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Toledo Half Day Morning Tour and Royal Palace of Aranjuez

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Dive into a fascinating mix of cultures in Toledo. Walk through the Old Town part of the city following your local guide and see the famous painting by el Greco, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. See one of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. Did you know Toledo was once Spain’s capital? Head to Aranjuez, a Royal Site of the Crown of Spain. Visit the Royal Palace, see the China Porcelain Chamber, the throne room of Elizabeth II, the Prince Gardens and the Island. Access the Royal Barges Museum, where several ancient royal boats are exhibited

Highlights

  • The Cathedral of Santa María de Toledo is an example of the Gothic architecture. Its north gate reminds of Paris' Notre Dame and Puerta de los Leones is rich in Hispano-Flemish sculptures.
  • The Church of Santo Tomé holds El Greco masterpiece painting ‘The Burial of the Count of Orgaz’, set over this genius painter tomb.
  • Work on The Royal Site of Aranjuez was begun by Felipe II and was completed by Carlos III. It stands out the Royal Palace and the Prince’s Gardens.
  • The Palacio Real gardens are the most important of the Hapsburgs period in Madrid.

Included

  • Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
  • Local official guide.
  • Tour operated in both Spanish and English.
  • Radio guide system.
  • Admission to the Church of St. Tomé.
  • Admission to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca.
  • Admission to the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
  • Admission to the Royal Palace in Aranjuez.

Excluded

  • Food and drinks, unless specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • This is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • Photography and filming are not permitted inside the Church of St. Tomé nor in the Royal Palace of Aranjuez.
  • The duration of the tour includes transportation.
  • Julià Travel reserves the right to modify or cancel the tour itinerary without prior notice due to force majeure reasons.

Restrictions

  • In order to cancel the booking with no penalties you must contact us at least 24 hours in advance.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain in Madrid city center. Please refer to your documentation for more information.
  • It will not be necessary to print the voucher

Check in at our office in central Madrid at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Toledo aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches.

Relax and enjoy the scenery on the way to the city. Follow your local guide on a walking tour of the Historic City of Toledo, World Heritage City since 1986. Once Spain’s capital, it is a perfect mix of Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures. Learn about its fantastic heritage and see how the coexistence of cultures through the centuries influenced its current architectural style.

Stroll amid the courtyard cloisters and royal coats of arms at the San Juan de los Reyes Monastery. Admire the building sponsored by Queen Elizabeth from Castilla to become a royal mausoleum, the most important construction built by the Catholic Monarchs. Right after the visit we will walk to the Synagogue of Sta. Maria la Blanca. Originally built as a synagogue, it was expropriated and became a Church only 211 years after it opened its doors. Today, it is a fantastic museum of Mudejar (Arabic) style that you will visit. Admire the world famous painting of by el Greco – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz – at the Church of St. Tomé. Did you know el Greco himself lived in this beautiful city?

The walking tour will continue until we reach the Cathedral, considered of the most important Gothic Cathedrals in Spain. You will see it from the outside before the guided tour finishes. Then, you will have free time to explore Toledo on your own before returning to Madrid.

Check in again at our office in central Madrid at least 15 minutes in advance of your tour. Leave the city towards Aranjuez aboard one of our air-conditioned coaches.

Discover one of the Royal Sites 46km south of Madrid, on the magnificent valley of the Tagus River. Famous for its Royal Palace, the site also has incredible gardens not to be missed. So much so that UNESCO declared Aranjuez Cultural Landscape a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The Royal Palace has a mix of decorative styles, clearly exposed at the China Porcelain Chamber and at the Throne Room of Elizabeth II. See the Prince’s, the Island and the Parterre Gardens; characterized by a great variety of vegetation and tree species. Visit the Royal Borges Museum built in 1963 and see the collection of ancient boats used by the royal families to navigate the Tagus River.

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