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Madrid to Toledo Day Trip

Tour Description

Join us on our Madrid to Toledo day trip to discover this fascinating city of three religions, located in the heart of Castille La Mancha just one hour south of Madrid. Despite its close proximity to Madrid, this medieval city will leave you breathless and contemplating how the architecture can change so dramatically with both cities being so close.  Your private day trip includes pick up at your hotel and a car and driver/guide who will be with you for the duration of your tour. You will have a chance to see the fabulous Cathedral along with an important Synagogue that served the Jews in Toledo and one of Greco´s famous works located in a centuries old church.  There are many other sites and we will give you orientation and recommendations so you can maximize your day and enjoy the highlights.

  • Private Driver
  • Sedan, Minivan, Minibus or Bus depending on the size of your group.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel, general commentary.
  • Groups of more than 9 people will also have a private guide at destination for 3h. (Guide available for additional cost for groups smaller than 9)
    • Scenic Drive around Toledo hills to see the magnificent views of Toledo
    • Rich Cathedral with construction dating to Christopher Columbus days
    • Jewish legacy represented in 2 early century Synagogues.
    • Greco´s famous works located in Santo Tome Church
    • San Juan de Los Reyes, the Catholic Monarch´s Prize Construction
    • View the famous Monstrance of Toledo´s Cathedral paraded during festival of Santa Cruz
    • Delicious Marzipan, Toledo´s special centuries old dessert
    • Optional lunch of typical and local game including wild boar, venison and partridge.  Please inquire for Kosher cuisine as well as Sephardic.
    • Drive with a private driver from your hotel in Madrid to Toledo in one hour
    • Panoramic viewpoints of the city of Toledo
    • Walking portion (with assistance from driver) on your own starting near the Jewish Quarter or drive to different sites in Toledo old town ( pass by Synagogues, San Juan de los Reyes Monastery, Cathedral and Zocodover Square)
    • Free time to discover local Artisans of swords and marzipan with assistance of driver

    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours.  Please note that your driver is very experienced but he is not a local guide.  His knowledge of history and architecture will be limited.  He will stay with the car and will not accompany into sites.  If you would like to consider adding on a local licensed guide who can accompany you, the cost is $285 for 3 hours.  Please inquire.

    As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our driver customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. We would need to know in advance. Ie: If you are interested in the damascene art offered in Toledo, we can point this out.

    Duration: 7h
    Start: 9am
    Start point: Your hotel or accommodation
    Minimum 3 people to book this tour. If you are 2 people, you will pay for 3.

    Optional for this tour:
    We are happy to book a traditional lunch in Toledo.
    Entrances to Monuments (Cathedral, Synagogues, Santo Tome, Monastery Saint John of the Kings).

    Other information
    We will contact you after an order is placed to check everything is correct and to continue the process. Remember we can make manual changes to your order later on. Please refer to our terms and conditions for cancellation policies. If you are unclear on how to book, please contact us via phone or email. Thank you

    Let us take you on a journey back in time as we discover this mystic city, rich in monuments, history and culture on this Madrid to Toledo day trip. We will conveniently pick you up at your accommodation in Madrid and you will enjoy a comfortable one hour drive to Toledo with our friendly english speaking driver/guide. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a panoramic overview of the city (as the artist El Greco might have seen it) alongside the River Tajo. Your driver will then take you inside the city walls where you can enjoy this medieval town to its fullest walking the streets and narrow passages visiting some of the most important sites including the Cathedral, San Juan de los Reyes and one of the Synagogues. 

    Toledo is one of the must-do day trips from Madrid, a place to discover three fascinating cultures and a great variety of world-class sites as well as local artisans and crafts. You will surely be won over by Spain's richest Cathedral, Toledo's renown El Greco masterpieces and the beautiful former synagogues of Santa Maria de la Blanca and Transito. You can also indulge in local traditions--tasting marzipan, a local specialty, watching Damascene sword presentation, or browsing a shop filled with ceramics. Toledo's medieval buildings, cobbled alleys and rich history will enchant you.  We are happy to provide you with a recommendations for lunch that is both typical of the region of Castilla La Mancha and delicious. After lunch, you may have a little time on your own for more sightseeing or to buy some marzipan before you head back to Madrid.

    Tour Type : Private Day Trip
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