From Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcazar Small-Group Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 11 hours
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We visited Toledo, the long-time capital of Spain, on a perfect day. We took the train station from Madrid from the Atoche Station at 9:20 and our guide met us at the train station at 9:53. Buy your tickets on line and even though you may not know your return time, you can always exchange your ticket for an earlier (but not later) departure. The cathedral is stunningly beautiful with unique art and history. The Jewish section of town is interesting as well, with but two remaining synagogues, one with Moorish architecture, the other with a comprehensive history of Judaism in general and in Spain specifically. Our guide took us into the basement of a Jewish home with a hidden Mikvah which we suspect was used by Marranos. We ended with El Greco's "Burial of the Count of Orgaz", surely his greatest painting. The guide also gave us a great recommendation for lunch, and after wandering for another couple hours we returned to Madrid at 5:30. Our best day in Spain.
It was amazing. There’s so much culture in this city and you appreciate how beautiful it is from the buildings to the stone roads. I took the tour and loved it because our tour guide explained everything and brought us to places I probably wouldn’t have found alone. It is built on hills and it’s a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Great experience!
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.
Enjoyed the whole tour and was able to do the free city tour of Madrid the following day. Excellent value for the price we paid. Would highly recommend this tour
Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and an extra layer of clothing. Very hilly.