Toledo
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  • From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour

    1. From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour

    Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Toledo and Segovia. Choose between a small-group or private tour, equipped with a personal headset to enhance the guided experience.  Your journey into Toledo begins with a breathtaking view of the city at the Mirador del Valle, a perfect opportunity to snap a stunning panoramic photo. As you enter the old district of Toledo, a walking tour will guide you through the historical Jewish quarter. Next, be treated to a visit to a traditional Damascene workshop to see swords made exclusively for the Lord of the Ring movies and Game of Thrones. The second half of your excursion takes you to the historical city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Admire the beautiful Roman aqueduct, its impressive Cathedral, and marvel at the architecture from ancient Roman and medieval times.  Saving the best for last, you’ll b...

    El guía Juan fue excelente muy receptivo a las preguntas y de buena actitud, el recorrido muy completo y muy bien programado el itinerario, muy recomendado!

  • From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

    2. From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

    The comfortable touristic bus will pick you up in the center of Madrid. During the bus trip to Toledo, a travel assistant will share some of the most relevant and interesting facts about the city. Receive a city map with the main tourist attractions then enjoy a short documentary and discover Toled's wonders, a city declared as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1986.  Once you arrive at Toledo, enjoy a magnificent panoramic tour. The bus will stop in a couple of points for you to photograph the most impressive views of the city. The guide will take you to the main square of Zocodover. Then, you have free time to explore Toledo. We recommend visiting Toledo's Cathedral, the second richest Catholic building in the world after St. Peter´s Cathedral in Rome. Admire the Alcazar, an impressive fortress and El Greco's most famous painting, Count Orgaz´s Burial. Explore the Jewish Quart...

    We really enjoyed our tour in Toledo with our guide (Alec I think). He was friendly, super prepared, and showed us the best spots to visit. I only suggest that the tour company gives tourists audio guides to hear the guide better.

  • Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

    3. Monuments of Toledo Full-Day Tour from Madrid

    Discover the attractions of Toledo at your own pace on an 8-hour semi-guided tour from Madrid. On arrival get a “Tourist Bracelet” that provides privileged access to many of the city’s major sites, which you are free to explore at your own pace. Depart Madrid on an escorted transfer to Toledo. Upon arrival, see the sights that interest you the most. Your “Tourist Bracelet” gets you inside the Jesuit Church, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Learn more about the happy existence of the three religions at each and every one. Wander the narrow streets to the Mudejar-style Santo Tomé Church. Go inside to see the monumental painting of the “Burial of Corde Orgaz” by El Greco. Enter the Church of San Salvador and Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, and explore the artistic heritage of the “City of Three Cultures,” named for the peaceful co-existence of Christ...

    There was a lot to see I this full day tour and it was well worth it. Guide spoke English well

  • From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

    4. From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace

    The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Toledo. Armed with the tourist information pack provided by your guide, head to the square of Zocover in the heart of the city to start the tour of this fascinating location. Enjoy around 3.5 hours to explore Toledo and learn about its culturally rich legacy that has been influenced by the Arabs, Jews and Christians who lived here together for centuries. Visit the admirable Toledo Cathedral, the cultural labyrinth of the Jewish Quater, and the Alcázar of Toledo among other monuments. Wander through narrow streets and alley ways, palatial mansions, churches, mosques and synagogues. Head back to the bus and continue to Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Visit the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this b...

    It worth every penny to take this tour. Both towns, Toledo and Segovia are incredible. To many things to see in a few hours walk. I definitely will come next time to spend a full day in each of them. In Toledo lastimously we couldn’t visit the church where the famous paint of el Greco is kept because it was monday. They don’t open mondays.

  • From Madrid: 5-Hour Toledo Tour & Zip Line Experience

    5. From Madrid: 5-Hour Toledo Tour & Zip Line Experience

    Visit the historical city of Toledo on a 5-hour trip from Madrid. The city itself is like an immense museum, home to some of Spain’s top monuments. Toledo is also known as the City of 3 Cultures, as for an extended period Christian, Islamic and Jewish residents lived together peacefully within its walls. Its old Gothic and Renaissance architecture and narrow streets and alleys, along with its well-preserved condition has led to its listing as a National Monument, and as a World Heritage City by UNESCO.  If you prefer to discover Toledo on your own, you can visit the city at your leisure and discover its important monuments and historic neighborhoods. Take a comfortable ride on the Tourist Train to see the sights of Toledo and enjoy commentary about the city's history along the way. Discover the longest zip line in Europe and enjoy this unique experience in a breathtaking setting.

