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Day Tour to Toledo

Renowned as the ‘City of Three Cultures’, Toledo is one of the oldest towns in Europe and was once the Medieval capital of Spain. View the beautiful architecture of buildings that date right through history and also see the works of El Greco, the master painter from the 16th Century.

The World Heritage City of Toledo is a national monument to Spain's art, history and spirituality. Situated just 40 miles south of Madrid, the walled city is encircled by the River Tagus and has been home to Christians, Jews and Muslims for centuries. The influences of the different cultures can be seen in many of the historic buildings which include Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque styles.

As you walk along the charming narrow alleyways, discover its many churches, the ancient castle, synagogues and the spectacular 13th century cathedral, ranked among the greatest Gothic structures in Europe. Also discover the works of El Greco the renowned 16th Century painter who lived and worked in the city. His work can be admired within churches and monasteries and dont miss his masterpiece, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz' in the St. Tome Church.

The tour also visits 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. Next, stop at the Victorio Macho Museum where you can see examples of the artists modern artworks and explore the lovely garden.

Your full day excursion also includes an optional Tapas lunch.

Tapas Menu:

  • Selection of tapas dishes:

Roasted peppers and white tuna fatty loin
Russian salad
Bite of Spanish omelette
Spanish broken eggs with ham
Cazuelita de Carcamusas (typical Spanish dish from Toledo).
One drink (water, glass of wine, half pint of beer, soft drink)

Experience Includes

  • Guided visit to Historic Toledo including the chance to enter the spectacular Gothic Cathedral
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé, Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz
  • Entrance to Cathedral of Toledo
  • English speaking guide and individual radioguided system
  • Transportation by deluxe air conditioned coach
  • Lunch - if lunch ticket selected

Experience Excludes

  • Refreshments
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Lunch, unless "Lunch" option is selected

Departs

Daily during April to October; Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays to March 2019. Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday November 2019 to March 2020.

Departure location

San Nicolás Street nº 15 (on the corner with Plaza de Ramalas).

Start times

8.45am

Duration

Around 8 hours.

Additional information

  • 100% cancellation fee applies if canceled less than 24 hours or no show.
  • Lunch menus are subject to change.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • The Cathedral of Toledo and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

Terms & Conditions

  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the supplier 24 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour date.
  • Lunch menus are subject to change.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • The Cathedral of Toledo and St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.