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Toledo Half Day Afternoon Tour from Madrid

Tour Description
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Go back in time in the wonderful Toledo and discover its three cultures. Fall in love with the panoramic views over the city and the Tagus River.

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 St. Tomé, which contains the painting "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz" by El Greco.
  • El Puente de San Martín is a medieval bridge over the Tagus River. Is one of the city’s most characteristic postcards for its two fortified towers.

Included

  • Air conditioned motor coach.
  • Bilingual Official guide.
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tomé.
  • Entrance to Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca.
  • Entrance to Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.
  • Individual radioguided system.

Excluded

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Please Note

  • Please keep in mind that the excursion includes several visits on foot, Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • St Tomé Church visitors are kindly requested to respect the instructions of the Security staff: Photography and filming are not permitted inside the exhibitions.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts from Julià Travel Gray Line Spain office at Calle San Nicolás, nº 15 (corner Plaza Ramales) and ends at Plaza de España.
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide when staring the tour. E-voucher accepted
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 91 559 9605 / incoming@julia.net
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 24 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

Discover the “City of the Three Cultures”

Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the “City of the Three Cultures”, since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco.

Itinerary:

Once in Toledo we will begin our tour visiting the outside of the Cathedral, shortly after we go to the interior of the Sto. Tomé Church with "The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz", masterpiece of El Greco, after that we will visit interior of the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca and finally we will see the interior of the incredible monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Once these visits are finished we will go to a demonstration of the famous technique of damascened * (Inlay of precious metals in steel), forging of swords once finished the demonstration you have free time to buy something if you want. We will conclude the tour with a Panoramic Sightseeing of Toledo and stop at a viewpoint with breathtaking views of the city for taking the best pictures of Toledo.

(*) The damascene is an ancient handcrafted art that consists of the incrustation of precious metals in steel.

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