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This was a very well organised and operated tour.Our bus left on time, and our guide was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable. There was a lot of walking and doing the full day tour there was a lot to see, but without any free time. Lunch break was a welcome relief to sit and recover before afternoon session. A beautiful city, with the cathedral and alcazar well worth the visit.
I really would give this tour 5 stars. I did the full-day tour of Toledo, which left from Madrid around 9am and returned at 5:30pm. It was completely worth it and I loved most everything about it.
Here is an outline of our day: visited the Tagus River, a small crypt, went to a once-mosque-then-church-now-museum, visited the site where El Greco’s painting “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz” is located, went to an impressive church, the Alcazar, a gold-weaving factory, had lunch, and finally saw the famous Cathedral. It was all exquisite. The Cathedral stands out as the most beautiful thing we saw.
Everyone on the tour was very nice. The guide was EXCELLENT. She said everything in Spanish, English and French... very impressive. She had a wealth of knowledge, set a good pace for the group, and was clear and easy to understand.
I would definitely recommend this tour, and go for the full day! Just be prepared to walk a lot, and bring your camera, water, and some snacks.
Important note: You should know that the first section of the tour is VERY long. You will be starving by lunch time, so BRING SOME FOOD WITH YOU! A snack will suffice. Just know that everyone who did not have snacks was absolutely ravenous by the time lunch rolled around.
Those who did not pay for lunch (myself included) had time to walk around Toledo and eat at the limited selection of restaurants while the group went to a bigger restaurant outside of the city (everyone said it was very good). Since I saw much of Toledo in the first part of the tour, I would have been fine without having this extra time. I think that the extra money for lunch is worth it, but if you are on a budget like myself, packing your own lunch is fine.
I reckon our tour guide must be an academic (eg history professor?) moonlighting as a guide so detailed and in depth was her knowledge of the history of Spain, Toledo and its monuments. She was also able to communicate her passion for her subject matter very effectively: one of the best guides I have encountered and she really made the tour so much more enjoyable for me. I found Toledo fascinating: a really enjoyable tour.
Great and well organized tour to see Toledo in a limited time. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We would recommend this trip to everyone.
An excellent tour with a brilliant multi-lingual guide. Showed us everything of importance and left some ideas for a subsequent visit in our own time. An excellent lunch to finish off the morning followed by a bus trip to avoid the worst heat of the day. No hesitation in recommending the full-day trip.
Nice trip, saw very sites. In fact, too many sites, but that was the fun of the trip. Guide was wonderful. Site was fabulous. Highly recommend this trip.
Excellent tour, good guided tour, gives you some highlights for future visits on your own.
Excellent, only thing is Julia Tour Location is inconvenient, but
otherwise the Tour Superb! Aloha
We took the full day trip to Toledo, The guide was great and made our trip fun and enjoyable.
This was a great day trip. Everything was smooth and made easy, so that we could concentrate on seeing and enjoying Toledo. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and Toledo was just fascinating. We seemed to spend just the right amount of time at each one of our stops, and we covered a lot of ground in less than a day. The "tipica" lunch was a total delight too - going just outside the city to such a lovely place.
Very thorough tour for those with one day to dedicate to Toledo. Guide was excellent. Me and my wife were the only English travelers on the tour and the guide never even hinted that it bothered her. Instead she translated everything to English just for us and provided great a personality as well.