Discover the medieval majesty of Toledo, once home to the revered artist El Greco, on a full-day tour from Madrid. Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of the city and discover the influence that Christian, Muslim and Jewish religions have had on the architecture. Enjoy a day of stunning sights like the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo and the Sinagoga de Santa Maria La Blanca. At lunchtime, opt to explore the city independently or enjoy a delicious Spanish lunch prepared in a recommended restaurant, and then venture to a local winery to pleasure your palate with various samples.
Day trip to Toledo from Madrid
See Toledo’s most important historical and cultural landmarks with your guide
Highlights include Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé and Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca
Learn about the famous painter El Greco and discover Toledo's blend of Christian, Muslim and Jewish influences
Admire some of the most pristine Gothic architecture in all of Spain
Wine taste at a local winery and visit a local mosque
Greet your knowledgeable guide at a central Madrid location and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan for the scenic 1-hour journey to Toledo. Get acquainted with the history of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site as your guide offers insight into one of the oldest cities in Europe. On arrival, disembark to admire the Gothic grandeur of Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary, a colossal 13th-century structure that exudes architectural grace. Next, visit the 12th-century Church of Santo Tomé and appreciate one of El Greco’s most famous paintings within; hear of the inspiration behind The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, and then continue to Sinagoga de Santa Maria. Observe the interesting arches that comprise the Jewish place of worship, and then venture to the beautiful Mosque of El Cristo to see yet another architectural style; hear of the city’s Muslim history on a guided tour and relish the decorative beauty inside of the building. Depending on which option you selected, spend some leisurely free time exploring Toledo independently or make your way to an esteemed eatery for a traditional Spanish lunch. See the Itinerary section for a sample menu. Reconvene with your guide and group at a pre-arranged departure point and head to a local wine cellar to taste some of the region’s finest wine. Savor the robust flavor of three wines and then return to your vehicle for the short journey back to Madrid.
Reviews by Viator travelers
, Jun 2019
A must see for Toledo . Our tour guide was excellent and well versed in where we went , however it was difficult to hear him in the bus. The wine trip was well worth going to . A great day and so glad we went
The trip was very pleasant, travelling through beautiful countryside. The time in Toledo seemed a bit short, and we wished we had stayed in the town instead of going on the bus to the pre-arranged lunch. The food was not great and we would have enjoyed some free time in the town much more. The winery was a long way from anywhere, and the time there was too long. The stop at the factory was interesting.
Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Wine Tasting
, Oct 2018
Tour was organized well and provided a comprehensive experience of the magnificent city of Toledo.Beatrice, our tour guide, was both knowledgeable and pleasant to be with on our all day excursion. Mateo, our tour driver, kept us safe and punctual on a very comfortable small-sized transport. Marie, the winery host, shared interesting insight into the wine making process and of course excellent wine!Lunch on our own in a local bar added authenticity to our memorable experience.
A great day visiting a beautiful old city. So glad we took a guided tour as the meandering streets and alleyways would have been a challenge to maneuver on our own. A couple of hours was just perfect to see the city. The tour included a very nice traditional lunch which was outside of town. The winery was a half hour ride from there. Would probably opt to do something different. I guess I didn’t realize it was far from town and I’ve visited a winery before so the tour was very good but I’ve heard it before. Great guide. Taking the minibus was a good decision too.
This is a really fun day. Enjoyed the tour of Toledo and the wine tasting. The optional lunch is a bit of a disaster. If you don't select the lunch, which i wouldn't recommend, they come back and get you in town. of course, we rushed to meet them and then they were late because group lunches take forever. I think they should just nix the lunch completely and let everyone go on their own or just explore the town more. Also, i didn't appreciate the factor tour where we were supposed to buy things.
great tour. Toledo was amazing, seeing and hearing about the history and the 3 cultures. The winery was fun, and really good wines. Bought some, and just bought some more in the distributor back in the states. well worth the tour.
Toledo is a easy and wonderful day trip from Madrid. We had a very small group only 3! so our tour through the city felt very personable. The coach that drove us was very nice. We especially enjoyed visiting the winery and could have spent more time there. We opted not to have the lunch, but ended up eating the provided lunch and paying for it on our own. The good part of this was that while driving up to the lunch location we stopped for some fabulous, picturesque views of Toledo which we would have missed otherwise. The lunch was only okay and part of us wishes we would have stayed to explore the town more rather than sitting down for a long lunch. Overall a recommended day trip!
Unfortunately we had a guide that was just not into it. I think her name was Carmen
She seamed disinterested and acted like she would have rather been somewhere else.
In fact the we took tips from other tourist who were on different tours and pointed things out to us.
The lunch was good and the restaurant sits on a hill top over looking the town.
The winery was fun the person pouring was a nice guy and he was very generous with the pours.
A lot was covered and although we enjoyed each building we feel that a less time in each one would have been better. The guide seemed disinterested and failed to engage effectively with our group. She often spoke incessantly in a monotone voice before the group were even gathered.