  • Segovia and Toledo: Alcazar with Cathedral & Lunch Options

    6. Segovia and Toledo: Alcazar with Cathedral & Lunch Options

    Depart Madrid and journey to the historic city of Segovia to see the UNESCO World Heritage Roman aqueduct. Marvel at the iconic 1st-century monument, considered the most important example of Roman-era civil engineering in Spain. Visit the royal palace of the Alcázar of Segovia, built on a rocky crag above the confluence of 2 rivers near the Guadarrama mountains. Continue to the imperial city of Toledo. During the bus journey, you have the option of making the most of these 2 hours by upgrading your experience to include a Spanish gastronomic lunch menu made up of 2 typical dishes, a dessert, and a drink. Once in Toledo, discover the medieval neighborhoods and historical monuments of the city on a walking tour, and come to understand why it is called the City of Three Cultures (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim). If you select an appropriate option, finish with a guided tour inside Toledo C...

    The tour was good. The plan ran perfectly but we didn‘t have much time for private walk and explore the city by ourself.

  • From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

    7. From Madrid: Day-Trip to Segovia, Avila & Toledo

    Discover the hidden corners, authentic secret jewels, and local favorites in three cities on a full-day tour to Segovia, Ávila, and Toledo. Start in Segovia with a guided tour through the historic center. Find out why this city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, walk through the Plaza Mayor, and explore monuments such as the aqueduct and the cathedral before entering the Real Alcázar. Continue to Avila’s historic center and tour its famous city walls. Learn the mysteries of the thick defensive wall that surrounds the city before heading to the Roman necropolis. Continue the trip to Toledo, the third city declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and known for its long Christian, Jewish, and Muslim historical tradition.

    Estuvo muy bueno. El guía fue muy atento y contribuyó a que fuera una buena experiencia. Las ciudades buenísimas, Toledo es magnífica, las murallas de Avila y el castillo en Segovia son bellísimos. Hicimos varias paradas muy buenas, lo disfrutamos mucho. Eso sí… un tanto caluroso… hay que caminar bastante y bueno… llegamos de regreso a las 7pm. Pero era parte de la dinámica. Recomendado!!

  • Toledo: Full Day Trip From Madrid

    8. Toledo: Full Day Trip From Madrid

    Enjoy a comprehensive visit to the magical city of Toledo, a UNESCO world heritage site famous for narrow medieval streets, beautiful architecture and rich history. Mixing diverse Christian, Jewish and Muslim backgrounds, this city is known as the Imperial City for having been the seat of the court of King Charles I and associated with the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes. Discover the architecture and history of this city, exploring the Jewish Quarter as well as every essential monument and building. Alternately, if you want to sat back and enjoy a beer or some lunch on a beautiful terrace, you will also have plenty of time to do so. At the end of your Toledo tour you will return to central Madrid on a comfortable bus.

    The tour was nice ! And more convenient than go by bus or train by myself .less complicated and know more about story , history from tour. Tour guide speak English pretty well. I would recommend this tour :)

  • Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

    9. Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

    Come and discover Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain and a city that has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. In addition to a walking tour through the main streets of the city, you will get to discover three of the city's main monuments.  After you have met your fun and friendly guide, your tour will start near the Cathedral, crossing the narrow streets while your expert guide shares fascinating details about the history of Toledo. Your first stop will be the Cristo de la Luz Mosque. Continuing on your tour, you will visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see the work of well-known painter El Greco and his famous 'Burial of the Lord of Orgaz.' In the Jewish Quarter, you will be impressed by the beauty of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. For those wishing to end their tour with a bite to eat, feel free to select the tour and lunch option, specifically designed to give yo...

  • Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

    10. Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

    Begin your visit to Toledo with a panoramic view of the city from its outskirts. Then, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old town as your expert guide accompanies you on a walking tour. Wander through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé and see the old Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. These houses of worship have stood as symbols of Toledo as a "City of Three Cultures" for centuries. After the walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic style. After the tour, take some time to explore the city on your own.

    Guide only joins the group once in Toledo, and the walking tour is not long. Olga was great though!!

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What people are saying about Toledo

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 2,766 reviews

Everything was excellent, the time coordination, the guide and transportation. This places are beautiful and full of things to see and do, I would have liked to stay more time in each place but who doesn't? If you don't count with the time to visit each one per day this is the tour for you. The guide will explain every detail of this cities and if you have any question from each place believe me they will answer it as well.

Wonderful daytour that takes you to two very interesting places. The guides gave very useful information en were enthousiastic. Surely this trip was a highlight for my holiday in Madrid.

El guía Juan fue excelente muy receptivo a las preguntas y de buena actitud, el recorrido muy completo y muy bien programado el itinerario, muy recomendado!

The lady tour guide was exceptionally good. Very friendly, enthusiastic, generous in her explanation and very decent. I highly recommend this tour. S Sirry

Really good tour with welcoming guides to lead the way + nice amount of free time