Discover the melting pot of the three cultures
Get yourself into the former Imperial capital city of Spain. A place full of Muslim and Jewish heritage and traditions mixed in a unique way with the Christian society. These three communities got along together peacefully for long years.
Our tour, walking through the old town and visiting its major monuments, is a very complete lesson on Spanish History and culture, not tiring at all but enjoyable and a remarkable memory.
Toledo satisfies all kind of travelers. Not only the culture, its cuisine, traditions, handicrafts and special atmosphere will entrance you.
We get on the train at Madrid Railway Station, 33 minutes trip, very confortable. Arriving at Toledo Train Station we take a taxi to the top of the hill overlooking the old town beyond Tagus River(one of the Top Ten pictures of Spain). Taxi will drop us off at old town centre.
Depending on your pace and love for walking, the idea is to discover the old town by foot. It is surprising how the city keeps the medieval atmosphere and its rich heritage simply wandering a little bit through its maze-like urban layout. Either by taxi or by foot we should visit at least the highlights of this ancient city:the Cathedral, Santo Tome Church and The Old Synagogue.
But other monuments can be added to our itinerary and you may decide how much walking you would like to do, totally up to you.
During our visit, you can choose the moment for a break, for instance, or lunchtime if you prefer, to rest your body and mind. Of course, if you would like some time for shopping, Toledo is a great place for artisans and handicrafts.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Any location you would like to be picked up within Madrid by taxi or meeting directly at Madrid Train Station
End location: At Madrid Train Station or by taxi drop off at your accommodation place or any place you choose within Madrid.
Duration: 8 hours
Depending of the selected train timetables, duration may slightly change. Please, contact me for detailed times and departure/arrival options.
High Speed Train from Madrid to Toledo.Booking and payment in advance to be paid to the guide in cash on spot.
Taxis at your convenience.
Booking and Payment in advance for Return Train Tickets.To be paid on spot in cash.
Licensed Official Guide at your disposal for 8 hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 euro - Return Train Tickets 20,60 Euro pero person.(guide ticket also needs to be covered)
Cathedral 10 euro each. Santo Tome/ Synagogue 2,8 Euro each
From Madrid Hotel to Madrid Train Station. 7-11 Euro(depends hotel location)
Train Station at Toledo-Stop at View Point from the Hill-drop off at Old Town: 13-17 Euro
Taxi from Old Town to Toledo Train Station: 6-8 Euro.
Taxi from Madrid Train Station to Madrid Hotel 9-12 Euro
Any entrance or ticket to the different sights or monuments.
Any transport: Train, Taxis,..
Lunch is not included. From 15 to 50 Euro per person
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We had an absolutely terrific time exploring Toledo with Ernesto. He set up everything for us including trains, and he did an excellent job taking us through the city, including stops as needed for the kids. The history and stories of the city were easily understood, and had we seen the El Greco painting without him explaining it to us it would have been a shame. I wish we could keep him for our upcoming Prado tour.