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Toledo Walking Tour

Tour Description

One of our most popular visits outside of Madrid, the The Toledo Walking Tour will provide an expert guide from Toledo to help make the city come alive. As the history dates back centuries, you will appreciate the immense knowledge our local guide can share on the subjects of art, crafts, architecture, traditions and some of the most prominent figures who governed here both politically and from the church. Festivals like the Corpus Christi will also be explained with some illustration of the relics that are brought out to parade once a year.  

Your visit includes a stroll along the historic streets of old Toledo, visiting the 13th Century Gothic Cathedral, Synagogue of Santa Maria  de la Blanca, and the San Juan de los Reyes Church that was the prize construction of the Catholic Monarchs following the defeat of the Moors.  Visits to local artisans,  recommendations on restaurants,  a taste of the infamous treat, Marzipan, will make your visit complete.

  • Private Guide to accompany you into sites
  • Map with marked itinerary
  • Numerous tips and recommendations on how to spend your time
    • Inside look at the three religions that co-habited in Toledo including the Christians, Jews and Muslims.
    • World Famous Cathedral holding many Jewels including the Monstrance of Corpus Christi
    • Behold the prized structure and original burial place of the Catholic Monarchs, San Juan de los Reyes
    • Santa Maria de la Blanca former synagogue to the Jewish population in Toledo

      Meeting point is in the Plaza de San Juan de los Reyes next to the Church 

      • Start at Plaza next to San Juan de los Reyes
      • Walk Jewish Quarter
      • Synagogue Transito
      • Visit the Cathedral
      • Route back to Plaza Zocodover
      • Some specialty artisanal shops along the way

      This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. Know that the Cathedral does not allow guiding Sunday morning but re-opens at 2:00pm in the afternoon for guides to go in. We can work around this.

      As this is a private tour, we are happy to have our guide customize it to a degree. This can happen on the spot or you can send us preferences. Ie: If you would like to visit an antique artisan shop where they have been making swords for centuries, we can arrange this.

      This tour normally starts in the Plaza next to San Juan de Los Reyes, however, it can start earlier at the train station assuming you are interested in taking a taxi to go around Toledo to see the spectacular views with your guide. See below.

      More instructions will be provided with your confirmation.
      We recommend you take the train at 9:20am from Atocha Station in Madrid. You should buy your tickets ahead of time directly at the station or at a travel agency. 
      If you decide to do the panoramic, the cost of the taxi is around 15€ that you can pay direct and taxis only take 4 people (3 people and the guide).
      If you want to skip this, you can meet the guide at the center starting in the plaza next to San Juan de los Reyes church. Please indicate your preference when filling out your reservation.
      Bring comfortable shoes for walking on cobblestone and uneven streets.
      Please note that if you are staying in Toledo and decide to be picked up at the hotel instead of meeting the guide at the designated meeting point, this itinerary may be altered.This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time.

      Duration: 3h
      Start:  10:00am or 10:30am (pending your meeting point)
      Start point: Toledo Train station (10:00) or Plaza San Juan de los Reyes (10:30)

      *Weekend or holidays: This tour carries a surcharge of $40 on Weekends or Spanish holidays as the local guides charge more at this time. 

      Optional for this tour:
      We can combine this tour with a visit to a very typical Olive Grove but transport is required.

      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

      Of the vast history that exists in Spain, Toledo could arguably be one of the most important cities representing Spain´s different historic periods, rulers, and religions. From the Romans to the Jews, the Muslims and the Christians, all left their legacies and influence in shaping its history.  This precious architectural gem was declared a World Heritage site by Unesco for good reason and is worth the thirty minute train ride from Madrid for a one day trip. 

      Visitors to Toledo will feel as if they have stepped back in time when Christianity, Judaism and Islam coexisted harmoniously in Spain. Medieval Toledo will inspire you with one of Spain´s richest Cathedrals, beautifully preserved synagogues and mosques and the masterpieces of El Greco along with other world class sites.

      Our guide will conveniently meet you either in the train station or in the Plaza next to San Juan de Los Reyes. It is a great starting point for a wonderful introduction summarizing the different civilizations that passed through this former Capital of Spain. If it is a nice day, you can consider seeing the spectacular views outside the walls, like El Greco´s ¨View of Toledo.¨  Your guide will take you walking into approximately three select sites that we feel capture the essence of Toledo´s greatness both in history and in its diversity of religions that ruled here. If you have something specific you know you want to see, please let us know so we can inform the guide ahead of time. 
      With your guide´s assistance, you can also indulge in local artisan practices--tasting marzipan, a local specialty, watching Damascene or a sword presentation, or browsing a shop filled with embroidery. Toledo's medieval buildings, cobbled alleys and rich patios will enchant you. Be sure to give yourself enough time, following the tour to wander the winding narrow streets and indulge in the Moorish architecture.
      Want to spend lunch in Toledo after the tour is over? There are many wonderful restaurants to take in the specialty dishes like ¨Perdiz a la Toledana¨ representing the local culinary delights of Toledo´s hunting and wild game tradition.
      Your guide can also mark on your map points of interest to pursue after your tour is over and you have some additional time to explore as well as shops or cafes that will interest you.

       

       

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      Group Size:
      $345.00

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