• Location: Toledo, Spain
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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When visiting Madrid, take advantage of the opportunity to visit the nearby UNESCO World Heritage–listed city of Toledo. On this full-day guided tour, learn about the unique multicultural history of Toledo while visiting its old Jewish quarter, imposing Alcazar fortress, Gothic cathedral and other landmarks. Explore the winding medieval streets on your own during leisure time, and enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch at a top-rated local restaurant.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Toledo from Madrid
  • Learn about the unique cultural history of the UNESCO-listed city
  • See Toledo's cathedral, Alcazar, synagogue and other historic landmarks
  • Enjoy leisure time to explore on your own
  • Includes lunch at an authentic local restaurant
  • Led by a knowledgeable bilingual guide

What You Can Expect

Toledo Full Day Guided Tour with Traditional Lunch from Madrid

View of the afternoon in Toledo

Located a short 1-hour drive from the Spanish capital, Toledo is known for its incredibly rich cultural heritage and makes a fascinating day trip. Meet your driver and guide at a central location in Madrid, and soak up the sights on the journey south. Begin with a stop to admire the exteriors of the 13th-century Gothic cathedral and the historic Alcazar fortress, which stands sentinel over the city from a hilltop.

Learn about the city’s many-layered history incorporating Christian, Arab and Jewish influences, and stroll through the steep and winding streets of the old Jewish quarter. Visit other landmarks like the Santa María la Blanca synagogue — Europe’s oldest surviving synagogue — Santo Tomé's church, and the Gothic monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and take and spectacular panoramic views from the Mirador del Valle viewpoint.

Midday, savor an included lunch of traditional Spanish cuisine at the Dehesa de Majazul restaurant, known for its fresh and authentic regional recipes. With a satisfied stomach, enjoy leisure time in afternoon to explore the atmospheric plazas, streets and gardens of the World Heritage–listed old town. Reconnect with your guide for the return to to drive to Madrid, where the 9-hour tour concludes back at the departure point in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Karen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Such a great trip fantastic tour guide!

Roberto L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Nice tour of old Toledo and lunch ok. Maybe we could visit more museums and monuments, but it was very good the way it was. Nice guide. Thanks.

eugene.w.wu

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I can't remember the name of our tour guide, but I was extremely impressed with the tour. Toledo is an extremely important place in Spanish history. The tour guide explained the city's history quite well and was extremely courteous. I'm very happy with our tour!

Russell T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a great day trip with a good walking tour guide. Included a luncheon with choices of menu items and wine. Learned a lot of the history of Toledo and some of its features.
His tour was good value and a full day.

Risa C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Beautiful city to see. Our guide was informative. It is a must to see!

zeev r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We enjoyed very much. the best way to see Toledo

mikebarb.mccabe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Kahn was one of our favirite tour guides. He was non stop information. No nonsense. Tell the information and move on. Took us to very interesting places. Only a brief look inside theathedral so missed many of the important Goyas.

Sanjay H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We enjoyed this tour a lot. The tour starts early and the bus leaves right on time. The bus is newer, comfortable and seats about 60 people and there is no bathroom on board. Our guide Sara was super nice and extremely knowledgeable. The tour is in Spanish and English and Sara did an excellent job explaining the history and providing relevant context. She is very enthusiastic and passionate about what she does.

Toledo is beautiful and full of history. We fell in love with Toledo. We enjoyed the pace of the tour and appreciated that we had some time on our own to explore as well. Sara covered a lot on the walking tour visiting the different monuments and Jewish quarter. Lunch is at a local restaurant - its like eating home cooked food, nothing fancy but its good. Only slight regret was that we didn't have enough time to go into the cathedral - it opens at 2 pm and there is typically a long line. We had to leave at 2:45 pm.

Make sure you wear comfortable clothes since there is a lot of walking on this tour. If you enjoy sweets, Mazapans in Toledo are pretty amazing. We brought some back to Madrid. Definitely recommend!

Mel USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This us a fascinating town to visit. The ancient winding streets are a delight to walk down. The town is very old and has many historical sites to view and places to visit. The tour was well done and there was plenty of time to stroll the streets or grab a bite to eat. This tour provides lunch which was substantial. We recommend visiting Toledo.

RANDY D Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Good value for cost of tour.

We only had three days in Madrid and selected this tour to get out into the Spanish countryside and learn some of the history of this former Spanish capital. Taking one day out of only three available for an amazing historical city like Madrid is a tough call especially for tourists who have a bias toward a history and numerous attractions of a world class European city like Madrid. We were happy with our decision however.

Toledo attractions were as described in the Viator and were worthwhile visits.The history we learned about the transitions between the Moors, Jews, and Christian governance was new to us and extremely interesting.and thought provoking. Our personal time off was used to wander through the old sections of Toledo which we found charming.

The traditional lunch was great and the menu offered good flexibility included sufficient vegetarian choices for all the folks at the table

Our guide, Paula sp? was competent, personable, very knowledgeable and her English was flawless. We were lucky that a considerable portion of the people who signed up for the tour were unable to make it to the bus in the morning because of some kindof labour disruption in Madrid's public transportation system. Accordingly there were only a few people to share the guide's attention.

We would recommend this tour to others.

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