Known as the city of 3 cultures, Toledo is one of the most significant cities in Spain. For a long time Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived peacefully within its walls and it was once one of the capitals of the Spanish Empire. Your day trip from Madrid heads through the Castile La Mancha countryside in an air-conditioned coach. The tour then embarks on a panoramic walk around Toledo’s UNESCO-protected streets. You will visit the historic Cathedral, Spain’s Primate church, and a magnificent example of flamboyant Gothic architecture. Continue through narrow streets to explore the old Jewish quarter and visit the Church of St. Tomé. Take a moment to observe El Greco’s famous painting “The Burial of Count Orgaz” and the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, an intact symbol of the three diverse cultures’ coexistence. Walk through the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding countryside as you take souvenir snapshots. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, you move on to the local Damasquino factory, where you will see examples of Toledo’s famous Damascene metalwork. Known for its beautifully decorative swords and daggers, the city continues to produce inlaid jewelry and decorative handicrafts that you can safely purchase to take home.
Please see the hotel pick-up description below, alternatively, our coach departs from the bus terminal located in San Bernardo 7, close to Madrid's famous Gran Via. The closest metro stations to the bus terminal are Santo Domingo (Line 2) and Callao (Lines 3 and 5), located 2 and 5 minutes walking distance respectively from the terminal.open in google maps ->
Enjoy a short movie about Toledo before visiting a typical factory at Damasquino, known for the typical handicraft of the city. The 8-hour excursion departs in the morning at 09:15, getting you back to the city by about 18:00. Tourist Lunch option: Vegetable stew, veal steak with garnish, vanilla ice cream with fruid salad Typical Lunch option: Hors d'ouvre and tapas, roasted lamb with vegetables, truffle cake with ice cream, wine, mineral water and coffee. Vegetarian menu available.
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