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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.
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.
Every detail about this trip fit our needs perfectly. We enjoyed more in a day than we could possibly have done in a day completely on our own. The Toledo guide was excellent. Headsets for us would have been helpful inside the Cathedral because of the crowds. She did a good job in Spanish for the majority of our group and then pulled the small group of English speakers in close for our turn.
This was a great tour. Very thorough and the guides were very information and friendly. Also really enjoyed the High-Speed Train. Toledo is a beautiful city and well worth taking a day trip from Madrid.
A great tour that was easy for two tired travelers. An efficient and fulfilling way to see Toledo-especially the cathedral. And our guide did a great job.
The tour itself was wonderful. The train was clean and fast. The bus tour outside the wall was educational and interesting. Our guide spoke good English and was very knowledgeable about the city and cathedral. I definitely recommend the tour.
However, our problem was exchanging the voucher for the tickets in the train terminal. Please include a map and detailed instructions about the location. Just the one line," it is just left of the money exchange office" would have saved us forty minutes and almost panic. As speak English not Spanish, we had to go to three different offices and follow instructions before finding the locating the correct one.
The combination of Toledo card and train is great for a day trip. The train is convenient and the tour bus picks you up at the train station in Toledo. The guide meets you in the city center and you walk to the Cathedral for a guided tour. The guide gave excellent advice and directions on how the city center sites and also on how to return to the train station at the end of the day. The tour guide was also fantastic on the actual tour of the Cathedral; knowledgable, well-spoken and moving a brisk pace amongst the throngs of people inside. I did not do the optional Tapas lunch - there are many, many good restaurants from which to choose in Toledo. Also note the Toledo card provides entryo 3 sites in Toledo - others you wil have to pay. Overall recommend this for a day trip.
All in All the tour was very good. We were a bit disappointed to hear that the English tour was a bilingual tour. The guide worked very hard, but spoke so fast that it was difficult to catch on when he stopped speaking Spanish and started to speak English. We had another bilingual tour when the guide finished in Spanish and would tell those tourists to stay close but explore, while he spoke to the English tourists. It was a much preferable approach.
At the end, the guide gave several options to return to the train station. We attempted the walk and could not follow his directions, which were confusing. We had to walk back up the hill and take a taxi. Perhaps he can hand out a map for those who want to walk back to the station.
The tour counter at Atocha railway station was hard to find. We also could not locate the guide in Toledo so went on our own. The open-top bus tour was good, though.
Very interesting place bust a little too touristy for us. Felt a little like Venice on a hill. Our tour guide focused a little too much on the cathedral/church and it went on too for long.
The trip itself was terrific. The one issue we ran into, and it was a big problem, was this. We arrived 45 min. early at the train station to exchange our voucher for our train tickets, Toledo passes, etc. The office opened 20 min. late and we were told the representative had something else he had to do so he was late. The representative then could not find our paperwork. Luckily I had my confirmation info. and voucher with me. He asked when I had made the reservation (2 weeks prior) because he didn't have info. on our reservation. By this time, our scheduled train was due to leave in 20 min. and there is a long line forming behind us us. The representative then lectured us for not checking in a few days prior to ensure he had our paperwork (I told him we had just arrived in Madrid the night before.). He then made a phone call, and apparently found our info. on-line. He had missed it. He hurriedly put a package together for us and off we went, with one more lecture on how we should have checked in a few days early to prevent the problem we had. Somehow the representative missed the fact that we had just arrived the night before. And, I didn't see anything in the reservation that indicated we needed to check in days prior to our tour. As I said, earlier, the trip was great once we got going but the interaction with the representative at the Madrid train station left a lot to be desired.