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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $102.58

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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 a local mosque. At lunch, choose between having free time to wonder around the city or pre-book this tour including a Spanish meal at a local restaurant. Your tour will conclude after travelling to a local winery where your wine-tasting session will take place.

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 exterior, your guide will point out how the architecture shows all the stages of Spanish Gothic style.
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.
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.
Continue your tour visiting the interior of the cathedral. You'll soon discover why many experts consider this the best example of Gothic architecture in Spain as you admire a large number of artworks including stained-glasses windows, altarpieces and El Greco paintings.
Next, 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, depending on your selected option you will have free time to wonder around the city or make your way to a local restaurant where you will enjoy a Spanish meal (see menu options in the itinerary section).
You will after meet your guide at the agreed departure point and travel to the city of Bargas, home to the Finca Loranque winery where you will enjoy a wine-tasting session at the wine cellar 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.
Once the tasting is over, you will head back to Madrid where your tour started.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Madrid
Departure Time:
9:30am
Duration:
8 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
The tour ends at Bus Parking Plaza de Oriente, Level -2, Madrid

Pricing information

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Tour + Winery (No Lunch)
Code: WINERY

8-hour tour including wine tastings (no lunch)

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USD $102.58
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Tour + Winery + Tourist Lunch
Code: WINETURILUNCH

8-hour tour including Tourist Lunch (see sample menu) and wine tastings.

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USD $121.95
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Tour + Winery + Gastro Lunch
Code: WINETYPICALUNCH

8-hour tour including Gastronomic Lunch (see sample menu) and wine tastings.

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USD $133.35
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Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Wine Tasting and Optional Lunch

Toledo Small-Group Tour from Madrid with Optional Winery

Inclusions:
  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • 3 wine tastings and an appetizer
  • 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
  • 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
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Itinerary:
Sample Lunch Menu (optional) Enjoy a Spanish lunch with your group at a local restaurant (if option is selected)
Tourist LunchVegetable stew, veal with green beans and French fries, and Vanilla ice cream with fruit salad for dessert. *Beverages not included
Gastronomic LunchAppetizers 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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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Denise R B, October 2015

We booked a small group tour but because nobody else showed up, the four of us friends enjoyed a private tour with our guide, Marta. We weren't that interested in the winery so we spent the entire day in Toledo instead. The gastronomic lunch of roast lamb was excellent. Toledo deserves a full day. The Cathedral is spectacular and the views stunning. Marta spoke beautiful English, was knowledgeable, funny and a pleasure to be with. She made the day special.

Reviewed by: WILLIAM D W, USA, September 2015

The guide was great, I wish the small group would have been less than 15 pp not 20 pp. the tour was great wish I had done full day in Toledo as there is so much see and do. Include the zip line across the river would have been great