Tour code: 3688AVETOL
Discover the rich cultural tapestry of Toledo on an informative and independent day-trip from Madrid. Travel by high-speed train to the sparkling city then set out to explore the sights on both a city coach tour and a hop-on hop-off bus. Enjoy free entry to four alluring attractions such as the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé and dine upon a delectable 3-course meal at one of the city’s most established eateries. Time is no constraint during your independent exploration as you can travel back to Madrid at a time suited to your schedule.


  • Independent day trip to Toledo from Madrid with Toledo Card
  • Travel from Madrid to Toledo by high-speed train
  • Use the Toledo card to enter four top city attractions including the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo
  • Learn about Toledo on a coach tour with an onboard guide and on a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Enjoy a 3-course meal in one of two Toledo restaurants: La Abadia or Adolfo ó Gambrinus

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Traveling by train between the cities is really fast, so you get more time to spend sightseeing. I’d recommend looking at Toledo’s monuments on the hop-on hop-off tour, and then visiting the most interesting ones with your Toledo card. Don’t miss the Cathedral of Toledo – it’s my favorite!

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What You Can Expect

Independent Toledo Day Trip: Toledo Card and High-Speed Train Transport from Madrid

Travel on a high speed train and spend one day in the magic city of Toledo

Climb aboard your high-speed train at Madrid Atocha Station and embark upon your journey to the ancient and attractive city of Toledo. Enjoy the scenery during the short 30-minute journey then disembark and begin your independent exploration.

Use your Toledo sightseeing pass to gain free entry to the Church of Santo Tomé, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo with your priority access pass.

Gain fascinating insight into the stories that shroud the city’s most significant sites on your comprehensive city tour; climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and visit landmarks such as the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, home to a collection of artistic masterpieces that spans from the 13th-century to present day.

Take advantage of your hop-on, hop-off sightseeing ticket to travel between legendary landmarks like Puente de San martin and Plaza de Zocodover. Take photos at specific stops in order to ascend the Mirador El Valle (a vertiginous viewpoint of the Tagus River) and to explore the colorful Los Cigarrales neighborhood.

Conclude your delightful day with a delectable 3-course meal in La Abadia or Adolfo ó Gambrinus restaurants; select Spanish specialties from a set menu then return to Madrid at a time convenient to you.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Guide was EXCELLENT, learned and good deal and interesting to listen to.

lochin s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

this was worth the time and money. loved it all. she had a great pace. very knowledgable. wish I could recall her name.

Shelley Ann G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Everything and everyone involved was exceptional. The staff at both train stations and the guide were excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An amazing hilltop city that is easily walkable. Finding the small office in Madrid station was easy enough by just asking, it was just past the information room as you walk through the glass doors, immediately on the left. The train tickets issues your seats and its a short trip there. You will want to take photos of the view from the train. After leaving the train there is another easy to find desk right there on the platform which will provide you with tickets for your guided tour. Jump on the bus and look at the view as you circle the city from below. The guide brings you to the top via many escalators better than walking. The tour was comprehensive and not too long, giving plenty of time to explore on your own and enjoy a nice lunch. I'm so glad we saw Toledo as it's another historic city combining Spanish, Arab and Jewish cultures.

Catherine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

What a delightful day. Our only regret was that we did not spend more time in this beautiful city. Our tour Alexandria was very patient with a group that had some mobility issues. She also had to explain everything once in Spanish and once in English for my husband and I. She was extremely knowledgeable and answered all our extra questions. Don't miss this tour and be sure to spend as much time as your possibly can here.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is the Best Tour in Spain!!! The organization, planning and efficiency was amazing. It was really nice to have time to discover this beautiful city most do. I will definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Toledo

Lauren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Beautiful city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable. This was a highlight of our trip to Spain.

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

great trip. a must do.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour is very well formatted and the timing of the day was just perfect. The train trip went very smoothly and it was great to be met with a team of people who got us to the appropriate bus. The ride up into the hills surrounding the city afforded us some breath-taking views of the city and was a highlight of the day for me. Our guide was terrific and the amount of time he spent introducing us to the city on our walk through the main square and adjoining streets and then enriching us with its history during our tour of the cathedral was just perfect to allow us to really enjoy the city after he left us on our own. I would highly recommend this tour to those who are visiting Toledo for the first time and to those who have been there several times before!

Kevin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The tour was fabulous especially our absolutely FABULOUS guide that met us in Toledo and took us through the Cathedral, she was so lovely, knowledgable and sooo patient having to give the tour in both english and Spanish, my only regret is not getting her name so I could specifically thank her again for an incredible tour of the Cathedral and giving us so many great tips. What a joy! Viator is lucky to have her!!

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