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Toledo Half Day Trip
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Take a half-day trip from Madrid to enjoy a spectacular tour of Toledo and its major attractions. Located approximately 70 kilometers south of Madrid, this beautiful city will enchant you with its history, art, and architecture.

Formerly the capital of the Spanish Empire, Toledo has been called the "city of three cultures" because it was once a melting pot of Jews, Muslims, and Christians. Toledo is also famous for its buildings, which were constructed in a wide array of architectural styles, including Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque. Due to Toledo's rich history and culture, UNESCO declared the city a World Heritage Site in 1986.

Your Toledo tour will begin with a visit to the home of renowned Toledan artist El Greco. His historic home has now been converted into a museum. Your tour continues with an exterior view of the city's colossal Roman Catholic Church, Cathedral of Toledo, which was built in the Gothic style. Next, you will visit the Church of St. Tome, where the Count of Orgaz is buried. Inside the church is El Greco's world-famous painting of the Count of Orgaz.

After seeing El Greco’s masterpiece, you will continue your Toledo day trip at the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, which translates to Saint Mary the White. This former synagogue, which is now a museum, and is considered by scholars to be the Main Synagogue of the Toledo Jewish Quarter. Your tour then continues with a visit to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, which was a monastery established by King Ferdinand II of Aragon and his wife, Queen Isabella I of Castile to celebrate the birth of their son, Prince John.

On your extensive Toledo tour, you’ll also learn about the famous technique of Damasquinado, which is the process of encrusting precious metals in steel. Be sure to bring along a camera, because you will enjoy panoramic views of Toledo throughout this spectacular tour.

Tour Size
Standard
Tour Type
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Tour Departs From
Central Madrid. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. Sensible rubber-soled walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions
Due to uneven terrain, this tour is not recommended for guests with wheelchairs. Guests must be able to walk on paved, as well as cobblestone surfaces. There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.


Item# Item Name Standard Price Special Price Number of Individuals Add
LEUSPMD251TOLEDO-EC Toledo Half Day Trip-Children (Ages 6 to 15)
$55.00
LEUSPMD251TOLEDO-EA Toledo Half Day Trip-Number of Adults
$99.00
$ 75.00
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