Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Optional Wine Tasting

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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 5 or 8 hours (depending on option selected) (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2140IMPERIALWINE
Discover the fascinating city of Toledo, once home to the great painter El Greco, on this tour from Madrid. Immerse yourself in a melting pot of three cultures -- Christian, Muslim and Jewish -- and choose from two itineraries for a day full of historic Gothic cathedrals, cultural sightseeing, Spanish tapas and wine tasting. Visit Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé and Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca, and opt for the winery add-on to include a visit to a local mosque, a wine-tasting session at a local winery and a traditional Spanish lunch at a local restaurant (lunch optional).

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free drinks included
Your morning starts in central Madrid near Plaza de Espana, where you’ll meet your guide and hop in a coach for a 1-hour drive south to Toledo. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is one of the oldest in Europe and features great artistic and architectural beauty from many periods of history: Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, the Renaissance and Baroque.

Your first stop is Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, a Roman-Catholic cathedral that’s one of the three 13th-century High Gothic cathedrals in Spain. As you explore the interior, your guide will point out how the architecture shows all the stages of Spanish Gothic style. You'll soon discover why many experts consider this the best example of Gothic architecture in Spain. You’ll also see a large number of artworks including stained-glasses windows, altarpieces and El Greco paintings.

Next, visit Church of Santo Tomé, which dates back to the 12th century but was completely rebuilt in the 14th century by the Count of Orgaz. The tower is one of the best examples of Mudéjar art in Toledo, and the interior is home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings, The Burial of the Count of Orgaz, which you'll see on display.

Stop at a typical Spanish tapas restaurant for a glass of wine paired with Manchego cheese. Then continue with a visit to Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White), where you'll spend time admiring the interesting arches designed in the damascene technique, which involves the incrustation of precious metals in steel.

The Tour Only option is a 5-hour experience. If you add the winery visit (with or without lunch), your Toledo tour will last about 8 hours.

Winery Visit
Before the cathedral, visit Valmardón Mosque or Mosque of El Cristo de la Luz (also known as Bib-al-Mardum Mosque). Delve into the Muslim history of one of these mosques on a guided tour.

After a morning in Toledo, make your way to the city of Bargas, home to the Finca Loranque winery. Enjoy a wine-tasting session at the wine cellar here to get a taste of local Spanish wine. Sample three wines paired with an appetizer while learning about the production of wine in Spain from your guide.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Madrid, near Plaza de Espana
Departure Time:
9:15am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

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Tour + Winery (No Lunch)
Code: WINERY

8-hour tour: Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé and Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca and a local mosque. Includes wine tastings with appetizer; no lunch.

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$108.27
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Tour + Winery + Tourist Lunch
Code: WINETURILUNCH

8-hour tour: Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé and Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca and a local mosque. Includes Tourist Lunch (see sample menu) and wine tastings.

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Tour + Winery + Gastro Lunch
Code: WINETYPICALUNCH

8-hour tour: Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tomé and Sinagoga de Santa María La Blanca and a local mosque. Includes Gastronomic Lunch (see sample menu) and wine tastings.

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$141.87
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Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Optional Wine Tasting

Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Optional Winery

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • One glass of wine with cheese
  • 3 wine tastings and an appetizer (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Please note that private tables for the lunch option cannot be guaranteed
Itinerary:
Sample Lunch Menu (optional)
With the winery add-on option, enjoy a Spanish lunch with your group at a local restaurant.

Tourist Lunch
Vegetable stew, veal with green beans and French fries, and Vanilla ice cream with fruit salad for dessert.
*Beverages not included

Gastronomic Lunch
Appetizers and Castilian tapas, roasted Lamb with vegetables, and truffle cake with ice cream for dessert. Served with wine, mineral water and coffee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: melanie rudisill, October 2014

Loved the entire tour! The tour guide was excellent, and the Wine Tasting was superb! Do this tour if you can!

Reviewed by: Janet f, July 2014

I have been to Toledo many times and I am a huge fan of the city. Touring with a private guide was a great choice. The town was celebrating the feast of Corpus Chrisi, which added a new dimension to the tour. The wine and cheese stop at very charming place added to a wonderful day.

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