From Madrid: Toledo and Segovia at Your Own Pace
- Duration: 11 hours
The tour departs the busy city of Madrid and heads to the first stop of the day, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Toledo. Armed with the tourist information pack provided by your guide, head to the square of Zocover in the heart of the city to start the tour of this fascinating location. Enjoy around 3.5 hours to explore Toledo and learn about its culturally rich legacy that has been influenced by the Arabs, Jews and Christians who lived here together for centuries. Visit the admirable Toledo Cathedral, the cultural labyrinth of the Jewish Quater, and the Alcázar of Toledo among other monuments. Wander through narrow streets and alley ways, palatial mansions, churches, mosques and synagogues. Head back to the bus and continue to Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage listed city. Visit the Aqueduct of Segovia, a prodigy of Roman engineering and an icon that represents this b...
It worth every penny to take this tour. Both towns, Toledo and Segovia are incredible. To many things to see in a few hours walk. I definitely will come next time to spend a full day in each of them. In Toledo lastimously we couldn’t visit the church where the famous paint of el Greco is kept because it was monday. They don’t open mondays.
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 t...
See the UNESCO World Heritage monuments of Toledo and stroll down medieval streets to learn the story of how Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities lived in the imperial city in harmony. Embarking in comfort from central Madrid, your expert guide will ensure you visit every essential monument, building and district in Toledo, with guided visits to 3 emblematic sites such as the church of Santo Tomé, the Jewish District and the Synagogue of Santa María La Blanca. In total you will visit the city’s 7 most important historic districts and monuments with fast track entry (3 with guide, and 4 in your own). Also you will be able to visit the Toledo Cathedral with our guide (if option selected). The tour will also include free time for you to explore the rest of the city on your own – with the possibility to return to places already visited or enter freely into further locations with ticket...
Hello: this was a great tour and well worth it as many people told me it’s too complicated to do it yourself. So I was very happy with everything. Except as I was walking to find a seat on the bus, the driver started to move, and I fell quite hard on the floor. I don’t why he didn’t wait until I was safely in my seat. I didn’t say anything yet I felt bruising around my ribs after a few hours and for days after.
Take off from Madrid for an unforgettable guided tour around Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where three religions coexist. Start with a panoramic view of Toledo, then begin walking through the city, visiting must-see sights such as Toledo Cathedral and the old Jewish quarter. Following alongside your guide, walk through the city until you reach the square of the city hall called Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Then, visit the interior of the Primate Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo (Toledo Cathedral), which is currently part of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Toledo. After the cathedral, explore the old Jewish quarter on foot. Enter the Santo Tomé Church where you can see the famous painting, "The Burial of Count Orgaz." Continue on to visit the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, a museum and former synagogue in Toledo. Erected in 1180, according to an inscription on a beam; it is d...
Don't miss Toledo, a city at the crossroads of different civilizations, cultures, eras, and styles. Enjoy the convenience of roundtrip transfer from Madrid. Meet your guide just outside the center to enjoy a panoramic view of the city before wandering through the old town, declared a National Monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Let your guide point out magnificent examples of Mudejar, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture that stand as legacies of the different cultures and civilizations that thrived within the city's walls. Enjoy free time to wander the winding streets of the historic center and perhaps grab a bite to eat. Meet your guide back at the famous Toledo Cathedral for a guided tour of the interior of this paragon of Spanish Gothic architecture. Previously the site of the city mosque before it was built in the 13th century, the cathedral contains so...
Had a great time. Comfortable bus ride to Toledo. 2 really nice informative guides. The cathedral was outstanding. Lunch is in your own and we found a nice local tapas restaurant and enjoyed some wine with our meal.
Explore the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo on a guided tour. Discover the history of this impressive structure, built in 1226 AD on an ancient Visigoth temple and former mosque. Start the tour by admiring the main facade of the cathedral, famous for its monumental doors. Note the Portal of the Lions, adorned with elaborate statues. Inside the cathedral, see its beautifully illuminated cloister. See how the vaults and galleries allow the light to seep through the huge arches. Discover the architectural elements that indicate the Islamic history of the site. During the tour, learn also why the city of Toledo is a confluence of three religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Explore the many beautiful sections of the cathedral including the main altar, the sacristy, and the chapter room, where religious ceremonies take place.
Visit the historical city of Toledo on a trip from Madrid. The city itself is like an immense museum that’s home to some of Spain’s top monuments. Toledo is also known as the City of 3 Cultures, as for an extended period Christian, Islamic and Jewish residents lived together peacefully within its walls. Its old Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and narrow streets and alleys, along with its well-preserved condition led to its listing as a National Monument, and as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Discover places your own way and see important monuments and historic neighborhoods. The entrance to the Gothic Cathedral is included and you will enjoy a visit inside at 3 PM.
After meeting your guide at the train or bus station in Toledo, follow him through the city streets and ghettos. Listen as he tells you the history of the 3 cultures that have lived there peacefully for centuries. Stroll through the Christian, Muslim and Jewish neighborhoods. Visit the main monuments of city, including Saint Mary's Cathedral, synagogue, Church of Santo Tomé and Christ of the Light Mosque. Following the tour, get dropped off at a restaurant for lunch or other established location.
Meet your guide in the City Hall Square and admire the western façade of Santa María de Toledo Cathedral. Then, with your guide, go on a tour into one of the biggest cathedrals in Spain and admire the pointing arches, the ribbed vaults, and the stained-glass windows in the greatest gothic cathedral of Spain. Learn about the history of this basilica from its construction in the 12th-century up until the modern day. Discover that before the cathedral, other temples were erected here over this sacred land. Stroll down the naves to see the Treasure Chapel and to admire the fabulous Monstrance, made by Enrique de Arfe in the 16th-century. Explore the main altarpiece, which is wonderfully carved and summarises the life of Jesus. Hear the stories about the depictions in the choir stalls. See the vast organs that are still in use. Have time to admire a unique window called the Clear, made of w...
Olga was a wonderful guide. She knew her facts and delivered them in a inciteful way. You could tell she enjoyed sharing her knowledge. This is a tour everyone should take when in Toledo.
Discover Toledo in a unique and thrilling way as you speed to the city from Madrid in a Ford Mustang then enjoy a guided walking tour of the city of 3 cultures.
Meet your guide in Madrid in the morning and pick up your ride for the day, a classic Ford Mustang. Get your adrenaline pumping and feel the wind in your hair as you drive to Toledo in your convertible car.
Upon arrival at the city, park your car and enjoy a guided tour through the most picturesque streets. Listen as your professional guide explains the history and culture of Toledo and its famous residents. Pass by the Cathedral of Toledo, the Mirador del Valle, the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, and the Bridge of San Martín.
After your tour, enjoy some free time for lunch before beginning the journey back to Madrid in your trusty Mustang.
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The guides Marta and Alex were excellent, their explanation was great, attentive and very polite. Excellent transportation and all services
Very fun and enjoyable, especially thanks to our guides Álex and Marta (special mention for Marta on her first day, she has done great!).
It was an unforgettable experience, very beautiful landscapes, places, there is only very little free time in each place.
Tour that really deserves. Marta and Ignazio really very good, kind and helpful. I highly recommend it as an experience!
Great value for your money! Everything was as described.