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Toledo (half day)

Toledo
4 out of 5 stars (7 reviews)

Description

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 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

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

Dropoff

The tour ends at underground parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2

Things to bring

  • Printed voucher or E-voucher
  • camera

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

LANGUAGES: Guaranteed in English & Spanish.

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Block out dates : 25 Dec, 01 Jan

Daily: from April to October

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday: from November to March

  • 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 staff: 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 prior the tour

Reviews

" Informativo "
4 out of 5 stars
Nuestra guia, Magdalena, fue eficiente en educarnos en ls historia de Toledo y su aportación al desarrollo de España. Por ser de medio dia, el tour resulta efectivo para conocer Toledo cuando se dipone de tiempo limitado. Hubiera deseado tener al menos 15 o 30 minutos libre para compras y/o snacks.
" Quaint small town "
3 out of 5 stars
Quaint small town with interesting history and a few small gems to see. Guide did not want to be there, but he made for some interesting side commentary :) Be aware of very hilly cobblestone roads. Not conducive to lady in wheelchair and small child on our tour. I enjoyed the factory stop and the end, but I'm kind of a geek about how things are made.
" Lovely flavour of Toledo "
4 out of 5 stars
The half day Toledo tour was perfect to get to know the city. It's a great way to get a feel for the city and see the most important sites. Small disapointment was the last stop at the handcrafted metalworking workshop. I would have loved to see and hear more of the craftmanship. Unfortunately we were taken to the shop by our workshop guide after roughly 5 minutes and left there to look around or buy souvenirs.
" Had a great time "
5 out of 5 stars
Miguel our guide was exceptional! He made everyone feel at home and comfortable. Toledo's cultural heritage is amazing, it's historic center unforgettable.
" Good "
4 out of 5 stars
Good
" Toledo in a day "
5 out of 5 stars
We had an amazing tour. We would have enjoyed seeing more of Toledo, but it was a good experience.
" Thank You!!! "
5 out of 5 stars
Toledo should be visited by everone when in Madrid, we took the 1/2 day tour, maybe should have booked the full day one instead, because I liked it very much!