- Madrid Combo tour of Toledo and Aranjuez
- Admire El Greco's The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in Toledo
- Walk through Toledo's medieval cobbled streets
- Visit the beautiful Palacio Real in Aranjuez
- Discover the beauty of the palace gardens
- Free drinks at the Gran Casino de Aranjuez
What You Can Expect
Next, take to the cobbled streets of the city to see an architectural amalgamation of Gothic, Renaissance, Arabic and Mudejar styles. Visit the colossal Cathedral of Toledo to hear of its 13th-century origin; gaze at the towering turrets of the medieval castle; and delve into the city’s Jewish heritage at the Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue.
Enjoy some leisurely free time before reconvening with your group and guide for the next part of the tour.
Afternoon Tour: Aranjuez In the afternoon, continue your cultural exploration in the royal city of Aranjuez, located between the Tagus and Jarmara rivers. Stroll straight to the Palacio Real (Royal Palace), a majestic residence declared the centerpiece of Aranjuez’s UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape. Listen to tales of former royal residents and marvel at the distinct decorative styles as you venture inside the Throne Room of Elizabeth II and the Prince’s Gardens.
Relax amid the exotic flowers and water features of the gardens and then go to the Gran Casino to enjoy a complimentary welcome drink amid the opulence of the interior. Try your hand at a gambling table if you wish and then return to the vehicle for the journey back to Madrid.
Excellent tours with great guides. These are really two half-day tours to sites in different directions from Madrid. So, first tour ends in Madrid with a quick hour (or less) for lunch and then the next tour leaves. This makes for a VERY strenuous and long day. Even though there is an escalator most of the way from the drop off point to upper Old Town Toledo, there is still a lot of hill left as well as stairs within the buildings visited. In addition, the Aranjuez Palace is multi-story. Even though I sat out and enjoyed a bench in the palace gardens after interior tour, I still had a wonderful time and would recommend the tour (but maybe split into two days).
A wonderful experience, our guide was very knowledgeable, kind, and to the point. Both places are very pretty. In my opinion Aranjuez was more impressive than el Palacio Real in Madrid.
Our tour guides were both excellent. Although strict with time, they were so very knowledgeable and well-spoken. Both their Spanish and English were impeccable. Their passion was infectious and made the many sights we saw come to life. After the previous day's nightmare, I was relieved to have both excellent experiences. There were four of us in the group and we all noted how wonderful both tours were that day. We owe that to our guides.
The guide we had, Ana, was extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. It was worth the price we paid. The bus we rode in was very comfortable. I will use Viator again on my next trip.
Very good excursions for just one day. The guide was very good (but I don't know her name).
It's been a good choice!
Good tour in a comfortable bus. Some walking but not strenuous. Guides were informative and easy to understand in English and Spanish. The half day Toledo felt a bit rushed. I would recommend a full day. It is interesting and worth going even if only for a half day.
Abbey G Australia
The guides were both every informative and friendly. They showed us a lot of the interesting sites and told us the important information. It would be better if it was a combined tour, as the trip back to Madrid was a bit unnecessary. I also wouldn't recommend the Aranjuez tour, only because the site itself is unorganised and inaccurate in terms of their flow of rooms, time periods and representation of rooms.
The tour to Toledo was nice but a little too hard for my 87 years and my heart condition and I was not in shape to make the Aranjuez one the same day, so I asked Julia Travel to give me anothar date and they said it was not possible but they could cancel the Aranjuez part and Viator would reimbourse me, so I surrender my tickets to them. Ever since I have been asking you for such reimboursement on my credit card to no avail. So I trust this time you will acknowledge and comply.Thanks
The tour to Aranjuez is great, both the programm and the guid are very good. But tour to Toledo can be better, there are significant places in Toledo which do not included in the tour.