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.