Alcázar of Toledo

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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. 

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Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcázar Small-Group Guided Tour

2. Madrid: Toledo, Segovia, & Alcázar Small-Group Guided Tour

Immerse yourself in the history, architecture, and cultural delights of Toledo, Segovia and visit the historic and beautiful Alcázar. Choose between a small-group 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. Both stops on the tour include free time to explore on your own, along with insider tips from your guide to discover hidden gems. 

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Toledo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Walking Tour & Alcazar

3. Toledo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Walking Tour & Alcazar

Travel back in time to explore a unique city where 3 cultures have historically lived in harmony for centuries. Jump aboard the city sightseeing bus in Toledo and discover its many attractions at your own pace. Embraced by the River Tajo, Toledo is a throwback to a time when religion seemed to harmonize rather than divide. From the top of an open-top double decker bus, you will see evidence of Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities that lived side-by-side. Marvel at Sephardic synagogues and mosques with horseshoe-shape forms. The entire city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its monuments from the past are many. With your ticket, enjoy unlimited hop-on-hop-off bus rides, with buses that run every 30 minutes and depart from the Alcazar. You can take a full loop in just 50 minutes, but your ticket is valid for 24 hours, giving you plenty of time to explore at leisure. With the Silver Ticket you will also enjoy entry to the Alcazar Palace, plus a free walking tour. Upgrade to the Cathedral Skip-The-Line Pass, enjoy all of the above inclusions as well as entry to Toledo's famous Cathedral. Tour stops: Stop 1 - Alcazar de Toledo Stop 2 - Bisagra Gate Stop 3 - Estacion Renfe (railway station) Stop 4 - Remonte Safont Stop 5 - Mirador Del Valle Stop 6 - Cigarrales Stop 7 - Puente San Martin (San Martin Bridge) Stop 8 - Cardenal Stop 9 - Tavera Stop 10 - Bisagra Gate

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Toledo: City by Night Tour with Tapas Tasting

4. Toledo: City by Night Tour with Tapas Tasting

Enter the heart of Toledo and immerse yourself with an expert official guide. Visit the Jewish quarter and the convent area. Visit the most emblematic places of the city, discover its history and its main monuments such as the Cathedral of Toledo, where you will learn everything about its architecture, which is a wonderful example of the Spanish Gothic Style. During the tour, make a first stop to taste the most admired products of La Mancha: Iberian ham from the pastures, Manchego sheep cheese and a good selection of wines from the land of Castile. Afterwards, continue your route to reach a traditional place in Toledo, where you will taste the famous Spanish omelette accompanied by whichever drink you prefer. Let yourself be seduced by the wonderful Toledo at sunset, and enjoy the city in a unique atmosphere, without crowds, and taste the local cuisine in its best taverns. Finally, you cannot leave Toledo without trying its fantastic marzipan in one of the oldest ovens in the city. Have fun and feel unique in your experience on this small group premium tour.

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From Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo

5. From Madrid: Full-Day Guided Tour of Toledo

The first stop on your guided tour will be the beautiful museum city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe with buildings blending architectural styles including Arabic, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, and Baroque. The city itself is like an unbounded museum that hosts some of Spain's key monuments. Toledo is also known as the city of three cultures, as for a long period Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived here together in peace.  Discover the magnificent Cathedral of Toledo accompanied by an official guide. Wonder at the beauty enclosed within its walls. Learn about the history and the arts of this unique cathedral. End the tour of Toledo by discovering one of Toledo's magical hidden gems. Enter a monastery of cloistered nuns, where you will taste typical Toledan marzipan, the jewel of the city's pastries. The nuns will show you the recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries.  Then you have free time to explore the rest of the city on your own. If you would prefer to just sit back and enjoy a beer or eat on a nice terrace, you will also have time to do so and your guide will recommend some good local or tourist places.

