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Madrid Highlights Tour and Toledo The city of three cultures from Madrid

Madrid and Toledo

Description

Only 70 km away from Madrid the imperial Toledo, emerges toward the sky of Castilla surrounded by the Tagus river. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality. The whole town is a National Monument: the houses, the streets, the churches, the palaces, its treasures and artisan products, like the famous 'Damasquinado' (gold and silver inlaying in iron), a technique we will learn about on our visit to one of its factories. We shall visit: St. Juan of the Kings, St. Tome church and Synagogue.

Itinerary

Start the tour from our office where we take our coach and head to the Plaza de Oriente, then we will arrive at the Debod Temple of must where we will stop for a walk and taking some pictures accompanied by our guide.

After this visit we will return to our coach to head towards the Plaza Mayor where we make a new stop and we will be able to visit la Plaza de Villa and Puerta del Sol We will return to the coach to continue our visit Carrera de San Jerónimo Street, Las Cortes (Spanish Parliament), Neptuno’s Square (Famous artistic fountain), Paseo Del Prado (Walk of Art: Thyssen, Prado & Reina Sofía Museums), Atocha Railway Station, Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid, Cibeles Square (Famous artistic fountain), Alcalá Street, Alcalá’s Gate, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas (Bullring) where we will make our last stop, To conclude we will return to the coach and end up seeing Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Home of Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana Street, Plaza de Colón (Columbus Square), National Library, Gran Vía Street, Plaza de España, Plaza de Oriente (end of the tour).

We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Debod’s Temple and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to the events to be celebrated in the City (demonstrations, sport events, cultural events, oficial acts and public works).

In the afternoon, we will depart to Toledo. Discover the “City of the Three Cultures”

Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and

buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

Itinerary: Once in Toledo we will begin our tour visiting the outside of the Cathedral, shortly after we go to the interior of the Sto. Tomé Church with "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", masterpiece of El Greco, after that we will visit interior of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and finally we will see the interior of the incredible monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Once these visits are finished we will go to a demonstration of the famous technique of damascened * (Inlay of precious metals in steel), forging of swords, once finished the demonstration you will have free time to buy something if you want.  We will conclude the tour with a Panoramic Sightseeing of Toledo and stop at a viewpoint with breathtaking views of the city for taking the best pictures of Toledo.                                   

(*) The damascene is an ancient handcrafted art that consists of the incrustation of precious metals in steel

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Pickup

Calle de San Nicolas, 15, Madrid, Spain

Dropoff

Underground bus park at Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Things to bring

Printed voucher

 

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
  • Individual radioguided system

Exclusions

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified above.
  • Return to your hotel

Cancellation

Cancellation more then a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 72 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

Madrid Highlights: 9:00 AM

Toledo Half Day Tour: 3:00 PM

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • St Tomé Church visitors are kindlyrequested to respect the instructions of the Security: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

 

We advise to book this tour at least 48 hours in advance

Check in at the departure point at least 15 minutes before departure time