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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  5 or 8 hours
Travel from Madrid to Toledo, a national monument to Spain's art and history, and discover a treasure trove of El Greco artworks. Experience Toledo’s past on a guided walk along cobblestone alleyways, and explore this World Heritage-listed city’s medieval architecture and fortified city walls. As Toledo is on Madrid’s doorstep, you can easily take a Toledo tour in the morning or afternoon, or explore in-depth on a Toledo day trip.


  • Morning, afternoon or full-day tour of Toledo from Madrid
  • See the World Heritage-listed 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo
  • Admire masterpieces by El Greco, including The Burial of the Count of Orgaz in the church of St Tome
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour through Toledo's atmospheric cobbled backstreets
  • Choose a Toledo half-day tour in the morning or afternoon, or enjoy a full-day trip with a choice of standard or traditional Spanish lunch
  • Visit the Cathedral of Toldeo on the full-day tour only

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What You Can Expect

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

Leaving Madrid, relax on the 43-mile (70-kilometer) drive by luxury coach to Toledo, known as the city of three cultures, where Christians, Jews and Arabs lived together in harmony.

Your guided city tour takes you along the labyrinth of laneways winding through the medieval walled town. Your tour guide will point out the city’s Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance architecture, evidence of the city’s Roman origins, Moorish influences and Baroque grandeur as the former capital of Spain.

View the medieval castle, with its storybook fortified towers, and the stunning Moorish architecture of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, Europe’s oldest synagogue.

Whether you’re an art lover or history buff, you’ll recognize the setting of Toledo from the majestic paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Coming face to face with one of El Greco’s most impressive works, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, in the church of St Tome is a tour highlight. The painting features portraits of 16th-century Toledo’s most important citizens, dressed in late-Renaissance fashions.

Also visit the Monastery of Saint John of the Kings, built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the 15th century. Notice the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms in this classic example of Spanish Gothic Mudejar design. The tour then takes you to the former house and studio of a local sculptor at the Victorio Macho Museum, where you can see examples of the artist’s modern artworks and explore the lovely garden.

If you choose the full-day tour, you will visit the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site and Spain’s finest example of Spanish Gothic architecture. Also enjoy a panoramic tour of Toledo that takes in all the city’s highlights, from the river to the Alcazar fort, and pay an extended visit to the cathedral. Relax with a tourist-standard lunch of vegetable stew, veal and fruit salad, or indulge in a typical Spanish lunch of tapas, roast lamb, truffle cake with ice cream, accompanied by classic Spanish wine.


Tourist lunch menu (standard lunch):
  • Vegetable stew
  • Veal with green beans and french fry potatoes
  • Vanilla ice cream with fruit salad
Typical lunch menu (upgrade):
  • Appetizers and Castilian tapas
  • Roasted lamb with vegetables
  • Truffle cake with ice cream
  • Wine, mineral water and coffee

Customer Reviews

Susan A
South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a very good tour and a great opportunity to see beautiful Toledo with limited time available. We opted for the half day so were not able to visit the Cathedral other than to see it from the outside. The bus trip of an hour was very comfy and the 2h 30 minute walking tour of Toledo was most enjoyable covering the main sights with our good guide, the Old Town with its charming alleys and buildings is so pretty and the highlight was surely seeing El Greco's masterpiece. Sadly we werent offered any free time to wander or shop in town, but rather taken to a typical ''tourist shop out of town for 30 mins which lacked any character or authenticity and that was the only opportunity to buy a souvenir and Marzipan from a very limited range which Toledo is famous for. We would much rather have had 30mins free time in the Old Town. The trip back was very comfy and in all it was a great tour and highly recommended. If time permits the full day tour would be highly desirable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was exceptional and very patient with us. I loved it. It was my second time in Toledo and I learned more this time. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Nuria was a wonderful guide. She told us information and made it sound like she was telling it for the first time-with interest.
Toledo is a location I would highly recommend. I am especially glad we had a guide because of so many winding streets.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour of Toledo was fun and informative. Our guide was great speaking in both English and Spanish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour guide was wonderful and the gift shop at the end was the best part.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had a great trip! Did it with my wife.
Within its limitation of time, cannot see much to be improved about the tour. Pretty much the food, could be better but it was ok.
Our guide was very nice: objective, respectiful. Would do other tours with her and the agency if I had the opportunity.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We did the half day tour, and our tour guide was fenomenal. The transportation good, the information priceless! Highly recommend it if you are pressed for time and want to be able to visit Toledo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Toledo itself is beautiful. The bus was comfortable and the tour guide I think her name was Norita was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The afternoon part of the tour was supposed to include the cathedral. Unfortunately, the cathedral was closed for the feast of Corpus Christi. But the tour guide took us to a 10th century mosque and provided a panoramic tour of Toledo instead. I highly recommend this day trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Must see, great trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Guide Anna did a very good job of taking us through Toledo's sites and history. The full luncheon was good and the restaurant setting was picturesque. Altogether the trip was a very good experience and added to my understanding of Toledo's history and place in Spanish events.

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