Delve into the mixed cultural tapestry of Toledo, a treasure trove of El Greco artworks and ancient fortifications, on an enriching full-day tour from Madrid. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, navigate the cobbled labyrinth of winding streets and explore the medieval architecture and cultural charm of the medieval city. Admire artistic masterpieces by El Greco throughout the tour and choose to discover the rich history of Toledo on a morning, afternoon or full-day excursion.  

Highlights

  • 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

Depart from Madrid in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan and relax during the scenic drive to Toledo, a cultural melting pot renowned for its harmonious combination of three cultures. Commence your guided tour in the atmospheric lanes of the old quarter; note the Arabic, Renaissance and Gothic architecture as you navigate the ancient labyrinth and learn about Toledo’s intriguing history. 

Gaze at the medieval castle, with its towering turrets reminiscent of fairytales, and admire the ancient majesty of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Europe. Then, feast your eyes on some of El Greco’s most influential artworks in the Church of St Tome; gaze at the meticulous brushstrokes in The Burial of the Count of Orgaz and then head to the Monastery of Saint John of the Kings for an enriching tour. 

Stroll amid the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms in the religious structure and then head to the house of local sculptor Victorio Macho to see the eponymous museum dedicated to his impressive sculptures. 

Choose the full-day tour to enhance your experience of Toledo; see the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cathedral of Toledo, a 13th-centruy structure declared Spain’s finest example of Gothic architecture, and take a guided tour of the interior. Enjoy a panoramic tour of all of the city’s significant sights and opt to enjoy a traditional or indulgent lunch of Spanish specialties. 

Please see the Itinerary section for a sample menu. 

Itinerary

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

Keith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This trip was perfect. It enabled us to have a half day on our own in Lisbon in the morning, and then a guided tour to Toledo in the afternoon. The amount of time spent there was just right. It is an amazing city. Take this tour!!

Miriam W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Full-Day Tour! Very nice guide and great city

Laura B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Did the full-day and would highly recommend. Lots to see. Also recommend spending a little more money for the traditional lunch. It was wonderful as was the entire day.

Terry C Thailand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great place to visit, scenic and lots of photo opportunities. The guide was well informed and had some nice stories to tell, sadly we only chose the half day tour, this is not long enough, the guide actually said that you needed 2 days to explore Toleda. At the end of the tour when we crossed the bridge to get the bus back to Madrid we were very sad not to have spent more time, we shall be back for sure next year

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Outstanding tour, great visit and highly recommend. It was easy, informative and the right amount of sites for a full day. We went off on our own for a fab lunch and met up with the bus for the rest of the trip. Our guide was outstanding, she spoke perfect English and since I also speak Spanish, her translations were great -- nothing was lost or missing from the English version of what she said. Highly recommend!!! Perfecto

Khalid M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An interesting and enjoyable trip, we really enjoyed the city and to discover its history and how it has changed. It is an excellent taster for a longer visit in the future. We loved the sites we visited and will return again.

Deborah D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a lot of fun!

Abigail G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour was amazing!

Steely Bahrain

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great Trip, well organized, and the guide was very clear and smooth.

Mommyof3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide was very informative. However Viator needs to indicate on the website that this tour requires a lot of uphill and downhill that my 79-year old mother definitely wouldn't and #39;t have been able to do.

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