Spend the day exploring the UNESCO-listed city of Toledo on this full-day tour from Madrid. Included round-trip transportation means you can skip the hassle of renting a car or driving on unfamiliar roads. Sit back and enjoy the scenic journey, arriving in Toledo refreshed and ready for a comprehensive city tour. Listen to guided commentary on the city's history and the peaceful coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish residents over the centuries.
Luxury-class round-trip transportation in a premium motorcoach for the utmost in comfort
Audio guide available in multiple languages
Guided walking tour to see the city from the ground up
Lunch included midday to keep you fueled up for sightseeing
The Alcázar of Toledo is a stone fortification located in the highest part of Toledo, Spain. Once used as a Roman palace in the 3rd century, it was restored under Charles I (Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor) and his son Philip II of Spain in the 1540s. In 1521, Hernán Cortés was received by Charles I at the Alcázar, following Cortes' conquest of the Aztecs. Most of the alcázar was rebuilt, or restored, between 1939 and 1957 after the Siege of the Alcázar of the Spanish Civil War.
The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo is a Roman Catholic church and it is the seat of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo.
The cathedral of Toledo is one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and is considered, in the opinion of some authorities, to be the magnum opus of the Gothic style in Spain.
The Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, originally known as the Ibn Shushan Synagogue, or commonly the Congregational Synagogue of Toledo, is a museum and former synagogue. Erected in 1180, according to an inscription on a beam, it is disputably considered the oldest synagogue building in Europe still standing. It is now owned and preserved by the Catholic Church.
This monastery was founded by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile to commemorate both the birth of their son, Prince John, and their victory at the Battle of Toro (1476) over the army of Afonso V of Portugal.
Everything about the day trip and tour was wonderful. Staff at Plaza de Espana was very helpful and bus left on time. We can't say enough wonderful things about our guide, Soroilla ( not sure about spelling). Her explanations in English were very clear. She is very intelligent, knowledgeable and helpful... a delightful person
We truly had a marvelous day!
Loved Toledo - a must see if you are in Madrid. While the guides were very knowledgeable, we were put in the wrong group (1/2 day versus full day) and missed the Cathedral part of the tour and had to go back and view on our own. Advise to make sure you are in the right group when you get to Toledo. Also, if you are over 6' the bus ride from Madrid and back can be very uncomfortable - I'm 6'2" and my knees were up against the seat in front of me - no leg room at all.