Toledo Half Day Tour from Madrid

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Opening Hours

  • Tours run daily in either the morning at 8.30am or 9am or the afternoon at 3pm.
  • Duration

    clock5 hours

    Tour Details


      Toledo is a city of unparalleled beauty and rich Spanish history. You definitely cannot completely experience Spain if you haven’t visited this walled medieval city. On this guided tour from Madrid, you will begin your journey at the Cathedral, where you will marvel at the impressive Gothic architecture from the Middle Ages. The itinerary will then take you to the Church of St. Tome, home to one of El Greco’s finest works ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’. Your guide will feed you with the fantastic legend that inspired and surrounded this masterpiece. Subsequently, there is an 11th century monastery at Santo Domingo El Antiguo where you will appreciate El Greco’s earliest works, as well as visit his crypt, where he was buried. You will then be taken to watch a live demonstration of damascening – this is a centuries-old technique for decorating steel with silver and gold threads. The tour will end with air-conditioned comfortable vehicle transportation back to Madrid.

      Tour highlights

      • Go on a 5-hour tour of the UNESCO-listed city of Toledo from Madrid city center

      • Explore magnificent landmarks like the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the Primate Cathedral on a comprehensive walking tour

      • Discover the picturesque captivation of the Jewish Quarter and learn the history surrounding its survival of time

      • Spend enough time enjoying a panoramic walking tour of Toledo’s outskirts and learn the city’s rich history from the guide and locals

      • See El Greco finest works and pay homage at his crypt for a life well-spent for the propagation of art and Spanish culture

      What’s included?

      • A round-trip bus transfer from Madrid to Toledo

      • Professional bilingual tour guide

      • Visit to a Damascene handcraft workshop

      What’s excluded?

      • Hotel pickup/drop-off

      • Food and drinks

      • Gratuities

      Things to note/know before you go

      • Duration – 8 hours (approx)

      • Tour offered in English and Spanish

      • Instant confirmation at time of booking

      • Infant must sit on laps

      • Not wheelchair accessible

      • Wear comfortable shoes as walking tour included

      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems

      • Not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions

      Meeting point/pickup

      • C. de Ferraz, 3, 28008 Madrid, Spain