Day trip

From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

Activity provider: Express Toledo

From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

Activity provider: Express Toledo
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From US$ 27.81 per person

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The ancient city of Toledo is a must-visit day trip from Madrid. Learn about the former capital of Spain, enjoy panoramic stops, a walking tour and then choose how much free time you'd like to explore.

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Duration 5.5 - 9 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a flexible and informative guided journey from Madrid to Toledo
  • Learn about Toledo during the drive, enjoy panoramic stops and a guided walking tour
  • Explore the the Kingdom of Spain's former capital at your own pace
  • Choose two lengths of tour, depending on how much free time you want
  • Discover the legacy of Christian, Moorish, and Jewish cultures
Full description

Rich with ancient history, the streets of Toledo are an open air museum. Travel from the center of Madrid by bus with a guide who will share intriguing history and facts about the former capital of Spain along the way.

Once you reach the UNESCO World Heritage city, the bus will pull up for a number of panoramic stops so you can snap a postcard-worthy photo before a local guide leads a walking tour through the "Jewel of Central Spain."

Visit Toledo's Cathedral, an impressive example of Spanish Gothic architecture complete with rose windows, flying buttresses and a museum-worthy collection of art by old masters including Velázquez, Goya and – of course – El Greco. Admire the Alcazar, a towering fortress that houses El Greco's most famous painting, Count Orgaz's Burial.

Walk through the Jewish Quarter's narrow streets and see the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan de Los Reyes Monastery, and the Christ of the Light Mosque. These buildings are a legacy from when the city once saw Christian, Moorish and Jewish locals living in harmony.

When booking you can choose to either return in the early afternoon, or stay the whole day giving you plenty of free time to taste Toledo's signature sweet marzipan and find the perfect souvenirs.

Includes
  • Round trip between Madrid and Toledo
  • Bus assistant
  • A panoramic bus tour
  • A guided walking tour in English & Spanish
  • Entrance ticket and tour of Primate Catedral (if option chosen)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entrance fees to the attractions
  • Food or drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • The duration of the tour includes the round-trip to the destination
  • This is a bilingual English and Spanish tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 1006 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Punctual departure, smooth trip to Toledo. Stop to pick up the guide and visit a sword factory shop. Then, through the streets of Toledo, discover the history of the city and its ancestors in every detail of the city. The guide finishes his work around 12:00h, then he walks through the alleys and gets to know the city with its valleys and Synagogues.

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July 26, 2022

It was a great way to visit Toledo for a day from Madrid. I am glad we went for the "full day" experience as the shorter option would have been very disappointing in terms of time in Toledo. Also, skip the cathedral add on. You can have a free audio guide with your cathedral entrance, so adding the company's tour is almost double the cost.

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July 8, 2022

We had an excellent day trip. We did the tour to toledo. If you go to madrid you should not miss this trip. The young lady guide it was amazing. Very nice town with a remarkable history. We really enjoyed an if we comeback to madrid for sure we are going to visit toledo again

July 6, 2022

Product ID: 191093