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From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

1. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday then embark on the 1-hour journey to the historic city of Toledo. Soak up panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide then set out on a guided walking through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your expert guide. After the walking tour, enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. To enhance your trip, you can also opt to take part in a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, providing unparalleled views of the city. You can also add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above mentioned religious sites and more.

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Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

2. Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

Begin your visit to Toledo with a panoramic view of the city from its outskirts. Then, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old town as your expert guide accompanies you on a walking tour. Wander through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé and see the old Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. These houses of worship have stood as symbols of Toledo as a "City of Three Cultures" for centuries. After the walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic style. After the tour, take some time to explore the city on your own.

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Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

3. Toledo: Three Cultures Walking Tour

Come and discover Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain and a city that has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. In addition to a walking tour through the main streets of the city, you will get to discover three of the city's main monuments.  After you have met your fun and friendly guide, your tour will start near the Cathedral, crossing the narrow streets while your expert guide shares fascinating details about the history of Toledo. Your first stop will be the Cristo de la Luz Mosque. Continuing on your tour, you will visit the Church of Santo Tomé and see the work of well-known painter El Greco and his famous 'Burial of the Lord of Orgaz.' In the Jewish Quarter, you will be impressed by the beauty of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. For those wishing to end their tour with a bite to eat, feel free to select the tour and lunch option, specifically designed to give you a taste of Spanish cuisine to end your day of adventure. Enjoy a first and second course, coupled with a dessert and drink.

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El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos and Toledo Full-Day Tour

4. El Escorial, Valle de los Caidos and Toledo Full-Day Tour

Begin your full-day tour with a morning visit to the Monastery of El Escorial, built under the reign of powerful King Philip II as a residence for Spanish kings. See the Monastery and Pantheon of the Royal Family at this site that was declared a monument of Artistic and Historic Interest, and Mankind Heritage. Your tour includes the Monastery, the Cloister of the 4 Evangelists, the Palace of Philip II, the Pantheon of the Royal Family, the Chapterhouses, and the Basilica. The Valley of the Fallen is a memorial to those who died during the Spanish Civil War. Situated in a beautiful valley in the mountains of Guadarrama, this impressive work features a colossal cross standing over 150 meters high, and Basilica and Crypt excavated in the rock under the mountain. This tour includes admission to the Valley and a visit inside the Basilica. On arrival in Toledo you’ll take a panoramic walking tour of the city, entering the old quarter to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the façade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice, and the City Hall. Continue your walk through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé, home to the famous El Greco painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. You’ll also visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the coexistence of the 3 Cultures. Afterwards you’ll visit a typical damasquino factory to see this well-known handicraft art form of Toledo.

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Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

5. Toledo: Exclusive Private Tour with Licensed Guide

Your walking tour starts at Plaza de Zocodover (the main square), or alternatively your guide can pick you up from the train or bus station, or your accommodation in Toledo. Throughout this 3-hour tour, you will walk through the Christian, Jewish and Muslim quarters of Toledo. You will visit the Alcázar, the synagogues, the mosque, and the 13th century cathedral, throughout this eclectic trip covering many aspects of this diverse city. Your guide will have years of experience up their sleeve, and will be on hand to answer any questions which might arise throughout your tour. You will also become familiar with the fantastic works of El Greco, visiting his masterpiece "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz" (at the Church of Santo Tomé). You will also experience exclusive underground sites and archaeological remains, such as 13th-century wells, Roman thermal baths, and many more magical places.

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Toledo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

6. Toledo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Explore Toledo with an interactive smartphone app. Move through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the bright architecture in Plaza de Zocodover and the 1000-year-old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Interact with 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the exhilaration of completing each riddle. Enjoy the freedom of being able to Start or pause whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Read interesting information and facts. Snap as many pictures as want. Uncover an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

7. From Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and Toledo

Take advantage of your time in Madrid to visit two other beautiful Spanish cities: Cuenca and Toledo. With your English- and Spanish speaking guide, take a full day excursion on a comfortable vehicle that will immerse you in the history and culture of these ancient cities. Leave Madrid in the early morning to head for Cuenca. Once there, your guide will take you through the historical city center and bring alive for you the events that have taken place here over the centuries. You’ll be able to see the castle that was built in the era of Arab domination, go down Trabuco Street, and admire the neo-Gothic Cathedral. After the guided tour, spend a little free time enjoying the beautiful sights created by the hanging houses before returning to the bus.   The second stop will be Toledo, a city that owes part of its historical importance to the fact that it's nestled in a curve of the Tajo River. Start with some free time to try some of the city’s gastronomic specialties before starting your walking tour at Plaza de Zocodover, in the heart of the city. In Toledo, Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived in harmony; with the help of your guide, discover the vestiges of these cultures scattered throughout the city. You’ll pass by the most important attractions in the city, such as the Calle Comercio, the Cathedral, and San Tomé or Santa María la Blanca.   Finish your tour at San Martín Bridge followed by a brief stop at Mirador del Valle, where you’ll get a panoramic view of the city to remember forever. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to Madrid.

