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  • Location:Madrid, Spain
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Independent Toledo Day Trip: Toledo Card and High-Speed Train Transport from Madrid

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 November 2015

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

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!

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!!

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.

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