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Madrid Highlights morning tour + Toledo half day afternoon tour

Madrid and Toledo

Highlights

Madrid shows the multiple contrasts inherited through History. Elegant squares such as Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de España, Parque del Oeste, Príncipe Pío, el Puente del Rey, la Ermita de la Virgen del Puerto, ending at Segovia’s Bridge - Puente de Segovia, one of the best viewpoints of the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Almudena. We will continue to Puerta de Toledo, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Las Cortes, Plaza de Neptuno, Atocha, Paseo del Prado, Puerta de Alcalá, Alcalá street, the Retiro’s Park and Las Ventas Bullring, plenty of cheers and colors in the afternoons of bullfight. We will return to the city center through Plaza de Colón. We will continue towards the new Madrid, with its modern buildings, gardens, its great avenue Paseo de la Castellana, until Plaza de Castilla (Europe’s Gate) and we’ll go down towards Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via and Plaza del Callao, to end at Plaza de Isabel II (in front of Royal Opera House). We will make convenient stops to rest and take pictures at Plaza Mayor, Templo de Debod and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide. The tour includes a free drink by courtesy of our partnership with Hard Rock Cafe.

Description

Combine 2 Half Day tours and save money!!!

Itinerary

Start the tour from Julia Travel 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.

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

Pictures

Pickup

San Nicolás 15 (Next to Plaza de Ramales) – Madrid

Dropoff

Madrid Highlights: Underground bus park at Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Toledo Half Day Tour: Plaza de España

Things to bring

  • Printed voucher or E-voucher
  • camera

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrances to the monuments included in the tour of Toledo as detailed: Church of St. Tomé (or Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes), Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz
  • Soft Drink Courtesy by Hard Rock Cafe in Madrid Highlights Tour AM (2018)
  • Individual radioguided system

Exclusions

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

Cancellation

Cancellation more than a week in advance: administration costs of 15%
Cancellation between a week and 48 hours prior to departure date: 50% of the total amount
Cancellation less than 48 hours prior to departure date : 100% of the total amount
No show: no restitution

Additional Info

LANGUAGES: Guaranteed in English & Spanish.

Duration and running on:

Madrid Highlights: 3 hours approx.

Toledo Half Day Tour: 5 hours approx.

April to October: Daily

November to March: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Block out days: 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 31 Dec // 01,05 Jan