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.