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From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

1. From Madrid: Day Tour to Toledo

The tourist bus will pick you up in the center of Madrid. During the bus trip to Toledo, a travel assistant will share some of the most interesting facts about the city. Discover Toledo, a city declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1986.  Once arriving in Toledo, enjoy a magnificent panoramic tour. The bus will make a couple of stops for you to photograph the most impressive views of the city. The guide will take you to the main square of Zocodover to explore Toledo. Visit Toledo's Cathedral, the second richest Catholic building in the world after St. Peter´s Cathedral in Rome. Admire the Alcazar, an impressive fortress, and El Greco's most famous painting, Count Orgaz´s Burial. Taste Toledo's signature sweet marzipan made of almonds and honey. Explore the Jewish Quarter's narrow streets, the Santa María la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan de Los Reyes Monastery, and the Christ of the Light Mosque. 

Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Embark on a guided 2-hour tour of Madrid's Royal Palace. Admire art pieces by Giordano and Goya while exploring the palace at a peaceful time of day alongside an expert guide with in-depth knowledge about the home to Spanish Royals past and present.  Start at the Opera Metro Station in Plaza de Isabel II, home to the Teatro Royal, where you will meet your guide. After a picturesque walk through Plaza de Oriente, enjoy skip-the-line privileges before entering the palace. Relish visits to the Throne Room, Banquet Hall, and Private Royal apartments. Be amazed as to how these rooms are brought to life in an engaging and fascinating way by your professional guide. Marvel at exclusive works of art by Giordano and Goya, as well as historical articles such as historic tapestries, suits of armor, and ornate swords. Take in in the building's 19th-century design and beautiful floral layout, which serves as an excellent backdrop for memorable photos. After the guided visit, feel free to take a relaxing stroll on your own through the Royal Gardens and visit other highlights such as the Royal Armory and Pharmacy.

Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

3. Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Tickets to Monuments

Take a day trip from Madrid to visit two of Spain's oldest cities, Avila and Segovia. Explore the rich history of these UNESCO-listed cities with a guide. Admire Avila's walls, cathedral, and Basilica of San Vicente. Then continue to Segovia's Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, and Alcazar fortress. Drive for an hour from Madrid and find yourself in Avila. See the stunning 11th-century walls surrounding the city. These fortifications are the most complete in all of Spain. Next, visit the interior of the Basilica of San Vicente to see the best examples of Romanesque architecture in the country. Pass by the Plaza Mayor and the Cathedral. At your next stop, enter the church-convent of Saint Teresa of Jesus that was built by the Order of the Discalced Carmelites in the 17th century, supposedly in the same place where Saint Teresa of Avila was born. Following the visit to Avila, enjoy free time to have wine, beer, soft drink, and an aperitif or continue exploring the city on your own. Regroup at 2 PM to head to the city of Segovia. Begin your tour of Segovia with a visit to its main symbol, the Roman Aqueduct, as evidenced by its presence on the city's coat of arms. Pass by the Casa de los Picos, Plaza de Juan Bravo and Plaza Mayor. Arrive at the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption and of San Frutos. Enter to see its size, elegance, blend of late Gothic style and Renaissance features, to understand why it's called the Lady of the Cathedrals. Finally, go into the Fortress of the Alcazar of Segovia, a medieval castle, located on a rocky crag on the confluence of 2 rivers near the Sierra de Guadarrama. Witness one of Spain's most distinctive castle-palaces by virtue of its shapes, such as the bow of a ship or its likeness to Cinderella's Castle. After the visit, start the trip back to Madrid in a comfortable bus.

Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

4. Madrid: Private Food Tasting & Markets Tour

The way Spanish people eat is known to be very different from the rest of the world : breakfast in the morning, break around 11 am for a quick tapas, lunch at 2:30 pm… Join our food adventure in order to learn more about it and finally truly live it. Between Chamberi and Chuecas areas you would be able to feel an atmosphere, learn about the culture of the country, and try the food that all real ‘’madrileno’’ is used to have on a daily bases. You will see ! This part of Madrid concentrates most of the pleasures the city offers: old mansions, trendy art galleries, fashion shops and of course a huge range of food shops. During this tour, you will discover some typical shops along the street, try specialties from Madrid or more generally from Spain. But you will also have the opportunity to discover two really different markets with different identities. First of all the Mercado Barceló, where Spanish people rush every day, to find calamaries and ‘’bacalao’’ at the fishmonger stand , the famous iberico ham, and fresh vegetables from different regions. Then the San Anton market ! This market is now one of the places to be in Madrid if you want to share some tapas and a glass of wine with your family and your friends. You choose your stand : pinchos, tortilla, croquetas, ham and cured meat, pick a glass of wine, and just enjoy the moment in this great atmosphere. You are curious of the way we live in Madrid, you want to learn about the culture of the country, and improve your knowledge about the food? This tour is made for you. If you have any special request, do not hesitate, we will be happy to try to make your dreams possible. Places of interest : The Mercado Barceló The iconic gay area The Mercado San Anton Madrid tiny streets

From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

5. From Madrid: Avila and Segovia Day Trip with Alcazar

Avila is one of Spain’s oldest cities, and surrounded by well-preserved walls dating from the 11th century, it resembles an immense castle. The old quarters are home to a number of important Romanesque churches, Gothic palaces, and the city’s 12th-century Gothic cathedral, which is also fortified. On this full-day excursion from Madrid, you’ll see the exterior of the Avila Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente, and visit the Plaza Mayor. Take a short walk through the city’s old streets to the Convent of Ste. Therese. Continue on to Segovia, a city rich in historical monuments. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct from the time of Emperor Augustus. The elegant Cathedral, and its Alcazar fortress, the most spectacular castle in Spain, are among the highlights. Both Avila and Segovia are listed as Heritage of Mankind cities.

Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

6. Madrid: Prado Museum Guided Tour

Meet your guide at the Goya Statue outside the Prado Museum and begin your guided tour of its vast collection.  See the work of a variety of great European artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Goya, Tiziano, Rubens, and El Bosco. Discover some of the collections on display, which date from the Romanesque period to the 19th century. The museum contains more than 8,000 paintings, 9,000 drawings, 5,500 prints, and over 900 sculptures. See some of the 1,300 works currently on display in the main building. Learn about the history of European art, and the story behind some of the works on display.

Madrid: Toledo and Segovia Guided Tour with Alcázar Ticket

7. Madrid: Toledo and Segovia Guided Tour with Alcázar Ticket

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Toledo, Segovia and visit the historic and beautiful Alcázar. Choose between a shared or private tour experience departing from Madrid. Your journey into Toledo begins with a breathtaking view of the city at the Mirador del Valle, a perfect opportunity to snap a stunning panoramic photo. As you enter the old district of Toledo, a walking tour will guide you through the historical Jewish quarter. The second half of your excursion takes you to the historical city of Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Admire the impressive Roman aqueduct, its impressive cathedral, and marvel at the architecture from ancient Roman and medieval times.  Saving the best for last, you’ll be led to the Segovia Alcazar, one of Spain's most famous castles from the 12th century. Afterward, take some time to explore the city on your own, along with insider tips from your guide to discover hidden gems. 

Madrid: Territorio Atleti Museum & Wanda Metropolitano Tour

8. Madrid: Territorio Atleti Museum & Wanda Metropolitano Tour

Discover the "Atleti Territory", one of the most modern stadiums in the world. Discover the long history of the club, as well as the signature values that identify "los atléticos". You will be immersed in Atlético’s history, which is deeply rooted in Madrid but with a great following from fans all around the world. You will also understand how all the team's successes are based on their values of humility, teamwork and sacrifice. This is a unique space in which many historical artifacts coexist with an immersive experience that goes through Atlético’s history. Interactive screens, binoculars, large projectors, interactive phone booths, virtual reality and interactive games will make all visitors become first-person protagonists in Atlético de Madrid's story. You will discover every corner of the stadium on a guided tour. You will visit the press room where the players and coach talk to the media about the game. You will also access unique areas such as the players' dressing room. Imagine the roar of 68,000 fans as you make your way through the same tunnel the players use to walk onto the pitch.  Be amazed by the design of the roof that shelters the stands, and get a look at the extraordinary building from the outside. See the massive flag that honors the fans, and visit the Walk of Legends, a tribute to players who have played at least 100 official matches. End at the gift store, where you can pick up a souvenir of your unique experience.

Madrid: Segovia an Toledo Tour, Alcazar, and Cathedral

9. Madrid: Segovia an Toledo Tour, Alcazar, and Cathedral

Depart Madrid and journey to the historic city of Segovia to see the UNESCO World Heritage Roman aqueduct. Marvel at the iconic 1st-century monument, considered the most important example of Roman-era civil engineering in Spain. Visit the royal palace of the Alcázar of Segovia, built on a rocky crag above the confluence of 2 rivers near the Guadarrama mountains. Continue to the imperial city of Toledo. During the bus journey, you have the option of making the most of these 2 hours by upgrading your experience to include a Spanish gastronomic lunch menu made up of 2 typical dishes, a dessert, and a drink. Once in Toledo, discover the medieval neighborhoods and historical monuments of the city on a walking tour, and come to understand why it is called the City of Three Cultures (Christian, Jewish, and Muslim). If you select an appropriate option, finish with a guided tour inside Toledo Cathedral. Return to the center of Madrid at the end of your tour.

Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

10. Escorial Monastery and the Valley of the Fallen from Madrid

Leave Madrid at 9:00 in the morning and travel 50 minutes to San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit the baths upon arrival and then begin the tour of the San Lorenzo Monastery. Learn the long history of Spain, specifically the reign of Felipe II. See the building that best summarizes the ideological and cultural aspirations of the Spanish “Golden Age” and is named a World Heritage Site. See places like the Patio de Reyes, Cloister, Chapter Rooms, The Basilica (except on Sundays), The Pantheon of Kings and Infants, and the Royal Rooms. Travel to the Valley of the Fallen located in the Peña de Cuelga Muros after leaving San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Visit its surroundings and the basilica carved into the rock, and the burial place for 33,847 people who died in the Spanish Civil War. Be amazed by the great granite cross that is visible from kilometres away.

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Overall rating

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based on 6,527 reviews

Our guide showed enthusiasm for our trip to Toledo and Segovia. It was fun listening and learned interesting tidbits along the way.

Excellent guide. Excellent language skills. Very knowledgeable. Picked all the right highlights from the collection.

Very good tour. Benny our guide was awesome. Very friendly , enthusiastic and full of humor. Nice tour.

Without guided tour, it’s not much helpful to take this tour, it’s our realisation.

All at the time! 100% recommended The staff guide so friendly. Amazing experience.