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From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

1. From Madrid: Old Town Toledo Tour with Optional Zip-Line

Board the tour bus in Madrid at midday then embark on the 1-hour journey to the historic city of Toledo. Soak up panoramic views of the outskirts of the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site and has a history dating back to 59 BC. Upon arrival, meet your friendly guide then set out on a guided walking through the city's picturesque Old Town. Visit some of the main streets and squares of the city as you learn about Toledo’s vast history from your expert guide. After the walking tour, enjoy plenty of free time to explore the city at your own pace and discover the sites and attractions that appeal to you most. Admire the Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of St. Mary, see the Synagogue of Santa Maria l Blanca, or head to the Old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. To enhance your trip, you can also opt to take part in a thrilling zip-line adventure. Add some excitement to the day and soar like a bird on the longest urban zip-line in Europe, providing unparalleled views of the city. You can also add on a skip-the-line bracelet to access up to 7 of the city’s iconic monuments, including the above mentioned religious sites and more.

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Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

2. Toledo: Full-Day Excursion from Madrid

Begin your visit to Toledo with a panoramic view of the city from its outskirts. Then, immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the old town as your expert guide accompanies you on a walking tour. Wander through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter to the Church of St. Tomé and see the old Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca and the Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. These houses of worship have stood as symbols of Toledo as a "City of Three Cultures" for centuries. After the walking tour, enjoy a guided tour of the Cathedral, a magnificent example of Gothic style. After the tour, take some time to explore the city on your own.

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Toledo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

3. Toledo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Explore Toledo with an interactive smartphone app. Move through the city solving location-based riddles on this walking tour. Marvel at the bright architecture in Plaza de Zocodover and the 1000-year-old Moorish Mosque of Cristo de la Luz. Interact with 10 of the most important attractions in the city as you walk. Stop and find clues at each attraction to reveal your next destination. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Feel the exhilaration of completing each riddle. Enjoy the freedom of being able to Start or pause whenever you want. View the city at your own pace. Read interesting information and facts. Snap as many pictures as want. Uncover an exciting a puzzle at the exterior of each attraction.

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Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

4. Toledo: Private Monuments Walking Tour with Monument Entry

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo to discover the historic meeting of traditions and faiths. For centuries, the city has been a universal model of religious cohabitation and tolerance. The imperial capital of King Carlos V, home of El Greco, city of convents, the Visigothic capital, and the religious seat of Spain today, its privileged location and natural embrace from the Tajo River provides a fascinating mix of history, art, and culture. Start at the Cathedral, built in a Gothic style between 1226 and 1493, originally for King Fernando III. Admire its mix of Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles, passing through aisles to see the choir, sacristy, chapter house, and cloister. Learn about the painter El Greco at the Church of Santo Tomé, home to his masterpiece, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.” Then, explore the Medieval charm of the Jewish Quarter, site of El Greco´s house of birth and the Synagogue del Tránsito, Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca, and Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes. The Synagogue de Santa Maria La Blanca is one of 11 originally located in the Jewish Quarter and dates from the 13th century. Promoted by the open-minded monarch, Alfonso VIII, it is surrounded by gardens of cypress trees and boats 5 white aisles that express the spirit of the Sefardí people. San Juan de los Reyes Monastery was built to commemorate the 15th century victory of the Battle of Toro and succession of Queen Isabella to the throne of Castile. Marvel at one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Spain, and the intense decorations that praise the Catholic kings.

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Toledo: Guided Walking Tour to Essential Monuments

5. Toledo: Guided Walking Tour to Essential Monuments

Immerse yourself in the historic city of Toledo with this expert-led tour. Discover a city designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in the company of your professional, local guide. See sights including the Cathedral of Toledo, Church of San Ildefonso, and the Church of El Salvador. Discover the city's rich Jewish heritage at the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca. Experience the gothic masterpiece of the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Learn about the history of these beautiful buildings as you walk the streets of this atmospheric city.

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Madrid: Toledo Guided Tour and Mustang Driving Experience

6. Madrid: Toledo Guided Tour and Mustang Driving Experience

Discover Toledo in a unique and thrilling way as you speed to the city from Madrid in a Ford Mustang then enjoy a guided walking tour of the city of 3 cultures. Meet your guide in Madrid in the morning and pick up your ride for the day, a classic Ford Mustang. Get your adrenaline pumping and feel the wind in your hair as you drive to Toledo in your convertible car. Upon arrival at the city, park your car and enjoy a guided tour through the most picturesque streets. Listen as your professional guide explains the history and culture of Toledo and its famous residents. Pass by the Cathedral of Toledo, the Mirador del Valle, the Monastery of San Juan de Los Reyes, and the Bridge of San Martín. After your tour, enjoy some free time for lunch before beginning the journey back to Madrid in your trusty Mustang.

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Toledo: Sepharad Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

7. Toledo: Sepharad Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Discover the historic Jewish Quarter of Toledo. Visit the ancient Synagogues and learn about the Jewish way of life in the Imperial City. Explore the alleys, squares and get to know a different Toledo, more hidden and unknown, from the hand of the best guide in the city. Begin in Plaza de Zocodover and learn about the history of the city and its importance as a city that has been a universal model of religious cohabitation and tolerance for centuries. Continue this pleasant walk through one of the most historic and captivating neighborhoods, the Jewish Quarter, where traditional trade and the steps of the Sephardic can be heard in their longing for Sepharad. Enjoy a specialized comment about the most complete pictorial work of the largest artist associated with the city of Toledo, El Greco. Get a novel view of Catholic teaching about life and death, structured in two parts: the earthly and the heavenly. Learn the iconographic content of the painting. Admire the Monastery of “San Juan de Los Reyes”, one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings of Spanish architecture. Be transported to a time when beauty was the language of praise from men to God. The echo of Queen Isabel can be felt through the minor details and the elaborate decorations. Explore the history of Jews in Spain with a collection of liturgical and traditional Sephardic objects at the Museum.

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What people are saying about Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 80 reviews

If you are on holiday in Madrid for 1 week, you should definitely not miss Toledo. A beautiful medieval city with churches, palaces and monasteries on every corner. You can discover the city with a booked bus tour either alone or with a short city tour or with a city and basilica tour. I would recommend the latter, even if not that cheap. But a visit to the really incredibly beautiful basilica is simply a must and without a guided tour you simply don't learn enough. On my next visit, however, I will take the train or a rental car so that there is simply more time. The 7 hours were just way too short!

Until Money Heist, I had never heard of Toledo. A really pleasant experience and a real eye opener. Loved the day and the tour. Plenty to do when we got there. Be prepared to walk A LOT!

Very good, quite interesting, it hurts that I could not see everything, but it will be next time, the guide is very professional and friendly at all times

Maite was outstanding!

She handled a difficult logistical situation extremely well and was deeply knowledgeable and very informative.

Smooth trip at good price, Barbara a good bi lingual guide for walking tour