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

Toledo Half-Day or Full-Day Trip from Madrid

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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 November 2015

A must is to visit Toledo while in Spain this ancient city has so much history and is unique. the tour guide was full of information. A great experience for the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is surely a must see, from the sites, to the shopping to the beautiful architect loved every minute spent in Toledo, what a charming little town full of history..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our visit to Toledo was awesome! Jorge was an excellent guide with tremendous knowledge and passion for the history of Toledo. There was quite a bit of walking on this tour, including many hills and steps, but Jorge did a nice job of keeping the group together and making sure everyone was okay. the lunch was also very good, which a delicious menu and beautiful views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very well organized tour with comfortable buses and well versed guides!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The best one day tour you can get from Madrid, Toledo is great most do...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed our full day trip from Madrid to Toledo, Spain. Up early at 6:30AM, Breakfast and headed to the tour operator. Nuria was our tour guide and Carlos our driver. It took 1 hour to get to Toledo. Toledo used to the capital of Spain. Founded in1081. Nuria warned us that she would take no prisoners...and boy, she wasn't kidding! Toledo is a very steep city with lots of steps and cobblestones I'd been warned! and she kept on at a good clip. Be sure to wear running shoes, not sandals!!! We got to see lots: the Cathedral, Church of St. Tome, Synagogue, El Greco paintings, St. Martin's Bridge, a glimpse of the Alcazar fort, and had an upgraded typical Spanish lunch of tapas at Figerales Restaurant, roast lamb, truffle cake with ice cream and wine! Think we still lost weight tho!
Holy Toledo it was 30 degrees! We slept well this night! Good job Nuria and Carlos!

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!!!

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