Scheduled daily excursions to Toledo are available from Madrid travelling by luxury coach or you can book a private tour which includes the services of a driver and official tour guide.
Toledo was the capital of medieval Spain until 1560 and to this day remains one of the country’s greatest cities where the Jewish, Moorish and Christian cultures once lived together in relative harmony. Nowadays Toledo is a living museum of synagogues, mosques and churches which provide outstanding architectural diversity throughout the city.
Among the most famous sights of this UNESCO World Heritage City is the quite spectacular Gothic cathedral which, having taken over 250 years to complete, displays magnificent architecture from the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods.
The imposing Alcazár (fortress) has played an active part in the city’s history and has been destroyed on a number of occasions, the most recent being in 1936 during the Republican siege of Franco’s forces.
Artistically, Toledo is famous for the paintings of El Greco who settled there in 1577 and whose works are scattered around the city. His masterpiece El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz (The Burial of Count Orgaz) can be seen in the Iglesia de Santo Tomé.
Group Excursion to Toledo
This excursion departs from the centre of Madrid at 8.45am. Transport is by luxury, air-conditioned coach and includes the services of a local tour guide. On this half or full day trip from Madrid you will discover the city’s many beautiful sites including the amazing 13th century Cathedral, the medieval Alcazar, the stunning Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue and the artistic masterpieces of El Greco.
Private Excursion to Toledo
Toledo is the most popular day excursion from Madrid. Your driver will drop you off in the heart of this historical city and your tour guide will then take over. He/She will introduce you to the history and art of Toledo including visits to the Cathedral, the ‘Alcázar de Toledo’ (medieval castle), the Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé where you can see El Greco’s masterpiece, ‘El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz’ (The Burial of the Count of Orgaz).
Book Madrid to Toledo Private Excursion (Tour Ref: 1069)