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, known as 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, Europe’s oldest synagogue.
Whether you’re an art lover or 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 Toledo’s 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 artist’s modern artworks and explore the lovely garden.
April to October: Daily; November to March: Wednesday, Friday, Currently does not operate 1 Nov 20 - 25 Mar 21. Saturday & Sunday.
3.00pm until 31st March 2020. 2:30pm from 1st April 2020.
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 prior to your holiday departure date. No refunds are given for cancellations made post departure.
Frequently Asked Questions for Toledo Half Day Tour
- Does this tour include hotel transfers?
No, unfortuanatly hotel transfers are not included. Please meet at San Nicolás Street nº 15 (next to Plaza de Ramalas). The tour ends at Plaza de España.