Toledo Half Day Tour
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Explore the 'City of the Three Cultures'!
This half-day tour takes you to the beautiful World Heritage-listed city of Toledo, a national monument to Spain's art and history and one of Europe's oldest cities.
Our guide to Toledo Half Day Tour
Leaving Madrid, relax on the 43-mile (70-kilometer) drive by luxury coach to Toledo, the city of three cultures - where Christians, Jews, and Arabs lived together in harmony.
The tour takes you along the labyrinth of laneways winding through the medieval walled town with your friendly guide pointing out Arabic, Mudejar, Gothic, and Renaissance architecture, evidence of the city's Roman origins, Moorish influences, and baroque grandeur as the former capital of Spain.
View the outside of Toledo Cathedral which is one of just three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain and considered to be the best example of the Gothic style. Also, see the medieval castle, with its storybook fortified towers, and the stunning Moorish architecture of Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue, Europes oldest synagogue.
Whether you're an art lover or a history buff, you'll recognize the setting of Toledo from the majestic paintings by the 16th-century master, El Greco. Coming face to face with one of El Greco's most impressive works, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, in the church of St Tome is a tour highlight. The painting features portraits of 16th-century Toledos' most important citizens, dressed in late-Renaissance fashions.
Also visit the Monastery of Saint John of the Kings, built by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in the 15th century. Notice the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms in this classic example of Spanish Gothic Mudejar design. The tour then takes you to the former house and studio of a local sculptor at the Victorio Macho Museum, where you can see examples of the artists modern artworks and explore the lovely garden.
November to March 24: Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday 01 April to 31 October: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday November to March 24: Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Around 5 hours.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Toledo Half Day Tour
- St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
- Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 72 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours of the tour date or are a no show.
Frequently Asked Questions for Toledo Half Day Tour
How far is Toledo from Madrid?
Toledo is around 75 km from central Madrid and will take approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to drive, traffic permitting.