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Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

8. Toledo Half-Day Tour from Madrid

Depart Madrid for the medieval city of Toledo, picturesquely located on the banks of the River Tagus. The half-day tour provides a full introduction to the historic city, wandering winding streets to monuments that reveal its fascinating past. Start with a panoramic walking tour of the old quarters, and visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento to see the magnificent façade of the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary, the old Palace of Justice, and Toledo City Hall. Continue through the former Jewish Quarter, wandering the narrow streets to the Church of St. Tomé, location of El Greco’s famous painting, “The Burial of Count Orgaz.” Visit the old Synagogue of Ste. Maria la Blanca, which remains as a symbol of the co-existence of Toledo’s “3 Cultures.” End with a visit to a typical Damasquino (Damascene) factory to see the precious jewelry perfected by the Arabs and brought to Spain by the Moors.

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Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

9. Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo to discover the historic meeting of traditions and faiths. For centuries, the city has been a universal model of religious cohabitation and tolerance. The imperial capital of King Carlos V, home of El Greco, city of convents, the Visigothic capital, and the religious seat of Spain today, its privileged location and natural embrace from the Tajo River provides a fascinating mix of history, art, and culture. Start at the Cathedral, built in a Gothic style between 1226 and 1493, originally for King Fernando III. Admire its mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles, passing through aisles to see the choir, sacristy, chapter house, and cloister. Learn about the painter El Greco at the Church of Santo Tomé, home to his masterpiece, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.” Then, explore the Medieval charm of the Jewish Quarter, site of El Greco´s house of birth and the Synagogue del Tránsito, Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca, and Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. The Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca is one of 11 originally located in the Jewish Quarter and dates from the 13th century. Promoted by the open-minded monarch, Alfonso VIII, it is surrounded by gardens of cypress trees and boats 5 white aisles that express the spirit of the Sefardí people. San Juan de los Reyes Monastery was built to commemorate the 15th century victory of the Battle of Toro and succession of Queen Isabella to the throne of Castile. Marvel at one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Spain, and the intense decorations that praise the Catholic kings.

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Toledo: Guided Walking Tour to Essential Monuments

10. Toledo: Guided Walking Tour to Essential Monuments

Immerse yourself in the historic city of Toledo with this expert-led tour. Discover a city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the company of your professional, local guide. See sights including the Cathedral of Toledo, Church of San Ildefonso, and the Church of El Salvador. Discover the city's rich Jewish heritage at the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Experience the gothic masterpiece of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Learn about the history of these beautiful buildings as you walk the streets of this atmospheric city.

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What people are saying about Church of Santo Tomé

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 317 reviews

If you are on holiday in Madrid for 1 week, you should definitely not miss Toledo. A beautiful medieval city with churches, palaces and monasteries on every corner. You can discover the city with a booked bus tour either alone or with a short city tour or with a city and basilica tour. I would recommend the latter, even if not that cheap. But a visit to the really incredibly beautiful basilica is simply a must and without a guided tour you simply don't learn enough. On my next visit, however, I will take the train or a rental car so that there is simply more time. The 7 hours were just way too short!

We visited Toledo in October and had the pleasure of spending the day with Javier. He's pretty passionate and knowledgeable about his hometown, and he's full of insights and stories to tell. Javi took care of all the trip details, including having a taxi waiting to take us for a panoramic ride, up to ensure we had a lunch reservation at a great restaurant. We enjoyed his company, valuable tips, friendliness, and overall discovering Toledo with a great guide. The highlight of our visit was visiting the Cathedral, which I recommend doing together with Javier.

Ease of booking via the Internet - punctuality - friendliness + competence - price / performance ratio goodwill -

Our guide Fernando was great. Very knowledgeable and helped make it good for the teenagers.

Smooth trip at good price, Barbara a good bi lingual guide for walking tour