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Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

From US$ 36.44 per person

Explore the majestic medieval architecture and winding streets of Toledo on a 5-hour tour from Madrid. Learn about the harmonious co-existence of Moors, Christians, and Jews at sites such as the Church of Santo Tome and Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the co-existence of Moors, Jews, and Christians in Toledo
  • Admire the impressive façade of the Primate Cathedral
  • Take in panoramic views from the outside of the city
  • Visit a Damasquino factory to learn about the precious jewels of the Moors
  • Wander the winding streets of the old Jewish Quarter
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Panoramic views of the city
  • Walking tour through the old town
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Tips
  • Admission to monuments
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the Bus Terminal on Calle Ferraz, 3, Madrid (Bus Line 74). The nearest Metro stations are Plaza España (Lines 3 and 10) and Ventura Rodriguez (Line 3)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    3.8/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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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.

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January 2, 2020

Was worth it!

Online registration with confirmation and voucher worked perfectly. At the meeting point, no bus with number 74 could be found 20 minutes before departure, as announced. No other sign or sign on the blocked actual bus. So wandered around soaked in sweat ... Then back again and asked all the buses. Ultimately found The tour guide did an excellent job. Toledo and the timing were perfect. The half-day tour was just right for us.

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January 7, 2019

Beautiful place, go in the morning.

Although the midday tour is enough to have a general overview of the city and see its main points of interest, there is not enough time to enter the cathedral or time to shop. Maria the guide who accompanied us was very kind, she did an excellent job, with recommendations and others. When they arrive they go to the red buses.

November 6, 2018

Product ID: 44260