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  • Location:Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:Varies
Travel from Madrid to Toledo by high-speed train, and then spend a day exploring independently with a Toledo Card. The must-have sightseeing pass includes a city tour, hop-on hop-off tour and entry to four top city attractions including the Church of Santo Tomé and the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo. A 3-course meal at one of two city restaurants is included, and you can travel back to Madrid at a time to suit 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 with audio commentary
  • 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

Exchange your voucher at Madrid Atocha Station, and then board your high-speed train. After a journey of just half an hour, arrive at the ancient city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and spend your day exploring at leisure.

Once the formal capital of Spain, Toledo is now considered as the country’s spiritual capital with countless religious monuments and landmarks. Use your Toledo Card to sightsee independently, enjoying a range of benefits as detailed below.

Free entry:
  • Church of Santo Tomé
  • Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo (pass includes skip-the-line access)
  • Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue
  • San Juan de los Reyes Monastery
City tour:
See top city sights such as Cambrón Gate and Puerta del Sol on a city tour by coach and learn about the city’s history from an onboard guide. The 1.5-hour tour includes a visit to Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo and its museums – home to a collection of artistic masterpieces that date back nearly 700 years. Learn about the church’s incredible 13th-century history while exploring, and hear how the church is often said to be the epitome of Spanish Gothic architecture.

Hop-on hop-off tour:

Use a hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket to sightsee the city from an open-top bus. Enjoy audio commentary while traveling around town:
  • Estación Ave (Toledo AVE Station)
  • Mirador El Valle (viewpoint over the Tagus River)
  • AC Hotel Ciudad de Toledo (Los Cigarrales neighborhood)
  • Puente de San Martín (medieval bridge)
  • Plaza de Zocodover
Enjoy a 3-course meal from a set menu in La Abadia or Adolfo ó Gambrinus restaurants.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My first trip with high-speed train, it was so nice. Toledo is a wonderful town. You have to see all monuments and church and el Greco pictures

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I loved this tour!!

Matthew N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The fast train was brilliant start as was the rest of the day. The panoramic photo stop was excellent as was the cathedral tour. If you were going to improve something, then directions to find the tour office in Madrid station could do with a map as could the restaurants for lunch. Overall would recommend to anyone as very well priced with great service

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent! No issues.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect day trip out of Madrid with a great balance between guided tours and plenty of time to explore on our own. The double decker bus was a beautiful intro to the city, and the guided walking tour was informative and fun with a great guide! Lunch was great and the buildings were stunning!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent choice for us. The Toledo pass provides all it says as advertised and allows ample time to get exhausted wandering the city. Only problem is that the kiosk at Atocha Station is closed after the last tour leaves and you can't grab your tickets late in the afternoon for the next day. Minor issue. Admission to four of the most noteworthy sites plus a View Of Toledo. Good guide for the brief intro to the City.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

very good day trip from Madrid

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was a super great way to see Toledo. Easy to find the tour office in the train station. Everything was provided. The train ride was quick and smooth. The hop on hop off bus and the tour guide were amazing. Overall a great value and we felt super safe and confident.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very nice trip. Toledo is a beautiful town and has plenty to see, a lot more than i had initially thought. The train ride was quick and smooth, we were in Toledo in less than half an hour. The city card is very useful as not only does it include tickets to the main attractions, it allows you to jump the queues! I recommend getting the lunch option - you have 3 different restaurants to choose from. We went to the one closest to the main square and it was very good. Overall the trip is very good value for money.
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