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Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

6. Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

Learn the history of some of the most beautiful cities in Spain on a 4-day tour of Andalusia, stopping at the former imperial city of Toledo en route back to Madrid. Visit the former Roman capital of Hispania Ulterior on the streets of Cordoba, take in the majesty of Seville, with its Gothic cathedral - the largest in the world - and discover the magnificence of the Alhambra palaces and gardens in Granada. Day 1: (Monday) Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Meet your guide at the bus terminal on Calle Ferraz Madrid at 08:00, and drive through La Mancha to Cordoba. Relax on board the air-conditioned coach as you travel across the arid but fertile plateau of central Spain. Upon arrival in Cordoba, take a sightseeing tour of the historic city center, former capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic. Discover the confluence of civilizations in Europe’s 2nd oldest Old Town, such as the Mosque-Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Go to the Jewish Quarter to explore the irregular streets. Then transfer to Seville for dinner and your overnight accommodation. Day 2: (Tuesday) Seville Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Seville, and see iconic attractions including the green oasis of Maria Luisa Park on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España. Admire the ornate exterior of the vast cathedral and its neighborhing bell tower. The largest Gothic cathedral in the world, Seville Cathedral boasts no fewer than 15 doors on its 4 façades. Explore the former Jewish Quarter of the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Then, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. Day 3 (Wednesday) Seville -Granada Depart Seville after breakfast for a day tour of Granada. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the Alhambra palace and gardens complex. Explore the beautiful Nazari palaces of the former fortress, built on the site of a small castle in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Learn the history of the complex, including its conversion into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada, Yusuf I. Go to the Generalife gardens of a 14th-century villa on the summit of Monte Mauror. Optional evening activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and the chance to watch a traditional flamenco show. Day 4 (Thursday) Granada - Toledo - Madrid Depart Granada after breakfast for the return transfer to Madrid, stopping en route at Toledo. One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, the former imperial city is a labyrinth of narrow streets and known for its historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Discover Mudejar style city gates, and medieval castles with impressive ramparts. Admire the rich stucco work of the Jewish Quarter, see the regal façade of the Alcázar, and more.

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From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

7. From Madrid: Andalucia & Toledo 5-Day Trip

Spend 5 days exploring Andalucia, and enjoy tours of the area’s most historically important cities. Visit iconic monuments and take in views of the stunning scenery of the land of La Mancha along the way. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla Depart from the bus terminal in Madrid at 08:00, heading south through the Land of La Mancha to Andalucia. On arrival in Cordoba you’ll enjoy a city sightseeing tour, visiting the great mosque that once was the spiritual center of the Islamic world. Note the Gothic cathedral that was built inside. Your tour also takes in the Jewish Quarter. After the visit, you’ll continue on to Sevilla. Dinner and overnight in Sevilla. Day 2: Sevilla In the morning you’ll venture out on a panoramic city sightseeing tour and visit the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of María Luisa, and Plaza de España. There’s an optional artistic tour that includes the Royal Alcazar Palace. Your afternoon is at leisure. Half board in the hotel and overnight in Sevilla. Day 3: Sevilla, Ronda, Marbella After breakfast at the hotel you’ll depart for the White Villages and Ronda, where you’ll have some free time. Take an optional excursion to Mijas or Gibraltar. Later the tour continues on to the Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight in Marbella. Day 4: Marbella, Granada The tour leaves Marbella for Granada after breakfast. When you arrive in Granada you’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife Gardens. Optional activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attending a typical gipsy flamenco show. Dinner and overnight in Granada. Day 5: Granada, Toledo, Madrid Enjoy breakfast before heading to the Imperial City of Toledo, filled with historic monuments. You’ll have lunch and embark on a city sightseeing through Toledo’s narrow streets and alleys. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred back to Madrid. Hotels (4-Star)

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What people are saying about Alcázar of Toledo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 758 reviews

This tour was excellent! Belen and Kahn were very kind and knowledgeable! The only regret is not having sufficient time to shop since we were visiting 2 cities in one day but Toledo and Segovia are magical cities!

it's a bit short for the two gorgeous cities, but overall great experience professional and justice perfect for a day trip.

Worth the trip! Amazing views! And guide ‘Khan’ was really funny and fun to have lead us!

Very vice touring should have been a bit more time for the sightseeing

Great tour! Very well organized and the guides were great!