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  • Location:Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:5 or 8 hours

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

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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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent. The stop at the shop was the highlight of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Toledo is a beautiful medieval town with impressive old buildings. Loved the history of 3 different cultures living harmoniously together to make Toledo what it is today. The location is stunning. Don't recommend the lunch. Enjoyed the video show. Not enough time to walk around and see more on own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our experience with Juliá Travel in Spain was excellent. Ana was a great tourguide, very knowledgeable of Toledo. Highly recommend it. Nuestra guia Ana fue excelente y el servicio de Juliá Travel fue genial.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great tour great city!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Toledo is to die for. The guide was estremely well informed and the trip was thorough I fact we did not miss any of the city's best attractions

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

excellent trip, too many people in the group

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour and well worth the price. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept the tour moving on track. The traditional/typical lunch was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was excellent and I'd highly recommend this to my friends. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and amusing. He was funny and friendly and spoke three languages fluently. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This trip was good beyond our expectations! Our tour guide, Enrique was incredible, providing us with knowledge of Tarragona and Sitges in a very understandable way and without boring us with details nobody wants to hear. He also recommended us things to do in our free time, and all his recommendations were fantastic! I would recommend this trip to anyone, and ask for Enrique the writer to be your tour guide!

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.

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