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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.
Toledo is well worth seeing. Pick up your tickets the day ahead to the left of the money exchange, This tip from a previous review saved us a lot of time. When you get off the train the bus you want is pink. Need a sign. Cathedral and tour excellent. Free time nice. Great day.
Very enjoyable with adequate time to see and do everything we wanted.
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 tricky part was finding where to go in Atocha station. finding someone who could help direct us in the midst of the busy station was frustrating. Then when we arrived in Toledo the directions were done so fast I did not understand everything - we found our way but one should not leave the desk and be unsure of what u are doing. We were done to leave a good hour and a half before our scheduled train but I am glad we saw the city. The cathedral is special plus the other museums were very interesting.
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.
Good. Toledo could be seen in a day, if time available. Should select the early train and the later train in the day, so you can enjoy relax Toledo. When arrive to Toledo, quickly try to find the person that provide you the tickets, so you can take the transportation to the city center. The person is not properly identified, and could take you some time and miss the tranportation. This could be improved if they explain and identify clearly the place to meet.
The guide was talking very quickly first in Spanish and then in English. Too fast! No interuption between the language. But he was good. Had been better with only English!
The food at the restaurant that was included was not there.
Tain excellent, panorama bus very good And good to have free time of your own.
The description of this tour is a bit misleading. Yes, we exchanged our vouchers at an office at the train station (a bit hard to find, so get there early!). The train was nice and it was a quick trip. We then had to get on a tour bus and meet a guide. The tour bus showed some great views of the city and then went up into the city center where we got off and the tour guide led us to the cathedral. He then guided us through the cathedral which was interesting but it was in both English and Spanish so it could be a little hard to follow. After that, we were free to see the city on our own. There was no three course lunch, though and we were ready to go back about an hour before our train was scheduled to leave. I think this could be done better on one's own.
First problem was the time of departure on the train from Toldedo back to Madrid was sold out- I had made these reservations 5 months ago and was surprised to hear we could not take the desired train back but had to go earlier or later- apparently he enters your request 24 hours prior to your arrival and his computer was down! Our guide was 15 minutes late and the catherdral did not open until 2pm which did not allow us much time to see the sites- the 3 additonal sites included in the tour were not that interesting- I would imagine on Sundays the catherdral alway
The location for pickup of tickets was incorrect. When we finally found the right train station and picked up the tickets,we missed our train by a minute. Luckily the train company was able to put us on the next train. We requested to be with our friends and were not. Trip was cut short and rushed.